Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Police search for gunman in motel robbery

Police arrested one gunman but are searching for two more who robbed two women inside a Northeast motel room last month. The holdup occurred on Oct. 28 at the Roosevelt Motor Inn, 7600 Roosevelt Blvd. According to police, two women ages 19 and 21 heard a knock at their door at about 2 a.m. and opened it. The robbers entered the room, brandished handguns and demanded the victims’ valuables.


Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted (Nov. 20, 2013)

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating the following most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes in the Northeast:


Warming hearts

John Quirk V has a lot more in common with his grandfather, John Quirk III, than the name they share.


Suspect arrested in pair of bank heists

A Northeast man who allegedly robbed two Mayfair banks last week found himself behind bars hours after police released photos of the crimes to the public.


Rhawnhurst Raiders coach arrested for child molestation

A volunteer football coach for the Rhawnhurst Raiders was arrested last week for sexually assaulting two boys repeatedly in his North Philadelphia home.


Collecting history

Things don’t get much more American than baseball, the Boy Scouts, coin collecting and contests. That’s why Mayfair’s Walter Waholek may be the most patriotic teenager in all of Northeast Philadelphia.


Energy efficient home improvements to receive rebates

The Philadelphia Gas Works plans to award $4 million in rebates for energy efficient home improvements in the coming months, but property owners can save energy and money while spending next to nothing.


High school’s move spurs complaints in Fox Chase

Until recently, Cheltenham-based Gospel of Grace Ministries garnered perhaps its greatest notoriety on the basketball court when a team of teenagers from the tiny Christian congregation’s high school qualified for the state playoffs last March.


Former ambassador visits credit union

American Heritage Federal Credit Union President and CEO Bruce Foulke recently hosted former Kenyan ambassador to the United States, Elkanah Odembo, at AHFCU’s Bustleton headquarters to discuss the expansion of the credit union model into Africa and AHFCU’s ongoing support of an orphanage in Odembo’s home nation.


Indecent assault reported on bus

A woman SEPTA passenger was the victim of an indecent assault aboard a Northeast Philly bus on Sunday morning.