Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Signs of pride

Holme Circle is more than a traffic routing mechanism. It’s also a vibrant Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood.


Deadline is extended for developers of Liddonfield site

Leaders of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association have shed new light on behind-the-scenes negotiations involving the redevelopment of the former Liddonfield Homes public housing project.


Crime log: April 30, 2014

March 24 through April 6


Stokes house to be razed for new homes

Twelve new twin homes with a projected base price of $289,000 are planned for construction in the Holme Circle area, but some neighbors don’t see the value in the pricey residences. They insist that a centuries-old stone farmhouse is a better fit for the community.


Frankford man missing

A Frankford man with mental health issues has been missing from his home since April 4.


Cops announce ATV crackdown

Philadelphia police announced on Thursday a new initiative to confiscate all-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, that are being operated illegally on streets and public property in the city. This includes unregistered motorbikes.


Traffic deaths in Pennsylvania reach all-time low in 2013

Traffic deaths on Pennsylvania roads reached an all-time low in 2013, according to statewide figures announced recently by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. There were 1,208 traffic deaths recorded last year, the fewest in a single year since recordkeeping began in 1928, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said in a printed statement. 


American Heritage goes green

American Heritage Federal Credit Union’s Green Team went to work cleaning up a section of Frankford Avenue on Earth Day, April 22, as part of the Adopt-A-Highway program.


Gunman attempts to rob Burger King, fails

A masked man with a gun went into an Oxford Circle Burger King on April 16, but the restaurant’s cashier stayed one step ahead of the thug.


Troopers issue 577 traffic violations

State police covering Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery counties reported that there were zero traffic fatalities in the territory during the Easter holiday enforcement period, but troopers issued 577 traffic citations, including 35 for driving while under the influence.