Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Thieves steal truckload of auto batteries

If anyone saw what looked like a lowrider pickup truck in the area of Roosevelt Boulevard and Grant Avenue on July 29, police would like to have a word with you.


Four men struck by SUV outside Redz Bar

The night didn’t turn out as four men expected after they left a Northeast bar and grill at closing time early last Sunday. A motorist in a sport-utility vehicle ran them down in a busy strip mall parking lot.


Keeping traditions

People from all nationalities and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to attend a new Russian cultural festival in Northeast Philly that showcases music, dance and literature.

A new Russian cultural festival will take center stage in Northeast Philadelphia this fall, but it’s not just for Russians. Nor is it restricted to Russian-language speakers.


Arrest made in Holmesburg double murder

Philadelphia police have made arrests in connection with two unrelated murder cases last month, including the double slaying of a Holmesburg woman and her house guest.


Devoted neighborhood activist Jim Ryan dies

Lifelong community volunteer James “Jim” Ryan died on Friday following a sudden illness.

Northeast Philadelphia lost a champion of the environment, an advocate of safe, clean neighborhoods and a lifelong animal lover on Friday when James J. “Jim” Ryan passed away following a sudden illness.


Child shot outside Tacony Branch library

A 9-year-old boy was struck by gunfire outside the Tacony Branch library on Tuesday afternoon, likely an unintended target in what appears to have been a drive-by shooting.


Police trying to ID attempted burglars in Mayfair

A Mayfair resident’s surveillance cameras recorded two men as they allegedly cased his home on the afternoon of Aug. 4, then tried to break into the victim’s garage early the following morning. Police are trying to identify the would-be burglars depicted in the videos.


Man charged in June slaying

A Lawncrest man has been charged with murder in connection with the June 21 fatal shooting of another man on the 500 block of Rosalie St.


Suspects sought in beer store heists

A couple of masked men robbed an Upper Holmesburg beer store on Saturday night one week after a similar heist occurred two miles away.


Two women murdered in Holmesburg home

Philadelphia police announced an arrest on Tuesday night in the execution-style murders of two women inside a Holmesburg rowhouse on Saturday. The killer appears to have been very familiar to the victims.