Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Man takes batteries, punches worker at CVS

An unidentified shoplifter with a mean streak continues to elude capture, but Philadelphia police hope that images of his face will spark a tip that will unlock the case.


Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted (Feb. 19, 2014)

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:


Crime log: February 19, 2014

Jan. 27 through Feb. 9


Two mugged on busy Holmesburg street

A gang of four thugs, including one with a gun, held up two young men on a well-traveled Holmesburg streetcorner last month. Police are still trying to identify the robbers.


Armed robber sought in 7-Eleven heist

An armed robber struck at an Upper Holmesburg 7-Eleven store on Feb. 11.


Blue Flame Bouts will be Feb. 28

Police and firefighters will square off in the boxing ring on Friday, Feb. 28, as the Philadelphia Blue Flame hosts the 11th annual Blue Flame Bouts at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory, Roosevelt Boulevard and Southampton Road.


East Torresdale approves zoning applications

The owners of an apartment building and a tavern each won the approval of the East Torresdale Civic Association last week in separate zoning cases.


Leach talks with voters at Somerton diner

Daylin Leach toted his congressional campaign into foreign territory last week. Or depending whom you ask, maybe it was his home base.


Three men shot and killed in Lawncrest home

The recent death toll in Lawncrest grew last Thursday. In fact, the tally doubled as intruders executed three men inside a twin home on Martins Mill Road, according to police.


Gone, but not forgotten

Danny Boyle’s memory lives on through a scholarship created in his name. The fund has distributed more than a half-million dollars to disadvantaged students.

Danny Boyle died 23 years ago, but hundreds of families continue to harvest the rewards of the slain police officer’s public service and his ultimate sacrifice.