Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Alleged phony doctor held for trial

Patrick Usanga didn’t have a medical degree or license, but that didn’t stop him from allegedly practicing medicine at a Northeast clinic, then billing insurance companies for his services.


Drag racing allegedly led to fatal Boulevard crash

Authorities have identified a former driver for a Huntingdon Valley-based ambulance service as the man allegedly behind the wheel of a 2012 Audi that struck and killed a Feltonville woman, along with three of her sons, on Roosevelt Boulevard on July 16.


Grandson, pal sentenced in violent robbery

Gregory Drobish may not win any “grandson of the year” contests. But in the eyes of the law, Drobish’s role in the beating and robbery of his 94-year-old grandmother last March 3 paled in comparison to what his drug buddy, Christopher Brunkel, did to the poor woman.


Fox Chase Town Watch relaunches National Night Out

National Night Out to relaunch on Aug. 6.


Charting a change

Fire Fighters Local 22 announces plans to seek a city charter change that would reduce Mayor Nutter’s power to launch court appeals.


Crime log: July 24, 2013

July 1 through 14


Hit and run outside NE nightclub leaves eight women hospitalized

Eight women were hospitalized after a sport-utility vehicle plowed into them as they stood in the parking lot of a Bustleton nightclub early Saturday.


Bank robber sought

A man wearing a bright red Phillies cap robbed a Northeast bank on July 16. Authorities seek the public’s help in identifying the crook.


DUI arrests increase over July 4th holiday

Philadelphia police locked up 66 motorists, including one off-duty cop, for driving while under the influence during the Independence Day period from July 3 to 8, while locally based Pennsylvania State Police arrested another 25 motorists for the same offense.


Crime log (July 17, 2013)

June 17 through 30