Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Police dispatcher pleads guilty in bribery case

A Philadelphia police radio dispatcher is facing up to 35 years in federal prison after pleading guilty on Monday to bribery, fraud and conspiracy for selling classified traffic accident information to a Frankford tow service.


Massage parlor bust in Bells Corner

With a name like Body Polish, a business on the 8400 block of Bustleton Ave. in Bells Corner might be confused for an auto detailing shop, or perhaps even a day spa. But actually, police say, a lady of the evening plied her trade there.


Police seek Frankford bank robber

An unidentified man in a Chicago White Sox hat robbed a Frankford credit union branch on July 15, authorities say. The FBI and Philadelphia police are trying to find the culprit who used a threatening demand note to obtain cash from a teller. The heist occurred at American Heritage Federal Credit Union, 2185 Bridge St., at about 11:12 a.m. With cash in hand, the robber fled in an unknown direction.


Fair and balanced?

The leader of the city’s police union raises questions about a prize-winning series examining alleged cop corruption.

So who ya gonna believe?


Art for a hero

Chuck Cassidy may be best-known as a Philadelphia police officer who was killed in the line of duty almost seven years ago, but there was a lot more to the man than his badge and gun. For example, Cassidy coached girls basketball and softball, along with soccer for both girls and boys with the Crispin Gardens Athletic Club in Holme Circle.


Gunmen fire dozens of rounds on NE streets

Four people are lucky to be alive after a pair of apparently unrelated shootings in the Northeast late Monday and early Tuesday left them each hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds.


Man sentenced to 60 years for child porn

A former volunteer instructor at a Bustleton martial arts school was sentenced on Friday to serve 60 years in federal prison for producing pornography involving two children, ages 2 and 3.


Two NE men nabbed in prostitution bust

An Academy Gardens resident is facing a child endangerment charge after he allegedly propositioned an undercover Philadelphia cop for sex with his 5-year-old son in his car during a Kensington Avenue prostitution sting.


Frankford shooting victims give little info

Not even a swarm of police stopped gunmen from trying to settle a dispute with a hail of gunfire on the streets of Frankford early last Thursday in a scene that has become increasingly familiar to neighborhood residents this month.


Man arrested for Flukes Irish Pub burglary

Philadelphia police wasted no time in arresting a man for the burglary of a Holmesburg tavern last week, and the snappy investigation was no fluke. Surveillance cameras had recorded video of the alleged crook in action.