Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Man critical after being shot five times

A Holmesburg man with a history of drug convictions has been charged with attempted murder and numerous related offenses after he allegedly shot another man five times on a neighborhood street.

Gunman robs Mayfair 7-Eleven

A hooded gunman robbed a 7-Eleven store in Mayfair last month, fleeing with cash and cigarettes.

Doctor charged in Bustleton ‘pill mill’

A Northeast-based family doctor and his receptionist were charged last week with running a “pill mill” in their Bustleton medical office as well as a second office in Bucks County.

Crime log: February 4, 2015

Dec. 29 through Jan. 11

Bensalem cop dies running 5K in the Northeast

A Bensalem Township police officer collapsed fatally during the annual 19154 5k race held by St. Anselm Parish in Parkwood on Saturday.

A tale of the Times

Academics and historians tell us that the Information Age began in the 1970s with the advent of the Internet and it exploded in the 1990s with the development of the World Wide Web. But in Northeast Philadelphia, it began decades earlier when a Temple University journalism student named Richard Thorpe Lawson used a class project to create a mock-up newspaper that he called the Rising Sun Times.

No arrests made in Tacony automobile arson

Arsonists were responsible for two automobile fires that occurred minutes apart in Tacony early Friday morning, authorities say, although no arrests have been made.

A historic look at NE neighborhoods

At the height of the Roaring ’20s, business leaders in Northeast Philadelphia had some grandiose and sometimes bizarre ideas about their burgeoning yet largely undeveloped community.

Four plead guilty, another awaits trial in forced tattoo case

Four people have admitted to felony charges while a fifth has been ordered to stand trial in connection with the beating and forced tattooing of a man in the basement apartment of a Mayfair rowhouse last year.

Father to stand trial for fatally shooting daughter’s boyfriend

A Northeast father has been ordered to stand trial for voluntary manslaughter for shooting his daughter’s boyfriend fatally during a confrontation in her bedroom in September.