Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Many homeowners to receive reassessment notices

About 131,000 Philadelphia homeowners will be receiving reassessment notices from the city’s Office of Property Assessment for Tax Year 2016.


Deer management program helps control overpopulation

Sharpshooters hired by the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation killed 165 deer in city parks including 68 in Pennypack Park during the recently completed annual deer management program.


Crime log: April 22, 2015

March 23 through April 5


Upper Holmesburg civic leaders announce campaign for former Liddonfield site

Leaders of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association have a question for residents of Northeast Philly: would you like another public housing project in your neighborhood?


Two arrested for unrelated NE shootings

Chisum Manigo, 18, and Joel Gooding, 24, have been arrested in connection with unrelated shootings earlier this year.   


Thief smashes gas station window with truck

Maybe there weren’t any rocks nearby, so a burglar made due with what he had. He used his pickup truck to smash a glass door and steal cigarettes from a Philadelphia Mills-area gas station on Jan. 31.


Restoring faith

The community is raising money to give one of Northeast’s oldest churches a facelift.   


Philly men arrested in child predator sweep

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office arrested 15 men, including five from Philadelphia, last week in what it called a “child predator sweep,” but has not confirmed if a raid of a rowhome in Upper Holmesburg was part of the effort.


McNesby discusses mayoral candidates at Somerton meeting

Philadelphia’s police union leader vowed to invest “six figures” to support mayoral candidate Jim Kenney while directing some biting words at Kenney’s primary election opponents during the April 14 meeting of the Somerton Civic Association.


Man swipes cigarettes from Wawa

A man used diversion instead of force to steal a couple of cartons of cigarettes from a Bustleton convenience store on March 29, but he wasn’t able to deceive a surveillance camera.