Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

PGW digging up Frankford Avenue weeks after repaving

Pristine streets apparently don’t last very long in Northeast Philadelphia.

Man gets 10 to 20 years for hotel shootout

A man who turned a Northeast motel into a scene from Gunfight at the O.K. Corral will have the next 10 to 20 years to view a whole catalog of Hollywood shoot-em-ups.

Man beaten unconscious outside NE bar

Apparently, a young woman had a point to make with an older man at Benny the Bum’s on Oct. 3.

Gunmen smash window, ransack apartment

Police are trying to identify three men who burst into a Frankford apartment, held guns to a resident’s head and stole his widescreen television on Sept. 30.

Guilty plea in Frankford murder case

Joshua Williams is a prime example of how not to settle an argument. On the night that most of Philadelphia was celebrating the arrival of the year 2013, Williams had a beef with Frankford resident Tyjuan Shields. Apparently, Williams, who was five days shy of his 18th birthday at the time, fought Shields, then 24, in the street. The nature of the dispute is not known.

Civic group discuss traffic problems around Pollock School

Neighbors say that Welsh Road has become a parking lot outside Robert B. Pollock Elementary School during daily student arrival and dismissal times. 

Attackers sought in violent home invasion

A 70-year-old Somerton man answered a knock at his door one evening last week only to wind up with a major knock on his head.

Aria Health to merge with Jefferson

Northeast Philadelphia’s largest healthcare provider and one of the region’s most recognizable healthcare systems have announced plans to merge.

Torresdale Library announces upcoming fall events

The Torresdale Branch of the Free Library is offering a plethora of free public events throughout the fall at 3079 Holme Ave.

Somerton teen arrested for vandalism

Philadelphia police say that a Somerton teenager was responsible for the widespread vandalism of the Officer Daniel Boyle Memorial Playground in his own neighborhood last month.