Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Man tries to lure two school children at Castor Gardens playground

An unknown man tried to lure two grade school children at a Castor Gardens playground last Wednesday morning, but both students alertly fled and reported the incidents.


No working smoke alarms in fatal fire

Philadelphia firefighters distributed smoke detectors on Tuesday along the Oxford Circle block where a rowhouse blaze three days earlier claimed the life of a neighborhood woman.


St. Christopher School donates baby supplies to charity

For years, Kathleen Thompson and her colleagues at St. Christopher School in Somerton taught their students to be stewards of the community, particularly the less fortunate and distressed folks who live there.


Speaking out against abuse

The colorfully cheerful banners hanging in the front yard of a Parkwood townhome extol the virtues of the determined teenager who lives there.


Man steps in front of SEPTA train in Somerton

Authorities say that a man who was killed by a SEPTA train in Somerton last Thursday intentionally stepped into the vehicle’s path.


Crime log: October 9, 2013

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Union president demands inspections on all city fire department vehicles

In the aftermath of an ambulance fire that caused significant damage to an Old City firehouse, the president of the Philadelphia firefighters and paramedics union is calling for safety inspections to all city fire department vehicles.


FOP re-elects McNesby as president

Members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 re-elected President John McNesby and his endorsed slate of executive board members to new three-year terms on Oct. 1.


Suspect arrested in double murder

Philadelphia police have arrested a man they believe strangled his girlfriend, stabbed her son to death and set their Wissinoming apartment on fire Saturday morning.


Holmesburg family practice expands

For 32 years, Dr. Joseph Pongonis has been keeping the families of Holmesburg physically healthy. Now he’s working on the economic health of the neighborhood.