Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Fox Chase fire displaces 50 families

Fifty families were displaced in a Fox Chase apartment building fire on Thursday, but no injuries were reported to residents or firefighters.


No criminal charges filed in blaze that killed firefighters

An investigating grand jury convened by Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has chosen not to recommend criminal charges in connection with a 2012 arson that destroyed a vacant Kensington warehouse and claimed the lives of two city firefighters.


Mayfair Civic does not oppose proposed child daycare center

The Mayfair Civic Association last week voted not to fight a proposed child daycare center on Holme Avenue.


Crime log: February 5, 2014

Dec. 30 through Jan. 12


Plea deal reached in illegal school enrollment trial

In the end, all parties got something out of Hamlet Garcia’s guilty plea in a Norristown courtroom on Jan. 28.


Community groups face new city registration requirement

Volunteer community groups throughout the city each received the same alarming notice from the City Planning Commission last month. They were told that the city would no longer recognize them as of March 1.


Pelbano Rec Center vending machine bandit sought by police

A man broke open a vending machine inside the Pelbano Recreation Center early this week, but it wasn’t to satisfy his sweet tooth.


Officer shoots, kills robbery suspect in Oxford Circle

A respected foot beat officer from the 2nd Police District shot and killed a suspected robber who allegedly assaulted him on an Oxford Circle street Tuesday afternoon.


Attempted rape reported in Mayfair

A man with a knife jumped an 18-year-old girl on a Mayfair Street last week and unbuttoned her pants before she fought him off and he fled, according to police, who are trying to identify the attacker.


7th District officer honored

Philadelphia Police Officer Timothy Taylor has been named Officer of the Month in the 7th district after his recent arrests of two men for assault and attempted rape.