Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

NE schools receive ‘high performing’ status

Eighty-one percent of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s city-based parish and regional schools have been designated as “high performing” by the Philadelphia School Partnership. Five Northeast schools finished among the top 10 in those rankings, according to the archdiocese.


Mayoral candidates forum is April 10

The Fox Chase Homeowners Association has invited residents of the entire Northeast to take part in a mayoral candidates forum on Friday, April 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Fox Chase Elementary School, 500 Rhawn St.


Mayfair Civic votes not to oppose church’s request for fence

Members of the Mayfair Civic Association must be real believers that good fences make good neighbors.


Man attempts to rob ATM patron, leaves with no cash, fake PIN

Crime isn’t as easy as it may seem, even if you’ve got a gun in your hand and a prototypical scowl. Just ask the guy who tried to stick up an ATM patron outside a Summerdale bank on Feb. 24.


Local helicopter company adds new manufacturing program

The Northeast’s role as a leading hub of civilian aircraft manufacture and maintenance for the Americas is growing, as locally based AgustaWestland has announced plans to assemble a new tiltrotor model at its 39-acre Red Lion Road plant.


Colleagues praise slain cop’s dedication, heroism

Thomas McLean had a job to do and needed help, a lot of it.


8th PDAC honors Officers of the Month

The 8th Police District Advisory Council honored Officer Charles Bondiskey as Officer of the Month during the community group’s March 4 meeting.


Ten airbags stolen from cars in Rhawnhurst

Detectives can probably rule out one suspect in a rash of automobile break-ins on Sunday night in Rhawnhurst. It wasn’t Joe Isuzu.


Serial robbers strike in Bensalem

A couple of armed robbers who targeted a Somerton gas station mini-mart last month have been growing their territory, suburban police claim. The same two men allegedly knocked off gas stations three times, as well as a convenience store and a smoke shop in Bensalem.


Ringing in the Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year began with a bang at Universal Creighton Charter School, a very loud bang on a big drum in fact, followed by shrieks of delight from hundreds of rugrats and a fiery dance by a rambunctious lion with a bright red mane and menacing scowl.