Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

So long, Singers

After almost 70 years in business, Singers Appliance Company will soon close its doors for good. 

A ride of hope

Two hundred military veteran bicyclists rolled into Maggie’s Waterfront Cafe on Sept. 29 for a brief respite on their Army vs. Navy Challenge from the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

‘Pickleman’ hospitalized after stabbing

Over the last four decades, he has grown into somewhat of an iconic figure in and around the Greater Northeast, even among folks who recognize him merely for the jars of pickles and assorted condiments he cheerfully peddles at nightclubs, corner bars and fraternal halls throughout the area, and also for the overtly innocuous yet insidiously bawdy humor he typically delivers.

NE resident allegedly tries to kidnap girl

A Northeast Philadelphia resident and volunteer suburban firefighter was arrested by police in Bensalem on Sunday after he allegedly broke into the home of a 17-year-old girl and tried to kidnap her.

Kenney discusses plans for Philadelphia

Jim Kenney talks to the Times about public safety, prisons, schools, pensions and his own blue-collar South Philly roots.

Gunman prompts five-hour standoff

A suicidal man with a gun fired two shots and held police at bay for about five hours in Bustleton last Friday before police negotiators and SWAT members teamed to capture him.

Woman held at gunpoint during home invasion

Police are searching for three men who pointed a revolver at a woman’s back and ransacked her Northeast home.

Teenager killed during forklift joyride

Joyriding by a group of teenagers on forklifts in a Wissinoming paper factory ended in death for one of the youths on Sunday night.

Poquessing watershed gets cleaning

The volunteers of the Friends of Poquessing Watershed helped make an often-forgotten city park a lot cleaner on Sept. 12 when they removed 16 bags of trash and assorted other items from the paved, wooded path between the 9900 block of Hegerman St. and the 4800 block of Stevenson Lane.

Pedestrian dies in Boulevard crash

A sport-utility vehicle struck and killed a Tacony man who was running across Roosevelt Boulevard near Welsh Road on Friday night, police say.