Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Register valuables in free crime-prevention program

The 7th Police District Advisory Council and Philadelphia police encourage all residents and businesses to register for Operation Identification, a free burglary- and theft-prevention program.


Pair will stand trial for shooting elderly man

A man and woman have been ordered to stand trial on attempted murder charges for shooting and robbing an elderly man while also robbing his friend outside a Northeast gun range last June.


Hearing delayed for accused band teacher

A preliminary hearing has been postponed for the suburban high school band teacher and Northeast resident who is accused of having sex with an underage student two years ago.


Gunman sought in at least 13 store robberies

Armed robbers have mounted a formidable assault on Northeast shops and convenience stores since mid-August, But it’s no coincidence, according to Philadelphia police, who say that the same masked man was involved in at least 13 of those crimes.


Upper Holmesburg Civic celebrates anniversary

Like most strong alliances, residents of Upper Holmesburg unified as a result of a common enemy. And as is the case in many neighborhoods, the Upper Holmesburg folks saw misplaced development as the enemy.


Thief steals purse from car, buys Xbox

Maybe a gamer was channeling his inner Grand Theft Auto when he smashed a window of an unattended car on the edge of Pennypack Park on Sept. 24. Or maybe he just wanted a new Xbox, but couldn’t afford one.


Reliving history

Martin Lentz’s play, ‘D-Day, Again,’ is a one-act drama that takes place in a single day more than a half-century after the legendary Normandy invasion.

Someday, the world will have no more World War II veterans left to tell the story of the largest armed conflict that the planet has ever seen. But it will still have Martin Lentz’s play, D-Day, Again, and one would hope, myriad other artistic accounts.


Crime log: October 1, 2014

Aug. 25 through Sept. 7


Convent on Holme Avenue will become apartment building

Facing declining membership and the rising cost of repairs to their home, the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth moved out of the 60-year-old Infant Jesus Convent in June 2013.


7th PDAC names Officers of the Month

Sgt. Rocco Basile and Officer Vincent Goodchild stopped an elderly man from attempting to shoot himself at the 7th Police District station in July and, as a result, have been named Officers of the Month in the district.