Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Far Northeast bust turns up cash, heroin

Philadelphia narcotics officers seized more than $60,000 cash, a kilogram of heroin and two guns during a Jan. 4 raid on the home of an alleged drug trafficker in the Far Northeast’s Chalfont section.


Crime log (January 9, 2012)

Dec. 17 through 30


Big pot bust in Frankford

A Frankford warehouse was home to a million-dollar indoor marijuana farm before Philadelphia police raided the site on Jan. 2, according to published reports.


Plea deal in Old City beating case

A co-defendant of Fox Chase resident Steven Ferguson pleaded guilty on Friday to involuntary manslaughter for the beating death of 2010 Temple graduate Kevin Kless on an Old City street corner last January.


A fiery baptism

— Emotions ran smoking hot when Mayor Michael Nutter and Philadelphia Fire Department brass showed up for the dedication of a new firehouse in Tacony on Tuesday.


Fatal shootings dampen New Year

A pair of fatal shootings marred the end of 2012 and the onset of the New Year in Frankford.


More red light cameras are in the Northeast

The Philadelphia Parking Authority has begun full enforcement at three new red-light camera intersections in Northeast Philadelphia.


Courting success

— Community sports groups in the Northeast are coping with a shortage of playing space and a surplus of user fees the old-fashioned way: They’re improvising.



Rite Aid offers reward to catch bandits

Rite Aid has offered a $10,000 reward in an effort to identify and capture three men who committed a Nov. 18 armed robbery of the chain’s previously targeted store at Welsh and Blue Grass roads.