Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Somerton group opposes gas station expansion plan

The Somerton Civic Association has rejected a neighborhood gas station owner’s plan to build three auto service bays.

New food service provider is named at Glen Foerd estate

Some major changes are afoot for the Glen Foerd estate, most notably inside the kitchen.

Farewell, Sisters

At 165 years old, Holmesburg’s St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church proudly identifies itself as “the mother church of the Northeast.” And for about 130 years, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary have provided maternal spirit to the parish.

Undercover cops make prostitution, drug arrests

The Ramada Inn on Roosevelt Boulevard is home to one of the city’s top-rated comedy clubs, but when the police department’s City Wide Vice Unit shows up at the hotel, it’s no laughing matter.

Fox Chase United Methodist Church remains a hot topic

With spring on the horizon, students tend to get a bit antsy while looking forward to the end of the school year. In Fox Chase, patience is also wearing thin among residents who don’t like a church-based high school in the neighborhood.

Mayfair pizza shop burglarized

An unknown burglar stole some dough from a Mayfair pizza place on March 11.

SVU seeks suspects in two NE incidents

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Special Victims Unit on Friday released details about two ongoing investigations in the Northeast.

Video of impaired mother on bus goes viral

Almost 84,000 Facebook users have shared the disturbing video of a little girl and her semiconscious mother riding SEPTA’s Route 66 bus through the Northeast since a user named John Warren posted the four-plus-minute clip on March 6.

Suspect sought in home burglary

A burglar’s colorful jacket may provide the key in solving a break-in at a Somerton home last Saturday.

Tony Danza visits Fox Chase for Read Across America

Fox Chase Elementary School teacher Kate Grugan doesn’t consider Dr. Seuss one of her favorite children’s authors. Fortunately, most of the school’s first-graders seem to think the same way.