Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Crash kills pedestrian on Frankford Avenue

A Wissinoming woman died on Sunday morning after a minivan struck her on a Frankford Avenue sidewalk blocks from her home.


NE teen remembered as loyal friend, gifted student

Utah Izvuk had an endearingly sheepish way of greeting her best friend’s dad every time he came home and found the Rhawnhurst teen in his living room watching TV or in his kitchen devouring a light snack.


Somerton Public Storage site hit for third time

Burglars broke into 51 rental units at a Public Storage facility in Somerton one night last week, but Philadelphia police Capt. Joseph Zaffino wasn’t surprised.


Fatal accident on Grant Ave.

Police suspect that excessive speed played a role in a one-car crash that claimed the life of a teenage girl and critically injured a 19-year-old man in Bustleton early Sunday.


Bank robber sought

The FBI/Philadelphia Police Violent Crimes Task Force seeks the public’s help in identifying the man who robbed a Frankford bank on Feb. 11.


Maggie’s Cafe plans to expand, build parking lot

East Torresdale residents offered an oft-maligned neighborhood restaurant and nightclub their support last week as they voted to allow the business to expand its footprint.


Crime log (February 13, 2012)

Jan. 14 through 27


Woman attempting suicide survives train collision

A SEPTA train clipped a woman near Holmesburg Station last Wednesday, causing her non-life-threatening injuries, according to police and officials from the transit agency.


NE lawmakers applaud closing loophole

— Attorney General Kathleen Kane reworks Pennsylvania’s firearms reciprocity pact with the Sunshine State.


Wissinoming man shot and killed in his apartment

Philadelphia police have no suspects and no known motive in the fatal shooting of a Wissinoming man inside his apartment last Wednesday.