Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny


Prison time for former cop

A former Philadelphia police officer has been ordered to serve six months in federal prison for his role in a multi-state steroid distribution ring orchestrated by a former police colleague.


Bank robber sought

Philadelphia police and federal agents are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed two Mayfair bank branches in a one-week span.


Woman killed on Knights Road

A car struck and killed an elderly woman as she walked across Knights Road near Franklin Mills mall on Jan. 29.


Former prison guard faces felony charges

A former Philadelphia prison guard is facing federal felony charges after he allegedly tried to deliver drugs, cigarettes and mobile telephones to inmates in exchange for cash.


Tires slashed in Somerton

More than a dozen Somerton residents woke up on Jan. 29 to discover that vandals had punctured the tires on their parked vehicles.



Home sweet home

— Lodge 5 opened a new FOP union headquarters in the Northeast, which includes a business office, social hall and catering facility.


Boyle Scholarship Fund awards another $40,000 in tuition grants

Officer Daniel Boyle’s legacy grew last month as a scholarship program created in his memory extended benefits to students in two additional schools for the current academic year.


Gun Rush

— For the first time since the massacre in Connecticut, the National Guard Armory hosts a gun show, and it attracts the masses.