Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Head of the class

MaST Charter scores well in new school performance ratings.

It might require matching doctoral degrees in math and education to grasp the entirety and meaning of Pennsylvania’s latest state-mandated school assessment program.


Civic group mulls joining anti-billboard battle

The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association may join the effort to restrict the proliferation of digital billboards and their conventional counterparts, static billboards, throughout the city. The group may also take a stand against a proposal to post more advertising on the city’s unused public school buildings.


KFC workers dodge armed robber

An armed robber burst into a Northeast Philadelphia KFC last month hoping for a big score, but he forgot to account for one particular detail — the back door.


Additional charges filed in pill distribution ring

A federal grand jury has brought additional criminal charges against four people in connection with a multi-million-dollar prescription pill distribution ring that involved a Northeast Philadelphia pharmacy.


7th PDAC names officer of the month

Philadelphia Police Officer Randy Vogt is at it again. Last year’s Officer of the Year in the 7th district has been named Officer of the Month for November after he arrested an alleged murderer in Somerton.


Missing man last seen in Northeast

Philadelphia police are trying to locate a man who they say is missing and endangered and was last seen leaving a Northeast hospital.


Bustleton man nabbed for sharing child porn

A Bustleton resident was among four city men arrested last week by agents from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office for sharing child pornography on the Internet.


Attempted murder charges filed in slashing

An Oxford Circle man is facing an attempted murder charge after he allegedly slashed the face of a co-worker during a quarrel over their work responsibilities.


Crime log: December 25, 2013

Dec. 2 through 15


Serving her city

Assistant D.A. Jacqueline Coelho says her priority as a public servant is to correct injustice.

Most people in Northeast Philadelphia probably don’t know much about Assistant District Attorney Jacqueline Coelho, unless they’ve been the victim of a violent crime or the relative of a murder victim.