Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Holmesburg man to stand trial for murder

A Holmesburg man has been ordered to stand trial for the Feb. 2 murder of Torresdale resident Rasheed Shannon. 

Crime log: April 16, 2014

March 10 through 23

Man tries to crack ATM, flees empty-handed

A burglar broke through a fence, a wall and a window, but he couldn’t crack open an ATM machine in the office of a Wissinoming auto repair shop on April 6, so he fled with nothing.

Enterprise Car makes a permanent home in Somerton

After about a dozen years as a temporary Somerton resident, Enterprise Car Sales will be making a permanent home in Somerton.

Sign up for organic produce in NE

The deadlines are rapidly approaching for folks to sign up for Northeast Philadelphia’s only Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative organic produce pick-up location. From May through October, participants will be able to pick up fresh organic vegetables, fruits and other farm products weekly at the Glen Foerd estate, 5001 Grant Ave.

8th Police District receives new off-road motorcycle

The 8th Police District has a new weapon to combat summertime revelers in the area’s parks, schoolyards and cramped alleyways.

Cameras record gunfight in Rhawnhurst motel

Lead was flying through the hallways of a Rhawnhurst motel on March 31 as two men treated the business like their personal paintball arena, except the bullets were real.

The local elite

Members of the Montco Select soccer squad will travel to Ireland this summer to compete in the prestigious weeklong Emerald Cup.

Hailed as the world’s greatest sporting event, the quadrennial World Cup of men’s soccer will be over by the time July 27 rolls along. But for a group of girls soccer players from the Northeast, the international adventure will be just starting.

Police launch DUI checkpoint program

The Philadelphia Police Department has launched a new drunken-driving enforcement program that will continue throughout the remainder of 2014.

Four NE men nabbed in prostitution bust

Four Northeast residents were among six men arrested by Citywide Vice police for allegedly patronizing prostitutes on Kensington Avenue last Thursday.