Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Holme Circle Civic plans fight against convent apartments

Members of the Holme Circle Civic Association are still waiting to see if a private real estate development company will get millions of dollars in state funding to rebuild a 45,000-square-foot convent as an apartment building for low-income people.


DA says estranged in-law reported school fraud

A Northeast Philadelphia couple accused of falsifying their residency to enroll their daughter at a suburban public school may have been feuding with a relative who ultimately reported the alleged fraud to authorities.


Crime log (March 6, 2012)

Feb. 11 through 24


Rock queen

Soraia Mansour stood barely an arm’s length from rock ‘n’ roll immortality.


Utility scam artists burglarize Bustleton man

Scam artists posing as a public utility crew robbed an elderly Bustleton man of thousands of dollars in property, the deed to his home and the priceless ashes of his deceased wife last month.


Increasing wellness

“I don’t feel as well as I used to and I don’t get around much anymore.”


Upper Holmesburg opposes apartment expansion

Upper Holmesburg residents voted unanimously to oppose a local apartment house owner’s plan to build a third rental unit in an existing two-unit building.


Police seek help identifying robbery suspect

Philadelphia police hope that a surveillance video will help them identify a man who robbed a Bustleton Dairy Queen on Valentine’s Day.


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.