Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Mayfair Civic discusses zoning disputes

Mayfair residents rejected two zoning applications and approved a third during a special meeting of the Mayfair Civic Association on Aug. 3.

Man shot in the back at Tarken Playground 

A man who turned up at Tarken Playground with a bullet hole in his back doesn’t know who shot him, why he shot him or how he shot him, police say.

Man fatally stabbed walking home in Mayfair

Thomas Ewing and his pals decided to walk home from the bar. That’s what you’re supposed to do, right?

Major changes planned for Frankford Avenue corridor

SEPTA plans to remove 19 regular stops from the heavily traveled Route 66 trackless trolley along Frankford Avenue.

Driver arrested after crashing car into house

Every year the Philadelphia Fire Department compiles a comprehensive report of the myriad ways that houses catch fire: electrical wiring, inattentive cooking, careless smoking, children playing with matches.

Connecting with the community

As if anyone in the Abraham Lincoln High School parking lot on Aug. 4 needed any reminder what National Night Out is all about (they didn’t), police officers and commanders gave them a quick demonstration.

Torresdale Library reopens after air conditioner issue

Officially, the Torresdale Branch Library closed without warning on July 7, but regular visitors to the popular community destination probably had a feeling it was going to happen.

Three dead in violent Northeast car crash

Police suspect last Wednesday’s fatal crash might be related to street racing. 

SEPTA smooths rift with Frankford neighbors

A clash between Frankford community leaders and SEPTA over the agency’s planned construction of a new $12 million control center and a $9.7-million district office near the Frankford Terminal eased last Thursday when agency officials said they would help bring a new supermarket to the neighborhood.

Photo released in bodega robbery attempt

A gunman tried and failed to rob a bodega in Oxford Circle last Sunday and now his face is all over YouTube.