Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Four face fraud charges in theft of city homes

Two Northeast residents, one of them a former police commissioner’s son, are among four men facing fraud charges for allegedly “stealing” 22 uninhabited city homes and selling them for profit.



Somerton OKs congregation’s plan for residential property

— The Lubavitch Center for Russian Jewry plans to purchase a house on Bustleton Avenue to use for worship.


Firefighter chief: No mayoral recall

The leader of the city’s firefighters union said his organization will not seek to have Mayor Michael Nutter “recalled” from office after members loudly demanded Nutter’s ouster during a Jan. 8 demonstration at the city’s newest firehouse.


Frankford man killed in blaze

Frankford residents are mourning the death of the well-known owner of a local auto sales business after fire ripped through his neighborhood home.



Big pot bust in Frankford

A Frankford warehouse was home to a million-dollar indoor marijuana farm before Philadelphia police raided the site on Jan. 2, according to published reports.


Plea deal in Old City beating case

A co-defendant of Fox Chase resident Steven Ferguson pleaded guilty on Friday to involuntary manslaughter for the beating death of 2010 Temple graduate Kevin Kless on an Old City street corner last January.


A fiery baptism

— Emotions ran smoking hot when Mayor Michael Nutter and Philadelphia Fire Department brass showed up for the dedication of a new firehouse in Tacony on Tuesday.


Courting success

— Community sports groups in the Northeast are coping with a shortage of playing space and a surplus of user fees the old-fashioned way: They’re improvising.