Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Two suspects sought in home invasion

Philadelphia police arrested one man and are searching for at least two more in connection with a home invasion robbery in Frankford early on Friday.


Robbers distract cashier, steal smokes

A pair of unidentified thieves teamed up to distract a clerk and steal cartons of cigarettes from a Castor Gardens convenience store late last month, according to Philadelphia police, who have released video of the crime.


NE woman dies in tragic fall

A Northeast woman fell eight stories from a waterfront condominium balcony to her death early on Friday in what Philadelphia police say was a “tragic accident.”


Town Watch’s National Night Out observances are next week

Residents of the Northeast have been invited to participate in a host of local events related to the National Association of Town Watch’s annual National Night Out observances next week.


NE man faces 29 counts of burglary

A Northeast man has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly burglarizing more than 20 homes in various Montgomery County communities between March 2012 and last month.


NE man convicted on child prostitution charges

A federal jury convicted a Northeast pimp on child prostitution charges on Friday, just days after a Bucks County court sentenced him to up to 80 years in state prison for drugging and raping adult hookers.


Insect invasion

The emerald ash borer, an insect from Asia, has migrated to the area and could devastate the city's ash tree population.


Police seek robber of Krewstown Road Wawa

Police have released surveillance video of the July 2 robbery of a Bustleton convenience store in the hope of identifying the culprit.


Police looking for armed carjacker

A one-time Holmesburg resident is being sought by Philadelphia police and the FBI for his suspected involvement in a pair of armed carjackings last month.


O’Neill: More improvements ahead at Fox Chase playground

The rededication of a baseball field in honor of fallen Firefighter Daniel Sweeney at Fox Chase Recreation Center was just the start of long-term improvements at the sprawling city-operated playground, according to Councilman Brian O’Neill.