Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Judge tells Hostess it can proceed with closing

The reprieve for 300 workers at a Northeast Philly bakery lasted one day. The company announced plans to close on Monday, and then accepted a judge's request to seek a last-ditch effort to resolve a union dispute. The effort failed.


Hostess, workers go to mediation

At the urging of a federal bankruptcy judge, Hostess Brands and its striking workers agreed Monday to enter private mediation in a last-ditch effort to prevent the company’s liquidation and save thousands of jobs, including about 300 at the company’s Northeast Philadelphia plant.


300 Hostess workers in Northeast Philly affected by bakery's closing

Hostess Brands asked a federal bankruptcy court for permission to close all its businesses nationwide, a move that would affect 18,500 employees. The company cited an ongoing labor dispute as the reason for its action.


Two killed in DUI crash in Castor Gardens

A Mayfair man is behind bars after his drunken driving allegedly caused a crash that claimed the lives of two people early Tuesday morning.


Worldwide generosity

By definition, American Heritage Federal Credit Union exists to serve its members and the communities in which they live and work.


There's a new sheriff in town

Guy Lowery might look young enough to be a college undergraduate, but he subscribes to some old-school theories on education.


Big changes in Northeast’s police units

Monday was move-in day at the Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Division headquarters in Mayfair as new commanders took over the division’s three highest-ranking patrol positions.


Heroin bust in Burholme

Philadelphia narcotics officers arrested five people and allegedly seized more than $175,000 worth of heroin in a raid on a Burholme house on Nov. 6.


Crime log (November 14, 2012)

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Suspect sought in 7-11 robbery

Philadelphia police are trying to identify a robber who stole $280 cash from a Far Northeast 7-Eleven at gunpoint on Nov. 1.