Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Couple claims innocence in school fraud case

A Somerton couple accused of illegally enrolling their daughter in kindergarten at a Lower Moreland school waived their Dec. 19 trial court arraignment on felony theft charges mere weeks after parting ways with their defense attorney and hiring a new one.


Mayfair man arrested in firebombing case

Police arrested a Mayfair man after he allegedly shot at and firebombed an unoccupied Frankford house Thursday morning.


8th district officers honored for stellar service

Suicide attempts, gunpoint robberies, home invasions, road rage assaults, attempted rapes and carjackings: the 8th Police District has seen all of those crimes and a lot more during the second half of 2012.


Former bank teller among 10 charged in check-forging conspiracy

Authorities have identified a Wissinoming woman and former bank teller as a pivotal figure in an elaborate check-forging scheme that netted about $40,000 in proceeds.


More red light cameras in NE

The Philadelphia Parking Authority began full enforcement at three new red-light camera intersections in Northeast Philadelphia last Wednesday.


Somerton talks about Community Day, CSX track plans and candidate’s views

The Somerton Civic Association discussed several additional neighborhood issues during its monthly meeting on Dec. 11.


Man dies in Blvd. crash

A 50-year-old man died in a one-car accident on Roosevelt Boulevard in Bustleton early Monday.


Friends of Pennypack Park score a big post-Thanksgiving cleanup

Twenty-five volunteers worked off some Thanksgiving calories during the monthly Friends of Pennypack Park cleanup day on Saturday, Nov. 24. Participants removed 39 bags of debris from the park in the area of Rhawn Street and Lexington Avenue.


Top cops on the block

— New bosses take the helm in three police commands in the Northeast. They know their turf.


O’Neill discusses tax overhaul at civic meeting

Ready or not, Philadelphia is going to get a complete property tax overhaul, so homeowners should prepare themselves to fight for affordable tax bills, according to City Councilman Brian O’Neill.