Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny


Pot bust at Franklin Mills

Franklin Mills is a popular shopping and tourism destination, but out-of-towners Anthony DeRosa and Eric Boehm had other plans when they visited the sprawling mega-mall last Thursday, authorities say.


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.


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.


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.


More red light cameras are in the Northeast

The Philadelphia Parking Authority has begun full enforcement at three new red-light camera intersections in Northeast Philadelphia.


Crime log (January 9, 2012)

Dec. 17 through 30


Rite Aid offers reward to catch bandits

Rite Aid has offered a $10,000 reward in an effort to identify and capture three men who committed a Nov. 18 armed robbery of the chain’s previously targeted store at Welsh and Blue Grass roads.


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.


Fatal shootings dampen New Year

A pair of fatal shootings marred the end of 2012 and the onset of the New Year in Frankford.