Articles by William Kenny

Prison guard guilty of sneaking drugs into jail

A former Philadelphia prison guard was sentenced on July 21 to serve more than four years in federal prison for smuggling drugs and other contraband into the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in the Northeast for an inmate in 2013 and ’15.


Police seek three men who stole jewelry

Three bandits made off with about $7,000 in gold chains from a jewelry counter inside a Philadelphia Mills department store on June 24, police say. Investigators hope that surveillance video will help them generate tips as to the identity of the thieves.


Community, officers to celebrate night out

Community leaders in the Northeast will hold a march and four large public gatherings in conjunction with the annual National Night Out for Town Watch groups next Monday and Tuesday. Organizers also encourage residents to gather informally in smaller, more localized settings to show their advocacy for public safety and solidarity with police.


Zoning discussed at Somerton Civic special meeting

An initial public presentation of a Somerton nursing home’s expansion plan was postponed last week, although the Somerton Civic Association voted on two other zoning cases during the group’s special meeting on July 12.


Woman struck by motorcycle, injured

A woman pedestrian was critically injured when a motorcycle ran a red light on Roosevelt Boulevard and struck her early last Friday, police say.


The thin blue line

Whenever the lingering, unresolved public discourse over the police’s use of force and their complex relationship with people of color piques national interest, residents of Northeast Philadelphia can usually be counted upon to take a vocal stand in the pro-police camp.


Public forum addressing digital inclusion to be held next week

City Councilman Bobby Henon invites the community to attend a public forum addressing “digital inclusion” and featuring Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn on Tuesday, July 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the offices of PhillyCAM, Philadelphia’s nonprofit community access television provider.


Police seek robber at Wissinoming store

Police are trying to identify an armed robber who used a stars and stripes bandana as a disguise when he held up a Wawa in Wissinoming on July 10.


Oxford Circle store robbed at gunpoint

It’s not clear whether an armed robber was aware of the surveillance camera at Abreu Mini Market, 948 Sanger St., in Oxford Circle. But the gunman posed for a near-perfect close-up nonetheless.


Mayfair woman discovered dead in car

Relatives of a missing Mayfair woman found her car parked at Leon Street and Shelmire Avenue on Friday afternoon, then police made a grisly discovery inside — a decaying body.