Articles by William Kenny

History on display

Seven weeks ago, the Barnes Foundation debuted an exhibition aiming to offer visitors an unprecedented assessment of the still life paintings of 19th-century Post-Impressionist Paul Cezanne. But for those who haven’t had the occasion or the inclination to visit the Barnes since its controversial move from the Main Line to the Ben Franklin Parkway two years ago, the Cezanne show presents an appetizing opportunity to take a closer look at the museum itself, too.


Searching for solace

Residents can be relieved there is no killer on the loose, but sadness remains days after Christopher Murray allegedly confessed to killing his wife.

A Northeast neighborhood can rest easier, but its renewed sense of security is tinged with sadness in the knowledge that the murder of Constance “Connie” Murray was allegedly committed by her own husband.


Surveillance videos released in Frankford armed robbery

Police have released surveillance video of a gunpoint robbery that occurred on a Frankford street on July 14.


Mugger attacks senior woman in Frankford

A heartless robber mugged a 64-year-old woman at a Frankford ATM on Aug. 3. Now, police are trying to find the unidentified thug.


Serial armed robber attempts three heists in NE

An armed robber wouldn’t take no for an answer, but authorities aren’t likely to give him credit for persistence. In fact, police intensified their hunt for the unidentified, knife-wielding bandit last Wednesday and Friday with the release of surveillance videos.


Shotgun bandit sought

An unidentified man walked into a Frankford food store and walked out with a new 12-gauge shotgun on Aug. 5, Philadelphia police say.


Crime log: August 6, 2014

July 14 through July 27


Narcotics officers arrested in corruption case

A group of corrupt narcotics officers from the Philadelphia Police Department robbed, beat up and kidnapped numerous suspected drug dealers, stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars during a seven-year span, according to a federal grand jury indictment released last Wednesday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.


East Torresdale Wawa robbed at knifepoint

A masked, knife-wielding man robbed an East Torresdale convenience store and made off with up to $400 cash early Sunday, according to 6ABC.


Suspects sought in ‘Stop and Shop’ robbery

Two burglars turned a Northeast “Stop and Shop” into a stop, smash and grab early last month, according to Philadelphia police, who released surveillance video of the break-in last week.