Articles by William Kenny

Wissinoming Civic off to a strong start

The new Wissinoming Civic Association won’t be a one-person operation. During the civic group’s third monthly meeting on Oct. 28, residents volunteered to lead nine different projects for the organization, ranging from community outreach efforts to internal management.


Police looking for Wissinoming grocery store robber

It would’ve been pretty tough to miss the guy who wore a white sweatshirt with a gaudy black design into a Wissinoming grocery store on Oct. 25. Police now hope that someone recognizes him or his distinctive hoodie from surveillance video because the guy ended up robbing the business at gunpoint.


Bandit covers up ‘FKD’ shirt before heist

Apparently, a gunman didn’t want to sully the name of his beloved Frankford when he decided to hold up a Torresdale 7-Eleven on Oct. 20. So he went outside, pulled a red hoodie over his “FKD” shirt and took care of business.


Man shot allegedly by daughter’s fiancé

A 57-year-old Bustleton man was hospitalized in “extremely critical” condition, police said, after a neighbor who was identified as his daughter’s fiance fired dozens of shots from a high-powered rifle in a driveway behind their homes last Thursday evening.


NE doctor receives prestigious award

A Northeast native who practices chiropractic and holistic healthcare in Bucks County has joined the ranks of child advocates including Dr. Theodore Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) and Dr. Benjamin Spock, as well as Nobel Prize winners Dr. Jonas Salk and Linus Pauling, as a recipient of the International Academy for Child Brain Development’s “Statuette with Pedestal” award for 2014.


Northeast Victim Service recognizes local merchant

It can take only a few seconds for someone to become the victim of a violent or invasive crime, but the trauma can endure for what seems like an eternity in the form of physical injuries, emotional distress and financial demands.


Man charged in Pathmark attack

An apparent self-defense shooting outside a Northeast supermarket has resulted in criminal charges, but not against the gunman.


Former police dispatcher sentenced for leaking accident information to tow truck businesses

A former Philadelphia police dispatcher has been sentenced to prison for selling confidential information about motor vehicle accidents to the operators of several tow truck businesses, including one in Frankford.


Pair steal cash register from Wissinoming 7-Eleven

Two opportunistic robbers waited for a Wissinoming convenience store clerk to go outside before snatching a cash register from the business on Oct. 16, police said.


Holme Circle Civic Association president will not seek re-election

The vice president of the Holme Circle Civic Association announced that sitting President Elsie Stevens would not seek re-election to the group’s executive board, although no potential replacements have been identified.