Articles by William Kenny

Tacony store clerk repels robber

When confronted by an armed robber last Wednesday afternoon, a Tacony convenience store clerk did the one thing you’re not supposed to do.


Third murder in six days in Crescentville

Crescentville often gets overlooked as a neighborhood. In fact, it’s often lumped together with nearby Lawndale and called “Lawncrest” in news media reports. But Crescentville is becoming very well-known among folks who monitor the city’s murder and gun violence problems.


Suspects sought in robbery, attempt

Police have release surveillance video of two recent strong-arm robberies in the Northeast.


7th District officer honored

Philadelphia Police Officer Timothy Taylor has been named Officer of the Month in the 7th district after his recent arrests of two men for assault and attempted rape.


Mayfair Civic approves daycare center

The former Northeast Community Center is already home to a religious group and could get a childcare facility, too. 


Neighborhood news in brief for the week of Jan. 29

An update on the NoLibs murder investigation, details on a grant awarded to a local school, and other news in brief.


Decades later…a death sentence denied

After 23 years, Pat Boyle and his family are still reliving the nightmare.


Gunman sought in gas station hold-ups

An unknown gunman held up the same Far Northeast gas station twice in less than a week.


Reward offered for unsolved cop killing

In the history of the Philadelphia Police Department, there has been only one unsolved cop killing.


Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted (Jan. 22, 2014)

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating the following most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes in the Northeast: