Articles by William Kenny

PHS discusses Rain Check program at Normandy civic meeting

Rain barrels are the most basic way residents can participate in Rain Check. The idea is to get homeowners to retain stormwater on their properties to reduce the short-term demand on public sewers.


Officers of the Month honored

Officers David Smith and Raymond Hall were each named Officer of the Month in the 15th district for July. They were recognized during a meeting of the 15th Police District Advisory Council.


Northeast cop who shot son put on restricted duty

Officer Dorian Young fired a .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol twice, wounding his son in the abdomen and back. 


Men steal cigarettes from Tacony store

Two unidentified cigarette burglars busted through a pair of Bilco doors to raid a tobacco stash inside a Tacony grocery store on Aug. 31.


Man, 19, charged in home invasion, shooting

A 19-year-old from Oxford Circle invaded the home of a Rhawnhurst couple, fired a gunshot and robbed them on Sept. 7 moments before he robbed a woman at gunpoint two blocks away, authorities say.


Graffitists caught on video

A lot of artists don’t like people to see their work before it’s complete. But real-time video cameras didn’t seem to deter three graffitists who brazenly tagged a Northwood mini-market on Aug. 5.


Cops: Woman tried to run down officer

An intoxicated Wissinoming woman in a stolen SUV tried to run down a police officer on a Kensington sidewalk, prompting the officer to shoot her. But that didn’t stop the motorist’s rampage last Thursday morning, authorities say.


Suspects sought in Northwood burglary

Two unidentified burglars stole a gun and other items from a house in Northwood on Aug. 30, police say.


Robber steals donation boxes from two local churches

An unidentified man has broken into at least seven Northeast properties, including two churches and several restaurants, since Aug. 14, police say.


Menorah worth $5K stolen from synagogue

The leader of Congregation Beth Solomon is praying for the safe return of a memorial menorah that was stolen from the front lawn of the Somerton synagogue last month.