Articles by William Kenny

Suspect robs two stores, assaults cop 

An Academy Gardens man used a crowbar to rob two Northeast convenience stores early last Sunday before he assaulted a police officer in a failed attempt to escape capture, Philadelphia police say.


Salesman held at gunpoint during test drive

A Cadillac test drive turned into a royal nightmare for a used car salesman in Frankford earlier this year as a would-be customer with a gun took off with the merchandise.


Progress made on senior center at former St. Bart’s

A not-for-profit organization’s plan to build a senior center and apartment building on the site of the former St. Bartholomew School moved closer to reality last week as the Wissinoming Civic Association unanimously endorsed the project.


One arrested, another sought in church burglaries

The season of lent is supposed to be one of abstinence and atonement for Christians. But two recent visitors to a couple of Roman Catholic churches in the Northeast seem to be having trouble with both of those lofty ideals.


Man fatally shoots brother in Far Northeast

An argument between brothers inside a Woodhaven Road apartment led to a case of fratricide — brother killing brother — last Thursday night, Philadelphia police say.


A lesson in love

Tommy Campbell’s spirit lives on through a new education center at St. Chris. 


Investigators find possible cause of fire

A wood-burning stove or heater may have caused last month’s six-alarm blaze in Frankford.


Bustleton residents question parties at nightclub

The Greater Bustleton Civic League wants to know why a local veterans organization seems to be operating a de facto nightclub that hosts parties for hundreds of walk-in patrons several nights and early mornings each week.


Businesses hit with health code violations

Two Northeast Philadelphia businesses were among about a dozen eateries and food retailers shut down by the city’s Health Department last month after inspectors allegedly found serious health code violations at the locations.


Woman assaulted outside Mayfair bar

When a woman used a broken bottle to slash another woman’s neck inside Fiddler’s Green Tavern in Mayfair on Feb. 14, it wasn’t the first major assault that occurred at the business this month, police say.