Articles by William Kenny

The thin blue line

Whenever the lingering, unresolved public discourse over the police’s use of force and their complex relationship with people of color piques national interest, residents of Northeast Philadelphia can usually be counted upon to take a vocal stand in the pro-police camp.

Public forum addressing digital inclusion to be held next week

City Councilman Bobby Henon invites the community to attend a public forum addressing “digital inclusion” and featuring Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn on Tuesday, July 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the offices of PhillyCAM, Philadelphia’s nonprofit community access television provider.

Police seek robber at Wissinoming store

Police are trying to identify an armed robber who used a stars and stripes bandana as a disguise when he held up a Wawa in Wissinoming on July 10.

Oxford Circle store robbed at gunpoint

It’s not clear whether an armed robber was aware of the surveillance camera at Abreu Mini Market, 948 Sanger St., in Oxford Circle. But the gunman posed for a near-perfect close-up nonetheless.

Mayfair woman discovered dead in car

Relatives of a missing Mayfair woman found her car parked at Leon Street and Shelmire Avenue on Friday afternoon, then police made a grisly discovery inside — a decaying body.

Man killed, teen injured in separate shootings

One man was killed and a 15-year-old girl wounded in two outbursts of gunfire that occurred about one hour apart on Saturday night in the 15th Police District, authorities say.

Fighting, beating cancer

For more than three years, Melissa Kartasevich has been in a fight for her life against the nation’s second-leading killer, but cancer isn’t the only challenge facing the Fox Chase native and patients like her.

Two cleanups net big results in Northeast parks

Volunteers took part in two large-scale park cleanups in the Northeast last month involving sections of the Poquessing Creek and Pennypack parks.

SEPTA officer disciplined

SEPTA Police Chief Thomas J. Nestel III said on July 1 that he will not dismiss a transit officer who was recorded on a witness’ cell phone video forcing a handcuffed man to the ground at the Frankford Transportation Center last month.

Search continues for painting

Federal agents and Cherry Hill police haven’t gone to sleep on Taking a Break, the Norman Rockwell painting stolen from a home in the South Jersey community on June 30, 1976, and which is still missing four decades later.