Articles by William Kenny

Once upon a prom

Helping Hands is a community service project that sells donated prom dresses for $20.


Gunman shoots police car in Frankford

An undercover cop emerged unscathed after someone sprayed his unmarked police car with gunfire, then he found himself face-to-face with several pistol-toting suspected drug dealers in Frankford last Friday.


Creighton celebrates Chinese New Year

Universal Creighton Charter School had a special visitor for its annual Chinese Lunar New Year celebration on Feb. 22. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Kenny Gamble and his wife Faatimah joined the children, faculty and staff at Creighton, 5401 Tabor Ave.


Armed robbery reported at Family Dollar

An armed robber struck at a Family Dollar store in Lawndale on Feb. 23 in a crime that investigators do not believe is connected to a similar holdup in Wissinoming nine days later.


15th district honors officers

Two police officers from the 15th district were recently named Officers of the Month for January after their individual investigations helped solve two unrelated felony crime patterns.


Three arrested for stealing work trucks

It recently got a little easier to do contract work in Northeast Philadelphia and other parts of the city.


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.