Articles by William Kenny

Suspect to stand trial for murder of Northeast teen

A $35 marijuana deal precipitated a shooting that claimed the life of a 14-year-old Northeast Philadelphia boy, who was neither the seller nor buyer, according to testimony yesterday at a preliminary hearing for the alleged killer.

A powerful strategy

Somerton-based political consultant Adam Erickson turned his one-man operation, Princeton Strategies, into a national firm. 

Officers receive award for million-dollar drug bust

Seven police officers who carried out a million-dollar drug bust in Fox Chase last month have been named Officers of the Month for January in the 2nd Police District.

Nightclub incident topic of Bustleton civic meeting

The GoodLife Lounge has garnered complaints over the years. The latest was a complaint of a stabbing on Christmas Eve.

8th district officers honored

Members of the 8th Police District Advisory Council honored Officer Dimitrios Loizos as Officer of the Month for December during the council’s monthly meeting last Thursday.

$3.3 million worth of heroin seized in Burholme

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Dangerous Drug Offenders Unit in partnership with Philadelphia Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration arrested three people in connection with the trafficking of $3.3 million worth of heroin in the Northeast’s Burholme section on Jan. 24.

15th district honors officers, businesses at ceremony

Community leaders in the 15th Police District thanked two officers and four businesses for their public service during an annual awards banquet on Jan. 30 at the Tacony Mayfair Sons of Italy Club.

City Hall survey seeks input regarding city’s performance

Now is the time to speak your mind. The Philadelphia Resident Survey 2016-17 will close for good on Feb. 15. 

Police release photos of murder suspect

Police have released surveillance images of a gunman who they believe shot an East Frankford towing company worker repeatedly and fatally outside a local beer store on Jan. 12. The unidentified suspect opened fire on 35-year-old Eric Robinson at Melrose and Orthodox streets shortly after 8 p.m. A police commander told reporters at the scene that the assailant fired at least seven rounds, wounding Robinson in the head and torso. 

Local nonprofits collect a combined $16,000 in public funding

Councilman Bobby Henon distributed Philadelphia Activities Fund checks to the Mayfair Civic Association, Pennypack Music Festival, Mayfair Clean Sweep and Mayfair Memorial Playground, among others.