Articles by William Kenny

Homeless man jailed for stabbing shopper

A homeless man who stabbed a shopper inside a Burholme Pathmark last year won’t have to worry about his own room and board for a while. A Philadelphia judge sentenced him earlier this month to serve up to 15 years in state prison.

The future is bright

Imagine waking up to the morning sun shimmering through the brilliant hues of a 15-foot stained glass window, then settling into bed each evening beneath the same decorative glow — courtesy of artificial backlighting.

Friends of Poquessing Watershed announce final cleanup of 2015

Six volunteers participated in the monthly park cleanup event organized by the Friends of Poquessing Watershed on Nov. 14.

Weather device falls from sky, hits parked car

A device described by Philadelphia police as a weather instrument fell from the sky and onto a parked car in the Northeast on Saturday night, according to a report.

Teen killed in Boulevard car crash

A multi-vehicle crash that may have been caused by excessive speed claimed one life and injured a second person critically on Roosevelt Boulevard in Bustleton on Saturday night.

Suspect sought in two jewelry store heistsĀ 

A single thief swiped engagement rings from two jewelry stores on both sides of the Delaware River within about one hour earlier this month. Last week, Philadelphia police released surveillance images of the alleged perpetrator.

Oxford Circle post office robbed againĀ 

An Oxford Circle post office was robbed at gunpoint for the second time in three months last Thursday.

More police presence not likely in Far Northeast

“We’re about two hundred (cops) short city-wide. Every district is short.” — Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey 

Mayfair Civic Association tables vote on church

When Philadelphia officials created and adopted a new zoning code three years ago, one of the purposes was to make the voluminous document easier to understand and navigate for property owners and lessees, large and small. But some folks are still missing the boat.

Man sentenced for stabbing woman 40 times

A Frankford man admitted last week that he stabbed a woman to death in March and buried her body in a shallow grave in the backyard of his apartment building, only for a building manager to tip off police days after the fact.