Articles by William Kenny

NE activist leads FDR Park protest

Two national political committee directors set up shop at Broad Street and Pattison Avenue last week, but only one survived the Democratic National Convention with his leadership position still in tact — and it wasn’t U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.


Man found fatally shot on Wissinoming street

Homicide detectives are seeking tips from the public about a fatal shooting early Monday at Keystone Street and Cheltenham Avenue in Wissinoming.


Lynn released from prison

Monsignor William Lynn is a free man for the first time in more than four years, but District Attorney Seth Williams has vowed to retry a child endangerment case involving Lynn’s supervisory role of abusive parish priests in the 1990s and early 2000s, including at least one at St. Jerome’s in the Northeast.


Elderly man found dead near soccer field

Foul play is not suspected in the death of an elderly man whose body was found near a soccer field in Somerton on Thursday, police say.


Brawl in Tacony Wawa posted on social media

Police are investigating a video posted on Facebook that shows about a half-dozen men and women ransacking a Northeast convenience store while quarreling with employees and other patrons.


Attacker stabs man, shoots into home at housing project

An unknown attacker stabbed one man and shot at a house in a Northeast public housing project last Friday afternoon, authorities say.


Prison guard guilty of sneaking drugs into jail

A former Philadelphia prison guard was sentenced on July 21 to serve more than four years in federal prison for smuggling drugs and other contraband into the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in the Northeast for an inmate in 2013 and ’15.


Police seek three men who stole jewelry

Three bandits made off with about $7,000 in gold chains from a jewelry counter inside a Philadelphia Mills department store on June 24, police say. Investigators hope that surveillance video will help them generate tips as to the identity of the thieves.


Community, officers to celebrate night out

Community leaders in the Northeast will hold a march and four large public gatherings in conjunction with the annual National Night Out for Town Watch groups next Monday and Tuesday. Organizers also encourage residents to gather informally in smaller, more localized settings to show their advocacy for public safety and solidarity with police.


Zoning discussed at Somerton Civic special meeting

An initial public presentation of a Somerton nursing home’s expansion plan was postponed last week, although the Somerton Civic Association voted on two other zoning cases during the group’s special meeting on July 12.