Articles by William Kenny

Woman found dead on riverbank

The dead body of a middle-aged woman in a Wildwood sweatshirt washed up on the bank of the Delaware River in Tacony on March 2 as police happened to be in the area on another assignment.

Wissinoming store robbed at gunpoint

An unknown gunman committed a takeover-style robbery at a dollar store in Wissinoming on March 3.

Three arrested, another wanted in man’s slaying

With one confessed killer already behind bars and awaiting sentencing for the April 2014 abduction and slaying of a man in Crescentville, authorities have arrested three more suspects this month and are seeking a fifth alleged accomplice.

Sisters recognized for volunteerism

The Friends of Pleasant Hill Park is still a very young organization, but it’s already inspiring the spirit of community service in some local folks. During the group’s inaugural public meeting on Feb. 25, it recognized two young sisters for their volunteerism.

Plans for the new MaST Charter School approved

A Northeast-based charter school foundation has unveiled plans to combine modern construction, progressive curricula and advocacy for neighborhood history in converting a Tacony brownfield into a 19-acre academic campus.

Pair arrested, charged in fatal stabbing

The Philadelphia Police Department announced two arrests last week in the fatal stabbing of a woman in Frankford last month. Although the department identified the victim as a transgender woman, it did not disclose what relevance the victim’s sexual identity may have had in the slaying.

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.