Articles by William Kenny

15th District honors local officer

Members of the 15th Police District Advisory Council recently honored Officer Patrick Owens as Officer of the Month for March. During the month, Owens arrested a gunman inside a Mayfair bar and captured an alleged carjacker.


‘Swingers club’ draws ire of Upper Holmesburg

A month-long buzz around Northeast Philadelphia rose to a boil last Thursday evening as hundreds of area residents packed the St. Dominic’s Church hall to learn and complain about a suspected “swingers” club in the community.


Redevelopment plan gains approval

By a show of hands, about 400 of the 400 or so folks who attended last Thursday’s Upper Holmesburg Civic Association meeting were there to hear about a suspected swingers club in the neighborhood.


Officer of the Year, fellow cops recognized in 8th district

One police officer was named Officer of the Year for the 8th district, but 44 others received recognition of some kind during the district’s annual awards ceremony at the Ashburner Inn on April 17.


Officer recognized for quick response to domestic shooting

Officer Cathy Lint was honored as Officer of the Month in the 7th district during the Police District Advisory Council meeting on April 21.


Man convicted for violent rapes in Pennypack Park

A former Holmesburg man is facing the possibility of decades in state prison after his conviction last week for the violent rapes of two women in Pennypack Park in 2010 and 2011.


Man charged for NE shooting

Philadelphia police have made an arrest for the April 20 shooting of a Wissinoming man outside of his home.


Arrest made in fatal hit-and-run

A Northeast Philadelphia woman was arrested on April 20 in connection with a fatal hit-and-run vehicle crash in Andalusia in October.


Somerton meeting addresses election, declining crime

Residents of Somerton got an up-close-and personal view of the ongoing race for the 170th district seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on April 12. Actually, they saw one-half of the race.


Remember the Rising

The cradle of American liberty will stage a testimonial to Irish freedom on Sunday in the shadow of Independence Hall as Philadelphia commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Irish Easter Rising.