Articles by William Kenny

Man, 19, surrenders to police in teen’s murder

A murder suspect surrendered to Philadelphia police yesterday afternoon in connection with the Nov. 28 shooting death of a 14-year-old boy on a Lower Mayfair street.


Heart and Lung Act now covers city paramedics, EMTs

Chuck McQuilkin shares a disturbing story about the emergency responders who routinely risk their lives in service of the city, but don’t always get the same level of timely attention when something bad happens to them.


Fire damages Henry of Mayfair watch shop

An iconic Mayfair watch repair shop will be shut down for a while after a fire there on Saturday.


Ex-Somerton Civic president arrested again

The former president of the Somerton Civic Association was back in police custody on Tuesday as authorities were preparing to file an additional theft charge against him.


Civic group turns down offer of $54k to drop opposition

A Northeast Philadelphia civic association has turned down an offer of $54,000 over three years to drop its opposition to a proposed billboard-sized illuminated sign that would overlook Interstate 95 near the Academy Road interchange.


Treading water

Parkwood resident Mike Doyle will travel to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation next week to join thousands of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters. He plans to share images and descriptions of his experiences with The Northeast Times throughout his time on the front lines.      


Victims can reclaim items stolen from cars 

Philadelphia police have invited theft-from-auto victims to reclaim items stolen from their cars.


Train kills man near Torresdale Station

An Amtrak train carrying 30 passengers struck and killed a man near Torresdale Station on the day after Thanksgiving in an apparent case of suicide.


Teenager shot and killed in Lower Mayfair

A 14-year-old boy was shot to death on a Lower Mayfair street on Monday night when two unidentified gunmen jumped out of a car and opened fire at the victim and his friend, police say.


Suspected gunman puts Far NE on lockdown

A suspected gunman held police and a Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood at bay for about three hours on Monday afternoon as he refused to exit his apartment upon command.