Articles by William Kenny

Convictions upheld in sexual abuse case

Pennsylvania Superior Court on March 25 upheld the convictions of a former Northeast-based priest and former Catholic school lay teacher for sexually abusing a boy at St. Jerome’s Parish more than a decade ago.

Friends of Poquessing Watershed volunteers clean up potter’s field

Nine volunteers overcame gusting winds and chilly temperatures to clean up the city’s last potter’s field at Dunks Ferry and Mechanicsville roads on March 15.

Suspects sought in pharmacy burglaries

A crew of burglars brazenly broke into two Northeast pharmacies in the early morning of March 25.

Pennypack rapist ordered to stand trial

One victim said she just wanted to charge her cell phone and get a ride home. Another said that she had agreed to have sex with the guy, but that was before he turned angry and violent.

Crime log: April 1, 2015

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Furry friends visit Fox Chase Elementary

Fox Chase Elementary School welcomed a few new faces last Wednesday and they instantly became the most popular kids in school, although some of them could’ve used a bit more soap and water.

Man indicted in NE straw purchaser case

A straw purchaser used a Northeast Philadelphia gun shop to buy a rifle and three handguns illegally for a convicted felon and is now facing federal charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Man killed in his Frankford apartment

An unidentified gunman took the life of a Frankford man inside the victim’s apartment on Friday night, according to Philadelphia police.

Civic group approves plans for facade signs on Smylie Times building

A Northeast Philadelphia landmark is about to get a facelift, providing the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment agrees with members of the Mayfair Civic Association.

Mayfair Civic members hear from mayoral candidates

Lynne Abraham presented herself as a proven leader, independent of special interest influence, who will bridge the “disconnect” between Philadelphia’s centralized administration and the city’s outlying neighborhoods.