Articles by William Kenny

Suspects sought for stealing FedEx box

Dr. Seuss had only one Grinch that stole Christmas but Northeast Philadelphia has at least two of them, according to Philadelphia police. 


Senior man still missing

Relatives and police are still searching for a senior man from Bustleton who disappeared more than a week ago after leaving a neighborhood restaurant.


Gunman robs NE cell phone stores

The same gunman robbed three Northeast Philadelphia cell phone stores earlier this month, police say.


Four guilty in gambling extortion ring

A federal jury on Dec. 15 found four area men guilty of racketeering for their roles in a gambling and loan-sharking ring that operated in several Mayfair businesses.


Neighbors complain about fumes; company continues operating

Complaining of chronic dirt clouds and fumes outside their homes, neighbors asked the operators of a Torresdale Avenue landscaping materials yard for some relief last Thursday during the monthly meeting of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association. But on Friday, it appeared to be business as usual at Britton Industries Inc., as a backhoe and trucks of all shapes and sizes continued to kick up dusty debris.


7th PDAC honors officers

Two officers from the 7th Police District have won the district’s Officer of the Month award for the second month in a row. Officers John Conway and Barbara Tiano received their awards during the monthly meeting of the 7th Police District Advisory Council on Dec. 18.


Police kill ex-con during violent car stop

Philadelphia police who fatally shot an allegedly armed and belligerent ex-convict during a traffic stop in Mayfair early Monday have come under scrutiny from the dead man’s relatives, who are comparing the incident to the controversial Michael Brown slaying.


St. Chris student wins scholarship

Emma Licsauer, an eighth-grade student at St. Christopher School in Somerton, has been named one of 35 Neumann Scholars in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 123 elementary schools and will receive free tuition to the Archdiocesan high school of her choice. Anne Hileman, senior program officer and scholarship programs coordinator at the Connelly Foundation, visited St. Christopher School on Dec. 8 to announce the award.


Somerton fortune teller blindsided by ruling

A fortune teller probably had a feeling that the vote wouldn’t go her way when she attended the monthly Somerton Civic Association meeting on Dec. 9 seeking support for a zoning variance that would allow her to continue seeing clients in her Bustleton Avenue home.


Gunmen rob two men in Castor Gardens

Two gunmen stole $7,000 cash and personal belongings from two men during a robbery in front of a Castor Gardens home on Dec. 10.