Articles by William Kenny

Northeast barber shot four times

A Northeast barber was wounded four times when a gunman fired a hail of bullets at his shop on Monday night, police said.


The test of time

It’s been six years since construction started on The Arbors at Eagle Pointe. More than half the homes still have not been sold, but the future looks brighter.

The signs on the sales office walls at The Arbors at Eagle Pointe say Westrum Development Company, but John Westrum is marketing something more vital than homes. He’s really selling consumer confidence — which he has to do, considering he’s sitting on the largest and most unsold residential construction project in the Northeast and perhaps the city.


Three union firefighters injured in Tacony blaze

Philadelphia’s firefighters union and City Councilman Bobby Henon have renewed calls for the elimination of the fire department’s brownout program in the aftermath of a Tacony blaze that injured three union members.


Crime log: October 15, 2014

Sept. 8 through 21


Man swipes painting machine off sidewalk

A surveillance video released by Philadelphia police last week showed how astonishingly quick a crime of opportunity can occur.


Man charged with killing stepfather

A Northeast man is charged with murder for shooting his stepfather to death inside their home on Sunday, Oct. 5.


Man stabbed in the face at Burholme Pathmark

A homeless man with a history of violence — and prison time — got the attention of dozens of Pathmark shoppers on Oct. 6 when, police said, he used a kitchen knife to stab a 50-year-old man in the face, wounding the victim critically and leaving the store’s dairy section a bloody mess.


Pair will stand trial for shooting elderly man

A man and woman have been ordered to stand trial on attempted murder charges for shooting and robbing an elderly man while also robbing his friend outside a Northeast gun range last June.


Hearing delayed for accused band teacher

A preliminary hearing has been postponed for the suburban high school band teacher and Northeast resident who is accused of having sex with an underage student two years ago.


Register valuables in free crime-prevention program

The 7th Police District Advisory Council and Philadelphia police encourage all residents and businesses to register for Operation Identification, a free burglary- and theft-prevention program.