Articles by William Kenny

Volunteers return to Poquessing Creek Park for second cleanup

One Philly Spring Cleanup day wasn’t enough to cover the Poquessing Creek Park, so volunteers decided to go back for a second shot at it.


Upper Holmesburg up in arms over debris, odors

Britton Industries, which has a site on Torresdale Ave., has been issued 12 violations and fined $12,000 since last December.


Police search for Bustleton bank robber

A bank robber went with the conspicuously inconspicuous Hunter S. Thompson disguise when he knocked off a Royal Bank branch in Bustleton on May 13. The FBI is hoping that someone will recognize the man in the bucket hat and sunglasses.


Police protester arrested on gun, assault charges

Tony Soto allegedly impersonated a cop and pointed a gun at neighbors during an argument over parking in Oxford Circle. 


Parkwood promotes library perks

Members of the Parkwood Civic Association learned how to clean up eyesores in their community and where to go for some learning and fun last week.


Motorist surrenders to police after fatal hit and run

Accident investigators were trying to piece together the facts in a fatal hit and run that occurred near Cottman and Bustleton avenues early yesterday, claiming the life of pedestrian. One motorist surrendered to police several hours later, but a second driver remained unidentified and wanted for questioning yesterday afternoon.


Mayfair Civic Association celebrates homecoming

Anthony Luca, captain of the 15th Police District, and Kathryn Ott Lovell, commissioner of the city’s parks and rec department, spoke at the group’s meeting. 


Car vandalism video released 

A teenage boy may be responsible for vandalizing nine cars on a Holmesburg block earlier this month.


Burglar tries to break into laundromat twice, fails both times

A laundromat burglar learned last Friday that if at first you don’t succeed, and if at second you still don’t succeed, it’s probably best to run.


Brushes with greatness

At 93 years, Tacony’s Hamilton Disston School is already more than four decades older than its namesake was when he died in 1896 after a visit to a Philadelphia theater with his wife.