Articles by William Kenny

8th District officers recognized for superb police work

Two police officers were recently named Officers of the Month in the 8th district after arresting a pair of alleged armed robbers, while two other members of the district were cited by their commander for their exceptional community service.


2nd PDAC honors Officer of the Month

Lt. Ronald Janka was recognized as Officer of the Month during the May 6 meeting of the 2nd Police District Advisory Council. In April, Janka arrested a man whom authorities were able to charge with dozens of automobile break-ins in the district.


Volunteers clean up Pennypack Park

Thirteen volunteers for the Friends of Pennypack Park braved a series of rains as they removed 19 bags of trash and other assorted items from the Little City area of the park on April 23 in commemoration of Earth Day.


Two school cops injured in Cottman Avenue brawl

Authorities have arrested two men and a teenage boy who allegedly took part in an after-school brawl near Northeast High School on May 2 that resulted in injuries to two school police officers.


Search for Mayfair carjacker continues

A thief who carjacked a patron of a Mayfair gas station two months ago remains on the loose, police say.


Room to grow

The nation’s oldest autism treatment center and one of the city’s largest is doubling the size of its Northeast Philadelphia location with the help of a $1 million Pennsylvania Economic Initiative Grant.


Resolutions support vertical farming

City Council’s resident agronomist wants Philadelphia to become a world leader in the innovative field of urban farming. On April 28, Councilman Al Taubenberger introduced two resolutions that call for greater governmental support for so-called “vertical farming” and its expansion in the city.


Police seek Frankford shooter

A shooting on a Frankford street on April 29 left one man wounded and police searching for clues about the unidentified culprit.


Police: No foul play in man’s falling death

Authorities do not believe that foul play was involved in the death of a Holmesburg man who was discovered unconscious in the backyard of his home on May 4.


NE actors star in Irish Heritage show

Two Northeast Philadelphia residents, Carlos A. Forbes and Jimmy Guckin, will feature in the ensemble cast of the Irish Heritage Theatre’s production of Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars from May 26 through June 11 at Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place. Plays and Players is co-producer and Peggy Mecham the director.