Articles by William Kenny

Upper Holmesburg’s Oktoberfest fundraiser a big success

Upper Holmesburg Civic Association President Stan Cywinski proclaimed the group’s Oct. 4 Oktoberfest an unequivocal success as both a celebration of the civic group’s 10th anniversary and a much-needed fundraiser.


Three million in grant funding headed to Northeast projects

Three million dollars in Pennsylvania grant funding will support four parks and recreation projects in the Northeast as well as an energy efficiency project at a local commercial warehouse, according to three state lawmakers from the Northeast.


Man charged in Pathmark attack

An apparent self-defense shooting outside a Northeast supermarket has resulted in criminal charges, but not against the gunman.


Dietz & Watson expansion in Wissinoming underway

Four months after Dietz & Watson announced a $50 million expansion of its Wissinoming headquarters, company officials joined Gov. Tom Corbett, Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger, City Councilman Bobby Henon and other city leaders in a ceremonial groundbreaking on Oct. 10.


Former police dispatcher sentenced for leaking accident information to tow truck businesses

A former Philadelphia police dispatcher has been sentenced to prison for selling confidential information about motor vehicle accidents to the operators of several tow truck businesses, including one in Frankford.


Frankford man arrested for bar robbery

They wore masks to conceal their faces, but Frankford’s Randy Sanchez and his alleged accomplices could not disguise their voices.


Two hurt in unrelated shootings

One recent shooting in Upper Holmesburg appears to have been a case of self-defense while the motive for another in Summerdale remains a mystery, police say.


Volunteers cleanup Pennypack Park

pennypack cleanup 10-22-14


Crime log: October 22, 2014

Sept. 22 through Oct. 5


Northeast History Network visits Somerton Civic

Last summer, leaders of the Somerton Civic Association found themselves in the surprising position of responding to a letter by a New Jersey resident characterizing the neighborhood as monotonous and lacking historical sites. Two local historians refuted that assessment on Oct. 14 during the SCA’s monthly meeting.