Articles by William Kenny

Three NE residents receive Team Excellence Awards

The Philadelphia Children’s Alliance recognized three Northeast residents during PCA’s annual Bear Affair fundraiser on May 1 at The Crystal Tea Room in Center City.


Archbishop Ryan student wins regatta art contest

Archbishop Ryan High School student Kathy Nguyen earned the grand prize for the second consecutive year in the annual Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta Art Contest. Northeast-based students won seven of 11 total awards.


Somerton Civic president to step down from post

Dolores Barbieri had large shoes to fill when she became president of the Somerton Civic Association. Some would say those shoes were enormous.


Students throughout Northeast named distinguished scholars

Thirty-three students from five Catholic high schools serving Northeast Philadelphia have been named distinguished scholars by Archbishop Charles Chaput, who recognized the honorees during the Academic Honors Convocation last Tuesday at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Prior to the convocation, Chaput was the main celebrant during a Liturgy of the Word.


Young bear visits Fox Chase, returned to wild

A baby black bear’s romp through Northeast Philly ended in dreamland atop an Abington Township tree as a wildlife conservation officer shot him with a tranquilizer and captured him last Wednesday. The plan is to release the beast into the wild upstate. Residents in the Fox Chase area were placed on alert for a couple of days after passers-by and a local merchant spotted the bear roaming Pennypack Park on May 12 and 13. 


Police nab watch store thief

Perhaps Michael Greed might still be a free man had he disappeared after he allegedly stole a watch from a Mayfair store on April 19. But he got greedy, according to police.


Mayfair man beaten at home

Two unidentified men invaded a Mayfair home, pistol-whipped the occupant and stole his wallet and cell phone on May 12, according to police.


Volunteers remove trash from Pennypack Park during monthly cleanup event

A group of employees from Agusta-Westland joined members of Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 252 and individual volunteers as the Friends of Pennypack Park conducted their annual Earth Day park cleanup on April 26. 


Police dispatcher charged in fraud case

Philadelphia motorists know that it often seems like private tow truck operators know about traffic accidents before even the police do. On Friday, federal prosecutors offered an explanation as to why at least one local towing service often got the jump on the competition.


Gunmen sought in cell phone store heist

Police are trying to identify two masked gunmen who robbed a pair of cell phone stores, one in the Northeast and another in Roxborough, on May 5.