Articles by William Kenny

Convent on Holme Avenue will become apartment building

Facing declining membership and the rising cost of repairs to their home, the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth moved out of the 60-year-old Infant Jesus Convent in June 2013.


7th PDAC names Officers of the Month

Sgt. Rocco Basile and Officer Vincent Goodchild stopped an elderly man from attempting to shoot himself at the 7th Police District station in July and, as a result, have been named Officers of the Month in the district.


Thief steals purse from car, buys Xbox

Maybe a gamer was channeling his inner Grand Theft Auto when he smashed a window of an unattended car on the edge of Pennypack Park on Sept. 24. Or maybe he just wanted a new Xbox, but couldn’t afford one.


Mayfair Civic Association announces holiday festivities

Summer is over, but the party is just beginning in Mayfair. Actually, the neighborhood has a full lineup of festivities planned to celebrate the many end-of-year holidays.


Crook robs cell phone store in Crescentville

An armed robber stole cash and two cell phones from a Metro PCS store in Crescentville on Sept. 13.


Teacher, NE resident accused of sex with student

A married and visibly pregnant schoolteacher from Northeast Philadelphia is facing child sex charges after a former student told police she molested him repeatedly two years ago when the boy was 14.


Suspects sought in grocery store heist

A couple of creative burglars busted open a back door and cut through a wall to break into a Summerdale grocery store on Sept. 13, but they apparently didn’t account for the surveillance cameras inside, according to police.


Fall is in the air at Hop Angel

The Hop Angel Brauhaus in Fox Chase launched a fall full of public festivals last weekend with its inaugural Pumpkinfest on Saturday and Sunday. The German-style public house offered a variety of pumpkin beers and pumpkin dish specials, while engaging visitors in a variety of seasonal activities, including pumpkin decorating.


Gunman sought in 7-eleven robbery

A gunman held up a Burholme convenience store early on Sept. 11. The robbery occurred at 7-Eleven, 1435 Cottman Ave., at about 1:15 a.m. when an unknown man followed the store clerk into the business, pulled a gun and demanded cash. The clerk took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and gave it to the robber, who fled southbound through the store’s parking lot. No injuries were reported.


The self help guru

“Fiction doesn’t preach, it entertains and you can deliver powerful messages in fiction.” — Dr. Joseph F. Ruggiero