Articles by William Kenny

Somerton Civic discusses Streets Department projects

A roadway speed bump in Somerton was installed in August, then removed early this month amid complaints from neighbors.

A roadway speed bump caused a sudden jolt in Somerton when it popped up unexpectedly near the neighborhood’s SEPTA train station last month. But Streets Department Commissioner David Perri smoothed things over last week, announcing the removal of the bump.


Library dedicated to Officer Danny Boyle

The legacy of a slain Philadelphia police officer grew on Sept. 9 as the St. Veronica Elementary School blessed and dedicated its new Officer Daniel Boyle Library Media Center in a gathering of school children, staff and families, along with the Boyle family and friends.


Cop charged with beating wife

A Philadelphia cop who lives in the Northeast was arrested on Sept. 11 for allegedly beating his wife.


Boy fatally struck in Castor Gardens

A 10-year-old boy was riding his bike almost a mile from his home at 9:30 p.m. last Thursday when an SUV fatally struck him in a Castor Gardens intersection, police said.


Guilty plea in senior assault case

A Northeast resident pleaded guilty on Sept. 3 to assaulting two senior men in front of the victims’ grandson in the courtyard of a local apartment complex.


Suspects sought in 7-Eleven robbery

Two masked gunmen robbed a 7-Eleven in Castor Gardens on Aug. 14.


Volunteers remove 16 bags of trash during Pennypack Park cleanup

Eleven volunteers braved a rainstorm for the second month in a row to clean up a section of Pennypack Park along Holme Avenue near Nazareth Hospital on Aug. 23.


Two slain in Crescentville home

Police have released little information about a double-murder that occurred last Thursday inside a Crescentville home in which a hammer reportedly was one of the weapons used.


‘Pigeon drop scam’ tricks senior out of $14K

A senior man from the Northeast is out $14,000 after a group of scam artists tricked him into withdrawing the cash from his credit card account, suburban police say.


Teen robbed, shot at Torresdale Playground

Witnesses recognized the man who robbed and shot a teenager inside Torresdale Playground early Sunday night, but he remains at-large, according to police.