Articles by William Kenny

Solar parklet opens in Tacony

Rain couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm for Tacony LAB’s new solar parklet last Thursday as Mural Arts Director Jane Golden and City Councilman Bobby Henon unveiled the solar-powered activity space alongside Torresdale Avenue.

Senior killed while crossing Boulevard

A 73-year-old man who attempted to walk across Roosevelt Boulevard against the traffic light lost his life when a motorist suspected of drunk driving struck him on Saturday night, police say.

Running truck stolen outside Mayfair Wawa

Police often remind motorists that they shouldn’t leave their vehicles unattended and running, even during a quick stop at a local convenience store. Last Thursday, surveillance cameras outside a Mayfair Wawa recorded what can happen in that situation.

Olney woman slain in Far Northeast

An unidentified gunman opened fire on an Olney woman and her two male companions in the parking lot of a Far Northeast apartment complex last Thursday, killing the woman and wounding one of the men, police say.

New grant allows Rhawnhurst NORC to expand its territory

Rhawnhurst NORC is expanding into Bustleton and beyond. During the monthly meeting of the Greater Bustleton Civic League on Oct. 26, Rhawnhurst NORC Program Manager Abby Gilbert said that her organization will begin offering services to seniors in the 19114, 19115 and 19116 ZIP codes, which cover Bustleton, Somerton, Torresdale and Morrell Park.

Men wanted for separate bank robberies

Federal and local authorities seek the public’s help in identifying two bank robbers who struck separately in the Northeast in August and September.

Meetings held to gather recommendations for Boulevard

Would you like to see staggered left turn signals at intersections along Roosevelt Boulevard? How about more South Jersey-style roundabouts? Would dedicated SEPTA bus and bicycle lanes improve traffic flow? Would more elevated pedestrian crosswalks make it safer?

Mayfair Elementary to undergo $7.5 million expansion

Mayfair Elementary School has been growing in student population for years. Starting in January, the building will grow in size.

$16K in watches swiped during Macy’s smash-and-grab

Three masked men in a stolen Mercedes snatched $16,000 in Movado watches from a Northeast Philadelphia Macy’s store last Thursday, two days after the same car was involved in the burglary of a high-end department store in Center City, authorities say.

U. Holmesburg Civic rejects landlord’s proposal

Joseph Smith’s effort to legalize four auto body shops and four residential apartments on a half-acre industrial property was met by an unanimous “no.”