Articles by William Kenny

Local community honors fallen hero

Leaders of the Philadelphia Fire Department and the city’s Mural Arts Program teamed up to present a Mural Paint Day at Lawncrest Recreation Center on Saturday in memory of fallen fire Lt. Joyce Craig.


Fall fest in the 8th

Damp and blustery conditions didn’t discourage hundreds of Northeast children and their parents from revelling in Halloween fun on Saturday during the 8th Police District Advisory Council’s annual Fall Festival at the 8th district police station.


Chief inspector urges residents to report suspicious activity

Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan said that the city’s first line of defense against terrorism is often its residents. 


7th district officers honored for arresting burglar in Bell’s Corner

Police Officers Frederick Clough and Timothy Taylor have been named Officers of the Month in the 7th district for arresting a burglar in Bell’s Corner on Sept. 1.


Young burglars surrender to police

Authorities are deciding whether to throw the book at two grade-school kids who burglarized a Northeast charter school and made off with some spare change on Oct. 9.


White, Darragh visit Somerton civic meeting

Somerton residents witnessed a preview of an upcoming political debate during a meeting of their neighborhood civic association on Oct. 11.


Volunteers clean up wooded area along Knights Road

A group of six volunteers made a big impact on litter in Poquessing Creek Park when they removed 11 trash bags full of assorted debris along with one bag of recyclable cans from a wooded area along Knights Road, just west of Frankford Avenue, on Oct. 8.


Two shot, one dead in Crescentville

Homicide detectives have two crime scenes, two victims, a gun, a bunch of spent shells, a bundle of marijuana and a wad of cash, but they also have a lot of unanswered questions about the slaying of one man and wounding of another in Crescentville last Wednesday.


Two Northeast teens die in crash rushing to the hospital

Two teenagers from the Northeast died in a car crash early last Friday as they were bound for Temple Hospital to see a friend’s father who had been robbed and beaten at gunpoint.


Taggart House expansion OK’d

A seemingly small expansion at a decades-old East Torresdale bar made a big difference to the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections recently. On Oct. 10, members of the neighborhood civic association helped the bar owner in navigating municipal red tape.