Articles by William Kenny

Search for Mayfair carjacker continues

A thief who carjacked a patron of a Mayfair gas station two months ago remains on the loose, police say.

Room to grow

The nation’s oldest autism treatment center and one of the city’s largest is doubling the size of its Northeast Philadelphia location with the help of a $1 million Pennsylvania Economic Initiative Grant.

Resolutions support vertical farming

City Council’s resident agronomist wants Philadelphia to become a world leader in the innovative field of urban farming. On April 28, Councilman Al Taubenberger introduced two resolutions that call for greater governmental support for so-called “vertical farming” and its expansion in the city.

Police seek Frankford shooter

A shooting on a Frankford street on April 29 left one man wounded and police searching for clues about the unidentified culprit.

Police: No foul play in man’s falling death

Authorities do not believe that foul play was involved in the death of a Holmesburg man who was discovered unconscious in the backyard of his home on May 4.

NE actors star in Irish Heritage show

Two Northeast Philadelphia residents, Carlos A. Forbes and Jimmy Guckin, will feature in the ensemble cast of the Irish Heritage Theatre’s production of Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars from May 26 through June 11 at Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place. Plays and Players is co-producer and Peggy Mecham the director.

Low turnout at meeting addressing drug problems

By all accounts, opioid drug abuse has become epidemic in Philadelphia, but it still doesn’t seem to be a topic that folks are clamoring to discuss in public.

Laptop, gaming system stolen from home

A burglar made off with a computer and gaming system from a Frankford home earlier this year, but he left behind some sharp surveillance video of the crime.

Bar fight leads to stabbings in Lower Mayfair

A fight at a Lower Mayfair bar led to the stabbing and hospitalization of two men last Friday night.

Volunteers clean up Poquessing park

Fifteen representatives of Sandmeyer Steel Company, including President and CEO Ron Sandmeyer Jr., were among 28 total volunteers who took part in the Spring Cleanup hosted by the Friends of Poquessing Watershed on April 16.