Articles by William Kenny

Volunteers clean up Poquessing Creek in Far Northeast

The Friends of Poquessing Watershed spanned two counties in their latest volunteer cleanup of the Poquessing Creek floodplain near Philadelphia Mills mall on July 11.


Two dead in single-car crash on Boulevard

A motorist attempted an ill-advised, high-speed lane change on Roosevelt Boulevard and paid for the mistake with her life, as well as the life of her passenger, according to police.


Toothless man swipes smokes from Wawa

If it’s true that cigarettes can cause people to lose their teeth, a local robbery suspect surely overdid it with the smokes. The toothless thug wearing a “got bit” logo on his T-shirt swiped hundreds of dollars in cigs from a Wawa in Burholme on July 30, police say.


Serial robber targets Northeast dollar stores

A serial dollar store robber apparently didn’t get enough dollars from his first four hold-ups, so he committed another one on Aug. 4, according to police.


Pennypack Park cleanup volunteers collect 35 bags of debris

Fourteen community volunteers traveled to Frankford and Solly avenues on July 25 to clean a portion of Pennypack Park. But upon their arrival, they found a disaster area instead.


Mayfair Civic discusses zoning disputes

Mayfair residents rejected two zoning applications and approved a third during a special meeting of the Mayfair Civic Association on Aug. 3.


Man shot in the back at Tarken Playground 

A man who turned up at Tarken Playground with a bullet hole in his back doesn’t know who shot him, why he shot him or how he shot him, police say.


Man fatally stabbed walking home in Mayfair

Thomas Ewing and his pals decided to walk home from the bar. That’s what you’re supposed to do, right?


Major changes planned for Frankford Avenue corridor

SEPTA plans to remove 19 regular stops from the heavily traveled Route 66 trackless trolley along Frankford Avenue.


Driver arrested after crashing car into house

Every year the Philadelphia Fire Department compiles a comprehensive report of the myriad ways that houses catch fire: electrical wiring, inattentive cooking, careless smoking, children playing with matches.