Articles by William Kenny

Plots at local community garden are now available

With winter weather still looming in the forecast, it may be a bit too early to stow away the snow boots and shovels for the season. But it’s not too soon to start thinking about the growing season.


PGW contractors reach settlement with city

Three contractors for the Philadelphia Gas Works have reached agreements with the city and PGW to settle allegations that the contractors failed to properly install concrete and asphalt over gas lines that had been repaired or replaced.


Parkwood Deli burglars wanted

Two burglars apparently wanted to hit the lottery at a Parkwood Deli earlier this month, but they left as losers.


Two arrested in fatal street racing crash

Update: Ryan Farrell, 20, surrendered to police on Tuesday. 


Motorist flees after striking child in stroller in Tacony

A motorist stuck a child in a stroller on a Tacony street corner, then fled the scene during rush hour on Feb. 17, police say.


Car windows smashed in Castor Gardens

At least 10 residents of the Northeast’s Castor Gardens section awoke last Sunday morning to find the same appalling sight outside of their homes. Someone had smashed the windows of their cars.


Carjacker sentenced to 20 years in prison

A police impersonator who used police lights, a badge and a gun to carjack three motorists on a Holmesburg street in 2012 was sentenced last week to serve 20 years, eight months, in federal prison.


Woman slashed with broken bottle at NE bar

A woman is lucky to be alive after an altercation at a Mayfair bar left her with a slashed throat early on Valentine’s Day.


Teens fight, shots fired on Mayfair street

High school dismissal time has long been a concern for the residents and business people of Mayfair, but escalated dramatically when a fight between two teenagers led to a shooting on a busy street corner on Feb. 9.


Suspect sought in 7-Eleven robbery

An unsuccessful potty break may result in a long prison sentence for a would-be patron of a Bustleton convenience store if authorities can manage to identify him.