Articles by William Kenny

Volunteers collect 51 bags of litter

The Friends of Poquessing Watershed, Parkwood Civic Association and Philadelphia Water Department teamed to clean up Torrey Woods and Gilbert’s Run on Oct. 10, an effort that produced 51 bags of litter, four bags of recyclable cans and other debris from the park.


Second suspect arrested for Delaware slayings

Delaware State Police have announced the arrest of a second alleged gunman in connection with the slayings of two people, including an 18-year-old Northeast Philadelphia woman, in a botched home invasion near Dover on Oct. 17. But the investigating agency has shed no new light on the mysterious circumstances of the violence.


Police release IDs of fatal shooting victims

Philadelphia police have released the names of two men who died in unrelated shootings in the Northeast earlier this month.


Police confiscate 25 ATVs during sweep 

Prompted by repeated complaints from Somerton residents about the illegal use of unregistered ATVs on neighborhood streets, Philadelphia police confiscated eight of the vehicles during a surprise sweep on Sunday.


Neighbors discuss future of vacant riverfront land

A mile-long section of the Delaware River waterfront became a clean slate for a night — almost — as city planners met with about 50 Northeast residents at Abraham Lincoln High School last Thursday to further the North Delaware District Plan.


Elderly man held at knifepoint in Somerton

Two robbers in their 20s broke into the home of a 79-year-old Somerton man, held a knife to the victim’s throat and stole cash and jewelry from the home on Oct. 9, Philadelphia police say.


Dougherty trying to restore confidence in Supreme Court

Want fireworks? The 2015 Pennsylvania Supreme Court election has got them. But only time will tell if the drama in this year’s historic seven-way contest will captivate a historically indifferent electorate.


Volunteers clean up park on State Road

Sixteen volunteers from the Friends of Pennypack Park helped make Northeast Philadelphia look a lot nicer for Pope Francis’ visit to the area last month. They removed 36 bags of litter and two bags of recyclable cans from the area of the park across State Road from Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility.


Two arrested for trying to scam victim at Wells Fargo Bank

Two suspected scam artists “flim-flammed” their way into Philadelphia police custody after they allegedly tried to use a cash deception to steal a Northeast man’s bank withdrawal.


Suspects sought for credit card theft

Two credit card thieves went on a shopping spree at a couple of Northeast Philly businesses soon after swiping a wallet from a woman in Andorra earlier this month. Police hope that someone will recognize the culprits and divulge their names.