Articles by William Kenny

Officers receive award for million-dollar drug bust

Seven police officers who carried out a million-dollar drug bust in Fox Chase last month have been named Officers of the Month for January in the 2nd Police District.

Nightclub incident topic of Bustleton civic meeting

The GoodLife Lounge has garnered complaints over the years. The latest was a complaint of a stabbing on Christmas Eve.

8th district officers honored

Members of the 8th Police District Advisory Council honored Officer Dimitrios Loizos as Officer of the Month for December during the council’s monthly meeting last Thursday.

$3.3 million worth of heroin seized in Burholme

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Dangerous Drug Offenders Unit in partnership with Philadelphia Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration arrested three people in connection with the trafficking of $3.3 million worth of heroin in the Northeast’s Burholme section on Jan. 24.

15th district honors officers, businesses at ceremony

Community leaders in the 15th Police District thanked two officers and four businesses for their public service during an annual awards banquet on Jan. 30 at the Tacony Mayfair Sons of Italy Club.

City Hall survey seeks input regarding city’s performance

Now is the time to speak your mind. The Philadelphia Resident Survey 2016-17 will close for good on Feb. 15. 

Police release photos of murder suspect

Police have released surveillance images of a gunman who they believe shot an East Frankford towing company worker repeatedly and fatally outside a local beer store on Jan. 12. The unidentified suspect opened fire on 35-year-old Eric Robinson at Melrose and Orthodox streets shortly after 8 p.m. A police commander told reporters at the scene that the assailant fired at least seven rounds, wounding Robinson in the head and torso. 

Local nonprofits collect a combined $16,000 in public funding

Councilman Bobby Henon distributed Philadelphia Activities Fund checks to the Mayfair Civic Association, Pennypack Music Festival, Mayfair Clean Sweep and Mayfair Memorial Playground, among others.

DUI suspected in crash that killed young sisters

They left their new Oxford Circle home in search of a midnight snack, but now their family and friends are mourning the deaths of a young woman and her 10-year-old sister on Roosevelt Boulevard.

Another major bridge renovation project planned for Holme Avenue

More than 16,000 motorists who traverse Holme Avenue each day will have to navigate a construction-related bottleneck next summer and autumn as the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation repairs a century-old bridge spanning a tributary stream of the Pennypack Creek.