Articles by William Kenny

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.

Police search for burglar

Police seek the public’s help in identifying a man depicted in surveillance video of an alleged burglary of a Mayfair bar on Feb. 7.

Man killed on Bustleton Ave.

A 41-year-old man was crossing busy Bustleton Avenue in the dark, on his hands and knees, trying to retrieve a shoe when a car struck and killed him, Philadelphia police say.

Local students honor police and firefighters

Students of St. Christopher School in Somerton honored police and firefighters from the community, including those whose children attend the school, during Catholic Schools Week commemorations on Feb. 2.

Firefighters battle six-alarm blaze in Frankford

Scenes on a Frankford block mirrored the Disney film Frozen, with a few segments of Backdraft mixed in as Philadelphia firefighters overcame a six-alarm blaze that apparently began inside an auto body shop on Saturday morning.

Deadline is Friday for public comments on North Delaware District Plan

A city planner informed members of the East Torresdale Civic Association on Feb. 8 that time is running out for them to submit comments on the recently published draft North Delaware District Plan.