Articles by William Kenny

Photos, tips lead to bank robber arrest

Gerald Riley apparently didn’t bother too much with a disguise. He wore a Nike T-shirt, Eagles cap and a thin moustache when he robbed the Santander Bank at 6836 Torresdale Ave. in Tacony on Nov. 4, authorities claim.


New book explores Tacony roots

A new historical book about the founding of Tacony also highlighted the 2015 Northeast Philadelphia History Fair on Saturday at Holy Family University.


Mother took explicit photos of daughters

An Oxford Circle woman has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for taking sexually explicit photos of her daughters, ages 6 years and 16 months, and for offering to send the older girl to Michigan to meet a man for sex.


Bustleton church completes stormwater gardens project

Bethesda Presbyterian Church unveiled Philadelphia’s newest stormwater gardens last Wednesday afternoon, a system of four planted water-retention basins that will allow the Bustleton congregation to reduce its impact on the city’s storm sewers while vastly reducing its water bills.


Bridge to the past

High school kids must have had it pretty rough in the days before the Internet.


Body found in river was missing teen

A dead body pulled from the Delaware River near Linden Avenue on Nov. 4 was that of a Frankford High School freshman girl, authorities say.


Wissinoming rallies behind deli damaged in car crash

Judging by its many web reviews, Marino’s Deli is a jewel of a sandwich shop in Wissinoming. And considering that the decades-old eatery doesn’t even have a marquee sign, it surely fits the bill as a hidden gem.


‘We never forget our fallen’

Officer Daniel Boyle Memorial Playground unveils new outdoor mural.  


Victory at last

Al Taubenberger gave five concession speeches in five previous runs for office, but Tuesday night was a lot different.


The spooky side of Mayfair

Neighbors showcased their spirit during this year’s Halloween decorating contest.