Articles by William Kenny

Burglars steal thousands from washing machines

Police say crooks have been breaking into apartment buildings throughout the Northeast and ripping off thousands of dollars from the coin-operated washing machines.

5-year-old, mom escape abduction attempt

An unidentified man tried to snatch a 5-year-old girl from her mother’s side on a Castor Gardens sidewalk on Jan. 12, but the youngster and her mom managed to escape his clutches.

Woodhaven Expressway completion makes wishlist

City Planner tells Somerton residents they should get involved in the project so their opinions can be on record.

Video released in Christmas armed robbery

Philadelphia police released surveillance video last week of the Christmas Day armed robbery of a convenience store in Upper Holmesburg in hope that someone will help them identify the bandit.

Two tow company workers murdered within 24 hours

The men both worked at A. Bob’s Towing in East Frankford. Police have not connected the slayings.  

Suspects sought in gas station burglary

Three unidentified men who burglarized a Northwood gas station on Dec. 23 may be behind a string of recent ATM break-ins, police said last week as they released surveillance video of the latest crime.

Ex-con rams police car, escapes custody 

An ex-convict and two of his pals went for a wild ride on Roosevelt Boulevard early last Friday, leaving a police car and at least two other vehicles in the repair shop while snarling traffic on the busy artery for much of the morning rush.

Boyle discusses legislative priorities

Kevin Boyle plans to reform the Philadelphia Parking Authority and wants to tax energy companies that extract natural gas from the state’s Marcellus shale region.

Boulevard of broken dreams

She grew up on Fifth Avenue, frolicking with A-list stars. Now she lives on the streets of Northeast Philly, scraping by one day at a time, certain that famed funnyman Jerry Lewis is her father.

A whole new dimension

Students at MaST take the concept of hands-on learning to a new level in the school’s 3D design workshop.