Articles by William Kenny

Learning to grow

Fox Chase Elementary is approved for a School Redesign Initiative, an effort to teach an agriculture-themed, project-based curriculum from the grassroots level.


Gun buyback event nets 82 firearms

There are 82 fewer guns on the streets as a result of a gun buyback event conducted by the 15th Police District and the 15th Police District Advisory Council last Saturday at the Engine 38 firehouse in Tacony.


Felon indicted for post office robbery

A federal grand jury indicted a convicted felon last Thursday for the alleged armed robbery of a post office in Castor Gardens in November.


E. Torresdale Civic elects board members

The East Torresdale Civic Association elected its executive board officers and committee chairs for 2016 during the group’s monthly meeting on Dec. 14.


Concerns on N. Delaware District Plan tackled

“If you build an attraction so people will have a destination point instead of going downtown, it will lift up the community. It would be an economic engine.” — State Sen. John Sabatina


Roofing company owner admits lying during investigation

A Montgomery County-based roofing company owner pleaded guilty on Dec. 9 to six federal charges stemming from the 2013 jobsite death of a Northeast man who fell from a 45-foot scaffold.


Police seek Lexington Park prowler

A hooded prowler returned to an elderly couple’s Lexington Park home three times in less than two hours early on Dec. 4 in an apparent attempt to burglarize the place. He failed to get inside, but did some damage to the windows, police said.


Police investigate unrelated shootings

Police in the 2nd district responded to two unrelated shootings within about an hour on Monday afternoon, including one that is being investigated as a home invasion.


Pair charged with drugs, ramming police car

Two suspects fleeing an attempted drug bust allegedly rammed two police cars, crashed into a private motorist and almost ran over a police officer on Dec. 8.


Former officer pleads guilty to drug charges

A former city prison officer pleaded guilty on Monday to federal drug and attempted extortion charges for attempting to smuggle 100 non-prescribed OxyContin pills for an inmate of the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center in exchange for $1,000 cash.