Articles by William Kenny

Renovations to Immaculate Mary topic of Holme Circle meeting

Residents of Holme Circle may soon learn the full details about proposed renovations to the Immaculate Mary Home at 2990 Holme Ave.


Police: Ex-con started fire that killed family

Abdu Rivera hasn’t exactly been lying low since someone firebombed an Olney rowhouse in November 2003, igniting a blaze that claimed the lives of five family members, including a 3-month-old girl.


Police and fire credit union robbed of $500

One sure-fire way to get yourself some attention is to steal money from police and firefighters. Indirectly, that’s precisely what an unidentified man did in Mayfair last Saturday.


NE man sentenced to prison for child porn

Note: In a previous version of this article, the Times published an incorrect home address for the defendant, Tony Myers.


Father shoots son on Mayfair street

An argument between a father and his adult son led to a shooting on a Mayfair street on April 26, leaving the son with a chest wound and the father explaining his actions to police.


Arsonist of troubled Mayfair bar sought

It’s been an eventful several months for Owen’s Cafe in Mayfair.


15th District honors local officer

Members of the 15th Police District Advisory Council recently honored Officer Patrick Owens as Officer of the Month for March. During the month, Owens arrested a gunman inside a Mayfair bar and captured an alleged carjacker.


‘Swingers club’ draws ire of Upper Holmesburg

A month-long buzz around Northeast Philadelphia rose to a boil last Thursday evening as hundreds of area residents packed the St. Dominic’s Church hall to learn and complain about a suspected “swingers” club in the community.


Redevelopment plan gains approval

By a show of hands, about 400 of the 400 or so folks who attended last Thursday’s Upper Holmesburg Civic Association meeting were there to hear about a suspected swingers club in the neighborhood.


Officer of the Year, fellow cops recognized in 8th district

One police officer was named Officer of the Year for the 8th district, but 44 others received recognition of some kind during the district’s annual awards ceremony at the Ashburner Inn on April 17.