Articles by William Kenny

Teacher sentenced for sex with student, 17

Holmesburg school teacher Erica Ann Ginnetti was facing as much as seven to 14 years in state prison for having sex with a 17-year-old Lower Moreland High School student, but a Montgomery County judge gave her a break on Friday.


Strength in the community

Jack Costello Boxing Gym opened in 1996 and continues to thrive today. The non-profit operation provides physical training, mental development and emotional support.  


One nabbed for airbag thefts, more sought

Ricky Sanchez isn’t singly responsible for hundreds of automobile steering wheel airbag thefts that have occurred around Philadelphia since last May, but police detectives think that last week’s arrest of Sanchez is a good start in solving the crime pattern.


Two wounded in Tacony shooting

A street corner argument sparked a shooting in which two men were wounded in Tacony on Friday night. The gunfire erupted shortly after 7 p.m. in the 6600 block of Hegerman St., according to Lt. Dennis Rosenbaum of Northeast Detectives. A car occupied by two men pulled up to the curb outside a pizza shop and second-floor apartment. A pedestrian approached the car to speak to the occupants. The conversation escalated into an argument.


Shedding light on a dark comedy

‘The Shadow of a Gunman’ is the first of three plays by Sean O’Casey that will hit the stage leading up to the centennial of the 1916 Easter Rising.   


Bustleton family dedicates park bench to creek victim

After they dedicated a park bench in Brandon Boyle’s memory on Saturday, his parents renewed their pleas for the demolition of a Pennypack Creek dam.   


Wissinoming Civic questions development site proposal

New York-based developers have applied to the city to build new rowhouses on the former site of the Wissinoming Boys Club, but leaders of the neighborhood’s civic association have some serious questions about the proposal.


Woman’s corpse found buried near Frankford El

Nobody has been charged with the homicide, but Philadelphia police took a suspect into custody after he allegedly attempted to flee a rowhouse at the burial site and struggled with officers.   


Body of missing man found in river

A senior citizen from Bustleton who disappeared under mysterious circumstances more than three months ago was found on Friday afternoon. A jogger spotted Vito Maglio’s body in the Schuylkill River. Maglio had a gunshot wound of the head, according to a police source.


Crime log: April 1, 2015

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