Articles by William Kenny

Holme Circle Civic Association president will not seek re-election

The vice president of the Holme Circle Civic Association announced that sitting President Elsie Stevens would not seek re-election to the group’s executive board, although no potential replacements have been identified.


Former police dispatcher sentenced for leaking accident information to tow truck businesses

A former Philadelphia police dispatcher has been sentenced to prison for selling confidential information about motor vehicle accidents to the operators of several tow truck businesses, including one in Frankford.


Bandit covers up ‘FKD’ shirt before heist

Apparently, a gunman didn’t want to sully the name of his beloved Frankford when he decided to hold up a Torresdale 7-Eleven on Oct. 20. So he went outside, pulled a red hoodie over his “FKD” shirt and took care of business.


Upper Holmesburg’s Oktoberfest fundraiser a big success

Upper Holmesburg Civic Association President Stan Cywinski proclaimed the group’s Oct. 4 Oktoberfest an unequivocal success as both a celebration of the civic group’s 10th anniversary and a much-needed fundraiser.


Man charged in Pathmark attack

An apparent self-defense shooting outside a Northeast supermarket has resulted in criminal charges, but not against the gunman.


Three million in grant funding headed to Northeast projects

Three million dollars in Pennsylvania grant funding will support four parks and recreation projects in the Northeast as well as an energy efficiency project at a local commercial warehouse, according to three state lawmakers from the Northeast.


Driscoll and Tomlinson visit E. Torresdale civic

Voters of Pennsylvania’s 173rd legislative district will have a decision to make on Nov. 4 about who should succeed Rep. Mike McGeehan and represent them in the General Assembly.


Pair arrested for at least 11 armed robberies

An alert officer from the 15th Police District captured two men who are responsible for at least 11 armed robberies of convenience stores, pizza parlors and other businesses in the Northeast since mid-August, authorities say. And the number of hold-ups tied into the case could still grow, although the primary suspects are now behind bars.


Crime log: October 22, 2014

Sept. 22 through Oct. 5


Women allegedly attack school bus filled with students on Boulevard

Police detectives are still trying to confirm the identities of two women who allegedly attacked a school bus full of students with a baseball bat and mace during a road rage incident on Roosevelt Boulevard last Thursday.