Articles by William Kenny

‘They gave us our freedom’

It was Dec. 18, 1944, and the members of Stanley Wojtusik’s U.S. Army 106th Infantry Division found themselves surrounded by Nazis. Two days earlier, the Germans had launched what would be their last major offensive of World War II, the Battle of the Bulge.


Antique art

The Paper Cut Artistry of Margarethe von Glehn Luther is now on display at Glen Foerd.   


Holmesburg Civic hears complaints about local business

A new business has taken over the property at Torresdale Avenue and Tolbut Street, and neighbors say some zoning requirements have been forgotten.   


Bullock makes more history in Ryan victory

Staring at fourth-and-5 while nursing a one-score lead with 12 seconds left on the clock, the Archbishop Ryan coaching staff might have faced a gut-wrenching decision. But for one more play at least, the Raiders still had Samir Bullock.


Spirit of the holidays

The students and staff of the Bucks County Dance Center of Bensalem were gearing up to spread Christmas joy to their community when evil struck them with a devastating blow on Oct. 13. But in true holiday spirit, a group of local musicians and performers have dedicated their talents to helping the dance school recover from an intentionally set fire at their studio.


Man held for trial in NE double murder

James Mears says he targeted Dollie “Grandma” Evans because she sold crack in the Holmesburg home they shared.  


Friends of Poquessing organize clean up event

A dozen volunteers gathered at Knights Road and Clarendon Avenue in Morrell Park on Nov. 15 to participate in the LOVE Your Park Fall Service Day sponsored by the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the Department of Parks and Recreation, in collaboration with the Friends of Poquessing Watershed.


Officers of the Month honored by 7th PDAC

John Conway and Barbara Tiano were named Officers of the Month in the 7th Police District during the Nov. 20 meeting of the 7th Police District Advisory Council.


Mayfair Civic supports zoning for commercial kitchen

A residential garage at Bustleton Avenue and McKinley Street could soon be converted into a commercial kitchen after the Mayfair Civic Association on Nov. 17 voted not to oppose the owner’s zoning appeal.


New 8th district captain visits Parkwood Civic meeting

Parkwood Civic Association members met Capt. Adam Friedman, the new commander of the 8th Police District, during their monthly session last week, and they also heard good news about the almost-complete hiking and biking trail that runs along the Poquessing Creek from behind Junod Playground on Dunks Ferry Road to just outside Benjamin Rush State Park.