Articles by William Kenny

Volunteers collaborate for Friends of Pennypack Park cleanup

Forty-seven volunteers, including 13 students representing four high schools, teamed with the Friends of Pennypack Park to collect 54 bags of litter from the park on March 28 in the FOPP’s first monthly cleanup event of the year.


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.


Truck shortage causing late trash pickups in the NE

Philadelphia’s sanitation crews are going to be a bit delayed during the coming weeks in picking up curbside trash, but residents are encouraged to volunteer their own time and efforts to help clean up public spaces in advance of the warm weather season.


Pennypack rapist ordered to stand trial

One victim said she just wanted to charge her cell phone and get a ride home. Another said that she had agreed to have sex with the guy, but that was before he turned angry and violent.


Crime log: April 1, 2015

March 9 through 22


Man killed in his Frankford apartment

An unidentified gunman took the life of a Frankford man inside the victim’s apartment on Friday night, according to Philadelphia police.


Suspects sought in pharmacy burglaries

A crew of burglars brazenly broke into two Northeast pharmacies in the early morning of March 25.


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.


Mayfair teen dies in dirt bike accident

Driving motorized dirt bikes and ATVs is illegal on city streets. Mayfair resident James Ortiz ignored that law and it cost him his life on March 23, according to Philadelphia police.


Man indicted in NE straw purchaser case

A straw purchaser used a Northeast Philadelphia gun shop to buy a rifle and three handguns illegally for a convicted felon and is now facing federal charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.