Articles by William Kenny

Rock breaks window at Northeast synagogue

Someone threw a rock through a window of a Northeast synagogue just before a Dec. 2 service, but police are not convinced that the incident was motivated by religious hate.

Robbers with axe invade Castor home

Three masked men with a pickaxe invaded a Castor Gardens home and made off with about $3,500 cash on Sunday evening, police say.

Robber hammers Tacony pizza man

An opportunist criminal with a hammer robbed a pizza delivery man in Tacony on Dec. 7, but his good fortune didn’t last long. Minutes later, police used their own bit of opportunism to lock him up.

Ready to launch

Next year, Glen Foerd will revive its boating heritage with the construction of a launch dock and the development of environmental programs.  

Northeast teen’s alleged killer beat robbery rap

Barely two months before Samir Price allegedly murdered 14-year-old Ian Wilsey on a Lower Mayfair street, Price stood at the front of a Philadelphia courtroom as a defendant in a felony robbery and aggravated assault case.

Middle-aged woman holds up Wawa

Philadelphia police are searching for an unidentified middle-aged woman who robbed the Wawa at Roosevelt Boulevard and Rhawn Street on Saturday.

Christmas champs

Local residents had a holly jolly time at the Fox Chase Champions holiday party for special-needs children and young adults. 

Volunteers clean up Northeast park

The Friends of Pennypack Park finished up their 2016 cleanup season with a monstrous haul of trash that they removed from the park in the area of Frankford and Solly avenues on Nov. 26.

NewCourtland Senior Services will begin construction in January

Demolition of the old St. Bartholomew School building is underway. The first of three construction phases will begin in January and is expected to continue for 18 months.

Motorcyclist killed after crash with SUV

A motorcyclist was killed and his passenger critically injured when their two-wheeler crashed into an SUV outside the Grant Academy Shopping Center on Nov. 25.