Articles by William Kenny

Crime log: October 1, 2014

Aug. 25 through Sept. 7


Convent on Holme Avenue will become apartment building

Facing declining membership and the rising cost of repairs to their home, the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth moved out of the 60-year-old Infant Jesus Convent in June 2013.


Upper Holmesburg Civic celebrates anniversary

Like most strong alliances, residents of Upper Holmesburg unified as a result of a common enemy. And as is the case in many neighborhoods, the Upper Holmesburg folks saw misplaced development as the enemy.


Reliving history

Martin Lentz’s play, ‘D-Day, Again,’ is a one-act drama that takes place in a single day more than a half-century after the legendary Normandy invasion.

Someday, the world will have no more World War II veterans left to tell the story of the largest armed conflict that the planet has ever seen. But it will still have Martin Lentz’s play, D-Day, Again, and one would hope, myriad other artistic accounts.


Gunman sought in 7-eleven robbery

A gunman held up a Burholme convenience store early on Sept. 11. The robbery occurred at 7-Eleven, 1435 Cottman Ave., at about 1:15 a.m. when an unknown man followed the store clerk into the business, pulled a gun and demanded cash. The clerk took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and gave it to the robber, who fled southbound through the store’s parking lot. No injuries were reported.


Fall is in the air at Hop Angel

The Hop Angel Brauhaus in Fox Chase launched a fall full of public festivals last weekend with its inaugural Pumpkinfest on Saturday and Sunday. The German-style public house offered a variety of pumpkin beers and pumpkin dish specials, while engaging visitors in a variety of seasonal activities, including pumpkin decorating.


Possible partner emerges in Liddonfield redevelopment

There’s a new player in the stalled redevelopment of the former Liddonfield Homes that the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association hopes will be a catalyst for the long-sought transformation of the longtime public housing project.


Police release video of pizza shop robbery

Philadelphia police have released surveillance video of an armed robbery at a Northwood pizza parlor.


The self help guru

“Fiction doesn’t preach, it entertains and you can deliver powerful messages in fiction.” — Dr. Joseph F. Ruggiero  


Mayfair Civic Association announces holiday festivities

Summer is over, but the party is just beginning in Mayfair. Actually, the neighborhood has a full lineup of festivities planned to celebrate the many end-of-year holidays.