Articles by William Kenny

Pennypack Park cleanup removes 44 bags of litter

The Friends of Pennypack Park took advantage of ideal conditions to collect and remove 44 bags of litter along with numerous large pieces of trash from the park’s Little City area on June 28.


Deadline passes for Holy Family Liddonfield Expansion

Twenty months ago, Holy Family University officials posted a six-minute video to YouTube depicting a grand vision for the former Liddonfield public housing project. To date, nary a shovel of dirt has been turned on the barren, 33-acre, publicly owned tract at Torresdale Avenue and Megargee Street.


Thieves swipe motorized bike from driveway

A surveillance camera filmed a pair of thieves stealing a motorized bicycle from behind a house in Castor Gardens on June 30. Police are trying to identify the culprits.


Mayfair residents grant approval for two businesses

Two positive outcomes emerged from a special meeting of the Mayfair Civic Association June 24. Residents granted their approval for two new businesses on Frankford Avenue. And they also revived a dormant civic association in neighboring Wissinoming.


Armed man robs Lawncrest store

A hooded and masked man with a gun held up a Lawncrest convenience store on June 24.


Crime log: July 2, 2014

June 2 through 15


Fire Department appoints new commissioner

The Philadelphia Fire Department gained a new commissioner on June 14, one day following the retirement of the often-controversial Lloyd Ayers, who served 40 years as a firefighter, including the last decade as commissioner. Mayor Michael Nutter named Derrick Sawyer as Ayers’ successor last month.


Man sought for gunpoint sex assault

Philadelphia police have released a mugshot of a fugitive who is wanted for a gunpoint sexual assault in Holmesburg on June 30.


Fugitive arrested in Oxford Circle

A fugitive wanted by the FBI, three Delaware Valley police departments and the Pennsylvania parole board was captured in Oxford Circle on June 24.


Mayfair store owner shoots robber

A would-be robber made a fatal mistake in his attempt to hold up a Mayfair health food store on Monday afternoon. He brought a knife to a gunfight.