Articles by William Kenny

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.


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.


Man gunned down on Frankford street corner

A hail of gunshots claimed the life of a 25-year-old man on a busy Frankford street corner on Sunday night. Early this week, police still had few details to release about the slaying.


Police arrest armed robber after spree

Philadelphia police last week announced the recent arrest of an armed robber who allegedly spent more than three months terrorizing businesses in the northern and northeastern areas of the city.


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.


Armed man robs Lawncrest store

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


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.


Crime log: July 2, 2014

June 2 through 15