Articles by William Kenny

A sweet success

About 70 volunteers baked and packaged more than 7,000 cookies last weekend in a show of gratitude for the work that Philadelphia’s police officers do every day.


Public presentation on former Liddonfield Homes is postponed

The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association has postponed a public presentation about the proposed redevelopment of the former Liddonfield Homes public housing complex.


L&I inspects suspected ‘speakeasy,’ finds nothing illicit

Contrary to the social media hype, there were no strippers, no bartenders and no “waitress girls” when police and city code inspectors visited a certain Mayfair apparel store last Friday evening.


Jail time for oxycodone-scheme 

An outlaw motorcycle gang member known as “Redneck” and who once sought medical treatment for menstrual pains was sentenced last Friday to 20 years in prison for his role in an opioid distribution ring operated by a Bustleton-based physician.


Couple with baby wanted for theft

Authorities are trying to identify a couple with a small baby who have stolen merchandise from Target stores on both sides of the Philadelphia-Bucks County line.


City Planning Commission seeks zoning changes in East Torresdale

East Torresdale residents’ desire to preserve open space has prompted the Philadelphia City Planning Commission to seek a series of zoning changes in the neighborhood.


Cab drivers’ argument ends in gunfire at Frankford terminal

According to police, the episode began on the 5200 block of Frankford Ave. where both drivers had parked their cabs while waiting for customers. They argued over who was next in line. 


7th Police District honors officers

Police Officers Alfred Fiorentino and Randy Vogt have been named Officers of the Month for January in the 7th Police District.


Local civic group approves plans for NE marijuana facility

Hearing a powerful testimonial about Flyers founder and chairman Ed Snider’s use of medical marijuana, members of the Parkwood Civic Association unanimously endorsed a plan by two of his children and his grandchild to build a 125,000-square-foot medical marijuana growing and processing plant in the Far Northeast.