Articles by William Kenny

Starting the conversation

A local police officer is donating iPads with communication software to autism support classrooms throughout Philadelphia. 


Samurai swordsman bursts into nail salon

One can only imagine what the patrons of a Northeast nail salon must have been thinking last Friday. Had they been transported to medieval Japan? Or perhaps an old Saturday Night Live skit?


Police: Victim shoots, wounds 1 of 3 armed robbers

Three armed robbers were playing a game of Russian roulette on the streets of Tacony, Mayfair and Wissinoming last Thursday night. On their fourth try, the inevitable happened.


Plans for Tacony pedestrian route move forward

Tacony’s long-awaited pedestrian and bicycle connection to the Delaware River is taking shape — on paper at least.


Cops: Man assaults clerk, gets stabbed

A word to the wise: never punch the person who makes your sandwiches.


Attempts to make Boulevard a safer road continue

In case you haven’t heard about it, or worse yet experienced it, Roosevelt Boulevard can become pretty dangerous at times.


Volunteers remove 61 bags of litter from Pennypack Park

Forty-six volunteers removed 61 bags of litter from Pennypack Park on March 26 during the first monthly cleanup event of the year hosted by the Friends of Pennypack Park.


Torresdale neighbors complain about shooting range

Neighbors search for answers as to why a Torresdale country club is allowed to house a shooting range. Loud shotgun blasts can be heard from nearby homes most Sundays. 


Roofer sentenced for lying about fatal fall

An Eastern Montgomery County roofing company owner has been sentenced to 10 months in prison in connection with the 2013 fatal fall of an employee who resided in the Northeast.


Pediatrician and wife charged for growing pot

A Northeast children’s doctor and his wife are facing criminal charges in Bucks County after firefighters went to their home in an emergency and allegedly found dozens of marijuana plants growing in the garage.