Articles by William Kenny

Landscapes of history

Glen Foerd plans to restore historical features throughout its 18-acre estate.

Surrounded by generations of urban development, Glen Foerd on the Delaware remains a pastoral oasis, and not merely because of the mid-19th century mansion that accentuates the 18-acre, city-owned estate.


Four NE men nabbed in prostitution bust

Four Northeast residents were among six men arrested by Citywide Vice police for allegedly patronizing prostitutes on Kensington Avenue last Thursday.


City unveils controversial plan to redeploy paramedics

Philadelphia’s Civil Service Commission has paved the way for a Nutter administration plan to halve the number of paramedics serving on each of the fire department’s 50 medic units, despite vehement objections from leaders of the city’s firefighters and paramedics union.


Police impersonator sought

A man walked into a Castor Gardens pharmacy on Feb. 25, flashed a badge to employees and declared that he was conducting a narcotics investigation. Yet, the man isn’t a cop, according to the legitimate Philadelphia police.


Suspect caught on camera during burglary

On a scale of one to 10, the surveillance video of a recent residential burglary in Tacony is at least an 11.


Possible stalker reported in Lawndale

A 15-year-old girl has informed police about a possible adult male stalker in the area of Hasbrook Avenue and Lardner Street in Lawndale.


Boyle petitions validated, questions remain

There was an elephant in Commonwealth Court Senior Judge James Gardner Colins’ courtroom last Thursday, but Daylin Leach’s campaign manager insists it wasn’t him.


Fatal stabbing in Lawndale home

A North Philadelphia man was stabbed to death inside a Lawndale home on Sunday morning, but police have released few details about the slaying.


Holme Circle Civic to educate children on dangers of Pennypack Creek

The Holme Circle Civic Association hasn’t forgotten about last year’s Pennypack Creek drowning deaths.


Parkwood man to stand trial for fatal crash

A Parkwood man has been ordered to stand trial on allegations that he was driving drunk with his pregnant fiance and their 16-month-old son as passengers when he caused a two-car crash on Red Lion Road last October, killing the woman and her unborn son.