Articles by William Kenny

A lesson in discontent

Irony wasn’t lost on more than a dozen Philadelphia public school teachers who demonstrated alongside dozens of students, parents and public education advocates outside the Watson T. Comly School last Wednesday afternoon, seeking more school funding.


Fire commissioner accused of lying under oath

Standing on the apron of City Hall, Philadelphia firefighters union leader Joe Schulle on Friday accused Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers of lying under oath regarding the recent demotions of 14 union members.


Beautification project approved in Holme Circle

A Holme Circle beautification project has been approved by the city and is ready to begin, but neighbors should not expect to see any big changes in the area until next spring.


A holiday tradition

About 100 police cruisers with lights flashing and horns honking pulled off of Roosevelt Boulevard, onto Southampton Road and then onto Carter Road in Somerton on Tuesday morning. But it wasn’t the world’s biggest car chase.


Man charged in beating of two young daughters

A Staten Island man is facing attempted murder charges after he savagely beat his two young daughters, including a month-old, while visiting a Frankford home last Wednesday, police say.


Armed men rob same Wawa three times

Men wearing Halloween masks have put the fear of death into employees of an Oxford Circle convenience store in recent weeks by robbing the place three times at gunpoint.


Thanksgiving football preview: Washington vs. Ryan

They don’t award championships for winning on Thanksgiving. But for the Archbishop Ryan and George Washington football teams, victory in their annual Far Northeast showdown would be a welcome, yet bittersweet consolation prize.


‘Faith heal’ parents plead no contest to murder charges

A Rhawnhurst couple whose belief in faith healing led to the April death of their 8-month-old son pleaded no contest to murder and related charges last week.


Collecting history

Things don’t get much more American than baseball, the Boy Scouts, coin collecting and contests. That’s why Mayfair’s Walter Waholek may be the most patriotic teenager in all of Northeast Philadelphia.


Energy efficient home improvements to receive rebates

The Philadelphia Gas Works plans to award $4 million in rebates for energy efficient home improvements in the coming months, but property owners can save energy and money while spending next to nothing.