Articles by William Kenny

Somerton Spartans score some international competition

Two state representatives, one current and one former, joined the Omagh Thunder and Somerton Spartans under-14 boys basketball teams for an international friendly basketball game held at Somerton on July 5.


Civic group’s celebration set for Aug. 23

The Take Back Your Neighborhood Civic Association will host its annual Northeast Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Max Myers Community Center, at 1601 Hellerman St.


Expanding care

Aria Health debuts a $37.1 million emergency department and Level II trauma center this week at its Torresdale campus.

Looking for the epicenter of America’s health care crisis? Look no further than hospital emergency rooms.


Frankford shooting victims give little info

Not even a swarm of police stopped gunmen from trying to settle a dispute with a hail of gunfire on the streets of Frankford early last Thursday in a scene that has become increasingly familiar to neighborhood residents this month.


Morrell Park Wawa robbed at knifepoint

A knife-wielding man parlayed a dollar bill into a lot more cash as he held up a Morrell Park convenience store early Monday.


National Night Out preparations are underway

Last August, the Fox Chase Town Watch revived the city’s biggest National Night Out celebration. Last Wednesday, organizers got a head start on making the event even bigger in 2014.


Two stabbed at Holmesburg house party

A quarrel over a girlfriend sparked stabbings at a Holmesburg house party early Sunday that left a 21-year-old man and 18-year-old woman hospitalized with knife wounds, police said.


Brother charged in Oxford Circle murder

Philadelphia isn’t always the City of Brotherly Love. Last Saturday, an Oxford Circle man shot and killed his older brother during a quarrel at the home they shared.


Troopers arrest 35 for DUI over holiday

During the Independence Day holiday weekend, Pennsylvania State Police arrested 35 people for driving while under the influence and issued 932 traffic citations on highways in Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery counties.


Man sentenced to 60 years for child porn

A former volunteer instructor at a Bustleton martial arts school was sentenced on Friday to serve 60 years in federal prison for producing pornography involving two children, ages 2 and 3.