Articles by William Kenny

Details sparce after NE shooting

Philadelphia police found a 21-year-old man who had been wounded by gunfire in a portion of Pennypack Park near Austin Meehan Middle School on July 5, but investigators have released little information about the incident since it happened.

Bethany A.M.E. Church to host fish fry fundraiser

The 200-year-old Bethany A.M.E. Church, one of the oldest congregations in Northeast Philadelphia, will host a fish fry fundraiser on Friday, July 15, starting at 11 a.m. 

Bank robber sought by police

The FBI last week released surveillance photos of a man who investigators believe robbed one bank in Bustleton and another in Kensington in May.

Aria, Jefferson Health executives confirm merger

“This is not a consolidation. This is really a shared community governance model.” — Dr. Stephen Klasko, president and CEO of Jefferson Health

Wissinoming to launch town watch

Community activists in Wissinoming will soon have another outlet for their public service. Two years after the Wissinoming Civic Association resumed its monthly meetings, neighbors are now forming the Wissinoming Town Watch in an effort to suppress local crime.

Wave that flag

About a year ago, Philadelphia’s City Council challenged its constituents to commemorate the history and symbolism of the American flag by displaying 10,000 “stars and stripes” throughout the city. The Mayfair Civic Association is trying its best to do its part.

SEPTA moves to keyless fares

SEPTA began its transition to a contactless card-based fare system on June 13 when it launched the SEPTA Key Early Adopter pilot program.

Mayfair residents hung up on pawn shop sign

A Mayfair pawn shop was on the receiving end of king-size criticism as members of the Mayfair Civic Association considered three zoning appeals during a June 20 community meeting.

Man faces homicide charges after Boulevard crash

A Central New Jersey man is facing homicide by vehicle and DUI charges in Philadelphia after he struck and killed a recovering addict outside a Northeast drug and alcohol treatment facility last Thursday.

Man admits bilking Medicare out of $66,000

Bassem Kuran started a private ambulance company in the Northeast in 2011 after federal authorities locked up his mom for using her own local ambulance company to bilk millions of dollars from Medicare.