Articles by William Kenny

Building inspiration

Visiting the Tacony Branch Library can be like traveling back in time in many ways.

Access denied

Award-winning Irish folk artist Paddy Ryan will not be performing in the U.S. this Saint Patrick’s Day. His work visa has been denied.  

Abduction attempt reported in Holmesburg

A 31-year-old woman narrowly escaped an abduction attempt last Saturday in Holmesburg, Philadelphia police say.

8th PDAC honors officers, sergeant

Three are recognized for their arrest of a man who allegedly stole money from Our Lady of Calvary Church.

Woman found dead on riverbank

The dead body of a middle-aged woman in a Wildwood sweatshirt washed up on the bank of the Delaware River in Tacony on March 2 as police happened to be in the area on another assignment.

Wissinoming store robbed at gunpoint

An unknown gunman committed a takeover-style robbery at a dollar store in Wissinoming on March 3.

Three arrested, another wanted in man’s slaying

With one confessed killer already behind bars and awaiting sentencing for the April 2014 abduction and slaying of a man in Crescentville, authorities have arrested three more suspects this month and are seeking a fifth alleged accomplice.

Sisters recognized for volunteerism

The Friends of Pleasant Hill Park is still a very young organization, but it’s already inspiring the spirit of community service in some local folks. During the group’s inaugural public meeting on Feb. 25, it recognized two young sisters for their volunteerism.

Plans for the new MaST Charter School approved

A Northeast-based charter school foundation has unveiled plans to combine modern construction, progressive curricula and advocacy for neighborhood history in converting a Tacony brownfield into a 19-acre academic campus.

Pair arrested, charged in fatal stabbing

The Philadelphia Police Department announced two arrests last week in the fatal stabbing of a woman in Frankford last month. Although the department identified the victim as a transgender woman, it did not disclose what relevance the victim’s sexual identity may have had in the slaying.