Articles by William Kenny

Gunmen smash window, ransack apartment

Police are trying to identify three men who burst into a Frankford apartment, held guns to a resident’s head and stole his widescreen television on Sept. 30.


Guilty plea in Frankford murder case

Joshua Williams is a prime example of how not to settle an argument. On the night that most of Philadelphia was celebrating the arrival of the year 2013, Williams had a beef with Frankford resident Tyjuan Shields. Apparently, Williams, who was five days shy of his 18th birthday at the time, fought Shields, then 24, in the street. The nature of the dispute is not known.


Civic group discuss traffic problems around Pollock School

Neighbors say that Welsh Road has become a parking lot outside Robert B. Pollock Elementary School during daily student arrival and dismissal times. 


Attackers sought in violent home invasion

A 70-year-old Somerton man answered a knock at his door one evening last week only to wind up with a major knock on his head.


Aria Health to merge with Jefferson

Northeast Philadelphia’s largest healthcare provider and one of the region’s most recognizable healthcare systems have announced plans to merge.


Torresdale Library announces upcoming fall events

The Torresdale Branch of the Free Library is offering a plethora of free public events throughout the fall at 3079 Holme Ave.


Somerton teen arrested for vandalism

Philadelphia police say that a Somerton teenager was responsible for the widespread vandalism of the Officer Daniel Boyle Memorial Playground in his own neighborhood last month.


So long, Singers

After almost 70 years in business, Singers Appliance Company will soon close its doors for good. 


A ride of hope

Two hundred military veteran bicyclists rolled into Maggie’s Waterfront Cafe on Sept. 29 for a brief respite on their Army vs. Navy Challenge from the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.


‘Pickleman’ hospitalized after stabbing

Over the last four decades, he has grown into somewhat of an iconic figure in and around the Greater Northeast, even among folks who recognize him merely for the jars of pickles and assorted condiments he cheerfully peddles at nightclubs, corner bars and fraternal halls throughout the area, and also for the overtly innocuous yet insidiously bawdy humor he typically delivers.