Articles by William Kenny

Future uncertain for proposed dance studio in Parkwood

The Parkwood Civic Association has adopted a wait-and-see approach for a proposed dance studio that a local husband and wife are hoping to open in the Byberry East Industrial Park.


Father, son sent to prison for Somerton shooting

Pair sentenced for shooting that stemmed from an argument over a stolen cell phone and Craigslist ad. 


Abduction attempt was misunderstanding

A suspected abduction attempt involving a 9-year-old Fox Chase girl and an unidentified man turned out to be a misunderstanding, Philadelphia police said last week.


2nd PDAC holds Ride for Peace event

Members of the Philadelphia Police Department and the District Attorney’s Office joined community leaders in the Northeast for the annual 2nd Police District Advisory Council Bike Ride for Peace and Community Day on Sept. 12.


Woman in Tacony dungeon case pleads guilty

Linda Weston pleaded guilty last Wednesday to federal murder, racketeering, fraud and hate crimes charges.


Volunteers remove 28 bags of trash from Holme Avenue

Five months can seem like an eternity in the life of an urban park, especially when the proliferation of litter is concerned. So the Friends of Pennypack Park returned to Holme Avenue behind Nazareth Hospital for its latest park cleanup day on Aug. 22.


Prison guards indicted for smuggling drugs

In a series of indictments issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office last Wednesday, four Philadelphia correctional officers and two former officers were charged with smuggling drugs and cellphones into city prisons and delivering the contraband to inmates in exchange for cash.


Papal Visit Preview: ‘Popecopter,’ SEPTA schedule changes planned for NE

Northeast denizens who for weeks have been wondering how to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis during his sojourn to a local prison, or how to avoid the typical traffic snarls, have instead been getting a hard lesson in intergovernmental protocols — some may prefer to call it red tape.


Papal Visit Preview: A family of faith

A Somerton family is chosen to greet Pope Francis at the airport next weekend. 


Nuisance house, speed humps topics of Somerton meeting

The wait was over for dozens of Somerton residents on Sept. 8 as they finally got the opportunity to vent publicly about two neighborhood problems.