Articles by William Kenny

Nursing home expasion still under fire

The city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment approved the expansion of Immaculate Mary Center, but Holme Circle residents continue to oppose the decision. 

Local volunteers clean up Pennypack Park

The Friends of Pennypack Park encountered a few oddities when they gathered at the park’s Little City parking area on Sept. 24 for their monthly cleanup.

Fair and balanced?

The title of a new book by a Temple University journalism professor raises a compelling and very timely question about how the public acquires its news nowadays.

Cops: Girl, 13, behind ‘scary clown’ threats 

Authorities have unmasked a “scary clown” who used social media to make a series of violent threats last weekend targeting numerous city schools.

Community leaders digging Wissinoming projects

Demolition work has begun on 110,000 square feet of retail space that will feature a ShopRite and a Super Wawa. 

Bundled up man robs Far Northeast bank

Fall was barely one week old, but a man showed up at a Northeast bank on Sept. 29 as if it was the dead of winter. It was his version of a robbery disguise, authorities say.

2 years later, man arrested in hit and run

After almost two years, someone finally gave accident investigators the tip they needed to solve the December 2014 fatal hit and run of a South Philadelphia woman in Holmesburg.

Victim hits robber with car at Rhawnhurst bank

A suspected robber found out that a gun and a knife are no match for a moving car when he tried to hold up a motorist outside of a Rhawnhurst bank on Sept. 19, police say.

Union League addresses noise from shootings

In response to noise complaints from neighbors during last winter’s trap shooting season, the Union League of Philadelphia will be shooting in a different direction when the 2016-17 season opens next month at the League’s Torresdale country club.

Thieves used card reading devices at ATMs

Authorities have released surveillance photos of two men who may be responsible for installing illegal debit card reading devices at ATMs in Philadelphia and possibly other locales.