Articles by William Kenny

Play day

Thousands of kids were chasing a giant blue gorilla around Pennypack on the Delaware park last Wednesday, but they didn’t have their cellphones in hand.

Man charged in shooting, robbery

A teenager wanted by police for allegedly taking part in the shooting and robbery of a take-out food delivery man in Southwest Philadelphia in June has been arrested in Frankford.

Despite opposition, plans for billboard move forward

The Zoning Board of Adjustment’s opinion on plans for a new digital sign along Interstate 95 has members of the East Torresdale Civic Association seeing stars.

Armed robbers strike Frankford grocery store

Two armed robbers walked into a Frankford grocery store and asked for water ice before walking out with some cold, hard cash last month, Philadelphia police say. Investigators hope surveillance video will help them identify the crooks.

Two arrested for July Wawa brawl 

Authorities have painted a clearer picture of what was going on in a viral video of a melee at a Northeast Philadelphia Wawa store late last month. And they’ve arrested two people who were allegedly involved in the disturbance.

Tacony motorcyclist killed while getting gas

A Tacony motorcyclist was shot and killed while refueling his bike at a Southwest Philadelphia gas station on Sunday, police say.

Oxford Circle man shot fatally near home

An Oxford Circle man was shot to death in the street one block from his home on Monday afternoon, police say.

Hundreds attend pro-police rally in Mayfair

Hundreds of flag-wavers, motorcycle riders, vendors and spectators turned Mayfair’s signature intersection into a pro-police pep rally for the second time in less than a month as Philly Cops Rock occupied Cottman and Frankford for four hours on Sunday afternoon.

Communities, law enforcement team up

A youth baseball team accepted championship certificates from a state representative. A city councilman and the police commissioner passed out gifts of appreciation to Town Watch volunteers. The mayor stooped to chat a shyish boy who had his arm in a cast.

Commerce director tours Northeast business district

Officials toured Upper Holmesburg, meeting with local merchants to solicit suggestions about revitalizing the avenue as a shopping destination.