Articles by William Kenny

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. 

Body of former Ryan football star found in river

The Archbishop Ryan High School and West Chester University communities are mourning the passing of a standout student-athlete who went missing on Saturday and was found dead in the Schuylkill River near the Girard Point Bridge on Sunday.

An Uber driver’s perspective of DNC gridlock

Hello, my name is Bill. And I’m an Uber driver.

Teen robbed while playing Pokemon GO

A Pokemon hunter became the hunted late last month as a half-dozen unidentified males jumped a 15-year-old Holmesburg boy as he strolled his neighborhood looking for imaginary creatures.

Road rage leads to shooting in Far NE

Road rage sparked a shooting near Philadelphia Mills mall on Sunday evening, police say.

Philadelphia Police cite 106, arrest none during DNC

Philadelphia police made no arrests but they cited 106 demonstrators for disorderly conduct during the four days of the Democratic National Convention. Meanwhile, the U.S. Secret Service arrested and charged 11 demonstrators who allegedly attempted to breach perimeter security around the Wells Fargo Center during the convention.

One dead, one injured after auto crash

A 75-year-old Lehigh County man died after his car drifted into oncoming traffic and collided with another vehicle on Academy Road on July 26.

NE activist leads FDR Park protest

Two national political committee directors set up shop at Broad Street and Pattison Avenue last week, but only one survived the Democratic National Convention with his leadership position still in tact — and it wasn’t U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.