Articles by William Kenny

Police search for burglar

Police seek the public’s help in identifying a man depicted in surveillance video of an alleged burglary of a Mayfair bar on Feb. 7.


Man killed on Bustleton Ave.

A 41-year-old man was crossing busy Bustleton Avenue in the dark, on his hands and knees, trying to retrieve a shoe when a car struck and killed him, Philadelphia police say.


Local students honor police and firefighters

Students of St. Christopher School in Somerton honored police and firefighters from the community, including those whose children attend the school, during Catholic Schools Week commemorations on Feb. 2.


Firefighters battle six-alarm blaze in Frankford

Scenes on a Frankford block mirrored the Disney film Frozen, with a few segments of Backdraft mixed in as Philadelphia firefighters overcame a six-alarm blaze that apparently began inside an auto body shop on Saturday morning.


Deadline is Friday for public comments on North Delaware District Plan

A city planner informed members of the East Torresdale Civic Association on Feb. 8 that time is running out for them to submit comments on the recently published draft North Delaware District Plan.


Civic group eyes late-night club

It’s anyone guess what inspired the founders of a Bustleton nightclub to call their establishment GoodLife Lounge. Is the name a tribute to the 1963 Tony Bennett hit song The Good Life? Or is it a more contemporary reference, such as Kanye West’s 2008 Grammy winner Good Life?


City Councilwoman focuses on schools and water quality

Helen Gym won a City Council seat last year largely on the strength of her public education platform. She’s a former public school teacher, a mother of three public school students and a community organizer emphasizing public school advocacy.


Bone marrow clinic opens at Jeanes Hospital

The new space contains five exam rooms, nine infusion bays, a procedure room and two observation rooms containing state-of-the-art medical equipment.


Suspect sought for stealing $1,700 from NE church

Just days before the start of the holiest season in the Christian calendar, someone stole about $1,700 that a Northeast Philadelphia Catholic school had raised through its book fair, according to police.


Man wounded outside grocery store

Philadelphia police released alarming video last Thursday of a brazen shooting in front of a grocery store on busy Frankford Avenue. Investigators hope that the graphic images will help them identify the gunman.