Articles by William Kenny

Redevelopment plan gains approval

By a show of hands, about 400 of the 400 or so folks who attended last Thursday’s Upper Holmesburg Civic Association meeting were there to hear about a suspected swingers club in the neighborhood.


Officer of the Year, fellow cops recognized in 8th district

One police officer was named Officer of the Year for the 8th district, but 44 others received recognition of some kind during the district’s annual awards ceremony at the Ashburner Inn on April 17.


Officer recognized for quick response to domestic shooting

Officer Cathy Lint was honored as Officer of the Month in the 7th district during the Police District Advisory Council meeting on April 21.


Man convicted for violent rapes in Pennypack Park

A former Holmesburg man is facing the possibility of decades in state prison after his conviction last week for the violent rapes of two women in Pennypack Park in 2010 and 2011.


Man charged for NE shooting

Philadelphia police have made an arrest for the April 20 shooting of a Wissinoming man outside of his home.


Arrest made in fatal hit-and-run

A Northeast Philadelphia woman was arrested on April 20 in connection with a fatal hit-and-run vehicle crash in Andalusia in October.


Somerton meeting addresses election, declining crime

Residents of Somerton got an up-close-and personal view of the ongoing race for the 170th district seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on April 12. Actually, they saw one-half of the race.


Remember the Rising

The cradle of American liberty will stage a testimonial to Irish freedom on Sunday in the shadow of Independence Hall as Philadelphia commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Irish Easter Rising.


Philly deer cull nets 287 kills, 145 in NE parks

The Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation shot and killed 287 deer in city parks during the annual Fairmount Park Deer Management program, including 145 from two Northeast parks.


Man cleared of charges in death of his daughter’s boyfriend

Charles Jordan shot and killed his daughter’s purported boyfriend inside Jordan’s Northeast Philadelphia apartment in 2014, but the father did not commit a crime in the eyes of the law, a trial judge decided last week.