Articles by William Kenny

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.

L&I shuts down Bustleton nightclub

A Bustleton nightclub where a shootout occurred and three police officers were assaulted late last month is in hot water with Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspection.

Keeping the faith

As Catholic school educators across the national celebrated Catholic Schools Week, Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput visited Archbishop Ryan High School last Thursday to make a major announcement regarding the future of Catholic education in the city.

IRS: Beware of telephone scam around tax time

Tax-filing season can be a time of confusion and frustration to working people and retirees who hope to maximize their refunds without breaking the bank in accountants’ fees.

Gunman dressed in Muslim garb robs Rite Aid

Yet another crook employed what authorities described as “Muslim garb” as a cover in the commission of a violent crime on Dec. 31. Last week, police released surveillance video of the armed robbery of a Mayfair pharmacy in hope of identifying the gunman.

A big hit

Remnants of Philadelphia’s fourth-heaviest snowfall on record still covered the ground, but that didn’t prevent the kids of Sluggersville from getting in their cuts.