Articles by William Kenny

City Planning Commission seeks zoning changes in East Torresdale

East Torresdale residents’ desire to preserve open space has prompted the Philadelphia City Planning Commission to seek a series of zoning changes in the neighborhood.


Cab drivers’ argument ends in gunfire at Frankford terminal

According to police, the episode began on the 5200 block of Frankford Ave. where both drivers had parked their cabs while waiting for customers. They argued over who was next in line. 


7th Police District honors officers

Police Officers Alfred Fiorentino and Randy Vogt have been named Officers of the Month for January in the 7th Police District.


Local civic group approves plans for NE marijuana facility

Hearing a powerful testimonial about Flyers founder and chairman Ed Snider’s use of medical marijuana, members of the Parkwood Civic Association unanimously endorsed a plan by two of his children and his grandchild to build a 125,000-square-foot medical marijuana growing and processing plant in the Far Northeast.



Reward offered for stolen barbecue smoker

A Northeast Philadelphia barbecue restaurant is offering a cash reward and a year’s worth of ribs to anyone who can find a two-ton smoker that thieves stole from behind the business last Friday morning.


Residents concerned about Mayfair ‘speakeasy’

When the flappers and wise guys of the Roaring ’20s used the term “speakeasy” to refer to an unlicensed, underground drinking establishment, they did it for a reason.


Providing hope

NESTco consists of about 30 groups that join forces to help the needy.


Police seek gunmen wanted for pharmacy hold-ups

A pair of armed robbers has been traveling throughout the northern part of the city targeting a series of pharmacies and at least one fast food restaurant, authorities say.


Photos released after Mayfair bank heist

An unidentified man used a demand note to rob a Mayfair bank last Thursday, but he left surveillance photos behind.