Articles by William Kenny

Meetings held to gather recommendations for Boulevard

Would you like to see staggered left turn signals at intersections along Roosevelt Boulevard? How about more South Jersey-style roundabouts? Would dedicated SEPTA bus and bicycle lanes improve traffic flow? Would more elevated pedestrian crosswalks make it safer?


Mayfair Elementary to undergo $7.5 million expansion

Mayfair Elementary School has been growing in student population for years. Starting in January, the building will grow in size.


$16K in watches swiped during Macy’s smash-and-grab

Three masked men in a stolen Mercedes snatched $16,000 in Movado watches from a Northeast Philadelphia Macy’s store last Thursday, two days after the same car was involved in the burglary of a high-end department store in Center City, authorities say.


U. Holmesburg Civic rejects landlord’s proposal

Joseph Smith’s effort to legalize four auto body shops and four residential apartments on a half-acre industrial property was met by an unanimous “no.” 


Thief steals car containing child, 6

An attempted car theft became a child abduction on Monday night in Mayfair when a bandit stole a woman’s car with her 6-year-old son sitting in the backseat.


Police shoot Mayfair man after domestic disturbance

Timothy McShane suffered wounds of the arm in the shooting and was charged with multiple counts of felony assault.


Police: Man pointed gun at Judge students

A Mayfair man pointed a gun at a car full of Father Judge High School students during a traffic dispute last Thursday morning.


Pennypack rapist gets 30 to 60 years

A Pennypack Park rapist’s prison bid just got a lot longer.


More police presence, less crime in Frankford

It’s been two months since a new police bicycle patrol initiative hit the streets of Frankford and so far, it seems to be working. 


Local community honors fallen hero

Leaders of the Philadelphia Fire Department and the city’s Mural Arts Program teamed up to present a Mural Paint Day at Lawncrest Recreation Center on Saturday in memory of fallen fire Lt. Joyce Craig.