Articles by William Kenny

15th district honors officers, businesses at ceremony

Community leaders in the 15th Police District thanked two officers and four businesses for their public service during an annual awards banquet on Jan. 30 at the Tacony Mayfair Sons of Italy Club.

City Hall survey seeks input regarding city’s performance

Now is the time to speak your mind. The Philadelphia Resident Survey 2016-17 will close for good on Feb. 15. 

Police release photos of murder suspect

Police have released surveillance images of a gunman who they believe shot an East Frankford towing company worker repeatedly and fatally outside a local beer store on Jan. 12. The unidentified suspect opened fire on 35-year-old Eric Robinson at Melrose and Orthodox streets shortly after 8 p.m. A police commander told reporters at the scene that the assailant fired at least seven rounds, wounding Robinson in the head and torso. 

Local nonprofits collect a combined $16,000 in public funding

Councilman Bobby Henon distributed Philadelphia Activities Fund checks to the Mayfair Civic Association, Pennypack Music Festival, Mayfair Clean Sweep and Mayfair Memorial Playground, among others.

DUI suspected in crash that killed young sisters

They left their new Oxford Circle home in search of a midnight snack, but now their family and friends are mourning the deaths of a young woman and her 10-year-old sister on Roosevelt Boulevard.

Another major bridge renovation project planned for Holme Avenue

More than 16,000 motorists who traverse Holme Avenue each day will have to navigate a construction-related bottleneck next summer and autumn as the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation repairs a century-old bridge spanning a tributary stream of the Pennypack Creek.

Streets department says no to West Torresdale stop signs

Avalon Street often feels more like Daytona Avenue to folks who live along the tiny neighborhood byway in West Torresdale as cars and trucks zoom through the suburban-like blocks with seemingly reckless abandon, they say.

Still no progress on former Liddonfield site

Upper Holmesburg residents were hoping to learn more exciting details about the new sports fields and low-income senior residences that are planned for the site of the former Liddonfield Homes public housing project.

Police search for missing Frankford teen

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a teenage girl who has been missing from her Frankford home for more than two weeks.

Officers honored in 7th Police District

Police Officers John Connors and Bryan Howell have been named Officers of the Month for December in the Far Northeast’s 7th district. Connors and Howell were recognized for their job performance during the monthly meeting of the 7th Police District Advisory Council on Dec. 19.