Articles by William Kenny

Man gets 20 to 40 years for wife’s murder

Christopher Murray formally pleaded guilty on May 26 to strangling his wife Connie as the couple argued on the outskirts of Pennypack Park in Holme Circle last August.


Officer of the Year honored by 7th PDAC

Danger, guns, life-or-death scenarios: police officers encounter them every day on the streets. And sometimes at the police station, too.


Bustleton Civic awards students for community service

The Greater Bustleton Civic League awarded special recognition to five local grade school students last week for their achievements in academics and community service.


Street fight leads to shooting in Mayfair

An altercation outside a Mayfair bar spilled onto Cottman Avenue and led to a shooting on May 27.


Conservatorship Law can rehabilitate abandoned properties

Is there an abandoned, derelict property on your block? The state of Pennsylvania has an app for that.


Gunmen indicted for Frankford store robbery

The U.S. Attorney’s Office on Tuesday announced the grand jury indictment of two men for a gunpoint robbery of a Frankford grocery store on May 27.


The journey begins

Long-disputed methadone clinic opens in Holmesburg.   


Thieves swipe car batteries from auto shop

Forget about petty change in the console, a couple of unidentified men took the theft-from-auto concept to a new devious level earlier this month when they raided a Northeast auto repair yard and stripped several cars of their batteries.


Housing for low-income seniors could be headed to Liddonfield site

The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association is getting a better sense of what the Philadelphia Housing Authority wants to do with the former Liddonfield housing project property, but the neighborhood group isn’t too happy with what it’s seeing.