Articles by William Kenny

Celebrating 110

Dozens of children and adults helped the Tacony Branch Library celebrate its 110th birthday on Wednesday, March 30, with a kids party in the afternoon, followed by an evening reception and historical program by Lou Iatarola Jr. City Councilman Bobby Henon presented a special Council citation to Branch Manager Suzin Weber.


Woman shot in the neck on Easter

An Oxford Circle woman ended up with a gunshot wound of the neck on Easter Sunday, but information is scarce about how it happened.


Wired for success

A career as a high-voltage technician has changed a local woman’s life.


Third suspect arrested in shooting at Ryan

Police have announced the arrest of a third suspect in the March 19 non-fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy behind Archbishop Ryan High School.


Sworn statements revealed in sex abuse scandal

Reports expose discrepancies in the various stories of sexual abuse offered by a former St. Jerome’s altar boy, whose testimony helped imprison two priests, a lay teacher and a monsignor.


Straw purchaser faces charges 

A Philadelphia woman is facing federal charges after she allegedly acted as a straw purchaser in buying two guns from an Upper Holmesburg shop last October.


Smoother ride: Tyson Avenue to receive a $6M paving project

Tyson Avenue runs almost 3 1/2 miles through the heart of several Northeast Philadelphia neighborhoods including Burholme, Castor Gardens, Mayfair and Tacony. Last week, an official with the city’s Department of Streets announced that the thoroughfare is about to get a major facelift.


Police: Woman shot her boyfriend

A Somerton woman says she accidentally shot her boyfriend in the leg inside their home, but she’s facing criminal charges for the Friday night incident anyway, according to police.


Officers help deliver baby

Officers James Klepesky and Anthony Berry were named Officers of the Month in the 15th district on March 14 after helping a local woman deliver her baby in February.


Northwood store robbed again

An armed robber stole cash from a Northwood convenience store early on March 20, but he left behind surveillance video as evidence in the investigation.