Articles by William Kenny

Friends of Poquessing Watershed volunteers clean up potter’s field

Nine volunteers overcame gusting winds and chilly temperatures to clean up the city’s last potter’s field at Dunks Ferry and Mechanicsville roads on March 15.


Crime log: April 1, 2015

March 9 through 22


Two plead guilty in shooting at gun range

A man and woman who ambushed, robbed and shot a senior citizen patron of a Northeast gun range last year, stealing his seven handguns, pleaded guilty on Thursday to numerous felony charges stemming from the crime.


Life lessons

Philadelphia Academy’s transition program offers special ed students vocational placements, internships and plenty of opportunity.  


Furry friends visit Fox Chase Elementary

Fox Chase Elementary School welcomed a few new faces last Wednesday and they instantly became the most popular kids in school, although some of them could’ve used a bit more soap and water.


Convictions upheld in sexual abuse case

Pennsylvania Superior Court on March 25 upheld the convictions of a former Northeast-based priest and former Catholic school lay teacher for sexually abusing a boy at St. Jerome’s Parish more than a decade ago.


Holmesburg man acquitted of murder charges

St. Patrick’s Day proved lucky for a Holmesburg man who was accused of first-degree murder in connection with a February 2014 fatal shooting on a notorious block in his neighborhood.


Civic group approves plans for facade signs on Smylie Times building

A Northeast Philadelphia landmark is about to get a facelift, providing the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment agrees with members of the Mayfair Civic Association.


Mayfair Civic members hear from mayoral candidates

Lynne Abraham presented herself as a proven leader, independent of special interest influence, who will bridge the “disconnect” between Philadelphia’s centralized administration and the city’s outlying neighborhoods.


Liddonfield project to start bidding process again

Groundhog Day arrived a bit late for members of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association.