Articles by William Kenny

Residents can voice opinions about Comcast at public forums

The city of Philadelphia is in the midst of negotiations to renew its franchise agreement with cable service provider Comcast and is hosting a series of public forums to obtain community input for the process. Residents are invited to testify about their cable-related needs and interests.


Many homeowners to receive reassessment notices

About 131,000 Philadelphia homeowners will be receiving reassessment notices from the city’s Office of Property Assessment for Tax Year 2016.


Crime log: April 22, 2015

March 23 through April 5


Deer management program helps control overpopulation

Sharpshooters hired by the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation killed 165 deer in city parks including 68 in Pennypack Park during the recently completed annual deer management program.


Statewide traffic deaths reach all-time low

Traffic deaths in Pennsylvania reached an all-time low in 2014 with 1,195 fatalities reported on the state’s highways, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.


Thief smashes gas station window with truck

Maybe there weren’t any rocks nearby, so a burglar made due with what he had. He used his pickup truck to smash a glass door and steal cigarettes from a Philadelphia Mills-area gas station on Jan. 31.


Feds arrest alleged bank robber

Federal agents have arrested a man who allegedly robbed two area banks and may have been involved in two other hold-ups earlier this month.


Man swipes cigarettes from Wawa

A man used diversion instead of force to steal a couple of cartons of cigarettes from a Bustleton convenience store on March 29, but he wasn’t able to deceive a surveillance camera.


Restoring faith

The community is raising money to give one of Northeast’s oldest churches a facelift.   


Philly men arrested in child predator sweep

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office arrested 15 men, including five from Philadelphia, last week in what it called a “child predator sweep,” but has not confirmed if a raid of a rowhome in Upper Holmesburg was part of the effort.