Articles by William Kenny

Local civic group approves plans for NE marijuana facility

Hearing a powerful testimonial about Flyers founder and chairman Ed Snider’s use of medical marijuana, members of the Parkwood Civic Association unanimously endorsed a plan by two of his children and his grandchild to build a 125,000-square-foot medical marijuana growing and processing plant in the Far Northeast.



Reward offered for stolen barbecue smoker

A Northeast Philadelphia barbecue restaurant is offering a cash reward and a year’s worth of ribs to anyone who can find a two-ton smoker that thieves stole from behind the business last Friday morning.


Residents concerned about Mayfair ‘speakeasy’

When the flappers and wise guys of the Roaring ’20s used the term “speakeasy” to refer to an unlicensed, underground drinking establishment, they did it for a reason.


Providing hope

NESTco consists of about 30 groups that join forces to help the needy.


Police seek gunmen wanted for pharmacy hold-ups

A pair of armed robbers has been traveling throughout the northern part of the city targeting a series of pharmacies and at least one fast food restaurant, authorities say.


Photos released after Mayfair bank heist

An unidentified man used a demand note to rob a Mayfair bank last Thursday, but he left surveillance photos behind.


Organizers revise St. Patrick’s Day parade route

The St. Patrick’s Day Observance Association is hosting a public fundraiser on Sunday at the Fraternal Order of Police hall featuring live Irish music and dance groups. 


NE man sent to jail for raping foster children

A Northeast Philadelphia man was sentenced on Monday to spend the next 30 to 60 years behind bars for raping three of his family’s foster children repeatedly over an 11-year period.


GWHS worker allegedly sold pot to students

A cafeteria worker at George Washington High School is facing drug trafficking charges after police saw him allegedly selling marijuana to students inside the Somerton school.