Articles by William Kenny

Tacony residents reject ‘sex-positive’ club

During a special meeting of the Tacony Civic Association on Thursday night, zoning attorney Justin Krik told more than 150 area residents that his clients’ plans for the historic Tacony Music Hall are in keeping with the 19th-century landmark’s original purpose.


Thieves steal running car while owner fills tank

A Mayfair motorist learned the hard way on March 5 that you should never leave your parked car running, even if it’s connected to a gas pump and you’re standing right next to it.


Teen arrested for attempted robbery, assault

A 17-year-old boy is facing attempted robbery and assaulting police charges in connection with two incidents in Parkwood early this week.


Remembering the life of a local legend

Elmer “Bud” Atkinson was a U.S. Army veteran, Philadelphia firefighter and served as president of the Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library in Frankford. He died at age 92. 


Neighbors to discuss proposed ‘sex-positive’ club

The Tacony Civic Association will host a public meeting to   discuss the possibility of a members-only sex club. Organizers say the group is striving to create “a community center serving   those who are marginalized for their sexual identities.”


Contending against the odds

Bustleton’s Ray Robinson will fight at first-ever boxing card at the Fillmore in Fishtown.


Burglary charges dismissed due to faulty paperwork

There were 22 burglary charges filed against Marcus Fair and Anthony O’Connor, but Municipal Judge Karen Y. Simmons dismissed the cases due to lack of evidence. 


Burglars steal $1.3 million in jewelry 

A jewelry heist in Crescentville on Monday netted unidentified burglars more than $1.3 million in loose diamonds, luxury watches, rings and pendants, Philadelphia police said.


State rep’s fiancé robbed outside his office

The fiance of a Northeast Philadelphia state representative was robbed and carjacked at gunpoint outside the legislator’s district office on March 5.


Sex trafficking lawsuit filed against NE motel 

The operators of a Northeast Philadelphia motel once called the “epicenter of human trafficking” by a city prosecutor have been named as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed by attorneys for a child prostitution victim.