Articles by William Kenny

Investigators find possible cause of fire

A wood-burning stove or heater may have caused last month’s six-alarm blaze in Frankford.


Bustleton residents question parties at nightclub

The Greater Bustleton Civic League wants to know why a local veterans organization seems to be operating a de facto nightclub that hosts parties for hundreds of walk-in patrons several nights and early mornings each week.


Businesses hit with health code violations

Two Northeast Philadelphia businesses were among about a dozen eateries and food retailers shut down by the city’s Health Department last month after inspectors allegedly found serious health code violations at the locations.


Woman assaulted outside Mayfair bar

When a woman used a broken bottle to slash another woman’s neck inside Fiddler’s Green Tavern in Mayfair on Feb. 14, it wasn’t the first major assault that occurred at the business this month, police say.


Residents voice frustration with increasing crime

Attendees discussed police coverage in the 15th district, a recent shooting, violence at a Frankford Avenue bar and dismissal problems at two local schools during a recent town hall meeting. 


Police seek man who robbed Wawa

An armed robber struck at a Wawa store in Castor Gardens on Feb. 12. Although he used a mask to obscure his face, police hope that video evidence will help them identify the bandit.


Police seek help nabbing robber

A masked armed robber struck twice at businesses in Burholme last month. Police now hope that a member of the public will recognize the culprit from surveillance video of the crimes.


Police search for suspect in at least seven gas station robberies

Police are trying to identify a man who either has a bad smoking habit or an unhealthy dislike for windows, perhaps both.


Plots at local community garden are now available

With winter weather still looming in the forecast, it may be a bit too early to stow away the snow boots and shovels for the season. But it’s not too soon to start thinking about the growing season.


PGW contractors reach settlement with city

Three contractors for the Philadelphia Gas Works have reached agreements with the city and PGW to settle allegations that the contractors failed to properly install concrete and asphalt over gas lines that had been repaired or replaced.