Articles by William Kenny

Crime log: February 12, 2014

Jan. 13 through 26


Neighborhood news in brief for the week of Feb. 12

An reward increase for information about NoLibs murder, a local politician seeks re-election, and other neighborhood news in brief. 


Councilman O’Brien proposes Vacant Property Task Force

Large vacant commercial and industrial properties are fire traps, according to City Councilman Dennis O’Brien.


Former coach faces new child sex charges

District Attorney Seth Williams on Tuesday announced a 55-count grand jury indictment of a youth football coach with Northeast ties for the alleged sexual abuse of five boys and a disabled man.


Fox Chase fire displaces 50 families

Fifty families were displaced in a Fox Chase apartment building fire on Thursday, but no injuries were reported to residents or firefighters.


Plea deal reached in illegal school enrollment trial

In the end, all parties got something out of Hamlet Garcia’s guilty plea in a Norristown courtroom on Jan. 28.


No criminal charges filed in blaze that killed firefighters

An investigating grand jury convened by Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has chosen not to recommend criminal charges in connection with a 2012 arson that destroyed a vacant Kensington warehouse and claimed the lives of two city firefighters.


Crime log: February 5, 2014

Dec. 30 through Jan. 12


Mayfair Civic does not oppose proposed child daycare center

The Mayfair Civic Association last week voted not to fight a proposed child daycare center on Holme Avenue.


Community groups face new city registration requirement

Volunteer community groups throughout the city each received the same alarming notice from the City Planning Commission last month. They were told that the city would no longer recognize them as of March 1.