Articles by William Kenny

More police presence not likely in Far Northeast

“We’re about two hundred (cops) short city-wide. Every district is short.” — Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey 


Mayfair Civic Association tables vote on church

When Philadelphia officials created and adopted a new zoning code three years ago, one of the purposes was to make the voluminous document easier to understand and navigate for property owners and lessees, large and small. But some folks are still missing the boat.


Man sentenced for stabbing woman 40 times

A Frankford man admitted last week that he stabbed a woman to death in March and buried her body in a shallow grave in the backyard of his apartment building, only for a building manager to tip off police days after the fact.


Cop aims to raise money for fallen officers’ families

A Philadelphia police officer who operates a Christmas tree business in Bensalem will be raising money for fallen officers’ families and collecting meals and gifts for families in need throughout the holiday season. Santa Claus will be helping him do it.


7th PDAC honors officers

Two officers from the 7th Police District were recently named Officers of the Month for October.


Student stabs classmates at Lincoln Tech

Two Lincoln Tech students were nursing stab wounds and a third facing criminal charges after a fight during recess at the Torresdale-based school for aspiring auto mechanics.


A special salute

The Arbours at Eagle Pointe was envisioned as an “older adults” community from the first day its developers pitched their plans to the Somerton Civic Association about a decade ago. But 55 and older folks aren’t the only dominant demographic among the hundreds of inhabitants.


Resident shoots two would-be robbers  

A trio of teenagers may have been in search of valuables when they allegedly held up a Burholme man outside his home on Monday night. Instead, two of the suspects got un-precious metal for their troubles.


Police Academy draws traffic concerns in Normandy

Eight hundred-sixty cars a day can be a lot of traffic for a small neighborhood that has only a few hundred households.


Plaque memorializes fallen woman firefighter

Mayor Michael Nutter, Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer and leaders of the city’s firefighters union unveiled a new memorial plaque paying tribute to fallen Fire Lt. Joyce Craig on Friday at the Lawncrest station where she primarily served.