Articles by William Kenny

Firefighters, paramedics receive new contract

The last time an arbitration panel awarded a new contract to Philadelphia’s firefighters and paramedics, Mayor Michael Nutter’s administration spent about four years fighting it in court.


Catch-all crook condemned to long prison term

Lisandro Rodriguez transcends labels.


Builders demolish centuries-old farmhouse

How much is a slice of Northeast Philadelphia’s history worth?


Philadelphia Fire Department releases year-end statistics

Fire deaths increased by one-third while fire-related injuries rose by 4 percent in Philadelphia last year, although both tallies remained well below recent historical peaks, according to year-end statistics released by the Philadelphia Fire Department this month.


Three shot fatally in Holmesburg rowhouse

A pattern of violence has developed around Torresdale Avenue and Vista Street in Holmesburg. And the body count is growing with each successive outbreak.


Suspect arrested for six armed robberies

Alert police in the 15th district captured a man suspected in six armed robberies of cell phone and dollar stores in the Castor Gardens, Wissinoming and Tacony neighborhoods last month.


Rash of armed robberies hits Frankford

Armed robbers closed 2014 with a flourish in Frankford as they tallied at least a dozen stickups during the final 10 days of the year, mostly in the area of SEPTA Frankford Transportation Center.


Marchers protest Mayfair police shooting

Relatives and friends of Brandon Tate-Brown don’t believe the official version of the events that led Philadelphia police to shoot him fatally on Dec. 15 on the 6600 block of Frankford Ave.


Man stabbed in home invasion

A Tacony man escaped serious injury when he returned home on New Year’s Eve, went upstairs and found a knife-wielding burglar rooting through his dresser.


Register, electronics stolen from pizzeria

Three burglars treated a Frankford pizzeria like their personal after-hours appliance store on Dec. 21, and they didn’t pay a dime.