Army Pfc. Mark Wildsmith greets his grandmother, Helene Wildsmith, upon arriving at his Rhawnhurst home on Friday following his deployment in Afghanistan. Wildsmith, 20, a member of the 4th Infantry Division, I-66 Raider Brigade at Fort Carson, Colo., went to Afghanistan last October. Upon his arrival at Philadelphia International Airport, members of the groups A Hero’s Welcome and Warrior’s Watch led a welcoming escort that accompanied the soldier to his home, where he was cheered by family and neighbors.
A new PAL center is expected to open in the Northeast before the school year begins.
Members of the 8th Police District Advisory Council visited the Delaware Valley Veterans Home on Southampton Road earlier this month to honor the vets’ service to the United States by sponsoring a barbecue for them.
Councilman Brian O’Neill lost one big City Hall battle last month when his fellow Council members passed a second real-estate tax increase in as many years at the urging of Mayor Michael Nutter.
Animal-cruelty charges have been filed against a Tacony woman after humane-enforcement officers from the Pennsylvania SPCA found 41 live cats and two dead ones inside her rowhouse on July 12.
Ed Kelly was honored last week as he returned to the stage he built 30 years ago in Pennypack Park.
For shop owner Yuzhen Ma, getting roughed up while disarming a thug was just the start of a troubling encounter.
Hard times in Liberia have stirred the spirit of a small congregation at a Somerton church.
Aria Health nursing supervisor Phyllis Clapier ends an enjoyable career to embark on the next chapter of her life. She and husband Wayne, a pastor, are hitting the open road.
The first in a continuing series about Port Richmond history.