Sweltering temperatures and extreme humidity postponed last week’s highly anticipated Public League baseball championship game, forcing the players of Frankford and Thomas Edison high schools to sideline their enthusiasm one more day.
William Tyrek Wilkinson made an impression on those who knew him. He gave up his own life while trying to save another’s.
Two immediate neighborhood problems — a rash of burglaries and traffic snarls around the Holme Avenue bridge reconstruction — dominated discussion at the May 25 meeting of the Holme Circle Civic Association.
Joe McColgan, a Republican candidate for an at-large City Council seat, is criticizing School Reform Commission chairman Robert Archie and superintendent Arlene Ackerman for an interim budget that was adopted last week.
State law requires Pennsylvania to pass its annual budget by June 30, and Special People In Northeast Inc. picked a good time to host a legislative breakfast.
Monsignor William Lynn, the first member of the Roman Catholic Church’s American leadership to be charged with child endangerment for allegedly enabling sexually abusive priests, maintained in court on Monday that prosecutors were mistaken to charge him at all.
A man who walked onto railroad tracks in front of an onrushing Amtrak train on Saturday did it intentionally, according to police.
Thefts from autos are at a near-record pace in the 7th Police District, so the commanding officer of the district has urged vehicle owners to be more protective of their personal belongings.
Foul play is not suspected in the death of a man whose corpse was found inside his parked car near a clothing store on Sunday, a Philadelphia police spokeswoman said.
A Philadelphia Department of Streets employee who lives in the Northeast has been charged with sexually assaulting his 12-year-old daughter numerous times over several years.