Story Archive December 12 2012

Reunions (December 12, 2012)

Trips (December 12, 2012)

Major drug busts last week in Fishtown, NoLibs

A Fishtown man was arrested last week for allegedly growing 500 pounds of marijuana in his home, as a NoLibs garage was raided by authorities for marijuana and cash.

Tax delinquency, blight, and one blogger’s fight

How one online map may help pinpoint tax delinquent landlords, and what city officials are doing to stop the problem.

City Council reaches ‘balance’ in new zoning amendment

Residents and neighborhood groups had differing reactions after the City Council amended the zoning code to include parking spaces for homes with five units or more.

Beware the holiday ‘grandparent scam’

The U.S. Attorney's Office is urging seniors to be watchful for telephone-scam artists who may try to trick seniors into sharing funds.

Port Richmond woman reaches 101 years old

Mary Celebre has lived in Port Richmond through ten decades — she’s seen the neighborhood go through prohibition, the Great Depression, wars, advances in industry, music and clothing styles, and the ever-increasing changes that simply come with the passing of time.

Helping to make each breath better

Ever found that taking a deep breath in Port Richmond isn’t quite as refreshing as you would like?

I-95 overnight restrictions planned near Girard Avenue

Overnight lane closures are scheduled on Interstate 95 between Spring Garden Street and Aramingo Avenue in Philadelphia for median construction, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said today in a press release.