Story Archive April 17 2013

Schwartz discusses decision to run for governor

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz said Monday she decided to enter the governor’s race, even though history is not on her side, because she thinks Gov. Tom Corbett’s economic and education policies have failed the citizens of this state.

Remembering heroes

Philadelphia mourns the April 6 death of Fire Capt. Michael Goodwin, who spent much of his career serving the River Wards. The city also remembers the loss of Lt. Robert Neary and firefighter Daniel Sweeney, who died in Kensington’s Buck Hosiery Factory blaze on April 9, 2012.

‘Doctor’ accused of practicing without license

Philadelphia authorities arrested a Delaware County man last week for allegedly practicing medicine at a Northeast clinic even though he does not have a medical license.

Elderly woman attacked in Rhawnhurst

A man who sneaked through an unlocked window attacked a 63-year-old Rhawnhurst woman, striking her head with a hammer several times.

Ambulance company charged in fraud case

A federal grand jury has indicted seven Philadelphia residents for using a Far Northeast ambulance company to bill the nation’s Medicare program for more than $3.6 million in unnecessary and ineligible patient transportation services.

Brady endorses Boyle in 13th Congressional District contest

Now that Allyson Schwartz is officially in the governor’s race, Democrats are positioning themselves for her congressional seat.

Joe Conklin: A perfect match

— Joe Conklin is teaming up with Parx Casino and will be hosting ‘Conklin’s Comedy Night’ every Wednesday.

Pets of the Week (April 17, 2013)

Jules is ready to play

River Ward events for the week of April 17

Keep up with what’s going on in your neighborhood with our “Around the Neighborhoods” guide.

Common sense

It’s hard to believe that federal legislation that would expand background checks to more gun buyers, but does not cover all purchases, is facing such an uphill climb in the U.S. Senate.