Story Archive August 07 2013

Abduction attempt in Wissinoming

A flasher may have tried to abduct a teenage girl in Wissinoming last week. Now, police are trying to identify the unknown man.

Around town: August 7, 2013

School supplies needed

Bridesburg’s pantry problem

A Bridesburg food pantry is reducing its hours to curb local complaints of overcrowding, but some neighbors fear it may not be enough.

Bustleton bank robber sought

Authorities are trying to identify a gunman who robbed a Bustleton bank last Thursday.

Calendar of Events: August 7, 2013

Thursday, August 8

Casino Trips: August 7, 2013

Seniors on the Go Aug. 8, Aug. 21, Sept. 5 and Sept. 18. Showboat. $25, includes slot play. Bus leaves from Hellerman and Walker streets at 9:30 a.m. 215-744-4391.

City controller candidate speaks at Holmesburg Rec

Terry Tracy, the Republican candidate for city controller, plans to focus on public schools, municipal pensions, economic growth and government accountability if he is elected on Nov. 5.

Coalition Against Hunger visits Rhawnhurst NORC

Three representatives from the Coalition Against Hunger on July 25 told members of the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community about ways needy people can obtain food assistance.

Community rallies for fire victims

After an arsonist started a fire that destroyed the homes of five Port Richmond families, River Wards neighbors have responded in the way they know best: by coming together to support one another. 

Cop: Man killed wife over missing money

A quarrel over missing money led a 75-year-old Castor Gardens man to strangle his wife on May 6, according to a homicide detective’s Municipal Court testimony on Tuesday.