Story Archive August 07 2013

Crime log: August 7, 2013

July 15 through 28

A festival season’s grand finale

The 2nd Street Festival in NoLibs, with 26 music acts and more than 100 foods and crafts vendors, brought out an estimated 20,000 neighbors last weekend.

UPDATED: Fire displaces five Port Richmond families

While no one was killed or seriously injured, adults and children whose homes were destroyed are left with only the clothes on their backs. Now, neighbors across the River Wards are working to lend a hand. 

Frankford park to undergo extensive improvements

There are big plans for a little Frankford park.

The golden years

Philadelphia Fire Department batallion chief and deputy fire marshal Charles LePre celebrates a monumental career milestone. 

Letters to the Editor: August 7, 2013

Why we continue to move backward

NE historic buildings will be preserved

Two local historic buildings on Aria Health Torresdale’s campus will not be harmed during major construction projects. 

NE woman dies in tragic fall

A Northeast woman fell eight stories from a waterfront condominium balcony to her death early on Friday in what Philadelphia police say was a “tragic accident.”

Northeast Celebration is Aug. 24 in Castor Gardens

Jared Solomon looked around Max Myers Playground last Wednesday night and saw dozens of young people playing basketball, volleyball and soccer and using the play equipment.

ORCA says yes to Wynn development

Neighbors who attended a meeting of the Olde Richmond Civic Association voted to support the proposed Wynn Philadelphia casino on the Delaware River.