Story Archive January 30 2013

Enjoy free pancakes at IHOP for a great cause

The International House of Pancakes has invited guests to enjoy free pancakes during National Pancake Day on Tuesday, Feb. 5, while celebrating Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ 30th anniversary. That day, the restaurant chain hopes to raise $3 million as the first national fund-raising campaign to kick off the 2013 fund-raising year for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Lawmaker wants the Holocaust to be taught in public schools

— State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams is pushing a bill that requires the teaching of the Holocaust and genocide in public school classrooms.

New zoning could bring industry to Bridesburg’s backyard

For 15 years, Daniel Adair has had a 70-acre back yard.

New zoning could bring industry to Bridesburg’s backyard

A large, formerly industrial field in Bridesburg was once an industrial space, almost became a residential space, and is now a potential industrial space yet again. With all the back-and-forth, neighbors wonder what might eventually find a home in Bridesburg, and if more industry is really what the neighborhood needs.

2nd district honors officers for midsummer arrests

The 2nd Police District Advisory Council recently honored Anthony Rosselli and Michael Long for an arrest they made after a midsummer street shooting that stemmed from a fight on the 7700 block of Oxford Ave.

The gardens and farms are here to stay

From the efforts of Fishtown, Kensington and other Philadelphia residents with green thumbs, many unused lots in the city bloom each spring with gardens of well-tilled soil that bring forth vegetables to be sold locally or brought home by gardeners.

In deed fraud arrests, one victim has near-NoLibs properties

It was all discovered by accident.

Jury convicts priest and former teacher in sex-abuse case

The Rev. Charles Engelhardt and former parochial school teacher Bernard Shero were convicted in the abuse of the same altar boy at St. Jerome's parish in Northeast Philly in the late 1990s.