Story Archive November 20 2013

Neighborhood snapshots

See photo album below. 

Neighbors embark on a ‘long journey’ to fix up Cione Playground

Neighbors say they are taking it upon themselves to fix up Cione Playground, since it's currently in disrepair, and not properly serving the memory of its namesake, police officer Frederick Cione. 

Neighbors vote ‘no’ to a proposed methadone clinic

Many in the East Kensington community said at a meeting last week that they are concerned about the effects a methadone facility could have on the surrounding neighborhood, especially if the facility increases the number of clients it serves. 

NE man arrested in string of burglaries

Police on Monday announced the arrest of a Northeast man for breaking into at least seven area businesses last month.

Pets of the Week: November 20, 2013

Hailey has a lot of love to give

Police search for gunman in motel robbery

Police arrested one gunman but are searching for two more who robbed two women inside a Northeast motel room last month. The holdup occurred on Oct. 28 at the Roosevelt Motor Inn, 7600 Roosevelt Blvd. According to police, two women ages 19 and 21 heard a knock at their door at about 2 a.m. and opened it. The robbers entered the room, brandished handguns and demanded the victims’ valuables.

Politicians suggest lottery tax

James Clay has a money idea.

Religious Events: November 20, 2013

All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Harmonie Singing Society meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310,

Reunions: November 20, 2013


Rhawnhurst Raiders coach arrested for child molestation

A volunteer football coach for the Rhawnhurst Raiders was arrested last week for sexually assaulting two boys repeatedly in his North Philadelphia home.