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Stronger police presence throughout 15th District

There are 30 additional police officers in the 15th District, according to Capt. John McCloskey, including more foot patrols along Frankford Avenue.

Capt. John McCloskey is happy he’s got 30 more cops to patrol his busy 15th District, but he said he could be happier. The 15th’s commander said he could always use more manpower and more cars.


Somerton church helps educate about Ebola in Africa

The historic Ebola outbreak has pushed a Northeast church to temporarily change its educational mission in Liberia to concentrate on battling the illness.



Register valuables in free crime-prevention program

The 7th Police District Advisory Council and Philadelphia police encourage all residents and businesses to register for Operation Identification, a free burglary- and theft-prevention program.


Pets of the Week: October 8, 2014

Daisy needs a new home


Officers of the Month recently honored at 15th PDAC meeting

Members of the 15th Police District Advisory Council last week honored Officers Stephen Korpalski and Stephanie Johnson as their August Officers of the Month.


Normandy gardener wins first place in PHS contest

More than 350 gardeners entered this year’s contest. Only one blue ribbon winner hailed from the Northeast.

Just one Northeast Philadelphia gardener won a blue ribbon in the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s annual garden contest.


NE Chamber of Commerce names new chairman

Daniel P. McElhatton, of the law firm McElhatton Foley, with offices in Center City and Cherry Hill, New Jersey, was recently selected chairman of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.


Klein JCC: spreading wellness since 1975

Klein Jewish Community Center, at 10100 Jamison Ave., has been serving the people of greater Northeast Philadelphia for almost 40 years.


Crime, drugs discussed at Frankford Civic meeting

Neighborhood crime and a couple of zoning issues dominated the informal discussions at last week’s Frankford Civic Association meeting, with a local pastor talking about the easy availability of drugs and “anything you want” at some local stores.