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State and city lawmakers take aim at tax delinquents

Going after delinquent taxpayers was on the minds of lawmakers in Harrisburg and City Hall last week. 


Somerton Civic opposes psychic business application

The Somerton neighborhood has been holding its ground on several recent zoning issues.


15th PDAC honors Wetzel for longtime support, officers for arrests

Members of the 15th Police District Advisory Council on Monday night honored the Rev. Steve Wetzel, pastor of St. Joachim’s Roman Catholic Church, for his longtime support of the organization. 


Crime log (May 22, 2013)

April 22 through May 5


Pennepack Baptist Church celebrates 325th anniversary

Pennepack Baptist Church, at 8732 Krewstown Road, will celebrate its 325th anniversary on June 1-2.


Donations for scholarship organizations sought at Mayfair Business meeting

Officials from St. Hubert High School and St. Matthew and Blessed Trinity elementary schools attended a meeting of the Mayfair Business Association to ask merchants to consider making donations to scholarship organizations.


Suspect sought in barbershop robbery

A confused-looking man with a BB gun tried to rob a Bell’s Corner delicatessen, failed, then robbed a nearby barbershop of $50 on Saturday morning, according to Philadelphia police Capt. Frank Bachmayer.


Butkovitz cruises to victory in City Controller's primary election

Unofficial returns from 95 percent of divisions showed that Butkovitz was winning 61 percent of the vote. Brett Mandel was taking 31 percent. Mark Zecca had 8 percent.


Firefighters’ union chief Gault loses bid for re-election

Battalion Chief Joe Schulle, a Northeast resident and firefighter since 1992, defeated Gault.


Lots of things to do in Mayfair this Saturday

The fifth annual Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run and Walk will kick off at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Abraham Lincoln High School, Meanwhile, the Mayfair Business Association will hold the Mayfair May Fair on Saturday.