U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey Jr. have introduced a bill to rename the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, at 3900 Woodland Ave. in West Philadelphia, in memory of Army Cpl. Michael J. Crescenz, a Cardinal Dougherty High School graduate who earned the Medal of Honor for bravery in the Vietnam War.
Bustleton Branch Library manager Kristin Sawka has a problem with George Washington High School students.
The city has scheduled its sixth annual Philly Spring Cleanup for Saturday, April 13. City residents and organizations can become involved by registering a project site for cleanup or by volunteering on April 13. City residents and organizations who wish to participate should visit www.PhillySpringCleanup.com. The deadline for submitting a project is Friday, March 29.
State Sen. Tina Tartaglione hasn’t had a tough campaign since her first victory in 1994, but she is gearing up for a possible challenge in 2014.
The trial for the accused Mayfair tire slasher has been postponed until next January.
The Philadelphia Police Department is accepting applications for new police recruits, according to City Councilman Brian O’Neill. Applications must be submitted by March 29 and are available only via the city’s Web site: www.phila.gov/personnel.
A federal grand jury has indicted two Northeast men in connection with the armed robberies of 19 area pharmacies in 11 months.
Philadelphia police have identified a young Oxford Circle man as the armed robber who was shot and killed by a Tacony delicatessen owner on Feb. 5.
A pair of single-vehicle crashes on Roosevelt Boulevard last weekend left four people hospitalized, one driver facing DUI charges and police on the hunt for another driver suspected of hit-and-run.