On this 10th anniversary of the terror attacks, the annual pilgrimage to the Shanksville, Pa., crash site holds special meaning for the Brothers for Flight 93.
In 1954, 10 firefighters died from injuries they suffered in an Oct. 28 chemical explosion at Berg Laboratories in North Philadelphia. An 11th firefighter was permanently disabled in the blast and perished four years later.
Willow is a fluffy calico kitten that is social and sweet. She craves and loves attention and is great with other animals and children. Willow is spayed, vaccinated and Fiv and Felv tested negative. She’s in Foster care via Forgotten Cats. FC provides sterilization assistance for homeless felines. Apply at www.petfinder.com/shelters/PA586.html or apply at the adoption center in PetSmart at 901 Old York Road.
When Frankford Avenue came to life with art and culture for the First Friday celebration last week, the spotlight was directed on not just the budding artists of tomorrow, but also on two women who’ve been at the center of the Fishtown arts community for most of their lives.
A combative attorney and about 130 concerned neighbors made for a raucous Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing last week about a proposed methadone clinic at 7900 Frankford Ave.
Gunfire between two men on an Oxford Circle street critically wounded a teenage bystander on Aug. 30, Philadelphia police say.
A major water main break forced the closure of all six inner lanes of Roosevelt Boulevard at Welsh Road on Sunday. Traffic restrictions there could remain in place for two weeks, Philadelphia Water Department officials say.
Five former city workers accused of ransacking homes are scheduled to go on trial on Monday.
Members of the Philadelphia Fire Department community and the general public are invited to attend the Mr. Philly Benefit for Local 22 Widows’ Fund on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Kings Oak in the Piazza, 1001 N. Second St., in Northern Liberties.
Teva North America finally signs on the dotted line and will build a distribution complex on 136 acres of Island Green.