When you answer your phone, don’t believe anybody who claims to be from the IRS -— especially one who demands you cough up some dough, or else. There really might be federal employees who think you nibbled at the truth on your tax return, but they aren’t calling. Con artists are.
A Northeast couple has been trying to keep their Somerton home from becoming the District Attorney’s office’s property. Christos and Markela Sourovelis said representatives of the DA’s office forced them out of their Ferndale Street home in early May, telling the couple that the office will take the property from them because of their son’s March drug arrest.
The District Attorney’s office has chipped in another state Supreme Court brief in a historic case tied to the sex scandal in the Catholic Church.
Two members of a Somerton church that’s been building a school in Liberia were in the West African country earlier this year, but they were there and back home before the largest ever outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus began this spring.
Thousands of kids went to school this summer and participated in a special program that maintains school structure and helps focus on key parts of their education. In the Northeast, the “extended school year” program was hosted at Lincoln High, LaBrum Middle School and at Fels High School, where the kids got ice cream courtesy of a local radio station on Aug. 7, the last day of classes.
State police have been looking for Frankford resident John Calvin “G” Guerra since 2010 to arrest him on charges he ran a violent prostitution ring that recruited minors and advertised its services online.
If there is one thing that ticks Philadelphians off, it’s taxes, and if there’s something that makes them really see red, it’s that a lot of people seem to get away with not paying any.
Federal authorities last week arrested a Castor Gardens resident on charges he lied to immigration officials when he entered the United States by neglecting to mention he was affiliated with an extremist terrorist group.
If the fight over the use of one little Bustleton house were a reality TV show, it would be called Zoning Wars. So far, there have been several episodes, and another is in production now.
What about us? What do we think about crime in our neighborhoods?