The Philadelphia Gas Works will pay a $500,000 penalty to settle a 334-count state complaint stemming from a 2011 fatal explosion in Tacony.
By John Loftus
Something’s finally going to happen at Benjamin Rush State Park at Southampton Road and Roosevelt Boulevard.
The Northeast Community Center on Holme Avenue was scheduled for a sheriff’s sale on Tuesday, according to its executive director, Stan Cohen.
Shamus Armsted of West Philadelphia formerly ran the old T&T bar at Margaret and Hawthorne streets. He was convicted in June of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment in connection with the shooting of two people who were protesting outside his bar. Armsted was sentenced Wednesday to seven to 20 years in prison.
The 275-acre park in Northeast Philadelphia has been largely undeveloped for decades. A ground-breaking ceremony will be held Nov. 19 for the improvements.
The Anne Frank Elementary School faculty and staff are trying once again to win new computers for students.
— A Howell Street woman was frantic when she couldn't locate her beloved miniature Chihuahua for days.
A 21-year-old Crescentville man has been charged with holding a woman against her will in his Godfrey Avenue home.