Mark Gilson, chief of the district attorney’s Northeast bureau, recalls a time when a person convicted of carrying an unlicensed gun received a sentence of probation.
— After 33 years, Dave Greenman has retired from the iconic Greenman’s Deli in Mayfair.
Back in February 2009, some 1,500 people turned out at Anne Frank Elementary School in Bustleton to oppose a planned methadone clinic at Grant Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard.
— State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams is pushing a bill that requires the teaching of the Holocaust and genocide in public school classrooms.
Former La Salle player and coach Tom Gola has been named to the inaugural class of the Atlantic 10 Conference’s Men’s Basketball Legends.
City Controller Alan Butkovitz is pleased that the fire department is planning reforms designed to increase response time by medical units.
Mark Mroz, the outgoing 2nd Police District community relations officer, introduced his replacement at last week’s meeting of the Lawncrest Community Association.
The Northwood Civic Association last week unanimously rejected a woman’s bid to open a hair salon at 5260 Castor Ave.
The Holmesburg Civic Association last spring overwhelmingly approved a bid by Liberty Bell Bicycles for an addition to be used for repairs, rentals or more showroom space.
Virginia Harr presented three vignettes to guests at the December meeting of the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community.