Allison Sands, community outreach coordinator for Recyclebank in Philadelphia, had some good news and bad news for residents during the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association’s monthly meeting on Nov. 19.
Solving an idle bomb threat at Abraham Lincoln High School on Monday morning proved easier than a jigsaw puzzle for school police. All they had to do was match two pieces of the same sheet of paper.
A homeless man who stabbed a shopper inside a Burholme Pathmark last year won’t have to worry about his own room and board for a while. A Philadelphia judge sentenced him earlier this month to serve up to 15 years in state prison.
Imagine waking up to the morning sun shimmering through the brilliant hues of a 15-foot stained glass window, then settling into bed each evening beneath the same decorative glow — courtesy of artificial backlighting.
Six volunteers participated in the monthly park cleanup event organized by the Friends of Poquessing Watershed on Nov. 14.
A device described by Philadelphia police as a weather instrument fell from the sky and onto a parked car in the Northeast on Saturday night, according to a Philly.com report.
A multi-vehicle crash that may have been caused by excessive speed claimed one life and injured a second person critically on Roosevelt Boulevard in Bustleton on Saturday night.
A single thief swiped engagement rings from two jewelry stores on both sides of the Delaware River within about one hour earlier this month. Last week, Philadelphia police released surveillance images of the alleged perpetrator.
An Oxford Circle post office was robbed at gunpoint for the second time in three months last Thursday.
“We’re about two hundred (cops) short city-wide. Every district is short.” — Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey