Public officials cut a ribbon to open 4.5-acre Lardner’s Point Park on the Delaware River in Tacony in 2012, signaling a new era of public recreation in the neighborhood. But the natural restoration of the precious waterfront remains a work in progress.
John Joe Nevin, a two-time Olympian and 2012 silver medalist, will make his Philadelphia professional debut on Friday.
A single, unidentified man is responsible for at least seven armed robberies of convenience stores and gas stations near Harbison and Torresdale avenues since Aug. 14, police say. Five of the hold-ups have occurred at the same 7-Eleven.
A late-morning fire claimed the life of a man inside his Fox Chase home on Aug. 17, authorities say.
Two armed men burst into a Wissinoming house and shot a 22-year-old man in the head on Aug. 17, Philadelphia police say.
Three men used rubber mallets to steal $100,000 worth of jewelry from a store inside Philadelphia Mills mall on Aug. 17, police say.
Local, state and federal narcotics investigators have seized almost $8 million in heroin and arrested 18 people during raids on five Mayfair homes since last October, law enforcement sources say.
“Everyone has different challenges. No one’s story is exactly the same. Certain people deal with different challenges in different ways. But where there’s a will, there’s a way basically.” — Santiago Vallejo
Two men were wounded, including one fatally, during a shooting at a basketball court in Frankford on Aug. 12.
An exchange of heated words between a 17-year-old boy and a group of people in a dark SUV sparked a shooting that left the boy with a wounded leg last Thursday, Philadelphia police say.