Two police officers were recently named Officers of the Month in the 8th district after arresting a pair of alleged armed robbers, while two other members of the district were cited by their commander for their exceptional community service.
Lt. Ronald Janka was recognized as Officer of the Month during the May 6 meeting of the 2nd Police District Advisory Council. In April, Janka arrested a man whom authorities were able to charge with dozens of automobile break-ins in the district.
Thirteen volunteers for the Friends of Pennypack Park braved a series of rains as they removed 19 bags of trash and other assorted items from the Little City area of the park on April 23 in commemoration of Earth Day.
Authorities have arrested two men and a teenage boy who allegedly took part in an after-school brawl near Northeast High School on May 2 that resulted in injuries to two school police officers.
A thief who carjacked a patron of a Mayfair gas station two months ago remains on the loose, police say.
The nation’s oldest autism treatment center and one of the city’s largest is doubling the size of its Northeast Philadelphia location with the help of a $1 million Pennsylvania Economic Initiative Grant.
City Council’s resident agronomist wants Philadelphia to become a world leader in the innovative field of urban farming. On April 28, Councilman Al Taubenberger introduced two resolutions that call for greater governmental support for so-called “vertical farming” and its expansion in the city.
A shooting on a Frankford street on April 29 left one man wounded and police searching for clues about the unidentified culprit.
Authorities do not believe that foul play was involved in the death of a Holmesburg man who was discovered unconscious in the backyard of his home on May 4.
Two Northeast Philadelphia residents, Carlos A. Forbes and Jimmy Guckin, will feature in the ensemble cast of the Irish Heritage Theatre’s production of Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars from May 26 through June 11 at Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place. Plays and Players is co-producer and Peggy Mecham the director.