The Somerton Civic Association and state Rep. Brendan Boyle last week recognized a neighborhood military hero who is now back home and serving his fellow citizens on the home front.
For years, Kathleen Thompson and her colleagues at St. Christopher School in Somerton taught their students to be stewards of the community, particularly the less fortunate and distressed folks who live there.
Philadelphia firefighters distributed smoke detectors on Tuesday along the Oxford Circle block where a rowhouse blaze three days earlier claimed the life of a neighborhood woman.
Police have announced the recent arrests of two fugitives in connection with two unrelated armed robberies of convenience stores in the Far Northeast.
Sept. 23 through Oct. 6
A senior citizen fought off an armed robber outside a Bustleton bank on Sept. 20, but the victim suffered a bump on the head in the process.
A Montgomery County woman died after her car collided with a school bus on Roosevelt Boulevard in Somerton last week.
Two armed men robbed a Tacony moving company on Sept. 27, leaving detectives with a color surveillance video of the heist.
An unknown man tried to lure two grade school children at a Castor Gardens playground last Wednesday morning, but both students alertly fled and reported the incidents.
An 83-year-old Bustleton man was among 17 alleged “Johns” rounded up by Philadelphia police in prostitution stings throughout the city last week.