A Tacony man with three prior prison stints and more than a dozen arrests for charges including harassment, lewdness and corrupting a minor was locked up again on April 29 for allegedly accosting several young women at Philadelphia University.
The School District of Philadelphia’s budget crisis will affect every public school in the city, including the relatively prosperous Robert Pollock Elementary School in Holme Circle, according to the outgoing principal.
It’s a sad scenario that Philadelphia firefighters see all too often: citizens suffering injury or death in a residential fire with no working smoke detectors in the home.
The family of a pregnant Northeast woman who was struck and killed while walking across Roosevelt Boulevard two years ago has sued the city, the state, SEPTA and PECO seeking compensation for her death and the death of her unborn child.
A Mayfair man was killed last week in a motorcycle crash about four blocks from his home.
The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 invites family and friends of police to attend the 17th annual Police Survivors Benefit on May 18, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the new FOP hall, 11630 Caroline Road.
A Frankford man was killed in a hail of gunfire on a Frankford block late Monday as three robbers reportedly tried to invade the home of a couple and several children. Shortly after 10 p.m., three gunmen showed up at a home on the 5700 block of Leonard St. and tried to force their way inside. It’s not clear what prompted the gunfire.
A Philadelphia police officer is recovering from stab wounds to the stomach after robbers attacked the off-duty patrolman Monday night while he jogged in his East Torresdale neighborhood.
On April 6, Philadelphia’s firefighters bid a sad farewell to Fire Capt. Michael Goodwin, who lost his life while battling a massive fire at a South Philadelphia fabric store. Last week, the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 22 announced the creation of the Capt. Michael Goodwin Memorial Fund.