The monthly meeting of the Holme Circle Civic Association featured some really good news and some not-so-good news.
A man has been questioned by police but no arrests have been made in a fatal hit-and-run that claimed the life of a Torresdale woman on Thursday.
The Somerton Civic Association on Sept. 13 gave nearly unanimous approval for the legalization of a commercial martial arts studio in a light industrial property on Damar Drive.
The district attorney’s efforts to bring justice closer to home is getting good reviews, for now.
“I’m still trying to work with the community, but it seems like they won’t let go of some of the problems from the past,” the owner says.
The Iraqi desert can be a harsh place to live, and not just because of the landmines and snipers.
The Philadelphia district attorney on Sept. 20 filed an attempted-murder charge against a Frankford man whom police shot and critically wounded in April.
A lot of times, businesses face at least some community opposition when they seek to open a 4,800-square-foot store with a drive-through window, a big parking lot and lots of traffic going in and out.
Whether a rift existed in City Council before the passage of new district boundaries last week is a matter of contention. But now that the vote is done, the verbal and political sparring may just be starting.
The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association paid tribute to a recently deceased board member during the civic group’s monthly general meeting on Sept. 15.