Michael A. “Mike” Kowalski, a former representative of the city’s Commerce Department under two mayors and longtime Northeast Philadelphia resident, died on Jan. 22 following a lengthy illness.
The former Nabisco bakery on Roosevelt Boulevard may soon be sold and largely demolished to make room for retail and industrial development, according to a report published by the Philadelphia Business Journal last Thursday.
Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Hartnett has become something of an American cult hero since surviving a Jan. 7 ambush on a West Philadelphia street corner by shrugging off three bullet wounds and prevailing over the so-called “urban terrorist.”
The Parkwood Civic Association usually likes union halls in the neighborhood. And the neighborhood sure has a lot of union halls.
Police arrested three men for alleged gunpoint stick-ups that stemmed from fake Craigslist ads. Citizens are encouraged to use police stations as a meeting place to buy and sell personal items.
A masked gunman held up a Sunoco APlus market in Burholme on Dec. 16 in broad daylight.
Fewer fire deaths occurred in Philadelphia in 2015 than any calendar year in the city’s recorded history, Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer announced earlier this month.
The 2nd Police District Advisory Council announced the installation of a new executive board on Jan. 12 during the group’s monthly meeting at the Philadelphia Protestant Home. The group also recognized Lynn and Larry Genetti for their many years of service as PDAC leaders.
Good things are right around the corner in Wissinoming, thanks to plans for a new shopping center.
An agreement to redevelop the former Liddonfield Homes public housing project may be imminent according to state Rep. Mike Driscoll and leaders of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association, who made that announcement during the community group’s monthly meeting last Thursday at St. Dominic’s Marian Hall.