A record number of volunteers participated in the citywide Philly Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 11. There were 14,460 people involved in 723 projects across the city, surpassing last year’s totals of 14,225 and 565.
About 200 Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families gave the Frankford Boys and Girls Club a major facelift on Saturday as they made physical improvements inside and outside the club as part of Comcast Cares Day, a corporate event coinciding with the annual National Volunteer Month.
Traffic deaths in Pennsylvania reached an all-time low in 2014 with 1,195 fatalities reported on the state’s highways, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
About 131,000 Philadelphia homeowners will be receiving reassessment notices from the city’s Office of Property Assessment for Tax Year 2016.
Sharpshooters hired by the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation killed 165 deer in city parks including 68 in Pennypack Park during the recently completed annual deer management program.
March 23 through April 5
Leaders of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association have a question for residents of Northeast Philly: would you like another public housing project in your neighborhood?
Chisum Manigo, 18, and Joel Gooding, 24, have been arrested in connection with unrelated shootings earlier this year.
Maybe there weren’t any rocks nearby, so a burglar made due with what he had. He used his pickup truck to smash a glass door and steal cigarettes from a Philadelphia Mills-area gas station on Jan. 31.
The community is raising money to give one of Northeast’s oldest churches a facelift.