A Northeast-based charter school foundation has unveiled plans to combine modern construction, progressive curricula and advocacy for neighborhood history in converting a Tacony brownfield into a 19-acre academic campus.
The Philadelphia Police Department announced two arrests last week in the fatal stabbing of a woman in Frankford last month. Although the department identified the victim as a transgender woman, it did not disclose what relevance the victim’s sexual identity may have had in the slaying.
Helping Hands is a community service project that sells donated prom dresses for $20.
An undercover cop emerged unscathed after someone sprayed his unmarked police car with gunfire, then he found himself face-to-face with several pistol-toting suspected drug dealers in Frankford last Friday.
Universal Creighton Charter School had a special visitor for its annual Chinese Lunar New Year celebration on Feb. 22. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Kenny Gamble and his wife Faatimah joined the children, faculty and staff at Creighton, 5401 Tabor Ave.
An armed robber struck at a Family Dollar store in Lawndale on Feb. 23 in a crime that investigators do not believe is connected to a similar holdup in Wissinoming nine days later.
Two police officers from the 15th district were recently named Officers of the Month for January after their individual investigations helped solve two unrelated felony crime patterns.
It recently got a little easier to do contract work in Northeast Philadelphia and other parts of the city.
An Academy Gardens man used a crowbar to rob two Northeast convenience stores early last Sunday before he assaulted a police officer in a failed attempt to escape capture, Philadelphia police say.
A Cadillac test drive turned into a royal nightmare for a used car salesman in Frankford earlier this year as a would-be customer with a gun took off with the merchandise.