Academics and historians tell us that the Information Age began in the 1970s with the advent of the Internet and it exploded in the 1990s with the development of the World Wide Web. But in Northeast Philadelphia, it began decades earlier when a Temple University journalism student named Richard Thorpe Lawson used a class project to create a mock-up newspaper that he called the Rising Sun Times.
Arsonists were responsible for two automobile fires that occurred minutes apart in Tacony early Friday morning, authorities say, although no arrests have been made.
At the height of the Roaring ’20s, business leaders in Northeast Philadelphia had some grandiose and sometimes bizarre ideas about their burgeoning yet largely undeveloped community.
Four people have admitted to felony charges while a fifth has been ordered to stand trial in connection with the beating and forced tattooing of a man in the basement apartment of a Mayfair rowhouse last year.
A Northeast father has been ordered to stand trial for voluntary manslaughter for shooting his daughter’s boyfriend fatally during a confrontation in her bedroom in September.
Two hooded and masked men held up a McDonald’s restaurant in Rhawnhurst on Dec. 11.
Philadelphia police are trying to identify a man who allegedly tried to rob a PetSmart store in the Lower Northeast on Dec. 9.
Thieves stole thousands of dollars in copper rainspouts from the Glen Foerd estate last week, according to the executive director of the historical site.
Members of the organic, farm-fresh produce industry have been trying to establish a foothold in Northeast Philadelphia for years. Somerton’s Walker Lodge will be the site of one company’s newest attempt next spring.
A man was killed and a woman wounded by gunfire during an apparent robbery at a house in Frankford on Sunday, Philadelphia police say.