The Friends of Pennypack Park took advantage of ideal conditions to collect and remove 44 bags of litter along with numerous large pieces of trash from the park’s Little City area on June 28.
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A hooded and masked man with a gun held up a Lawncrest convenience store on June 24.
A fugitive wanted by the FBI, three Delaware Valley police departments and the Pennsylvania parole board was captured in Oxford Circle on June 24.
The Philadelphia Fire Department gained a new commissioner on June 14, one day following the retirement of the often-controversial Lloyd Ayers, who served 40 years as a firefighter, including the last decade as commissioner. Mayor Michael Nutter named Derrick Sawyer as Ayers’ successor last month.
Philadelphia police have released a mugshot of a fugitive who is wanted for a gunpoint sexual assault in Holmesburg on June 30.
The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association is planning to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a European-style fall festival that would double as a fundraiser for the group.
A dozen volunteers from Holmesburg Christian Academy joined 26 others to clean up Pennypack Park on May 24 in the area of Sandy Run, a tributary stream to the Pennypack.
A Hollywood-style drama played out in Somerton on June 18 as robbers kidnapped a local teenager, invaded his parents’ home and stole tens of thousands of dollars in cash.