Folks around Holy Family University don’t need a reminder of the profound impact of Sister Francesca Onley, who retired last year after serving 33 years as president of the Torresdale-based academic institution.
A Lancaster man with Northeast Philly ties who killed a mother and three children in a racing-related crash on Roosevelt Boulevard in 2013 has been ordered to serve up to 34 years in state prison, although he won’t end up in state custody for a while yet.
The Friends of Poquessing Watershed, Parkwood Civic Association and Philadelphia Water Department teamed to clean up Torrey Woods and Gilbert’s Run on Oct. 10, an effort that produced 51 bags of litter, four bags of recyclable cans and other debris from the park.
Delaware State Police have announced the arrest of a second alleged gunman in connection with the slayings of two people, including an 18-year-old Northeast Philadelphia woman, in a botched home invasion near Dover on Oct. 17. But the investigating agency has shed no new light on the mysterious circumstances of the violence.
Philadelphia police have released the names of two men who died in unrelated shootings in the Northeast earlier this month.
Prompted by repeated complaints from Somerton residents about the illegal use of unregistered ATVs on neighborhood streets, Philadelphia police confiscated eight of the vehicles during a surprise sweep on Sunday.
A mile-long section of the Delaware River waterfront became a clean slate for a night — almost — as city planners met with about 50 Northeast residents at Abraham Lincoln High School last Thursday to further the North Delaware District Plan.
Two robbers in their 20s broke into the home of a 79-year-old Somerton man, held a knife to the victim’s throat and stole cash and jewelry from the home on Oct. 9, Philadelphia police say.
Want fireworks? The 2015 Pennsylvania Supreme Court election has got them. But only time will tell if the drama in this year’s historic seven-way contest will captivate a historically indifferent electorate.
Sixteen volunteers from the Friends of Pennypack Park helped make Northeast Philadelphia look a lot nicer for Pope Francis’ visit to the area last month. They removed 36 bags of litter and two bags of recyclable cans from the area of the park across State Road from Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility.