There could soon be fewer bar stools and a few more hotel rooms at the corner of Bustleton and Philmont avenues after neighbors approved a zoning application for Bull Shooters Saloon during the Somerton Civic Association’s monthly meeting on Oct. 13.
The City Council candidate is focusing on small businesses, absentee landlords and riverfront development, among other issues.
SEPTA announced on Friday that it is eliminating 20 regular stops from the Route 66 trackless trolley service along Frankford Avenue between Bridge Street and the city line. In addition, the public transit agency is modifying an additional seven stops so that riders will board and disembark after the trolley crosses an intersection rather than before the intersection.
Pristine streets apparently don’t last very long in Northeast Philadelphia.
A man who turned a Northeast motel into a scene from Gunfight at the O.K. Corral will have the next 10 to 20 years to view a whole catalog of Hollywood shoot-em-ups.
Apparently, a young woman had a point to make with an older man at Benny the Bum’s on Oct. 3.
Police are trying to identify three men who burst into a Frankford apartment, held guns to a resident’s head and stole his widescreen television on Sept. 30.
Joshua Williams is a prime example of how not to settle an argument. On the night that most of Philadelphia was celebrating the arrival of the year 2013, Williams had a beef with Frankford resident Tyjuan Shields. Apparently, Williams, who was five days shy of his 18th birthday at the time, fought Shields, then 24, in the street. The nature of the dispute is not known.
Neighbors say that Welsh Road has become a parking lot outside Robert B. Pollock Elementary School during daily student arrival and dismissal times.
A 70-year-old Somerton man answered a knock at his door one evening last week only to wind up with a major knock on his head.