Large vacant commercial and industrial properties are fire traps, according to City Councilman Dennis O’Brien.
The Mayfair Civic Association last week voted not to fight a proposed child daycare center on Holme Avenue.
Volunteer community groups throughout the city each received the same alarming notice from the City Planning Commission last month. They were told that the city would no longer recognize them as of March 1.
In the end, all parties got something out of Hamlet Garcia’s guilty plea in a Norristown courtroom on Jan. 28.
An investigating grand jury convened by Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has chosen not to recommend criminal charges in connection with a 2012 arson that destroyed a vacant Kensington warehouse and claimed the lives of two city firefighters.
Fifty families were displaced in a Fox Chase apartment building fire on Thursday, but no injuries were reported to residents or firefighters.
Dec. 30 through Jan. 12
Nobody can accuse Jimmy Binns of failing to answer the bell.
Robbers lured a Chinese restaurant delivery man to a vacant Oxford Circle house and shot him on Jan. 28.
A robber with brass knuckles and possibly a gun held up a Lawndale mobile phone store and roughed up the clerk on Christmas Eve. Now, detectives seek the public’s help in identifying the thug.