A bargain-hunting shopper tried to waltz out of a Northeast Philly Walmart with a widescreen television and without paying for it last Friday. When a store employee questioned him, the man tried to flash a two-year-old receipt. And when that failed, he pulled out a pocketknife and stabbed the employee in the arm.
A leader of the newly formed Friends of Pleasant Hill Park has asked area residents to participate in Love Your Park Day on Saturday, Nov. 14. The event was one of many upcoming public activities discussed at the monthly meeting of the East Torresdale Civic Association on Oct. 12.
A little public awareness can go a long way in the crime-fighting business. That’s the message Philadelphia Police Capt. Mike Gormley delivered to members of the Fox Chase Homeowners Association and Town Watch last Wednesday night.
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.