Like most strong alliances, residents of Upper Holmesburg unified as a result of a common enemy. And as is the case in many neighborhoods, the Upper Holmesburg folks saw misplaced development as the enemy.
Maybe a gamer was channeling his inner Grand Theft Auto when he smashed a window of an unattended car on the edge of Pennypack Park on Sept. 24. Or maybe he just wanted a new Xbox, but couldn’t afford one.
Someday, the world will have no more World War II veterans left to tell the story of the largest armed conflict that the planet has ever seen. But it will still have Martin Lentz’s play, D-Day, Again, and one would hope, myriad other artistic accounts.
Aug. 25 through Sept. 7
Facing declining membership and the rising cost of repairs to their home, the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth moved out of the 60-year-old Infant Jesus Convent in June 2013.
Sgt. Rocco Basile and Officer Vincent Goodchild stopped an elderly man from attempting to shoot himself at the 7th Police District station in July and, as a result, have been named Officers of the Month in the district.
A married and visibly pregnant schoolteacher from Northeast Philadelphia is facing child sex charges after a former student told police she molested him repeatedly two years ago when the boy was 14.
A couple of creative burglars busted open a back door and cut through a wall to break into a Summerdale grocery store on Sept. 13, but they apparently didn’t account for the surveillance cameras inside, according to police.
“Fiction doesn’t preach, it entertains and you can deliver powerful messages in fiction.” — Dr. Joseph F. Ruggiero
There’s a new player in the stalled redevelopment of the former Liddonfield Homes that the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association hopes will be a catalyst for the long-sought transformation of the longtime public housing project.