Memorial Day festivities at a Frankford American Legion hall ended in devastation as a four-alarm fire gutted the nearly century-old neighborhood institution.
A 44-year-old SEPTA police officer is facing a long recovery from critical injuries he suffered when a hit-and-run driver struck him as he jogged along Rowland Avenue in Holmesburg on May 22.
A husband and wife who allegedly tried to use a home repair scam to rip off a 92-year-old Morrell Park man last Sunday ended up behind bars when a quick-acting police officer caught them red-handed.
The new owner of a Holme Circle nursing home formerly operated by the city’s Roman Catholic archdiocese wants to expand the Immaculate Mary Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, but many neighbors don’t seem sold on the idea.
In the hands of police, a cell phone can be used as an effective crime-fighting tool — especially when the phone belongs to a criminal. Officer Joseph O’Reilly of the 7th Police District demonstrated how it’s done in January 2015 as he identified and captured a serial burglar with that singular piece of evidence. Throughout the rest of the year, O’Reilly captured an armed robber red-handed as well as another burglar minutes after he tried to break into a neighbor’s home.
One Philly Spring Cleanup day wasn’t enough to cover the Poquessing Creek Park, so volunteers decided to go back for a second shot at it.
Britton Industries, which has a site on Torresdale Ave., has been issued 12 violations and fined $12,000 since last December.
A bank robber went with the conspicuously inconspicuous Hunter S. Thompson disguise when he knocked off a Royal Bank branch in Bustleton on May 13. The FBI is hoping that someone will recognize the man in the bucket hat and sunglasses.
Tony Soto allegedly impersonated a cop and pointed a gun at neighbors during an argument over parking in Oxford Circle.
Members of the Parkwood Civic Association learned how to clean up eyesores in their community and where to go for some learning and fun last week.