On a sunny, sweltering early September afternoon in Mayfair, the adults with beads of sweat bubbling on their brows sought out slivers of shade. But the children frolicked seemingly immune to the oppressive heat.
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Northeast Philadelphia lost a champion of the environment, an advocate of safe, clean neighborhoods and a lifelong animal lover on Friday when James J. “Jim” Ryan passed away following a sudden illness.
Police have been paying very close attention to a Northeast Philadelphia drug addiction treatment facility recently, but it’s not the methadone clinic you might think it is.
A new Russian cultural festival will take center stage in Northeast Philadelphia this fall, but it’s not just for Russians. Nor is it restricted to Russian-language speakers.
The night didn’t turn out as four men expected after they left a Northeast bar and grill at closing time early last Sunday. A motorist in a sport-utility vehicle ran them down in a busy strip mall parking lot.
Philadelphia police have made arrests in connection with two unrelated murder cases last month, including the double slaying of a Holmesburg woman and her house guest.
A 9-year-old boy was struck by gunfire outside the Tacony Branch library on Tuesday afternoon, likely an unintended target in what appears to have been a drive-by shooting.
Pennsylvania state troopers arrested 37 motorists for driving while under the influence during the Labor Day holiday enforcement period that ran from last Friday through Monday. Troopers investigated 82 highway crashes in Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery counties, including 16 that resulted in injuries. There were no fatalities. Five crashes were alcohol-related.
Police have not released the name of the victim or any information about possible shooters in the slaying of a man on a Frankford street early last Thursday.