Two reputed leaders of a violent Mayfair-based bookmaking and loan shark operation were ordered last Thursday to serve long prison sentences for violating federal racketeering, extortion, gambling and conspiracy laws.
Philadelphia police Officers Joseph O’Reilly and Pablo Rivera are the latest Officers of the Month in the 7th district.
An unknown SEPTA patron with a box cutter attacked and sliced a woman on a platform at the Arrott Transportation Center in Frankford on June 17.
A particularly violent extended weekend in Philadelphia included a pair of fatal shootings in Frankford, both of which remained unsolved as of Tuesday afternoon, according to police.
A real estate development firm specializing in senior housing unveiled its proposal for the former Liddonfield Homes site last Thursday during the monthly meeting of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association.
There won’t be a child daycare center. And there won’t be a modern-day version of a soup kitchen. As for parking … they’ve got it covered.
Philadelphia City Councilman Bobby Henon withdrew a controversial bill last week that would allow the city to spend more than $7 million to buy waterfront property for the possible construction of a new prison.
A June 16 ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court dealt a likely fatal blow to a Northeast family’s 24-year quest for justice. The high court affirmed a lower court ruling that overturned a death sentence for the man who murdered Police Officer Daniel Boyle in 1991.
Councilman Bobby Henon delayed the vote on his bill that would essentially allow the city to buy riverfront property in Holmesburg for the potential development of a new prison. Henon said that new questions from one of his colleagues prompted the postponement, the third such delay in the relatively brief, tumultuous history of Bill No. 150406.
Anyone who’s attended a meeting of the East Torresdale Civic Association during the last three decades knows Connie Siffel. And Connie probably knows them.