Academics and historians tell us that the Information Age began in the 1970s with the advent of the Internet and it exploded in the 1990s with the development of the World Wide Web. But in Northeast Philadelphia, it began decades earlier when a Temple University journalism student named Richard Thorpe Lawson used a class project to create a mock-up newspaper that he called the Rising Sun Times.
At the height of the Roaring ’20s, business leaders in Northeast Philadelphia had some grandiose and sometimes bizarre ideas about their burgeoning yet largely undeveloped community.
Four people have admitted to felony charges while a fifth has been ordered to stand trial in connection with the beating and forced tattooing of a man in the basement apartment of a Mayfair rowhouse last year.
Arsonists were responsible for two automobile fires that occurred minutes apart in Tacony early Friday morning, authorities say, although no arrests have been made.
A Northeast father has been ordered to stand trial for voluntary manslaughter for shooting his daughter’s boyfriend fatally during a confrontation in her bedroom in September.
Thieves stole thousands of dollars in copper rainspouts from the Glen Foerd estate last week, according to the executive director of the historical site.
A drunk driver has been ordered to serve 5-1/2 to 12 years in state prison for killing a woman pedestrian outside Wissinoming Park in 2013 after the victim had pushed her longtime husband out of the vehicle’s path.
Former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Michael Lowry has never been convicted of fixing traffic tickets. Yet, he will have to spend the next 20 months in federal prison for telling a grand jury that he granted no special favors to anyone in his own courtroom.
A man was killed and a woman wounded by gunfire during an apparent robbery at a house in Frankford on Sunday, Philadelphia police say.
The Philadelphia Housing Authority has killed a plan to convert the former Liddonfield site into a Holy Family University campus.