Music and dance illuminated the auditorium of Northeast Philadelphia’s Universal Creighton Charter School on the eve of its winter break on Dec. 23. While the imminent Christmas holiday played a prominent role in the grade school’s annual seasonal concert, students drew upon many other religious and ethnic traditions for a joyous multi-cultural celebration.
Federal authorities are seeking to contact immigrants to the United States who may have had contact with any of several Ukrainian companies that are now under investigation for their suspected mishandling of government funds.
A 33-year-old South Philadelphia woman is dead and an unidentified hit-and-run driver remains at large following a fatal rush-hour collision between a truck and a pedestrian in front of a Northeast Philadelphia prison on Dec. 23.
Dr. Seuss had only one Grinch that stole Christmas but Northeast Philadelphia has at least two of them, according to Philadelphia police.
Relatives and police are still searching for a senior man from Bustleton who disappeared more than a week ago after leaving a neighborhood restaurant.
Philadelphia police caught two suspected burglars lying down on the job after they allegedly broke into a Somerton department store on Dec. 17 and tripped off a silent alarm.
Complaining of chronic dirt clouds and fumes outside their homes, neighbors asked the operators of a Torresdale Avenue landscaping materials yard for some relief last Thursday during the monthly meeting of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association. But on Friday, it appeared to be business as usual at Britton Industries Inc., as a backhoe and trucks of all shapes and sizes continued to kick up dusty debris.
The same gunman robbed three Northeast Philadelphia cell phone stores earlier this month, police say.
A federal jury on Dec. 15 found four area men guilty of racketeering for their roles in a gambling and loan-sharking ring that operated in several Mayfair businesses.
Amid nationwide tension, the Northeast rallies behind men and women in blue.