July 15 through 28
Shootings in the Northeast claimed two lives and wounded another person early this week. Meanwhile, a Northeast resident died after being shot in Kensington.
Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. last Thursday offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who abducted Ripken’s mother from her Maryland residence more than a year ago.
Residents of the Northeast have been invited to participate in a host of local events related to the National Association of Town Watch’s annual National Night Out observances next week.
Thirty-six volunteers with the Friends of Pennypack Park netted 43 bags of trash, two bags of recyclable cans and a list of assorted, sometimes strange, debris during the monthly park cleanup event on June 22.
The rededication of a baseball field in honor of fallen Firefighter Daniel Sweeney at Fox Chase Recreation Center was just the start of long-term improvements at the sprawling city-operated playground, according to Councilman Brian O’Neill.
A one-time Holmesburg resident is being sought by Philadelphia police and the FBI for his suspected involvement in a pair of armed carjackings last month.
A Northeast man has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly burglarizing more than 20 homes in various Montgomery County communities between March 2012 and last month.
A federal jury convicted a Northeast pimp on child prostitution charges on Friday, just days after a Bucks County court sentenced him to up to 80 years in state prison for drugging and raping adult hookers.
Police have released surveillance video of the July 2 robbery of a Bustleton convenience store in the hope of identifying the culprit.