Ed Neilson, of Millbrook, was sworn in last week as the newest member of City Council.
His parents lived only three blocks from each other on Shelmire Street in the Northeast. They met, married, and ultimately produced a son, Steve Pacek, who has gone on to accomplish much in the world of the theater.
One hundred people from 46 countries changed nationalities last week and became American citizens during ceremonies at Northeast High.
Large vacant commercial and industrial properties are fire traps, according to City Councilman Dennis O’Brien.
One of the realities of living in a free country is that many young people are called upon to put their lives on the line to defend that freedom.
A local Navy officer, Michael Strange, who was killed in 2011, will be honored with a mural in Port Richmond.
Before joining the Philadelphia Fire Department, Joseph Pospiech served in combat with the U.S. military during the Vietnam War.