This Saturday at 11 a.m., a state historical marker will be unveiled honoring a modest but very important Northeast Philadelphia building and the man primarily responsible for having it built.
A Wawa patron helped himself to a charity box on May 13, now detectives are trying to find the thief and about $100 in stolen donations that were meant to benefit children.
The Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame last week announced its 2014 inductees. The newest inductees will be Stephen Decatur, Virginia Knauer, Pat Worthington Stopper, Chris Matthews and the Jewish Community Center Klein Branch. The announcement was made during a May 8 news conference at Holy Family University by Sister Francesca Onley, president of Holy Family, and City Councilman Dennis O’Brien.
An unidentified man with a knife held up a Parkwood 7-Eleven store on March 15. Police hope that surveillance video will help them identify the robber.
State and city officials met with Mondelez International executives last week to discuss the possible closing of the company’s landmark Boulevard bakery, but the only news out of the session held Nov. 21 at the Bellevue in Center City is that there probably will be more meetings.
Representatives of government and industry will meet downtown Thursday, Nov. 21, to discuss the future of a Northeast landmark.
An armed robber who struck at a Parkwood convenience store on Aug. 18 remains on the loose, Philadelphia police said.
Burglars broke into 51 rental units at a Public Storage facility in Somerton one night last week, but Philadelphia police Capt. Joseph Zaffino wasn’t surprised.
— The Lubavitch Center for Russian Jewry plans to purchase a house on Bustleton Avenue to use for worship.