A former minor league baseball player, a rock ’n’ roll legend and a Hobo are the latest winners of the William “Pickles” Kennedy Award.
The seed for the creation of Earth Day was planted when Rachel Carson’s bestseller “Silent Spring” was published in 1962. It made the need to protect the environment and public health part of the national conversation. Earth Day and the birth of the modern environmental movement were based on an idea from Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson. The devastating environmental damage of a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1969 had a profound impact on him. He wanted to start a national political movement to protect the earth from the ravages of air and water pollution.
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.
A former Philadelphia police officer has been ordered to serve six months in federal prison for his role in a multi-state steroid distribution ring orchestrated by a former police colleague.
— Thanks to his talents on the football field and in the classroom, Jaye McNeil is headed to Anaheim for the game of his life.
A Fishtown man was arrested last week for allegedly growing 500 pounds of marijuana in his home, as a NoLibs garage was raided by authorities for marijuana and cash.
Bill No. 120725, which was passed by City Council Oct. 25, will allow police to confiscate and destroy all-terrain vehicles, and hit owners with up to $2,000 in fines.