The Castor Gardens-based Take Back Your Neighborhood has announced that its annual Northeast Celebration will take place on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Max Myers Playground, 1601 Hellerman St.
The same gunman robbed three Northeast Philadelphia cell phone stores earlier this month, police say.
The newly formed Take Back Your Neighborhood Business Association held its first meeting on Sunday afternoon at an office at 6601 Rutland St.
Homicide detectives have released new photos of a person of interest in the March 5 murder of a man in Castor Gardens.
Police seek two men who broke into a Castor Gardens pizzeria and stole a cash register on March 13.
Exit Premier Realty last week celebrated the grand opening of its office at 8021-A Castor Gardens in Rhawnhurst.
Three teenagers are facing assault charges in connection with the videotaped after-school beating of another youth in Castor Gardens on Jan. 28, an attack that some news media have likened to the “knockout game.” According to published reports, the victim attends eighth grade at Woodrow Wilson Middle School at Cottman and Loretto avenues, while the attackers are enrolled at either Wilson or the nearby Northeast High School. A Philadelphia police spokesman reportedly told the Inquirer that a seventh-grade Wilson student videotaped the attack and was among those arrested.
At last month’s gathering of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association, members heard updates on the local crime situation from officials of the 2nd Police District.
An 83-year-old Bustleton man was among 17 alleged “Johns” rounded up by Philadelphia police in prostitution stings throughout the city last week.