The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association, a group of former athletes and officials, last week honored two people with the William “Pickles” Kennedy Award.
Community leaders invited to Las Vegas to tour a Wynn casino similar to the one proposed for the River Wards; Port Richmond residents vote unanimously against a halfway house; Hinge Cafe temporarily closed, and more news in brief.
The father of a fallen Philly serviceman is working to create a support system for other grieving veterans’ families.
Father Judge High School senior Alexander Citerone was honored on Oct. 21 as the winner of a student essay contest sponsored by the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame. The contest asked students to write on the theme of “Uncovering Northeast Philly: What makes Northeast Philadelphia Special?”
“I think it's unbelievable after twenty-eight years that so many people remember him. I'm seeing people today who I haven't seen for years.” — Joseph Konrad's widow, Helen
Michael Strange, 25, was killed August 6, 2011, while on his third tour in Afghanistan. Strange, whose father, Charlie, works for SugarHouse casino, will be honored with a memorial statue on the casino’s grounds.
It’s been 10 years since the murder of Fishtown man Wayne Elliss, Jr. On July 28 his family and friends will march to remember him, and maybe find some answers.