If the fight over the use of one little Bustleton house were a reality TV show, it would be called Zoning Wars. So far, there have been several episodes, and another is in production now.
A Frankford man arrested on weapons charges during a violent week on Ditman Street in October has been sentenced to 11½ to 23 months behind bars.
If you’re going to shoot a guy, don’t leave your phone anywhere near his body.
A former teacher at a Mayfair public grade school has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly engaging her 14-year-old student in numerous sexual encounters last March and April.
After a long-delayed hearing on whether a Bustleton businessman may legally make dental retainers in a residentially zoned Haldeman Avenue property, members of the Zoning Board of Adjustment decided not to decide.
A former Philadelphia police officer and Northeast resident has been ordered to serve a county jail sentence following her recent conviction on theft charges related to the tampering with utility meters at properties she owned in partnership with another ex-cop.
Justice may have been delayed, but it arrived nonetheless for convicted armed robber and rapist Lamar Rayson. On Friday, Common Pleas Court Judge Alice Dubow sentenced Rayson to serve 37-1/2 to 75 years in state prison for the brutal 2004 rape of a Wissinoming woman in her home in front of her boyfriend and two children. Dubow issued the state sentence consecutively to a 32-year federal prison term that Rayson has been serving since 2008 for a series of robberies.
At the end of the day, Mayfair residents will have spent more time waiting for justice in the “tire slasher” case than it will take the convicted tire slasher to serve his sentence.
A fourth young man has been ordered to stand trial in connection with the March 21 stabbing of three Father Judge High students, including state champion wrestler Joe Galasso, in a Mayfair street attack.