The family of Francis Kirchner, the 30-year-old Fishtown man charged with first-degree murder in the beating death of a man outside of Citizen’s Bank Park in July 2009, said they were hopeful after a judge declared a mistrial last week.
Attorneys representing residents of the Fountain Pointe condominium complex and the owner/developer of a site that houses a new business took part in a sometimes-heated court hearing last week, but they began working on a possible compromise in a City Hall corridor.
State Rep. Dennis O’Brien is favored to be elected to City Council on Nov. 8, which would leave his 169th Legislative District seat vacant.
Six days after skipping out of a Brooklyn courtroom with a slap on the wrist, Northeast Philadelphia’s most infamous Batman impersonator found himself once again behind bars locally.
Laborers with the city cleanup program used it to evict homeowners under bogus pretenses and steal their possessions. Nine of them admitted their roles.
Jury selection in the trial of five former city workers accused of ransacking homes began Tuesday. The trial itself was expected to begin late Wednesday or Thursday this week.
There was a good chance that Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua wouldn’t be in court last week.
Batman’s leotards must be made of Teflon, because nothing seems to stick to the Northeast Philly guy who often likes to dress up as the caped crusader.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry might be leading the national polls for the Republican presidential nomination, but former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears to have pretty good support in Philadelphia.