A U.S. Senate committee last week approved President Obama’s controversial nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, but a bipartisan group of elected officials isn’t done fighting confirmation of the former Mumia Abu-Jamal defense attorney.
An reward increase for information about NoLibs murder, a local politician seeks re-election, and other neighborhood news in brief.
Members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 re-elected President John McNesby and his endorsed slate of executive board members to new three-year terms on Oct. 1.
The year 2012 is history. How many of you kept your New Year’s resolution all year?
State Rep. Brendan Boyle is happy that the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole last Friday terminated three employees who were in charge of supervising the killer of Police Officer Moses Walker Jr.
A police officer from Northeast Philadelphia who suffered a heart attack while struggling with a suspect last week is out of a coma.
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 president John McNesby and attorney James J. Binns last week led a caravan of police vehicles and motorcycles that delivered full-course Thanksgiving dinners to more than a dozen families of officers killed or seriously injured in the line of duty.
Updates and brief reports on River Wards news.
Ex-fire commissioner criticizes handling of Buck Hosiery fire, police union to hold fundraiser for cop who was videotaped punching a woman, Fishtown & NoLibs win big in Storefront Challenge Awards, and plaque is dedicated to a Philadelphia police officer killed in 1942.