City Council is considering outlawing machines that dispense dollars in exchange for small electronics like smartphones and iPods as one way of curbing skyrocketing phone thefts.
Philadelphia’s district attorney has decided to withdraw charges against the Rev. Robert Brennan almost two weeks after the death of the young man who accused him of molesting him in a Northeast parish more than a decade ago.
The witness against a 75-year-old Roman Catholic priest accused of molesting a Northeast altar boy died suddenly, the district attorney’s office announced this afternoon.
A 75-year-old Catholic priest charged with molesting a Northeast boy more than a decade ago is in custody with bail set at $1 million.
State Treasurer Rob McCord last week joined the Democratic race for governor.
A new memorial honoring five brothers from Fishtown who fought in the Civil War was unveiled last weekend at Palmer Cemetery.
The former assistant pastor of a Northeast Philadelphia Catholic parish has been arrested and charged with repeatedly molesting an altar boy over a three-year period.
PFCU holding art competition
Richie Simon, the 7th Police District’s community relations officer, on Sept. 18 helped bag groceries at the ShopRite at 11000 Roosevelt Blvd. to help raise awareness of hunger and to raise funds to fill shelves at community food banks. Gov. Tom Corbett and the governors of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland had declared Sept. 18 “ShopRite Partners In Caring Day.” City Councilman David Oh and state Reps. Kevin and Brendan Boyle participated at other Northeast Philly ShopRites. ShopRite Partners in Caring has donated $30 million to local food banks that support more than 1,700 charities with food assistance throughout the Northeast United States.