Updates and brief reports on River Wards news.
Monday was move-in day at the Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Division headquarters in Mayfair as new commanders took over the division’s three highest-ranking patrol positions.
Michelle Liczbinski recently unveiled two street signs that honor her husband, a Philadelphia Police Department sergeant shot to death in 2008.
— Hurricane Sandy was bad — very, very bad — but Northeast Philly fared much better than other areas on the East Coast.
Northeast residents squeezed in last minute shopping on Monday morning in preparation for Hurricane Sandy.
Bensalem police officers are knocking on doors near the township’s waterways to advise people to evacuate.
The declaration will take effect at 4 p.m. Sunday. Three emergency shelters will open at that time, including one at Fels High School, 5500 Langdon St., in Northeast Philadelphia. The mayor encouraged residents who live in flood-prone areas, including areas around Pennypack Creek, to move in with family and friends or go to a shelter.
Mayor Nutter held a news conference outside City Hall on Friday to warn people who live in flood-prone areas to move by 2 p.m. Sunday, in advance of Hurricane Sandy. He also talked about the city's preparations for what is expected to be a major storm. Cancellations because of the storm warnings have already begun.
— That's what the school district appears to be doing as it seeks to collect money from youth groups for the privilege of playing games in school gymnasiums.