Barbara Zimath is very lucky she wasn't hurt worse in an attack last week, in which two men beat her and stole her purse and phone. Still, the incident has rattled her family, as well as many locals who are wondering how something so violent could happen where they live.
No longer the down-in-the-dumps team from the past, the Raiders appear poised for a promising 2013.
Northern Liberties takes the lead as the most rapidly changed River Wards neighborhood within the last several years.
More logic is needed in the world
A few months ago, Torresdale native Val Keil was tending bar in Northeast Philly. Now, she's Playboy's Miss August 2013.
Tony's Pizza is up for sale, but is likely to remain a pizza restaurant; the vacant Pilsudski Fraternal Association could become apartments, and the former law offces of the late Jack E. Matty may become a family-owned drug store.
Community leaders invited to Las Vegas to tour a Wynn casino similar to the one proposed for the River Wards; Port Richmond residents vote unanimously against a halfway house; Hinge Cafe temporarily closed, and more news in brief.
An alleged copper thief is accused of causing a blast that reduced a home to a pile of rubble.
Music camp at Crescentville church