Amir Bandy, a 24-year-old Frankford drug dealer, is serving 20 to 40 months in state prison. When he was sentenced for this drug-dealing conviction in November, a local pastor and two police officers spoke about the impact that the narcotics trade has on the Frankford community.
Capt. Thomas McLean and Capt. Michael Gormley — newly appointed to the 2nd and 7th police districts — discuss the NE’s problems and potential.
City Councilman David Oh visited the recent meeting of the Lawncrest Community Association, promoting a beef-and-beer fundraiser for the “Wild Bill” Guarnere Memorial Statue. The fundraiser will take place on Friday, Feb. 6, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road.
Amid nationwide tension, the Northeast rallies behind men and women in blue.
It can take only a few seconds for someone to become the victim of a violent or invasive crime, but the trauma can endure for what seems like an eternity in the form of physical injuries, emotional distress and financial demands.
Holmesburg Civic Association president Rich Frizell last week paid tribute to Jim Ryan, a neighborhood activist who died late last month.
Members of the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association last week heard from city elections commissioner Stephanie Singer and Assistant District Attorney Jacqueline Coelho.
During the course of a year, police officers can encounter some pretty wild situations. For Officer Timothy Taylor of the Northeast’s 7th district, wild became almost routine in 2013.
Inspector Benjamin Naish did something unusual recently when asked by a news reporter to assess his challenges as the new commander of the Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Division.