Burholme Business Association forming
The Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Council’s Zoning Committee last week approved variance applications for two neighborhood properties. There were no objections to plans to put an addition on the rear of 4314 Leiper and also make the single-family home a duplex. Similarly, there were no objections to legalize multifamily units at 1652 Haworth.
Homicide detectives have released new photos of a person of interest in the March 5 murder of a man in Castor Gardens.
Two burglars turned a Northeast “Stop and Shop” into a stop, smash and grab early last month, according to Philadelphia police, who released surveillance video of the break-in last week.
Gov. Tom Corbett debuted a campaign commercial last week that touts the 178,000 private sector jobs created in the last three years and an unemployment rate of 5.6 percent that is the lowest since September 2008.
Last August, the Fox Chase Town Watch revived the city’s biggest National Night Out celebration. Last Wednesday, organizers got a head start on making the event even bigger in 2014.
Pennsylvania governors have 10 days to review bills that pass the legislature before deciding whether to sign or veto them, and Gov. Tom Corbett is taking his time with the budget.
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Sixteen individuals and one team will be inducted into the 11th class of the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.