Hundreds of firefighters from throughout the tri-state region and across the nation joined Goodwin's relatives and friends, along with Mayor Michael Nutter and many other city officials, at the Kensington church to celebrate the life of the man known for his unwavering dedication to family, the fire department and God.
Brief news items from around the River Wards.
Five local high school seniors who designed and painted safety-themed panels for a Bustleton firehouse were treated to some pizza, soda, hoagies and thanks.
Frankford residents are mourning the death of the well-known owner of a local auto sales business after fire ripped through his neighborhood home.
— Emotions ran smoking hot when Mayor Michael Nutter and Philadelphia Fire Department brass showed up for the dedication of a new firehouse in Tacony on Tuesday.
The Philadelphia Fire Department has a fire safety mobile app and safety guidelines to follow to avoid space heater fires, a common risk during the cold winter months in the River Wards.
The Philadelphia Gas Works will pay a $500,000 penalty to settle a 334-count state complaint stemming from a 2011 fatal explosion in Tacony.
“I think it's unbelievable after twenty-eight years that so many people remember him. I'm seeing people today who I haven't seen for years.” — Joseph Konrad's widow, Helen