Here are some statements from local public officials following last week’s deadly Amtrak train derailment in Port Richmond:
SEPTA’s police chief, Thomas Nestel III, will speak to Frankford Civic Association members about his force’s operations at neighborhood El stops during their Thursday, Feb. 5, meeting, Pete Specos, the association’s president, said last week.
A southbound Northeast Regional train hit and killed a man on Amtrak rails in Frankford late Sunday, according to Philadelphia police. The Hispanic man in his 30s, as yet unidentified, was near Worth and Kinsey streets at 11:42 p.m. Sunday and pronounced dead at the scene at 11:59 p.m., police said.
A SEPTA commuter train struck and killed a man who was on the tracks of the Fox Chase Regional Line Tuesday night.
“Some persons care little or nothing for the past. Musty records and old things have no charm for them.” Joseph Harrison Jr., The Locomotive Engine and Philadelphia’s Share In Its Early Improvements, 1872
Homicide detectives have released new photos of a person of interest in the March 5 murder of a man in Castor Gardens.
Federal prosecutors have filed arson charges against two men who allegedly set a four-alarm fire that gutted a Frankford factory and shut down train service on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor in December 2012.
A serial SEPTA cell phone thief has been captured in Frankford, police say.
A new neighborhood biking and walking path is meant to open up the Delaware River to residents who, for too long, couldn’t truly enjoy it.