A 69-year-old Somerton man was struck by an auto at 6 p.m. Monday as he crossed Cottman Avenue and later died at Aria Health’s Torresdale campus, police said.
Members of the Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Committee voted to not oppose a pizza shop’s application for a zoning variance that would allow an illuminated sign at Torresdale Avenue and Anchor Street.
Witnesses recognized the man who robbed and shot a teenager inside Torresdale Playground early Sunday night, but he remains at-large, according to police.
The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce last week held a reception at Torresdale-Frankford Country Club for Sister Francesca Onley, who is retiring as president of Holy Family University. Sister Francesca became the school’s fourth president in 1981, and she has overseen much physical growth of the institution. She also led Holy Family’s transition from college to university status in 2002.