Capt. John McCloskey is happy he’s got 30 more cops to patrol his busy 15th District, but he said he could be happier. The 15th’s commander said he could always use more manpower and more cars.
Summer is over, but the party is just beginning in Mayfair. Actually, the neighborhood has a full lineup of festivities planned to celebrate the many end-of-year holidays.
Residents of Wissinoming have their very own civic association once again. About 40 neighborhood residents met the new leaders of the long-dormant community group last Wednesday night during an inaugural meeting at Lower Mayfair Playground.
There was no Christmas in July this year, but a Wissinoming burglar was prepared in case a winter storm descended upon the Northeast. The unknown thief stole a snow blower from a local business, Philadelphia police say.
EPIC group to meet July 31
More than a dozen residents of the 6100 block of Hawthorne St. attended last week’s Mayfair Civic Association meeting to fight a new dollar store and auto parts store proposed for a nearby block of Frankford Avenue. Those neighbors also got a lesson on the sometimes puzzling dynamics of the city’s recently reworked Registered Community Organization regulations.
A boyfriend and girlfriend have been ordered to stand trial for the baseball bat beating death of a Levittown man on a Wissinoming street last September.
A 24-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound of the shoulder during an attempted robbery in Wissinoming last Thursday.
Thousands of volunteers spent a beautiful Saturday morning picking up trash, raking leaves, sweeping pavements, trimming, pruning, painting and planting during the seventh annual citywide spring cleanup.