With Week 1 of the high school football season kicking off this weekend, here’s a closer look at the seven Northeast-area programs:
A masked man robbed a Mayfair Pizza Hut at gunpoint shortly after 10 p.m. on Aug. 20.
Homicide detectives are trying to identify a dead man and the killers who ran him down in a car, then shot him on a Northwood street on Saturday night.
Two armed robbers held up a busy late-night eatery in Mayfair early last Friday. The heist occurred at about 1:45 a.m. at the Red Robin Diner, 6330 Frankford Ave., when two unknown men entered the business, including one with a gun and a bandana over his face. The gunman approached an employee and demanded money, while the other crook served mostly as a lookout, police said.
The junior gardeners/farmers at Palmer Playground are harvesting the flowers and veggies they’ve been nurturing all season.
Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. Part 2 examines the labor union’s fundraising, its escalating political program and its development of a multimillion-dollar headquarters in the Northeast.
The Walnut Street Theatre opens its 206th season with 9 To 5: The Musical, starting with previews Sept. 2 and running through Oct. 19.
Across the city, the hum of air conditioners has ceased, as has the sound of splashing water in the pools. Neighborhoods have grown quiet. On the horizon, you can see it coming ever so cautiously down the street. The mere sight of it strikes terror in young hearts while at the same instant it induces total and unequivocal tranquility in the hearts of their mothers. It’s big. It’s yellow. Here comes the school bus!
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Philadelphia police announced an arrest on Tuesday night in the execution-style murders of two women inside a Holmesburg rowhouse on Saturday. The killer appears to have been very familiar to the victims.
A Mayfair resident’s surveillance cameras recorded two men as they allegedly cased his home on the afternoon of Aug. 4, then tried to break into the victim’s garage early the following morning. Police are trying to identify the would-be burglars depicted in the videos.
A couple of masked men robbed an Upper Holmesburg beer store on Saturday night one week after a similar heist occurred two miles away.
Police who have been looking for a man who follows elderly people home from local banks and robs them before they can get safely inside have a warrant for his arrest and were looking for him Tuesday.
A Frankford man has been charged with murder for fatally shooting a suspected thief who, he claims, was trying to break into his pickup truck last Thursday night, Philadelphia police said.
“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
Last Friday came and went, and the Aramingo is still open. Patricia (Patti ‘Star’) Buzine has the scoop from the owner.
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