Athena is a dream come true
St. Patrick’s Day proved lucky for a Holmesburg man who was accused of first-degree murder in connection with a February 2014 fatal shooting on a notorious block in his neighborhood.
Congrats to local librarian
Lynne Abraham presented herself as a proven leader, independent of special interest influence, who will bridge the “disconnect” between Philadelphia’s centralized administration and the city’s outlying neighborhoods.
A Northeast Philadelphia landmark is about to get a facelift, providing the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment agrees with members of the Mayfair Civic Association.
Groundhog Day arrived a bit late for members of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association.
Students from Austin Meehan Middle School’s Student Council recently delivered homemade greeting cards to local residents throughout Mayfair, thanking them for supporting the school.
Students from the kindergarten through eighth grade classes of St. Jerome’s School in Holme Circle collected thousands of dimes in February and March as part of the “Dime Wars — Dimes for Desks Project,” which supports the purchase of desks for students of Namunda Primary School in Malawi, Africa, a school built by the generous funding of the Hamels Foundation.
Scholarships available for Tacony residents
Thursday, March 26
Mixed emotions flooded Mayfair streets and a neighborhood meeting after the District Attorney’s announcement that two officers would not be charged in last December’s fatal shooting.
At least three people were hospitalized, 56 evacuated and about 100 displaced as a result of a four-alarm apartment building fire in the Northeast’s Academy Gardens section on St. Patrick’s Day.
The Honda airbag thieves are at it again in Rhawnhurst. Police found the windows smashed on five automobiles in the area of 1800 Hartel Ave. early Monday. All five cars were Hondas. In three of the cases, the driver-side airbags had been removed from the steering column. The initial police radio call was broadcast as a “theft in progress” at 1:15 a.m., but the thieves fled before patrol cops arrived.
A Wissinoming boy shot his 11-year-old sister in the head when he took his father’s handgun from a bedroom drawer and accidentally fired it on Saturday afternoon, Philadelphia police say.
Two masked men invaded an elderly couple’s Bustleton home early Friday morning, assaulting the bedridden man and attacking his wife with pepper spray and a knife, Philadelphia police say.
Republican Martina White defeats Democrat Sarah DelRicci to capture the 170th Legislative District seat.
Last Friday came and went, and the Aramingo is still open. Patricia (Patti ‘Star’) Buzine has the scoop from the owner.
New bills would ban hotels and motels in Philadelphia from renting rooms by the hour.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS April 25 to 28. Disney World. $2899 includes 4 days and 3 nights, roundtrip airfare, taxes, fees, Park Hopper admission and transfers. 610-892-1133.