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Fox Chase Town Watch warns of abduction attempt

We received an e-mail this weekend from Fox Chase Town Watch detailing an incident last Saturday that may have been an abduction attempt. Three girls were playing in St. Cecilia's schoolyard…

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Teenager dies in taser incident

A teenager died yesterday after being tased by police. The victim, 18-year-old Patrick Johnson, was in his home on the 6900-block of Souder Street reportedly trying to set tree branches on…

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Weekend News Briefs: 10/1 - 10/3

Friday -- The Frankford Gazette has photos and video from Friday's Unlitter Us rally at Frankford Avenue and Pratt Street. Sunday -- A 28-year-old man was stabbed around midnight Sunday on…

NEast Links: Danza debuts on TV, senior softball at Crispin and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. Actor Tony Danza’s stint as a teacher at Northeast High school for the 09-10 school year…

    • A Frankford SSD Detail Team keeps the 4600-block of Frankford Avenue clean. Photo provided by FSSD.

Frankford SSD deploys Detail Team

From the Frankford SSD: The Frankford Special Services District has deployed a “Detail Team,” a new beautification program for the Frankford Avenue Business Corridor. The team will be responsible…

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Child struck by car in Northwood

A 10-year-old boy in Northwood is in critical condition at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children after being struck by a vehicle while riding his bike. The boy was riding around…

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Thanks for your feedback, now here's how to contact us

Awhile back, we asked you to take a survey. People all over the nation took this survey about their local news outlets, then the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University…

    • (From left) Dennis O’Rourke, FJHS ’70; Phil Reilly; and Bob Carroll, FJHS ’72 were medal winners in the 50-59 age group at the 2009 Crusader Classic. Photo courtesy of Dennis McCrossen.

Reader Submission: Crusader Classic is around the corner

The Father Judge High School Alumni Association will host the eighth annual Crusader Classic 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. to benefit the Alumni Scholarship Fund. The…

    • The former Blue Ox Bistro at 7980 Oxford Ave. in Fox Chase, where the Grey Lodge owner is expanding. Click to enlarge.

Hop Angel now open in Fox Chase

The word from Scoats, owner of Mayfair's popular Grey Lodge Pub, is that Hop Angel is now open. The Fox Chase-based German bar had a soft launch last week at the…

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Weekend News Briefs: 9/17-9/19

Saturday -- A shooting in Frankford send a male to Einstein Medical Center early Saturday morning. West Frankford Town Watch reported the man was shot around 1:30 a.m. on the 5100-block…

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Body found in Pennypack Park

Police this afternoon discovered a body in Pennypack Park. That decomposed body of a man in his 50s was found off Sandyford Road near Revere Street in the small patch…

    • Photo by Shaun Gallagher

Fox Chase Farm preview

The city of Philadelphia is filled with noises. From horns, screeching tires and even the occasional obscenity, it is hard to find serenity within city limits. However, half an hour north…

    • Bob McCool keeps track on his laptop of how manytickets event coordinator Steve Kiszely (shirt and tie)hands out to each volunteer to sell. Photo by Tom Rowan.

Benefit planned for former Dougherty staffer

A fire left Mike and Franni Prendergast homeless. A lack of enrollment at the couples alma matter, Cardinal Dougherty High School, left Mike, the school’s alumni director for 30 years, without…

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Listen to Obama's back-to-school speech at Masterman

Philebrity is live streaming President Barack Obama's back-to-school speech, which he's giving today at Masterman. The stream begins at 1 p.m., when Obama will begin his last of two back-to-school addresses.

    • Three of the original Safety Ambassadors and their supervisor, with Mayor Michael Nutter and Frankford Services District Executive Director Tim Wisniewski during the program's announcement in June

Frankford Safety Ambassadors program grows, adds detail team

The Safety Ambassadors Program in Frankford is growing, despite one source of its revenue remaining uncertain at the month's end. Last week, a two-person 'detail' team and another two ambassadors joined…

    • The intersection of Rising Sun and Adams avenues is now equipped with a red light camera.

Red light camera comes to Rising Sun/Adams intersection

As part of the city's ongoing crackdown on red light-runners, two more red light cameras have been installed -- one in Roxborough, the other at Rising Sun and Adams avenues.…

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Weekend News Briefs: 9/10-9/12

Sunday -- A driver has been charged with DUI after hitting an unmarked police car early Sunday morning. The driver of a Nissan slammed into the police vehicle around 1:30 a.m.…

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Tanya Wilson: Kraft factory shooting victim

By Gail Austin Just hours after she died Tanya Wilson received a Facebook message from a friend about the popular game, Farmville, which Wilson apparently played online. That friend apparently did…

    • Matthew Morley Rusk as the title character in the Devon Theater's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, running Nov. 12 to Dec. 13, 2009. Photo credit Kim Reilly, Devon Theat

Devon's 'JOSEPH' production snags five Barrymore nominations

UPDATE (10/5/10, 1:50 pm) -- The Devon Theater's production of Joseph did not win a Barrymore for any of its five nominations, but director Kim Reilly (who's currently at Act II…

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