Articles in the Crime Category
The plan is a result of a two-year community-based process in which community residents and other stakeholders provided input for the future of Mantua…. Read More
Neighborhood tensions between the three sub-communities of Hilltop, Wynnefield and Parkside are a part of life growing up in the Overbrook community. Where someone lives is where his or her identity is rooted.
“They call it riding with their neighborhood,” Naim Bellinger, former police officer at Overbrook High School, said…. Read More
Incidents involving guns have prompted citizens in the Allegheny, Nicetown and Tioga area to take a proactive stand against violence. Groups like Men United For A Better Philadelphia and programs like Cradle 2 Grave were created with the intent to bring awareness to gun violence in hopes of diminishing it in this neighborhood and in the city as a whole…. Read More
While crime in Wynnefield may be minimal today, long-time residents say this wasn’t always the case.
Paul Zimmerman Jr., has lived in Wynnefield for over 25 years and has witnessed shootings, thefts and even a murder in the past.
“I had a nephew that used to live here and he came out and found a man sleeping in his car, crimes like that kind of worry us, you know, car break-ins and house break-ins worry us,” Zimmerman said…. Read More
The 19th Police District in Overbrook is using new platforms to monitor crime throughout the neighborhood.
“The captain [Joseph Bologna] is a pit bull,” Jim Connell, lieutenant for Police Service Area 1, said. “He’s always looking for new ways to prevent crime.”
Updated April 26, 2013 The School District of Philadelphia has announced it “will not recommend any expansions of charter schools to the School Reform Commission (SRC) for the 2013-14 school year in light of a $304 budget shortfall, and the necessity for shared sacrifice among all participants in public education.”
Residents of Northeast Philadelphia have had concerns with issues in their neighborhood such as crime for years. But for many residents, there were very few outlets they could approach to bring their concerns to light. So five years ago, Jared Solomon and a few other residents started Take Back Your Neighborhood to allow residents to come together to state their concerns and find ways to address them…. Read More
Every day, an average of 87 prisoners from the Philadelphia County Jail are released back into Philadelphia. For many of those freed, their return to jail is inevitable. The risk of returning to prison greatly increases without the aid of a reintegration agency or service…. Read More
Tragedy struck the Tustin Recreation Center Thursday afternoon when 17-year-old Bernard Scott was caught in the crossfire of gunshots that erupted during a fight on 59th and Lancaster. Scott was an innocent bystander, police said.
Scott staggered across the street to Little Caesars Pizzeria and was taken to Lenakenau Medical Center by Antwain Gardener. The victim was later pronounced dead…. Read More
The Friends of Pennypack Park work together to beautify the park and preserve it for the enjoyment of future generations. Despite having an eye on the future, there is a particular area of the park which carries great historical significance. The Pennypack Creek Bridge, also known as the Holmesburg Bridge, was named a historical landmark by the state of Pennsylvania in October 2012.… Read More