Mayfair: Civic Association Leader Renews Interest in Splitting 15th Police District

Mayfair: Civic Association Leader Renews Interest in Splitting 15th Police District

For nearly 30 years, Mayfair residents have been urging the Philadelphia Police Department and the City of Philadelphia to split the 15th Police District. Largely owing to a collaboration between Donny Smith (above), president of the Mayfair Civic Association, Councilman Bobby Henon, who represents Philadelphia’s 6th Council District in Northeast Philadelphia and Joe DeFelice, chairman […]

 

Bridesburg: Private Police Not Yet The Answer

Bridesburg: Private Police Not Yet The Answer

The residents had tolerated enough. They wanted their voices heard. On September 19 of last year, residents in Bridesburg held a community watch meeting to discuss the possibility of hiring an additional security force. Community leaders felt their neighborhood was being overlooked by Philadelphia’s 15th District police station, which also covers communities like Frankford, Mayfair […]

 By Gina Benigno and Danny Donnelly

Northeast Philadelphia: Burglary Trend Report

Northeast Philadelphia: Burglary Trend Report

Burglaries have recently been a hot topic for residents in Northeast Philadelphia. But what exactly constitutes a burglary? Many confuse the term with theft or robbery. Burglaries fall under an entirely different category. The term is defined as the act of entering a building with the intent to commit a crime without a weapon. Last […]