Fox Chase: Town Watch Gets Community Involved in Keeping Crime Down

Fox Chase: Town Watch Gets Community Involved in Keeping Crime Down

The Fox Chase Town Watch started in early 1995, but has gone through many changes through the years. The Town Watch began as a Friday and Saturday night patrol group. Stephen Phillips, president of the Town Watch, said after putting thousands of miles on volunteer patrol members’ cars, the group realized it’s better to have eyes […]

 

Oxford Circle/Rhawnhurst: Residents Voice Concerns About Noise and Parking.

Oxford Circle/Rhawnhurst: Residents Voice Concerns About Noise and Parking.

Philadelphia Police Captain Frank Palumbo listened to a woman explain how an unlicensed bar is eroding the quality of life in Oxford Circle. “Why is it so difficult to get these illegal clubs shut down?” asked the woman, who requested she only be identified as a member of the Oxford Circle Civic Association out of […]

 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 […]