Rhawnhurst: Danger and Disease in Pennypack Creek

Rhawnhurst: Danger and Disease in Pennypack Creek

More than a dozen men, arms linked, spanned the Pennypack Creek. They trudged through the murky water looking for the body of a Father Judge High School student. The boy, Nicky Simonetti, 14, went missing two days earlier after he dove into the creek to save a friend, who had fallen over the waterfall created […]

 by Kayla Devon

Northeast: Residents Continue to Battle ‘Brazen’ Scrappers

Northeast: Residents Continue to Battle ‘Brazen’ Scrappers

In Mayfair and Holme Circle, residents are battling brazen scrappers who are not only taking scrap metal from curbside garbage but also right from people’s yards. Scrappers are defined as those who take scrap metal from curbside garbage and recycling and sell the metal to scrap yards for a few extra bucks. Pick-up trucks with […]

 By Haniyyah B. Sharpe

Northeast: Community Center Sale to Sant Properties Now Unlikely

Northeast: Community Center Sale to Sant Properties Now Unlikely

With a damaged roof, a stalled Sheriff’s Sale and no perspective tenants, the Northeast Community Center at 2840 Holme Ave. in Holme Circle is likely also still without a buyer. Holme Circle Civic Association President Elsie Stevens said last week that brothers Ravinder “Robbie” and Hardeep Chawla will probably not follow through with a deal to purchase the […]