Friday — District Attorney Seth Williams hosted Take Back the Night in Frankford in the neighborhood’s ongoing effort to prevent crime and foster neighborhood relations. A group of residents, politicians and community leaders came together and walked the streets of Frankford between 9:30 p.m. and midnight. continue reading »
Archive July 2010
Here’s a roundup of the latest edition of NEast Philly Metro, which ran yesterday. The main story — full text below — is about Krispy Kreme coming to Fox Chase. Metro also ran our stories about the 8th District’s National Night Out poster contest, and installments of Real NEastate and Your Personal CFO.
Police yesterday raided and shut down an illegal gambling operation in Castor Gardens.
Two people were arrested, and several gambling devices were removed from a property on the 6800-block of Bustleton Avenue. After being tipped off by an anonymous caller, police found 10 gambling tables and more than 20 people playing a game of craps.
Community leaders in Frankford announced this week a weekend event called Take Back the Night.
On Friday, July 23, District Attorney Seth Williams, along with Frankford residents, business owners and neighborhood organization leaders, will walk from the Frankford Terminal at Bridge and Pratt streets to the Margaret-Orthodox stop along the El to “reclaim the streets of Frankford. continue reading »
Q: I heard that the $8,000 Buyer Tax Credit was extended. I am looking for a house now and could really use the incentive if I find a fixer-upper. How long do I have before it expires again?
A: The latest extension only benefits anyone who was already under agreement and was not able to make settlement by the previous deadline of June 30. Only the Federal Homebuyer Tax Credit’s closing deadline was extended to the end of September. Most homebuyers who weren’t already under contract by April 30 are out of luck unless a new tax credit is passed. continue reading »
Police yesterday seized 45 guns and matching ammunition from a Somerton man.
According to reports, Yuri Arkadyev, 44, walked into the 7th District Police station yesterday afternoon wearing a bullet proof vest and a gun holster. Police uncovered four guns in Arkadyev’s car and 41 in his home on the 800-block of Barlow Street.
While the Civic has already sided with the neighbors to oppose the zoning, Paddy Whacks owners will still have a chance to present a case to the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Tomorrow night’s meeting is meant to inform residents about the ZBA hearing and discuss a plan for it. continue reading »
Submitted by Archbishop Ryan High School English teacher Joseph McFadden
Each summer, it is common to find teenagers engaged in a myriad of activities at the Jersey Shore. From tanning to working to hanging out with friends, the Shore becomes the ultimate symbol of carefree relaxation.
However, for students, alumni and faculty from Archbishop Ryan High School, a yearly visit to Cape May Point involves a weekend of prayerful retreat and communal service as a way of supporting one another in living out their Kairos retreat.
As Johnny Langan, a 2008 Ryan graduate, stated, “The Kairos experience is an all-out great one, but adding community
service to this weekend just makes me feel all the more capable of making a difference.” continue reading »
Saturday – A 19-year-old man was hospitalized early Saturday evening after being shot by police in Frankford. Officers encountered the man on the 4900-block of Griscom Street around 7:30 p.m., and noticed a gun in his waistband.
After running to a vacant lot, the man pulled his gun, and was shot by the officers. He was taken to Jefferson Hospital after being hit once in the back. Police recovered the weapon.