This pair of kittens (A13453361) could use some extra love and TLC! They are around six weeks old. They were found as strays and it seems that they have lived most of their lives outside. They are very scared of people and try to act tough by hissing, but once they are held, they calm down. There is a fuzzy, black and white male kitten and an adorable grey tabby female. Can you help this pair out? continue reading »
Archive June 2011
Chase (A13353506 ) is an incredibly sweet and playful 1- to 2-year-old terrier mix.
Poor Chase is extremely frightened in the shelter. Being surrounded by barking dogs is making him very nervous. As soon as Chase gets outside into one of the runs, he turns into a completely different dog — gains confidence and is ready to play! He would chase a tennis ball and play with squeaky toys in between looking for affection from people. continue reading »
“The bridge failed.”
That’s the way PennDOT engineer Javier Salgveiro explained the recent closure of the Holme Avenue Bridge. Amid technical jargon about bridge decks, rebars and beams, Salgveiro, two other PennDOT employees and John Buckley of Buckley Construction explained why the bridge closed last Monday while crews were in the middle of repairs.
The topic brought about 40 people to last night’s Holme Circle Civic Association meeting, where the bridge was the only item on the agenda.
“Serious deterioration,” as seen in the photos below, means the bridge will be closed until Buckley and his crew can finish the repairs. The timeline is “before Christmas,” as Salgveiro put it. That’s the silver lining in what’s otherwise been a headache for residents as they navigate their way around the closure. Had the bridge remained open during repairs — as was originally planned — work would have gone on until mid-2012.
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UPDATE — Police have identified the underage driver as Winston Charleston of the 7100-block of State Road in Tacony. He is charge with murder,aggravated assault, involuntary manslaughter, homicide by vehicle, accident involving death-no license, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and unauthorized use of an auto.
A 14-year-old boy is facing charges after he caused a fatal car accident early this morning on Academy Road. continue reading »
The first happened June 14 in Wissinoming when a man armed with a knife robbed Lisa & Charlie’s Market at 6017 Torresdale Ave. Authorities are looking for a white male in his 30s, about 5’11″. He was seen in surveillance video wearing a blue T-shirt and three-quarter length blue jeans. He fled on a black bike. continue reading »
If Frankford and Cottman up and changed neighborhoods, we didn’t get the memo.
Though Cottman Avenue is often considered the unofficial border of Mayfair and Holmesburg, “Frankford and Cottman” is pretty much known as the heart of Mayfair.
And though the mainstream media have a tough time finding their way about the Northeast, they can at least make it to Frankford and Cottman for the expected “it’s crazy out here” report during sports championships celebrations. continue reading »
Q: If I decide to sell my three-bedroom rowhome in Millbrook, how much can I expect to make if I owe $124,000 to my mortgage company? I would like to walk away with $100,000 to put down on a house that I like in Trevose.
A: By the time you pay back your mortgage, the 2 percent transfer tax, the miscellaneous title costs, Philadelphia L&I certification and your agent, you would probably have to sell your home for between $240,000 and $245,000 for you to net $100,000.
Your next question should be: can you sell it for that much in Millbrook? continue reading »
At the pinnacle of the hill sits Ryerss Museum and Library keeping a look out over Burholme Park. The park, once home to the Ryerss summer home and the surrounding farm fields and live stock, is now an active home for residents of the Northeast.
Located on the southern edge of Fox Chase at 7370 Central Ave., the museum/library and the surrounding parkland are managed by Fairmount Park with assistance from The Friends of Ryerss. The museum and lending library are open weekends between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Tours are provided for free.
The staff is friendly and knowledgeable of the history of the Museum. Community events are held throughout the year to include Easter egg hunts, craft shows, watercolor classes, Petapaloosa, crafts for kids, The Burholme Stamp Club and various literary events of interest to the community. continue reading »
If you bought a lottery ticket recently at a Frankford food market, you may have won $225,000. At least, according to Fox29.
Don’t get your hopes up, Frankford shoppers, because the ticket was purchased on Frankford Avenue in Holmesburg. continue reading »
Burglaries have recently been a hot topic for residents in the Northeast. 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 year, there were 2,432 burglaries that took place in the Northeast. The 2nd, 7th, 8th and 15th Police Districts have been making appearances at local civic group meetings to address residents’ concerns.
Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey was present at the Lawncrest Community Association’s meeting last week, where burglaries was just one of many topics he discussed with residents.
“We’re [the City of Philadelphia] up in burglaries.” he said “A lot of it is residential. There’s some commercial burglaries, so some areas are seeing an upward trend in that. Burglary across the country is not an easy crime to solve. Usually there are no witnesses. Usually there is very little, if any forensic evidence that you can gather at the scene.”
The Philadelphia Police Department’s new interactive Crime Mapping application was created as part of its Incident Transmittal System and gives the public free access to criminal data that is recorded in their neighborhoods. continue reading »