Fred Moore led the Northeast Philadelphia History Network meeting about Bustleton. Photo/Ryan McDonald
On the first Wednesday of every month, the Northeast Philadelphia History Network meets to discuss the past. This Wednesday was no different. More than a dozen members from the network came together at the historic Pennepack Baptist Church to watch a visual presentation of photographs from Charles Silker’s circa 1910 postcard collection of Bustleton.
Fred Moore led the meeting and addressed a few things before starting the show. Moore noted Pennepack Baptist Church was celebrating its 325th year of existence and there would be a two-day celebration marking the historic event on June 1 and 2.
Immediately following this announcement, Moore started the show, which displayed many photographs taken from Silker during the early 1900s as he traveled through the Northeast. These images showcased the neighborhood of Bustleton and what it looked like 100 years ago. continue reading »
The owner of Bustleton’s Brotherly Love Ambulance faces up to 15 years in prison for an alleged health care scheme.
Feda Kuran, 37, is accused of transporting patients who didn’t need the ambulance service, as well as billing patients transported in personal cars of Brotherly Love employees for ambulance services. continue reading »
Philadelphia will hold a property assessment meeting March 7 in Bustleton. Image/Google Maps
Philadelphia is trying to talk directly to residents about the citywide overhaul of property taxes. Question and answer sessions are starting Thursday.
To help residents understand the new property assessments that were mailed last month, there will be sessions throughout the city as well as some telephone town halls.
Northeast resident can attend tonight’s meeting from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the American Heritage Federal Credit Union, 2060 Red Lion Rd. continue reading »
Capt. Joseph Zaffino of the 7th District has issued an alert to those who use public storage units to take caution, as units in the district have been burglarized.
Centers in Bustleton and Somerton were targeted over the weekend. continue reading »
Stein’s Famous Deli on Krewstown Road. Photo/Esther Fox
Growing up in Jersey meant many things for me. My grandmother lived in Elkins Park (and later moved to Plymouth Meeting), and we would visit her often. During those visits, I would earmark certain things and places and always tuck them away in the back of my mind. Things like driving down I-95 to 276 and seeing the totem pole (which sadly, is no longer there) at Neshaminy Mall, driving down the Blvd by the old State Hospital (which gives me the heebee jeebee’s even now that it’s no longer standing) and stopping at Byberry Rd to buy a bag of soft pretzels from a guy who also sold roses.
There is another place from my childhood that has always stuck out in my mind (so much so that I still shop there), and that would be the Famous Deli (previously Stein Bros Famous Deli, now Steve Stein’s Famous Deli) in the Krewstown Shopping Center at Grant Avenue and Krewstown Road. continue reading »
The 7th District Police issued an advisory early Monday afternoon warning residents of three Bustleton blocks, and those nearby, of a rash of vehicle break-ins.
From 7th District Capt. Joseph Zaffino: continue reading »
Surveillance image/Philadelphia Police
The Philadelphia Police and the FBI are searching for the man who robbed the First Niagara Bank at 9869 Bustleton Ave. in Bustleton Jan. 10.
Just before 11 a.m. that morning, a man entered the bank armed with a handgun and gave the teller a note demanding cash. continue reading »
Men from Bustleton and Holmesburg are charged with stealing properties around Philadelphia. Image/Google Maps
Two men from Northeast Philadelphia are among those charged with stealing houses around the city.
Forty-eight-year-old Elhadi Ibrahim of the 9500-block of Hoff Street in Bustleton, and 49-year-old Steven Johnson of the 4700-block of Vista Street in Holmesburg are charged with fraudulent conveyance of more than 20 properties. Johnson is the son of former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson. continue reading »
Bustleton will soon have a non-emergency health care center.
Temple University Health System has announced plans to open TempleReadyCare at 11000 Roosevelt Blvd., next to Chickie’s & Pete’s. continue reading »