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 »
Since they were installed in 2005, the red-light cameras along Roosevelt Boulevard at Red Lion Road and Grant Avenue have resulted in a decrease in the number of traffic violations at those intersections, according to a new campaign video released by the Philadelphia Parking Authority.
The video explains the state’s red-light camera program, walks viewers through the violation process and focuses on a handful of intersections the PPA says have been made safer thanks to the cameras. continue reading »
NewsWorks Image/Todd Vachon and Michelle Schmitt
In the Far Northeast, within city lines but long its own sprawling world, the traditional neighborhood public elementary school remains a popular option for families with young children.
Take William H. Loesche Elementary at Tomlinson Road and Bustleton Avenue.
The school serves nine of every 10 public school students living within in its attendance zone. 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 »
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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 »
Castor Gardens is taking steps to prevent an issue many Northeast neighborhoods deal with – truck parking.
The large trucks parked on residential streets that block views and act as an eyesore are a perennial problem brought up at civic association meetings, including the Take Back Your Neighborhood meetings in Castor Gardens. continue reading »
The Somerton Civic Association has approved the use of 725 Byberry Rd. for the Lubavitch Center for Russian Jewry. Image/Jack Bienenfeld
Update, Feb. 14, 2013: Per the Somerton Civic Association zoning officer, Seth Kaplan, the Zoning Board of Adjustment has approved this application.
Tensions were high before Tuesday night’s Somerton Civic Association meeting started, but members ultimately gave the OK to let Rabbi Sholom Goldshmid use the house at 725 Byberry Rd. for his congregation.
Better known to some in the neighborhood as the “big green house,” the property is under an agreement of sale to become the new house of worship for the Lubavitch Center for Russian Jewry, described by Jack Bienenfeld as and orthodox community. Bienenfeld, a self-described property manager, engineer and developer, made the zoning presentation to the SCA on the congregation’s behalf. continue reading »
Fines are now in effect for violators caught on the three Far Northeast red-light cameras that were activated in October.
The cameras at Bustleton Avenue and Byberry Road, Academy Road and Grant Avenue, and Woodhaven and Knights roads went on at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 19, and the grace period ended at the start of Wednesday. continue reading »
Pennypack Creek in Fox Chase. Photo/G.E. Reutter
For starters, the thing I love most about Northeast Philly has to be Pennypack Park. I remember growing up as a child and having barbecues at the Pine Road section of the park.
I still enjoy riding my bicycle in the park. It’s like a home away from home. I always enjoy going to the park to take photographs of the beautiful trees, ducks, flowers, and any other wild life I may come across. continue reading »
In less than 24 hours, a business was damaged and two people were killed in separate accidents along two very different parts of Bustleton Avenue.
Charges were filed Wednesday against 33-year-old Mayfair resident Robert Bregenzer. His bail is set at $500,000 and he’s due in court in two weeks for DUI, homicide by vehicle while DUI, homicide by vehicle, simple assault and reckless endangerment of another person charges [updated Nov. 14, 3 p.m.]. continue reading »