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 »
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 »
Fitzpatrick Elementary School. NewsWorks photo/Emma Lee
The tragic shooting that left dozens dead at a Connecticut elementary school last Friday has led to a fresh look at school security across the country. Across this region, the spotlight highlighted big differences in the issues school districts are facing.
Merle Horowtiz, superintendent of the Marple-Newtown School District in Delaware County, sent out a letter to staff and parents at the six schools she oversees. continue reading »
Brian Boedecker of Pennypack Woods has been arrested for a 7-Eleven robbery. Image/Philadelphia Police
Police have arrested the man they believe robbed the 7-Eleven at 9901 Frankford Ave. near Knights Road earlier this month.
Brian Boedecker was arrested Nov. 15 after Northeast Detectives received information that the 33-year-old Pennpack Woods resident was in the area. continue reading »
First announced in June 2011 and installed this past July, three red-light cameras in the Far Northeast will be activated at the end of this week.
The cameras at Bustleton Avenue and Byberry Road, Academy Road and Grant Avenue, and Woodhaven and Knights roads will go on at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 19 – Thursday night into Friday. continue reading »
Red-light cameras will soon be activated at three Far Northeast intersections. Image/Google Maps
Drivers in the Far Northeast should take heed – red-light cameras have been installed in three more intersections, and will soon be operating.
The city’s red-light camera program has been reauthorized through 2012, and with that comes more cameras.
Knights Road and Woodhaven Road, Grant Avenue and Academy Road and Byberry Road and Bustleton Avenue are now equipped with cameras, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. continue reading »
Legislation proposes red-light cameras for Woodhaven and Knights roads and Bybyerry and Woodhaven roads.
AAA-Mid Atlantic today announced its support for legislation that would bring two additional red-light cameras to the Far Northeast.
Two city bills sponsored by 10th District Councilman Brian O’Neill would add cameras to Worthington Road and Byberry Road, and Woodhaven Road and Knights Road.
“AAA Mid-Atlantic supports red light camera locations based on crash data, which is the case for these two intersections,” says a release from the agency. ” continue reading »
Two men – one from Olney, one from Port Richmond — face charges for the Friday night incident that resulted in an 8th District officer getting struck and dragged by a car.
Mark Kelly, 38, of the 5900-block of B Street and William Gray, 38, of the 3200-block of Mercer Street were arrested Friday on the 4100-block of Carteret Street, and have been charged with robbery, theft, aggravated assault, simple assault, kidnapping, impersonating a police officer, burglary and criminal conspiracy. continue reading »
Friday – Authorities are investigating the shooting of a man by police early Friday morning in an incident that began outside Aria Health-Frankford. Reports say officers witnessed a car drop off two gunshot victims at the hospital, and the officers decided to follow the car. During a confrontation, officers reportedly shot a suspect near Hawthorne and Pratt streets around 2 a.m. continue reading »
Police are trying to determine what caused a single-car accident early Saturday morning on Woodhaven Road.
Around 1 a.m., the driver reportedly lost control of his minivan while heading east on Woodhaven Road and hit a utility pole near Knights Road before rolling over. The driver was thrown from the vehicle and taken to Jefferson University hospital for treatment. He is in critical condition.