Friends of Pennypack Park volunteers targeted Holmehust Avenue in Winchester Park as one of the hotspots for the Earth Day clean-up. File photo/Shannon McDonald
If you didn’t get out with us on April 28, then you didn’t get a snazzy Earth Day button with this year’s bird, the Osprey, faithfully drawn by Friends of Pennypack Park member Roland Williams.
You also missed hanging out with your fantastic 45 friends and neighbors (123.5 hours) and CLIP. The volunteers picked up 44 bags of trash and CLIP got 56 bags of curb-hugging trash (the stuff organic and non-organic that seems to settle in the street against curbs).
Working together on Lexington Avenue from Solly to Rhawn including curbs, street, and dirt path; on Lexington Avenue from Rhawn to Ryan, that dirt path and into Little City; the entrances to the park from Holmehurst; and the upper and lower parking lots at Little City, Pennypack Park now looks a lot better than before our Earth Day crew came out and did battle with that most devastating of insects – the litter bug. continue reading »
Animal remains were discovered Friday (A) and a body was found Sunday (B) in two Northeast Philadelphia parks. Image/Google Maps
Police in the 8th District has a busy weekend tracking gruesome discoveries in two different parks.
Sunday, a body was found floating in the creek of Poquessing Valley Park in Parkwood. The body of the young Latino male was found around 1 p.m. off the 3500-block of Vinton Road. Authorities don’t believe the death is suspicious. continue reading »
There are two cleanups this weekend in the Northeast, so if you live in Parkwood or Lexington Park, grab some equipment and help out your neighbors. continue reading »
Police are investigating the cause of an accident that left a pregnant woman and her unborn child dead.
Giselle Moya, 28, was crossing Roosevelt Boulevard Monday night near Lexington Avenue when she was struck by a motorcycle. continue reading »
By Shannon McDonald
Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here.
A big story last week involved Huntingdon Valley’s Valley Swim Club. The Montgomery County private pool is accused of kicking out a group of black campers from Creative Steps Day Camp on Devereaux and Summerdale avenues. Many reporters stated the pool is in the Northeast, when in fact, it is not in Philadelphia at all. Here’s a roundup of some of the media outlets that covered the story. continue reading »