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 »
A tree blocks traffic and part of a home on Cresco Avenue near Rhawn Street. Photo/Lucia Volpe
Sandy blew through Philadelphia Monday with fierce winds and heavy rain. Though the city escaped relatively unscathed, the storm left residents with clean-up duties. Trees that couldn’t withstand the wind are now strewn across roads and in yards, and have left many without electricity.
After a tree branch came crashing into the side of Sally Manners’ house at 9:30 p.m. Monday, she said she was worried about waking up Tuesday morning to find extensive damage to her home. continue reading »
K2 is a common brand of synthetic marijuana. Flickr photo/JimboSlice420
Two Northeast Philadelphia locations were busted yesterday in Pennsylvania’s “Operation Artificial High,” a statewide sweep for synthetic marijuana.
Search warrants went out across the state, but in Philadelphia, South Street and the Northeast yielded the biggest return for law enforcement officials.
Several boxes of the substance were recovered at a smoke shop on the 10000-block of Verree Road, and drug paraphernalia was found at a gas station on the 9100-block of Frankford Avenue.
Pennsylvania has a ban on synthetic marijuana.
Friday — Two the causes of two Thursday fires are under investigation.
Around 10:30 a.m., a woman was rescued from a fire on the 8900-block of Frankford Avenue. She reportedly suffered severe burns over 60 percent of her body. Firefighters brought the blaze under control in about 15 minutes.
A ruptured gas line sparked a blaze that night on the 1400-block of Creston Street. PECO, PGW and fire officials were able to stablize the scene and put the fire out. continue reading »
Wesley Enhanced Living's Pennypack Park staff won Thursday's Gingerbread House Wars. Photo supplied by WEL.
Wesley Enhanced Living’s five regional locations participated in Gingerbread House Wars Thursday. WEL’s Pennypack retirement community hosted the event, which pitted the five teams against each other. continue reading »
Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here.
The Safety Ambassador Program has returned to the Frankford Business Corridor as of yesterday. The program — part of the Frankford Special Services District — was a part of Frankford in the late 1990s and will allow for of uniformed personnel to patrol Frankford Avenue in order to increase commerce on the corridor.
Keep reading for news on a police couple who saved the day, the first ever doctoral program at Holy Family, and more. continue reading »
If you’re looking for something to do any time, any place in Philadelphia, you can find it on uwishunu.
But since the site is sponsored by the city’s tourism board, and tourists don’t typically visit the Northeast, don’t rely on uwishunu for neighborhood information from our region. continue reading »
Officer Harry Taylor (Officer of the Year), Councilman Brian O'Neill, State Rep. Brendan Boyle and Officer Daniel Rubin (Officer of the Year)
The 8th Police District Annual Awards Ceremony took place at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Cannstatter’s with the following recognitions:
George Biles Memorial Award for Officer of the Year 2009: Police Officers Harry Taylor and Daniel Rubin
Civilian Employee of the Year: Ms. Angela Wiggins-Streater
Continue reading for more honors.
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Police and FBI are searching for a man who robbed a Pennypack bank at gunpoint yesterday afternoon.
A man entered the First Republic Bank at 8764 Frankford Ave. shortly after 3 p.m. and pointed a gun at one of the tellers. He made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
View photos of the suspect below.
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By Shannon McDonald
Danny V’s 52nd Street Band, a Billy Joel tribute, played last night as part of Pennypack Park Summer Concert Series. The audience seemed smaller than previous years’, but the threats of rain weren’t enough to keep away the thousands of people who came out to hear the classics.
The crowd grew as the night went on, maintained by park rangers and Philadelphia Police Explorers, and more and more people got up to dance in front of the stage.
More of the recap, plus photos and video below. continue reading »