These suspects are wanted in connection with a Somerton robbery (left) and a Frankford robbery (right). Images/Philadelphia Police
Police with Northeast Detectives are busy. Different suspects are sought at either end of the division for crimes that occurred less than two weeks apart.
On Aug. 24, a man told an employee at the Wawa at 10901 Bustleton Avenue that he had a gun and demanded money. He fled out the back of the building. continue reading »
Three people have been charged in connection with the death and dismemberment of a Somerton man whose body was pulled from the Schuylkill River earlier this week.
Francis Zarzycki of Somerton was reported missing last week by his family, and police have now pieced together the events leading up to his death in Center City. continue reading »
Daquan Crump’s body was discovered in a construction area along the 10000-block of Northeast Avenue. Image/Google Maps
As police initially indicated, the Aug. 19 shooting that left Daquan Crump dead at a Somerton construction site was personal.
Crump’s body was discovered riddled with bullets in a work zone on the 10000-block of Northeast Avenue. continue reading »
Daquan Crump, 19, was found dead along the 10000-block of Northeast Avenue. Image/Google Maps
The shooting that left a 19-year-old dead at a Somerton construction site is likely personal, according to reports about the nature of Monday morning’s events.
Daquan Crump, 19, was found dead on the 10000-block of Northeast Avenue at Red Lion Road, the border between Somerton and Bustleton. continue reading »
The Rhawnhurst NORC recently worked with the Hunger Coalition to distribute assistance information to those who need it. Photo/Shanice Richardson
Northeast Philadelphia has many different programs that help members of the community in different ways. T
wo programs that are relatively new to the area are Heart to Heart, run through the Klein JCC in Somerton, and the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community. Both programs are designed to help families that may be in the “fringes of society” in one way or another. continue reading »
Photo courtesy of Seth Kaplan, Somerton Civic Association
A sign welcoming people to Somerton has been stolen for the second time since it was installed about six months ago.
The “Welcome to Somerton” sign at Trevose Road and Bustleton Avenue likely went missing some time Monday evening. continue reading »
Red-light cameras at Byberry and Worthington roads will be activated June 10. Image/Google Maps
Northeast Philadelphia will have a dozen red-light camera intersections as of 12:01 a.m. Monday.
The cameras at Byberry and Worthing roads will be activated then, kicking off a 45-day warning period. Starting July 24, drivers who violate the red-light laws will be subject to $100 fines.
The city now has 111 red-light cameras at 25 intersections, according to the Philadelphia Parking Authority, and 12 of those intersections are in the Northeast. continue reading »
NEast Philly File Photo/Shannon McDonald
NEast Philly reports on neighborhoods like Holmesburg and Somerton every day.
But it’s a much rarer occasion to see Northeast Philly neighborhoods get citywide attention. But both got the chance this weekend when the Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer, respectively, reported on stories in those neighborhoods. continue reading »
Champ at his dog school graduation in June 2011. He’s missing in Somerton.
UPDATE May 28, 2013: Champ was taken in by a family in the neighborhood, and was returned to his very grateful owners over the weekend.
Original report May 15, 2013: Champ has gone missing in Somerton. He was last seen by his owners around Loesche School/Gifford Playground on Tomlinson Road near Bustleton Avenue, but has not returned home since running away. If you’ve seen champ, please leave a comment below or email info [AT] neastphilly [DOT] com with the subject line: Champ.
Q: I really want to buy a home in the Northeast but the absolute most I can afford is $100,000. I really don’t want a fixer-upper or anything that “needs TLC.” What can I get for that price and where should I be looking?
A: In the Multiple Listing Service Trend, there are 268 homes listed for sale today in Northeast Philadelphia for $100,000 and under. Out of those homes, there are 116 active listings that are noted as “Average +” continue reading »