Two suspects are wanted for the May 18 robbery of a Frankford Avenue 7-Eleven. Image/Philadelphia Police
Two suspects are being sought for the May 18 robbery of the 7-Eleven at 9901 Frankford Ave.
They entered the store just after 4 a.m. carrying guns, and forced their way behind the counter. They fled in an unknown direction with $300 and a case of cigarettes. continue reading »
George Patrick Weiser fishes in the river with his uncle, Robert Weiser. Photo/Michelle Alton
See the slideshow below from the park, with photos taken by Bill Achuff and Michelle Alton.
If you didn’t know about Pleasant Hill Park, you probably wouldn’t be able to find it.
Tucked behind busy State Road, Torresdale’s waterfront park might be one of the city’s best-kept secrets. But navigate your way beyond the factories and prison and the police academy, and you’ll find a bustling green space on the Delaware River filled with boaters, picnickers and fishermen. continue reading »
Surveillance footage courtesy of the Philadelphia Police Department
Two determined burglars are sought for the May 5 break-in at Delaire Pharmacy in Torresdale [map].
Surveillance cameras witnessed the men’s attempt to break into the pharmacy’s back door, and their successful attempt to ge through the front door around 10:30 p.m. Once inside, one suspect disabled the alarm and took pills, while the other remained in the car. The two fled when they heard via a police scanner that officers were on the way. 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 »
Updated: A reader has called to our attention the Mayfair neighborhood banner hanging in front of Stein’s in the photo used for the Naked Philly story. We can’t fault them for this one.
People love Stein Florist.
The Frankford Avenue flower shop and its eye-catching sign have been written up by written up by architecture columnist Inga Saffron and made a cameo in the movie Mancation.
Stein got some more love over the weekend from Naked Philly. Too bad Mayfair got the credit. 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.
Thomas Houck will go to trial for the murder of his 82-year-old father.
Leonard Houck was found dead of starvation last Decemeber in his Kirkwood Street home, and his 80-year-old wife, Doris, was determined to be malnourished.
Thomas Houck was arrested in March following an investigation into his father’s death. Doris Houck now lives with her daughter and son-in-law.
Monsignor William Lynn was found guilty Friday of one count of child endangerment after being named last year in a grand jury report for allegedly helping to reassign Philadelphia priests accused of child molestation. The jury was hung on charges for Fr. James Brennan, former of St. Jerome’s parish in Holme Circle [NewsWorks].
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Someone needs to put an overlay on Google Maps with the declaration, “Torresdale and Torresdale Avenue are not the same.”
But given the nature of this mistake, we’re not sure it would help. Last month, five people were injured in a car accident at Harbison and Torresdale Avenues.
Ever the sly editors, Action News ran a story with a headline that said the crash happened in Torresdale and a story that said it happened in Frankford.
So where did the crash take place? The answer is . . . neither! continue reading »
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A Northwood man has been arrested for the March shooting deaths of two North Philadelphia teenagers. Thirty-one-year-old Christopher Lloyd Butler of the 1300-block of Filmore Street is one of two suspects charged with murder [Action News].
An early morning fire in Torresdale Tuesday appears to be intentional. Authorities believe a man set fire to his car on the 3500-block of Primrose Street around 1:30 a.m. after a domestic dispute. The fire spread to the home and caused significant damage [CBS3]. continue reading »