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Gov. Wolf, elected officials push for minimum wage increase in Frankford

Gov. Tom Wolf, Mayor Jim Kenney and other elected officials gathered Friday afternoon at Frankford Transportation Center to push for an increase to Pennsylvania’s minimum wage. Wolf recently presented a plan to increase the minimum...

Frankford says goodbye to Smileys

Last week’s meeting of the Frankford Civic Association was punctuated by the announcement that longtime residents Bob and Pat Smiley are moving out of the neighborhood. Bob runs the Frankford Gazette, a hyperlocal blog and...

Heeney building campaign funds for Council campaign

Bill Heeney, a Republican candidate for an at-large City Council seat, held a fundraiser Saturday night at the Ashburner Inn. The $50 fundraiser attracted more than 130 supporters and also served as “A Birthday Bash...

Ready to rock

Northeast Philly rocker Michael LeCompt has continued performing while battling cancer.

3 cheers for St. Hubert’s

Over the weekend, the National High School Cheerleading Championships were held just outside Disney World at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and many local teams had a lot to cheer about. But...

Crossing guards scarce in 7th Police District

While city and 7th Police District officials are working to respond to a shortage of crossing guards in the district, parents and concerned community members are stepping up to help out with the problem. The...

Feast of Justice aids 40 families affected by government shutdown

Feast of Justice banded together with community organizations and caring neighbors to donate food and supplies to families affected by the recent government shutdown last week. The nonprofit dedicated to ending poverty received 1,362 pounds...

Bustleton medical center, others charged as “pill mill”

Fourteen doctors and employees were indicted with charges relating to issuing over 3,600 illegal prescriptions and dispensing drugs to hundreds of patients at multiple locations in the Philadelphia area, including one site in Bustleton. The...

Mayfair BID looking ahead to a big 2019

The Mayfair Business Improvement District recently held its annual stakeholders meeting, taking a look back at the last year, a look ahead and electing two members of the board of directors. Board secretary Sharon Owens...

Normandy woman enters race for City Council

Judy Moore, chief strategy officer at the Garces Events catering company, announced Saturday that she’ll run as a Democrat in the 10th Councilmanic District. Republican City Councilman Brian O’Neill will be seeking an 11th four-year...
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