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Firefly announces musical lineup

The Firefly Music Festival has announced its lineup. Headliners will be Billie Eilish, the Killers, Tame Impala and Lizzo. Other acts will include Megan Thee Stallion, Cage the Elephant, Roddy Ricch, Wiz Khalifa and Machine Gun...

Fire-damaged St. Leo Church being demolished

The Fire Marshal’s Office continues to investigate Sunday night’s two-alarm fire that heavily damaged the former St. Leo the Great Church, at 6658 Keystone St. (at Unruh Avenue) in Tacony. On Monday, demolition began. Firefighters arrived...

Krasner, others rally in Burholme

Northeast Philadelphia Against Racism on Saturday held a rally billed as being against hatred and white supremacy and for justice, peace and equality. The rally ultimately turned into an effort to boost District Attorney Larry...

Congratulations to these Northeast Philadelphia scholars

Erin Slack was among a group of Cedar Crest students who authored and illustrated a personal narrative children's book. The writing and illustrations capture the experiences that exist among students. These books will be...

Check out Pavlov the dog and Mars the hamster

Three-year-old Pavlov was found abandoned in a Philly park. He is in foster care now, getting healthy and making friends. Pavlov remains sweet after the neglect he has endured, and his rescue will ensure...

Slugging it out for charity

The Philadelphia Police and Fire Blue Flame football team on Sunday held a 13-bout boxing card in the parking lot of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. Philadelphia police officers squared off against the Bravest...

FOP likens Krasner to Mister Softee

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 last Friday offered free Mister Softee ice cream cones outside the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office. Mister Softee will return on May 7 and 14. DA Larry Krasner, elected in...

Around Town

Teamsters 53 endorses Thomson for judge Barbara Thomson, a Democratic candidate for Municipal Court, was endorsed by Teamsters Joint Council 53. "During college summers, the hardest job I had was when I worked construction as a...

UPS distribution center goes before ZBA

The controversial UPS distribution center project being planned for 1 Red Lion Road last week went in front of the Zoning Board of Adjustment as neighbors continue to oppose the project. The Greater Bustleton Civic...

Frank Hollingsworth: In Memoriam

By Jack McCarthy, Archivist/Historian The Northeast Philadelphia history community mourns the passing of Frank W. Hollingsworth, local historian and activist extraordinaire, who died on April 28 at the age of 81. Frank was involved in...
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