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Foundation presents Judge senior Purcell with scholarship

Matthew Dominic Purcell from Father Judge High School was a winner in the annual Washington Crossing Foundation National Scholarship Competition. The awards are granted to high school seniors for the best all-around presentations, including an...

Woman reported missing from Lawncrest

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding a 57-year-old woman who has been missing for more than a month. Loretta Henderson was last seen at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, on the 500...

Police, DA’s Office talk crime, quality of life in 15th District

Neighbors and law enforcement officials gathered at Holmesburg Recreation Center last week for a lengthy and wide-ranging discussion about crime and quality-of-life issues. A panel that included 15th Police District Capt. John Walker, state Rep....

Around Town

Enter gardening contest The deadline is Friday, June 7, to enter the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society gardening contest. Interested participants can submit their gardens or nominate a favorite neighborhood garden at phsonline.org/gardeningcontest. Gardens are judged onsite beginning in...

A celebration of Philadelphia’s centenarians

About 140 centenarians attended a city-sponsored luncheon last week at SugarHouse Casino. Mayor Jim Kenney spoke and posed for pictures with people 100 or older and those who will be hitting the century mark this...

Holme Circle residents demand answers on sinking street

For Dawn Smith, walking her dog has become similar to navigating an obstacle course. Large cracks and holes dot the sidewalk and street around her house on the 3000 block of Fairfield Street. Parts of...

Mayfair hosts first ever Grand Prix

Thousands of people gathered at Cottman and Frankford avenues Saturday for the first ever Mayfair Grand Prix and Community Festival. NASCAR drivers Darryl “Bubba” Wallace Jr. and Daniel Hemric, elected officials, local business owners and...

Historical Society of Frankford to meet next Tuesday

The Historical Society of Frankford, 1507 Orthodox St., will meet on Tuesday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m. Justin C. Bailey will speak on the Frankford Odd Fellows Lodge #14, which existed from 1829-1987. All are welcome....

Philadelphia firefighter dies at Cape May triathlon

Dennis McDaniels, 36, of Northeast Philadelphia, a city firefighter who most recently worked in Frankford, died Sunday while competing in a triathlon in Cape May County. McDaniels was almost finished with the swimming portion of...

Two killed in Roosevelt Boulevard crash

Two teenagers were killed Saturday night on Roosevelt Boulevard after their car veered off the road and crashed into a tree and a house in Oxford Circle. The crash occurred around 10:45 p.m. on the...
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