Kensington Store Owner, Gun to His Head, Fights Back Against Robber

On Monday night, December 14th, just before 7:00 pm, a 51-year-old male entered the Express One Food Market at E. Allegheny Avenue and Emerald Street in Kensington and placed a gun to the head of the 36-year-old owner of the store who was stocking shelves. The owner grabbed the gun and began a physical struggle … Continue reading Kensington Store Owner, Gun to His Head, Fights Back Against Robber

PSEA to Celebrate 21 Years of Service with 3 Kings Day Toy Drive

The Christmas Spirit was in the air early this December as Private Security Enforcement Association held a free Merry Christmas event for those homeless in the area. Manuel Sanchez from Private Security Enforcement Association, said that they provided clothing, food and care bags for 475 people on Saturday, December 5th. “We pray with them, and … Continue reading PSEA to Celebrate 21 Years of Service with 3 Kings Day Toy Drive

Expanded Curfew Hours in Tacony Creek Park as Deer Control is Being Conducted

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation announced that effective December 1, and continuing through March 31, 2021, Tacony Creek Park, along with the Wissahickon Valley, East and West Fairmount Park, Cobbs Creek Park, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, Poquessing Creek Park, Bartram’s Garden and Pennypack Park areas of the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation system will be closed daily from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.  All trails, parking lots, and other areas in these parks will be … Continue reading Expanded Curfew Hours in Tacony Creek Park as Deer Control is Being Conducted

24th District Captain Pedro Rosario: “WE DON’T QUIT”

By Tom Lineman, Editor I first had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with Captain Pedro Rosario on December 13, 2019. Previously a Lieutenant in the neighboring 25th Police District, Captain Rosario was then newly-appointed Commanding Officer of the 24th Police District. He was attending a Christmas Party for members of the Juniata Park Older … Continue reading 24th District Captain Pedro Rosario: “WE DON’T QUIT”

Thanksgiving Dinner Help: Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

THE KITCHEN DIVA By Angela Shelf Medearis After 45 years of cooking, I’ve had my share of Thanksgiving Day disasters! I’ll never forget the Thanksgiving when the turkey wasn’t done, and my family and friends were starving. Thankfully, no pun intended, I had defrosted a package of pork chops for dinner the next day. That … Continue reading Thanksgiving Dinner Help: Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

Holiday Advisory from the Philly Dept. of Public Health

As we all await the announcement from the City of Philadelphia today at 1:00 pm regarding new restrictions to combat COVID-19, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health has already made recommendations for the holiday season, including doing your holiday shopping online. Rumors that indoor dining will be halted, if true, will add to an economic … Continue reading Holiday Advisory from the Philly Dept. of Public Health

From the Ashes, The Thrifty Irishman Will Offer Flea Market Spaces to Vendors Just in Time for the Holidays!

    Robert McCormac, owner of The Thrifty Irishman Thrift Store, is known for his love of community. His store’s Winter Coat and Christmas Toy Giveaways were huge hits and greatly appreciated by those to benefitted from the generosity.     On the evening of April 7th, 2019, the sky lit up as the store’s massive 60,000 … Continue reading From the Ashes, The Thrifty Irishman Will Offer Flea Market Spaces to Vendors Just in Time for the Holidays!

PROPAC Feeds the Troops with Farewell Homemade Dinners

  Days have been rough, and nights rougher, but when the National Guard took up temporary residence in Port Richmond, folks were resting easier.     On Saturday night, November 7th, members of Port Richmond on Patrol and Civic (PROPAC) served up 400 homemade Polish meals including kielbasi, pierogies, and sauerkraut to members of the National … Continue reading PROPAC Feeds the Troops with Farewell Homemade Dinners

Suspects Wanted in Commercial Burglary Involving Explosives

Info From Philly Police Blog: On Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 5:00 PM, the owner secured his pharmacy before leaving the location (31xx Frankford Avenue at Clementine Street). When the owner returned to the location on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 5:00 AM, it was discovered that unknown persons had forced entry through the front … Continue reading Suspects Wanted in Commercial Burglary Involving Explosives