Owner of Chevere Mini Market charged with Arson of his Store

Charges were brought against Leonardo Dan Almonte-Fernandez, 39, on Wednesday for allegedly burning his store, Chevere Mini Market, at Luzerne & Markland Streets on April 25th in an attempt to collect insurance money. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said that Almonte-Fernandez submitted fraudulent claims to State Farm Fire and Casualty Company seeking $200,000 in insurance proceeds … Continue reading Owner of Chevere Mini Market charged with Arson of his Store

City Councilmember Maria Quiñones Sánchez Praises Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement for Targeting Major Drug Traffickers in Kensington

Attorney General Josh Shapiro held a press conference at H & Tioga Streets in Harrowgate on Monday to announce the arrest of 35 people involved in three drug rings based in Kensington. The arrests led to the seizure of 20 guns and tens of thousands of doses of drugs. In a statement, City Councilmember Maria … Continue reading City Councilmember Maria Quiñones Sánchez Praises Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement for Targeting Major Drug Traffickers in Kensington

Community Turns Out to Lift Morale of 24th District Police Officers

Community members have long offered to come in and voice their support for police officers. 24th District Captain Pedro Rosario took them up on the offer recently, saying that morale is low among the good officers working hard for the neighborhoods they love to serve.     Nationally, police officers have been on the hot seat … Continue reading Community Turns Out to Lift Morale of 24th District Police Officers

Walgreens at 4001 Kensington Avenue is Permanently Closing

The Walgreens located at 4001 Kensington Avenue will permanently close at 3:00 pm on Friday, August 7, 2020. The store was affected by the looting that was widespread on June 1st, but a source at the store told the Juniata News that it wasn’t the reason for closing. According to that source, employees knew something … Continue reading Walgreens at 4001 Kensington Avenue is Permanently Closing

Down on the Boulevard, They Ticket Hard

Watch your speed as you travel along the Roosevelt Boulevard — starting today, August 1st, speed cameras are automatically ticketing speeders now that a 60-day warning period has ended. According to the Philadelphia Parking Authority, “There are now thirty-two (32) automated speed enforcement cameras operational at eight (8) different locations on Roosevelt Boulevard. Posted signage … Continue reading Down on the Boulevard, They Ticket Hard

Four Sons Pizzeria is Moving from Kensington Avenue; Cites Dangerous Environment

Hector Fuentes, owner of Four Sons Pizzeria in Kensington, announced that he is moving his business from its location at 3145 Kensington Avenue. In a Facebook posting today, he cited the dangerous environment on Kensington Avenue as the reason for making the move. The posting read in part: “So after 50 years of serving the … Continue reading Four Sons Pizzeria is Moving from Kensington Avenue; Cites Dangerous Environment

Two Juniata Residents Take on Neighborhood Short Dumping and Litter

    “I’m trying to get the community to care. This is OUR neighborhood.”     Those are the words of Marian Gormley after taking hours to clean up some of the trash, litter, and short dumping on M Street near Erie Avenue this past week.     If you live in the area, these piles are impossible … Continue reading Two Juniata Residents Take on Neighborhood Short Dumping and Litter

Police are Targeting Violent Crime this Weekend as Warm Temperatures Roll In

Violent crime is overwhelming the city. Yesterday a pregnant woman, Shaliayah Davis, 25, was shot in the head inside an SUV on the 2500 block of W. Berks Street, killing her and her baby. Police say that her boyfriend, who fled the scene, was the target. Last night, three masked men chased and killed a … Continue reading Police are Targeting Violent Crime this Weekend as Warm Temperatures Roll In