Kensington Junior Welterweight remains unbeaten, moving up in the ranks

By Tim McCloskey In a scheduled four round bout at the sold out 2300 Arena in South Philly, Kensington southpaw Tyhler Williams (5-0, 4 KO) scored a decisive victory over Sunbury, PA’s Jordan Morales last Saturday night on the undercard of a Jeter Promotions event. The hard-hitting Williams was too much for Morales, as the ref called the … Continue reading Kensington Junior Welterweight remains unbeaten, moving up in the ranks

Boricua Restaurant Has Big Plans

    Opening a restaurant is always a big risk, and opening at the beginning of a pandemic is most certainly nerve-racking. For one family, who opened Boricua Restaurant last year, hard work, wonderful relationships and great food brought magnificent success.     “It’s been extremely exciting,” said Hector Serrano, who owns Boricua Restaurant at 1149 N. … Continue reading Boricua Restaurant Has Big Plans

St. Joan of Arc buildings are nominated for Historical status

     The St. Joan of Arc Parochial School building (now Deep Roots Charter School) at 3568 Frankford Avenue, and the St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church building (now the Mission of St. Joan of Arc) at 3558 Frankford Avenue, have both been placed into nomination for Historical status in the Philadelphia Register of Historic … Continue reading St. Joan of Arc buildings are nominated for Historical status

Police Seek Vehicle that Struck and Killed Lauren Panas, 35

From the Philly Police Blog: On Sunday, June 6, 2021,  at approximately 4:00 am, in the 2700 Block of Kensington Avenue, a White SUV traveled southbound on Kensington Avenue when it struck a pedestrian crossing in the roadway. The striking vehicle fled the area southbound on Kensington Avenue.  The vehicle, possibly a 2021 Ford Escape, … Continue reading Police Seek Vehicle that Struck and Killed Lauren Panas, 35

Philadelphia Department of Public Health Announces 1,214 Overdose Deaths in 2020

News from the Philadelphia Department of Health: The latest CHART report announced that 2020 overdose deaths are 6% higher than 2019, overdose deaths in African Americans increased 29% since 2019, 81% of all overdose deaths included fentanyl, and fentanyl is present in a wider array of drugs than before PHILADELPHIA–As reported in the latest CHART report, … Continue reading Philadelphia Department of Public Health Announces 1,214 Overdose Deaths in 2020

‘Tire Bounty’ of 50-cents is Offered in ‘Tire Round-Up Program’

The Tire Round-Up Program Returns with COVID Protocols in Place   Kickoff is Saturday, June 26   PHILADELPHIA – The Streets Department is proud to announce the return of the Tire Round-Up Program.  The program serves as one of several Streets Department programs to support the vision for a more beautiful and cleaner Philadelphia. The six-week program will … Continue reading ‘Tire Bounty’ of 50-cents is Offered in ‘Tire Round-Up Program’

Krasner Wins Primary; Vega Dominates Juniata’s 33rd Ward

All eyes were on the race for District Attorney yesterday, and incumbent District Attorney Larry Kraser has won the Democratic Primary by a large margin, getting approximately 65% of the vote. In the 33rd Ward, challenger Carlos Vega fared well, garnering 360 votes to Krasner’s 295. Turnout was extremely low in the 33rd Ward which … Continue reading Krasner Wins Primary; Vega Dominates Juniata’s 33rd Ward