New 14th District Police Captain was escort for Pope Francis and other dignitaries

News | March 24th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Sue Ann Rybak The new 14th District Police Capt. John Hearn, a 28-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, has helped escort countless dignitaries such as Pope Francis, former President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush, Senator Hilary Clinton and many other high-ranking officials. Hearn, 51, recently replaced Captain Sekou Kinebrew, who […]

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Mt. Airy restaurant closed after shooting that injures 4

News | March 22nd, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Walter Fox The 7165 restaurant, formerly Alma Mater, at 7165 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy, has been closed by Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspections following a shooting outside the restaurant on March 3 in which four people were injured. The restaurant was cited by L&I for failing to have a special assembly […]

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State court rules against Evergreen St. parking pad

News | March 16th, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Brendan Sample In what could be the final decision in a process that began in June of 2015, the Chestnut Hill Community Association has won its appeal against Jonathan and Lindsay Berardino over whether the couple was permitted to install a single-car driveway in front of their house on East Evergreen Avenue. In a […]

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Residents meet to discuss new political environment

News | March 10th, 2017 | 8 Comments

  by Stan Cutler On Saturday, Feb. 25, a balmy Saturday morning during the February heat wave, a crowd of around 200 area residents attended a community forum organized by Chris Rabb, the newly elected representative from Pennsylvania’s 200th Legislative District. Most of the crowd was there in response to Rabb’s robo-call in which he […]

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