Four arrested after violence breaks out at Mayfair Wawa - Northeast Times
Four people were arrested and three employees were injured after a violent incident early Friday morning at the Wawa on the corner of Roosevelt Boulevard and Tyson Avenue. Officers responded to the scene just after 2:30 a.m. and found a group of two men and two women ransacking the store and assaulting the Wawa employees, …
Court documents: Stabbing suspect found ex with someone else
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Court documents say the man accused of stabbing his ex-boyfriend found him in bed with another person before the attack. The News Journal reports that 22-year-old Najeer Watson was arrested Feb. 15 in connection with the Feb. 10 stabbing that left his 23-year-old ex-boyfriend wounded. Court documents say Watson entered the victim's apartment late that morning, after the relationship ended on suspicions Watson was cheating. When Watson discovered the pair in bed, an argument ensued before he left the room and came back with a kitchen knife. Court documents say the victim was stabbed five times below the belt. His exact condition hasn't been released, but he's reported to be stable. The other person was not stabbed.
Employee accused of stealing $100K from Amazon in Delaware
MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) - Police in Delaware say an Amazon employee stole more than $100,000 from the company. News outlets report Middletown police announced Thursday that John Montoro is accused of falsifying business records to steal the money. Middletown police say he stole the sum between July and February, and tried to steal another $20,000. He was arrested Feb. 15 and charged with theft greater than $100,000, attempted theft greater than $1,500 and two counts of falsifying business records. Police didn't provide details about how he was able to steal the money. Reports didn't include comment from Montoro or Amazon. His bail was set at $53,000, and he's since been released.
Residents and police meet to address gun violence in SW Philly
Residents of one Southwest Philadelphia neighborhood met with law enforcement officials Thursday night to come up with ideas to help police respond to the gun violence that is ravaging families in the area.
76ers overcome Joel Embiid's absence to beat Heat 106-102
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Tobias Harris had 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, JJ Redick hit a late 3-pointer and the Philadelphia 76ers overcame All-Star center Joel Embiid's absence to beat the Miami Heat 106-102 on Thursday night. Ben Simmons added 21 points, Boban Marjanovic had 19 - including three free throws in the final 1 1/2 minutes - and Jimmy Butler 18. Embiid will be out at least a week with a sore left knee. Dwyane Wade scored 19 points for Miami, and Dion Waiters added 18. Miami led 99-98 after Wade's runner with 1:56 left. Marjanovic made two free throws to put Philadelphia ahead 100-99. Following Wade's missed jumper, Redick made the 3 from the top of the key to make it 103-99 with 1:04 left.
Patty-Pat Kozlowski to challenge Henon in Democratic primary - Northeast Times
Patty-Pat Kozlowski, who ran last year for state representative as a Republican, will challenge City Councilman Bobby Henon (D-6th dist.) in the May 21 Democratic primary. Kozlowski once worked for Councilwoman Joan Krajewski, Henon’s predecessor. She was director of park stewardship at the city Department of Parks and Recreation when she resigned last year to …
Taste 4 Travel
Those who participate on these walking tours not only get to eat their way through Philly's bursting culinary scene, they also get the benefit of pro chef Jacqueline Peccina-Kelly's expert guidance. The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College grad leads groups to foodie hotspots including E
Torresdale Playground getting overhaul - Northeast Times
Groundbreaking took place last Friday for a $1.4 million renovation of Torresdale Playground, 9550 Frankford Ave. City Councilman Bobby Henon and Parks & Recreation Deputy Commissioner Orlando Rendon were joined by students at Father Judge High School and St. Katherine of Siena Elementary School. Planned renovations to the playground include the installation of new play …
Showing their heart - Northeast Times
Students and staff at Keystone Academy Charter School wore their hearts on their sleeves, or more specifically their shirts, this Valentine’s Day. The school raised $690 to donate to the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter in memory of teacher Christopher Hoffer’s uncle, John Dwyer, who passed away after battling ALS in December 2017. Hoffer called …
FOP Auxiliary delivers Cookies for Cops - Northeast Times
The Michael J. Lutz Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 Auxiliary recently held its eighth annual Cookies for Cops program to thank officers. Auxiliary members make the cookies and accept donations from other police supporters and bakeries. On Saturday, they made 300 trays of cookies to be delivered to the Roundhouse and all police districts, …
4-year-old fatally impaled by glass from shattered frame
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities and a family member say a 4-year-old boy was struck with shards of glass and died after a framed picture fell in his Philadelphia home. A release from city police says the accident occurred Wednesday afternoon. Amanda Velez says her son, Adrian Ortega, and his two sisters were playing together when the frame fell, spraying glass around the room. It's not clear why that happened. She says shards hit Ortega in the abdomen, and he was bleeding profusely when he was taken to a hospital. He died there a short time later. Further details on his injuries have not been disclosed. No other injuries were reported. A police investigation is ongoing pending the results of an autopsy.
Services offered for grandparents raising grandchildren - Northeast Times
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging is offering a program that will reimburse grandparents raising their grandchildren for certain activities – a living situation PCA says is growing more common due to the opioid epidemic.
Calendar of Events: Feb. 21-28 - Northeast Times
Thursday, Feb. 21 EVENTS Afternoon Artists at the Tacony LAB Community Arts Center 2 to 4:30 p.m. Free. 6918 Torresdale Ave. Art history theme. Homeschooling families are welcome with children 6 and up. Students not being homeschooled are also welcome to attend after school lets out. email@example.com or 267-686-7420. American Red Cross Blood Donations 1401 …
WWII veteran receives medal - Northeast Times
State Rep. Jared Solomon last week presented a Congressional Gold Medal to World War II veteran Max Gordon during a ceremony at the Philadelphia Protestant Home. Max and Hilda Gordon have lived on the 1100 block of McKinley St. since 1954, and both have received inpatient therapy at the Protestant Home. Max Gordon enlisted in …