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June 28, 2017

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City gets ready for Welcome America

By Alex Lloyd Gross During the summertime,  people like to go to the beach and play in the sand. Today, even Mayor Kenney got to play , just for a brief couple of seconds, when he signed his name into a sand sculpture at the Shops at Liberty Place.  Located on the ground floor of

Radio operators work Field Day

By Alex Lloyd Gross Ham Radio enthusiasts across North America look forward to the last full weekend in June every year. It’s a ritual called Field Day. Instead of playing with balls and running track,  these people play with radios.  According to the American Radio Relay League, the objective is to set up radios using

Little girl taken by tow truck driver in error

By Alex Lloyd Gross Repo drivers have a tough job. Some get shot at, or assaulted.  They are dealing with people that will try anything to get their car back including running any kind of scam so that they can take the car when it is lowered. When repo driver Carmine Giannone spotted a 2006

Quick storm does major damage to region

By Alex Lloyd Gross A fast moving thunderstorm came through the region, yesterday June 21, 2017 and left a lot of damage in it’s wake. Trees were felled by wind gusts of upwards of 70MPH.  Some of these  in the northeast, like  along the 8900 block of Roosevelt Blvd and Welsh and Manchester Rds. caused

City soda tax cash is way under predictions

By Alex Lloyd Gross What do you do when you predict an outcome and parameters change?  You alter the predictions, and that is what Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney has done with the Beverage Tax.  Just this month, the State Supreme Court ruled that the tax stood on solid ground, from a legal perspective. That, after

Two pedestrians hurt in center city crash

By Alex Lloyd Gross Just before noon, two vehicles traveling west on JFK Boulevard in center city bumped into each other. One of those vehicles was a  minivan  operated  by a female from Northwest Philadelphia . After the minor collision, that minivan veered out of control, jumped a curb and smashed into a newsstand, moving

Multi vehicle crash ties up Roosevelt Boulevard

By Alex Lloyd Gross Philadelphia Police are trying to  determine who ran a red traffic signal yesterday, June 12, 2017 and caused a three car crash. The incident happened on the Roosevelt Blvd. at Deveraux Ave. in the Oxford Circle section of the northeast.  The incident happened just after 11:30 AM, in the northbound lanes. 

Adam West, the original Batman has died.

By Alex Lloyd Gross Back in the mid to late 1960,s just about every kid tuned their family television set to watch Batman. Played by Adam West, the series exploded in living color on the tv screen , one of the few  shows that were filmed in color.  Those fortunate enough to see it in

Free concerts at Pennypack Park this summer

By Alex Lloyd Gross The free concert series has started  for the 2017 season at Pennypack Park. Located just off Welsh Road in the great Northeast,  this park can boast of an amphitheater to showcase the best of local and national talent.  While it is doubtful you will see Robert Plant or Van Halen play

Juveniles hit man for sport, wind up arrested for other assault

By  Alex Lloyd Gross Several juvenile delinquents were rounded up by Philly cops after they filmed themselves punching a special needs man in Northwest Philadelphia. As if that was not bad enough, the incident was filmed and uploaded to Facebook.  The man did nothing to instigate the attack. The region was outraged  after the video

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