May 21, 2012 |
A kitchen fire in Bridesburg ended tragically Sunday when a 92-year-old woman — who neighbors said had lived in the house for her whole life — died in the blaze. Residents gathered in the aftermath of the fire on Hedley Street near Richmond and shared memories of woman, whom they identified as Julia Zorowski. "It's just really sad for it to happen like this," said neighbor John Cassilis, 28, who knew the woman his whole life. "She always had something nice to say. She was really caring, a great neighbor and a great person.
April 4, 2012
A NORTHEAST Pennsylvania man arrested last week at Philadelphia International Airport for allegedly attempting to carry fireworks onto a plane will be staying with mom for a while. U.S. Magistrate Elizabeth Hey released Joseph A. Picklo, 29, of Dallas, Luzerne County, on $25,000 personal-recognizance bail and 24-hour house arrest with an ankle bracelet at his mother's residence in Bridesburg. Picklo was stopped by a Transportation Security Administration screener at the airport on Thursday as he attempted to carry what authorities said was an explosive device onto a plane bound for San Francisco.
January 10, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Philadelphia-bred playwright Victor Kaufold peoples his new play Bridesburg with stereotypes so unnuanced, even their single dimensions are threadbare, but he's written some dialogue that rings true. That stuff, in which a mother who's just scraping by argues with her deeply skanky high school daughter about the girl's total lack of ambition, is the best part of the play, which opened Monday night Off-Off-Broadway. It's also the most affecting, in a sad play that bills itself as a dark comedy, getting only half that phrase right.
December 15, 2011 |
POOR JIM MACKEY. He's a retired Coast Guard officer and current naval-science instructor at Ben Franklin High School, where he works in the Junior ROTC program. When he was recruited for the job 18 months ago, he wasn't sure he wanted to commute from his home in Brigantine, N.J., all the way to Ben Franklin, at Broad and Spring Garden streets. Until he met the man who'd be his mentor: Retired Marine Master Gunnery Sgt. Andrew Worley, nicknamed Master Gunns by the 114 cadets and staff.
October 24, 2011
One person was killed early Sunday when a car struck a telephone pole at 5301 Tacony St. near Bridge Street in Bridesburg, police said. The identities of the driver and the passenger who died were not released, pending investigation. An officer said the car was southbound on Tacony Street at 3:18 a.m. when the driver lost control and the car slammed into a wall, striking a pole on the passenger side. No other details were available. The passenger was pronounced dead at Hahnemann University Hospital.
June 3, 2011
A 4-year-old boy drowned in a residential pool in the city's Bridesburg section Thursday night, police said. The accident was reported in the 4300 block of Edgemont Street at 8:17 p.m., police said. The boy was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and pronounced dead at 9:02 p.m. - Robert Moran
June 2, 2011
RE TO THE "Tain't Bridesburg" letter: Neither the editor nor myself, the writer, were incorrect concerning the 5300 block of Eadom Street. Our ZIP code is the same as yours, 19137. Where we live seems to be the forgotten part of Bridesburg, though most of the crime does come from your area. Yes, there's a Frankford Valley and Wissinoming, but their ZIP is 19124. So agents and homeowners can be comfortable knowing 19137 is Bridesburg, even if some people refuse to acknowledge it. Maryann Zindell, Bridesburg
June 2, 2011
Animal-welfare officers were investigating the discovery Wednesday evening of a dead dog hanging from a tree in the Bridesburg section of Northeast Philadelphia. The dog was discovered with a stick shoved down its throat, the Pennsylvania SPCA said. The dog was found by visitors to a park near 5601 Tacony Street, said Wendy A. Marano, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania SPCA. It was not immediately known how long the dog had been dead and hanging from the tree, Marano said. - Robert Moran
May 31, 2011 |
Under the sweltering heat, with sweat beading on Mayor Nutter's forehead within minutes of its official 10 a.m. start, the Bridesburg Memorial Day Parade went off without a hitch Monday. That was no small feat, considering that only six months ago, the parade was on "the endangered list," according to its organizers, as a lack of money threatened to break the 32-year tradition. But by sheer will, Bridesburg celebrated in full grandeur Monday, as did the city, to honor the fallen who served this country.
May 30, 2011 |
Under the sweltering heat, with sweat beading on Mayor Nutter's forehead within minutes of its official 10 a.m. start, the Bridesburg Memorial Day Parade went off without a hitch Monday. That was no small feat, considering that only six months ago, the parade was on "the endangered list," according to its organizers, as a lack of funds threatened to break the 32-year tradition. But by sheer will, Bridesburg celebrated in full grandeur Monday, as did the city, to honor the fallen who served this country.