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St. Laurentius Catholic Church on East Berks Street in fishtown. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Fishtown Residents Vow to Save Historic Church

A group of Fishtown residents say they want to preserve a historic church that the Archdiocese closed in March.

04/06/2014

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Caught On Camera: 2 Suspects Try To Burglarize Church In Fishtown

Early in the morning of April 3, an unknown male was captured on surveillance video approaching Laurentius Church on the 1600 block of East Berks.

04/04/2014

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Local Church Closes Its Doors For Safety Reasons

The Saint Laurentius Church has been examined on multiple occasions over the past several months by an engineering firm and an inspection earlier this week led to a recommendation to close the worship site.

03/28/2014

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Police Seeking Suspects For Robbery, Shooting In Fishtown

The suspects were both pointing guns at the victim and his friends demanding money. When the male refused to hand over his property, the first suspect fired three shots at him, striking him once in his left leg.

03/18/2014

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Senior Airman At Dover Air Force Base Dies In Crash Along I-95

Twenty-six-year-old Victor Quach was stationed at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware and was assigned to the 436th Civil Engineer Squadron as a Fuel and Water Maintenance technician.

02/19/2014

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Millennials Coming To Philadelphia, But Not Staying For Long

There’s good and bad news about ‘Millennials’ in Philadelphia. They’re moving here and they like the town, but they apparently don’t want to stay.

01/26/2014

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Suspect Sought In Fishtown Dunkin’ Donuts Robbery

Philadelphia Police are searching for a suspect who they believe robbed one store and tried to rob another in Fishtown early Thursday morning.

12/27/2013

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Armed Robber Holds Up Bar-Restaurant In Fishtown

Police are searching for a man who robbed Loco Pez Bar and Restaurant in Fishtown early Wednesday morning, armed with a sawed-off shotgun.

12/04/2013

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Police: Suspects Used Taser In Fishtown Robbery

Philadelphia Police are searching for two suspects wanted in connection with a robbery in Fishtown.

10/02/2013

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Oktoberfest Celebrations Take Over Parts Of Philadelphia

German culture was celebrated in Fishtown at one of several Oktoberfest gatherings taking place in Philadelphia this month.

09/21/2013

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Suspect Wanted For Fishtown Home Robbery

The Philadelphia Police Department is looking to identify a suspect who burglarized a home in Fishtown.

09/17/2013

Building at Columbia near Memphis to be converted to apartments and city fitness. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Plans For New Apartment Complex, Gym Causes Fishtown Feud

Developer plans to convert an old industrial building in Fishtown to a 57-unit apartment complex and City Fitness gym are causing contention among neighbors.

09/07/2013

(Ten local groups were honored for their contribution to the project.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Local Groups Prepare Thousands of Care Packages For US Troops in Afghanistan

Joe Brooks, head of the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern NJ, says the boxes contained not only local products such as Tastykakes and Wawa coffee, but some more personal items.

07/10/2013

(Adam Cramer, of Liberty Vintage Cycles in Fishtown.  Credit: Jim Melwert)

Philly Motorcycle Mechanic Waxes Philosophical With New Reality TV Show

“I didn’t really decide to become a motorcycle mechanic, that’s just what I did,” explains Adam Cramer, star of a new Discovery Channel TV show.

07/08/2013

(Bicyclists give a newly opened section of the Delaware River Trail a try.  Footpath is in background.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

New Section of Del. River Trail Opens in Northern Liberties, Segregating Bike and Foot Traffic

The ribbon-cutting and inaugural bike ride showcased Philadelphia’s first separated on-road bicycle and pedestrian trail, running for about 1,400 feet from Spring Garden Street to Ellen Street.

06/17/2013

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