The land was once owned by Mother Bethel AME Church, which used it as a burying ground in the early to mid-19th century.
Police say PGW workers and the Philadelphia Fire Department responded to a report of a smell of gas in the 700 block of S. 4th Street around 9 p.m.
Planning continues for renovating Weccacoe Playground while preserving an African-American cemetery beneath it. Descendants of the cemetery’s founder recently came forward with their ideas.
Police say multiple tips received during the investigation lead them to the 1700 block of South Chadwick Street, where Nicholas Pompeii was arrested.
The Philadelphia Police Department’s South Detectives Division says the suspects have now been identified as Kennan Gentry and Nicholas Pompeii.
Police in Philadelphia are trying to identify several suspects wanted for multiple robberies in Queen Village and Point Breeze.
Philadelphia police are searching for a suspect who robbed customers and employees of a nail salon at knife-point.
Twenty-one-year-old Luis Moreno was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault, Robbery and related charges in connection to the incident, which happened around 1:15 a.m. Monday at Front and Christian Streets in Queen Village.
The Weccacoe Playground near 4th and Queen Street in Queen Village has a bright future– the site will soon undergo a half-a-million dollars in renovations. But what’s more interesting is the playground’s past and what lies beneath the surface.
A memorial fund has been established for the family of a Philadelphia firefighter killed in a blaze earlier this month.
Family, friends, and hundreds of fellow firefighters gathered to say their final goodbyes to a Philadelphia fire captain killed in the line of duty.
A veteran Philadelphia firefighter who died while battling a blaze this past weekend will be promoted posthumously.
The fire is believed to have started inside of Jack B’s Fabric at 4th and Fitzwater before spreading to neighboring apartments and businesses.
Officials confirmed a 29-year veteran fire captain from Ladder 27 was killed in the blaze when a roof collapsed. A second firefighter was injured while trying to rescue him.
Officials say some underground electrical wires caught fire in an upscale Philadelphia neighborhood and some residents had to be evacuated.