Monday night, family friends expressed shock and disbelief and identifying the victim as Tony McAllister, stepson of Phyllis McAllister — one of three Philadelphia firefighters killed battling the Meridian Plaza high-rise fire in 1991, one of the worst fires in the city’s history.
Police say two people were shot and a third suffered minor injuries after gunfire erupted Sunday morning outside of a recreation center in North Philadelphia.
An apparent uptick in violence at city recreation centers is prompting a proposal from City Council for annual reports on rec center crime.
The Philadelphia district attorney’s office has dropped rape charges against five boys accused of attacking a girl at a recreation center last month.
Philadelphia’s neighborhoods boast tons of basketball options, whether it’s at a community park or the local YMCA. Get your game on at some of the best places for pick-up in the city.