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Recipes for filing

Good morning! We all know what day this is -- the day Uncle Sam requires us to file our tax returns by midnight. Each December, my husband Edward begins to nag...

Decomposed body identified

The decomposed body found in a basement of a home on the 2100 block of Porter Street has been identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as Erin Schweikert after an autopsy, according to police. Schweikert,...

South Philly mother still looking for answers in son’s murder

Every two weeks, Marge Dillon dials the same phone number and gets the same answer. For the last two years, the grieving South Philadelphia mother attempts to gain some understanding of why her 17-year-old son,...

Copabanana in danger of closing

An iconic South Street restaurant is fighting to stay open. The Copabanana, which opened its doors at the corner of 4th and South streets 45 years ago, has fallen on hard times, according to managers...

Newbold businessman arrested

27163622 A man fired a few shots in the air before his wife stowed the gun inside a Newbold business. Around 1:33 a.m. June 9 two men had a verbal altercation on the 1500 block of...

Sales activity heats up New England

For New England, the summer months represent the peak for annual home sales activity. This year, the volume of recent closings and pending sales indicates the summer will noticeably outperform previous years ...

Woman charged with abuse of corpse after body found in her basement

An arrest has been made in connection to Erin Schweikert, whose body was found in the basement of a home on the 2100 block of Porter Street, police said. Maddison Leidy, 25, of the 2100...

Cardella: 2018 begins

By Tom Cardella2018 is hardly more than a week old, and I’m scared. Panicked might be a better word. Did you know that scientists are predicting chocolate is going extinct by 2050? It’s terrible that...

The Kitchen Consigliere cooks cuisine with a side of compassion 

For chef Angelo Lutz, opening his critically-acclaimed The Kitchen Consigliere was an opportunity for a second chance. After his release from federal prison on a mafia-related racketeering conviction, the South Philly native wanted to give...

Sculpture of veteran William “Wild Bill” Guarnere unveiled on 2nd Street

Late World War II Army veterans Edward “Babe” Heffron and William “Wild Bill” Guarnere were reunited last weekend on the streets of Pennsport.  Though the South Philly-born soldiers, who inspired the 2001 HBO miniseries “Band...
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