Tommy Rowan writes about politics, education, transportation, business and people for Metro’s city desk. He’s been a professional writer since he was 19.
He studied journalism, English and history at Temple University, and was born and raised in the Northeast section of Philadelphia.
Edward Kappe, 46, of the 600 block of Maris Street, was arrested today and charged for allegedly sexually assaulting and then robbing the woman at knife point around 11:30 a.m. on the 400 block of Seville Street, according to a news release.
The District Attorney’s Office officially announce Monday it filed more charges against Christopher Pagano, 42, of Norristown, who was arrested in January for his tendency to masturbate in public with processed cheese.
Despite the light load, Streets Commissioner David Perri said trash collections are still cancelled for the rest of Monday, and those whose collection day is usually on Monday should hold their trash until next week.
Brian Penn, a 24-year veteran of the force and member of the 19th District, was shot just after midnight as he exited his car on the 7300 block of Brentwood Road in Overbrook not far from his house, police said.
UPenn released its plans Thursday to redevelop the 23-acre former DuPont Co. paint plant in Grays Ferry into a research and innovation campus for budding entrepreneurs, according to a news release. The new development is intended to offer resources for students to experiment with new technologies.