EveryBlock is a news feed that targets specific cities and areas within cities. They include us in their data and I have been reading the feed for usdful information of all sorts. This is a link to the Philadelphia page. You can then focus on a neighborhood, zip code, police patrol district, council district or a few other ways to filter the data.
The crime reports are always current and easier to lookup than on the PPD site. Also the restaurant inspection reports are always interesting. They also provide some information on the doings of City Council. If you want to see what your Council Rep has been up to, check here.
Take a look.