According to the PPD’s crime map, there have been seven homicides in Northeast Philadelphia so far in 2009. Not one of them has been in Frankford. This time last year we already had four. And that’s been something to write home about. But the tenth is probably ours because as of now I can hear the helicopters circling overhead because some moron beat his neighbor to death and has barracaded himself inside a house. So says CBS3.
Update: NBC 10 says it happened on the 1300 block of Anchor, and calls that Oxford Circle. So does Fox 29. And as much as I’d like to give this one up to OC, Anchor Street is south of Cheltenham Ave and is definitely in Frankford.