Frank Burgos

Frank Burgos

Chicagoan by birth. Philadelphian by choice. And naturally curious. Frank Burgos is interested in hearing your stories from Philadelphia and South Jersey. He is a former managing editor of news for PhillyVoice.comFollow him on Twitter @FrankBurgos.


December 20, 2017


The measure of a killer: when DNA can't provide a positive ID

In the deep grave, the scientists from Penn Museum found remains, including a skull. Now they had to attempt to conclusively identify them as H.H. Holmes.

December 19, 2017


A death-defying dig at the grave of a serial killer

The two scientists at the University of Pennsylvania's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology spearheading the exhumation of the notorious 19th century con man and serial killer H.H. Holmes this spring in Delaware County, had one chief concern. That no died in the process.

November 29, 2017

Public Safety

After Vegas and Texas, interest spikes in active shooter training

As the number of shootings has risen, interest in classes on how to survive an active shooter has spiked, according to Philadelphia-area self-defense companies and security experts.

November 10, 2017


UPDATE: City Historical Commission effectively kills church deal with Royal Farms

The congregation's agreement with the convenience store operator is intended to shore up the church's financial situation as it seeks to keep up maintenance on its huge property. But the move is being challenged by residents on several fronts.

October 16, 2017

Public Health

In Philly, he wages war on a never-ending tide of rats

Philadelphia, like most major cities, especially those on the East Coast, has a rat problem that’s not going away. But is it worse here than New York City?

June 29, 2017


Boss asking you to do something shady? Preserve your integrity, experts advise

What should you do to keep your job when the boss asks for something outside the legal or ethical norm?

September 26, 2015

Mural Arts

Pope Francis leaves his grace-filled signature on Philadelphia

During the final moments of the Festival of Families celebration on the Ben Franklin Parkway Saturday evening, Pope Francis added his own touch to Philadelphia’s storied mural collection.

September 11, 2015


Please Touch Museum digs out from under $60 million debt

The Please Touch Museum, long a favorite among area parents and kids, announced Friday it has restructured nearly $60 million in bond debt but, as part of the deal, will have to raise $10 million in less than a year.

August 28, 2015

Message from grieving mom to daughter’s school: stay strong


August 21, 2015


Grammy winner remembered after Schuylkill drowning

Daniel Sembello was an athlete, animal lover and Grammy award-winning musician, the baby brother in a family of highly talented musicians. A swim in the Schuykill River Saturday tragically cut short that gifted life.

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