April 13, 2015 |
He was abandoned under a blanket in the woods. A Bible lay on his chest. And he had been in that position for five days. The 21-year-old man, who is quadriplegic and has cerebral palsy, was found Friday night in Cobbs Creek Park, when a man walking through the woods stumbled across him and called 911. The disabled man's mother had dumped him there, police said, sometime before 10 a.m. Monday, when she boarded a bus to visit her boyfriend in...
December 6, 2013 |
THE FAMILY of Christian Massey, the 21-year-old shot dead in Overbrook on Saturday during a bungled robbery attempt involving a $300 pair of headphones, will be able to give the young man a proper burial, thanks to a groundswell of support they received after a story in the Daily News yesterday. Services for Massey - which the family would have struggled to afford without the support - will take place Monday at Hickman Temple A.M.E. Church, on Baltimore Avenue near 50th Street, beginning with a viewing from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by a funeral ceremony, the Massey family said.
October 12, 2013 |
Growing up in Baltimore, Giovanni Marcantoni knew that weekends with his Italian American family meant playing bocce, the outdoor bowling game that was part of their cultural heritage. But when he went off to college, he mostly left the game behind. After all, he said, "Most people, when they think about bocce, they think about old Italian men. " Lately, though, that's changed, thanks to a lawn-game renaissance that has thousands of Philadelphians hooked. Games once reserved for spirits-sipping retirees - like bocce and its French cousin, pétanque - are attracting twenty- and thirtysomethings who miss the organized sports of their youth but aren't interested in breaking a sweat.
October 4, 2013 |
Real estate developers keep moving into University City as the neighborhood continues to evolve as a desirable place to live and work, according to a report issued Wednesday by an area civic group. More than 6.6 million square feet of commercial or residential real estate is under construction or planned for the area, according to "The State of University City 2013/2014," produced by the University City District. Though opinions vary on neighborhood boundaries, the district defined its borders as the Schuylkill, 50th Street, Spring Garden Street, and Woodland Avenue.
September 13, 2013 |
IT LOOKED AS though Steve Robinson might have pulled out his table and photo displays for nothing last night as the rain poured and people scattered on Baltimore Avenue. Fortunately for Robinson and other business owners, the brief showers did not dampen spirits as hundreds of patrons weathered the storms for University City's third Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll. "The night was really successful. A lot of people came out," said Robinson, who opened You Photography Studios on Baltimore Avenue near 46th Street nearly two years ago. For $1, he offered a photo shoot, a frame and one 8x10 photo, a deal he said many people can't believe.
August 27, 2013 |
THE MOMENT Angela Sykes drove past Cedar Park Cafe on Baltimore Avenue and realized it had reopened, she immediately called her husband. "They reopened," Sykes said with childlike excitement, sitting at a table across from husband Darryl. "Here we are today. " The Sykeses, who live in Mayfair but attend Victory Christian Center in Cedar Park, were part of a large brunch crowd yesterday at the newly renovated cafe - eight months after the building was shuttered because of extensive damage from a fire at a lounge next door to the cafe and the lounge's subsequent demolition.
April 6, 2013 |
To some, they are former diamonds in the rough, locales that a decade or so of change has polished into something now truly unique. And many have made the cut as city neighborhoods that the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp. will be showcasing in a new, two-year campaign. The 14 areas, to be unveiled Friday as part of the campaign's launch, are: Fairmount, Spring Garden, Graduate Hospital, Callowhill, Bella Vista, East Passyunk, Fishtown, Northern Liberties, Queen Village, Pennsport, Cedar Park, Spruce Hill, University City, and Powelton Village.
April 5, 2013 |
To some, they are former diamonds in the rough, locales that a decade or so of change has polished into something now truly unique. And many have made the cut as the city neighborhoods the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp. will be showcasing in a new two-year campaign. The full list of 14 will be unveiled Friday. "Philly is a city of neighborhoods. What does that really mean?" GPTMC president and chief executive Meryl Levitz said of the impetus behind the campaign.
April 4, 2013
Cedar Park Cafe was a pillar to those around 49th Street and Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia, with hearty, budget-priced breakfasts and lunches and cheery service. But a Christmas Eve fire forced it out of Cedar Park. Last month, it resurfaced with the same food and the same name in lovely, more spacious quarters near the Overbrook train station. Pay particular attention to the fluffy, veggie egg-white omelets ($6.95). - Michael Klein Cedar Park Cafe, 2035 N. 63d St., 267-292-2715.
April 27, 2012
2 die in fiery car crash; driver charged with DUI * Ditman Street near Disston A 31-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman died Thursday morning after a crash in Tacony, police said. A 2012 Camaro and a 2004 Kia collided when the driver of the Camaro failed to stop at a stop sign about 8:20 a.m., police said. The man and woman were thrown from the Kia, which burst into flames. They were pronounced dead at 8:35 a.m., police said. The driver of the Camaro was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, police said.