July 14, 2016 |
He was a kid embracing life and trying to make something of himself, his mother said, just 15 years old and rapping at parties for money, filming music videos with friends. But Monday night, rising 10th grader Tyhir Barnes died after he was shot leaving a basketball game he'd watched with friends in Southwest Philadelphia, according to police. Authorities believe the shooting resulted from a days-old dispute over a hoops contest, with an opponent seeking retribution against Barnes' team for a contentious buzzer-beating win. "It really doesn't make any sense," said Capt.
April 4, 2016
Philadelphia police on Saturday were investigating a shooting outside the Commodore Lounge in West Philadelphia in which one man was shot in the foot. The shooting occurred about 1 a.m. outside the bar at 5507 Baltimore Ave. Police found a bloody trail from the entrance of the bar to the corner of 55th Street and Baltimore Avenue. They also saw blood inside the bar and found a bullet and fired cartridge casings outside. The victim was later located in the emergency room of Mercy Philadelphia Hospital with a gunshot wound to his left foot.
March 12, 2016 |
People told Wendy Swiger of West Virginia not to go to the spot where her son was fatally stabbed by a stranger. It's dangerous, they said. Southwest Philly is not safe. But Swiger, 59, and her daughter went anyway. On Thursday, with a bottle of the perfumed oil that Nathan Ackison once sold, his mother anointed the spot in the middle of the 5500 block of Baltimore Avenue where he had lost his life two days earlier. Two men from the neighborhood - one of whom works at the garage near which Ackison was slain - stopped traffic on the busy street so the women could pour the oil and pray.
March 11, 2016 |
When Arnold Goode saw the exhaust pipe on Nathan Ackison's car dragging and sparking at 49th Street and Chester Avenue on Tuesday afternoon, he told Ackison and his wife to follow him to his Southwest Philadelphia garage. There, as Ackison and Goode stood next to Ackison's car, Ronald Stanley, 56, approached without a word. He spun Ackison around and stabbed him in his chest as Ackison's wife and Goode looked on in horror, according to Goode and police. Ackison, 30, stumbled and fell in the middle of the 5500 block of Baltimore Avenue.
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.