August 6, 2016 |
Police are seeking help in identifying a man who pounced on a woman last month, choking her until she was unconscious before sexually assaulting her in Northeast Philadelphia's Frankford section. The Special Victims Unit released a video of the suspect inside a nearby convenience store before the 12:30 a.m. attack on July 12. The 24-year-old victim was in the neighborhood when she was approached from behind by a man on a black and white mountain bicycle, police said. The assailant choked the woman until she became unconscious, police said.
July 10, 2016 |
ON THE VENTNOR-ATLANTIC CITY BORDER - The days when 10 a.m. was the bicycle witching hour - the time when any illusion of One Boardwalk stretching from Ventnor's Margate border on through Atlantic City's inlet evaporated, when Ventnor's "until noon" bicycle hours collided head-on into Atlantic City's "until 10 a.m. " - are over. Not quite officially over, but almost, and very, very unofficially over. After some adjustment, police have accepted the city ordinance is changing, and have adopted a laissez-faire attitude.
June 2, 2016
As cyclists gear up for Sunday's Philadelphia International Cycling Classic, the professional bike race that features the Manayunk Wall, the city is preparing motorists for road closures for the event. The men's race starts at 8 a.m. The women's race, which is part of the newly formed Women's World Tour, begins at 12:30 p.m. The start and finish line for the race is on Ridge Avenue near the top of "The Wall" on Lyceum Avenue in Roxborough. The race, which dates to 1985, will take cyclists on a 12.3 mile loop.
March 1, 2016 |
Sufyaan Brown wielded a hex wrench with a bit too much enthusiasm, taking a bicycle handlebar screw all the way out, instead of just loosening it while helping to assemble a bright-blue Fuji at Sunday's Cadence Community Bike Build in Center City. No big deal. He quickly got the screw back in. The 14-year-old was at the event in the basement of the First Unitarian Church to help Neighborhood Bike Works - a West Philadelphia nonprofit that has nurtured his love of biking - assemble its share of 62 bikes donated by Advanced Sports International, a Northeast Philadelphia distributor.
November 6, 2015 |
SOMEONE MAY HAVE taught these kids how to ride bicycles, but they sure didn't teach them how to treat women - or how to obey the law. According to police, on five occasions from Oct. 21 to Nov. 2, groups of teen boys have groped grown women as they rode past them on bicycles. And those are only the reported incidents. Cops said many more women are posting about similar encounters on social media but are not alerting police. Three of the assaults happened along the Schuylkill River Trail, between the Philadelphia Museum of Art and South Street; the others happened in University City and Old City, police said.
September 11, 2015 |
Those who want to cross the Ben Franklin Bridge with their bicycles during the pope's visit can walk the bikes into Philadelphia, but cannot bring them within the papal event perimeters on the Ben Franklin Parkway or Independence Mall, transportation officials announced Wednesday. Strollers also may be used to cross the bridge and aboard PATCO trains, but must be folded to accommodate passengers in train aisles, said Kyle Anderson, director of communications for the Delaware River Port Authority.
July 31, 2015
THE CITY THAT loves bicycles, Amsterdam, has a problem with bicycles: The city's drowning in them. That's what I learned, among other things, from "The Bike Wars," a segment of HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. " The segment seemed out of place because the focus was bicycles as transportation, not recreation. But if it got a fellow journalist a company-paid trip to Amsterdam and Copenhagen, I'm OK with that. The segment was balanced, but leaned toward bikes. How?
July 15, 2015 |
IN 1983, Nick Forgione's surgeon gave him five years to live after removing two malignant tumors from his colon and installing a colostomy bag. "They wanted to do chemotherapy and radiation treatments," Nick told the Daily News ' Dan Geringer in 2001. "I told them to go to hell and fired my surgeon. " Instead, Nick had a conversation with a higher authority. "I had committed every sin that you could commit with a knife and fork," he told Geringer. "I went to Mass at St. Christopher's and I said, 'Dear Lord, I didn't come in here to ask, 'Why me?
July 5, 2015 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - Robert Edelheit had grown sick of a grill he barely used. So when the holiday crowds on Friday began pouring into Ocean City, where his summer home sits next to the boardwalk, he and his wife saw their chance. Sell the grill. Make a buck. "We figured, 'What the heck, let's put it out,' " Peggy A. Edelheit said. A few houses down, a man was selling bicycles and a walker from his yard. Curious beachgoers along the boardwalk leaned onto the rail and squinted through the sunlight at the prices.
May 30, 2015
ISSUE | SAFETY Register bicycles An Inquirer photo on Sunday of cyclists riding on a ramp near the Schuylkill told a lot about cyclists. Despite signs clearly stating that cyclists should walk their bikes on the ramp, two of three bikers shown are riding and only one is walking. That is about the rate of compliance with rules throughout the city. When I ask bus, taxi, and truck drivers what's most annoying and dangerous about driving in the city, without exception they answer bicycles.