July 10, 2016 |
Twenty-seven cats and two dogs have been removed from a flea-infested home in Philadelphia's Bridesburg section, the Pennsylvania SPCA announced Friday. The agency obtained a search warrant for a home in the 2400 block of Bridge Street after it received a tip there were dead cats in the trash. Several of the cats and one cocker spaniel-type dog were found to have serious medical conditions and were taken to the shelter's Erie Ave. location for medical care. One young cat needed to be resuscitated by the shelter's veterinary staff and is currently in critical condition.
February 12, 2016 |
THADDEUS JOHN Bartkowski II, a personal-injury lawyer who lived in Villanova, died Feb. 4. He was 67. Bartkowski grew up in Bridesburg and attended St. John Cantius Elementary School and La Salle College High School. After graduating from Villanova University, he received his law degree from the Villanova School of Law in 1973. Although he enjoyed being a lawyer, his family said his true passion was being a devoted husband and father. "My father coached a lot of sports my brother and I were involved in," said son Thaddeus John Bartkowski III. Among those sports were track and ski racing.
December 14, 2015 |
Hello there In summer 2006, Holly and Robert wound up at the same casual gathering at a mutual friend's house. They had eyed each other across another room on an earlier occasion, each noting the other's cuteness without doing a thing about it. This time, they were braver. Before the night was over, Holly and Robert knew they were the same age and had grown up only a few miles apart - he in Frankford and she in Bridesburg. She learned he was starting his sophomore year as a Holy Family University psychology major and also working as a groundskeeper at the Torresdale Country Club.
December 10, 2015 |
Tractor-trailers are a too-frequent sight on Richmond Street, business owner Tom LaCroix said. "For years, Richmond Street has been unbearable, impassable at times," said LaCroix, owner of an Allstate Insurance office in the neighborhood. A Delaware Avenue extension, for a sixth of a mile, that will give trucks an alternative route of travel between Bridesburg and Port Richmond opened to traffic Tuesday morning. The $14.5 million extension, funded with federal dollars, passes though an industrialized area on land once used for parking between Orthodox and Lewis Streets and over Frankford Creek.
August 21, 2015 |
WANT AN EASY $200? Borrow a tow truck and put up a no-parking sign. Then watch the bucks roll in from people like Samantha Zeno. She lives with her husband and four kids on Richmond Street near Lefevre in Bridesburg. It's up the block from the defunct Philadelphia Coke Co. - an overgrown, 67-acre former riverfront coal refinery that's uninhabited except on nice weekends when drunken teens get hammered in its jungle. Midway down the plant's fenced-in Richmond Street boundary is a gated entrance that locals say hasn't been used in decades.
March 30, 2015 |
Police said Saturday they have charged a 19-year-old man with murder and other offenses for stabbings that killed his mother and left his grandmother critically wounded in their Bridesburg home. Charged is Zachary Pritchett, who called police Friday morning and reported that three unknown men had entered the home on the 2800 block of Reynolds Street and attacked the family. He did not give officers a description of the suspects but did reveal where a kitchen knife used in the attacks was hidden.
October 14, 2014 |
JOHN F. DOUGHERTY never lost his zest for life despite a grueling 14-year battle with cancer. "He lived life to its fullest before his illness completely wore him down," said his wife, the former Mary Lee Kaiser. Doc, as he was known to family friends, a former union carpenter and city employee, died Tuesday at age 67. He lived in Bridesburg, but had lived most of his life in Port Richmond. His wife of 36 years remembers him as her "best friend, a loving husband who suffered greatly but rarely complained, and tried to maintain a positive attitude up to the end of his life.
April 18, 2014 |
ON A 40-DEGREE day in April while a cruel and relentless wind pummels your body, perhaps the most uncomfortable position on the baseball field is that of the catcher. Sure, maybe your body temperature is helped because you're always involved in the action, but then again - you're always involved in the action. And, the last thing any catcher wants, cold day or hot, is to take a foul ball in a place no foul ball is meant to travel. Chris Hammerstein, a converted infielder/pitcher for Franklin Towne Charter, might have questioned why he agreed to switch positions after a foul tip hit him in the groin yesterday against Northeast High.
March 6, 2014 |
After three days of prosecution testimony, the sexual-assault trial of Catholic priest Andrew McCormick moves to the defense Wednesday with the priest's lawyers saying they have not decided whether their client will testify. On Tuesday, Assistant District Attorney Kristen Kemp completed her case in a day dominated by a former Bridesburg altar boy's conflicted testimony about his relationship with McCormick. Adam Visconto, now 27, told the Common Pleas Court jury that McCormick was an influential spiritual mentor at St. John Cantius parish in Bridesburg.
January 23, 2014 |
CHRIS PAGANO, the accused "Swiss Cheese Pervert" who allegedly terrorized Mayfair earlier this month, is back on the streets after posting bail, according to court records. Pagano, who was arrested late last week, was being held at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Faciltiy in Holmesburg over the weekend, with his bail set at $30,000. He's now out, however, after posting 10 percent of that amount on Sunday, court records show. Pagano is due back in court Feb. 18 for a preliminary hearing.