October 2, 1999 |
Raasikh Qawi sells beads at Broad and Cambria streets, where neighborhood youths have thrown sneaks over telephone cables in memory of their dead friends.
June 17, 1997 |
With a goodbye to all that, Rosie "Pebbles" Cooper (left), 15, celebrates her graduation from the eighth grade at Julia de Berdos School. She and her sister, Elena Alicia, waved to other graduates yesterday near Cambria and Lawrence Streets.
February 18, 1992 |
A four-alarm fire yesterday afternoon heavily damaged a vacant building at American and Cambria streets in Kensington. The blaze, reported at 2:21 p.m., was declared under control shortly after 3. The 6-story building was last occupied by a storage company.
September 26, 1989 |
Federal and local authorities today announced the indictment of 41 people said to be part of a major North Philadelphia drug ring. The ring was identified as the "Hancock and Cambria" cocaine organization, from the intersection at which it operated, according to the indictment returned by a federal grand jury. Agents of the federal Drug Enforcment Administration and Philadelphia police made a number of undercover buys of narcotics during the investigation, the indictment says.
October 3, 2013 |
A benches-clearing brawl that stopped Saturday's Public League Class AA football game between Del-Val Charter and host Roxborough has resulted in multiple forfeits. Both schools were dealt forfeit losses for Saturday and the same for games they were scheduled to play this week. Del-Val was slated to meet Imhotep Charter in a league game Saturday, and Roxborough was scheduled to face Mastbaum in a nonleague matchup Thursday. Del-Val also decided to dismiss coach Shelton Farmer, forfeit a second scheduled game, and not participate in the playoffs.
May 19, 1995 |
Another day, another crossing guard for Cambria and Mascher streets. After two years of waiting, the parents of Isaac A. Sheppard Elementary School pupils got the two crossing guards they wanted. The one for Howard and Somerset streets worked out fine. Guard Debra Hrynczyszyn was at her post for the second day yesterday. But the guard assigned to work Cambria and Mascher, Michael Adams, didn't like what he saw when he arrived at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday so he went home. He said he was particularly put off by the guys standing on the corner who offered to sell him drugs.
February 24, 1993 |
Mourners wait outside the Arturo J. Wilson Funeral Home on Germantown Avenue near Master Street last night to attend the viewing of Santa Colon. Colon, a North Philadelphia mother of three, was accidentally shot and killed by a Philadelphia Highway Patrol officer last Thursday after she tried to be a peacemaker in a fight involving her son, police said. A Mass was scheduled for 10 a.m. today at St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church, 9th and Cambria streets. Internment will be in Greenmount Cemetery, Hunting Park.
April 27, 1989 |
A 17-year-old Kensington youth is hospitalized today after being beaten with a rock during what was described as a racial incident in the city's Fairhill section, police said. Charles McGowan, of Westmoreland Street near Kensington Avenue, was listed in stable condition at Episcopal Hospital with a head wound inflicted in the incident at 4:30 p.m. yesterday at Howard and Cambria streets, police said. A 16-year-old Hispanic youth was arrested about an hour later and charged in connection with the beating.
July 27, 1989 |
A North Philadelphia man was shot to death yesterday as he stood on the steps of a house that later was apparently set on fire, police said. Detectives said they were investigating a possible link between the afternoon shooting of Angel Soto, 22, of Waterloo Street near Cambria, and the fire last night at the rowhouse on Mutter Street near Cambria. Soto had gone to the Mutter Street house about 2 p.m. and had gotten into an argument with someone who lived there, police said.
September 26, 2014 |
One man was killed and two others wounded in a shooting Wednesday afternoon outside a North Philadelphia charter school. The Pan American Academy Charter School, at Cambria and American Streets, was briefly placed on lockdown. Police said no students at the elementary school were injured. Capt. Mike Cram of the 25th District said police were called around 1 p.m. after several people dialed 911 to report gunshots. Cram said two men had been involved in a gun battle on Cambria, one firing from a Ford Taurus, and the other on the sidewalk.