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April 22, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Rockville, Md.-based Choice Hotels International plans to roll out a new urban brand under its Cambria flag at a property being developed near Broad and Locust Streets, according to an application posted Wednesday on a city website. The 222-room, 14-story hotel, which will replace a parking garage acquired last year by Philadelphia's Pearl Properties, also will feature a restaurant and bar, the developer said in the application for review by the city's Civic Design Review committee.
NEWS
October 2, 1999 | ALAN BRIAN NILSEN / DAILY NEWS
Raasikh Qawi sells beads at Broad and Cambria streets, where neighborhood youths have thrown sneaks over telephone cables in memory of their dead friends.
NEWS
September 26, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
  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.
NEWS
June 17, 1997 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / MICHAEL S. WIRTZ
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.
NEWS
February 18, 1992 | JIM MACMILLAN / DAILY NEWS
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.
NEWS
September 26, 1989 | By Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
November 29, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pearl Properties plans a 206-room Cambria hotel at the current site of a garage that it owns near Broad and Locust Streets, according to the lodging chain's parent, Choice Hotels International of Rockville, Md. The Cambria property at 219-225 S. Broad St. will be operated by Raleigh, N.C.-based Concord Hospitality Enterprises Co., Choice Hotels said in a release last week on its website. The hotel, which the company plans to open in 2017, will also feature a "first-class" restaurant on its ground floor, Choice Hotels said.
SPORTS
October 3, 2013 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
May 19, 1995 | by Edward Moran, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
February 24, 1993 | JIM MacMILLAN/ DAILY NEWS
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.
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NEWS
July 26, 2016 | By Signe Wilkinson, Staff Writer
"We're voting for Hillary," Charles Lindsey says about himself and his friend Gregory McDowell as they sat on their Fairhill steps. They were among a dozen people I interviewed along four blocks of Cambria Street on both sides of Germantown Avenue. For those who think that's the way all of solidly Democratic North Philadelphia feels, walk a few steps farther. On Germantown Avenue and Cambria, Josh Rembert says, "I can't vote for Hillary. " He then veers wildly from the Democratic script to call out Donald Trump's immigration policy and business background as the reasons why he'd vote for the GOP ticket.
BUSINESS
June 10, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Choice Hotels International Inc. plans to make Philadelphia a showcase for its growing Cambria Hotels & Suites brand, as the sprawling hospitality operator pushes the chic yet value-oriented chain into more city centers. The 14-story hotel being developed at Broad and Locust Streets will be one of two flagships for the Cambria brand, along with a property at New York's Times Square, Choice chief executive officer Steve Joyce said Wednesday at a ceremony marking the start of work on the Philadelphia project.
NEWS
April 22, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Rockville, Md.-based Choice Hotels International plans to roll out a new urban brand under its Cambria flag at a property being developed near Broad and Locust Streets, according to an application posted Wednesday on a city website. The 222-room, 14-story hotel, which will replace a parking garage acquired last year by Philadelphia's Pearl Properties, also will feature a restaurant and bar, the developer said in the application for review by the city's Civic Design Review committee.
NEWS
November 29, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pearl Properties plans a 206-room Cambria hotel at the current site of a garage that it owns near Broad and Locust Streets, according to the lodging chain's parent, Choice Hotels International of Rockville, Md. The Cambria property at 219-225 S. Broad St. will be operated by Raleigh, N.C.-based Concord Hospitality Enterprises Co., Choice Hotels said in a release last week on its website. The hotel, which the company plans to open in 2017, will also feature a "first-class" restaurant on its ground floor, Choice Hotels said.
NEWS
September 26, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
  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.
SPORTS
October 3, 2013 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
October 2, 2013
DEL VAL CHARTER football coach Shelton Farmer was fired yesterday following a bench-clearing brawl in a game against Roxborough on Saturday. Del Val athletic director Will Cambria said a new coach will be named by the end of the week. Cambria said Del Val principal Ernest Holiday wanted to send a strong message to the players that poor behavior will not be tolerated. Holiday also decided that the team will forfeit its next two games and will not participate in the playoffs this season.
NEWS
January 10, 2007 | By Robert Moran INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An 8-year-old girl was expected to help police yesterday draw a sketch of a man with a gun she said forced her into an abandoned Kensington house and sexually assaulted her Sunday afternoon. Shortly before 2 p.m., the girl left a corner store at Cambria and Amber Streets and was walking home when a man with a gun in his pocket confronted her, said Capt. John Darby, commander of the Special Victims Unit. The man took the girl into the basement of an abandoned house at 2159 E. Cambria St. and sexually assaulted her, Darby said.
NEWS
July 11, 2006
FOR DECADES, Philadelphia has been trying to replace its Youth Study Center, which has been judged to be expensive to operate as well as inadequate. In spite of good staff work and many improvements, there has long been agreement that it needs to be replaced. For several years, there appeared to be consensus on design and location of the new site. We at PCCY have no particular reason to support one site over another. We have no contract, but we do have a commitment to kids. We believed that the new site had been agreed upon, the design completed, the location bought by the city.
NEWS
July 5, 2006
RE THE LETTER from Managing Director Pedro A. Ramos (June 13) concerning Elmer Smith's column on the Youth Study Center. In 2002, meetings took place between me and members of the administration on a Youth Study Center in West Philadelphia. I suggested a community center named for Thurgood Marshall with a youth facility being just a part of this community focus. I suggested recreational space and someone else a community day-care center. I also suggested a traffic study in addition to employment opportunities for the neighborhood.
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