July 26, 2016 |
"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.
June 10, 2016 |
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.
April 22, 2016 |
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.
November 29, 2015 |
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 10, 2007 |
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.
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.
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.