May 7, 2015 |
If Temple still had a baseball program, Bobby Lang would be a walk-on candidate with the ability to serve as an extra arm on weekends. But since the Owls discontinued baseball and six other interscholastic sports last year, the Roman Catholic righthander will have to settle for playing at the club level and studying secondary education on North Broad Street. "I played in a lot of tournaments last summer, but, unfortunately, I really didn't get any looks," Lang said. Lang held Catholic League rival Archbishop Carroll to one hit and struck out eight through six innings, and the visiting Cahillites triumphed, 6-2, Tuesday afternoon in Radnor.
December 30, 2014 |
ON FRIDAY night, Dec. 19, Maryann Trombetta, president of the Port Richmond Town Watch, joined her fellow neighbors and residents of the river-ward community at Campbell Square Park, on Allegheny Avenue, the main street of Port Richmond. Bundled up in two pairs of socks, a hoodie, jacket and gloves, Trombetta took to the streets as part of a city-wide "blue out" to show support for not only the Philadelphia Police Department but police departments and officers across the United States.
March 28, 2014 |
WHAT'S A COP look like? Whatever it is, Vernon Cottman apparently fit the description. Not surprising, since he was a cop. It was true. He and his wife were in Lake Tahoe, Nev., for a police convention - but when they went into a casino, it was not where the convention was being held. Vernon was not in uniform. Nevertheless, a dealer told him he couldn't sit in a certain location because he was a cop. "We tried to figure out what a cop looks like," said his wife, Carol Kirkland Cottman.
July 17, 2013 |
Warren Freedman, 82, of Wellington, Fla., cofounder of a Jenkintown accounting firm, died of heart failure on Sunday, July 14, at the Atlanticare Health System medical center in Pomona, N.J. He was a member of the Cherry Hill Planning Board in the late 1960s, his son said, and a founder and first president of the former Brandywoods Civic Association there. He was also a golfer, a tennis player and an amateur cartoonist. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Freedman graduated from West Philadelphia High School and earned a bachelor's in accounting at Temple University in 1952.
January 27, 2013
It's sorry for not puttin' a foot in your mouth Subway is apologizing that its "Footlong" sandwiches fell short of expectations. The world's largest fast-food chain faced widespread criticism last week after a man posted a photo online showing a "Footlong" next to a tape measure that showed the sandwich to be just 11 inches. Subway said Friday that it's redoubling efforts to "ensure consistency and correct length" in all its sandwiches. In a statement Friday, Subway expressed "regret" for "any instance where we did not fully deliver on our promise to our customers.
October 22, 2012
A 78-year-old man was killed Sunday night trying to cross a street in Rhawnhurst, police said. The man, who was not identified, was standing on the median on Bustleton Avenue near Cottman at 7:17 p.m., police said, when he attempted to cross Bustleton as traffic approached. The man was struck by a vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene at 7:25 p.m. Police said the driver who hit the man stopped and that no charges had been filed. - Jason Nark
August 17, 2012 |
A Philadelphia man was federally indicted Thursday for allegedly robbing a Wawa employee at gunpoint for a pack of cigarettes and for robbing a Northeast Philadelphia bank twice in six months. If convicted, 37-year-old Christopher Cedres faces at least seven years in prison, five years of supervised release and a fine of $1.5 million. The grand jury indictment alleges that Cedres robbed the Republic Bank at Cottman and Frankford avenues on June 21, 2011, took off with $559 and hit the same bank again on Dec. 7, 2011, making off with $560.
May 11, 2012 |
The intersection at Frankford and Cottman Avenues in Northeast Philadelphia is closed after a car crash took out the traffic light about 7 a.m. today. Motorists are being advised to expect delays. Check back for updates.
March 27, 2012 |
THERE'S ONLY one thing Michael Bowlers knows for sure when it comes to his hands. If asked to shake, he'll extend his right. Other than that . . . "I don't know which hand I am," he said, laughing. Bowlers is a 6-7, 210-pound senior from Abraham Lincoln High and Monday night at Southern High, he filled a starring role as White topped Red, 86-80, in the feature attraction of the 37th annual Public League Coaches' All-Star Classic. Aside from shooting 5-for-7 and 1-for-1 for 11 points, he posted game highs in rebounds with 11 and blocks with three.
November 6, 2011
A duo of armed robbers invaded Belaggio Jewelry, at 2115 Cottman Ave. in Philadelphia, at 4:50 p.m. Friday and ran off with $200,000 in jewelry. The store manager, whose name has not been released, told police two men with guns entered her store and forced three employees into a back office, where their hands were bound. The men removed trays of engagement rings and bracelets. When they found that the front safes were locked, they fled. One employee immediately hit an alarm button while another called police.