January 31, 2016
ISSUE | BLIZZARD OF 2016 The neighborhood the plows forgot Mayor Kenney has been praised for the storm cleanup, but not by residents of East Germantown, where most of the streets as of Thursday had yet to see a plow pass through - not even on the bus routes ("Storming into good graces," Thursday). I have owned House at Pooh Corner Day Care in East Germantown for more than 35 years, and this is the first time I have seen the bus routes go unplowed. My teachers had to walk long distances to work because the Route XH bus was suspended for days.
January 29, 2016 |
THE REV. Ceotis Lavigne Pryor, 77, who served as pastor at Corinthian Baptist Church in East Germantown from 1974 to 2007, died Jan. 20 of Alzheimer's disease at the Ridge at Whitemarsh Health and Rehabilitation in Springfield, where he had resided since 2010. A civil rights activist and community leader, he became active in the cause even before he was ordained, his family said. While studying for his undergraduate and seminary degrees from Virginia Union University in the 1960s, he was one of 34 students arrested during a sit-in in town to protest discriminatory dining practices, his family said.
January 22, 2016 |
The School District of Philadelphia and Imhotep Institute Charter High School said Wednesday that they had reached a settlement over allegations that the former charter administrators fraudulently billed the district for two special-education students. Imhotep, which has replaced its board and brought in new management, denied any wrongdoing. The charter has agreed to repay the district nearly $16,100 for inaccurate invoices. Investigators in the district's charter office and the city Inspector General's Office found evidence that the charter in East Germantown had billed the district for the entire 2013-14 academic year for a student who attended for only one semester.
January 21, 2016
Two men were wounded in a shooting in East Germantown Tuesday night. Police said the men were found in the street on the 2100 block of Conlyn Street around 6:21 p.m. One, a 29-year-old, had been shot twice in the chest and once in the right side. He was taken to Einstein Medical Center by police, and rushed into surgery. He was listed in critical condition. The second victim, 22, was hit once in the left hand and had a graze wound to his head, police said. He was also taken to Einstein by police, and listed in stable condition.
January 14, 2016 |
YOU WANT TO solve a murder, you have to work the crime scene. But what happens when the crime scene stretches across the whole city? That's one of the obstacles with which Homicide Detective Gregory Santamala has struggled while trying to get to the bottom of the cold-blooded murder of Vito Maglio Sr. Maglio, 69, was reported missing by his family in Northeast Philadelphia on Dec. 14, 2014. What began as a worrisome disappearance of an older man with health problems was revealed to be something far more sinister a few days later, when Maglio's GMC Yukon was found in East Germantown, charred and windowless, with no sign of its owner.
December 25, 2015 |
Two men were killed in separate shootings in Philadelphia on Tuesday, police said. About 9:45 p.m., police received a report of a shooting and found Jeffrey Jarvis, 26, on the 3000 block of North Carlisle Street in North Philadelphia. He had been shot several times in the chest and legs. Jarvis, of East Germantown, was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 10 p.m. No arrests had been made Wednesday, and police specified no motive. Police did not have a description of any suspects.
November 19, 2015 |
A WOULD-BE ROBBER who was killed after pulling a gun on an off-duty Philadelphia Housing Authority cop Sunday in Germantown was a 16-year-old boy who lived nearby, sources told the Daily News . And it wasn't the first time the officer had been targeted by a teenage gunman. Shane Whitehead allegedly approached the officer - identified by police sources as Craig Kelley - just before 7 p.m. as he was walking on School House Lane near Morris Street in Germantown Whitehead - accompanied by an unidentified man - walked up to Kelley, 57, and pulled out a handgun, holding it against the officer's rib cage, according to sources.
November 3, 2015 |
HALLOWEEN weekend was hellish in Philadelphia, with at least 14 people shot - seven on Halloween day alone, according to police. After the bullets stopped flying, a woman, a man and a teenage boy were dead, three men remained in critical condition and eight others - including a 14-year-old boy shot while riding his bicycle - were in stable condition nursing gunshot wounds. Motives for the shootings ranged from robbery to possible road rage, from arguments to stray bullets. The first fatality was shortly before midnight Saturday, after police responded to reports of gunfire at Nicetown Park on 17th Street near St. Paul in Nicetown.
October 21, 2015 |
A RAPE SUSPECT who terrorized four girls in East Germantown pleaded no contest yesterday, two days before his trial was expected to begin. Antuane Brown, 25, of East Germantown, faces up to 320 years in prison for his crimes. Brown was charged with four counts each of rape, kidnapping, possession of instrument of crime and unlawful restraint, prosecutors said. He was also charged with three counts of involuntary deviant sexual intercourse. He will be sentenced Feb. 12 by Common Pleas Judge Donna Woelpper, who could reduce the sentence slightly because of Brown's plea.