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April 14, 2010 | By Samantha Melamed FOR THE INQUIRER
In the 1960s, drug dealers and street crime came to Thomas Glennon's North Philadelphia neighborhood, a place rapidly earning its nickname - the Badlands. "People who had walked their dogs every night for 40 years suddenly were being assaulted on the street for the change in their pockets," said Glennon, who grew up at Fifth and Allegheny. His family moved away, along with anyone else who had the means to do so. These days, Glennon, 65, and 400 other members of the Nicetown-Tioga diaspora are back together on Facebook.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2013
A PHOTO of Emmett Till's casket that I saw on Facebook last week chilled me to my core. I was reminded of that tragedy from our nation's history of a 14-year-old boy from Chicago visiting relatives in Mississippi during the summer of 1955, who offended a white woman and who wound up paying with his life. Next, I found myself staring at a photo of the Bryant Grocery and Meat Market, where Till and the shop owner's wife, Carolyn Bryant, whom Till is said to have whistled at, had encountered each other.
NEWS
April 27, 2012 | By Stephanie Farr, Daily News Staff Writer
Neil Geckle posted on his Facebook page that he likes to come home and "relieve myself of the days stresses" by looking at his Twi'lek bikini calendar. According to "Wookieepedia" — the Star Wars version of Wikipedia — the Twi'leks are a humanoid race of aliens, and the females are considered exceptionally beautiful. As strange as that is, Radnor police said Geckle, 19, had an even more disturbing pastime. He allegedly took photos of high school girls from Facebook, masturbated to them and then took pictures of his penis next to each girl's photo after the act. He then posted those photos to the girls' Facebook pages, police said.
NEWS
October 24, 2012 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer
SEARCHERS returned from the forests and fields Sunday night, their voices hoarse from calling Autumn's name, and those who loved her the most huddled close together in Clayton, holding fast to hope. Meanwhile, at 8:16 p.m., a 15-year-old Clayton boy logged onto Facebook and, along with nearly 17,000 other people across the country, clicked "Like" on the FIND AUTUMN PASQUALE page. But authorities say Justin Robinson knew exactly where Pasquale was - because he allegedly had lured her to his home on East Clayton Avenue on Saturday afternoon and then beat and strangled the seventh-grader with the help of his brother, Dante Robinson, 17, before they stuffed her into a blue recycling container.
NEWS
September 28, 2011 | BY JASON NARK & WILLIAM BENDER, narkj@phillynews.com 215-854-5916
THE PAGAN stationed on a corner of Atlantic Avenue in Wildwood stood with his burly arms crossed over his belly, guarding the infamous motorcycle club's hotel-turned-fortress like a living, breathing gargoyle. Behind him, yellow caution tape and blue tarps draped the Binns Motor Inn - a signal from the Pagan's Motorcycle Club for "citizens" and nosy cops to keep out during the 2011 Roar to the Shore biker rally this month. It's the same hotel where federal prosecutors say that leaders of the Pagan's Long Island chapter at last year's rally told their minions to prepare for death or prison as they plotted a hand-grenade attack on the rival Hells Angels.
NEWS
April 7, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
Former NBC10 news anchor Renee Chenault-Fattah accused prosecutors Tuesday of personally attacking her and misleading the court overseeing her husband's federal corruption case. Her response - posted on her Facebook page - came four days after government lawyers suggested in court filings that she might face criminal liability should she testify next month at the trial of her spouse, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.). "I am not surprised that as soon as I take a high-profile role in my husband's reelection less than three weeks away, these prosecutors would attack me," read her post, which was also shared on the Facebook page of a political group supporting her husband's campaign.
NEWS
December 12, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Carole Ann Scaldeferri Spada, 70, of Newtown Square, a regular dancer on American Bandstand from 1957 to 1961, died Sunday, Dec. 8, of congestive heart failure at a Springfield hospital. Her husband, Richard Spada, said Mrs. Spada was recovering from a minor stroke she had suffered earlier when she became ill on the way to church. She was taken by ambulance to the emergency room, where she died, her husband said. "When the doctor told me the news, I was heartbroken," her husband said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
FORMER NBC10 reporter Marisa Brahney , who's now at New Jersey's News 12, had some tragic news to share on her Facebook yesterday: Brahney lost her baby girl shortly after birth. "After a perfect and fast labor, our little girl Charlotte Madison was born early Saturday morning, but had breathing complications at birth," Brahney wrote on her Facebook page. "After 2 hours of working on her they couldn't save our little girl and we lost her. We are devastated and heartbroken.
NEWS
June 11, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, Staff Writer
Some Bernie Sanders supporters are planning to camp out in South Jersey while protesting at the Democratic National Convention here next month. Laurie Cestnick, who has been organizing Sanders supporters through an Occupy DNC Convention July 2016 Facebook page, said protesters were "starting to book up all the campsites" as other lodging options fill up. Cestnick, who volunteered on phone banks for Sanders and lives outside Boston, said she...
NEWS
May 21, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
A Philadelphia man who posted a controversial video last year purporting to show police abuse was arrested late Wednesday amid accusations that he posed as a police officer himself and threatened people with a gun. Tony Soto, 29, allegedly got into a dispute over a parking space behind his home in the 6200 block of Castor Avenue in Oxford Circle around 10:30 p.m. Police said an argument ensued between Soto and a man and woman over the parking spot....
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June 11, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, Staff Writer
Some Bernie Sanders supporters are planning to camp out in South Jersey while protesting at the Democratic National Convention here next month. Laurie Cestnick, who has been organizing Sanders supporters through an Occupy DNC Convention July 2016 Facebook page, said protesters were "starting to book up all the campsites" as other lodging options fill up. Cestnick, who volunteered on phone banks for Sanders and lives outside Boston, said she...
NEWS
May 29, 2016 | By Peter Dobrin, Music Critic
Violinist Itzhak Perlman recently took to his Facebook page over a high-profile issue well outside his usual realm: North Carolina House Bill 2, which eliminated various antidiscriminatory legal protections for a range of people, including those who are gay, bisexual, and transgender, and required people to use only restrooms that corresponded with the gender specified on their birth certificates. Wrote the violinist: "As my fans know, I have spent a lifetime advocating against discrimination towards those with physical disabilities and have been a vocal advocate for treating all people equally.
NEWS
May 22, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
Lucy Horton says she could scarcely believe her ears. Hours after she had called Delran's mayor Ken Paris "unprofessional and unethical" on her Facebook page, a township police sergeant was on the phone, "informing me that if I didn't take the Facebook post down, the mayor would be pressing harassment charges. " Paris, a two-term mayor seeking reelection this year, denies that he ordered the call. But it was the talk of the town this week. The incident went small-town viral because Horton not only refused to take down the post, she posted a new message describing the alleged police call, and denouncing Paris again.
NEWS
May 21, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
A Philadelphia man who posted a controversial video last year purporting to show police abuse was arrested late Wednesday amid accusations that he posed as a police officer himself and threatened people with a gun. Tony Soto, 29, allegedly got into a dispute over a parking space behind his home in the 6200 block of Castor Avenue in Oxford Circle around 10:30 p.m. Police said an argument ensued between Soto and a man and woman over the parking spot....
NEWS
May 18, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
A life celebration will be held this month for Belle Parmet, 97, of Center City, a longtime social worker, who died in her sleep Saturday, April 30, at VNA Hospice of Philadelphia. She had lived in her apartment at the Philadelphian until several days before her death, visiting with friends and family, participating in book clubs in the building, and attending a family seder. She continued to read two daily newspapers - finishing the crossword puzzles over breakfast - watched current events on TV, and looked for ways to stay involved in local politics.
NEWS
April 11, 2016
The Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office has identified the man fatally wounded by gunshots in front of his home on King Drive in Bridgeton on Thursday as Rickie Harris Jr., 22. New Jersey State Police at the Bridegeton station are investigating Harris's death as a homicide, and have asked anyone with information about it to call Det. Sgt. Glenn Garrels at 856-451-0101. Anonymous tipsters are invited to download the CCPOTIP app (Android or iPhone), and send a message to New Jersey State Police (Bridgeton)
NEWS
April 7, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
Former NBC10 news anchor Renee Chenault-Fattah accused prosecutors Tuesday of personally attacking her and misleading the court overseeing her husband's federal corruption case. Her response - posted on her Facebook page - came four days after government lawyers suggested in court filings that she might face criminal liability should she testify next month at the trial of her spouse, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.). "I am not surprised that as soon as I take a high-profile role in my husband's reelection less than three weeks away, these prosecutors would attack me," read her post, which was also shared on the Facebook page of a political group supporting her husband's campaign.
NEWS
March 26, 2016 | By Michael Boren and Emily Babay, STAFF WRITERS
West Deptford police are investigating a fierce beating captured in a video that has gone viral online. The video, which has been viewed more than 2.3 million times since it was posted to Facebook on Tuesday, shows a man punching, dragging, and kicking a teenage boy who is curled up on a couch in a West Deptford residence. The assailant warns the victim not to move and threatens to kill the teen if police are called. It wasn't clear who recorded the attack or how the Facebook user, who posted the video with a #STOPBULLYING2016 hashtag, obtained it. Both parties have been identified, police said, and the juvenile victim is safe.
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