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August 17, 2005 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Calling for more police to combat an upswing in violent crime along a section of Girard Avenue in North Philadelphia, a state legislator demanded yesterday that a bar he claimed was fueling the rise be shut down. "It has become an attractive nuisance for drugs, guns and other problems in and around Seventh and Girard," said State Rep. W. Curtis Thomas (D., Phila.), who held a briefing across the intersection from the Melrose Bar. Thomas stood near a spot decorated with teddy bears in memory of Joel Holden, 28, fatally wounded there on July 23. Two other men were shot at the same time but survived, police said.
NEWS
August 23, 1990 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / VICKI VALERIO
WHEELS OF FORTUNE are arrayed on a makeshift stand attended by Clifford Brinkley on 41st Street near Girard Avenue. These nine are among about 600 hubcaps with which Brinkley will willingly part - for $7 and up.
NEWS
January 18, 1995 | ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ/ DAILY NEWS
Towing crews try to right a truck that flipped yesterday along the westbound Girard Avenue exit of the Schuylkill Expressway. The exit was closed for more than an hour while the truck was removed. Police said the driver was not hurt.
NEWS
December 5, 1998 | VICKI VALERIO / Inquirer Staff Photographer
On a normal Dec. 4, the high temperature is 47 and even an adventurer like Eric Matthes might have a shirt on as he rock-climbed along Kelly Drive near Girard Avenue. But with only 17 days till winter, the day's high was 73, beating a record set in 1873. But this won't last.
NEWS
November 17, 2011 | Staff Report
A West Philadelphia man was arrested this morning by police looking for the gunmen who fired at police when they caught him breaking into a car in North Philadelphia's Longan section Wednesday morning. James Ceaser, 30, of the 5000 block of Girard Avenue, is expected to be charged with aggravated assault and related charges in the shooting on the 300 block of East Elwood Street. No one was injured in the shooting, which triggered a major manhunt. A man taken into custody during the manhunt was released Wednesday evening.
NEWS
June 10, 2007 | By Stacey Burling INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A male pedestrian was killed yesterday afternoon when a taxi ran onto a sidewalk at Front Street and Girard Avenue. The Capital Cab driver told police that he was heading west on Girard about 4 p.m. when he swerved to avoid another vehicle. "He just steered too much and went up onto the sidewalk and hit this guy who was standing there," said Lt. Tom Godlewski of the Philadelphia Police Department's Auto Investigations District. The victim was in his mid-40s. Police were withholding his name pending notification of relatives.
NEWS
May 12, 1986 | By KEVIN HANEY, Daily News Staff Writer
In Ruffin Hill's view, there's no reason his 4-month-old son, Kevin, should have died. Hill's girlfriend and Kevin's mother, Anita Chester, took care of the child, Hill said yesterday. She fed their son regularly and took him to a doctor for care, he noted. But the medical examiner's office and police detectives say the infant was starved to death. Early Saturday morning, police arrested Chester, 20, in her apartment atop a candy shop on Girard Avenue near 29th Street.
NEWS
April 20, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
A 62-year-old man was killed today when he apparently tried to board a SEPTA bus through the rear door and was dragged under the vehicle in North Philadelphia, police said, The victim, identified as William Bogl, of F Street near Allegheny Avenue in Kensington, was pronounced dead on arrival at Hahnemann University Hospital. Police said initial reports indicated he tried to board the eastbound Route 15 bus on Girard Avenue at North 8th Street about 9:25 a.m., but the door closed and his arm got caught.
NEWS
April 21, 2012
A Kensington man was killed Friday morning when he apparently tried to board a SEPTA bus through the rear door and was dragged under the vehicle in North Philadelphia, police said. William Bogl, 62, was pronounced dead on arrival at Hahnemann University Hospital. Police said he apparently tried to board the eastbound Route 15 bus on Girard Avenue at North Eighth Street about 9:25 a.m., but the door closed and his arm got caught. The bus then started to move, and he was dragged under the vehicle and run over, police said.
NEWS
October 22, 1993 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A gunman abducted a Wistar Institute employee Wednesday night on a parking lot at 34th and Chestnut Streets, then sexually assaulted and shot her. The assailant may have abducted and robbed another woman in the same area Tuesday night, police said yesterday. The victim of the most recent University City attack was treated at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for a graze wound of the left side of her face and then sent home. Tuesday night's victim did not require hospital treatment, police said.
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May 29, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT & VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writers brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
AFTER SEEING smoke coming from the windows of 91-year-old Voleta McNair's house, the hopeful Rev. Edward Taylor paid a visit to her favorite breakfast joint thinking he'd find her alive and well. "I came to see if she was in here, because her house is on fire," Taylor said he told the owner of Chopstick & Fork, on Girard Avenue near 28th, in Korean. "I was hoping she was in here having breakfast. " McNair wasn't sitting at any of the tables. "Then, I knew she had to be in the house," Taylor added.
NEWS
May 12, 2015 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
At Philly CAM, which runs the city's public-access television station, people take classes or rent equipment and facilities. The person who helped them with their independent films and TV shows was Jay Mohan. "He was very welcoming and able to communicate technical things to people who didn't have much experience in a way that would make everyone feel comfortable," said Gretjen Clausing, executive director of Philly Community Access Media. Shortly after midnight Sunday, Mohan, 26, was riding his bike on Girard Avenue near Ridge when he was hit by a 1993 Buick Roadmaster traveling west on Girard, police said.
NEWS
April 30, 2015 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Columnist
Sailor Eddie was going through his regular morning routine outside his tattoo shop at Front and Girard. He had swept up outside, on the lookout for drug baggies. Now, Eddie, owner of Bonnie & Clyde Tattoo Parlour, which sits just out of the shadow of the El, was chasing away some guys that he suspected were from the methadone clinic down the street. The usual waltz. Eddie told them to leave. They told Eddie to go do something to himself. Eddie opened the door and let them have a look at his boxer-pit bull mix, Bonnie.
BUSINESS
June 19, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
City Controller Alan Butkovitz raised questions Tuesday about construction dirt being piled under I-95 at Girard Avenue. Butkovitz asked if the 25-foot-high mounds of soil could imperil I-95, as dirt piles under an I-495 bridge in Wilmington forced its emergency closure June 2. The Wilmington bridge is to remain closed until at least Labor Day, as crews make repairs to stabilize the span, which was caused to tilt by the weight of dirt piles...
NEWS
March 24, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
WHENEVER Omar Hanible walks down a block of Girard Avenue near 12th Street, he feels nauseated. To most, the area seems innocuous: There's a storefront church, a hardware store and a few rowhouses. But to Hanible, it will always be the place where his mother, Cheryl, was strangled and left to rot 25 years ago. "I can picture it in my head now, what happened there," said Hanible, who lives a few blocks from that stretch of Girard. "Even though it looks different, the whole place just sickens me. " But now, Hanible, 34, has found some relief, however small: Police this week arrested Rudolph Churchill, the man who they believe killed Cheryl and another woman, Ruby Ellis, within a five-week span.
NEWS
March 11, 2014 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA Lisa Pilli brought her daughter, Francesca, and a friend all the way from a small town near Atlantic City to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts on Broad Street Sunday to be part of the latest project of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. They came, along with dozens of others, to help paint a portion of two enormous murals that will grace walls on both sides of the Schuylkill at the Girard Avenue Bridge in the spring. The murals will pay homage to two of Philadelphia's most iconic themes - rowing and the art of Thomas Eakins, a painter in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
NEWS
February 3, 2013 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
New construction on I-95 means new traffic patterns and new delays for motorists, especially rush-hour commuters, on Philadelphia's busiest north-south highway. Construction along a quarter-mile section at Girard Avenue began Wednesday, adding to the woes of drivers already dealing with a mile-and-a-half-long zone south of Cottman Avenue where work began Jan. 8. Don't expect relief any time soon. The Cottman project is scheduled to last until 2016, and the Girard project to be under way until the spring of 2015, PennDot officials said.
NEWS
April 21, 2012
A Kensington man was killed Friday morning when he apparently tried to board a SEPTA bus through the rear door and was dragged under the vehicle in North Philadelphia, police said. William Bogl, 62, was pronounced dead on arrival at Hahnemann University Hospital. Police said he apparently tried to board the eastbound Route 15 bus on Girard Avenue at North Eighth Street about 9:25 a.m., but the door closed and his arm got caught. The bus then started to move, and he was dragged under the vehicle and run over, police said.
NEWS
April 20, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
A 62-year-old man was killed today when he apparently tried to board a SEPTA bus through the rear door and was dragged under the vehicle in North Philadelphia, police said, The victim, identified as William Bogl, of F Street near Allegheny Avenue in Kensington, was pronounced dead on arrival at Hahnemann University Hospital. Police said initial reports indicated he tried to board the eastbound Route 15 bus on Girard Avenue at North 8th Street about 9:25 a.m., but the door closed and his arm got caught.
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