May 29, 2015 |
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.
May 12, 2015 |
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.
April 30, 2015 |
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.
June 19, 2014 |
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...
March 24, 2014 |
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.
March 11, 2014 |
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.
February 3, 2013 |
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.
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.
April 20, 2012 |
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.