January 5, 2012 |
Gunplay on a North Philadelphia street critically wounded an armored-car guard who was shot in the head Thursday night while servicing an ATM in a neighborhood grocery, police said. But the shooting about 7:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of North Ninth Street, near Clearfield Street, initially reported as a robbery, was not your garden-variety attempted heist, police said. Instead, it appears the guard, 29, whose name was not released Thursday night, was the victim of an errant shot aimed by unidentified gunmen firing from outside the store at a 17-year-old male, police said.
October 28, 2011 |
Next spring, when the warm weather brings on thoughts of gardening and summer harvest, Michelle Obama will publish her first book. American Grown: How the White House Kitchen Garden Inspired Families, Schools and Communities will be served up in April. It's the first book for the first lady, who went to Harvard Law and Princeton after starting out in Chicago's public schools. Her professional life has included being a lawyer, community activist, and staffer at the University of Chicago.
October 1, 2011
Four men were wounded - one critically - in a shooting Friday evening in North Philadelphia, police said. The shooting occurred shortly after 7 in the 1700 block of Dauphin Street, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. All the victims were taken to Temple University Hospital. A 30-year-old man was shot in the chest and was listed in critical condition, Small said. A 21-year-old man was struck in the lower right leg, a 27-year-old was hit in the right thigh, and a 22-year-old man was hit in the right buttock.
September 28, 2011
Cops looking for a link in grocery shootings * 65th Street near Lebanon Avenue, Overbrook Police were investigating whether there was a link between a shooting at a corner store in Overbrook yesterday and a triple homicide at a corner store in West Philadelphia earlier this month. Two men walked into the store on 65th Street near Lebanon and ordered a hoagie around 11:30 a.m. then announced a robbery, said Lt. John Walker, of Southwest Detectives. The 38-year-old clerk was shot in his head and was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in critical condition.
September 23, 2011 |
A long-running community struggle over a shopping center being built at the site of a former Fresh Grocer supermarket in Germantown is set to come to a head at a zoning hearing next week. Community activists oppose a plan to build a Dollar Tree store and a Save-A-Lot discount grocery at Pulaski and Chelten Avenues, saying their neighborhood deserves a higher-quality project. The appeal hearing before the Zoning Board of Adjustment on Wednesday is to determine whether Dollar Tree is a "variety store," a prohibited use under current zoning law for the Chelten Avenue and Germantown Avenue business corridors.
September 7, 2011 |
Updated at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday THE TWO THUGS stormed into the Lorena's Grocery store, in the Mill Creek section of West Philly, last night seeking money. They stormed out cold-blooded killers. Police last night were hunting down two men who executed three workers at the grocery store on 50th Street near Parrish, including the store's owner, his wife and his sister. "Right now it is believed that they did not resist at all," said Homicide Capt. James Clark. "This was an out-and-out assassination.
September 6, 2011 |
This story has been updated Three people, including two women, were killed tonight in a shooting during an apparent robbery inside a grocery store in the city's Mill Creek section, police said. Two women, including a 42-year-old, were shot once in the head shortly after 8 p.m. at Lorena's Grocery on 50th Street near Parrish, while a 49-year-old man was shot multiple times. All three were pronounced dead at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Police remain on the scene investigating.
August 21, 2011 |
From his apartment on the Radnor estate where he works as a butler, Hyen David is building a business based on a feeling he knows well - missing home. The Philly-Pinoy grocery store he and his wife, Rowena, operate in Bridgeport stocks snacks, foods, and beauty products from the Philippines that local Filipinos have driven from as far as central New Jersey to buy. Their Philly-Pinoy outdoor restaurant near the waterfront in Brooklyn, N.Y., serves Filipino cuisine to the cruise ship workers longing for a taste of home.
August 12, 2011
Drew Singer, a native of the Philadelphia area, is finishing an internship on The Inquirer's city desk. Headlines about flash-mob violence have made Center City sound like Gotham City. On Sunday, Mayor Nutter railed against the youths responsible. "They're lawless," he said. "They act with ignorance. They don't care about anybody else, and their behavior is outrageous. Well, we're not going to tolerate that. " The mayor then took defensive measures, extending rec-center hours and setting a new weekend curfew - 9 p.m. instead of midnight.
July 30, 2011
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