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February 28, 1990 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / REBECCA BARGER
A gift of 10 monthly Transpasses from Transport Workers Union Local 234 will pay the subway fare for members of the Guardian Angels. The local promised the passes after a surge in crime, marked by several violent incidents on the subways earlier this year. SEPTA has refused to let the Guardian Angels ride free. Each pass costs $55.
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March 1, 1989 | By Robert J. Terry and Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., Inquirer Staff Writers
Four members of the Guardian Angels surrendered to police yesterday on charges that they assaulted three teenagers Friday while patrolling a South Philadelphia neighborhood, officials said. The four - a 14-year-old, two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old - turned themselves in about 11 a.m. at the South Detective Division. Several other members of the crime-watch organization, including Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa, accompanied the four defendants. "Nothing will stop us," Sliwa said.
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December 23, 2010 | By Troy Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Guardian Angels have come to Kensington. With their signature red berets and their famous founder, they are bringing more eyes - and even more attention - to the search for a killer who raped and strangled three women there recently. Since Sunday, the Guardian Angels have been patrolling the neighborhood, handing out fliers, escorting women, and offering to be a conduit of information. "Our goal is to be out there several hours a day and do that as many days as we can," said Scott Gallagher, the regional commander for the all-volunteer group of anti-crime activists.
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January 17, 2011 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than 40 Guardian Angels began patrols in Camden on Sunday morning, two days before the planned layoff of up to half of the city's police force. Members of the volunteer anticrime group, who wear distinctive red berets, came from New York, Connecticut, Washington, Atlantic City, and Philadelphia, said Miguel Fuentes, the organization's national director, who was in Camden for the launch. Members will walk the streets in groups daily between 11 a.m. and midnight, Fuentes said.
NEWS
April 10, 2008 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian and Barbara Boyer INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
The Guardian Angels, the volunteer patrol formed in New York in the late 1970s, got an official welcome yesterday from Philadelphia police officials who endorsed their help in monitoring public safety on city subways. But the red-bereted Angels did not get the one other thing they wanted: free passes, or at least reduced fares, for SEPTA's subways. Guardian Angels officials began recruiting again in Philadelphia after the March 26 beating and death of Sean Patrick Conroy, 36, who was attacked by a group of teens on the concourse at the 13th Street Station on the Market-Frankford line.
NEWS
January 22, 2006 | By Stephanie L. Arnold INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Wearing their trademark red berets and satin jackets, 10 Guardian Angels stood guard earlier this month at the funeral for the 12-year-old victim of a hit-and-run accident that had captured the region's attention. Although the Jan. 9 service for Royale Harris was an unexpected post for the men and women known to patrol Philadelphia's most dangerous streets, their attendance had a purpose: to connect the Guardian Angels with a city they said needs foot soldiers who care. "Our goal is to help decrease the homicide rate in the city," said Lamar Burno, commander of the Philadelphia chapter.
NEWS
April 12, 1990 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
Two Guardian Angels were injured and two others were cited for disorderly conduct after a melee at a Kensington intersection yesterday involving Angels and a group of youths armed with baseball bats and tire irons, authorities said. Police said the brawl erupted about 3 p.m. at Kensington Avenue and Somerset Street when about 10 to 15 Angels were accosted by a crowd of more than 20 teenagers. Members of the Angels said last night that the youths were part of a North Philadelphia street gang known as the Eighth Street Posse.
NEWS
January 14, 2011 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Guardian Angels are heading to Camden, where about half of the police force is expected to be laid off Tuesday. The volunteer anticrime group, which recently arrived in Philadelphia's Kensington section, will "aggressively patrol" Camden beginning Sunday, its founder, Curtis Sliwa, said Thursday. About 40 leaders of the battalion plan to meet near the Walter Rand Transportation Center in downtown Camden at 11 a.m., then fan out across the city. The group hopes to maintain that presence and recruit members from the city.
NEWS
October 8, 1988 | By Maria Gallagher, Daily News Staff Writer
"You've got to become the drug dealers' nightmare," Guardian Angels leader Curtis Sliwa was saying yesterday as he and two red-bereted associates tramped through a drug-troubled section of South Philadelphia. "Be side by side with them, 24 hours a day. You got to chase their customers away. They don't have door-to-door service . . . There are hundreds of other places to sell crack. They'll have to move. " Sliwa, who last week announced plans to start Angels patrols in Philadelphia neighborhoods held hostage by the drug trade, toured an area near the First Councilmanic District office of James Tayoun, which Tayoun likened to the notorious 8th and Butler intersection of North Philadelphia.
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May 24, 2013
While the Internet teems with "angel" investors searching for the next jackpot, it suffers from a shortage of guardian angels. Criminals have been wreaking havoc all over cyberspace lately, while governments and corporations have struggled to keep up with them. In February, an international gang of criminals reeled in $40 million in 10 hours by hacking into a database of prepaid debit cards and draining ATMs around the world. Last month, the Associated Press' Twitter feed, allegedly hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army, falsely reported explosions at the White House, causing stocks to plummet.
NEWS
April 24, 2013 | By Jerry Markon, Sari Horwitz, and Jenna Johnson, Washington Post
Federal prosecutors charged the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings with terrorism on Monday, outlining a chilling plot in which the man and his brother allegedly used low-grade but deadly explosives timed to detonate a block apart. As he lay seriously injured in a Boston-area hospital, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was charged with using a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property, counts that could bring him the death penalty. He made his first court appearance in an unusual, nonpublic proceeding in which a federal judge and several lawyers went to his hospital bed. The toll from the bombings, according to court documents and interviews on Monday, could have been far higher.
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February 20, 2012
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January 17, 2011 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than 40 Guardian Angels began patrols in Camden on Sunday morning, two days before the planned layoff of up to half of the city's police force. Members of the volunteer anticrime group, who wear distinctive red berets, came from New York, Connecticut, Washington, Atlantic City, and Philadelphia, said Miguel Fuentes, the organization's national director, who was in Camden for the launch. Members will walk the streets in groups daily between 11 a.m. and midnight, Fuentes said.
NEWS
January 14, 2011 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Guardian Angels are heading to Camden, where about half of the police force is expected to be laid off Tuesday. The volunteer anticrime group, which recently arrived in Philadelphia's Kensington section, will "aggressively patrol" Camden beginning Sunday, its founder, Curtis Sliwa, said Thursday. About 40 leaders of the battalion plan to meet near the Walter Rand Transportation Center in downtown Camden at 11 a.m., then fan out across the city. The group hopes to maintain that presence and recruit members from the city.
NEWS
December 31, 2010
How will Corbett balance the budget? What a wonderful, bittersweet moment for a Democrat such as myself to read about the Pennsylvania fiscal mess that Gov.-elect Corbett will find himself facing in 2011 ("Rendell gives Corbett sweeping info on Pa.," Tuesday). Corbett will find himself between the proverbial rock and a hard place as he struggles mightily to balance a budget despite his campaign pledge to never raise taxes. How does Corbett say he will address the growing deficit bomb?
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December 23, 2010 | By Troy Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Guardian Angels have come to Kensington. With their signature red berets and their famous founder, they are bringing more eyes - and even more attention - to the search for a killer who raped and strangled three women there recently. Since Sunday, the Guardian Angels have been patrolling the neighborhood, handing out fliers, escorting women, and offering to be a conduit of information. "Our goal is to be out there several hours a day and do that as many days as we can," said Scott Gallagher, the regional commander for the all-volunteer group of anti-crime activists.
NEWS
December 20, 2010 | By TOM ROWAN JR., rowant@phillynews.com 215-854-5926
CURTIS SLIWA pointed toward a young mother pushing a stroller through a Sunday-afternoon crowd of panhandlers and drug dealers at the foot of the Market-Frankford Line station, at Kensington Avenue and Somerset Street. "Look over there at that woman," said Sliwa, leader of the New York-based Guardian Angels. "It must be so terrifying . . . navigating through the crowd while they eye you up, thinking, 'What do you have that we can rip off and sell to get high?' " Sliwa and his squad of 10 unarmed protectors were in Kensington yesterday to help in the hunt for the apparent serial killer known as the Kensington Strangler - and to help residents who are afraid to walk the streets.
SPORTS
December 20, 2010 | By Don Beideman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Villa Maria Academy swimming coach Cathy Hay has high expectations for her team, but there is a sad note to this campaign. Hay, whose Hurricanes again look to be the class of PIAA District 1 Class AA, is without her husband and sidekick, John, a highly respected track and cross-country coach who also coached swimming at West Chester Henderson for several seasons. He died Aug. 15 of respiratory failure at age 66. The two met at West Chester State Teachers College, now West Chester University.
NEWS
August 25, 2010 | By Kathleen Brady Shea, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A grassroots movement to revitalize Coatesville is taking hold, organizers said, and the payoff for this week's effort could be salsa dancing. A cleanup detail is scheduled for Saturday morning. At noon, partying will take over with Coatesville's Fiesta Latina, a festival featuring Mexican food, music and dancing between First and Second Avenue on Route 30/East Lincoln Highway. Sponsored by the Coatesville Cultural Society, the festival, which will showcase deejay Mono, will culminate with a dance party at 8:30 p.m. Matt Baker, one of the cleanup organizers, said the fact that a morning devoted to collecting trash in all the city's five wards will precede the festival was a fortunate coincidence.
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