CollectionsHunting Park
IN THE NEWS

Hunting Park

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
January 19, 2012
A woman was reported in extremely critical condition after being shot Wednesday night in the city's Hunting Park section, police said. The shooting occurred shortly before 9 p.m. in the 4200 block of North Darien Street, police said. The woman, possibly in her 20s, was in a second-floor bedroom when she was shot several times in the chest. She was taken to Temple University Hospital. No arrests were reported. - Robert Moran
NEWS
November 11, 2011
An 18-year-old woman was raped shortly after 7:30 p.m. Friday in a vacant garage on the 3700 block of North Watts Street, in the Hunting Park neighborhood of Philadelphia, police said. The suspect was described as 6 feet, 3 inches tall with a husky build, wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt and glasses with a scarf around his head, police said. He fled north on Watts.    - Darran Simon
NEWS
April 13, 2012 | By Kia Gregory, Inquirer Staff Writer
On a chilly spring day, under a clear blue sky, the seasoned players of the Hunting Park Indians run drills over a patch of sandy dirt. In years past, they have practiced over lumpy, uneven fields featuring overgrown grass, rusted gates, and splintered benches. That will all change Friday afternoon when, about 200 yards from their practice spot, a world-class field will be dedicated. The lush, emerald-grass field doesn't flood. There are new bleachers, lights, and a giant scoreboard in left-center field.
NEWS
February 27, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH & MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writers leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
AN INVESTIGATION into reports that a man has been accosting students near a North Philadelphia elementary school is underway, police confirmed yesterday. The alleged incidents happened near Mary Bethune Elementary School, at Old York Road and Germantown Avenue, on Friday and Monday. Police said they are also investigating whether the same man, who is believed to frequent the area around the school, may have also accosted kids in other incidents. In the more recent incident, about 8 a.m. Monday, police said the man approached a young boy about two blocks from the school and grabbed him. Other children intervened, throwing rocks at the man, causing him to let go of the boy and flee, according to investigators.
NEWS
May 15, 2012 | Morgan Zalot, Daily News Staff Writer
When neighbors heard the gunfire in Hunting Park erupt Monday night, leaving one man dead and two other people wounded, they knew too well what to do. "Go lay on the floor and lock all the doors," said one 33-year-old mother who gave her name only as Anet, adding that she heard more than 10 shots. "This ain't the first time, and it ain't gonna be the last. " Police said gunfire from at least two weapons broke out just after 7:30 p.m. at Darien and Lycoming streets. A 19-year-old man took at least one bullet to the head, police said, and dropped to the pavement at the corner.
NEWS
September 27, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
THE DNA of a severed foot found inside a shoe at the Jersey Shore is a match to a Philadelphia woman who disappeared last year, her family has confirmed. The discovery ends the search for Franchesca "Cheka" Alvarado, 22, who traveled to Atlantic City in March 2012 with a friend and was never heard from again. The family confirmed the news Tuesday on a Facebook page created to help find her. "It is with deep sadness, pain and heartache that we inform you - TEAMCHEKA the loss of our Beloved Sister Franchesca Milagros Alvarado.
NEWS
May 31, 2012 | By DANA DiFILIPPO & JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writers
THE DIRT-BIKERS and ATV four-wheelers gathered under a tree in Hunting Park one recent Sunday, the roar of their engines as much a part of the sunny scene as the ballplayers and picnickers and the guy selling barbecued chicken on skewers. As more and more riders arrived, they greeted each other with hugs and handshakes, admiring the modifications they made to their bikes and swapping stories about getaways, crashes and infamous rides, like Pupo's legendary 12-mile wheelie up I-95 that helped Philly "defeat" Baltimore in a friendly contest of skills.
NEWS
May 22, 1998 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / TOM GRALISH
Cleaning up where vandals struck over the winter, pupils from Cayuga Elementary School get their neighborhood pool in Hunting Park ready for its opening Memorial Day weekend. From left are Tracy McNeill, Ana Ayala, Kalisha Miller, Sabrina Reid and Nidia Perez.
NEWS
May 17, 2011
Police are investigating the death of a 3-month-old boy Sunday in North Philadelphia. Medics were called at 7:18 p.m. to a residence on the 4300 block of North Fifth Street in Hunting Park for an infant who was not breathing, police said. They took the baby to St. Christopher's Hospital, where he died just before midnight. Investigators are awaiting an autopsy to determine if foul play was involved. - Inquirer staff  
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
April 7, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A 77-year-old man is recovering after a "gruesome, violent assault" that left him in critical condition early yesterday, police said. The man who allegedly assaulted him was being sought by police last night. About 12:30 a.m., police found the victim inside an apartment on Butler Street near 7th in Hunting Park, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. He had severe injuries to his head and face, including deep cuts around his mouth and eyes. Emergency-medical personnel took him to Temple University Hospital, where he remained last night in critical but stable condition.
NEWS
February 27, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH & MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writers leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
AN INVESTIGATION into reports that a man has been accosting students near a North Philadelphia elementary school is underway, police confirmed yesterday. The alleged incidents happened near Mary Bethune Elementary School, at Old York Road and Germantown Avenue, on Friday and Monday. Police said they are also investigating whether the same man, who is believed to frequent the area around the school, may have also accosted kids in other incidents. In the more recent incident, about 8 a.m. Monday, police said the man approached a young boy about two blocks from the school and grabbed him. Other children intervened, throwing rocks at the man, causing him to let go of the boy and flee, according to investigators.
NEWS
October 11, 2013 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA Twenty-one years after he allegedly killed his wife's lesbian lover in a Germantown restaurant full of Father's Day celebrants, Santiago Pedroso admitted the shooting to detectives - but insisted it was self-defense. That was the substance of Pedroso's brief Sept. 19 statement to homicide detectives, made public Wednesday at a preliminary hearing where a Philadelphia judge ordered the 71-year-old one-time Hunting Park spiritualist and longtime fugitive to stand trial for murder in the 1992 slaying of Delores Alvarez.
NEWS
October 7, 2013 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two teenagers were injured when someone began firing a gun during a brawl in Hunting Park on Friday night, Philadelphia police said. The youths, 16 and 17, were walking home from their football game at Simon Gratz High School around 9 p.m. with about 10 to 15 other people, police said. On the 4200 block of North 15th Street, they encountered another large group and became involved in a fight over a female, police said. During the fight, someone fired about six shots, hitting the 16-year-old once in the left buttock, once in the left calf, and once in the right thigh, police said.
NEWS
September 27, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
THE DNA of a severed foot found inside a shoe at the Jersey Shore is a match to a Philadelphia woman who disappeared last year, her family has confirmed. The discovery ends the search for Franchesca "Cheka" Alvarado, 22, who traveled to Atlantic City in March 2012 with a friend and was never heard from again. The family confirmed the news Tuesday on a Facebook page created to help find her. "It is with deep sadness, pain and heartache that we inform you - TEAMCHEKA the loss of our Beloved Sister Franchesca Milagros Alvarado.
NEWS
September 23, 2013 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist
As a little boy growing up south of South Street, Joe Wilson first drove a car, a 1942 Packard, at age 6 with his stepfather. That's right, 6. At age 11, he took the wheel of a '56 Fairlane, alone. But Joe dreamed big, SEPTA-bus big. "The No. 50 went right by my house, and all I ever wanted," he said, "was the honor of driving a bus. " It took him almost a decade before he landed his dream job, in 1978. But it was worth the effort. Rare is a man so suited to a job. Every weeknight, Wilson's trips on the No. 2 bus resemble a movable watering hole without the drink.
NEWS
September 22, 2013 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
SANTIAGO PEDROSO had one hell of a run. He fled Philadelphia, then fled the country after police accused him of walking up to Dolores Alvarez inside Germantown Hathaway Inn on June 21, 1992, and firing four bullets into the 41-year-old woman's head, snuffing out her life, while other restaurant patrons watched in pure horror. "We've tracked him all over the world," a frustrated homicide investigator told the Daily News in 1996. "We had him in Spain, in Mexico City. " Pedroso, 71, ended up lasting a full 21 years on the lam. His run finally ended Sept.
NEWS
September 19, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
THEY CALLED Joe Dembeck the "Mr. Rogers" of community policing - down to his favorite cardigan sweater. But Joe Dembeck's friendly and courteous manner could not disguise a fearsome drive to enforce the law on the mean streets of Germantown. "Make no mistake, he's driven to do his job," two residents wrote in nominating Joe for the Daily News' coveted Fencl Award in 1996. Sharon J. Bender, then-managing editor of the Mount Airy Times Express , and Jessica Morgan, associate editor , lauded Joe for sealing crack houses, recovering stolen autos and showing his concern for elderly shut-ins.
NEWS
September 17, 2013 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
The phone rang. Seated at the desk, the petite woman with salt-and-pepper curls took a deep breath and reached for the receiver, game for the challenge. "Hello, Central High School," she said brightly. "May I help you?" She furrowed her brow. "Can you repeat the name?" She followed her finger, poring over the directory of the school's staff and faculty. "Do you know what department he's in? Oh. OK. " Anxious now, she searched the list again, top to bottom, bottom to top, then apologized.
SPORTS
August 21, 2013
EAGLES QUARTERBACK Michael Vick appeared yesterday at the dedication of "Team Vick Field" in Hunting Park, which will be home to the North Philadelphia Aztecs youth football program and to Little Flower High athletics. The Team Vick Foundation provided $200,000 of the $1.4 million needed to restore the field and convert it to multisport use, according to the Parks and Recreation department. "It's very important for these kids to have a football field they can be proud of," Vick said at the dedication.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|