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June 10, 1989 | By Kit Konolige, Daily News Staff Writer Staff writer Leon Taylor and the Associated Press contributed to this report
A tornado that roared through Society Hill and Queen Village last night left one man seriously injured, knocked down two concrete-reinforced brick walls and damaged homes and cars. "I'm estimating the wind speed from 70 up to 120 miles per hour, so it was a fairly strong tornado," said Dean Gulezian, deputy meteorologist in charge of Philadelphia's National Weather Service office. "About 120 is what it would take to knock down those walls. " Police in Upper Darby also attributed the drowning of a 13-year-old girl to the heavy rains that drenched the area all day yesterday.
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July 12, 1989 | By Donna St. George, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mary Alston, 93, a nurturing, encouraging "mother" of the Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church, died Thursday. A resident of West Philadelphia for 53 years, she apparently had a heart attack aboard a SEPTA bus while on her way to see her doctor. For nearly seven decades, Mrs. Alston attended every service held at the Lombard Street church - sometimes three in one day, members of the congregation recalled. She was active in numerous church groups, and was a longtime leader in the Woman's Home and Overseas Missionary Society.
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February 27, 1999 | JIM MacMILLAN/ DAILY NEWS
Jim Colembeski and his daugher Rebecca, 12, join up for some partner skating yesterday at the Blue Cross River Rink at Penn's Landing, during an outing for students at St. Peter's School on Lombard Street.
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June 18, 1994 | G. LOIE GROSSMANN/ DAILY NEWS
Steve Lloyd soaks up the news and the sun yesterday outside his apartment on Lombard Street near 11th, in South Philadelphia, with his dog Chinook, a pure-bred Samoyed, opting for the shade. With temperatures rising into the mid-90s, it was a perfect afternoon for being outdoors, as long as you didn't have to move around too much. The weekend heat wave will continue: Hazy, hot and humid, with temperatures in the 90s.
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February 13, 2012
Seven months of work on the Walnut Street Bridge Gateway Project are to begin Monday, the city announced Sunday. That means the north sidewalk and adjacent travel lane on the bridge over the Schuylkill will be closed starting Monday. The federally funded project involves Walnut Street from 23d to 30th Streets. Sidewalks will be widened and there will be improvements to lighting and signs. Bicyclists will be asked to detour the work area by taking 23d Street to Lombard Street to the South Street Bridge to 33d Street.
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February 9, 2006 | By Julie Shaw and Joseph A. Slobodzian INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Residents of Southwest Center City met the 17th Police District's new commander, Capt. Kevin J. Bethel, at a community meeting last night - and they gave him an earful. They asked about teens loitering on the street, children riding their bikes late at night, and fast-food takeouts open after the 11 p.m. curfew. "It's a nice neighborhood. It's a growing neighborhood. It's going to get better, but we have to deal with the crime," Eve Lewis, director of the meeting's sponsor, the Neighborhood Advisory Council for the South of South Neighborhood Association, said before the session.
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July 18, 2011 | By Alia Conley and Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writers
Police today released a video of a man suspected of assaulting and robbing at least six women in Society Hill. Since late June, seven women have been attacked on small streets, alleys, and walkways, mostly in the area of Fourth and Spruce Streets, according to a police bulletin released Sunday. Police said today the man in the video is "a person of interest" in six of the robberies. He is described as a black male, over 6-feet tall with a muscular build and who was wearing a blue T-shirt and white shorts in the video.
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August 19, 2001 | By Melanie Burney INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jerry McCool went to a Society Hill rowhouse yesterday looking for answers at the place where his sister Kimberly Szumski was found entombed. Accompanied by an uncle and two cousins, McCool stood outside the site where authorities discovered the remains of the 36-year-old Cinnaminson mother of two who had been missing for more than three months. Burlington County authorities said they believe Thomas Szumski was responsible for his wife's death and buried the body in concrete in a basement cubbyhole on the 500 block of Lombard Street.
FOOD
February 7, 2013
As Pub & Kitchen on Lombard Street prepares for change, with the recent departure of chef Jonathan Adams and a brief closure for renovations in March, the menu under interim chef Palmer Marinelli is as good as ever, from the super-savory whey-braised pork sandwich to the silky salted caramel pudding for dessert. But if ever there was a dish to carry the devoted through the coldest winter months, it is this stellar take on steak and ale pie. Whole beef shoulders are braised down to tender cubes, then sauced with Black IPA gravy and root veggies, the malty darkness perked with a hops that give a potentially somber stew some bright personality.
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May 16, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police have charged a South Philadelphia man, a registered sex offender under Megan's law, in Saturday night's road-rage incident in which a vehicle's window was shot out. Police said Shaffiat Ali, 31, of the 1400 block of South 12th Street, was charged with aggravated assault and related offenses. He was accused of using a BB gun to shoot at a car with two women and a 4-year-old girl in the backseat about 7:20 p.m. on the 400 block of South Broad Street. The 28-year-old driver told police that the incident began on the 500 block of Lombard Street when a red Mitsubishi Eclipse began to follow her vehicle, and the man behind the wheel of the Eclipse began blowing the horn and hanging out the driver's side window.
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May 16, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police have charged a South Philadelphia man, a registered sex offender under Megan's law, in Saturday night's road-rage incident in which a vehicle's window was shot out. Police said Shaffiat Ali, 31, of the 1400 block of South 12th Street, was charged with aggravated assault and related offenses. He was accused of using a BB gun to shoot at a car with two women and a 4-year-old girl in the backseat about 7:20 p.m. on the 400 block of South Broad Street. The 28-year-old driver told police that the incident began on the 500 block of Lombard Street when a red Mitsubishi Eclipse began to follow her vehicle, and the man behind the wheel of the Eclipse began blowing the horn and hanging out the driver's side window.
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December 2, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Harry J. Moffitt, 71, of Ship Bottom, N.J., a former Philadelphia psychiatrist who practiced in Bayville, died of injuries after a one-car crash in Hamilton Township, Atlantic County, on Sunday, Nov. 24. Dr. Moffitt was driving south on Wrangleboro Road near Lombard Street when his car veered off the road and hit several trees, according to a newspaper report. "He was driving to the radio station to do his Sunday radio show," his wife, Arleen, said. Dr. Moffitt had recently begun the show JJ's House Party, for which he was the disc jockey on station WLVT-FM in Vineland, she said.
NEWS
November 13, 2013
Mural that got away Reading with great interest about the restoration of the Keith Haring mural in Point Breeze - a wonderful piece of art by one of the most prolific artists of this medium - I only wish that the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program under Jane Golden had taken such an interest in another mural completed long before Haring's work ("Mural magic: Artist's mission, legacy live on," Oct. 31). It was the late '70s when Lynne Clibanoff and Ira Upin, two local and talented artists, were commissioned by me to create a three-story mural titled The Road to Infinity on the back wall of a property at the rear of our home at 1039/1041 Lombard Street.
NEWS
May 31, 2013
FAMILY Caillou at Comcast It's been hot. Too hot. But the a.c. works great in the Comcast Center, where lovable Canadian cartoon character and Sprout star Caillou hosts a play date. Market and Shops at Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Blvd., lower level, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. tomorrow, free, 215-440-5500, kidsincentercity.com. Seger Park When this popular playground puts on its sixth annual Spring Festival, the number of tots getting glitter tats, moon bouncing, taking tennis lessons, making crafts, hanging off jungle gyms and feasting from gourmet food trucks will confirm: Center City's having a major kiddie boom.
NEWS
April 29, 2013 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Culture Writer
There was a bully on Broad Street on Saturday, but he had nothing to do with hockey pucks. Rising 16 feet over the crowds in front of the Kimmel Center at Spruce Street, a T. rex showed his terrible teeth, roared a sort-of terrible roar, and wiggled his teeny, terrible forearms. Children thronged around him in amazement. Just across Spruce Street, crowds stared in fascination at a fenced-off gang of welders flinging sparks, shooting white-hot arcs of fire and twisting and soldering metal.
FOOD
February 7, 2013
As Pub & Kitchen on Lombard Street prepares for change, with the recent departure of chef Jonathan Adams and a brief closure for renovations in March, the menu under interim chef Palmer Marinelli is as good as ever, from the super-savory whey-braised pork sandwich to the silky salted caramel pudding for dessert. But if ever there was a dish to carry the devoted through the coldest winter months, it is this stellar take on steak and ale pie. Whole beef shoulders are braised down to tender cubes, then sauced with Black IPA gravy and root veggies, the malty darkness perked with a hops that give a potentially somber stew some bright personality.
NEWS
February 13, 2012
Seven months of work on the Walnut Street Bridge Gateway Project are to begin Monday, the city announced Sunday. That means the north sidewalk and adjacent travel lane on the bridge over the Schuylkill will be closed starting Monday. The federally funded project involves Walnut Street from 23d to 30th Streets. Sidewalks will be widened and there will be improvements to lighting and signs. Bicyclists will be asked to detour the work area by taking 23d Street to Lombard Street to the South Street Bridge to 33d Street.
NEWS
August 13, 2011 | BY ANJALI TSUI, tsuia@phillynews.com 267-994-8779
RESIDENTS and business owners gathered under Chinatown's iconic arch yesterday to petition against plans to place bike lanes in the heart of the commercial district in September. A temporary bike lane is slated for the left curb of 10th Street from Spring Garden to Lombard Street as part of the city's effort to improve two-wheel traffic; a portion south of Market street already is in place. The bike lanes will be in place for three to six months while they are evaluated. Andrew Stober, chief of staff at the Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities, said the new lanes are aimed to tackle the dramatic increase in cyclists around the city.
NEWS
July 18, 2011 | By Alia Conley and Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writers
Police today released a video of a man suspected of assaulting and robbing at least six women in Society Hill. Since late June, seven women have been attacked on small streets, alleys, and walkways, mostly in the area of Fourth and Spruce Streets, according to a police bulletin released Sunday. Police said today the man in the video is "a person of interest" in six of the robberies. He is described as a black male, over 6-feet tall with a muscular build and who was wearing a blue T-shirt and white shorts in the video.
NEWS
February 9, 2006 | By Julie Shaw and Joseph A. Slobodzian INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Residents of Southwest Center City met the 17th Police District's new commander, Capt. Kevin J. Bethel, at a community meeting last night - and they gave him an earful. They asked about teens loitering on the street, children riding their bikes late at night, and fast-food takeouts open after the 11 p.m. curfew. "It's a nice neighborhood. It's a growing neighborhood. It's going to get better, but we have to deal with the crime," Eve Lewis, director of the meeting's sponsor, the Neighborhood Advisory Council for the South of South Neighborhood Association, said before the session.
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