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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
May 9, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A woman was found dead on a Society Hill street Saturday morning, police said. The woman, who appeared to be in her 50s, was found unresponsive on South Fifth Street near Lombard Street about 10:35 a.m., police said. She was pronounced dead 10 minutes later by medics at the scene. A police spokeswoman said the cause of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner's Office after an autopsy is conducted. - Julie Shaw
REAL_ESTATE
September 28, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
It had been a parking lot and, before that, back in the 19th century, the story goes, there were four buildings there, one of them a store. But that was a long time ago. These days, no place in Center City and adjacent neighborhoods remains empty very long. Since midsummer, the spot in question at 22d and Lombard Streets has been a construction site for three townhouses, with foundations for all three in and ready for framing crews. The townhouse planned for the corner of South 22d and Lombard Streets is listed at $2.1 million.
NEWS
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.
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
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.
NEWS
December 16, 2015 | By Maria Panaritis, STAFF WRITER
E.T. Thorpe was giddy. On the same day last week, at two different corners in one of Philadelphia's most distinguished neighborhoods, he came face-to-gut with a creature of mystifying proportions. "Did you know," Thorpe said, with artful eyeglasses and a bemused smile as he teased from the doorway of a Pine Street framing shop, "there were two dueling rats?" Scabby the Rat, the two-story-tall inflatable rodent of labor-movement legend, was on double duty in Center City, serving as a monstrous prop of protest that labor leaders say is an essential ploy in hostile times.
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.
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May 9, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A woman was found dead on a Society Hill street Saturday morning, police said. The woman, who appeared to be in her 50s, was found unresponsive on South Fifth Street near Lombard Street about 10:35 a.m., police said. She was pronounced dead 10 minutes later by medics at the scene. A police spokeswoman said the cause of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner's Office after an autopsy is conducted. - Julie Shaw
NEWS
March 4, 2016 | By Andrew Cassel, For The Inquirer
The headlines were stormy that first week in March 1916. In Europe, thousands were dying as German and French armies battled over Verdun. At home, Philadelphia Mayor Thomas Smith was taking heat over a proposed subway line up Broad Street. Railroad workers were voting to demand an eight-hour day. Yet, for thousands of the city's recent Jewish immigrants, the most important news that Saturday, March 4, appeared on page 11 of the Evening Ledger, buried near the bottom of the "What's Doing Tonight" column: "Solomon Rabinowitz, Jewish humorist.
NEWS
December 21, 2015 | By Stephan Salisbury, Staff Writer
What once was lost may well be found, but with public art, there are usually no saviors, and fate is unpredictable. Take, for instance, two sets of monumental sculptures removed in 1961 from the landmark Witherspoon Building at Walnut and Juniper Streets. One group of nine-foot statues, fashioned by Alexander Stirling Calder, was taken down, stored, and re-installed in 1967 in the court of the Presbyterian Historical Society's new home on Lombard Street in Society Hill. The other, a group of 10 enormous biblical prophets created by the renowned Thomas Eakins and his friend and former student Samuel Murray, became the Lost Prophets, dealt off for a pittance in the 1960s and forgotten, but recently rediscovered.
NEWS
December 16, 2015 | By Maria Panaritis, STAFF WRITER
E.T. Thorpe was giddy. On the same day last week, at two different corners in one of Philadelphia's most distinguished neighborhoods, he came face-to-gut with a creature of mystifying proportions. "Did you know," Thorpe said, with artful eyeglasses and a bemused smile as he teased from the doorway of a Pine Street framing shop, "there were two dueling rats?" Scabby the Rat, the two-story-tall inflatable rodent of labor-movement legend, was on double duty in Center City, serving as a monstrous prop of protest that labor leaders say is an essential ploy in hostile times.
NEWS
October 31, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William H. Logan III, 82, of Yeadon, a funeral director and former Yeadon Borough councilman, died Sunday, Oct. 25, of complications from Parkinson's disease at Chester County Hospital. Mr. Logan's life was defined by service to his family, country, church, and community. A native of Yeadon, he made his living as the owner and operator of Logan Funeral Homes, with funeral parlors in Philadelphia, Havertown, and Exton. Starting in 1895, the Logan family operated a funeral home in the 2400 block of Lombard Street to serve the Schuylkill and Devil's Pocket communities of Philadelphia.
REAL_ESTATE
September 28, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
It had been a parking lot and, before that, back in the 19th century, the story goes, there were four buildings there, one of them a store. But that was a long time ago. These days, no place in Center City and adjacent neighborhoods remains empty very long. Since midsummer, the spot in question at 22d and Lombard Streets has been a construction site for three townhouses, with foundations for all three in and ready for framing crews. The townhouse planned for the corner of South 22d and Lombard Streets is listed at $2.1 million.
NEWS
September 23, 2015 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
IF YOU THOUGHT all those apocalyptic warnings about not parking on certain Center City streets during Pope Week didn't apply to you, then you're probably among the dozens of people looking for a ride to pick up your car. If you're looking for a hotel room, however, you're blessed. There's still room at the inn for you, according to the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association, which represents Center City establishments. As of yesterday afternoon, 124 cars had been towed by the Philadelphia Parking Authority, said deputy executive director Richard Dickson.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
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