May 16, 2014 |
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.
December 2, 2013 |
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.
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.
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.
April 29, 2013 |
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.
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.
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.
August 13, 2011 |
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.
July 18, 2011 |
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.
February 9, 2006 |
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.