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October 10, 1987 | By Vernon Loeb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The city continued the demolition of three rowhouses yesterday in the 1700 block of North Sixth Street in North Philadelphia, after the rear of one of the buildings collapsed Wednesday and killed a 10-year-old boy playing behind the house. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA), which owns the three properties and 10 others in the block, began relocating families yesterday from three of the others, according to PHA spokeswoman Martha Rojas. Rojas said yesterday that the city Department of Licenses and Inspections was in the second day of a three-day process of "manually" demolishing the vacant property at 1718 N. Sixth St. in the Ludlow section, where the boy, Bruce Pope, was killed.
NEWS
March 31, 1999 | by Earni Young, Daily News Staff Writer
It's spring cleaning time in the Ludlow area, where crews are emptying vacant lots and abandoned houses of years of accumulated trash and debris prior to sealing them up with plywood. L&I and PHA routinely clean and seal vacant properties, but "Operation Clean Sweep" is the first time the two departments and the Army National Guard have joined efforts to target a specific area - Ludlow. Philadelphia Housing Authority Executive Director Carl Greene said the Ludlow area in lower North Philadelphia makes sense because PHA owns about 500 scattered sites in the neighborhood.
NEWS
November 2, 1986 | By William W. Sutton Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
Last week, Mayor Goode unveiled a report calling for the revitalization of North Philadelphia. The wide-ranging report emphasizes refurbishing the housing stock, encouraging commercial development and increasing employment. Two North Philadelphia neighborhoods illustrate the area's promise and problems: Northern Liberties and Ludlow. One-third of the houses still standing are ramshackle and vacant. Trash- strewn vacant lots surround them. Drug dealing is rampant and poverty pervasive - the average family income is less than $5,000.
NEWS
November 5, 2012
A 17-year-old boy was shot to death in the city's Ludlow section Sunday night, police said. Detectives said the youth was hit once in the side at 5:15 p.m. in the 700 block of West Jefferson Street. He was pronounced dead at Hahnemann Hospital. The youth's name was not immediately available, and police were still gathering information on the circumstances of the shooting. No arrests had been made, authorities said. - Jeff Gammage
NEWS
November 29, 1993 | By Larry Copeland, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Marvin Louis points out one abandoned building after another, an endless procession of graffiti-splattered shells whose empty windows mock him with a charcoal stare. He has driven the narrow streets of Ludlow, one of North Philadelphia's meanest districts, for so long his Chevy seems to pick its own way - gliding up Ninth Street, east on Berks, down Sixth. He focuses his full fury on the Philadelphia Housing Authority-owned eyesores. "This is PHA. This is PHA. This is PHA," Louis says.
NEWS
February 13, 1995 | ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
A homeless man tries to keep warm on a grate at 18th and Ludlow streets while reading the City Paper yesterday. The big chill is to continue with a not-so-high today of 26 degrees and a low tonight of 18.
NEWS
March 30, 1994 | ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ/ DAILY NEWS
A police officer looks at the body of Lynval Brooks, 20, who died after being shot several times at Ludlow and 58th streets in West Philadelphia yesterday. Police said Brooks was shot with a .45-caliber handgun. Witnesses told police they saw the gunman jump into a car, driven by another person, and flee.
NEWS
November 2, 2011 | BY PHILLIP LUCAS, lucasp@phillynews.com215-854-5914
A damaged power line led to an explosion in University City that blew three manhole covers from their bases and left smoke billowing up from underground Wednesday evening, police said. A wire below 34th Street near Ludlow sparked and ignited methane gas, causing an explosion around 5:15 p.m., police said. A stretch of 34th Street between Market and Ludlow was closed to traffic while Peco Energy technicians secured the area. No injuries or power outages were reported. Cathy Engel-Menendez, a Peco spokeswoman, said the damaged power line feeds into the city's overall grid, but does not provide electricity directly to any homes or businesses in the area.
NEWS
June 8, 2010 | By VALERIE RUSS, russv@phillynews.com 215-854-5987
As SEPTA trains zoomed by overhead on tracks atop a large stone wall, Mayor Nutter, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and SEPTA and community leaders yesterday announced a $48 million housing and retail project at the Temple University regional-rail station. Construction of the 164-unit apartment complex, of which 44 units will be reserved for low-income families, is expected to begin by mid-2011 next to the station at 9th and Norris streets. Nutter said yesterday that the "transit-oriented" development would strengthen the adjacent Ludlow and Temple University neighborhoods and create a "safer, more livable community.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 2011
Here's where to find Honest Tom and other taco trucks - most of the time. Their locations and hours often vary, though, so the best way to track a particular truck is to follow it on Twitter. Honest Tom's Taco Shop Truck: Location varies; check twitter.com/HonestToms. Restaurant: Opening soon at 261 S. 44th St. Guapos Tacos Usually in LOVE Park at lunch, but check twitter.com/guapostacos 215-625-2920 http://guapostacos.com Tacos Don Memo Truck: 38th Street between Walnut and Sansom, 610-529-2039 Restaurant: 57 Garrett Road, Upper Darby, 610-352-2376 www.donmemophilly.com Cucina Zapata 31st and Ludlow streets.
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November 15, 2013 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Aiming to bring a new source of food to an underserved neighborhood, officials broke ground Wednesday for a shopping center, including a supermarket, in the Ludlow section of North Philadelphia. Joined by City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, developers Bart Blatstein, president of Tower Investments, and Richard Soloff, CEO of Soloff Realty Development, thrust shovels into the soil of a windblown lot at Ninth Street and Girard Avenue where the shopping center is to be built. Blatstein said the complex, to be anchored by a Bottom Dollar Foods supermarket and a Dollar General store, will be "providing food to a community that needs it. " The developer, whose credits include the View, a retail and housing complex along Broad Street near Temple University, said that the Ninth Street Marketplace Shopping Center would fill an important need and reflected his dedication to North Philadelphia.
NEWS
November 5, 2012
A 17-year-old boy was shot to death in the city's Ludlow section Sunday night, police said. Detectives said the youth was hit once in the side at 5:15 p.m. in the 700 block of West Jefferson Street. He was pronounced dead at Hahnemann Hospital. The youth's name was not immediately available, and police were still gathering information on the circumstances of the shooting. No arrests had been made, authorities said. - Jeff Gammage
NEWS
October 12, 2012 | the Daily News staff
FESTIVALS Celluloid by the sea Indie-film avatar Robert Downey Sr. and Terrence Winter, creator of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," headline the Atlantic City Cinefest. Downey, director of cult faves like "Putney Swope" (a screening at Showboat Atlantic City Friday night kicks off the festival) and "Greaser's Palace," will do a Q-&-A after the movie. Winter's turn is Saturday at Dante Hall. 609-823-9159 or downbeachfilmfestival.org. DesignPhiladelphia returns The annual citywide festival runs through Oct. 14, with more than 120 public events, most free, that celebrate our town's significance as a center for creativity.
NEWS
November 4, 2011
Marie B. Merry Ludlow, 93, formerly of Bryn Mawr, a hospital volunteer for more than 50 years, died of Parkinson's disease, Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Waverly Heights, a retirement community in Gladwyne. Mrs. Ludlow was a longtime member of the Women's Board of Thomas Jefferson Hospital and in the early 1950s helped establish the Penny Wise Thrift Shop in Ardmore. Proceeds from the Ardmore shop benefit the hospital. Until she was well into her 80s, she was a volunteer at Bryn Mawr Hospital.
NEWS
November 2, 2011 | BY PHILLIP LUCAS, lucasp@phillynews.com215-854-5914
A damaged power line led to an explosion in University City that blew three manhole covers from their bases and left smoke billowing up from underground Wednesday evening, police said. A wire below 34th Street near Ludlow sparked and ignited methane gas, causing an explosion around 5:15 p.m., police said. A stretch of 34th Street between Market and Ludlow was closed to traffic while Peco Energy technicians secured the area. No injuries or power outages were reported. Cathy Engel-Menendez, a Peco spokeswoman, said the damaged power line feeds into the city's overall grid, but does not provide electricity directly to any homes or businesses in the area.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 2011
Here's where to find Honest Tom and other taco trucks - most of the time. Their locations and hours often vary, though, so the best way to track a particular truck is to follow it on Twitter. Honest Tom's Taco Shop Truck: Location varies; check twitter.com/HonestToms. Restaurant: Opening soon at 261 S. 44th St. Guapos Tacos Usually in LOVE Park at lunch, but check twitter.com/guapostacos 215-625-2920 http://guapostacos.com Tacos Don Memo Truck: 38th Street between Walnut and Sansom, 610-529-2039 Restaurant: 57 Garrett Road, Upper Darby, 610-352-2376 www.donmemophilly.com Cucina Zapata 31st and Ludlow streets.
NEWS
June 8, 2010 | By VALERIE RUSS, russv@phillynews.com 215-854-5987
As SEPTA trains zoomed by overhead on tracks atop a large stone wall, Mayor Nutter, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and SEPTA and community leaders yesterday announced a $48 million housing and retail project at the Temple University regional-rail station. Construction of the 164-unit apartment complex, of which 44 units will be reserved for low-income families, is expected to begin by mid-2011 next to the station at 9th and Norris streets. Nutter said yesterday that the "transit-oriented" development would strengthen the adjacent Ludlow and Temple University neighborhoods and create a "safer, more livable community.
SPORTS
March 23, 2010 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Bill Ludlow has stepped down as the West Catholic boys' basketball coach after 17 seasons, citing personal reasons for his decision. Ludlow, 49, said he wants to devote more time to his wife, Michele, and children, Laura, 11, and Sean, 8. "My kids are now at an age where they're involved in a lot of activities," Ludlow said. "It's important for me to be at more of their events. " Ludlow was at West Catholic for a total of 19 seasons, including two as a junior varsity coach.
NEWS
August 2, 2009 | By Liz Wagner INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Today, as he often did, Christopher Murphy, 23, would have been playing the drums and keyboard at the West Side Church of God, in Powelton, where his grandfather is pastor. Instead, today's 11 a.m. service will be dedicated to him. "He never had a chance to live," said Leslie Pierce, the wife of Murphy's godfather, as the pair stood outside the church yesterday afternoon. Murphy was shot and killed at 2 a.m. Friday during a robbery at Seventh Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue in the Ludlow neighborhood.
NEWS
June 7, 2005 | By Michael Currie Schaffer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Philadelphia Housing Authority is $17 million richer, thanks to a new grant from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. The award, announced yesterday at PHA's Center City headquarters, will be used to build 100 houses scattered across 17 blocks in North Philadelphia's Ludlow section. Much of the new housing will be built on vacant lots between existing houses in a neighborhood roughly bounded by Girard Avenue, Montgomery Avenue, Sixth Street and Eighth Street.
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