November 15, 2013 |
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.
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
October 12, 2012 |
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.
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.
November 2, 2011 |
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.
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.
June 8, 2010 |
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.
March 23, 2010 |
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.
August 2, 2009 |
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.
June 7, 2005 |
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.