July 6, 1998 |
Whether you are people-watching at a South Street sidewalk cafe, lounging under a beach umbrella in Atlantic City, or buying water ice or hot dogs from a Philadelphia street vendor, you can thank S. Frankford & Sons Inc. for the pool of shade that takes the edge off a sweltering summer day. The venerable and scrappy Philadelphia company supplies table umbrellas to John's 606 Bar & Grill, at Third and South Streets; beach umbrellas to the Showboat...
November 18, 2000 |
Msgr. John B. Fee, 79, pastor emeritus at St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church in the Mayfair section of Northeast Philadelphia, died Thursday at his home at Villa St. Joseph in Darby. Born in Philadelphia, Msgr. Fee attended both public and Catholic elementary schools, and Northeast Catholic High School. He went on to St. Francis Xavier Commercial School, Aquinas College, and St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood. Ordained in 1937, Msgr. Fee taught at St. Thomas More High School from 1937 to 1942.
January 5, 2007 |
Commonwealth Court has refused to legalize five towering billboards that have stood atop a cluster of Frankford Avenue businesses for decades, ruling instead the signs have long been barred and must come down. Clear Channel, owner of the billboards in Mayfair, had argued that they should be allowed to remain, based on a one-year permit that was issued in 1949. Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson, writing for a three-judge panel, found that there was no hardship at the property, which stands on Frankford near Tyson and which houses a public storage facility, an income-tax office, and a luncheonette.
November 1, 1986 |
Cloaked in a black cape and a ghoul mask, a man played a trick and got a treat yesterday. The man pointed a gun at a teller at a savings and loan in Mayfair and escaped with more than $100,000 in cash, police said. The robbery began shortly after the Commonwealth Federal Savings & Loan Association at 7149 Frankford Ave. opened for business. An armored car had just made a delivery of cash to the bank, which was why there was such a large amount of money on hand, police said.
February 21, 2012 |
A white, Mercury Grand Marquis plowed into the front porch of a rowhome in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia this morning. A female in the car was taken to Aria Health System in Torresdale, but the extent of her injuries was unknown. The car with green top rammed the front of a shared porch of two homes on the 3000 block of Tyson Avenue, but did not penetrate inside. Rather, the car appeared to have been in a collision with another car at Tyson Ave. and Crispin St. The crash sent the car running onto a lawn, then continuing onto a second lawn where it took down a plastic fence before coming to a rest at the home.
August 13, 2011
A 34-year-old man was shot early Saturday during an argument inside a Mayfair home, police said. Police responded to reports of a shooting around 1:25 a.m. and found the victim lying on the ground outside at 6300 Frankford Avenue. He had been shot in the left thigh and the lower back, police said. Witnesses told police the man was shot inside a home on the 3100 block of Levick Street by man in a green T-shirt and blue jeans who then fled westbound on Levick and southbound on Hawthorne Street.
June 13, 2007
A little bit of Merion lies nestled off Frankford Avenue in the heart of the Great Northeast. It's very little: One single block lined with stately sycamores and populated by a stately variety of Tudor-style homes with immaculate flowering gardens. And as residents describe it, it's more Mayberry than Mayfair. "It's almost nauseating how nice it is," says Elizabeth Ward, a nurse-practitioner and nursing instructor who moved with her husband onto the 3200 block of Brighton Street nine years ago. "It's perfect-perfect living.
September 14, 1998 |
When he was a boy, Richard E. McKenna dreamed of one day owning a bar - just like his granddad. As an adult, he dreamed of one day moving to Cape May. McKenna, who made both his dreams come true with McKenna's Bar in Mayfair and the Sea Mist residential resort in Cape May, died Thursday after a five-month battle with cancer. He was 56 and died in his Cape May home surrounded by his wife, daughter, dog and cats. "Our grandfather was in the business when we were coming up," said Joseph McKenna, a brother.
April 3, 2002 |
It was payback time last night in Mayfair - at Callahan's Irish Pub on Frankford Avenue, to be exact. Mayor Street and an entourage of staffers trekked up there to explain a special blight-fighting program designed for the area. Area residents want aggressive code enforcement against people who let the weeds grow hip-high, abandon homes, scrawl tags on walls, and don't clean up after their dogs. And they want it fast. So their representative, Councilwoman Joan Krajewski, and her staff came up with the $2 million plan in the midst of the battle between Street and some City Council members over his $295 million bond deal to target blight.
October 23, 2015
A 24-year-old man was shot to death Wednesday night in the city's Mayfair section, police said. The shooting occurred around 9:30 p.m. in the area of Princeton Avenue and Walker Street, police said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. No arrests were reported. - Robert Moran