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July 6, 1998 | By Mike Pascual-Zebe, FOR THE INQUIRER
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...
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November 18, 2000 | By Huntly Collins, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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January 5, 2007 | By Kristen A. Graham INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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November 1, 1986 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
February 21, 2012 | Staff Report
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.
NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
September 14, 1998 | by Leon Taylor, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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April 3, 2002 | By Cynthia Burton INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
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  
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July 18, 2016 | Jonathan Lai, STAFF WRITER
A man was shot to death Saturday night during a fight outside a restaurant in Mayfair, police said. The shooting occurred shortly before 8:30 p.m. outside Reale's Restaurant and Bar on the 7200 block of Frankford Avenue, according to preliminary information from Philadelphia Police. A 34-year-old man was shot once in the neck and once in the chest during an altercation with another man, police said. The victim, whose name was not immediately released, was pronounced dead at the scene.
NEWS
July 17, 2016
Philadelphia police were investigating the discovery of a woman's body in the trunk of a car Friday afternoon in the city's Mayfair section. The body was found shortly before 1 p.m. in the 7500 block of Leon Street, police said. There was no immediate word on the woman's identity or cause of death. - Robert Moran  
NEWS
July 15, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan and Jason Nark, STAFF WRITERS
After a turbulent week of Black Lives Matter protests, rallies to support Philadelphia police were held Wednesday evening in Roxborough and Mayfair. Meanwhile, a planned Black Lives Matter march in Center City late in the afternoon fizzled when only a dozen people showed up. In the evening, at Cottman and Frankford Avenues, several hundred people participated in a "Back the Blue" demonstration, waving U.S. flags and urging passing motorists to honk their horns in support of the police.
BUSINESS
June 10, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
Philadelphia will soon use a new tool to separate cyclists from moving cars: other cars. For about half a mile on Ryan Avenue, between Lexington and Rowland Avenues in the Mayfair neighborhood, parallel parking space will be moved about 14 feet from the curb to make room for a bike lane in each direction. When the change is completed by August, city officials said, cyclists in the area will travel adjacent to the curb, separated from car traffic by parked cars and a four-foot buffer zone marked with flexible posts.
NEWS
June 3, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, STAFF WRITER
Brazen burglars who broke into a Mayfair house Tuesday afternoon were surprised when the resident – an off-duty Philadelphia police officer – returned home and interrupted the heist. The officer, an eight-year veteran assigned to the 12th District whose identity was not released by police, fired his gun once during the ordeal, but nobody was injured, police said. The alleged burglars, Ricky Mosley, 37, and Lynel Henry, 22, were apprehended after a brief pursuit and were charged with burglary, trespass and related offenses.
NEWS
June 2, 2016
Man dies after falling onto I-95 An unidentified man died Tuesday morning after falling onto I-95 from a pedestrian overpass into Penn's Landing. The man, in his 40s, fell onto the highway from the South Street pedestrian overpass shortly after 9:30 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene 10 minutes later. Southbound traffic near the overpass was briefly shut down. - Emily Babay Man killed by train in Bucks An unidentified man was struck and killed by a CSX freight train at the Langhorne Train Station in Bucks County early Tuesday morning.
NEWS
June 2, 2016
Police on Tuesday were investigating a series of tire slashings reported in the city's Mayfair section. Eleven vehicles were vandalized along Tyson Avenue in the 2900, 3000, and 3400 blocks. Police first responded to the reported tire slashings about 5:20 a.m. Tuesday in the 2900 block of Tyson. Police recovered surveillance video that shows an unidentified male puncture a tire on a Ford F-150 around 11 p.m. Monday. Police estimated the total damage was about $2,500. - Robert Moran  
NEWS
May 17, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Joseph Paul Diviny, 89, a longtime science teacher in Philadelphia's public schools, died Monday, May 9, of esophageal cancer at his home in Mayfair. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Diviny worked as a boy in the 1930s selling fruit and vegetables from a horse-drawn cart on the streets of Kensington. "One of his favorite tasks was to feed the horse a carrot at lunchtime. His grandchildren marveled at this recollection of much simpler times in Philadelphia," his family said in a remembrance.
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