June 20, 2013 |
Hello there! It was early afternoon the first day at the Sea Isle City house that 10 friends had rented for summer 2009, and Steve already had his toes in the sand. Laura arrived after work and knew the handsome man sitting on a beach towel had to be Steve; he was the only housemate she hadn't met. They introduced themselves and shook hands. Steve was drawn to her beautiful smile, and that made him nervous. "I thought she was out of my league," the Ridley native said.
January 15, 2013 |
FOR ALMOST five years, Algernong Allen III worked hard to transform Elena's Soul Lounge into a place that embraced the changing Cedar Park community in West Philadelphia. The diversity was clear in the eclectic mix of artists who performed at the Baltimore Avenue club, ranging from jazz to punk rock to hip-hop. The community has returned that support in the weeks since a fire ripped through the three-story building on Christmas Eve, destroying the business. Neighbors and friends have posted supportive messages on the bar's Facebook page and community message boards.
August 29, 2012 |
Members of a violent gang that staged home invasions at the residences of five Asian business owners were sentenced Tuesday in Philadelphia. The gang targeted the nail salon owners in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, said Robert Livermore, Assistant U.S. Attorney. Several of the gang members, including Thach Van Nguyen, 34, of Wall Township, N.J., had formerly worked in the nail salon business. "He knew three of the owners and had been to their homes," Livermore said.
August 29, 2012 |
Members of a violent gang that staged home invasions at the residences of five business owners were sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Philadelphia. The gang targeted Asian nail-salon owners in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, said Robert Livermore, assistant U.S. attorney. Several of the gang members, including Thach Van Nguyen, 34, of Wall Township, N.J., had formerly worked in the nail-salon business. "He knew three of the owners and had been to their homes," Livermore said.
August 5, 2012
Philadelphia police are searching for the gunman who was caught on surveillance video during two violent West Philadelphia nail salon stick-ups. A store camera appears to have caught a clean shot of the man, Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives said. Around 11 a.m. Thursday, the gunman burst into the Myly Nail Salon on the 6200 block Lansdowne Avenue and pointed a small handgun at the store owner as she was working on a customer. He told the woman "to shut up unless you want to die," Walker said, before fleeing with $100.
August 5, 2012
Philadelphia Police are searching for a suspect caught on surveillance camera during two violent West Philadelphia nail salon stick-ups. A store surveillance camera appears to have caught a clean shot of the suspect in the two hold-ups, said Lt. John Walker, of Southwest Detectives. Around 11 a.m., Thursday, the gunmen burst into the Myly Nail Salon on the 6200 block Lansdowne Avenue, and put a small black handgun to the store owner as she was working on a customer. The gunman told the woman "to shut up unless you want to die," Walker said, before fleeing with $100.
June 29, 2012 |
Faculty and students of St. William's School, in Lawncrest, haven't had much to cheer about lately. The Archdiocese decided to close the small school and send its pupils to St. Cecilia's, in Fox Chase. But a ray of sunshine lit up flagging spirits this spring when a shy 10-year-old girl named Josephine Nguyen won first-place honors out of 1.4 million students who competed in the nationwide "First in Math" competition. When it appeared that Josephine was going to prevail, a sign went up in front of the school, at Rising Sun Avenue and Devereaux Street, to let the world know, and faculty and fellow fourth-grade students had something to cheer.
June 15, 2012 |
A proposed "flagship Walgreens" store modeled on similar stores on New York's Wall Street and Chicago's Michigan Avenue has won city zoning approval for the three-story, 26,000-square-foot former Borders bookstore at Broad and Chestnut Streets in Center City, said Larry Steinberg, the real estate broker who runs Fameco's Center City office. As with Marshall's recent decision to lease a vacant Staples at 1046 Market, the move by Walgreen Co. marks another mass-market chain's expansion in Center City, an aging office center that's increasingly popular as a residential neighborhood.
January 16, 2011 |
TUCSON, Ariz. - The scene of the crime is a suburban strip mall as typical as any in America. Anchored by the Safeway, it includes a Walgreens, a florist, a dry cleaner, a nail salon, a pizzeria, a barber shop, a cell-phone store, and, reflecting the neighborhood's many retirees, a place to buy hearing aids. "Arizona is kind of a hotbed right now, but this could have happened anywhere," said Jeff Edwards, a driver for the florist. "Tucson should be known for our nice weather, not this.