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August 7, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, Staff Writer
The former Nabisco plant at Roosevelt Boulevard and Woodhaven Roads in Northeast Philadelphia - where cookies and crackers were baked for decades - has been sold to a partnership for $10.2 million, according to Richard Gorodesky, senior vice president of commercial real estate services firm Colliers International. The buyers of the 27.5-acre site are Provco Group of Villanova and MCB Real Estate of Baltimore, Gorodesky said. Plans call for razing the nine-story baking facility and an adjoining two-story structure, he said.
NEWS
June 28, 2016
A man stole a Honda Accord from another man at gun-point Sunday evening in Northeast Philadelphia. The carjacking happened at around 7:45 p.m. at Emerald and E. Atlantic Streets in Harrowgate, police said. The driver of the gold 1996 Accord with Pennsylvania tags was not injured. The suspect is a black male, 5-foot-6 with a beard and wearing a blue t-shirt and jeans. No further information was available Sunday night. Michaelle Bond
NEWS
September 4, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
A bicyclist died after an overnight hit-and-run crash in Northeast Philadelphia. The victim, identified as 42-year-old Matthew Matteson, was riding his bike in the northbound bicycle lane on the 5700 block of Frankford Avenue, on the border of the city's Mayfair and Wissinoming sections, when he was struck at about 12:45 a.m. Friday, Philadelphia police said. The driver, who was also heading north, fled the scene after the crash. Police said later Friday that a person of interest was being questioned.
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February 6, 2015 | BY BARBARA LAKER, Daily News Staff Writer lakerb@phillynews.com, 215-854-5933
IN A BEAT-UP maroon Toyota Corolla, Carol Rostucher drives slowly up Kensington Avenue, the street of tortured souls lost in heroin's handgrip. She scans the young faces, the ones with the faraway eyes of self-disgust. One of them might be her son, Drew, a handsome 25-year-old. He was her first-born, once an athletic, artistic "social butterfly. " She knows he is out here. "As long as he's breathing, there is hope," she says. Garbage bags filled with blankets, hats, gloves and feet warmers cover the back seat.
NEWS
September 29, 2014 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
MACUELIZO, Honduras - "My dad died. I don't know my mother," said Gilberto Perdomo, 22, as he slalomed a white minivan around potholes on a rutted dirt road. Nicknamed "Chango," Spanish slang for monkey , Perdomo is among the oldest orphans at Amigos de Jesus, a children's home created here by a Catholic priest, a dedicated lay couple, and with faith-driven support - all from greater Philadelphia. The Christian cross atop the hill at the Honduran home's 42-acre campus is a Villanova University creation.
NEWS
February 13, 1991 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / WILLIAM F. STEINMETZ
SHE LOVES YOU THIS MUCH. With Valentine's Day fluttering closer, Lorraine Gioioso, 26, of Northeast Philadelphia, loaded up yesterday at Shane Candies, Front and Market Streets.
NEWS
August 8, 2011 | By Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael Joseph Strange was a Navy SEAL, an accomplished triathlete, and a striver already studying for a post-military career as a nurse. But when his life was cut short Saturday in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, relatives say, he was doing exactly what he set out to do seven years ago: protecting his country. "He was an ordinary Philly kid who loved his cheesesteaks and loved the Eagles," said Strange's aunt Maggie O'Brien, who was among dozens of relatives and friends who gathered to grieve over the weekend at his mother's Northeast Philadelphia rowhouse.
BUSINESS
January 8, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
As protesting UberBlack drivers yelled complaints outside Uber's headquarters near the Philadelphia International Airport on Wednesday, their lawyers filed a wage-and-hour lawsuit against Uber. The complaint, filed in Common Pleas Court in Philadelphia, says the drivers are not receiving overtime pay, or, in some cases, not earning minimum wage. The suit also says they are misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees. "Shame on Uber!" about 60 drivers shouted, as some carried signs saying "Limousines Are Endangered Species" and "UberBlack - Everyone's Poverty Driver.
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September 8, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
The Food and Drug Administration has cited the former Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. drug-manufacturing plant in Northeast Philadelphia with "significant violations" of good manufacturing practices for pharmaceuticals. The FDA sent a "warning letter" to the plant's new owner, Frontida BioPharm in Exton, which on June 3bought manufacturing plants at 1100 Orthodox Street in Philadelphia and in Aurora, Ill., along with 15 pharmaceutical products. Financial terms were not disclosed. The FDA last year inspected the Orthodox Street facility, between June 15, and July 17, 2015, then owned by Mutual Pharmaceutical, a subsidiary of Sun Pharma.
NEWS
September 4, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
A bicyclist died after an overnight hit-and-run crash in Northeast Philadelphia. The victim, identified as 42-year-old Matthew Matteson, was riding his bike in the northbound bicycle lane on the 5700 block of Frankford Avenue, on the border of the city's Mayfair and Wissinoming sections, when he was struck at about 12:45 a.m. Friday, Philadelphia police said. The driver, who was also heading north, fled the scene after the crash. Police said later Friday that a person of interest was being questioned.
NEWS
August 7, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, Staff Writer
The former Nabisco plant at Roosevelt Boulevard and Woodhaven Roads in Northeast Philadelphia - where cookies and crackers were baked for decades - has been sold to a partnership for $10.2 million, according to Richard Gorodesky, senior vice president of commercial real estate services firm Colliers International. The buyers of the 27.5-acre site are Provco Group of Villanova and MCB Real Estate of Baltimore, Gorodesky said. Plans call for razing the nine-story baking facility and an adjoining two-story structure, he said.
NEWS
July 30, 2016
The body of a 70-year-old man was found lying face down on a soccer field in Northeast Philadelphia on Thursday, according to police. Police did not identify the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. They said his body was found on a field near Roosevelt Boulevard and Southampton Road around 2:06 p.m. Authorities did not specify a cause of death or say whether foul play was suspected. - Chris Palmer  
NEWS
July 18, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, STAFF WRITER
A 15-year-old girl was shot just before 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the Oxford Circle section of Northeast Philadelphia, police said. The girl was shot once in the left buttock while outside on the 5900 block of Horrocks Street, near the intersection with Van Kirk Street, according to preliminary information from Philadelphia Police. The girl was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, where she was listed in stable condition. No arrest was immediately made. jlai@phillynews.com 856-779-3220 @elaijuh
NEWS
June 28, 2016
A man stole a Honda Accord from another man at gun-point Sunday evening in Northeast Philadelphia. The carjacking happened at around 7:45 p.m. at Emerald and E. Atlantic Streets in Harrowgate, police said. The driver of the gold 1996 Accord with Pennsylvania tags was not injured. The suspect is a black male, 5-foot-6 with a beard and wearing a blue t-shirt and jeans. No further information was available Sunday night. Michaelle Bond
NEWS
June 13, 2016 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
The architects Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown famously claimed there are two kinds of buildings in this world: ducks and decorated sheds. The duck conveys its function through its form, and the decorated shed uses ornament and signage to communicate its purpose. The Ott Camera building in Northeast Philadelphia's Oxford Circle neighborhood is both a duck and a decorated shed. Until the business closed in March, this diminutive Castor Avenue landmark was the home of a camera-supply store founded in 1948 by Joseph C. Ott, and operated for many years by his son, Robert.
NEWS
May 19, 2016
A 28-year-old man was found dead Tuesday afternoon in the Wissinoming section of Northeast Philadelphia, police said. The man, who was shot once in the back of his head, was found in the rear of a residence on the 4600 block of Higbee Street about 12:30 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police did not release the man's name. Two guns were recovered from the scene, but no arrest has been made. The investigation is ongoing. - Julie Shaw
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.
NEWS
February 28, 2016 | STAFF REPORT
Police on Friday arrested a man accused of shooting his brother to death in a Northeast Philadelphia apartment. William Shields, 33, was charged with murder and possession of an instrument of crime, police said. Police said Shields shot his brother, James Stevens, 50, in Stevens' apartment on the 3100 block of Woodhaven Road on Thursday night. About 10:50 p.m., officers had responded to a radio call of a "person with a gun" inside the apartment. They found Stevens suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.
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