February 11, 2014 |
THERE'S BEEN a lot of talk - but not much agreement or action - on how to develop two blocks of Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia. The blocks above 50th and 51st streets in the Cedar Park neighborhood have been the subject of two community meetings since November. The latest, a Jan. 30 gathering organized by the Cedar Park Neighbors group and the Baltimore Avenue Business Association, devolved into persistent disruptions and complaints, according to news reports. Visions differ on what to open up on this stretch of Baltimore Avenue, which has two churches, a medical center and some shops.
January 13, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA A 48-inch water main broke Saturday morning, flooding the parking lot of a newly developed North Philadelphia shopping plaza and causing an 80-by-60-foot cave-in, officials said. Multiple stores in Bakers Centre, which cost $58 million to build on the 3400 block of Fox Street in an industrial area and onetime food desert, were closed Saturday after 13 million gallons of water gushed through. The main broke about 4:30 a.m., and Philadelphia Water Department workers arrived to shut the pipe down by 6:20, spokesman John DiGiulio said.
December 10, 2013 |
Just beyond the stands at the south end of Lincoln Financial Field, the wide lanes of I-95 had become a parking lot by early afternoon on Sunday, a parking lot interrupted by the more-than-occasional muffled collision. Inside the stadium, there was another pileup taking place in the snow as the Eagles blundered through a terrible first half against the Lions, and didn't start the second half much better. "Around the second quarter, it got pretty cold," tight end James Casey admitted after the Eagles came alive to beat Detroit, 34-20.
December 4, 2013 |
CAMDEN A Marine Reservist who was trying to break up a fight in a Camden parking lot was shot to death early Sunday. Camden County Police investigators said Timothy Loper Jr., 27, of Pine Hill, died from a gunshot wound to his back that pierced his heart at Second and Spruce Streets at 2:46 a.m. Police said Loper, who according to his father served four years in the Marines as a corporal, saw a fight in the parking lot of the 20 Horse Tavern and...
November 27, 2013 |
A 21-YEAR-OLD man is being questioned in connection with the deaths of a pregnant 22-year-old woman and her 4-year-old daughter Monday at a Levittown apartment building. Authorities said Marcel Johnson was taken into custody in the parking lot of the Avalon Court apartments on Oxford Valley Road shortly after Ebony Talley and her little girl, R'mani Rankins, were discovered in a fire. Talley was pronounced dead at the scene, while Rankins died at a local hospital. Police said both victims were stabbed, but the cause of death has not been revealed.
October 15, 2013
TOMORROW, one day after the fourth anniversary of the day he mistakenly became a good Samaritan, Douglas Baylor will move one step closer to justice. I doubt that Baylor, 51, thinks helping someone was a mistake, but his good deed started a chain of events resulting in physical pain, mental anguish and financial loss. After kicking around in the courts for a couple of years, Baylor gets a status conference tomorrow in New Jersey Superior Court. The conference is needed, because the judge needs to know if Baylor wants to move ahead with his civil suit without an attorney.
September 28, 2013 |
MALVERN With a DJ in the gym, and an inflatable slide in the parking lot, St. Patrick School looked like a carnival Thursday. And instead of their everyday green uniforms, the pupils were dressed in blue. St. Patrick School was named one of the 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools, an honor bestowed on 50 private and 236 public schools in the country. And that called for a blue palooza. Principal Patricia O'Donnell said the school in Malvern had been notified by the Department of Education over the summer that it might win the award, and she made sure it was ready to celebrate.
September 9, 2013 |
You can smell burgers on the grill from the parking lot and see a team that has won 118 of its last 129 games while fashioning three 12-0 records and capturing six sectional titles in the last 11 seasons. That's why West Deptford is one of the best places in South Jersey to watch a football game. You can walk right into the top row of the stands from the parking lot and then down into the bowl with its rich history and check out that display honoring coach Vince McAneney next to the scoreboard.
August 14, 2013 |
A Bucks County man has been charged with homicide after a 74-year-old man he allegedly beat up in a bar parking lot over a fender-bender in May died of his injuries. Kevin Fitzgerald Kenny, 49, of Fairless Hills, was arraigned Monday in Falls Township on a general count of criminal homicide, the grade of which will be determined in court, and related charges. District Judge Jan Vislosky sent him to the Bucks County prison with bail set at $5 million. John Fleisch, 74, of Fairless Hills, died July 26 at a hospice.
August 13, 2013 |
YOU SHOULD NEVER go back on your word, unless you're Darren Walp, then you should probably go back on all of them. Walp, 33, was arrested for the second time this summer for allegedly screaming racial slurs Saturday while on his way to a country-music concert in Camden. "We never want to see this individual in the city of Camden again," Camden County Police Chief J. Scott Thomson said in a news release. According to Camden County Police, Walp, of Ridley Park, was on his way to the Blake Shelton concert at the Susquehanna Bank Center about 3:30 p.m. when he got out of his red pickup truck at a stoplight at Broadway and Morgan streets to grab a beer from the bed of his truck.