July 20, 2013
Hundreds of thousands of Philadelphians and visitors filled the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and its environs during Independence Day celebrations earlier this month. But while the boulevard between City Hall and the Art Museum has hosted that and other major festivities, its hair-raising, multilane traffic discourages recreation at other times. So it's a welcome development that starting this week, for the first time in decades, the parking lot within Eakins Oval, the eight-acre common at the foot of the museum, has been transformed into a "Park on the Parkway.
July 19, 2013 |
A 16-year-old from Edgewater Park is charged with killing a Gloucester Township man this week in an attempted robbery, authorities said Wednesday. Lamar Ortiz, 20, of the Autumn Ridge Apartments, was shot around 9:30 p.m. Monday in the complex's parking lot on Little Gloucester Road, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and Gloucester Township police said. Ortiz had been under police investigation in the alleged illegal sale of firearms at the complex, the Prosecutor's Office said.
July 18, 2013 |
Authorities are investigating a shooting that killed a Gloucester Township man and sent another man to the hospital at an apartment complex in Blackwood on Monday night. Lamar Ortiz, 20, of the Autumn Ridge Apartments on Little Gloucester Road, was shot multiple times in the parking lot of the complex just before 9:30 p.m. He was pronounced dead at Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Stratford at 10:35 p.m. An 18-year-old Marlton man was grazed by a bullet and taken to a hospital. His injuries were minor.
July 14, 2013
A WOMAN gave birth inside a car in a parking lot on Broad Street in North Philadelphia last night. Police and medics were called to the parking lot at the Rent-a-Center on Broad near St. Lukes about 8:30 p.m., according to fire communications and police radio. Medics responded and took the mother and the new baby to Temple University Hospital in good condition, according to fire radio.
July 12, 2013 |
Camden's only chain supermarket, in the southern tip of the city, is not just a place to get food and paper towels. It is a place where many of this impoverished city's 77,000 residents say they look forward to going to catch up with friends and neighbors. A safe haven for adults. But the mood outside the Pathmark on Wednesday was just like the gray clouds looming over the store's parking lot. Shoppers were commiserating with each other and employees over the news that the long-standing store will shut its doors for good in September.
July 11, 2013 |
BEIRUT - A bomb detonated in a supermarket parking lot in the mostly Shiite southern suburbs of Beirut on Tuesday, injuring at least 18 people and stirring fears that sectarian tensions unleashed by the conflict in neighboring Syria are reaching Lebanon's capital. The Bir al-Abed area, where the explosion occurred, is a stronghold for the Shiite Hezbollah group, Lebanon's most powerful political and military force. The attack came after weeks of rising tensions spurred by the group's deepening entanglement in the Syrian war. Live footage from the scene showed blazing fires, a huge cloud of smoke and a six-foot-wide crater in the ground.
June 19, 2013
THE "FAITH-HEALING" mother charged with murdering her baby by not getting him medical care has the money to bail herself out of jail but must wait until Friday to learn if a judge will let her do so. Catherine Schaible's family and church members have come up with $25,000, or 10 percent of her $250,000 bail, attorney Mythri Jayaraman told Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner yesterday. Lerner agreed to postpone his decision on whether to allow Schaible to post bail until Friday, when he will hear more evidence from Jayaraman and a counterargument from Assistant District Attorney Joanne Pescatore.
June 12, 2013
The Daily News covers the Open: Check out PhillyDailyNews.com's U.S. Open page for our coverage of the tournament at Merion . THE ASSIGNMENT was concise when it was handed to me last week, stating: Cooney - Mickelson. The day at Merion Golf Club would apparently be a simple one, which would include following the world's No. 10 player, Phil Mickelson, through a practice round, asking a few questions at a news conference, probably watching some other players and then writing a story about Lefty's preparation and mindset and all the other subjects that appear more important to golfers than other professional athletes.
June 11, 2013 |
The USGA said Monday that it was forced to close the Rose Tree Park (Red lot) parking area at Merion Golf Club until further notice because of the rainy weather. The USGA said all U.S. Open spectators should use the PPL Park (Blue lot) area in Chester, where shuttle buses will transport spectators to Merion. The association urged spectators to use SEPTA, either the Norristown High Speed Line, which has a stop at Ardmore Avenue, near Merion, or the Rosemont station of the Paoli-Thorndale regional rail line.
May 25, 2013 |
Susanne Bier, the Danish director who emerged from Lars von Trier's militantly minimalist Dogma school, is hardly known for her rom-coms. Damaged war veterans, paralyzed accident victims, dark family secrets . . . not exactly a laff riot. And so, while Love Is All You Need has a certain feel-good Hollywood vibe (if the English-language remake isn't in development as we speak, then I'll eat my muesli right now), it also has breast cancer and betrayal and not-gladly-suffered fools going for it, too. The movie stars the quite wonderful Trine Dyrholm as Ida, a beautician recovering from chemotherapy and a mastectomy - and from finding her husband (Kim Bodnia)