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.
August 12, 2013 |
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Rutgers University's storied grease trucks are pulling up stakes from Parking Lot 8 after about 20 years. By the end of Aug. 15, they have to vacate the premises. Contrary to rumor, they won't be gone. Rutgers spokesman E.J. Miranda said the university was in discussions with the owners of the five trucks to offer them space in other locations on Rutgers' various campuses. The university wants the land for a new, 500-bed student residence with retail space.
August 9, 2013 |
Despite an outcry by preservationists and site neighbors, a parking lot proposed for Haddonfield's historic district has moved one more step closer to reality. The borough Planning Board gave its approval Tuesday night to the lot that the First Church of Christ, Scientist wants to create. The vote was 4-2. "We were grateful for the opportunity to speak before the Planning Board," said Rich Meyers, cochair of the church's real estate and insurance committee, "and we look forward to continuing the process with the zoning board.
August 6, 2013 |
A controversial parking lot proposed for Haddonfield's historic district will go before the borough Planning Board on Tuesday. The First Church of Christ, Scientist, on Kings Highway East has long wanted to turn property it bought several years ago adjacent to the church into a parking lot for its congregation. The Haddonfield Historic Preservation Commission recently cleared the proposal to advance to the Planning Board. The church has made some compromises in its original proposal.
August 5, 2013 |
HONOLULU - I am in the middle of a fearful seethe of fuming autos, their brake lights winking like embers in the onrushing twilight. It's a jam session, and I have made a dreadful tactical error. I have arrived here on a Friday afternoon, and now I am attempting to drive from the airport to my hotel just as the evening rush hour wave is cresting. The driver of a red Toyota, her eyes surrounded by crow's feet of cheerfulness, motions me to merge in front of her onto the freeway. I roll down my window to wave my thanks, and I'm struck by the absence of a sound.
July 22, 2013 |
Eight women were seriously injured early Saturday after a car drove through a crowd in the parking lot of a nightclub in Bustleton after a brawl, Philadelphia police said. Police arrived just before 3 a.m. at the parking lot of the Studio 98 nightclub, at 9859 Bustleton Ave., less than half a mile south of Red Lion Road. Police said that they still were sorting out details but that, after a brawl, a group of men and women got into a silver Jeep Cherokee, then drove through the crowd, hitting several people.
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.