May 23, 1988 |
The Pennsylvania grand dragon blamed outside agitators for the "pitched battle in the streets" during the Ku Klux Klan march Saturday in which a police officer was injured and six were arrested in a tiny Delaware County borough. Grand Dragon Rick Fogel, 26, also blamed the Klan's low turnout on Klansmen who couldn't find their way to Parkside, a predominantly white borough of 2,400 outside of Chester, a predominantly black city. Yet the York County resident vowed that the march to commemorate Armed Forces Day would be the first of "a long summer of (Klan)
September 26, 1988 |
It all started with T-shirts. Alarmed by clashes between some Korean merchants and black customers in West Philadelphia, Jason Y. Kim, a Korean businessman, persuaded one Korean store owner to donate T-shirts to Jesse Jackson's local campaign workers and the Mantua Community Center's jump-rope team. Jimmy Allen, director of Mantua Community Planners, a referral agency, said that gesture had helped him to realize that Koreans and blacks could work together. It was to Allen that Kim broached the idea of investing in some community projects.
June 25, 2010 |
An auto insurance company is holding a promotional event today in Parkside where it is offering 99 cents per gallon gasoline until 2 p.m. The gas event, sponsored by Infinity Insurance, will be held at the Mobil station at 1501 N. 52nd Street and there is a ten gallon limit per customer. The station is accepting cash only, the insurance company said in a news release.
September 11, 1997 |
For the first time in recent memory, law-abiding residents outnumbered the drug dealers at 50th and Thompson streets, an intersection well-known for drug peddling. "They start selling drugs at about 11 o'clock in the morning, and they go into the wee hours," said Darren Brown, 30, who's lived all his life in the Parkside section of West Philadelphia. But last night, the drug dealers, whom Brown says flock here by the dozens, had to take a night off. In their place were about 70 residents who gathered to listen to anti-drug activist C.B. Kimmins, City Councilman Frank Rizzo, One Day At A Time executive director Stephen Pina and others talk about how they could rid their neighborhood of the drug vermin.
January 30, 2003
IRONIC BUT TRUE: the collapse of Mel Simon's proposed entertainment complex at Penn's Landing has provided Fairmount Park with a grand opportunity. So seize it: The Fairmount Park Commission should pave the way for the Please Touch Museum to move into - and renovate - the moldering wreck that is Memorial Hall. That would not only save the 1876 Centennial landmark but also make it a popular destination, rather than the common drive-by question: "What's that building over there?"
August 31, 2001 |
A 55-year-old grandmother with a warm smile, a passion for fishing, and a fierce independent streak was shot and killed yesterday while walking home from her late shift at United Parcel Service. Jeanne DeAngelo was gunned down about 4 a.m. in the 1300 block of Belmont Avenue, in front of an elementary school - just steps from her rowhouse on Leidy Avenue in the Parkside section of the city. Shot in the chest, throat and leg, she was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said DeAngelo was the victim of an apparent robbery: Her trademark red-and-white duffel bag - which family members said she carried everywhere - was missing when her body was found.
December 29, 1998 |
A man who was critically wounded along with former Heisman Trophy winner Michael Rozier two years ago was fatally shot yesterday when he answered the door of a Parkside home. Bart Merrill, 35, whose address was unknown, was gunned down about 10 a.m. at 1487 Greenwood Ave., Camden County Prosecutor Lee A. Solomon said. Neighbors heard the shots and called police, Solomon said. Merrill was rushed to Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival, according to Solomon.
September 8, 1993 |
The mother of the baby John R. Rooney shook to death said she would welcome him back into her home and marry him. Carmella Swanson, whom Rooney had been convicted of assaulting, said that she loved Rooney but that he needed to be locked up. The judge said Rooney's troubled past made such an incident inevitable - and necessitated a stiff sentence. Rooney, 34, of Parkside, was sentenced to 2 1/2 to 5 years in state prison for shaking his 10-week-old daughter to death in January.
April 28, 1988 |
Ku Klux Klansmen, clad in white robes and other regalia, plan to march in a tiny, nearly all-white town outside Chester on May 21, the KKK's Pennsylvania grand dragon said yesterday. State KKK leader Rick Fogel, of York County, said the gathering in Parkside was one of a series of "education and recruitment drives" intended to influence political leaders. "We're just trying to stand up for the rights of the middle-class people, the white Christian patriots of America," Fogel said.
June 12, 2002
I WOULD like to respond to the article (June 6) on vandalism on Edgewood Street in Southwest Philadelphia. I live on that block. We are living a nightmare. Letters have been sent to the mayor's office, police chief, City Council, state representatives, to no avail. Problems like this do not just go away. Calling someone the "N" word and writing it on personal property should not be taken lightly. This opens the doors to all kinds of hate crimes. This is domestic terrorism right in our own backyard.