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May 23, 1988 | By KITTY CAPARELLA, Daily News Staff Writer
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)
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September 26, 1988 | By Roy H. Campbell, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
June 25, 2010 | Daily News staff report
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.  
NEWS
January 13, 2016
A 26-year-old woman was in critical condition after being shot Monday in the Parkside section of West Philadelphia, police said. Shortly after 5:30 p.m. in the 5100 block of West Thompson Street, the woman was shot once in her right side. Police transported her to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Police believe the shooter was a 24-year-old man who lives on the block and is the brother of the victim's ex-boyfriend, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. The suspect was not in custody Monday night.
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September 24, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
THE ROUNDTREE family gathered on Kershaw Street on Tuesday night, trying to make sense of an unspeakable tragedy, a fatal feud between brothers. They sat together on the porch of a home near the corner of 51st Street, the same home in Parkside where Jacquell Roundtree lost his life. Tuesday night, police were scouring the city for the man who allegedly pulled the trigger: Dominic Roundtree, the victim's younger brother. The men's father and sister were both inside the home about 7:15 Monday night when they heard the gunfire, a family member said Tuesday night.
NEWS
April 26, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Parkside man accused of shooting a Philadelphia police officer in the arm Thursday night was charged Friday with attempted murder and related offenses. The injured 19th District bicycle patrol officer, Daniel Kostick, was released from the hospital Friday afternoon. His alleged assailant, identified as William Nobblen, 35, remains at Hahnemann University Hospital in serious condition. Police characterized the case as a drug-related investigation. A law enforcement source said Nobblen had been driving a van in Parkside around 10 p.m. Thursday when Kostick, on patrol, noticed he was driving erratically with smoke seeping from the van. Though he lost sight of the van, Kostick later saw Nobblen on foot on the 5000 block of Master Street, police said, and approached him on his bike.
NEWS
September 11, 1997 | by Mark Angeles, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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?"
NEWS
August 31, 2001 | By Monica Yant Kinney and Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
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.
NEWS
December 29, 1998 | By John Way Jennings, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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NEWS
January 13, 2016
A 26-year-old woman was in critical condition after being shot Monday in the Parkside section of West Philadelphia, police said. Shortly after 5:30 p.m. in the 5100 block of West Thompson Street, the woman was shot once in her right side. Police transported her to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Police believe the shooter was a 24-year-old man who lives on the block and is the brother of the victim's ex-boyfriend, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. The suspect was not in custody Monday night.
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September 24, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
THE ROUNDTREE family gathered on Kershaw Street on Tuesday night, trying to make sense of an unspeakable tragedy, a fatal feud between brothers. They sat together on the porch of a home near the corner of 51st Street, the same home in Parkside where Jacquell Roundtree lost his life. Tuesday night, police were scouring the city for the man who allegedly pulled the trigger: Dominic Roundtree, the victim's younger brother. The men's father and sister were both inside the home about 7:15 Monday night when they heard the gunfire, a family member said Tuesday night.
NEWS
July 5, 2015
Police say they have identified the man they say shot at a police officer Wednesday night in the Parkside neighborhood of Camden. Victor Bennett, 21, of Camden, shot Officer Prince Reed around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Camden County Police Department said Friday in a news release. The U.S. Marshal's Service is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to his arrest, according to the release. Bennett is described as a 6-foot-2 black man, weighing 195 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
NEWS
April 26, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Parkside man accused of shooting a Philadelphia police officer in the arm Thursday night was charged Friday with attempted murder and related offenses. The injured 19th District bicycle patrol officer, Daniel Kostick, was released from the hospital Friday afternoon. His alleged assailant, identified as William Nobblen, 35, remains at Hahnemann University Hospital in serious condition. Police characterized the case as a drug-related investigation. A law enforcement source said Nobblen had been driving a van in Parkside around 10 p.m. Thursday when Kostick, on patrol, noticed he was driving erratically with smoke seeping from the van. Though he lost sight of the van, Kostick later saw Nobblen on foot on the 5000 block of Master Street, police said, and approached him on his bike.
NEWS
July 30, 2013 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Alicia Mitchell's two teenage cousins went missing from her Parkside home, she frantically flagged down an officer walking nearby. The officer, a member of a Camden County police force that has blanketed the neighborhood since April, comforted her and searched for the girls. A second officer took a missing person's report. With cellphones plastered to their ears, Mitchell and the officer called the teenagers' friends. An hour later, the pair, who have lived with Mitchell since their father died from a seafood allergy, walked back into the house.
NEWS
June 15, 2013 | By Sean Carlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
In an effort to add classrooms to the Knowledge A to Z (KATZ) Academy Charter School in Camden, the city Planning Board approved a proposal Thursday that would eliminate a pool in the Parkside Boys and Girls Club, which houses the school. The school wants to fill in the pool to make room for seven classrooms, bringing its total to 15. The extra classrooms could add 112 students, said Marcella Dalsey, president and cofounder of the charter. The school now has 135 students in the Parkside building and 60 at a former school in the city's Rosedale section.
NEWS
April 6, 2013
A 27-year-old motorcyclist was killed in an accident in the city's Parkside section Thursday night, police said. The man was riding south on Belmont Avenue shortly after 7 p.m. when he was struck by a northbound red Dodge Durango making a left turn onto Parkside Avenue, police said. The motorcyclist was taken the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he later died, police said. The accident is under investigation. - Robert Moran  
NEWS
November 11, 2011 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Camden's Parkside neighborhood will receive a $921,900 grant for affordable housing and to develop the new Haddon Avenue Transit Village, which is to include a pharmacy, wellness center, and spa, the state Department of Community Affairs has announced. At least 60 percent of the money - from the Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program - must go toward housing and economic development. The remainder may be used for support services and other projects that promote neighborhood revitalization.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2010 | By LARI ROBLING, For the Daily News
The next neighborhood renaissance looks like it's arriving at Parkside. There's the Please Touch Museum, a new supermarket mall and now Le Cochon Noir, an upscale barbecue restaurant with live blues and jazz as well as local art shows. Owner Jamal Parker said, "I look at Parkside as moving in the direction of Manayunk or Northern Liberties. To have a space like this directly across from Fairmount Park is an amazing opportunity - I couldn't touch a property in New York across from Central Park.
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