May 29, 2016 |
Sound and fury worthy of a network TV shoot was unleashed Thursday night along the Delaware River in Port Richmond for NBC's reality competition American Warrior Ninja . The show was taped in Philadelphia for the first time since it premiered in 2009. Thursday's event featured 130 contestants and was the first of a two-night shoot that will yield oodles of footage for the eight season premiere on June 1. American Ninja Warrior may not be as sadistic as its precursor - the Japanese show Sasuke, Ninja - but it's a rigorous contest.
May 27, 2016 |
William H. Snyder was a good enough baseball player as a teenager that his high school wouldn't allow him to play. Northeast High School in Philadelphia "didn't play him because he was getting paid in a sandlot league," son William A. said. To show that his father made a splash, the son read from an undated 1940s photo caption in the Evening Bulletin: "Bill Snyder, safe at third, on one of his three stolen bases yesterday, as he pitched Cohocksink to the Northern District junior playground title with a 2-1 victory over East Germantown juniors.
May 11, 2016 |
A Kensington man was in custody after allegedly calling 911 early Monday to say he had strangled his girlfriend and then taking off. The 24-year-old man, who continued speaking with dispatchers while police were looking for him, was apprehended more than a dozen blocks away in Port Richmond. Officers responding to the initial call about 2:15 a.m. found a 28-year-old woman unresponsive on the bed of a second-floor bedroom on the 3200 block of Rorer Street, police said. Medics pronounced her dead at the scene at 2:39 a.m. Her name was not released, and the cause of death was pending an autopsy.
May 8, 2016 |
A Philadelphia police officer was injured in an accident with another vehicle in Port Richmond on Friday afternoon. The crash occurred about 2 p.m. near Aramingo Avenue and Venango Street. Police said a K-9 officer was injured and taken by medics to Temple University Hospital. He was expected to be treated and released. Police said the officer's canine partner was not injured. The other vehicle in the crash had minor damage and no one inside it was injured, police said. email@example.com 215-854-2592 @julieshawphilly
May 5, 2016 |
WHO PRINTED up those fliers about Saints & Sinners? Was it a biddy with the Morals Police, clutching her pearls? A frisky dad who doesn't want his usual brand of sexual encounters going down in the neighborhood where he's raising his kids? A jealous rival of Saints & Sinners, eager to cause trouble? We'll probably never know who in Upper Holmesburg anonymously blew the horn. But we do know the deafening response it got. And that could turn out to be a very good thing, for reasons that have nothing to do with throwing ice water on the horny fun of consenting adults.
April 6, 2016 |
Philadelphia Gas Works is moving forward on a plan to expand its liquefied natural gas plant in Port Richmond to produce fuel for non-utility customers, exposing the city-owned utility to potential profits - and perils - of competitive business markets. On Tuesday, PGW will seek proposals from companies to buy and market LNG produced from a $120 million expansion at its plant. The utility believes there is a growing demand for LNG to fuel long-haul trucks, trains, marine vessels, and remote power-generation facilities.
April 3, 2016 |
The flashy website for Saints & Sinners swingers club boasts that its new location in Northeast Philadelphia will have "stripper poles," and open, semiprivate, and private "play rooms. " It also invites all to its grand opening on April 16, but it does not disclose the location. But when word leaked out that the newest addition to the swinging scene would be housed in a former catering hall in a strip mall along Frankford Avenue in Holmesburg, residents, the local neighborhood association, and the district councilman became concerned.
March 4, 2016 |
Show up regularly enough for Friday night karaoke at Donna's, and the owners of this Polish corner bar in Port Richmond will give you a nickname. There's a retired mailman from down the street who steps into the narrow taproom and becomes Young Blood, a confident front man lacking only a band. There's Gary Bowie - named for his favorite rock star - who looks a bit like the Thin White Duke, if the Thin White Duke hailed from Salmon and Allegheny. There's Coco, the Barbie, Bob the Builder, and Big Al. There's a woman who goes by Fiber One, her nickname the product of a very complicated inside joke.
February 27, 2016 |
Likening their misdeeds to war crimes, a federal judge sentenced two Ukrainian brothers to 20 years in prison Thursday for their roles in a modern-day slavery operation in Port Richmond, in which victims were beaten, kidnapped, raped, and terrorized to keep them working in janitorial jobs for little to no pay. Mykhaylo Botsvynyuk, 37, and Yaroslav Churuk, 48, said nothing and showed little reaction as District Judge Paul S. Diamond handed down...
February 4, 2016
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. High School Nanakofi Appiah OL 6-7 255 Flowers (Md.) Nowoola Awopetu WR 5-11 185 Port Richmond (N.Y.) Justin Covington RB 5-11 205 Cardinal Hayes (N.Y.) MJ Dumas OL 6-5 310 Lawrence North (Ind.) Peter Fallon OG 6-4 280 Mills (Mass.) Paul Grattan OL 6-3 295 Mount Lebanon (Pa.)