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June 18, 2013
IF YOU BOUGHT meat Saturday at a ShopRite in Port Richmond, check before taking a bite. ShopRite has recalled its store-made boneless-beef round cube steak after it suspected that some packages sold at the store on Aramingo Avenue near Castor might contain small pieces of metal from the cutting machines. After a customer alerted an employee to a particular package, ShopRite contacted 56 of the 67 customers who bought the meat. All of the customers were part of the Price Plus Club, the company's loyalty program.
NEWS
July 22, 2011
A two-alarm blaze erupted at a refrigerated warehouse in the city's Port Richmond section Friday night, fire officials said. Building material on the roof of the the sprawling one-story warehouse at 3201 N. Delaware Ave. caught fire shortly before 9:30 p.m. There were no reported injuries and no hazardous material on site. At 10:35 p.m., the fire was declared under control.    -Robert Moran
NEWS
June 19, 2013
A 25-year-old man was in critical condition after being stabbed Tuesday evening at a Port Richmond rooming house, police said. The stabbing was reported at 6:19 p.m. in the 2300 block of East Ontario Street, police said. Medics took the victim, who was stabbed in the upper left leg, to Temple University Hospital. Police said two males had been detained for questioning. - Robert Moran
FOOD
August 25, 2011
Water ice, soft-serve, and pierogis? It's a Port Richmond thing. When Stanley and Lisa Kopertowski reopened the Aramingo Avenue food stand Hank's, they drafted chef Stan Pliszka (Hinge Cafe), who has a solid handle on the Polish foods he grew up on. Most of his food, from kielbasa to beef, is sourced to the neighborhood. You have to try his pierogi - homemade farmer's cheese, sauerkraut, and dough, which his mother, Kathy, and fiancee, Cheryl Guy, come in to prep. Pierogis ($10 a dozen)
NEWS
November 29, 2011
A charter school bus carrying 25 children was rear-ended by a car Monday afternoon in the city's Port Richmond section, but no students were hurt, officials said. The bus was transporting students from Maritime Academy Charter School when it was hit by a car about 4 p.m. in the 4100 block of Richmond Street, said School District spokeswoman Deirdre Darragh. The occupants of the car were initially reported with minor injuries but refused to be treated. Another bus took the children home.
NEWS
March 24, 2011 | Inquirer Staff Report
Police are looking for the driver of a blue and white taxi cab that struck a man crossing Aramingo Avenue in Port Richmond early Thursday and fled after stopping briefly. The injured 26-year-old man was reported in stable condition Thursday afternoon at Temple University Hospital. Police said he was crossing Aramingo Avenue in the middle of the 3300 block shortly after midnight when he was hit by the northbound cab. The taxi stopped briefly and then drove off northbound on the avenue, police said.
NEWS
March 16, 2013
A Port Richmond man was being held Friday on $3 million bail after authorities said they found explosives in his house. Nicholas Suozzo, 31, of the 2600 block of East Thompson Street, was arrested Thursday after police, serving a narcotics warrant on his house, found incendiary devices believed to be pipe bombs. Suozzo was charged with possessing weapons of mass destruction, possessing a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute, and other offenses, the District Attorney's Office said Friday.
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July 22, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THE TATTOO on Staysha L. Hackmann's neck was nothing more than a brand: crude lettering and a fading crown, inked under her skin so the world would know she was property, a warm body who could turn tricks and make a few bucks for "King Weez. " "He wanted everybody to know I belong to him," Hackmann told a TV news reporter in Medford, Ore., in 2013. "It's his stamp. " That report, "The Secretive World of Forced Prostitution: Victim Speaks Out" by an NBC affiliate station, allowed Hackmann to talk about her ordeal, the highs and lows and hopes for the future.
NEWS
May 14, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
EDITOR'S NOTE: For the very latest on the Amtrak train derailment, click story here:   At least six people were killed and dozens injured, eight critically, when a northbound Amtrak train derailed Tuesday night in Port Richmond. In the moments after the derailment, scores of emergency personnel swarmed over more than a half-dozen toppled train cars, trying to reach the dazed, the injured, the dying. Some people were reported trapped in the train, and crews cut into the cars to try to free the injured.
NEWS
May 12, 2015
A 34-year-old man was shot and killed early Sunday in a car parked in Port Richmond, police said. The man, whose name was not released Sunday pending family notification, was shot in the head while he was sitting in the passenger seat of a 2011 Dodge on the 1200 block of E. Atlantic Ave. Officers on patrol discovered him after they heard gunshots in the area, then saw a man running from the car. Officers lost sight of the man, who ran down...
NEWS
May 5, 2015 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia needs more time to consider the fates of five churches in the Lower Northeast, part of a long-term study of how to stabilize and sustain parishes while demographics shift, finances and congregations dwindle, and buildings leak and crumble. In an announcement read Sunday to congregants at Mother of Divine Grace, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Our Lady Help of Christians, Saint Adalbert Parish, and St. George Parish, all largely in or near Port Richmond, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput acknowledged that the "complex and difficult issues . . . will require further study and discussion before any final decisions are made.
NEWS
April 13, 2015 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
IT'S TEMPTING to say that two lives were destroyed when Jimmy Becker died at the hand of his friend Ivan Oberholtzer. After all, it appears that the March 5 shooting was accidental. The boys - both 17 and seniors at Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts - were at Ivan's house on a school snow day when Ivan discharged a gun, killing Jimmy. "The students are talking about us holding an empty seat for Jimmy at graduation," says English teacher Monty Ogden, who knew both boys.
NEWS
March 30, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police have arrested two youths, ages 16 and 14, in the rape of a 19-year-old woman in Port Richmond who had been on her way home after a workout. The woman was walking home from a gym on Aramingo Avenue around 10:20 p.m. Thursday when she was approached by the two teens, said Capt. John Darby of the Special Victims Unit. They struck up a conversation with her that quickly turned threatening, Darby said, and then grabbed at her. The woman tried to flee, Darby said, and the boys pulled out a handgun and demanded money.
BUSINESS
March 23, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Despite Philadelphia City Council's "unqualified" rejection nine years ago of a terminal for liquefied natural gas, the city is once again flirting with the money-making allure of LNG. Several entrepreneurs are promoting plans to increase LNG production at the Philadelphia Gas Works plant in Port Richmond, hoping to capitalize on growing interest in creating an energy hub linked to the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom. The most ambitious plan floated publicly is a $2.1 billion proposal to expand the Port Richmond plant's capacity to export LNG to European markets.
NEWS
March 10, 2015 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
AFTER DEVOTING 30 years to city parks and the volunteer armies that keep them alive, Barbara McCabe was chosen from 160 nominees to win the Richardson Dilworth Award for Distinguished Public Service in Philadelphia. It's the city's Oscar for lifetime achievement. "I pretty much lived at neighborhood rec centers when I was growing up in Port Richmond - Monkiewicz, Samuel, Cohocksink, A&W," said McCabe, the director of stewardship for Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. "I don't know what I would've done without them.
NEWS
March 1, 2015 | By E.J. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
Five days a week, Bobby Endy follows a two-and-a-half- hour practice at St. Joseph's Prep with a quick shower and a meal at his Port Richmond home. Then he heads to the Rizzo Police Athletic League Center five minutes down the street. He walks through the double doors and down two flights of stairs into a basement they call "the Dungeon. " On a floor covered with wrestling mats, 35 to 50 kids can be found rolling around every weeknight. The thick brick walls keep ventilation minimal.
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