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REAL_ESTATE
October 5, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
A development of 36 townhouses for low-income residents being built on a vacant lot in Port Richmond is another sign that the neighborhood where people still order "square cheese" and fish pickles out of a barrel is changing. The development, Grace Townhomes, is being built on the site of a former carpet factory that has been vacant for more than 20 years. It's a joint venture of the Women's Community Revitalization Project and Firm Hope Baptist Church. The property is bounded by Auburn, William, and Janney Streets and Trenton Avenue.
NEWS
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
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
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
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
November 28, 2011
A charter school bus carrying 25 children was rear-ended by a car Monday afternoon in the city's Port Richmond section, but none of the students were hurt, officials said. The bus was transporting students from Maritime Academy Charter School when it was hit by a car around 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. The children were taken home by another bus. The accident is under investigation.
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NEWS
May 29, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
May 27, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
May 11, 2016 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
May 8, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
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. shawj@phillynews.com 215-854-2592 @julieshawphilly
NEWS
May 5, 2016 | By Ronnie Polaneczky
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.
BUSINESS
April 6, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
April 3, 2016 | By Jack Tomczuk, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
March 4, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
February 27, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
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...
SPORTS
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.)
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