June 5, 1994 |
Ask Port Richmond residents about their neighborhood and the word you'll most likely hear is pride. In fact, in May, people here devoted an entire week to showcasing neighborhood pride. There was even a parade down Allegheny Avenue, from Witte Street down to Campbell Square. "It was an effort to promote all that's good here," said Lisa Hogan, a spokeswoman for Northeastern Hospital, who came up with the idea for this year's event. Port Richmond is a blue-collar neighborhood of two-story brick rowhouses that line both sides of the street.
March 24, 1996 |
Motorists drive again on Interstate 95 over the site of the March 13 tire fire in Port Richmond. The highway was closed until Thursday, when two lanes in each direction were reopened at the damaged section, leaving capacity there at less than half of normal. Friday's rush hour went smoothly, but the I-95 squeeze is expected to continue through most of the summer.
March 26, 2012 |
TWO MEN WERE pulled from the Delaware River near Allegheny Avenue in Port Richmond about 7:50 p.m. Monday, police said. The men jumped into the river around 7:40 p.m. and were chest-deep when police marine units arrived to remove them. Police were unsure of why the men were in the water, but said neither man was injured.
April 9, 2012 |
HOME-OPENER! The Phillies are back and so is Broad Street Billy, asking my fellow fans to send me your phanatic photos and stories of die-hard devotion - fervent families, geared-up babies and pets, and pinstriped pals! Send your stuff to: firstname.lastname@example.org Broad Street Billy will feature your Phillies fan stories as he stands with you in the howling springtime winds of Ashburn Alley, sits with you in the howling autumn winds of the 400 level and sweats with you through the dog days in between, hoping to turn Broad Street into a Red Sea once again and party like it's 2008.
April 10, 2012
O THER firefighters who have died in the line of duty since 1991: * Tracey Champion, 49, collapsed from a heart attack at a West Philadelphia fire in January 2006. * Capt. John Taylor, 53, died of asphyxiation trying to rescue the fallen Rey Rubio, 42, from a Port Richmond basement-turned-marijuana-greenhouse in August 2004. * Lt. Derrick Harvey, 45, died at Temple University Hospital of burns he suffered after falling through the floor of a rowhouse in Olney, in January 2004.
March 31, 2012
Edward S. "Spike" Danielczyk, 86, of Port Richmond, a former tavern owner and museum volunteer, died of heart failure, Wednesday, March 28, at Aria Frankford Hospital. In 1960, Mr. Danielczyk married Laura Blichasz, a widow with two small children. For the next 30 years, he and his wife operated Laura's in Port Richmond. The popular tavern was "just like Cheers ," Mr. Danielczyk's stepson, Michael Blichasz, said. As bartender, Mr. Danielczyk listened to everyone's stories, passed on messages from one patron to another and accepted deliveries for neighbors who weren't home.
September 9, 1996 |
Owners of 18 city properties where heaps of old tires have turned into neighborhood eyesores have been fined or handed cleanup orders in Municipal Court. Judge John J. O'Grady Jr. last week whipped through a sheaf of cases involving tire heaps smaller than the infamous Port Richmond stockpiles - but big enough to stand out as ugly nuisances. Owners of 11 eyesores - including a wall of tires on Aramingo Avenue, a tire stash on part of the old Northern Shipping property in the Northeast, and four tire-strewn Conrail properties - were ordered back to court within the next 30 or 60 days to report progress on cleanups.
July 9, 2007
I'M SUPPOSED to feel sorry for little Lexie, the girl accused of hitting the teacher? I don't think so. Lexie needs to go watch "Scared Straight" a few times. Your paper has done this in the past. A couple of years ago when the three kids beat that boy to death in Port Richmond, you put a baby picture on the front cover, and the headline said "Does This Look Like a Murderer?" Stop trying to make us feel sorry for these people. Craig Hartzell, Fairless Hills
May 11, 2010
Parishes and schools for which Msgr. George Mazzotta served: St. Joseph, Downingtown, Chester County (1966-1971); Epiphany of Our Lord and St. Maria Goretti High School, both in South Philly (1971-1976); St. Gabriel, South Philly (1976-1978); St. Clement, Center City (1978-1980); St. Eugene, Primos, Delaware County (1980-1985); St. Paul, Norristown (1985-1988); Ss. Cosmas and Damian, Conshohocken (June 1988-November 1988); St. Robert Bellarmine, Warrington, Bucks County (1988-1990)
March 19, 2013 |
OFFICIALS reported Monday that two people were injured after a piece of equipment malfunctioned at a plant in Port Richmond, spilling about 50 gallons of hazardous material into the Delaware River. The spill happened about 11 p.m. Sunday at a Kinder Morgan Company facility along the 3300 block of North Delaware Avenue. Officials said 50 gallons of phenol, which is also known as carbolic acid, spilled into the river. Two workers were taken to the hospital after being exposed, and were reported to be in stable condition.