April 1, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA When the city cut a deal in 2012 for a holding company, Kenpor L.P., to take and rehab about 100 properties in Kensington and Port Richmond that had been in foreclosure after Robert Coyle, convicted of fraud, defaulted on $10 million in mortgages in 2009, Sandy Saltzman was skeptical. "We really were worried about the fact that these properties were in such poor condition that they were not going to be able to be taken care of in the way they needed to be," said Saltzman, executive director of the New Kensington Community Development Corp.
July 14, 2013
To contact or donate: Phone: 215-427-3222 Mail: The Ladies of Port Richmond, 3160 Cedar St., Philadelphia 19134. Online: Go to www.facebook.com and search for "Ladies of Port Richmond. "
April 2, 1996 |
Two hundred feet of southbound Interstate 95 are down as part of repair work following the devastating March 13 tire fire in Port Richmond. One more concrete pier will be taken down; once that is done, work will begin on new piers and a new section of highway. Then major repairs will begin on the northbound side. Meanwhile, the former northbound lanes are handling traffic in both directions. Elsewhere in Port Richmond, city officials say they underestimated the number of tires stored at two other illegal dumps.
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 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: email@example.com 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.