October 26, 2012 |
When Roger Wing showed up with a chainsaw at Port Richmond's leafy Campbell Square in late September, the locals despaired. There goes another tree. But no, Wing was not there to cut down one of the 128 remaining trees in the 2.2-acre square so strikingly tucked in by three soaring copper-topped churches (the Irish one, the Polish one, and the German one, as they're known). Wing, an internationally celebrated ice sculptor (Poland, Finland), locally revered wood carver (Trenton Avenue, Shadfest)
October 10, 2012 |
HUNDREDS OF supporters could help send Samantha Pawlucy back to school in Port Richmond on Tuesday morning, but her father fears that once inside, the sophomore may be on her own. Pawlucy, 16, hasn't returned to Charles Carroll High School since last week, when it was reported that her geometry teacher, Lynette Gaymon, had ridiculed her for wearing a Mitt Romney shirt to school. A rally outside the school in support of Pawlucy is planned for Tuesday morning, during which she intends to recite the preamble to the Declaration of Independence, the First Amendment and the Pledge of Allegiance.
October 5, 2012 |
BLACK BELT taekwon-do instructor. Political activist. High school sophomore. Samantha Pawlucy sure knows how to stand up for herself and stay true to her convictions. A geometry teacher at Charles Carroll High School, in Port Richmond, on Friday ridiculed Pawlucy, 16, for wearing a "Romney/Ryan" T-shirt and told her to leave class, her mother, Kristine, told the Daily News Wednesday night. The teacher told Samantha, " 'Your wearing a Romney shirt is like me wearing a KKK shirt,' " according to her parents, who said they intend to file a formal complaint Thursday with the district and the school.
August 19, 2012
A 55-year-old woman was robbed of $20,000 while she tried to make a night deposit at a Port Richmond bank Friday, police said. The robbery occurred about 9:10 p.m. at the Beneficial Bank branch at 2514 Aramingo Ave., Officer Tanya Little said. An unidentified man came up from behind the woman and grabbed her deposit bag, Little said. He was last seen getting into a dark-colored Chevrolet Suburban. - Robert Moran
July 26, 2012 |
MARIE'S BEAUTY Salon in Port Richmond was the place to go to hear a good story by an expert raconteur, have some laughs and, oh, yes, get your hair done. For more than 50 years, Port Richmond ladies did just that, drawn to the shop at Cedar Avenue and Ann Street not only by the skill of the hairdressers but by the captivating personality of the owner, Marie T. "Nan" Baker. Nan could tell a joke or a funny story — complete with sometimes politically incorrect dialects — to compete with most comics.
June 22, 2012 |
FOR PORT RICHMOND neighbors on Mercer Street near Allegheny, warmer weather means facing the prospect of opening their windows to a breeze heavy with the stench of garbage and cat urine. The culprit, neighbors said, is an epic trash heap festering in a privately owned lot that stretches for nearly a block behind a house on the corner. The woman who lives there has been hoarding trash for years, neighbors said. Help might be on the way, says Tom Conway, city deputy managing director — and all it took was a year of complaints from angry neighbors, code violation notices from the Community Life Improvement Program and Licenses & Inspections, and a municipal court hearing.
May 21, 2012 |
In a game-changing move for both the Port of Wilmington and the state of Delaware, officials are pursuing a partnership with a private company or investment group to operate the publicly owned terminal and to expand the port by constructing ship berths on the Delaware River that could cost as much as $500 million. The state-owned Wilmington port touts itself as the largest handler of imported perishable cargo, fruits and vegetables in the United States and as the largest banana port in North America, second only to Antwerp, Belgium, in volume of bananas in the world.
May 10, 2012 |
RUSH-HOUR TRAFFIC on Aramingo Avenue came to a crawl in Port Richmond Wednesday as drivers paused to watch police place yellow evidence markers on a Jiffy Lube driveway where bullet casings landed after a shooting that left a 40-year-old employee dead. The unidentified victim was moving a Ford Focus into the service bay at the shop on Aramingo Avenue near Venango about 5:30 p.m. when a man approached him and the two got into a heated argument, police said. Chief Inspector Scott Small said the gunman fired at least six shots at the victim and fled the scene on foot.
May 5, 2012 |
A former Port Richmond pastor is among the Catholic priests who will be permanently removed from ministry over child-sex abuse allegations, according to a lawyer for a man who said the cleric raped him. Archdiocese of Philadelphia officials notified the accuser on Thursday that Msgr. Francis J. Feret won't be reinstated, attorney Daniel Monahan said. Feret, 75, spent more than a decade as pastor of St. Adalbert in the city's Port Richmond section, and twice as long as a teacher and administrator at Cardinal Dougherty High School.