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.
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.
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.
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.
March 22, 2012
A 19-year-old man was in stable condition after he was hit by an NJ Transit train Wednesday evening in Port Richmond, police said. The man was hit about 6:30 p.m. on a railroad trestle above Aramingo Avenue near Wheatsheaf Lane, police said. He suffered cuts and a possible broken leg, and was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital in stable condition, police said. It was unclear why the man was near the train tracks. - Staff report
February 24, 2012 |
Even before the Philadelphia jury returned to the courtroom, Sheila Tepper seemed to know the news would be bad. "Oh, please, oh, please, oh, please," she said in a mantra punctuated by hyperventilated breaths while her husband, former Police Officer Frank Tepper, sat at the defense table a few feet away waiting for the verdict. Sheila Tepper's premonition was not wrong, and the courtroom erupted Thursday as she learned that her 45-year-old husband would spend the rest of his life in prison - the mandatory sentence after the jury found him guilty of first-degree murder for shooting a young Port Richmond neighbor after a 2009 melee outside the Teppers' house.
February 15, 2012 |
Two Port Richmond residents told a jury Tuesday about how a volatile mix of family and neighborhood dynamics, alcohol - and a gun - exploded and ended a street melee Nov. 21, 2009, leaving a 21-year-old dead and a veteran police officer charged with murder. In the middle of Elkhart Street stood Frank Tepper, a 16-year police officer pointing his own Smith & Wesson .357 semiautomatic pistol at a group of young men fighting some of his guests outside his rowhouse during his daughter's baby shower.