May 25, 2011 |
Police are investigating the shooting death of a 20 year-old man early this morning on a Queen Village street. Officers found Karim Carter unresponsive at 2:08 a.m. on the 900 block of South 4th Street. Carter, who lived nearby on the 400 block of Christian Street, had been shot in the stomach, police said. He was pronounced dead at 2:44 a.m. at Jefferson University Hospital. No arrests have been made and police have not disclosed if they have established a possible motive.
December 10, 2014 |
A PHILADELPHIA police captain suffered a broken nose during a bizarre off-duty encounter with another man in Queen Village over the weekend. The incident unfolded on a narrow stretch of Howard Street near Queen about 2 a.m. Saturday. Ray Evers, the commander of the Police Department's Criminal Intelligence Unit, was talking with his girlfriend, who had just had $15,000 worth of jewelry stolen from her car, said Lt. John Stanford, a police spokesman. Stanford said Evers claimed that a passer-by approached and began to film the couple with his cellphone, leading Evers to yell at the man. "At some point, the gap closed between them, and the guy cold-cocked [Evers]
May 22, 2016 |
It is difficult to visit the home of Margaret Meigs and Paul Laskow without recognizing their passion for the Schuylkill and sharing their concern for the river's future. The couple's 2,000-square-foot condominium in Queen Village seems to be dedicated to promoting the Schuylkill even though Philadelphia's western waterway is about two miles west of their new home. Their thoughts are never far from the river. Not only do the couple get up at 5 a.m. each day to row on the Schuylkill, but their aqua living-room rug was custom-designed to show the patterns of the river with its bends and borders housing the boathouses.
August 22, 2012 |
Jeffrey Rush, 67, of Queen Village, a business owner, and a longtime champion of city residents, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, of pancreatic cancer at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Since 1996, Mr. Rush owned and operated Lube Master Inc., an auto maintenance and repair facility in Mayfair. In the early 1990s, he owned J.R. Scoop's Ice Cream Parlor & Coffee Shop in South Philadelphia. For more than three decades, he was active with the Queen Village Neighbors Association (QVNA)
October 4, 2012
Two firefighters were injured battling a house fire Wednesday in the city's Queen Village section. Executive Chief Richard Davison said the fire, on the top floor of a three-story house in the 300 block of Monroe Street, was first reported at 5:48 p.m. It was placed under control 45 minutes later. The injured firefighters were transported to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and were reported in stable condition. Seven adults and two children displaced by the fire were being helped by the Red Cross.
May 26, 2011
Police are investigating the shooting death of a 20-year-old man early Wednesday morning on a Queen Village street. Officers on patrol heard gunshots just after 2 a.m. and found Karim Carter unresponsive on the 900 block of South Fourth Street. Carter, who lived nearby on the 400 block of Christian Street, was shot in the stomach, police said. He was pronounced dead at 2:44 a.m. at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. No arrests have been made, and police have not disclosed whether they have established a possible motive.
November 2, 2014 |
Philadelphia Police have prepared arrest warrants for a father and daughter suspected in the shooting and beating of a man in Queen Village last weekend, according to a law enforcement source. Earlier this week, police released video of the incident on the 100 block of Carpenter Street. The video shows a woman crouching into a batting stance and swinging a baseball bat at the victim. A man shoots him in the leg as he attempts to flee. The victim, a 36-year-old homeless man, told police the woman said "You know what you did, you son of a . . .," before swinging the bat. A law enforcement source said the pair believed the victim may have been breaking into cars.
November 11, 2013 |
The remains of at least 5,000 18th- and 19th-century African Americans lie less than two feet beneath the asphalt and tennis court at Weccacoe Playground in Queen Village, a far greater number than previously believed. And there could be more, stacked in layers in the old Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church burial ground, according to an extensive archaeological study conducted at the city's behest and just released. The magnitude of the estimated number of burials - a village of the dead with a population comparable to all of Queen Village - has stunned virtually all observers.
October 28, 2014 |
Police have obtained footage from a home security camera that captured a shooting in Queen Village early Saturday morning and are searching for suspects in an attack that may been retaliation for car break-ins in the neighborhood. The 36-year-old victim told police he was walking on the 100 block of Carpenter Street around 2:40 a.m. when a woman with a baseball bat and a man with a handgun approached him. "You know what you did, you son of a [expletive]," the victim said one of the assailants yelled at him. The woman then struck him with the bat, the victim said.
August 30, 2013 |
SEVERAL residents were displaced yesterday by an apartment fire in Queen Village on the same Fabric Row block where a firefighter was killed battling a blaze in April. The fire was reported at 3:13 p.m. in a second-floor apartment above Anh's Custom Tailors and Cleaners at 4th and Catharine streets. Firefighters got the blaze under control at 3:53 p.m. The fire itself did little damage to the exterior of the building, but heavy smoke forced out residents of the apartments and two nearby homes.