August 5, 2016
This time, it was a woman in flip-flops who robbed a bank. About 3:15 p.m. Friday, the woman, dressed in a pink shirt, walked into the Washington Savings Bank at 2548 E. Lehigh Ave. in Port Richmond and handed a note to a teller, the FBI said. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, she fled in flip-flops, the agency said. The robber is described as white or Hispanic, in her early 30s, about 5-foot-7 and of medium build. She also wore a pink baseball cap, orange-and-black shorts, and dark sunglasses.
July 30, 2016
A 23-year-old woman has been charged with stabbing her brother to death after an argument at their home in Port Richmond on Tuesday, according to police. Naija Greo, of the 3100 block of Agate Street, is accused of slashing her brother, Zoilo Rodriguez-Greo, Tuesday afternoon and fleeing the scene after he stumbled outside bleeding. Police found Rodriguez-Greo lying on the street suffering from stab wounds around 1:20 p.m. He was transported to Temple University Hospital and pronounced dead at 1:55 p.m., police said.
May 8, 2016 |
A Philadelphia police officer was injured in an accident with another vehicle in Port Richmond on Friday afternoon. The crash occurred about 2 p.m. near Aramingo Avenue and Venango Street. Police said a K-9 officer was injured and taken by medics to Temple University Hospital. He was expected to be treated and released. Police said the officer's canine partner was not injured. The other vehicle in the crash had minor damage and no one inside it was injured, police said. email@example.com 215-854-2592 @julieshawphilly
March 18, 2016 |
SPOKANE, Wash. - The Saint Joseph's basketball team arrived midafternoon Wednesday in this town so far east in the state that the Idaho border is just 20 miles away. The Hawks would like to stay a while. Truth be told, they would like to stay until, say Monday, when they would like to catch another flight down the coast to Anaheim, Calif., the site of next week's West Regional. That, of course, would require them to win two NCAA games at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, first late Friday night against Cincinnati and then almost certainly against Pac-12 champion Oregon Sunday.
March 4, 2016 |
Show up regularly enough for Friday night karaoke at Donna's, and the owners of this Polish corner bar in Port Richmond will give you a nickname. There's a retired mailman from down the street who steps into the narrow taproom and becomes Young Blood, a confident front man lacking only a band. There's Gary Bowie - named for his favorite rock star - who looks a bit like the Thin White Duke, if the Thin White Duke hailed from Salmon and Allegheny. There's Coco, the Barbie, Bob the Builder, and Big Al. There's a woman who goes by Fiber One, her nickname the product of a very complicated inside joke.
January 26, 2016 |
THE ARCHDIOCESE of Philadelphia announced Sunday that it will consolidate four Port Richmond parishes over the next 18 months. In June, Our Lady Help of Christians parish, at Allegheny Avenue and Gaul Street, will merge into Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish at Allegheny Avenue and Belgrade Street. By June of 2017, Nativity will enter into a partnership with Mother of Divine Grace parish, at East Thompson and East Monmouth Street, and St. George parish at 2700 E. Venango Ave. Under the partnership arrangement, each parish will remain open but all will be served by one pastor, one staff, and one pastoral council.
January 4, 2016 |
RICHMOND, Va. - DeAndre Bembry scored the final five St. Joseph's points and finished with 16 to help the Hawks beat Richmond, 77-73, on Saturday in an Atlantic Ten opener. Bembry missed three free throws after being fouled beyod the arc with 1 minute, 23 seconds left, keeping St. Joseph's lead at 73-71. Richmond threw it out of bounds on its next possession and then the Hawks were whistled for a 10-second violation. ShawnDre' Jones broke free for an easy layup to tie it at 73, but Bembry answered with a step-back jumper with 26.9 seconds left for a two-point lead.
December 20, 2015 |
Hanan Richmond wanted to spend her junior year of high school playing basketball at home in Illinois for Evanston Township. Her senior year, too. She spent the summer unable to accept that it wouldn't be her reality. Her twin sister Iman - older by 23 minutes - felt the same way. "I really didn't want to leave," Iman said. "I tried to do everything not to leave. " She asked her grandmother, aunt and uncle - former NBA player Everette Stephens - to convince her mom, Gail Stephens, to let the 16-year olds stay.
December 10, 2015 |
Tractor-trailers are a too-frequent sight on Richmond Street, business owner Tom LaCroix said. "For years, Richmond Street has been unbearable, impassable at times," said LaCroix, owner of an Allstate Insurance office in the neighborhood. A Delaware Avenue extension, for a sixth of a mile, that will give trucks an alternative route of travel between Bridesburg and Port Richmond opened to traffic Tuesday morning. The $14.5 million extension, funded with federal dollars, passes though an industrialized area on land once used for parking between Orthodox and Lewis Streets and over Frankford Creek.