February 19, 2013
EASTON - Two Allentown men were ordered Monday to stand trial in a shootout at a social club that killed a woman and injured five other people. A Northampton County judge ruled that prosecutors had enough evidence against Rene Figueroa, 32, and Javier Rivera-Alvarado, 40, for the case to move to county court, the Easton Express-Times reported. Figueroa is charged with criminal homicide in the shooting death of Yolanda Morales, 23. Rivera-Alvarado is charged with attempted homicide and related offenses.
June 11, 2012 |
Upstairs at the Plays & Players Theater on Delancey Street, just outside the room housing Quig's Pub, someone has bumped into Dennis Murphy, 71, at the happy-hour food table and knocked his plate of shrimp to the floor. Meanwhile, in the black-box theater next to the bar, behind a thick black velvet curtain, the Plays & Players company is rehearsing a wordless staccato preamble to Tom Stoppard's Travesties, with Lenin and Joyce as characters and set 100 years ago, around the same time the theater itself was born.
June 4, 2012 |
Like a lot of retired people, Helen E. Gwathney Carrington needed something extra to keep her busy. True, she was an accomplished hairdresser, but after her retirement from the old Strawbridge & Clothier store, she had time on her hands. It was then that a niece taught her quilting, and Helen seized on the new art form with her customary passion and devotion to detail. "A new Helen evolved," her family said. "She made the most beautiful quilts you ever wanted to see, by hand stitching.
October 7, 2011
Amber alert issued for abducted toddler * 1515 Arch St. An Amber Alert was issued yesterday for a 19-month-old Philadelphia boy who was abducted by his mother, State Police said. Kanief Dandy is black with black hair and brown eyes, 32 inches tall, and weighs 30 pounds. He was wearing black jeans and a red thermal shirt with gray sleeves when he was abducted about 4 p.m. Police said that Natia Dandy, 34, took her child during a supervised visit at the Department of Human Services offices at 1515 Arch St. She is black with brown hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 6, 170 pounds.
October 6, 2011 |
A Burlington County man has been arrested on charges of allegedly stealing $10,000 while serving as vice president of a local social club. Authorities say that Joseph Keating, 52, of the 400 block of Delview Lane, Delanco, stole the money from the Beverly Athletic Club. He was indicted by a Burlington County Grand Jury on Sept. 22, and charged with theft by deception, and misapplication of entrusted property. He was arrested Tuesday in Cape May and placed in the Burlington County Jail on bail of $2,000.
September 30, 2011
Sean Patrick O'Neill, 50, of Blue Bell, a vice president at Janney Montgomery Scott, died of cancer Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Abington Memorial Hospital. Since 2005, Mr. O'Neill worked for the investment firm in Blue Bell. Previously he had been with Reynolds Investment Management and PaineWebber. He never met anyone who did not count him as a special friend, and his clients and colleagues held him in high esteem, his brother Timothy said. "Sean was the ultimate professional and a wonderful resource," said H. Brad Kerr, a Janney Montgomery Scott first vice president.
May 11, 2011 |
NOT MANY people can say they've read the Bible from cover to cover. Melvin Lewis Sr. could. Not only did he read it, he also remembered what he read. And if you didn't believe him, you would have to be ready to be challenged on passages of Scripture. He loved to test others' knowledge of the book he loved, starting with childhood Bible classes. Melvin Lewis, one of the first African-American supervisors for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, a popular figure in his West Philadelphia neighborhood and a man famous for his dapper attire, died April 29. He would have turned 84 yesterday.
April 14, 2011
Tim Horan, co-owner of the Philadelphia Sport and Social Club, quickly got the attention of School Reform Commission members yesterday. "I would like to give the district money and lots of it, but the district won't take it," he said. Horan explained that his sports club, which he later described as a "Little League" for adults, rents gyms and fields from private schools and from the city's Recreation Department. Horan said that he has been told that the school district won't rent space to for-profit organizations, and has asked the district to change the policy.
November 16, 2010 |
The former manager of the Palmer Social Club, one of the city's top hip-hop nightspots, was sentenced in federal court yesterday to three years' probation for hiding money from the IRS. U.S. District Judge Jan DuBois also ordered Michael Weiss, 46, of Center City, to spend the first year of probation under house arrest with electronic monitoring and fined him $30,000. Weiss, who owns seven bars and/or restaurants in Philadelphia and San Diego, including Woody's, at 13th and Walnut streets, admitted at his plea hearing in June that he gave bogus financial statements to the Palmer's corporate accountant to prepare the club's 2004 and 2005 tax returns.
September 15, 2010
Sylvia Cohen Levin, 87, of Cherry Hill, a bookkeeper for her husband's architectural business and area hospitals, died of congestive heart failure on Saturday, Sept. 11, at her home. For several years, Mrs. Levin alternated from managing her husband's books to working as an accountant at the Philadelphia Psychiatric Center and later at Cooper University Hospital, where she enjoyed helping patients figure out their bills, her family said. A member of Mothers for Peace during the later stages of the Vietnam War, Mrs. Levin was politically engaged and never missed voting on Election Day, said her son Jeffrey A. Levin.