April 24, 2013 |
ALFRED REITANO, 72, was a quiet fixture on Watkins Street above 5th, in Southwark. Known by neighbors as "Fred," he was a man of routine who spent more than half his life in the neighborhood. That life ended tragically Monday morning, when Reitano, a 40-year resident of the block, died in a small fire at his home. The faint smell of smoke lingered over the street's rowhouses late Monday afternoon as the neighborhood's familiar quiet was replaced by the hammers of a work crew.
March 21, 2013 |
Dr. Stanley A. Beloff's world turned on a dual axis: family and feet. Starting in the 1950s, he maintained a podiatry practice in his house on Snyder Avenue in South Philadelphia, allowing him to begin work at 8 a.m. and still be at it at 8 p.m. without missing a meal with his wife and children. Little Beloffs in PJs ran through the waiting room. His second office in Ventnor, N.J., opened in 1969, likewise doubled as a domicile. Until the mid-1980s, he shuttled between Shore and city.
June 10, 2012
Find this man, cops ask Police are searching for Ikim Graham, 23, in connection with a shooting in Southwark on May 31 that left a 17-year-old male dead. Just before 10 p.m., gunshots rang out on 5th Street near Pierce and Naasir Westbrook, a junior at Mastery Charter School, was fatally wounded in his forehead. Police said Graham's last known address is on Greenwich Street near 5th in Southwark - about eight blocks from the shooting scene. Graham is about 5 feet 11 inches and weighs about 160 pounds, and has tattoos on his hands and arms.
March 1, 2012 |
The four-course feast featured black-soybean soup with a ceviche of marinated raw beets, turnips, and rutabaga. Next, a salad of hydroponically grown butterhead lettuce with cornmeal croutons tossed in apple cider vinaigrette. The braised lamb, organically grown and grass fed, came with caramelized onions, sweet potato gratin, wilted greens, and cranberry creme. Warm apple cake with cheddar cheese ice cream rounded out the meal. Everything on that farm-to-plate menu was grown within about 100 miles, no easy feat in winter.
November 25, 2011
Shot in Southwark, he drives to South Street * 5th Street near Wharton A 22-year-old man was hospitalized after he was shot while driving in Southwark yesterday afternoon, police said. The man was driving about 3:55 p.m. when someone shot at his car, wounding him once in his buttocks, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. The man drove more than a half-mile north along 5th Street to South Street and called police. From there, he was taken by medics to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition as of 5 p.m. There were no apparent witnesses, and the victim did not provide police with a description of a suspect.
July 20, 2010 |
Police are investigating the slaying of a 19-year-old man who was shot multiple times inside a Cadillac DeVille in South Philadelphia. Officers responding to a radio call at 10:36 p.m. Monday found the victim inside the car on the 500 block of Pierce Street in the Southwark section. The man, identified as Akiem Smith, of the 1300 block of South 4th Street in Southwark, was taken to Jefferson University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:19 p.m. Witnesses told police they saw three males running from the scene.
February 3, 2008
It's mostly just the tourists who stagger down Bourbon Street clutching giant plastic sippy cups of electric-pink Hurricane punch. Old-line New Orleanians, who prefer their spirits dark and moody, turn instead to a good stiff Sazerac when they want to get a Creole party - or, for that matter, just a routine lunch at Galatoire's - into a copacetic gear. The Sazerac is as classic as the Crescent City's historic dining scene, with roots back to an 1830s cocktail made from cognac (from a brand called Sazerac)
October 27, 2006 |
Every good cause should have a Libby Goldstein. She's tough - real tough - and shrewd about politics, which is probably the main reason the Southwark/Queen Village Community Garden came into existence. Also probably part of the reason it has survived for three decades. "It never occurred to me that it wouldn't work," Goldstein says. The gardeners recently celebrated this milestone in typical Queen Village style - with barbecued roast pig for the carnivores and vegetarian dishes for the eclectic rest, served in the middle of the garden at Third and Christian Streets.
March 12, 2005 |
The Philadelphia School District sent counselors to Southwark Elementary School yesterday to help students deal with the death of Miriam Hershberger, a longtime teacher who was struck by a city school bus Thursday. Hershberger, 50, a teacher at the school at Ninth and Mifflin Streets in South Philadelphia for 17 years, was fatally injured on Broad Street while walking to work, district spokesman Fernando Gallard said. Police said Hershberger had been crossing Broad at Mifflin and the school bus had been turning onto Broad from Mifflin.
January 24, 2000 |
Katherine DeShields, 75, arose at 4:30 a.m. yesterday, tidied her room at Riverview Tower and joined more than 200 neighbors who were boarding SEPTA buses. In the snowy darkness, they were being evacuated so that nearby Southwark Towers could be demolished. She had moved into Southwark in 1969 a few years after the project was built and, over time, watched life there "get out of control. Nobody could seem to fix it. " "Now, I can see another newness springing up, and this newness will last," she said.