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February 4, 1992 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Inquirer staff writer Edward Colimore contributed to this article
In Southern California, where he spent the last eight years, nobody suspected a thing about the pleasant, mustachioed sandwich shop owner named Michael Stainton. Or if they did, they aren't saying. He was simply the SUBMAN - as he called himself on the license plate of his car: He owned eight Subway sandwich shop franchises throughout the years, was married with two children, lived in a half-million-dollar house in a gated community in the town of Saugus. And so on Jan. 3, when federal marshals - acting on an anonymous phone call - spoiled the opening day of yet another Subway sandwich shop by busting Michael Stainton right there in front of the store on Old Road in Newhall, it came as a bit of a shock to his family and friends.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 1986 | By JOE BALTAKE, Daily News Film Critic
"Subway. " A New Wave fantasy starring Christopher Lambert and Isabelle Adjani. Directed by Luc Besson from a screenplay by Pierre Jolivet, Alain Le Henry, Sophie Schmit, Marc Perrier and Besson. Production design by Alexandre Trauner. Photographed by Carlo Varini. Edited by Schmit. Music by Eric Serra. Running time: 104 minutes. In French with English subtitles. An Island release. At the Ritz Five, 214 Walnut St. Luc Besson, France's reigning Golden Boy filmmaker, brings a moony, messy, love-struck quality to his movies.
NEWS
August 29, 1997 | GEORGE MILLER/ DAILY NEWS
James E. Oubre, 50, was killed yesterday when he jumped in front of an eastbound Market-Frankford subway train that was pulling into the 8th and Market streets station at 3:32 p.m., according to police. The line was shut down for 85 minutes, reopening at 4:57 p.m. SEPTA ferried Market-Frankford riders past the scene on shuttle buses.
NEWS
April 10, 2008 | By Diane Mastrull INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
This time, it turns out, the victim was SEPTA's subway system. At 1:45 p.m. yesterday, a 20-year-old woman told police that on Tuesday night she had been grabbed from behind while on the SEPTA subway platform under City Hall, dragged behind a pillar, and raped. By 6 p.m., she had recanted the whole thing. But in the intervening hours, a subway system that has been the site of three serious attacks since March 26 - including the death of a Starbucks manager who was beaten and kicked on the concourse at 13th and Market Streets - was under another cloud.
NEWS
September 30, 1988 | By Ben Yagoda, Daily News Movie Critic
You know the spaghetti sauce commercial where the guy keeps saying, "It's in there"? That's the way I felt about "Subway to the Stars," a Brazilian film that opens today at the Roxy Screening Rooms. The movie starts off as a piece of conventional realism. We're introduced to Vinicius (Guilherme Fontes), a struggling musician who plays along with Charlie Parker records, and his girlfriend Eunice (Ana Beatriz Wiltgen), who works in a shop. But no sooner can you say "love story" than Eunice myseriously disappears and the cinematic equivalent of all heck breaks loose.
NEWS
July 14, 2009 | By Traver Riggins INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Police have arrested a 14-year old boy and charged him with groping assaults on four women on the Broad Street subway since May. The youth, not indentified because of his age, was taken into custody Friday, but police announced his arrest yesterday. The teenager has been charged with aggravated assault, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, and four counts each of reckless endangerment, indecent assault, and simple assault. The attacks began on May 25 and all took place on subway platforms or stairwells.
NEWS
July 10, 2009 | By Troy Graham INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Special Victims detectives are looking for a heavyset man who has groped four women in South Philadelphia subway corridors and who pushed his latest victim to the ground. Three of the assaults happened in the Tasker-Morris station on SEPTA's Broad Street Line, and one happened in the Ellsworth-Federal station. The attacks began in April and the latest was Wednesday. The victims, all lone women, ranged in age from 20 to 50, police said. In each case, the man grabbed the women over their clothes or tried to put his hand into their pants before fleeing up the stairs to the street level.
NEWS
July 28, 2000 | by Mark Angeles, Daily News Staff Writer
If you're going to the Phillies game on Sunday, take the subway if you want to avoid a potentially elephant-sized traffic jam. Starting at 9 a.m. Sunday, the north and southbound exit ramps to Broad Street from I-95 will be closed to all vehicles except Republican National Convention buses. The convention doesn't officially start until Monday, but there will be plenty of activity over the weekend at the First Union Center, the official RNC site, adjacent to Veteran's Stadium.
NEWS
September 9, 2008 | By DAVID GAMBACORTA, gambacd@phillynews.com 215-854-5994
As the SEPTA subway train rocked forward, a thirty-something guy leaned over near the doorway and gently planted a kiss on the little boy at his side. When the train neared the Fairmount Avenue stop shortly after midnight on Thursday, the man reached out like an adoring parent and directed the 3- or 4-year-old tyke to an open seat. Then he flew into a monstrous rage. Without uttering a word, police said, the unidentified man whipped out a double-claw hammer and began bludgeoning a 20-year-old man who was dozing off in his seat.
NEWS
February 23, 1990 | By Joe Clark and Dave Bittan, Daily News Staff Writers
Thousands of rush-hour commuters were forced to hoof it or board shuttle buses twice this morning when signal problems shut down almost three quarters of SEPTA's 10-mile-long Broad Street subway. According to SEPTA spokesman Jim Whitaker, the first time service was interrupted was at 6:10 a.m. when "dozen of signals up and down the line" went on the blink. Whitaker estimated that 70 percent of the line - in both directions - between Erie Avenue in North Philadelphia and Snyder Avenue in South Philadelphia was affected.
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August 7, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
SEPTA's overnight weekend subway service - run as a pilot program since mid-June - will be extended through Nov. 2, the transit agency announced yesterday. SEPTA's 24-hour weekend service runs on the Broad Street and Market-Frankford lines. The pilot, intended to accommodate increased demand for subway service among late-night riders Fridays and Saturdays, originally was intended to run just through Labor Day weekend. Extending the pilot into the fall - when college students and summer vacationers return to town - will help SEPTA officials determine whether late-night weekend subway service is worth keeping permanently.
NEWS
July 17, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a rider on the Broad Street Line took a covert photograph of a man who appeared to be armed and sent it to SEPTA police, officers caught up with the suspect in Center City and confiscated several weapons, authorities said Tuesday. "This is a story of great public involvement and tremendous police work," SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel said Tuesday. Darryl Donahue, 52, was arrested about 10 p.m. Monday near LOVE Park by a detective who knew what the suspect looked like from the photograph, Nestel said.
REAL_ESTATE
June 30, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
The two friends would sit on the beach in Avalon, watching their children play in the sand and waves, and dream of how one day they would be designers with their own business. It was only a dream until Kathleen Cochet and Anne Flynn made it a reality in 2009, when they founded a pop-up design firm. One product, vintage-style subway signs printed on high-quality paper, sold like hotcakes - so well, the pair renamed their business MySubwaySign. But their company needed a home. And, as it came to pass, so did Cochet.
BUSINESS
June 18, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 11 workers who clean the gritty subway concourses under Center City fear that they will lose their jobs when SEPTA takes control of the miles of concourses from the city on July 1. The workers, who do the dirty work of cleaning up after nighttime revelers and homeless people before the morning rush of commuters, work for a janitorial company that is a subcontractor for the Center City District. Under a contract approved last month, the city - owner of the concourses - and the CCD will relinquish responsibility for cleaning, maintenance, and repairs to SEPTA.
NEWS
May 7, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
After rising for a decade, violent and property crimes dropped on SEPTA subway and elevated lines last year, as fare-evasion arrests skyrocketed. SEPTA Police Chief Thomas J. Nestel III credited a change in police tactics: more officers in the subways, a crackdown on minor crimes, and a focus on fare jumpers. In 2013, there were 464 reported violent and property crimes on the Broad Street subway and the Market-Frankford elevated/subway line, down 14 percent from 541 in 2012. Violent and property crimes include murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, theft, and arson.
NEWS
April 16, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
SEPTA will restore all-night subway service on Fridays and Saturdays, at least temporarily, beginning in June, officials said Monday. SEPTA's proposed new operating budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1 includes several hundred thousand dollars to run the Broad Street and Market-Frankford Lines all night on Fridays and Saturdays. Since 1991, subway service has been halted between midnight and 5 a.m., with Nite Owl buses substituted on those routes. Increasing nightlife and residential activity in Center City prompted SEPTA officials to bring back the subway service.
NEWS
February 28, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA The wife of a University of Pennsylvania professor wants SEPTA to accept responsibility for his death after a fall last month in a subway stairwell. Ellis Golub, 71, of Bryn Mawr, died Jan. 22 from injuries suffered in the fall Jan. 13 at the Market-Frankford Line's 40th Street station. Security-camera footage shows that Golub fell after he moved across the stairway to avoid a ladder set up at the bottom of the stairs by a SEPTA electrician who was changing lightbulbs.
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