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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
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
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
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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BUSINESS
January 23, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, Staff Writer
SEPTA and two energy services firms announced Thursday they had teamed up to expand the first-of-its-kind battery storage system that captures power from braking trains on the city's two subway systems. Constellation Energy Resources, a Baltimore subsidiary of Exelon Corp., will pay for and install battery systems at seven SEPTA electrical substations on the transit system, which will capture and store power produced from the subway's regenerative brakes. Viridity Energy, a Philadelphia firm, will bid the stored power into the regional energy grid, which pays a fee to suppliers that can instantly match generation with demand to maintain the desired electrical frequency on the network.
NEWS
November 20, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
FORMER Subway pitchman Jared Fogle was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison yesterday for trading in child pornography and having sex with underage prostitutes. The prostitutes were as young as 16. In taped conversations, Jared reportedly talked about sex with children as young as 6. Some parents would like to throw him in front of a subway. Judge Tanya Walton Pratt disregarded prosecutors' recommendation that Fogle get 12 1/2 years behind bars, opting for 15 years and eight months.
NEWS
November 19, 2015
RECENTLY, I joined a group of business leaders and bipartisan elected officials - including U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey, U.S. Reps. Bob Brady and Pat Meehan, state Sen. John Rafferty, state Rep. Bill Keller and Mayor-elect Jim Kenney - to announce funding for a new study to explore extending the Broad Street Line subway into the Navy Yard, a growing employment hub in Philadelphia. When was the last time so many Democrats and Republicans joined forces to support any project? The Navy Yard employs more than 11,000 at more than 140 firms, and PIDC has aggressive expansion plans in the coming decades.
NEWS
September 25, 2015 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hotels are almost full. Restaurants have been told they will get emergency deliveries. Pilgrims will not sleep on dirty sheets or be denied the fare of one of the country's hottest dining cities. The papal panic that gripped Philadelphia's commercial class just a few weeks ago, in light of severe security restrictions, has receded. With just two days to go before Pope Francis begins the weekend's celebrations, the mood is all smiles, if also some nerves. "The hotels are happy," Ed Grose, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association, said Wednesday.
NEWS
September 10, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT, Daily News Staff Writer brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
ABOUT 400,000 people yesterday gunned for 10,000 tickets to hear Pope Francis' remarks on immigration at Independence Mall, only hours after the World Meeting of Families announced a diverse lineup of music and dance for the Sept. 26 event. The tickets - provided for free on a first-come, first-served basis through the World Meeting website - were gone within two minutes of being available at noon. The World Meeting site today will make available 10,000 tickets each for the Festival of Families and the papal Mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
NEWS
June 19, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
A woman was attacked and slashed with a box cutter Wednesday morning while walking into a El stop in Frankford, SEPTA officials said. Transit police were still searching for the suspect in the case Wednesday afternoon, said SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel III. The attack happened at 9:27 a.m., officials said, when a woman tried to enter the Margaret-Orthodox station of the Market-Frankford Line and got into an argument with a man inside the station....
NEWS
April 24, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
SEPTA POLICE are investigating a vicious attack on two Benjamin Franklin High School students caught on video Tuesday on a subway platform in the Spring Garden station, officials said yesterday. Nobody involved in the beating - including the victims - reported the brutal crime to SEPTA police, Philadelphia police or school district officials, SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel III said. In the video, time-stamped just after 3:15 p.m., about a dozen teens - all believed to be students, according to officials - appear to be participating in the attack or egging it on. At one point, one of the assailants, wearing a light gray sweatshirt with the hood covering his head, fell onto the tracks.
NEWS
February 13, 2015 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
IT WASN'T A PLACE anyone would want to linger: the dark, secluded train tracks way past the public platform, where you might encounter an oncoming train, rats or worse. The woman who found herself there Monday afternoon definitely encountered worse: a repeat offender with mayhem on his mind. But not long after the punk beat and sexually assaulted the woman at Jefferson Station in Center City, SEPTA police had a suspect in mind - and by Tuesday night, they had him behind bars.
NEWS
February 6, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
MICHAEL, a Frankford teen, is a poster boy for all the wrong reasons. Last year, Michael - a pseudonym, because most of his offenses were committed as a juvenile - was cited 15 times in six months for hopping onto a SEPTA train without paying, law-enforcement sources said. It got so bad, one SEPTA Transit Police officer told the Daily News , that the cashiers at his most frequently visited stations began to recognize him and would tip off police before he even approached their windows.
NEWS
January 30, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
The long-delayed, $150 million makeover of the busy subway complex beneath City Hall will begin early next year, a top SEPTA official said Wednesday. The century-old 15th Street station on the Market-Frankford Line and the 87-year-old City Hall station on the Broad Street line will be made roomier, brighter, and cleaner, and be equipped with 13 elevators to make them fully accessible. And the dark, narrow passageways that connect the stations and the Subway-Surface Lines will be reconfigured to eliminate stairs and bottlenecks.
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