August 8, 2016 |
In the fall of 2008, filmmaker Daniel Meirom turned a group of Camden teenagers loose on the streets with handheld cameras they used to interview friends, neighbors, parents, local historians, and people they met along the way. The goal was for the students to use their burgeoning filmmaking skills to learn about their city's past, present, and future. But over the years the project morphed into a full-fledged documentary in which they were both stars and collaborators. The final product, a 75-minute film called Camden Love Hate , was completed earlier this year by Meirom and Ron Lipsky, who codirected and coproduced.
August 5, 2016 |
Police are looking for a group of teenagers who assaulted an 11-year-old boy at an Olney playground at gunpoint. Authorities on Wednesday released surveillance footage of one of the suspects in the July 12 attack near A and Champlost Streets. The boy was playing basketball at a playground there about 4:50 p.m. when a group of four male teenagers began chasing him, police said. The assailants caught the 11-year-old in a nearby alley, pulled a handgun, forced him to take off his clothes, and punched him in the stomach, authorities said.
June 20, 2016 |
Classes were not yet underway at Camden High School when the two teenagers slipped out of the building unnoticed. Half a mile from school they came across an unlocked silver Cadillac DeVille, police said, and they began cruising through the city's streets. They were driving north on the cobblestone-paved Seventh Street in the city's Lanning Square section just before 10 a.m. on April 25 when they passed a police cruiser. By then the owner of the Cadillac had reported it stolen, and the officer made a U-turn behind them.
April 28, 2016
A woman and four teenagers face burglary charges stemming from a Camden rowhouse fire that sent six people to the hospital and damaged neighboring homes, displacing 26 residents. Asia Williams, 35, of Camden, a former tenant at the home at 828 Haddon Avenue, had planned to burglarize the property with the teenagers before the fire, which happened around 4:30 a.m. Friday, authorities said. Authorities are still investigating who set the blaze. Williams was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, terroristic threats, and employing a juvenile in the commission of a crime.
April 4, 2016
American Girls Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers By Nancy Jo Sales Knopf. 416 pp. $26.95. Reviewed by Hillary Rea Selfie. Thot. Yik Yak. Savage. Aesthetic. Slut pages. Emoji. Kik. Tinder. Tumblr. Snapchat. Such jargon pops up on page after page in Nancy Jo Sales' engrossing exposé, American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers . Sales, 51, is the author of The Bling Ring , which inspired the movie of the same name.
March 16, 2016
A teenager was struck by a police cruiser Monday evening while he was walking in the Kingsessing section of Southwest Philadelphia, authorities said. An unidentified officer was responding to what was described as a priority call shortly after 6 p.m. when his cruiser hit the teen, said Sgt. Eric Gripp, a police spokesman. Additional details surrounding how the accident happened or how fast the cruiser was traveling were not available Monday night. The accident occurred in the 1700 block of 56th Street, Gripp said.
November 15, 2015 |
FOR THE 12 days since 16-year-old Saleem West was gunned down on a bike in North Philly, his mom has been unable to speak publicly. It hurt too much. But yesterday, the day police arrested Saleem's alleged killers, his mom, Acquanetta Sutton, could finally speak of her only child. "My son is at peace now," Sutton told reporters yesterday at police headquarters near a police lieutenant who announced that two teenagers were in custody. "I'm just glad that he's where he needs to be," she said.
October 4, 2015 |
Barbara Mangan Pitocchelli, 87, of Rosemont, a teenage tennis champion who later made her mark as a respected player, umpire, and coach, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, of a digestive ailment at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mrs. Pitocchelli's life revolved around tennis and family. Born in Washington, she moved to Villanova in 1942. She attended the Shipley School, where she played varsity tennis all four years. At age 17, she reached the Merion Cricket Club singles championship final, and she captured the title in 1973.
September 11, 2015 |
WHEN A MONSTER snatched her beautiful teenage daughter off the street, raped, beat and strangled her and then left her like trash in a vacant Kensington house, a homicide investigator warned 17-year-old Anjeanette Maldonado's mourning family that bringing her killer to justice could take time. "The first detective told me: 'You're going to have to wait. You have to be patient.' I thought he meant next week," Anjeanette's mother Paulette Smith, 59, said yesterday. Now, nearly 19 years after Anjeanette was murdered on her walk to school, Smith's long wait for justice has ended.
August 19, 2015 |
A 15-year-old boy was taken into custody Monday in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl in North Philadelphia late last month, police said. The teen was positively identified by the girl and was facing charges of attempted murder, kidnapping, rape, and related offenses, police said. The girl was taken from inside her home in the 2600 block of North Hutchinson Street late July 27 or early July 28. She told police that she got up during the night and was walking in a hallway when the suspect appeared from behind a closet door.