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May 29, 1986 | By Roger Cohn, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Zoning Board of Adjustment has refused to allow real estate magnate Samuel Rappaport to keep a free-standing billboard at Broad and Vine Streets, in a decision that civic groups were hailing yesterday as a victory in their effort to ban all billboards along Vine Street. In a unanimous ruling, issued May 21 and sent this week to attorneys involved in the case, the zoning board denied Rappaport's application for a variance that would have allowed the billboard to remain. The two-sided billboard, which stands in a parking lot at the northwest corner of Broad and Vine, was erected three years ago without the required city approvals or zoning variance.
NEWS
January 16, 1987 | By KIT KONOLIGE, Daily News Staff Writer
Commuters who drive Vine Street will have even fewer reasons than usual to love Monday morning next week as the four-year project to reconstruct the artery moves into high gear - and serious problems. Two favorite commuter routes will be shut down: Left turns will be forbidden from Vine Street onto Broad Street southbound, beginning at 9 a.m. Monday. The 23rd Street ramp, which runs behind the the Park Towne Place apartments from the Art Museum circle onto Vine Street eastbound, will be closed, before the Monday morning rush hour.
NEWS
October 10, 1986 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / VICKI VALERIO
Workers from Hurtz Sign Co. of Scranton dismantled the structures of two huge billboards at the northwest corner of Vine and Broad Streets yesterday. Businessman Samuel Rappaport was under court order to remove the billboards because of a city ordinance that requires them to be spaced at least 500 feet apart along Vine Street.
NEWS
November 14, 1988 | MICHAEL MERCANTI/ DAILY NEWS
Members of the Spruce Street Singers perform at "Our Living Legacy," a three-day arts festival on AIDS held over the weekend at the Painted Bride Arts Center on Vine Street. The festival featured 20 performances, some by people with AIDS.
NEWS
September 19, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police in Bucks County are seeking a 28-year-old man, who may be hiding in Philadelphia, in connection with a stabbing of a woman at the Oxford Valley Mall last week. Craig Boston is wanted by Middletown Township police on a charge of attempted murder in the stabbing of his 23-year-old ex-girlfriend about 2:25 p.m. Sept. 6 outside the Macy's department store at the mall, Police Chief Joseph Bartorilla said Thursday. The woman had an active protection-from-abuse order against Boston.
NEWS
May 14, 2012 | Diane Mastrull
A 29-year-old Camden man was fatally shot early Sunday morning in the 700 block of Vine Street, according to Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson. Police responding to reports of a shooting around 4 a.m. found Shaun Carter dead from a gunshot wound. No other information was immediately available. Police are urging anyone with information on the shooting to contact Camden Police Detective Shawn Donlon at 856-757-7420. — Diane Mastrull
NEWS
March 17, 2016 | By William Bender and Chris Brennan, STAFF WRITERS
Edward Campbell was arrested last weekend and accused of selling drugs out of his West Philadelphia home. But the son of powerful Democratic ward leader Edgar "Sonny" Campbell Jr. was already a familiar face in the Criminal Justice Center. He works there. Campbell, 38, was employed for more than a decade as a tipstaff - or courtroom assistant - to Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Minehart and currently holds the same job with Municipal Court Judge Joffie Pittman. Campbell was arrested Saturday after a three-month narcotics investigation.
NEWS
January 17, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
THE FREE LIBRARY of Philadelphia is providing some TLC to help city residents navigate the ACA. That's the Affordable Care Act, the country's new health-insurance system, which many users nationwide have reported is difficult to navigate. "The library is here to help customers in nearly every aspect of their life," said Siobhan A. Reardon, president and director of the Free Library. "And that now includes navigating the Affordable Care Act. " To help meet that need, 33 of the Free Library's staff members were trained as certified application counselors by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
NEWS
April 6, 2013 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A quick-acting Philadelphia detective caught two suspects who allegedly pistol-whipped and robbed a 58-year-old man late Friday afternoon in Chinatown, police said. Around 5:30 p.m., the man was attacked inside a rental property he owns in the 1200 block of Vine Street, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. The victim was forced into the basement, where he was beaten with a .357 caliber pistol and forced to strip to his underwear. Detective Rob Conway was driving down Vine Street returning from an investigation when he spotted the victim, who was outside and screaming for help.
SPORTS
May 2, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Esther Erb looks at the Broad Street Run as one that changed her running career. Erb, now an assistant track and cross-country coach at Rider University, won the 10-mile race in 2012 in 55 minutes, 28 seconds. Since then, the winning has continued. She won the Litchfield Hills (Conn.) Rotary Run on a 7.1-mile course in 2013 and 2014. She also won the U.S. Marathon Championship in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., last year. "Winning the Broad Street Run was a turning point in my career and really made me feel special," Erb, 29, said in a telephone interview.
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NEWS
April 14, 2016
Teen pleads guilty to fatal stabbing A 19-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of another teen during a Hunting Park brawl last year. Keyarra Frisby admitted last week in Common Pleas Court that she stabbed Anita Cotton, 17, in the neck during a melee outside the Walgreens store at 4201 N. Broad St. in the early hours of July 5. Judge Lillian Ransom set sentencing for June 6. Assistant District Attorney Kristen Kemp said Tuesday that Frisby faced at least five to 10 years in state prison.
NEWS
March 17, 2016 | By Chris Palmer and Chris Brennan, STAFF WRITERS
A son of Edgar "Sonny" Campbell Jr., a powerful city ward leader and close ally of Philadelphia Democratic Party Chairman Robert Brady, has been charged with selling cocaine and marijuana out of his West Philadelphia home, according to court and police records. Edward Campbell, 38, was arrested Saturday, allegedly with 230 grams of cocaine, inside his house in the 5900 block of Vine Street, police records show. The cocaine had a street value of $23,000, the records say. Also found in Campbell's home - down the street from a charitable foundation bearing his family's name - was a small amount of marijuana, a loaded .40-caliber pistol, and $2,430 in cash beneath a chair in a living room, police records show.
NEWS
March 17, 2016 | By William Bender and Chris Brennan, STAFF WRITERS
Edward Campbell was arrested last weekend and accused of selling drugs out of his West Philadelphia home. But the son of powerful Democratic ward leader Edgar "Sonny" Campbell Jr. was already a familiar face in the Criminal Justice Center. He works there. Campbell, 38, was employed for more than a decade as a tipstaff - or courtroom assistant - to Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Minehart and currently holds the same job with Municipal Court Judge Joffie Pittman. Campbell was arrested Saturday after a three-month narcotics investigation.
NEWS
September 19, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police in Bucks County are seeking a 28-year-old man, who may be hiding in Philadelphia, in connection with a stabbing of a woman at the Oxford Valley Mall last week. Craig Boston is wanted by Middletown Township police on a charge of attempted murder in the stabbing of his 23-year-old ex-girlfriend about 2:25 p.m. Sept. 6 outside the Macy's department store at the mall, Police Chief Joseph Bartorilla said Thursday. The woman had an active protection-from-abuse order against Boston.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 2015 | Lauren McCutcheon, Daily News Staff Writer
The long: Do-it-all, 1.3-acre, open-daily park has climbable rock garden, wade-able pool, play-in fountains, trees, grass and all-day cafe. The short: Fairmount Park's mini me. Location, location: On the edge of a traffic circle, across from the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and Swann Fountain. The demo: Swim-diaper through early elementary school. Early risers: The pebble-bottomed pool (originally intended as a boat pond) and winding-path hilltop garden don't open until 10 a.m. (But the cafe's up and running at 8 a.m.)
NEWS
July 9, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
A pedestrian was killed early Tuesday when a SEPTA bus driver - apparently without realizing it - ran over him in Center City, police said. Police said witnesses told investigators the bus driver struck a 40-year-old man at 11th and Walnut Streets at 1:11 a.m. but did not know that he had hit someone and continued driving. The driver followed his route up 11th until officers stopped him at Vine Street, police said. SEPTA representatives said Philadelphia police were handling the investigation.
NEWS
July 5, 2015 | By Sarai Flores, Inquirer Staff Writer
Carl Adams, 49, of Southwest Philadelphia, has been homeless for much of the past year, since he was released from prison. "When I got out, family and friends were gone," Adams said. Despite lacking a home and family, Adams got an important boost last week: a makeover from a traveling salon that provides free hair washes, cuts, color, and styling. In preparation for a meeting with a lawyer, Adams got a beard trim and a haircut in a blue-and-white trailer in the parking lot of the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, on 13th Street north of Vine Street.
SPORTS
May 2, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Esther Erb looks at the Broad Street Run as one that changed her running career. Erb, now an assistant track and cross-country coach at Rider University, won the 10-mile race in 2012 in 55 minutes, 28 seconds. Since then, the winning has continued. She won the Litchfield Hills (Conn.) Rotary Run on a 7.1-mile course in 2013 and 2014. She also won the U.S. Marathon Championship in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., last year. "Winning the Broad Street Run was a turning point in my career and really made me feel special," Erb, 29, said in a telephone interview.
SPORTS
April 30, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stephen Gitonga has competed in many road races in his native Kenya, but on Sunday he will tackle a new challenge: the 10-mile Blue Cross Broad Street Run. Gitonga, who has been in the United States for two years, was among a group attending a news conference Tuesday at City Hall to promote the 36th annual race. He has practiced on the course and has the same opinion as many of the other competitors. "It is a good course, straight and flat," said Gitonga, a veteran of marathons and half marathons.
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