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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.
BUSINESS
August 10, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Philadelphia's nightclub scene may soon be rocked by a 24-year-old dance-music impresario from Connecticut. And his mother. James and Micheline DeBerardine are transforming an aged office building near 12th and Vine Streets into what they say will be the city's biggest and most technically sophisticated dance venue. The club, to be called NOTO - short for "Not of the Ordinary" - is part of the DeBerardines' plans for Vine Street just north of Chinatown, which also include 99 new apartments.
NEWS
July 1, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Best Western Hotels & Resorts will operate its second Philadelphia hotel in an Art Moderne building that previously served as a film-storage facility on the northern edge of Chinatown near 13th and Vine Streets. Ed Grose, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association, said Wednesday that owners of the property at 1225 Vine St. told him of the plans. An existing Best Western operates at 255 Chestnut St. Zoning approvals were granted for a 120-room hotel at the Vine Street property in March 2015, according to city records.
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
June 16, 2016 | By Erin Arvedlund, STAFF WRITER
The Philadelphia Financial Exploitation Prevention Task Force Wednesday is hosting "Safeguarding Our Seniors," a free event at the Parkway Public Library, 1901 Vine Street. The program for older adults and caregivers is open to the public, and focuses on preventing senior financial exploitation by keeping money and assets safe, making good financial decisions and preventing and reporting elder financial abuse. The seminar takes place in the Library's Skyline Room from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
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
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
May 23, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, STAFF WRITER
An 80-year-old man was killed Saturday night after being hit by a car in West Philadelphia, police said. The man, whose name was not immediately released, was struck by a private vehicle on the 6100 block of Vine Street, police said. He was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 7:07 p.m. The driver of the car remained at the scene, police said. jlai@phillynews.com 856-779-3220 @elaijuh
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.
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August 11, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Police are asking for help finding two men who have terrorized the owners of nearly a dozen Philadelphia businesses by breaking into the stores, tying up the people in attached residences and robbing them at gunpoint. Philadelphia police this week released surveillance images of the pair suspected in the 11 incidents, which happened between May and early August across various parts of West and North Philadelphia. The two men seem to be targeting Asian-owned businesses that have residences attached, police said.
BUSINESS
August 10, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Philadelphia's nightclub scene may soon be rocked by a 24-year-old dance-music impresario from Connecticut. And his mother. James and Micheline DeBerardine are transforming an aged office building near 12th and Vine Streets into what they say will be the city's biggest and most technically sophisticated dance venue. The club, to be called NOTO - short for "Not of the Ordinary" - is part of the DeBerardines' plans for Vine Street just north of Chinatown, which also include 99 new apartments.
NEWS
July 1, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Best Western Hotels & Resorts will operate its second Philadelphia hotel in an Art Moderne building that previously served as a film-storage facility on the northern edge of Chinatown near 13th and Vine Streets. Ed Grose, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association, said Wednesday that owners of the property at 1225 Vine St. told him of the plans. An existing Best Western operates at 255 Chestnut St. Zoning approvals were granted for a 120-room hotel at the Vine Street property in March 2015, according to city records.
NEWS
June 16, 2016 | By Erin Arvedlund, STAFF WRITER
The Philadelphia Financial Exploitation Prevention Task Force Wednesday is hosting "Safeguarding Our Seniors," a free event at the Parkway Public Library, 1901 Vine Street. The program for older adults and caregivers is open to the public, and focuses on preventing senior financial exploitation by keeping money and assets safe, making good financial decisions and preventing and reporting elder financial abuse. The seminar takes place in the Library's Skyline Room from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
NEWS
May 23, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, STAFF WRITER
An 80-year-old man was killed Saturday night after being hit by a car in West Philadelphia, police said. The man, whose name was not immediately released, was struck by a private vehicle on the 6100 block of Vine Street, police said. He was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 7:07 p.m. The driver of the car remained at the scene, police said. jlai@phillynews.com 856-779-3220 @elaijuh
NEWS
May 8, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Police on Friday said they know the identity and whereabouts of a driver who ran over a pedestrian in Center City, seriously injuring her. About 7:50 a.m. Thursday, a 26-year-old woman was walking south on 16th Street, crossing Vine, when she had an encounter with the female driver of a blue 2003 Mazda Protege, police said. While the pedestrian was crossing the intersection, the driver almost hit her, and the two exchanged words, police said. The pedestrian told the driver she had the right of way. The driver reportedly cursed at her: "If you don't move, I will move you," police said.
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.
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