August 29, 2016 |
The number of teenagers who would know where Papua New Guinea is without first Googling it is likely slim. Eli Gutierrez and Isabella Bacciarini not only know, they are financially linked to and entrepreneurially motivated by the island in the southwest Pacific Ocean off the coast of Australia. The two Philadelphians, both 17, are in the coffee business, along with some other students at the String Theory Charter School, where "we really believe in bringing authentic learning experiences to kids," said Jason Corosanite, the school's cofounder and chief innovation officer.
August 11, 2016 |
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.
August 10, 2016 |
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.
July 1, 2016 |
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.
June 16, 2016 |
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.
May 23, 2016 |
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. email@example.com 856-779-3220 @elaijuh
May 8, 2016 |
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.
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.
March 17, 2016 |
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.