October 14, 1997 |
At Sixth Street, opposite the Edgar Allan Poe House, hides a music chamber I suspect few know exists. It belongs to the German Society founded here in 1764. For the last century, it has been headquartered in this brownstone at 611 Spring Garden. About 150 comfortably can be seated in its first-floor parlor (as comfy as one gets on folding chairs); there's a platform stage, meant for lectures, upon which string instruments and a grand Steinway mingle nicely with busts of Beethoven and von Steuben, with potted plants and patriotic banners.
June 6, 2007 |
Two Philadelphia men were slain within minutes in separate shootings early yesterday, police said. Eric Christmas, 37, of East Germantown, was shot twice in the head about 2:02 a.m. on the street in the 5400 block of Baynton Street in the Wister section, police said. He was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 2:35 a.m. Police arrested Desmond McMoore of the 5400 block of Baynton in the slaying. At 2:06 a.m., Francisco Rodriguez, 52, of the Northeast, was shot three times in the chest on the street at Broad Street and Lindley Avenue in the Logan section, police said.
May 25, 2004 |
The last words Monica Trice spoke were an urgent plea to a nurse in Temple University Hospital's emergency ward. "Save my baby! Please save my baby!" Trice's mother recalled yesterday. Trice, 27, pregnant and the mother of seven children, was cut down by errant gunfire last summer. A suspect, Kareem Oliver, 22, of West Seymour Street, had been sought since Dec. 13, when a warrant was issued charging him with murder, murder of an unborn child, and weapons offenses. Oliver was arrested Saturday in South Philadelphia.
July 27, 2003 |
A 27-year-old pregnant woman, who was an innocent bystander, was one of five city residents slain in unrelated incidents late Friday night and early yesterday morning, police said. Monica Trice, who was five months pregnant, was standing outside her apartment on the 5000 block of Germantown Avenue about 1 a.m. when an unidentified man began firing a handgun. Police don't know who the man's intended target was as he fired between Wister and Garfield Streets on Germantown Avenue in the city's Wister section, said Sgt. Roland Lee, spokesman for the Philadelphia Police Department.
October 11, 1996
There's an altruistic side to the American Dream, one that remains undiminished by downsizing and undiluted by politics. It's the faith that, in America, you can count on unselfish people working together to build community, to help struggling families or powerless children. At the core, it's hope. This piece of the American character is what United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania relies on as it strives to raise $50 million through its annual campaign. The organization has found an effective way to touch that spirit through the "Days of Caring" program that kicks off the pledge drive.
May 1, 1990 |
A group of about 50 East Germantown residents today staged a sign-waving protest outside a lot where they say human waste is dumped from tour buses. "The air is hazardous to our health around here," said Edward Campbell, president of the East Germantown Concerned Citizens and one of several protesters who wore surgical masks. Three tour buses and a half-dozen sizable trucks were parked on the long, narrow block bordered by 21st Street, Godfrey Avenue and Wister and Laveer streets.
September 8, 2001 |
Kively Evangelides Padis, 90, formerly of Drexel Hill, a former research chemist, hospital activist, and founding member and past president of the Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia, died Wednesday at Cathedral Village in Andorra. Mrs. Padis was born in Greece but celebrated her fourth birthday in the United States. She was a 1932 graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Mass., where she earned a degree in chemistry. After college, she worked as a research chemist at the Lankenau Hospital Research Institute.
September 24, 2010 |
Although most people would consider Monique Riley crazy for allegedly burning down nearly an entire block in her ex-beau's Germantown neighborhood last month, a judge found yesterday that she was mentally competent to stand trial. Riley, 32, was charged with damaging six homes on Furley Street near Wister after she allegedly poured gasoline all over the porch of her ex-boyfriend, Ouris Alston, and tossed a lit match. Riley, who is in Riverside Correctional Facility, faces charges of aggravated assault, arson and related offenses.
December 21, 2011 |
From nine points up early in the third quarter to 14 points down early in the fourth. From a dramatic rally to within two points in the final 2 minutes to three missed opportunities to tie the score in the final 45 seconds. That's the wild ride the Haddon Township basketball team gave its veteran coach, the chanting, cheering members of the "Moo Crew" student section, and everybody else in the Hawks' little gymnasium Tuesday night. And when was the last time those white walls shook with so much excitement during a boys' game of so much significance?
November 22, 2005 |
A Germantown grocer who was shot during a robbery remained in critical condition yesterday as neighbors decried the violence. "He was a great kind of guy. He was a nice neighbor and everything," said Michael Mickens, 35, a barber who lives near the store owned by Paulino Torres. "This is terrible. " According to police, two men dressed in black and wearing ski masks robbed Torres' Cristal Grocery at Wister and Rubicam Streets about 6:45 p.m Sunday and shot Torres, 42, in the head.