1 hour ago

Police: One couple and a SEPTA officer assaulted as large Philly crowds wreak havoc

The melee began around 7 p.m. Saturday on the 1700 block of Walnut Street and spread to nearby streets, said police, who provided few details Sunday.

    Police: One couple and a SEPTA officer assaulted as large Philly crowds wreak havoc
    Two large and disorderly crowds - one of them comprising more than 100 juveniles - caused pandemonium Saturday night near Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square, assaulting at least three people and committing a robbery, police said. The melee began around 7 p.m. Saturday on the 1700 block of Walnut Street and spread to nearby streets, said police, who provided few details Sunday.
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18 hours ago

Joseph G. Procacci, South Philly tomato king, dies at 90

His bid was backed by the investor Walter P. Lomax Jr., a physician and private-equity executive. Mr. Procacci proposed the $367 million Casino Revolution for Front Street and Pattison Avenue, near Procacci Brothers’ headquarters.

Memorial donations may be made to the Abramson Cancer Center, Bladder Cancer Biomarker Discovery Fund, in care of Andrew Bellet, Penn Medicine Development and Alumni Relations, 3535 Market St. Suite 750, Philadelphia, Pa., 19104.

    Joseph G. Procacci, South Philly tomato king, dies at 90
    Mr. Procacci was co-founder, with his brother Michael, and longtime chief executive of Procacci Brothers Sales Corp., a wholesaler supplier based on Front Street in South Philadelphia. The company, which owns farms in New Jersey and Florida and operates overseas, says it produces 10 percent of the country's tomatoes.
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18 hours ago

Man dies after being shot while driving in Philly

The victim was driving a black Dodge minivan on the 600 block of North 52nd Street just after 6 p.m. when he was shot twice in the right side, police said. The vehicle crashed into the side of a commercial building.

    Man dies after being shot while driving in Philly
    A 29-year-old man is dead after being shot while driving in West Philadelphia Saturday night, police said. The victim was driving a black Dodge minivan on the 600 block of North 52nd Street just after 6 p.m. when he was shot twice in the right side, police said.
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2 days ago

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Cops: South Street police station vandalized, anarchist propaganda found at scene

Officers were inside of the mini station on the 900 block of South Street in South Philadelphia around 11:10 p.m. Thursday when they heard a disturbance outside...

    Cops: South Street police station vandalized, anarchist propaganda found at scene
    A Philadelphia Police mini station on South Street was vandalized Thursday night and the windows of two vehicles were heavily damaged by 10-to-12 people who were caught on camera running from the scene, authorities said. "Anarchist/anti-police propaganda pamphlets were also strewn" on the street near the station, police said in a news release.
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  • Susan Farrell Semi retired. Booknut. Dognut. Wanderler

    Cameras right. This scary that the vandals went as far as they did.

2 days ago

These Philly schoolkids marched against injustice 50 years ago, and police responded with nightsticks. Today, they inspire a new generation

“That was the first time I had ever witnessed something like that,” said Ward, who had walked a mile and a half from Vaux, at 23rd and Master streets. “I was very scared and intimidated; we all were. I will never forget that day.”

    These Philly schoolkids marched against injustice 50 years ago, and police responded with nightsticks. Today, they inspire a new generation
    "The clubs were going in every direction," said an adult organizer of the walkout to bring reforms and more awareness of black students' concerns. Then-Police Commissioner Frank Rizzo ordered more than 100 men in full riot gear to charge students who had been largely peaceful. "The kids were helpless."
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2 days ago

Anselm Kiefer says Auguste Rodin was a creative destroyer, just like him. Their joint show opens today at the Barnes.

Through March 12 at the Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

    Anselm Kiefer says Auguste Rodin was a creative destroyer, just like him. Their joint show opens today at the Barnes.
    Anselm Kiefer talked with us about his creative process - and what he has in common with sculptor Auguste Rodin. The esteemed German contemporary artist is in Philly for the opening of the Barnes Foundation "Kiefer Rodin" show combining the two masters' works.
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2 days ago

Latest new chef at a.kitchen gives Rittenhouse wine bistro a compelling French flair

...street presence has long been overshadowed by the glitzier sights at the lively crossroads of 18th and Walnut...

    a.kitchen | Latest new chef at a.kitchen gives Rittenhouse wine bistro a compelling French flair
    a.kitchen is one of those places that, despite maintaining a consistent record of excellence and a reputation as one of Philly's most essential wine restaurants, has never quite acquired enough real buzz. - Craig LaBan, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
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2 days ago

Fire ravages West Chester nursing home, forces evacuation, prompts massive response

Dispatchers called for ATVs about 1 a.m. to assist with the evacuation of patients from the care facility, a campus of several buildings located at 700 North Franklin St.

By 3 a.m., about two dozen Barclay residents were assembled at the Good Fellowship Ambulance Company at 600 Montgomery Ave., awaiting contact with relatives and friends. As they waited, ambulances and ATVs with patients brought more evacuees in.

    Fire in West Chester assisted living facility forces evacuation, prompts massive response
    A multi-alarm fire ravaged an assisted living facility in West Chester late Thursday night, forcing the evacuation of residents into 40-degree temperatures. "All I can tell you is we have multiple alarms and multiple evacuations," said a Chester County dispatcher who confirmed some of the basic details.
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2 days ago

Richard L. Wade, 69, Germantown Friends head of school

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Second Baptist Church of Germantown, 6459 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia 19119. Burial is private.

A meeting for worship in the Quaker tradition will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Germantown Friends Meetinghouse, 47 W. Coulter St..

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Memorial donations may be made to the Richard Wade Tribute Fund at GFS, 31 W. Coulter St. Philadelphia 19144, or to the Second Baptist Church of Germantown at the address above.

    Richard L. Wade, 69, Germantown Friends head of school
    When Richard L. Wade arrived on the Germantown Friends School campus in 1993, enrollment was down. Administrators had left. The faculty was fragmented. The school faced financial problems. In taking the job as head of school, Mr. Wade, a tall, courtly Southerner who had run the Rippowam Cisqua School in Bedford, N.Y., for the previous decade, assigned himself to guide the Quaker school known as GFS into the 21 st century.
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2 days ago

Bankrupt North Philadelphia Health System could continue running Girard Medical Center

With NHS out of the picture, the city will begin talking to what remains of North Philadelphia Health System about a sublease that would keep a remnant of that bankrupt nonprofit in charge at the 801 W. Girard Ave. facility, at least in the short term, Gladstein said.

    Bankrupt North Philadelphia Health System could continue running Girard Medical Center
    After Philadelphia's talks with NHS Human Services failed to produce a contract to run Girard Medical Center, the city said it would use the bankrupt North Philadelphia Health System to keep the facility in business. - Harold Brubaker, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
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3 days ago

Philly breakdancer explores his Asian roots through hip-hop

8:30 p.m., Friday, Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine St.

    Philly breakdancer explores his Asian roots through hip-hop
    Growing up in Bermuda, Mark "Metal" Wong had no idea what hip-hop was until MTV came to the island in 2001 when he was 18. When he turned on the television one day, a music video featuring b-boys came on. Wong was mesmerized. "I had no idea what it was," he said.
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3 days ago

'Kiefer Rodin' exhibit at the Barnes Foundation is a thrilling and stimulating mashup

Through March 12 at the Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

    'Kiefer Rodin' exhibit at the Barnes Foundation is a thrilling and stimulating mashup
    Anselm Kiefer and Auguste Rodin, featured at the Barnes Foundation in a joint exhibition, find common ground across the centuries in the great medieval cathedrals. The exciting show opens Friday and runs through March 12. - Thomas Hine, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
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3 days ago

The Cliffs climbing gym to open in Philly, first location outside New York

The 340 N. 10th St. facility, scheduled to open in fall 2018, will be the Cliffs’ largest gym to date, according to a release Thursday from brokerage Metro Commercial Real Estate of Mount Laurel, which helped negotiate the lease.

    The Cliffs climbing gym to open in Philly, first location outside New York
    The Cliffs Climbing & Fitness plans to open a 39,000-square-foot climbing gym in a currently vacant warehouse property near 10th and Callowhill Streets north of Center City, its first location outside the New York City area. The 340 N. 10th St.
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3 days ago

Fly pupae on soda gun, live mice in glue traps cited at Philly eateries

8505 Germantown Ave.

9813 Bustleton Ave.

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6627 Chew Ave.

1000 W Montgomery Ave.

5821 Germantown Ave.

5570 Market St.

6060 Castor Ave.

1402 Lombard St.

6669 Germantown Ave.

2655 W Sterner St.

200 S Broad St.

1228 N 52nd St.

40 E Chelten Ave.

1800 Lindley Ave.

5701 Walnut St.

8103 Stenton Ave.

300 S. 52nd St.

2200 S. 7th St.

614 S 55th St.

6057 Ogontz Ave.

3348 Germantown Ave.

6620 Woodland Ave.

901 W Susquehanna Ave.

Lovash International Grill, 236 SOUTH ST; Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet, 2051 COTTMAN AVE.; Dunkin Donuts, 1401 S 10TH ST.; Wei Shang, 2901 N STILLMAN ST.

    Fly pupae on soda gun, live mice in glue traps cited at Philly eateries
    Twenty four restaurants, markets and stores were closed temporarily by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health between Nov. 1 and Nov. 15. Inspectors were busy in the last two weeks citing food establishments for a myriad of offenses. It's fall and while leaves are dropping from trees, finding them on cheese is never a good thing.
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