Archive October 2009

Police pursuit leads to shooting 0


Officers of the 2nd District were reportedly forced to open fire on a robbery suspect in Oxford Circle early this morning.

After robbing a 7-Eleven, the suspect fled in a truck, which police followed. He then crashed the vehicle on the 6000-block of Oxford Avenue and continued fleeing on foot. Investigators are still examining what led an officer to open fire on the 1000-block of Benner Street.

The suspect was taken to Einstein Medical Center with unknown injuries, and his weapon was recovered from this truck.

Bustleton native returns home for World Series matchup against his current city 0

Padrac Glackin and his Yankees-loving girlfriend

Padraic Glackin and his Yankees-loving girlfriend

A Bustleton native is coming back home to watch from his hometown the Phillies play in their second straight World Series, but he’s not bringing his long-time girlfriend. Because, well, she’s a Yankees fan.

Padraic Glackin lives New York City now, attending graduate school at Fordham University in the Bronx borough, and has a serious five-year relationship with Manhattan native Bridget Sweeney.

“This is the first time where it’s been an issue,” Glackin, 24, says of their competing passions in baseball’s best-of-seven championship series, which kicks off tonight in New York. “We were out walking before game six [that sent the Yankees to the World Series] was even played, and a Yankees fan said something, and I told him to make it to the World Series first, and [Bridget] gave me a dirty look.”

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Real NEastate: Pennswood Park pricing issue 0

Q: My agent wants me to reduce the price of my home in Pennswood Park. It’s been on the market for eight months and I’ve had 11 buyers see it. I want $239,000 but he says that the market is “rejecting” that price. What is that supposed to mean? I want what I want.

A:  Nearly 15 percent to 25 percent of all listings do not sell. The market rejects them. Buyers did not accept the price, condition, location, or marketing effort, or a combination of these areas, or perhaps all four of them. continue reading »

Two Lawncrest banks robbed 0


bankrobberyTwo Lawncrest banks, both on Rising Sun Avenue, were robbed in as many days.

On Monday, a man robbed the PNC Bank at 6705 Rising Sun Ave. around 12:30 p.m. The same man robbed the Bank of America at 6425 Rising Sun Ave. – a mere three blocks away – at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. continue reading »

Man shot and killed on Dungan Road 2


A 24-year-old man was fatally shot on Dungan Road last night.

Clinton Zimmerman was shot in the head on the 7400-block of Dungan Road near Bleigh Avenue around 9:20 p.m. He was taken to Einstein Hospital, and was pronounced dead less than 30 minutes later.

As CBS reported, a newer model white Cadillac with tinted windows was scene driving away shortly after the shooting, but authorities are still investigating the crime.

Photos: North vs. Egan football sidelines 0


On the North Catholic side of the field, Sunday, the stands were full of red and white -- the school's colors. Shane Killion, a student at North, seen here with his girlfriend, Sophia Santiago, both of Lawncrest, was wearing his colors, which just also just happen to be the colors of the NL Champion Philadelphia Phillies.

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NEast Philly Halloween Photo Contest 0



Halloween is Saturday! Seems like only yesterday we were writing about pools being open for the summer. But now that the first official Fall holiday is upon us, we want your photos.

Send us your scariest, silliest, most outrageous Halloween photos. They could be this year’s, or decades old – we want them all. This contest is open to all types of photos: costumes, jack-lanterns, pets and decorations. The first 10 people to send in their photos will receive a NEast Philly car sticker (pictured below – and no worries, it’s easily removable.) continue reading »

Hampton Moore Elementary evacuated 0


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J. Hampton Moore Elementary School was evacuated early this morning, just as school was starting. Someone in the building, at Tyson and Summerdale avenues, reported a gas odor, and several students became ill.

The building was evacuated and ventilated around 8:30 a.m., and the situation was reported under control just 30 minutes later.

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: no one knows where Holme Circle is 0

Friday’s rape attempt in Holme Circle has a lot of people on edge – probably more people than necessary. The incident took place on the 2700-block of Holme Avenue around 7:30 a.m.

Not, as Fox, KYW, ABC, CBS and the Inquirer reported, on the 2800-block. A quick glance at the street sign on the corner of Holme of Winchester avenues could have tipped the reporters off. The 2700-block is almost entirely wooded, save for the Northeast Community Center, while the 2800-block is nothing but homes and a shopping center. [map]

Adding insult to injury, many publications misreported the neighborhood. continue reading »

Man found dead in Rhawnhurst street 0


Police_Line_Do_Not_Cross_8An unidentified man was found unresponsive early Saturday morning in the middle of a Rhawnhurst street.

Though reports are conflicting (listing the man’s age as early 20s and early 40s), police said the man was found on the 1700-block of Bleigh Avenue around 4 a.m. Saturday. He had suffered trauma to his head and body, but the cause of death is still under investigation.

Those who think they may have information surrounding the incident are urged to call the police department’s homicide division at 215-686-3334 or 3335.

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