If you drive a car in Philly on the regular, you’ve no doubt had the following experience: Someone is double-parked in the middle of the street in front of you even though there are actual parking spots or spaces not far away. You can’t get by. That’s where the problems began for Ned Sonstein. Read more »
Every day, hundreds of people visit the Rittenhouse Square Apple Store on Walnut Street to check out new products, pick up an emergency charger, or just check their email. And according to one former employee, black customers are handled differently than white customers. Read more »
Anthony James Lucidonio III, son of the co-founder of the popular Tony Luke’s brand of cheesesteaks, died on Monday. He was 35. Read more »
There were tense moments on Wednesday afternoon at Drexel Hill Middle School after a teacher discovered a bullet on the floor of a restroom. Read more »
Seth Williams is having some problems. Oh, not just that pesky little arrest and all those federal charges. He’s also having lawyer issues. Williams enlisted the assistance of in-demand Center City attorney Michael Diamondstein, but now Diamondstein is begging off the case, citing ethical issues as well as the fact that Williams can’t afford to pay up. A judge has given Williams until this Friday to sort it all out, and in the meantime, we got to wondering, who the heck is Michael Diamondstein? Read more »
Is Lew Blum the most hated man in Philadelphia? It’s possible. The 61-year-old owner of Lew Blum Towing is the public face of Philly tow-truck companies, the guy who gets the call when you park your Honda in front of a driveway you didn’t even realize was there. (Or at least you claimed you didn’t.)
Blum is a guy who likes to keep to himself, but he recently came out of the woodwork thanks to a new Philly “ticket to tow” law that he says puts the stranglehold on the towing industry. Business may not be good, but Blum says he still loves it. Read more »
The Philadelphia Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a man wanted for arson in South Philadelphia. Read more »
If you’ve been buying your marijuana from a guy with connections in Chester County, your source may have just dried up. On Tuesday morning, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced that a major pot-growing operation in North Coventry Township has been busted. And it’s all thanks to a hunter. Read more »
My name is … John Martin Kruk. I was named after my grandfather.
I grew up … mostly in West Virginia, in a tiny town.
These days, I live in … Naples, Florida. We sold our house in Mount Laurel eight years ago. I had never had a summer because of baseball and work, so we had to figure out a way to make winter into summer. Read more »