Mother Bethel AME Church in Philadelphia (Photo by Smallbones via Wikimedia Commons)
It’s a difficult day for Reverend Mark Kelly Tyler. Twenty-one-year-old Dylann Storm Roof, wanted for Wednesday’s murder of nine people inside Charleston’s historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, has just been captured, and Tyler, like most Americans, is grieving over the tragic shooting.
But for Tyler and his congregation at the Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Society Hill, it runs deeper.
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Photo | Jeff Fusco
It has been six years since Michael Vick walked out of federal prison, where he was locked up for his involvement in a dogfighting conspiracy, and I — like most law-abiding people who don’t beat animals — haven’t forgotten about those charges. So when I received an email on Tuesday inviting me to a James Bond-themed “Michael Vick Weekend,” complete with a black-tie gala and golf outing, I took a moment to respond.
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Aura Voicu (left) and Silviu Serban (right) have been arrested.
If you used an ATM on the 1800 block of JFK Boulevard in Center City at the beginning of May, you might want to check with your bank to make sure your cash is still there. Read more »
An UberX car getting impounded by the PPA.
Ever since UberX debuted in Philadelphia proper in October of last year, the Philadelphia Parking Authority, which has authority over all taxis and limousines in the city, has maintained that the hugely popular car service is illegal. PPA investigators have impounded dozens of UberX cars and cited their drivers in sting operations, and Uber has fought those actions in court. Well, the judge in those cases recently began issuing rulings, and he has sided against Uber every single time. Read more »
The cab-stealing suspect and one of his new cars. (Philadelphia Police)
In a nine-day period, the Philadelphia Police Department says that the man seen here stole eight Philadelphia taxicabs, all of them bearing the “215-GET-A-CAB” logo. Read more »
Suspect in Old City burglary (Philadelphia Police Department)
The Philadelphia Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify this fellow, who recently burglarized Mrs. K’s Restaurant, a small lunch counter type of place, in Old City adjacent to Stephen Starr’s Buddakan. Read more »
It has been a busy summer in Belmar, New Jersey, already, and it’s not even summer yet. Late in May, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie stopped by for a visit. Then last week, a scary looking shark washed up on the beach. And now the tiny Jersey Shore town is making headlines by effectively closing to tourists on Sunday. Read more »
PHILADELPHIA CHICKENS: Photographs, from left, courtesy of Taylor Kyuk-White, Maureen Breen, and Linette
Robert Drake is not usually one to complain. The affable WXPN producer and on-air personality — and part-time weather forecaster — is generally a pretty happy guy and a big city booster. A good egg, as it were. But recently, his feathers were a bit ruffled when his neighbor decided to get some new pets: roosters. Read more »
If you haven’t noticed, it’s hot. Really, really hot. And so, we bring you this guide to how to best get intoxicated on this brutally uncomfortable day. Read more »
Reginald Stewart says he was assaulted after attending a rush party at Phi Kappa Psi in 2013. Photo | Hayley Virgil
Recent University of Pennsylvania graduate Reginald Stewart has sued Penn’s Phi Kappa Psi fraternity as well as fraternity brother Charles Gibson over a January 2013 incident in which he claims Gibson sexually assaulted him. Read more »