By Bill Chenevert
Imagine an application on your phone that works like this: it’s late on a Friday evening in South Philadelphia and you’re getting ready to walk from your house to your friend’s house to watch a movie.
By Joseph Myers
A burglar rid a Hawthorne establishment of its ice cream maker last week. At approximately 3 a.m. March 27, an unknown offender used an open front patio door to enter Tashan Restaurant, 777 S. Broad St., to remove the treat producer, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. Processing the scene and interviewing staff, detectives learned from a manager that he had locked the door about an hour before the incident and had used the main front door to exit. The worker added the suspect entered the site with a box, gained access through the open door and located the machine easily despite darkness, Tolliver said. The burglar took the machine, two ice cream scoopers and four stainless steel milkshake cups. Tashan’s video system captured the incident, but the site provided no information on the offender. To report information, call South Detectives at 215-685-1635, text PPDTIP (773847) or visit phillypolice.com/forms....
Police are seeking the identity of two males for their roles in a Jan. 2 burglary of a Hawthorne eatery.
Surveillance video captured two males vandalizing a Hawthorne establishment’s exterior and delivery van.
First-year coach Frank Schneider has stressed that his basketball players at The Academy at Palumbo, 1100 Catharine St., refrain from worrying about their destination and dwell instead on their journey.
A Hawthorne-based gas station attack left an employee injured last week.
Detectives have surveillance video as their primary aid in bringing to justice a man who damaged and robbed Hawthornes Cafe, 738 S. 11th St., Sunday.
A physical altercation left a woman minus her cell phone Saturday night.
An alleged carjacker is behind bars for an incident last week in Hawthorne. Pulling into Hess Gas Station, 615 S. Broad St., at 2:16 a.m. Dec. 11, the complainant, an employee of All City Cab Co., had an unknown male push him out of the vehicle, with the figure driving away after entering the vehicle, police said.
“We all have a light,” Juanita Perkins-Qui said. “Singing is my light that I have to let shine.” Perkins-Qui, of 13th and Christian streets, has been singing her whole life. Her special talent has functioned as a remarkable safe haven for those in need of comfort.
A woman was ripped from her car in Hawthorne last week.
Over his nearly five-year tenure as the chief cultural officer and director of the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, Gary Steuer has enjoyed being a cheerleader for global promotion of the metropolis’ innovative identity.
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Boundaries: Broad to 11th streets, South Street to Washington Avenue
Origin of Name: Residents are unsure of the name's significance, but say the city designated the area as Hawthorne.
Brief history: The area’s most famous building is the former Ridgway Library. Modeled after the Parthenon, the historic structure, which now houses the High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, 901 S. Broad St., dates to 1878. The former library’s vastness made it difficult to maintain a constant temperature, and volumes of books were damaged as a result. In 1997, the building was restored and CAPA moved in. The Martin Luther King housing project (once known as Hawthorne Square) at 13th and Fitzwater streets was imploded in 1999. From its ashes rose townhomes for sale and rent to low- to moderate-income families.
Famous Residents: R&B group Boyz II Men graduated from CAPA when it was in the Palumbo Elementary building at 11th and Catharine streets.
Major Landmarks: Hawthorne Cultural Arts and Recreation Center, 12th and Carpenter streets; CAPA.
Architecture: While brick homes are scattered throughout, the area consists mostly of townhouses.
U.S. Congressional District: 1st, Bob Brady (D)
Pennsylvania Governor: Tom Corbett (R)
State Senate District 1st, Lawrence M. Farnese Jr. (D)
City Council District: 1st, Mark Squilla (D)
Police District: 3rd, Capt. Michael Ryan; Community Relations Officers Ace Delgado and Gary Harkins
Civic Groups: Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition
Libraries: Santore, 932 S Seventh St., in Bella Vista
Places of Worship: Church of God, 1219 Fitzwater St.; New Hope Temple Baptist Church, 711 S. 12th St.; New Life Temple Baptist Church, 1227 Christian St.; New Mount Zion Baptist Church, 919 S. 13th St.; Rising Sun Baptist Church 745 S. 12th St.
Rec Centers: Hawthorne Cultural Arts, 1200 Carpenter St.
Parks: Hawthorne Park, 12th and Catharine streets.