Police are looking for a man who forced a cab driver out of his automobile.
Police are looking for a man who pulled off a Whitman home invasion March 23.
Police are looking for a man who pulled off a Whitman home invasion Monday.
Authorities busted a Southwest Philly resident who allegedly robbed a Whitman bank.
There is an absolutely massive menu at Mr. Wings, 500 W. Oregon Ave. From hoagies, cheesesteaks, wraps, shrimp to strombolis and pizza, this is a menu that basement-dwelling bros and fraternities dream of.
While putting a loved one to rest is a hardship that we will all endure, the services that Murphy Ruffenach and Brian Donnelly Funeral homes, 2239 S. Third St., offer look to placate the feelings of grief. The business has existed since 1915 residing on the corner of Third and Wolf streets and though Murphy Ruffenach and Brian Donnelly Funeral Homes are nearly a century old, they still look to advance with the times.
With respect to establishing durable bonds, Ed Mooney need not fret that he is an only child, as he deems his teammates on the St. Joseph’s Preparatory School football squad his brothers.
Michael L. McKillop, listed in published reports as a Whitman inhabitant, died just after 4 a.m. Sunday after supposedly burglarizing a Claymont Rite Aid, dragging the trooper who looked to prevent his escape and striking the law enforcement figure’s patrol car.
A drug-seeking male punched and robbed a woman in Whitman.
A drug-seeking male punched and robbed a woman in Whitman last week.
According to acquaintances, Christopher Gedraitis could captivate quite easily, which made the 30-year-old’s March 23, 2006 death from an undiagnosed heart condition a wrenching reminder of the brevity of life.
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Boundaries: Snyder Avenue to Bigler Street, Sixth to Lee streets.
Origin of Name: When the neighborhood was declared an urban-renewal area in the mid-1950s, the nearby Walt Whitman Bridge also was being constructed. The great poet¹s name was transferred to the burgeoning neighborhood.
Brief history: During the 1950s, the construction of Whitman Park, a low-income housing development, created quite a stir. Whitman Council (formerly the Whitman Area Improvement Council) was established partly to fight a proposal for the three high-rise apartment complexes. The issue gained national attention and, through negotiations and the courts, the plan was modified to instead include 120 low- to moderate-income houses.
Famous Residents: Joey Coyle, who stole $1.2 million that fell from an armored truck and had his story made into a 1993 movie starring John Cusack; crooner Eddie Fisher, a Fifth-and-Porter-Streets native; "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" director Irv Kershner; Comedian and actor Joey Bishop, of Fourth Street and Snyder Avenue, was a member of Frank Sinatra's Rat Pack; "The Odd Couple" actor Jack Klugman, of Fourth Street and Snyder Avenue
Major Landmarks: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2329 S. Third St., which is more than 100 years old; Mifflin Park, Fifth and Wolf streets; Whitman Library, 200 Snyder Ave.; shopping areas Whitman Plaza and Columbus Commons
Architecture: Mostly two-bedroom brick rowhomes that were expanded.
U.S. Congressional District: 1st, Bob Brady (D)
Pennsylvania Governor: Tom Corbett (R)
State Senate District 1st, Lawrence M. Farnese Jr. (D)
State House District: 184th, William F. Keller (D)
City Council District: 1st, Mark Squilla (D)
Police District: 3rd, Capt. Michael Ryan; Community Relations Officers Ace Delgado and Gary Harkins
Civic Groups: Pennsport/Whitman Town Watch and Whitman Council Inc.
Libraries: Whitman, 200 Snyder Ave.
Places Of Worship: Galilee Christian Hope Baptist Church, 2113 S. Sixth St.; Mount Enon Baptist Church, 500 Snyder Ave.; New Greenwich Light Baptist Church, 121 Oregon Ave.; Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2319 S. Third; Phra Buddha Ransi Temple, 2400 S. Sixth St.; Snyder Avenue Congregational Church, Third and Snyder Avenue; Spirit and Truth Apostolic Church, 440 Snyder Ave.