Owing to his having been a maintenance man, Patrick West entered retirement five years ago with a great grasp of reparation and preservation.
By Joseph Myers
Upon entering William Penn Charter School as a freshman, Kenny Bergmann Jr., socially comfortable and athletically blessed, developed doubt over being able to achieve academic success at the renowned East Falls-situated institution.
Police arrested a Pennsport man for allegedly robbing a Whitman business.
Two corporate officers of a Whitman-based employee leasing corporation are facing tax fraud charges.
Police arrested a Whitman man for supposedly swiping a woman’s necklace.
Police are looking for a knife wielder who threatened a Whitman homeowner.
Police are desiring input that could bring to justice three women who stole from a Whitman business.
Authorities are seeking the man who robbed a delivery driver in Whitman.
Law enforcement officials are hoping that the supplied image can help to nab a man who stole from a Whitman store. On July 28, authorities released video footage of the at-large criminal, who, at 11:15 a.m. on July 10, joined an accomplice in entering a T-Mobile store at 2715 S. Front St. Once inside, they broke the security cables on several phones and tablets before fleeing in an unknown direction. Authorities added that the depicted man is likely responsible for heists from other T-Mobile stores. To report information, call South Detectives at 215-686-3013 with DC#15-03-042442, text PPDTIP (773847) or visit www.phillypolice.com/forms. Contact Managing Editor Joseph Myers at email@example.com or ext. 124....
On July 23, Kim Meas, of the 600 block of West Moyamensing Avenue, learned his fate from U.S. District Court Judge Jan E. Dubois. According to a U.S. Department of Justice-supplied release, the 60-year-old native of Cambodia served as the managing director of LS Services Corp., formerly 1615 Snyder Ave., an employee leasing company. The report notes that Meas pleaded guilty on Nov. 24 to two counts of conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, two counts of transporting illegal aliens and two counts of failure to collect and pay federal income and employment taxes. It explains that as the principal corporate officer for LS, he negotiated labor leasing contracts with Greater Delaware Valley entities that leased temporary workers from his corporation. He also created approximately 14 shell companies to craft the illusion that workers leased to other companies were actually employees of the shell corporations. Because of that, the report notes, the shell corporations would be responsible for collecting and paying employment and income taxes for the hires, not LS. Meas attempted to thwart the Internal Revenue Service from determining the identity of the employer of the illegal figures, along with the amount of employment and income taxes that...
Police are searching for a man who concealed his face with a plastic bag in robbing a Whitman business.
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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.