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NEWS > COURT REPORT

By Joseph Myers

A taxing occasion

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...

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Posted Jul. 30, 2015

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Clear and absent

Police are searching for a man who concealed his face with a plastic bag in robbing a Whitman business.

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Posted Jul. 9, 2015

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

The need for greed

Authorities are searching for a man who tried to steal a vehicle in Whitman.

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Posted Jun. 29, 2015

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

No child’s play

Police are searching for four women who robbed a Whitman store.

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Posted Jun. 18, 2015

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

An unsafe investment

Police are looking for the figure who burglarized a Whitman eatery.

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Posted Jun. 18, 2015

NEWS > YOUTH & SCHOOLS

By Bill Chenevert

Major mover

It’s unclear where Casey Mitchell finds time to be a regular teenager.

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Posted Jun. 12, 2015

Rare as Amber

Amber Ruan, 16, of the 2400 block of South Front Street is an accomplished student at String Theory High School, both academically and artistically.

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Posted Jun. 12, 2015

NEWS > FEATURES

By Charles Ivey

World-class scholar

This Ss. Neumann Goretti High School junior-to-be is getting a chance to travel the world thanks to his academic accomplishments.

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Posted Jun. 12, 2015

SPORTS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

Gorman goes to bat for Losing Is Not An Option

Joey Gorman likes lauding the wisdom within Jackie Robinson’s assertion that “A life is not important except in the impact it has on others,” meaning the students whom the eventual educator will instruct will find before them a champion for enacting positive change.

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Posted May. 21, 2015

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Unconscionable act

Authorities are looking for two individuals who assaulted a male in Whitman.

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Posted May. 15, 2015

SPORTS > SPORTS BRIEFS

By Joseph Myers

Sticking by Alynn

Following their April 24 home duel against Lansdale Catholic, the John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School lacrosse players honored Whitman inhabitant Alynn Phelan, holding sign, for scoring her 100th career goal.

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Posted May. 12, 2015

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Broadcast news

A man parted with a pair of flat-screen televisions he had been holding a Whitman facility.

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Posted Apr. 30, 2015

» COMMUNITY PROFILE

Whitman


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)

U.S. Senators: Bob Casey (D); Pat Toomey (R)

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)

Ward: 39th

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.

Schools: George Sharswood Elementary, 2300 S. Second St.; John H. Taggart Elementary, 400 W. Porter St.

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.

Rec Centers: Ford P.A.L. Center, 609 Snyder Ave.; Murphy Rec, Fourth and Shunk streets

Parks: Burke Playground, Second and Jackson streets; Mifflin Square, Fifth and Ritner streets; Weinberg Park, Sixth and Jackson streets




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