by Allan Appel | Mar 21, 2019 2:52 pm | Comments (1)
The cops put the kibosh on a string of robberies of pizza deliverers in the Hill South neighborhood, where police believe a tech-savvy 15 year-old was using a scrambled phone number app he had downloaded in order to lure his pie-and-cash bearing victims.
Meanwhile, officers got word of a new problem — open gambling, smoking, and dealing a few blocks farther along on Greenwich Avenue at Galvin Park.
Continue reading ‘Kimberly Square Pizza Hold-Ups Stopped’
by Thomas Breen | Mar 15, 2019 7:37 am | Comments (39)
Don’t be fooled: Those towering, late-19th century red brick church buildings at Columbus Avenue and Cedar Street may look abandoned.
But they’re actually home to a thriving faith-based, tuition-free middle school that fully intends on staying in the Hill and building up the block.
Continue reading ‘St. Martin Set To Rebuild A Block’
by Christopher Peak | Mar 8, 2019 8:45 am | Comments (5)
As a child growing up near Prague, Mila Nishball saw her weekly trips to the synagogue as a chance to gab with her girlfriends rather than to participate in her family’s religious tradition.
But today, Nishball still tears up when she recalls visiting the site in the late 1980s to discover that the synagogue was gone. It had been torn down by the Nazis after she’d gone into hiding and then fled Czechoslovakia with help from an American-born boy.
Continue reading ‘Holocaust Survivors Can’t Forget’
by Thomas Breen | Mar 7, 2019 8:28 am | Comments (6)
According to a newly released police report, the officer who exchanged shots with a fleeing suspect in the Hill in January fired the first bullet — after the suspect responded to orders to stop and raise his hands by pointing a gun at the officer instead.
Continue reading ‘Facing Gun, Officer Fired First’
by Christopher Peak | Mar 1, 2019 2:33 pm | Comments (3)
A fire extinguisher made from soda bottles. A pair of elevator doors made from aluminum foil. A roller coaster made from miniature gears.
Continue reading ‘Daniels Honors Black Inventors’
by Allan Appel | Mar 1, 2019 2:30 pm | Comments (1)
There was a zug under the ... rug, Mayor Harp said, calling the kids’ attention to the pleasurably goofy rhyme as she read to them from Dr. Seuss’s There’s A Wocket In My Pocket.
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by Noah Kim | Feb 21, 2019 1:02 pm | Comments (3)
After applauding collaboration between neighbors and police officers, the top cop in the Hill received applause himself.
Continue reading ‘Hill Sees Policing Progress’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 15, 2019 8:59 am | Comments (17)
The city condemned a two-family home that two Guilford-based landlords had illegally converted into a five-unit rooming house. Four tenants were displaced.
The landlords’ — and their citywide tenants’ — problems may have just begun.
Continue reading ‘House Condemned; Tenants Displaced’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 8, 2019 1:37 am | Comments (1)
Detectives are pouring through over 600 pages of medical records as they seek to prove that a chainlink fence — rather than a large, armed, unidentified assailant — was the source of a hand injury on a man accused of shooting at city police.
Continue reading ‘Medical Records Key To Cop Shootout Case’
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 7, 2019 5:18 pm | Comments (10)
A private buyer got a step closer to transforming a blighted two-family home in the Hill into affordable housing, after an extended debate that ended with a tighter rehab deadline and a vow to demand more from people who buy property from the city.
Continue reading ‘Sale OK’d, With Tighter Deadline’