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At 3:45 a.m. on Saturday, 36-year-old Tom Watson, aka "DJ Fenicx," was killed in side the Haagen Dazs on South Street. Watson, who had a standing gig at Tavern 222, and had performed at Copacabana in West Philly earlier that night, was unloading his gear into the shop, which he would pass through to reach his upstairs apartment. It was there that he was found dead, murdered in an apparent robbery attempt. [Inquirer]Update [11:51 a.m.]: Contrary to earlier reports, police are saying the murder was related to the "large amounts" of marijuana and cocaine Watson had in his apartment, which
Nine months ago, Lorenzo & Sons pizzeria on South Street caught fire, closing its doors and depriving thousands of drunk revelers from their badly needed 3:00 a.m. grease and carbohydrates. Just in time for summer, your late-night ritual can resume again, as the famed joint has soft-opened today in advance of its grand opening on Friday.A few local food snobs probably won't be celebrating. A little more than a before Lorenzo's caught fire, Eater Philly polled a handful of culinary poobahs to seek their opinion of the place. Former City Paper food critic Adam Erace called their slices a "floppy mess."
After a show last night at the Theater of Living Arts, rapper French Montana (who?) pulled his tour bus up to a Holiday Inn Express at Penn's Landing, where a crowd of fans were congregating. Shortly thereafter, around midnight, a car pulled up and fired a couple shots into the crowd gathered outside the bus. A 27-year-old died after getting shot in the abdomen, and a 29 year-old survived after getting shot in the shoulder. French Montana does not appear to have been the target of the gunfire, which left 7 bullet casings near his bus. [Philly.com]
Today at 12:30pm, a dog walker found the body of an unidentified woman burned, in the basement of a home on the 1700 block of Naudain Street, just south of Lombard. She was pronounced dead at 12:47. Award for obvious sub-headline of the year goes to NBC 10, which helpfully reported that "Police are calling her death suspicious." [Philly.com]
Police Altercation Caught on Tape. Another day, another viral video involving violent action from Philly's Finest. This one, though, seems a bit more on the up-and-up, as an officer gets involved in a scuffle on South Street after a drunk guy supposedly hit a bouncer. The guy slaps the cop in the face and ends up on the wrong end of the officer's nightstick. [Daily News]1,500 Expected for Specter's Funeral. Lower Merion police are expecting some serious traffic as they're anticipate that 1,500 guests will turn out for Senator Arlen Specter's funeral. Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to be
A Philadelphia woman was ticketed for public urination this week because her 2-year-old son peed on a light post on South Street. The woman says that she and her kids were shopping on South Street and the clothing store they were in wouldn't let her youngest son use the restroom. She instructed her son to go over to a grassy patch and pee on a traffic light pole because he couldn't hold it any longer. A police officer wrote her a $50 ticket and supposedly gave her a lecture on parenting. [NBC Philadelphia]
Toll Bros. Plan South Street Townhouses. South Street, east of the Schuylkill, will be bookended by new townhouses, thanks to Toll Bros. The old Grad Hospital parking garage will be turned into 68 townhouses and 59 condos with a 2,400-square-foot retail space nearby. Another set of townhouses is set for Headhouse Square. [Inquirer]Phils Win Again. Look out world, that's five straight for the guys in red pinstripes. Kendrick held the Fins hitless into the sixth. Dom Brown's two-run home run would be all the good guys needed, but Michael Martinez added a third after a double, fielder's
One firefighter was injured after a fire broke out at Lorenzo's Pizza today. Billowing clouds of black smoke could be seen coming from the roof of the popular, late-night eatery at 3rd and South. All three floors of the building suffered damage from the flames and smoke. [CBS 3]Photo courtesy of @mikeyil
Raheem Brock—a Temple grad and defensive end who used to play for the Eagles—was found not guilty of theft in relation to an incident on South Street last June. Brock had been at Copabanana and had allegedly canceled a food order before leaving his table. The folks at Copa said that he bailed on a $27 tab. He was found not guilty of resisting arrest at the municipal level and has now been found not guilty of the theft that was the catalyst to the whole ordeal.