Geno's Steaks' owner to hail
fallen cops, firefighters
Joey Vento, owner of Geno's Steaks in South Philadelphia, will dedicate a "Path of Honor" outside his famed steak shop today at 11 a.m.
The path will feature more than 400 bricks with the names of every police officer and firefighter killed in the line of duty. The police and fire commissioners will be on hand for the dedication ceremony, as will Maureen Faulkner, widow of Officer Daniel Faulkner. The intersection of 9th and Passy-unk will be shut down to regular traffic from 10 a.m. until noon.
A campaign that's music
to ears of anti-gun proponents
Declaring tomorrow "Violins Not Violence" Amnesty Day, the Salvation Army and Musicopia are encouraging residents to donate their firearms for a good cause.
The gun drive will be held at the Salvation Army's West Philadelphia Corps Community Center, 55th and Market streets, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. For every gun that is turned in, Musicopia has pledged to donate a musical instrument to a Philadelphia school student.
Ex-LCB chairman to head
high court disciplinary board
Jonathan H. Newman, a Philadelphia lawyer, has been named by the state Supreme Court as chairman of its Disciplinary Board.
Newman is an attorney with Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell and Hipple. He has served as chairman of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and vice chairman of the Disciplinary Board. His mother, Sandra Schultz Newman, was a Supreme Court justice from 1995-2006.
Chunk of kitchen unearthed at ex-presidents' house
George Washington and John Adams once lived in a house about a block from Independence Hall that is now being excavated by archaeologists in preparation for construction of a "President's House" monument to commemorate the daily lives of the two presidents.
Officials of Independence National Historical Park and the city announced yesterday that a section of the kitchen wall, as well the foundation walls from the main house, had been unearthed. Nine of Washington's slaves also lived there.
Winslow man charged
in hit-run involving boy, 12
A 38-year-old Winslow man has been charged in a hit-run crash yesterday that critically injured a 12-year-old boy riding an electric scooter on Watsontown-New Freedom Road, in Winslow.
Michael Repko was charged with assault by auto, drunken driving and related offenses in the 2 p.m. incident. The boy, Najeeb Green-Lewis, of Winslow, was taken to Cooper University Hospital. Repko, who left the scene of the accident, was arrested an hour later at his home.
Camden Co. cops setting up
checkpoints for drunk drivers
If you're going to drink and drive, better stay out of Camden County this month.
Using funds from a state grant, local police departments will stage sobriety checkpoints in these communities:
May 11, Cherry Hill; May 25, Gloucester Township and Berlin Borough. *
- Staff and wire reports