River Wards news in brief for the week of August 14

Brief news items from around your neigh­bor­hoods. 

North­ern Liber­ties bank sup­ports loc­al youth

This sum­mer, Hyper­ion Bank worked with the Nor­ris Square Neigh­bor­hood Pro­ject, a youth, arts, cul­ture, and garden­ing or­gan­iz­a­tion in Kens­ing­ton, to en­hance NS­NP’s work ex­per­i­ence pro­gram­ming. 

The bank co­ordin­ated a  job-shad­ow­ing day, as well as a money man­age­ment work­shop for loc­al youth, the bank said in a press re­lease. 

Dur­ing the school year, stu­dent in­terns are paired with lead­ing loc­al com­munity busi­nesses for “Ca­reer Week.”  This year, those busi­nesses host­ing an in­tern for ‘Job Shad­ow­ing Day’ in­cluded Hyper­ion Bank, the Phil­adelphia 76ers, Con­greso de Lati­nos Unidos, and the of­fice of Coun­cil­man Dav­id Oh.

At left, Hyper­ion Bank as­sist­ant branch man­ager Shar­nette Mitchell in­structs loc­al high school stu­dents on man­aging their money as part of the in­tern­ship pro­gram. Vis­it Hyper­ion Bank on­line at www.hyper­ion­bank.com. ••

Olde Rich­mond’s new bar and res­taur­ant

The former Chug-a-Mug bar will be­come Cook and Shaker bar and res­taur­ant in the fall. 

Cook and Shaker, 2301 E. Al­bert St., will have 55 seats and is the pro­ject of neigh­bor­hood res­id­ent Laura Vie­gas, ac­cord­ing to the Phil­adelphia Busi­ness Journ­al.

Cook and Shaker’s menu will fea­ture craft beers and food with in­gredi­ents from nearby Greens­grow Farms, 2503 E. Firth St. 

The spot will also fea­ture a juke box and karaoke ma­chine, menu items all un­der $15, eight beer taps with at least one cider, and cock­tails made with fruit juices squeezed in-house, ac­cord­ing to philly.com.

“Throughout the design pro­cess, I was adam­ant about not in­stalling a walk-in cool­er be­cause I’d rather rely on a smal­ler reach-in mod­el,” Vie­gas told the Busi­ness Journ­al. “With less space for stor­age, our team will have to take time to make everything fresh, every day.” ••

Ab­baye Bar in NoLibs robbed 

Po­lice are look­ing for two men who stole a safe and cash from the Ab­baye Bar and Res­taur­ant at 637 N. 3rd St.

The rob­bery oc­curred Fri­day around 3:55 a.m., and po­lice said the men broke in­to a first floor win­dow to get in­side. 

The safe the men stole, po­lice said, turned out to be empty. The sus­pects were caught on sur­veil­lance video. They took off in a white pickup truck north on 3rd Street from Fair­mount Av­en­ue. 

Po­lice de­scribe the sus­pects as: Sus­pect #1: White male, 30 years-of-age, short beard, 5’10”-6’0” tall, thin build, wear­ing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and a light colored base­ball cap.

Sus­pect #2: White male, 30 years-of-age, 5’8”-5’10” tall, heavy build, wear­ing a white sleeve­less t-shirt, blue jean shorts, black sneak­ers and a light colored base­ball cap.

Any­one with in­form­a­tion is asked to con­tact Phil­adelphia Po­lice at 215-686-TIPS (8477), text a tip to PPD TIP (773847) or through Philly­Po­lice.com.

See survel­liance video at ht­tp://ab­cloc­al.go.com/wpvi/story?sec­tion=news/loc­al&id=9203273. ull;•

Man shot and killed in Port Rich­mond

A man was killed by a gun­shot on the front steps of his home on Tues­day, Aug. 6 in Port Rich­mond, FOX29 Phil­adelphia re­por­ted last week. 

The shoot­ing oc­curred around 11:30 p.m., on the 3300 block of Agate Street, ac­cord­ing to the FOX re­port. In­vest­ig­at­ors say vic­tim was 37 years old, and was pro­nounced dead on the scene. 

Po­lice are check­ing sur­veil­lance cam­er­as in the area. More in­form­a­tion as it be­comes avail­able. ull;•

You can reach at mjamison@bsmphilly.com.

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