Neighborhood news in brief for the week of June 26

Brief news items from around the River Wards.

State sen­at­or’s fam­ily owns part of Wynn site

State Sen. Mi­chael Stack (D-5th dist.) could be in for a wind­fall, as the Phil­adelphia Daily News re­por­ted that de­veloper Steve Wynn’s pro­posed casino and hotel in Fishtown is on land that is owned in part by Stack’s fam­ily.

One fifth of the 60-acre site be­longs to Stack’s moth­er, mu­ni­cip­al court judge Fe­lice Row­ley Stack, the Daily News re­por­ted. The land could be worth an es­tim­ated $20 to $30 mil­lion, if Wynn is se­lec­ted by the Pennsylvania Gam­ing Con­trol Board for a casino li­cense and builds a planned casino and hotel.

Stack told the Daily News that his moth­er would make all de­cisions re­gard­ing the prop­erty. ••

Duo sen­tenced for NoLibs store clerk murder

Two men were sen­tenced last week for shoot­ing the clerk at a con­veni­ence store on Gir­ard Av­en­ue in the face with a 12-gauge shot­gun dur­ing an at­temp­ted rob­bery in 2011, the Phil­adelphia In­quirer re­por­ted.

Quasheam Rich­burg, 22, and Mar­vell Har­grove, 19, of North Phil­adelphia, both pled guilty to third-de­gree murder for the death of Moustafa H. Shaker, 50, an Egyp­tian im­mig­rant.

Shaker was work­ing a night shift at his store, the Trax Food Mart un­der the Gir­ard Av­en­ue sta­tion of the Mar­ket-Frank­ford SEPTA line, when the two at­temp­ted to rob the store in 2011.

Rich­burg, who pled guilty to pulling the trig­ger on Shaker, faces a 30 to 60 year pris­on sen­tence. Har­grove ac­cep­ted a plea agree­ment of 20 to 40 years in pris­on. ••

Sev­en­teen cats found in Brides­burg home

A home on the 2000 block of Mar­garet Street, just out­side Brides­burg, was found to con­tain 17 cats, which were res­cued by the Pennsylvania So­ci­ety for the Pre­ven­tion of Cruelty to An­im­als (PSPCA) last week, the Phil­adelphia In­quirer re­por­ted.

The house re­portedly showed signs of hoard­ing and was filled with debris.

The PSPCA re­leased a state­ment about the Brides­burg raid, stat­ing they would con­tin­ue search­ing the home for oth­er an­im­als and pos­sibly cite the own­er.

“Sum­mer is typ­ic­ally a time when we be­gin to see a lot of hoarders,” said George Bengal, dir­ect­or of hu­mane law en­force­ment for the PSPCA in the state­ment. “With warm­er tem­per­at­ures odors and in­sect in­fest­a­tions that of­ten ac­com­pany hoard­ing situ­ations be­come more ap­par­ent. Thank­fully we will be able to get these an­im­als in a health­i­er situ­ation.”

To con­tact the PSPCA about a situ­ation  in which an­im­als may be in danger, call 866-601-SPCA (7722). ••

Wo­man shot in Kens­ing­ton

A 48-year-old wo­man was shot and wounded crit­ic­ally in Kens­ing­ton last week. The vic­tim was shot three times around 3 p.m. on the 3400 block of Crys­tal Street near Tioga Street in Kens­ing­ton, the Phil­adelphia Daily News re­por­ted.

Po­lice said the wo­man was hit in the ear, shoulder and ab­do­men. She was lis­ted in crit­ic­al but stable con­di­tion at Temple Uni­versity Hos­pit­al. ••

Search­ing for lost dog

A poster on the com­munity mes­sage board pos­ted on June 17 about a lost dog, “Pen­zey,” a brown and white freckled pit bull and point­er mix. Pen­zey has been miss­ing since June 13, and was last seen at Trenton Av­en­ue and Hunt­ing­don Street.

If you spot Pen­zey, call 818-624-1065 or 610-509-5099. If found and re­turned, Pen­zey’s own­er is of­fer­ing a cash re­ward, no ques­tions asked. Sub­mit items about lost pets to ••

Camp look­ing for walk­ing trips

North­ern Liber­ties Re­cre­ation Cen­ter’s Sum­mer Camp is look­ing for pos­sible walk­ing trips around the neigh­bor­hood.

If you have a busi­ness, neigh­bor­hood pro­ject or art stu­dio that you would like to show­case to sum­mer campers, email nolib­ to set up a walk­ing trip this sum­mer. ••

NoLibs neigh­bor mugged June 13

A loc­al res­id­ent re­por­ted a mug­ging at gun­point on June 14, on the 900 block of 4th Street. The vic­tim was a wo­man walk­ing home from Su­per­fresh.

The mug­ging oc­curred at ap­prox­im­ately 10:30 p.m. The vic­tim re­por­ted be­ing mugged by two young boys of ap­prox­im­ately age 14, who were both rid­ing one bike.

Re­port any in­form­a­tion you know about this in­cid­ent to the 6th Po­lice Dis­trict, 215-686-3060. ••

-Com­piled by Sam Ne­w­house and Mi­kala Jam­is­on

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