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August 5, 1988 | By John Way Jennings, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two Camden men were treated at a hospital for minor injuries yesterday after each was attacked, in separate incidents, by a group of youths on bicycles, Camden police said. Investigators said both incidents occurred in South Camden within an hour of each other and about a mile apart. Robbery appeared to be the motive in each case, and investigators are trying to determine whether the incidents are related, authorities said. Harry Booker, 40, of the 800 block of Chelton Terrace, was found at 1:25 a.m. by Patrolman Michael Hall, at the scene of the attack at the corner of Broadway and Royden Street.
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September 30, 1987 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
A suspect was arrested yesterday in what investigators referred to as the "yuppie bike burglaries": a series of thefts of mostly expensive bicycles committed principally in upscale neighborhoods. Police said that 51 bicycles were reported stolen since January in burglaries and sidewalk snatches in the Fairmount and Art Museum sections and in affluent areas of Spring Garden. In most cases, the bikes were expensive models, according to police. They estimated the total value at between $15,000 and $20,000.
NEWS
July 30, 1986 | By Vic Skowronski, Special to The Inquirer
Some of the typical scenarios go like this: Johnny comes home after a day of doing whatever an 11- or 12-year-old does, and tired or in a hurry for dinner leaves his bike unlocked in the driveway. The next morning, his bicycle is gone. Or he goes to a local store to buy candy or play a video game and, thinking he will be inside only a short while, leaves his bike unsecured. When he comes out, bingo, it is gone. Maybe Johnny rides his bike to a shopping mall with friends. In a hurry to get inside, he thoughtlessly shoves his bike into the rack.
NEWS
May 30, 2015
ISSUE | SAFETY Register bicycles An Inquirer photo on Sunday of cyclists riding on a ramp near the Schuylkill told a lot about cyclists. Despite signs clearly stating that cyclists should walk their bikes on the ramp, two of three bikers shown are riding and only one is walking. That is about the rate of compliance with rules throughout the city. When I ask bus, taxi, and truck drivers what's most annoying and dangerous about driving in the city, without exception they answer bicycles.
BUSINESS
December 8, 2010 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
There was an early holiday present for 12,400 Ikea employees in the United States Tuesday morning. Bicycles for all. The brand was not disclosed, nor the cost - after all, it is a gift - but the bicycles were made specifically for Ikea employees, to thank them for "great results and great team work," said company spokeswoman Mona Liss. "It has been a good year for Ikea US (and Ikea Global as well)," Liss wrote in an e-mail. Ikea's U.S. headquarters is in Conshohocken.
NEWS
November 6, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR & MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writers farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
SOMEONE MAY HAVE taught these kids how to ride bicycles, but they sure didn't teach them how to treat women - or how to obey the law. According to police, on five occasions from Oct. 21 to Nov. 2, groups of teen boys have groped grown women as they rode past them on bicycles. And those are only the reported incidents. Cops said many more women are posting about similar encounters on social media but are not alerting police. Three of the assaults happened along the Schuylkill River Trail, between the Philadelphia Museum of Art and South Street; the others happened in University City and Old City, police said.
NEWS
October 17, 1986 | By MICHEL MARRIOTT, Daily News Staff Writer
Into the night a curious little man on a French-made bicycle pedals along the narrow back streets of Center City. Behind him trails an odd sort of cart fashioned from a bed frame, wire baskets and the front wheels of a child's bike. A pack of teen-agers snickers as he passes. A herd of well-dressed party animals turns and stares at the strange assemblage of man and machine that homes creaking into view. Unperturbed, Timothy Arthur Collins pedals on. "I get looks," he says softly, as he turns onto Ranstead, a shadowy alley of a street that runs behind Center Square, across from City Hall.
NEWS
November 13, 1986 | By RON GOLDWYN, Daily News Staff Writer
Riding a bicycle along West River Drive and Kelly Drive in rush hour has become illegal - sort of. The Fairmount Park Commission yesterday adopted a policy to ban the bike in drive time along the two main drags that flank the Schuylkill. The rule also outlaws all biking along Lincoln Drive below Rittenhouse Street. But how and when the new bike rule will be enforced - or even posted on roadside signs - is unclear. "The degree to which it will be enforced depends on coordination with the police and the Streets Department," Alexander "Pete" Hoskins, executive director of the parks commission, said after the meeting.
NEWS
July 14, 1991 | By Cheryl Squadrito, Special to The Inquirer
Remember when your parents warned you not to leave your bicycle outside overnight because someone might steal it? Maybe you were one of the lucky ones, but even in the best neighborhoods, bicycles disappear, never to be seen again. In Ridley Park, however, 22 orphaned bicycles have turned up. Temporarily, the basement of Borough Hall is storing 22 bicycles that need homes. Owners who have been separated from their bicycles can stop by during weekday business hours to see whether their bicycles are among the unclaimed.
NEWS
March 10, 1990 | By David Iams, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stretched out in rows in the yard behind the auction gallery, like so many steel and rubber carcasses, the vintage bicycles seemed to mock the names their manufacturers gave them: Speedway Special, Fire Bolt, Slinger, Silver Jet, Speed Champ. The bicycles are testimony to the changes that have swept the world. No ten-speeders these, with pencil-thin tires and frames so light that they can be picked up with one hand. These are the bicycles of the gas-guzzler automotive era, streamlined but heavy with balloon tires, coil-spring frames and mud guards that make you think of tail fins.
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NEWS
August 29, 2016 | By Jan Hefler, Staff Writer
It was supposed to hug both sides of the Delaware River between Trenton and Philadelphia, stretching 50 miles for bicyclists, joggers, and walkers to enjoy. But 18 years after the Delaware River Heritage Trail was laid out on paper, much of it remains incomplete on the ground, and its planners are switching gears to make it all come together. In the process, 10 more miles are being added to the map. The revised trail also will stray farther from the banks of the river than when it was initially planned in 1998.
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August 6, 2016 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, Staff Writer
Police are seeking help in identifying a man who pounced on a woman last month, choking her until she was unconscious before sexually assaulting her in Northeast Philadelphia's Frankford section. The Special Victims Unit released a video of the suspect inside a nearby convenience store before the 12:30 a.m. attack on July 12. The 24-year-old victim was in the neighborhood when she was approached from behind by a man on a black and white mountain bicycle, police said. The assailant choked the woman until she became unconscious, police said.
NEWS
July 10, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
ON THE VENTNOR-ATLANTIC CITY BORDER - The days when 10 a.m. was the bicycle witching hour - the time when any illusion of One Boardwalk stretching from Ventnor's Margate border on through Atlantic City's inlet evaporated, when Ventnor's "until noon" bicycle hours collided head-on into Atlantic City's "until 10 a.m. " - are over. Not quite officially over, but almost, and very, very unofficially over. After some adjustment, police have accepted the city ordinance is changing, and have adopted a laissez-faire attitude.
NEWS
June 2, 2016
As cyclists gear up for Sunday's Philadelphia International Cycling Classic, the professional bike race that features the Manayunk Wall, the city is preparing motorists for road closures for the event. The men's race starts at 8 a.m. The women's race, which is part of the newly formed Women's World Tour, begins at 12:30 p.m. The start and finish line for the race is on Ridge Avenue near the top of "The Wall" on Lyceum Avenue in Roxborough. The race, which dates to 1985, will take cyclists on a 12.3 mile loop.
NEWS
March 1, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
Sufyaan Brown wielded a hex wrench with a bit too much enthusiasm, taking a bicycle handlebar screw all the way out, instead of just loosening it while helping to assemble a bright-blue Fuji at Sunday's Cadence Community Bike Build in Center City. No big deal. He quickly got the screw back in. The 14-year-old was at the event in the basement of the First Unitarian Church to help Neighborhood Bike Works - a West Philadelphia nonprofit that has nurtured his love of biking - assemble its share of 62 bikes donated by Advanced Sports International, a Northeast Philadelphia distributor.
NEWS
November 6, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR & MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writers farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
SOMEONE MAY HAVE taught these kids how to ride bicycles, but they sure didn't teach them how to treat women - or how to obey the law. According to police, on five occasions from Oct. 21 to Nov. 2, groups of teen boys have groped grown women as they rode past them on bicycles. And those are only the reported incidents. Cops said many more women are posting about similar encounters on social media but are not alerting police. Three of the assaults happened along the Schuylkill River Trail, between the Philadelphia Museum of Art and South Street; the others happened in University City and Old City, police said.
NEWS
September 11, 2015 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Those who want to cross the Ben Franklin Bridge with their bicycles during the pope's visit can walk the bikes into Philadelphia, but cannot bring them within the papal event perimeters on the Ben Franklin Parkway or Independence Mall, transportation officials announced Wednesday. Strollers also may be used to cross the bridge and aboard PATCO trains, but must be folded to accommodate passengers in train aisles, said Kyle Anderson, director of communications for the Delaware River Port Authority.
NEWS
July 31, 2015
THE CITY THAT loves bicycles, Amsterdam, has a problem with bicycles: The city's drowning in them. That's what I learned, among other things, from "The Bike Wars," a segment of HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. " The segment seemed out of place because the focus was bicycles as transportation, not recreation. But if it got a fellow journalist a company-paid trip to Amsterdam and Copenhagen, I'm OK with that. The segment was balanced, but leaned toward bikes. How?
NEWS
July 15, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
IN 1983, Nick Forgione's surgeon gave him five years to live after removing two malignant tumors from his colon and installing a colostomy bag. "They wanted to do chemotherapy and radiation treatments," Nick told the Daily News ' Dan Geringer in 2001. "I told them to go to hell and fired my surgeon. " Instead, Nick had a conversation with a higher authority. "I had committed every sin that you could commit with a knife and fork," he told Geringer. "I went to Mass at St. Christopher's and I said, 'Dear Lord, I didn't come in here to ask, 'Why me?
NEWS
July 5, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - Robert Edelheit had grown sick of a grill he barely used. So when the holiday crowds on Friday began pouring into Ocean City, where his summer home sits next to the boardwalk, he and his wife saw their chance. Sell the grill. Make a buck. "We figured, 'What the heck, let's put it out,' " Peggy A. Edelheit said. A few houses down, a man was selling bicycles and a walker from his yard. Curious beachgoers along the boardwalk leaned onto the rail and squinted through the sunlight at the prices.
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