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September 10, 1992 | For The Inquirer / LINDA JOHNSON
Friday wasn't just a day to celebrate the start of the Labor Day weekend. It was also Grandparents Day, as the Senior Citizens Association in Bensalem held a block party and open house. There were prizes, food and entertainment, as well as clowns and face painting to provide amusement.
SPORTS
June 4, 2010
A playoff block party is scheduled for 4 p.m. today outside the AT&T Pavilion on the 11th Street side of the Wachovia Center in advance of the Stanley Cup finals. Doors to the arena will open at 6 p.m. Game time is 8 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early. The Phillies host the San Diego Padres at Citizens Bank Park at 7:05 p.m. On the air An hourlong edition of "Flyers Pregame Live" will air on the Comcast Network, beginning at 7 p.m. The Phillies game will air on Comcast SportsNet.
NEWS
July 1, 1988 | By Margaret A. Robinson
For the last 12 years, the residents of the dead-end section of Dickinson Avenue in Swarthmore have held an annual block party in the turnaround at the end of the street. This year's event is scheduled for Sunday at 4:30 in the afternoon. If things run true to form, the weather will be hot and sticky, and the party will start slow. The big plastic garbage cans often show up first. They're followed by a grill of coals for the hot dogs and hamburgers, a cooler of ice and soda, another of ice and beer.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 1990 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Special to The Inquirer
You don't have to be Latino to enjoy two high-energy Puerto Rican Festival Week events this weekend. But it will help if you like to dance. Three full orchestras and six supporting acts - all local talent - will gather tomorrow at an all-day block party (from noon to 9 p.m.) to help dedicate the new home of the Latin American Musicians Association (called AMLA after its Spanish initials), at Fifth and Somerset Streets. The bands at tomorrow's party include the brassy salsa orchestras Salseate (Salsa You)
FOOD
September 15, 2011
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat: Craig LaBan: We had an awesome block party Saturday with a long table of great pot-luck eats. My contribution was aglio-olio with zucchini laces, toasted garlic chips, and ricotta salata. And because the produce was so darn irresistible at the Rittenhouse farm market, I followed a day later with my favorite quick tomato sauce: cook a pint (or two) of halved yellow and red cherry tomatoes down fast and hard in EVOO and golden garlic, for about as long as it takes to boil the pasta.
SPORTS
November 30, 1999 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
Temple blocked 13 Florida State shots at the Leon County Civic Center, tying an 11-year-old school record. Sophomore center Kevin Lyde had eight of them, which was four more than his previous career high. It was only two off the school record set twice (both times against Penn State) by Duane Causwell a decade ago. Senior Lamont Barnes had four, which gives him 13 in three games. These are good things, no? Well, not to the only guy whose opinion really counts. The way John Chaney reacted last night, you might have thought his team had just tied a school best for airballs, behind-the-back passes or bargain-basement neckties.
SPORTS
May 15, 1986 | By Jere Longman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Houston Rockets reached down for something extra Tuesday night as Akeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson reached up and swatted 11 of the Los Angeles Lakers' shots between them. All told, the Rockets returned 12 L.A. shots to sender. A dirty dozen. And with Houston's 112-102 victory in Los Angeles, the NBA's Western Conference finals are deadlocked at 1-1, with Game 3 scheduled for tomorrow night here at the Summit. "I would beat one of their big men, and the other one would come over and block my shot," the Lakers' Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said.
SPORTS
May 13, 2008
"Daily News Live" on Comcast SportsNet will be broadcast at 5 p.m. today from the AT&T Pavilion at the Wachovia Center in advance of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final. Host Michael Barkann will be joined by Daily News columnist Rich Hofmann and Flyers beat writer Ed Moran as well as a Flyers player and broadcasters Bill Clement and Steve Coates. The show is part of the block party that begins at 4 p.m. inside and on the 11th Street side of the arena. The block party features live music, food, interactive games and celebrity appearances.
NEWS
July 18, 1986 | By STEVEN A. MARQUEZ, Daily News Staff Writer
A great Philadelphia institution - the block party - is having a resurgence this summer. There are signs of a block party revival all over the city, from the traditional bingo and cotton candy fests in South Philadelphia and Overbrook, to upscale restaurant shindigs in Center City. They are also becoming more common in quasi-suburban Northeast Philadelphia. The city has issued 642 block party permits so far this year, up about 25 percent from 1985, according to Barbara Kirgan, the Streets Department official who handles the permits.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 2001 | by Francesca Chapman Daily News Staff Writer
RITTENHOUSE ROW FESTIVAL, Noon-5 p.m. tomorrow, Walnut Street from Broad to Rittenhouse Square Park. When restaurant owner Neil Stein says there's going to be a block party on Walnut Street, it's important to be specific. "You're certainly going to see hot dogs with mustard," notes the Rittenhouse Square restaurateur. "But you're also going to see tuna tartare and steak tartare and, maybe, some scallop carpaccio. " No, this weekend's Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival is no ordinary block party.
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NEWS
December 23, 2013 | BY WILLIAM BENDER & MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writers benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
REPUTED MOB associate Ron Galati, whose auto-body shop has received more than $1 million from the City of Philadelphia for working on police cars and other city vehicles, is known for cozying up to cops by throwing block parties or repairing their personal vehicles at a discount. Over the summer, Galati's glad-handing extended to District Attorney Seth Williams, according to a source who attended a block party near Galati's home on Garnet Street in South Philly. "He was palling around with Galati," the party attendee said of Williams.
SPORTS
November 20, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
ALL YEAR long, Flyers defenseman Nick Grossmann has been among the league leaders in blocked shots, which is laudable given that a concussion caused him to miss the final 18 games last season. Most of the world would see this as somewhat insane. But to his teammates, particularly the goaltenders, Grossmann's eagerness to put himself in harm's way elicits admiration. "There was one instance this year," goalie Steve Mason recalled, "he made three blocks in a row and I told him afterward, 'I might as well get off the ice, because you don't need me out here.' " Grossmann said the Flyers' missing the 2013 playoffs was a personal blessing because the loooong summer allowed him to rest and recover.
NEWS
September 2, 2013 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
BEACH HAVEN WEST, N.J. - By now in any normal summer, Catherine Mancuso and Ann Gianbattista would be working on their third or fourth block party over on Jeffrey Drive. Their kitschy plastic palm trees with the neon party lights would be doing their duty on the deck overlooking the lagoon. The parties, in fact, would have bounced from house to house on their street all summer and echoed across the waterway to the rowdy Irish family on Joshua Drive known to finish their own noisy parties with 4 a.m. dives into the water and expeditions to the Jeffrey Drive docks.
NEWS
August 26, 2013 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
CALLING FOR "equitable development," a Point Breeze group is planning a march today in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington. But the march through Point Breeze will also be a demonstration about local issues that organizers say hearken back to the values celebrated in the March on Washington. It will also target Mayor Nutter and Gov. Corbett's policies, along with local high-profile developer Ori Feibush, the owner of OCF Realty and a longtime controversial figure in the gentrifying neighborhood.
NEWS
July 27, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
A contract employee for a city recreation center in West Oak Lane has been suspended without pay on allegations that he sexually assaulted a 37-year-old woman at the work site, officials said. The alleged assault occurred early Sunday at the Simons Community Recreation Center at Woolston Avenue and Walnut Lane, police said. The accused man, 36, has not been charged, and his identity has not been released. The Police Department's Special Victims Unit is investigating. The man and woman knew each other, and were at a block party about 1 a.m. Sunday, according to police.
NEWS
July 11, 2013 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
A South Philadelphia man was sentenced to 25 to 50 years in prison Tuesday for a 2010 block-party shootout that left one person dead and three others wounded. In sentencing Saroeun Chhab, Common Pleas Court Judge Rose Marie DeFino-Nastasi called him a "danger to the community, a serious menace. " Speaking before he was sentenced, Chhab said he was a drug and alcohol addict and insisted he had no memory of the April 3, 2010, incident in which 24-year-old Ranny Thon was killed and three of Thon's relatives wounded.
NEWS
June 18, 2013 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
TUCKED AWAY under a canopy of trees in the heart of Germantown is Maplewood Mall, a quaint, narrow street long past its glory days but - in the eyes of some community leaders - full of potential. This weekend, in what organizers hope will open the rest of the community's eyes about opportunities along the stretch, Maplewood Mall will come alive with a "Reimagine Maplewood Mall" block party on Saturday. The brainchild of a handful of community leaders, the party will feature live music, food from local restaurants, the work of area artists and activities for kids.
FOOD
October 11, 2012
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat: Craig LaBan: For our annual block party, we got on the food truck bandwagon and gathered around a visit from Don Memo's (usually parked in West Philly), which served all the chicken and pork tacos we could eat for $10 a person. I've had better tacos, but I've had worse, too . . . and it was a fun, different way to get the neighbors out and munching. It's the second week of Restaurant Week, a frequent topic here, and a subject on which I'm usually not overenthusiastic.
SPORTS
September 21, 2012 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer
ARIZONA PLAYS and wins a lot of close games, going back to the second half of last season. Special teams play a pretty big role. A blocked punt in New England last week led to the go-ahead touchdown in the Cards' 20-18 victory. The week before, Arizona blocked a field goal in its 20-16 win over visiting Seattle. In fact, Arizona leads the NFL with 15 blocks - 13 field goals, two punts - since 2008. "I think their success at blocking is the main thing they have going for 'em," Eagles special-teams coordinator Bobby April said Thursday.
NEWS
September 8, 2012
The Daniel B. Allanoff Foundation will hold a "Be the Match" block party Sunday to benefit the National Marrow Donor Program. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Scarlet Oak and Copper Beech Drives in Lafayette Hill. People will be able to sign up for the national bone marrow registry, and donations will be accepted. Allanoff, who contracted leukemia in 2011 as a result of chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 12 years earlier, found a match through the National Bone Marrow Registry and underwent a marrow transplant in January, he said in a release.
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