May 29, 2010
BRIDGETON, N.J. - A Philadelphia teenager has pleaded guilty to helping set a fire that destroyed a Vineland bowling alley. The Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office said Friday that the 17-year-old boy, whose name has not been released because of his age, pleaded guilty Tuesday in juvenile court to conspiracy to commit arson. Prosecutors will recommend a sentence of two years in custody. Sentencing is scheduled for June 30. Prosecutors say the teen and a 21-year-old Philadelphia man were hired by the manager of a rival bowling alley to start the fire that destroyed Loyle Lanes on Jan. 11. The others charged are awaiting trial.
November 22, 1995 |
Although the five township commissioners rarely seem to agree on much, they voted unanimously against a proposed 72-lane bowling alley. "I've got two steel knees now, but I used to be an active bowler," Commissioner Joseph P. Rizzo told the audience Monday. "But I have to deny this application. This is not an allowed use. It would not be legal. " In May, John Harper proposed to build a bowling alley on a vacant 8.1-acre plot in the northeast corner of the intersection of Essington and Wanamaker Avenues.
May 23, 1994 |
The bowlers wanted to make their point, so they packed the township zoning meeting Thursday with little room to spare. Wearing buttons reading "Save Manoa Lanes for Haverford Township," 80 bowlers of all ages listened to a request by Kravitz Properties Inc. of Bala Cynwyd, for changes at the Manoa Shopping Center on West Chester Pike, which it owns. The plans call for the razing of about 3,400 square feet of the bowling alley as well as the expansion of the supermarket in the center.
November 5, 1996 |
The thief seems to have a preference for bowling alleys, police said. Or rather, for handbags left unattended at bowling alleys. So far, though, Robin Baglivio, 33, of Chestnut Street, Pottstown, has been charged with stealing a handbag Oct. 15 from the 422 Limerick Bowl. The Limerick lanes had reported at least four handbag thefts and attempted thefts between Oct. 15 and 31. A Lansdale bowling alley also reported a purse theft Oct. 24. Police in a number of communities said yesterday that Baglivio was a suspect in the other cases.
October 28, 2003 |
An elderly woman who had just finished bowling practice was killed outside the Holly Bowl lanes here yesterday by a wind-borne tree limb that flew across a parking lot, struck the woman and her car, then hit another car before landing. State police, who last night were trying to notify the victim's family, said the tree struck the woman as she got in her car around 3:40 p.m. yesterday. Shortly after, the unidentified woman was pronounced dead at Virtua Memorial Hospital Burlington County in Mount Holly.
March 24, 1988 |
As police tell the story, the lack of a flashlight only compounded the problems of Michael Kearns. They said the 20-year-old Essington man stole $1,000 in $5 bills from his employer on the night of March 16, hid the money nearby, and then couldn't find the money when he returned later that night. So, they said, Kearns went to the Wawa store at 213 Morton Ave. in Folsom at 10:38 p.m. March 16 and asked to borrow a flashlight. According to an affidavit filed by police, this is what then occurred: The Wawa clerk asked Kearns why he needed the flashlight.
August 2, 1989 |
The 49th Street Galleria, promoted as America's premier indoor entertainment mall, opened its doors at the back of the Franklin Mills Mall on Friday. Among the attractions are arcades, a bowling alley, a roller rink, miniature golf and pinball machines. For science fiction buffs, there's a Photon game in which players suit up in helmets and fire "phasers" at members of the opposing team. The "hits" are recorded by computers as the teams roam the mazes in the hazy battlefield, trying to outgun their opponents through strategy and teamwork.
May 11, 1994 |
A Burlington Coat Factory outlet will move into a vacant, fomer department store and co-anchor the renovated Manoa Shopping Center with an expanded Super Fresh supermarket, owners of the property said yesterday. Renovations in the three-story former Klein's department store are expected to be completed by August, and when finished, the coat store and supermarket will create more than 200 jobs, said Stephen W. Groussman, vice president of development for Kravitz Properties Inc., owner of the property on the corner of West Chester Pike and Eagle Road.
November 12, 1999 |
Two youngsters who played with "quite a bit" of highly toxic mercury they found oozing from a bowling alley garbage container were evaluated at Abington Memorial Hospital last night and released. Hospital officials would not discuss the youths' conditions, identify them or give their ages. Fire officials said the boys had found the mercury Wednesday and bottled some of it to bring home and play with without their parents' knowledge. A parent called Montgomery County emergency dispatch upon finding the mercury last night.
June 2, 1988 |
This weekend is the final frame for the Thunderbird Lanes bowling alley in Jenkintown. But before the last strike is bowled at the 27-year-old bowling alley, the owners of the Thunderbird and the personal-care facility that will replace it are going to be raising money for charity. A bowl-a-thon, co-sponsored by the Thunderbird and Summersgate, the 64-room care facility that will be built in its place, will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. "It's a chance for us to give something back to the community," said Norman Brumberg, who has owned and operated the Thunderbird Lanes in Jenkintown since it opened.