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June 2, 2004 | By Martha Woodall INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A sharp drop in enrollment at a Catholic elementary school in Bridesburg has prompted Cardinal Justin Rigali to approve a temporary plan for sending its students to a neighboring parochial school this fall. In March, Rigali had given the parish councils of All Saints and St. John Cantius permission to consider possibly merging at the end of the 2004-2005 school year because of declining enrollment and rising costs. But an unexpected drop in enrollment at All Saints now has prompted church officials to act before September.
NEWS
April 20, 2004 | By Martha Woodall INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia said yesterday that two more parishes had begun studies to determine whether their elementary schools would continue to operate after the 2004-05 academic year. Cardinal Justin Rigali gave permission last month for All Saints and St. John Cantius parishes - both in the city's Bridesburg section - to begin feasibility studies because of drops in enrollment. All Saints, which had 216 students five years ago, projects it will have 157 in the fall.
NEWS
February 14, 2004 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The discovery of the naked bodies of three women within miles of one another, from Bridesburg to Holmesburg, in the last month has led Philadelphia police to warn women who frequent a stretch of Kensington Avenue, particularly at night, to be watchful. Two of the deaths have been ruled murders by strangulation. The cause of the third death is undetermined. "We're not saying that these investigations are connected at this time," Capt. Richard Ross said at a news conference last night outside Police Headquarters.
NEWS
February 11, 2004 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Police and the Medical Examiner's Office last night were trying to learn the name of a woman whose naked body was found yesterday in a refuse pile at a trash-transfer station in the city's Bridesburg section. The discovery was made shortly after 12:30 p.m. when a worker manipulating a mechanical claw at Quickway Inc., 2960 Orthodox St., picked up the body in some debris. The worker spotted the cadaver, lowered it, and notified a superior, who called police. Inspector James Boyle of the Homicide Division said the body - apparently that of a white woman in her 20s - bore no identifying tattoos, but did have "some type of jewelry in her belly button.
NEWS
July 11, 2003 | By Kristin E. Holmes INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Wallace M. "Wally" Nowacki, 70, of Bustleton, president and chief executive officer of Pulaski Savings Bank, who was instrumental in the expansion of the Bridesburg financial institution, died of a stroke Wednesday at Frankford Hospital-Torresdale Campus. Mr. Nowacki took a small savings-and-loan institution founded to serve the neighborhood's Polish immigrants and transformed it into a federally insured bank with millions of dollars in assets. He joined Pulaski Savings & Loan in 1977 as a member of its board of directors.
NEWS
May 31, 2003 | By Ira Porter INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Shortly after 9 yesterday morning, a 2000 Chevrolet Camaro slammed into a concrete sound barrier along Interstate 95 as it winds through Bridesburg - a violent crash that split the high-performance vehicle in half and killed the driver and his passenger. Yevgeny Plitman, 36, of Warminster - who police said had been driving the two-door sedan south on the highway at a high rate of speed - was declared dead at the scene, as was his passenger, a 34-year-old North Philadelphia woman whose name was not released because her family had not been notified.
NEWS
May 27, 2003 | By Walter F. Naedele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As members of the military, some fought in the rain; some even watched as their buddies died in the rain. So yesterday, as veterans, they did not let the downpour stop them from paying their respects to all those who had served their country. American Legion Post 821 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2 sponsored their annual Memorial Day remembrance ceremony and parade through the Bridesburg section of the city. In a steady rain without benefit of umbrellas, Gov. Rendell - who served in the Army Reserve - and Republican mayoral candidate Sam Katz - whose sports injuries kept him out of the military - led the hour-long parade of marching bands and military units past rowhouses draped in bunting and flags.
NEWS
May 27, 2003 | By Walter F. Naedele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As members of the military, some fought in the rain; some even watched as their buddies died in the rain. So yesterday, as veterans, they did not let the downpour stop them from paying their respects to all those who had served their country. American Legion Post 821 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2 sponsored their annual Memorial Day remembrance ceremony and parade through the Bridesburg section of the city. In a steady rain without benefit of umbrellas, Gov. Rendell - who served in the Army Reserve - and Republican mayoral candidate Sam Katz - whose sports injuries kept him out of the military - led the hour-long parade of marching bands and military units past rowhouses draped in bunting and flags.
NEWS
June 4, 2001
Opinions not so divided on U.S. estate tax The article "Opinions are divided over U.S. estate taxes' effect" (Inquirer, May 21) causes this reaction in many of us: Opinion is not divided! All of us who earned the money want the estate tax repealed entirely. Some few who were generously endowed by fate may have so much that it doesn't matter to them. To the rest of us, lawyer's views are not an opinion, they are a business strategy. That money was taxed when we earned it, and we don't want it taxed again.
NEWS
January 9, 2001 | By Monica Rhor, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Bridesburg woman who took in a stranger's child on Christmas, after coming to the aid of the boy's mother, is one step closer to becoming the little boy's foster parent. A Family Court judge yesterday agreed to allow Michelle Kueny to continue caring for 2 1/2-year-old Mark Brown until a formal investigation by the Department of Human Services can be completed. During the half-hour hearing, the judge upheld a restraining order giving DHS temporary custody of Mark and allowing the agency to place him under Kueny's care, said Liza Rodriguez, a DHS spokeswoman.
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