July 9, 2014 |
The sudden collapse of two Cobbs Creek rowhouses Monday damaged adjacent homes and jangled nerves, but caused no injuries. "It shook my unit," said Nichet Jones, who lives next to one of the houses and was home when they fell. "There was lots of glass shattering, bricks crumbling. It was very loud. " Jones said she was in bed and her three young daughters were in their rooms. "The Red Cross is helping me," she said, waiting for clearance from the Department of Licenses and Inspections to return home.
May 22, 2000 |
Mike Curry shot a 1-under-par 66 and helped host John F. Byrne Golf Club beat Cobbs Creek, 41-16, yesterday in the inaugural Philadelphia Publinks Challenge Cup. The match featured 13 teams from both courses competing in individual and better-ball match play, with nine points available in each foursome. Philadelphia Publinks officials are planning to make this an annual event, and may expand the format to include other public golf courses. The leading scores John F. Byrne (41)
August 3, 1996 |
Mike Owsik, the tournament director, moved up from a third-place tie to take over the lead by 2 strokes at the half-way mark of the 24th annual Philadelphia Open Amateur Golf Championship of the Philadelphia Public Links Association yesterday on the Cobbs Creek course. Rob Savarese led an impressive amateur field from 22 states with a 1-under-par round of 34-35-69 in the beginning of the 54-hole Hugh Wilson Invitational tournament yesterday on the East Course of the Merion Golf Club.
January 12, 2015 |
THERE IS a mystery deep in the Haddington Woods. Behind the Cobbs Creek bocce courts on Vine Street near Daggett, there are two forests, standing side by side, as different as night and day. One is the picture of good health - mature native trees towering toward the sun while a young generation of saplings flourishes beneath them. The neighboring forest is dying, strangled by a thick jungle of invasive vines, shrubs and trees. Why? "That's the $10,000 question," said Tom Witmer, director of natural resources for the city's Parks & Recreation Department.
May 29, 1991 |
An 8-year-old Southwest Philadelphia boy, apparently playing hooky from school, drowned yesterday while swimming with other youngsters in Cobbs Creek, a short distance from his home, police said. Philadelphia Police Officer David Gallus, a Marine Unit diver, retrieved the body of Aaron Hubbard Jr. from the murky creek near 59th Street and Angora Terrace at 6:12 p.m. According to detectives, Hubbard and two friends went to the creek instead of school, stopping first at a neighborhood store to buy sodas and potato chips.
March 7, 2013 |
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office plans to convene a grand jury in the case of the 5-year-old girl who was abducted from her Cobbs Creek school, lawyers said Wednesday. Christina Regusters, 19, is the only person charged in the case. She is being held on $4 million bail, and on Wednesday her attorney, W. Fred Harrison, said he believed the District Attorney's Office would take the case to an indicting grand jury. The office declined to comment. Regusters, who is charged with rape, assault, and kidnapping, is being held in the Northampton County jail, in protective custody due to the nature of her alleged crimes.
September 10, 2013 |
POLICE last night were still looking for a hit-and-run driver who critically injured a 5-year-old boy riding his bicycle Saturday in Cobbs Creek. Police said that at 6:48 p.m., the car was traveling south on 59th Street approaching Cedar when it struck the boy. The boy rolled off the hood of the car and into the street, and the car kept going. It was last seen heading south on 59th Street. The boy, identified by family members as Casai West, was taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and was in critical condition with head trauma.
April 14, 2015 |
THE LITTLE PATCH of woods off 59th Street near Cobbs Creek is a place where people drink beer, have sex in the dirt and dump their trash. Dozens of tall cans of cheap beer, a few condom wrappers and old, wet clothes were scattered there yesterday afternoon, right near a line of police tape that stretched from tree to tree. The blanket that Nyia Parler allegedly used to cover her quadriplegic son before she abandoned him there last week was gone. The Bible she allegedly left on his chest, perhaps hoping a higher power could sort it all out, was gone, too. Parler, 41, of Baltimore Avenue near Alden Street in West Philly, left her son, Daequan Norman, in those woods about a quarter-mile from her home last Monday morning, police said.
August 5, 2001 |
Bonnie George and Michael Rose used their home-course advantage to beat Cavaliers' Dottie and Richard Farmer, 4 and 3, yesterday to capture the Women's Golf Association of Philadelphia's 69th annual Mixed Foursome Championship at Philmont Country Club's North Course. George and Rose were top-seeded in the 16-team match-play field, and never played more than 16 holes in their four matches en route to claiming the WGAP's Boyle Cup. In the Chapman System format, each player hits a drive, and after hitting the partner's ball for the second shot, one ball is selected for alternate-shot play into the hole.
May 21, 2010
Women's Golf Association MARGARET CROZER FOX CUP Susan Kirk, Tavistock. . . 36 pts. Beth Allain, Brookside. . . 33 Sandy Cooper, Plymouth. . . 32 Mary Beth Schell, Overbrook. . . 31 Carol Wlotko, Llanerch. . . 30 Arlene DelPizzo, Llanerch. . . 25 Terry Harbaugh, Plymouth. . . 24 Pa. Golf Association PUBLIC LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP Sean Knapp, St. Jude. . . 74-70?144 Daniel Charen, Makefield High.. . . 71-74?145 Thomas Timby, Bucks.