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September 8, 1986 | By ROSE DeWOLF, Daily News Staff Writer
Another in an occasional series in which the Daily News looks at Philadelphia's Great Intersections. One look tells you that the mystique of "Castor and Cottman" is not in the intersection itself. It's merely the meeting of two business streets, after all - Cottman, which is dominated by shopping malls, and Castor, which features rows of small shops. On its quiet corners are a Clover Department Store, an Atlantic gas station, the executive offices of Firstrust Saving and Loan, Gene's Pharmacy, two newsstands and (usually)
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November 18, 1990 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / CHARLES FOX
HAVING A SWINGING TIME are Joe Hurst (left), 16, and Ron Sanford, 14. With school closed on Monday because of the Veterans Day holiday, they and some friends used Burholme Park off Cottman and Central Avenues as a jumping-off point for some fun.
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April 2, 1998 | JIM MacMILLAN/ DAILY NEWS
A police officer directs traffic around the scene of a police-car crash late yesterday morning. The officer behind the wheel of the squad car and the driver of the other vehicle were taken by ambulance from the scene of the crash, the intesection of Cottman and Summerdale avenues.
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June 18, 2010 | Inquirer Staff Report
Today is the last day school for students attending Philadelphia public and Archdiocese of Philadelphia schools. It also is the day the city's pools start opening. And with a predicted high of 88 degrees, a dip might be in order. All city pools will be opening on a staggered schedule over the next few weeks. A $400,000 from First Niagara Bank earlier this month to the city's Splash and Summer Fund made it possible to open all of the Department of Recreation's 70 outdoor pools this summer.
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September 2, 1987 | Special to the Daily News by Mark Ludak
Unidentified chemicals found last month at an abandoned tannery at Germantown Avenue and American Street in Northern Liberties are removed under police escort early today. I-95 was briefly closed to traffic between Aramingo and Cottman avenues around 5 a.m. as two environmental services trucks carried the chemicals - considered potentially explosive - from the former Custom Leather Services tannery to the Police Academy in the Northeast for disposal.
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October 22, 2012
A 78-year-old man was killed Sunday night trying to cross a street in Rhawnhurst, police said. The man, who was not identified, was standing on the median on Bustleton Avenue near Cottman at 7:17 p.m., police said, when he attempted to cross Bustleton as traffic approached. The man was struck by a vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene at 7:25 p.m. Police said the driver who hit the man stopped and that no charges had been filed. - Jason Nark
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May 31, 1986
Once again the warm weather has arrived. Grass, weeds, trees are growing fast. Once again the center plots on certain streets are almost two feet tall and will grow taller and taller before the city gets around to cutting them. This will be about August or September. When the grass is cut, it will be just left to lie in the gutters as usual. Castor Avenue above Cottman is a disgrace. The center strip has weeds growing in all the cracks and the gutters are filled with dirt and cigarette butts.
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July 19, 1989 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
Good news, shoppers: Super Fresh Food Markets Inc. is looking for a location near Cottman and Bustleton Avenues, a neighborhood that has lacked a supermarket for about four years. "Our evaluation of that area came up positive," Michael Rourke, vice president of communications for parent company A&P, said Friday. "We felt we could tailor a store to the needs of the community. " Neighborhood groups recently failed to persuade Philadelphia Center Associates, developer of a mini-mall in the former Stern's at Bustleton and Cottman, to include a supermarket.
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June 16, 1988 | By Will Thompson, Inquirer Staff Writer
Construction of 75 townhouses on two tracts of land along Glen Riddle Road in Middletown could begin within a year. The residential project got preliminary approval from the Township Council on Monday night after Glen Knoll Associates and Cottman and Coslett Inc. presented sketches of their construction plans. "Council feels that the tracts of land can be excellent settings for townhouses," said township manager Bruce Clark. "However, this is a preliminary approval. There are still some engineering issues to be resolved on both tracts of land.
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May 7, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
If Temple still had a baseball program, Bobby Lang would be a walk-on candidate with the ability to serve as an extra arm on weekends. But since the Owls discontinued baseball and six other interscholastic sports last year, the Roman Catholic righthander will have to settle for playing at the club level and studying secondary education on North Broad Street. "I played in a lot of tournaments last summer, but, unfortunately, I really didn't get any looks," Lang said. Lang held Catholic League rival Archbishop Carroll to one hit and struck out eight through six innings, and the visiting Cahillites triumphed, 6-2, Tuesday afternoon in Radnor.
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May 7, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
If Temple still had a baseball program, Bobby Lang would be a walk-on candidate with the ability to serve as an extra arm on weekends. But since the Owls discontinued baseball and six other interscholastic sports last year, the Roman Catholic righthander will have to settle for playing at the club level and studying secondary education on North Broad Street. "I played in a lot of tournaments last summer, but, unfortunately, I really didn't get any looks," Lang said. Lang held Catholic League rival Archbishop Carroll to one hit and struck out eight through six innings, and the visiting Cahillites triumphed, 6-2, Tuesday afternoon in Radnor.
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December 30, 2014 | BY PATTY-PAT KOZLOWSKI
  ON FRIDAY night, Dec. 19, Maryann Trombetta, president of the Port Richmond Town Watch, joined her fellow neighbors and residents of the river-ward community at Campbell Square Park, on Allegheny Avenue, the main street of Port Richmond. Bundled up in two pairs of socks, a hoodie, jacket and gloves, Trombetta took to the streets as part of a city-wide "blue out" to show support for not only the Philadelphia Police Department but police departments and officers across the United States.
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March 28, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
WHAT'S A COP look like? Whatever it is, Vernon Cottman apparently fit the description. Not surprising, since he was a cop. It was true. He and his wife were in Lake Tahoe, Nev., for a police convention - but when they went into a casino, it was not where the convention was being held. Vernon was not in uniform. Nevertheless, a dealer told him he couldn't sit in a certain location because he was a cop. "We tried to figure out what a cop looks like," said his wife, Carol Kirkland Cottman.
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July 17, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Warren Freedman, 82, of Wellington, Fla., cofounder of a Jenkintown accounting firm, died of heart failure on Sunday, July 14, at the Atlanticare Health System medical center in Pomona, N.J. He was a member of the Cherry Hill Planning Board in the late 1960s, his son said, and a founder and first president of the former Brandywoods Civic Association there. He was also a golfer, a tennis player and an amateur cartoonist. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Freedman graduated from West Philadelphia High School and earned a bachelor's in accounting at Temple University in 1952.
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January 27, 2013
It's sorry for not puttin' a foot in your mouth Subway is apologizing that its "Footlong" sandwiches fell short of expectations. The world's largest fast-food chain faced widespread criticism last week after a man posted a photo online showing a "Footlong" next to a tape measure that showed the sandwich to be just 11 inches. Subway said Friday that it's redoubling efforts to "ensure consistency and correct length" in all its sandwiches. In a statement Friday, Subway expressed "regret" for "any instance where we did not fully deliver on our promise to our customers.
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October 22, 2012
A 78-year-old man was killed Sunday night trying to cross a street in Rhawnhurst, police said. The man, who was not identified, was standing on the median on Bustleton Avenue near Cottman at 7:17 p.m., police said, when he attempted to cross Bustleton as traffic approached. The man was struck by a vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene at 7:25 p.m. Police said the driver who hit the man stopped and that no charges had been filed. - Jason Nark
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August 17, 2012 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer
A Philadelphia man was federally indicted Thursday for allegedly robbing a Wawa employee at gunpoint for a pack of cigarettes and for robbing a Northeast Philadelphia bank twice in six months. If convicted, 37-year-old Christopher Cedres faces at least seven years in prison, five years of supervised release and a fine of $1.5 million. The grand jury indictment alleges that Cedres robbed the Republic Bank at Cottman and Frankford avenues on June 21, 2011, took off with $559 and hit the same bank again on Dec. 7, 2011, making off with $560.
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May 11, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
The intersection at Frankford and Cottman Avenues in Northeast Philadelphia is closed after a car crash took out the traffic light about 7 a.m. today. Motorists are being advised to expect delays. Check back for updates.
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March 27, 2012 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writer
THERE'S ONLY one thing Michael Bowlers knows for sure when it comes to his hands. If asked to shake, he'll extend his right. Other than that . . . "I don't know which hand I am," he said, laughing. Bowlers is a 6-7, 210-pound senior from Abraham Lincoln High and Monday night at Southern High, he filled a starring role as White topped Red, 86-80, in the feature attraction of the 37th annual Public League Coaches' All-Star Classic. Aside from shooting 5-for-7 and 1-for-1 for 11 points, he posted game highs in rebounds with 11 and blocks with three.
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November 6, 2011
A duo of armed robbers invaded Belaggio Jewelry, at 2115 Cottman Ave. in Philadelphia, at 4:50 p.m. Friday and ran off with $200,000 in jewelry. The store manager, whose name has not been released, told police two men with guns entered her store and forced three employees into a back office, where their hands were bound. The men removed trays of engagement rings and bracelets. When they found that the front safes were locked, they fled. One employee immediately hit an alarm button while another called police.
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