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March 9, 2015 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
Amanda DeGenova renovated her house in Cape May Court House with the help of Phoebe Schuh of PS and Daughters, based in Northern Liberties. They were not just designer and client. DeGenova and Schuh are sisters. Natives of Wayne, they and their parents vacationed many summers in Avalon. When Amanda was 19, she met her future husband, Mark. Years later, the couple married and settled at the Shore. The DeGenovas were expecting a second child and felt space-constrained. Why not convert the garage into a family room.
NEWS
October 6, 2015 | By Jonathan Takiff and Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writers
Former Philadelphia NAACP leader J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, a charismatic activist and a fixture in the city's political circles, died Sunday night at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, according to a family statement. "The family wants to thank everyone for their love and support," the statement read. The family did not cite a cause of death, but relayed that Mondesire was surrounded by relatives and close friends. A family friend, who did not wish to be identified, told The Inquirer on Saturday night that Mondesire, 65, was having dialysis at Chestnut Hill Hospital on Friday when he suffered a brain aneurysm.
NEWS
October 12, 2002 | By Robert Moran and Frederick Cusick INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
People last night remembered Ken Bridges - the East Germantown man authorities believe was the eighth person to be killed by the Washington-area sniper - as the father of six, as a good neighbor, and as a longtime social activist and businessman whose abiding concern was African American economic empowerment. Speaking at a rain-shrouded news conference near Bridges' stately home on East Haines Street, family friend Gary Shepherd said Bridges' wife and their six children were "understandably shocked and saddened by this senseless event.
NEWS
April 21, 1998 | by April Adamson, Daily News Staff Writer
When Jamal Lane bounded out of a West Trenton frat house to tackle two gun-toting robbers, he thought he was protecting his friends. But his friends panicked and locked the door behind him, trapping Lane outside with his killers, police said. Seconds later, as partygoers hid safely in the Theta Chi fraternity house, shots were fired and Lane, 19, lay dead with one bullet through his heart. At Lane's Boudinot Street home in Trenton yesterday, his family spoke out against the frat brothers and others who allegedly locked him out early Friday morning.
NEWS
August 5, 1989 | By Mack Reed, Special to The Inquirer
Lonnie Williams first met Lisa Novak in a Baltimore bar on July 28 - six days before police say he fatally shot her parents in their home. Investigators still are trying to figure out what happened during those six days, police Col. Thomas Gordon said at a news conference yesterday. Meanwhile, Williams, 21, of Germantown, Md., was ordered held without bail at Gander Hill Prison on two counts each of first-degree murder and first- degree attempted murder and four counts of possessing a deadly weapon during commission of a felony.
NEWS
September 13, 1999 | By Suzanne Sataline, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Funeral services for Russell E. Swartz 2d, 26, who died in a boating accident last week, will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Boylan Funeral Home, 10 Wooding Ave., Edison, N.J., followed at 9:30 a.m. by a Mass at St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church in Edison. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery in Piscataway, N.J. Mr. Swartz, a former star linebacker for the Rutgers University football team, was found dead Friday in the Delaware River after the boating accident near Palmyra.
NEWS
February 23, 2012 | BY JULIE SHAW, shawj@phillynews.com 215-854-2592
POLICE OFFICER Ray Keo, the first Cambodian-American to work in the Philadelphia Police Department, suffered through the horrors of the "Killing Fields" period in his native country. His father was shot to death execution-style with other men in their rural village in Battambang province by the Khmer Rouge during the terrifying 1975-79 reign of dictator Pol Pot. Keo was just 7 when his dad was killed. Fast-forward years later, and Keo began working in the Police Department in 1993, then married a young, pretty Cambodian-American woman.
NEWS
October 7, 2011
A Deptford woman was indicted Wednesday on assault and weapons charges for allegedly beating her boyfriend's wheelchair-bound father with an ironing board, burning the man with an iron, and biting him on the neck during an argument, according to the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office. Dawn M. Deputy, 32, and the victim's son, Christopher J. Mood, 25, lived with Daniel Mood, 60, in Deptford, where the beating took place on June 23, officials said. The younger Mood told authorities he was outside the house during the alleged incident.
NEWS
March 19, 2012
ATLANTIC CITY - A former Atlantic City official jailed for his role in a sex-video blackmail scheme has died. State corrections officials said Ronald Callaway, 55, died Saturday at a Trenton hospital. The cause of death was not disclosed. Callaway, also known as Jihad Q. Abdullah, was serving his term at South Woods State Prison in Bridgeton. Callaway, his younger brother and a family friend were convicted in the blackmail scheme masterminded by another brother, former City Council President Craig Callaway.
NEWS
July 31, 2010
BRIDGETON, N.J. - A southern New Jersey man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for the 2004 beating death of a Connecticut man who was in New Jersey to attend a wedding. The sentence imposed Friday requires Edward Dukes, 28, of Bridgeton, to serve 85 percent of his term before being eligible for parole. Dukes pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in the death of Edward Ellison, 77, of New Britain, Conn. Prosecutors say Ellison was outside the home of a family friend in Bridgeton when Dukes confronted him on Sept.
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