November 25, 1994 |
They've watched their friends get arrested, charged with murder. And with five arrests so far and more expected in the future, Diana and Jessica know their lives will never be the same either. The two Abington teen-agers - and best friends - were there at the beginning. The saga ended a week later with the fatal baseball-bat beating of Eddie Polec, 16, on the steps of his church in Fox Chase. In exclusive interviews this week, the girls - both 16 and both high school juniors - spoke in detail about the events leading up to Polec's horrific murder and rumors which they believed have made them the most vilified females in the area.
November 8, 1987 |
It's a hot and humid Thursday morning in August, and the crowded elevator barely makes its way up to the sixth floor of the City Hall Annex in Center City. Inside the elevator are Ronald J. Bayer, a Center City lawyer, and H. Richard Orth, a traffic-engineering consultant. Also on board are Anna Baron, a community organizer from Fox Chase, and Frank P. Budzydlowski, a Fox Chase lawyer and Republican ward leader. They all know each other, but everyone remains silent. They have met several times before to try to resolve a disagreement over plans to build a Dunkin' Donuts shop, with a 24-hour drive-thru window, at the intersection of Oxford Avenue, Rhawn Street, Huntingdon Pike and Pine Road.
April 30, 1987 |
The gray heads and shiny young ones were bent close together, and the talk was of multiples and plurals, and percentages and pronunciation. The regular Tuesday afternoon tutoring session at Kennedy Crossan School in Fox Chase was in full swing. But the program means more than just a little help with homework, said principal Carrie Rice. Ever since the residents of Philadelphia Protestant Home in Lawndale formally "adopted" the school in a ceremony March 31, the elderly tutors and their third- and fourth-grade pupils have been members of a generation-skip ping family that also shares swimming parties and choir practice.
April 14, 2010 |
In the 1960s, drug dealers and street crime came to Thomas Glennon's North Philadelphia neighborhood, a place rapidly earning its nickname - the Badlands. "People who had walked their dogs every night for 40 years suddenly were being assaulted on the street for the change in their pockets," said Glennon, who grew up at Fifth and Allegheny. His family moved away, along with anyone else who had the means to do so. These days, Glennon, 65, and 400 other members of the Nicetown-Tioga diaspora are back together on Facebook.
November 9, 1998 |
The Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University will announce today an agreement that will expand their decade-old joint academic and clinical program to strengthen cancer care services in Greater Philadelphia. But both parties emphasized the expanded agreement, which will run through 2008, is designed to strengthen their affiliation, and isn't a merger. "This affiliation allows both institutions to draw on existing strengths and build new programs, while retaining our independence and separate identities," Fox Chase President Robert C. Young said.
January 31, 1988 |
The Fox Chase Cancer Center has been awarded a $460,000 grant, and center officials have said that a large portion of the money will be used to renovate the laboratory of one of its internationally known researchers. About $200,000 will be spent on the lab of Anna Marie Skalka, a virologist who is vice president for basic science at Fox Chase. In addition to her administrative duties, Skalka runs the laboratory research program. Her work is important to the replication of retroviruses, viruses that have been implicated as causes of cancer and other diseases in animals and man, according to Julia C. Goplerud, a Fox Chase spokeswoman.
August 19, 2016 |
One person was found dead after a Wednesday morning house fire in Philadelphia's Fox Chase section. The blaze on the 800 block of Emerson Street was reported just after 10:10 a.m., the Philadelphia Fire Department said. The fire was declared under control at 10:27 a.m. Fire crews found one person dead inside the home, Capt. William Dixon said. There were no reports of other injuries, and no one else was in the residence at the time. Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire.
June 15, 2005 |
AT FOX CHASE Cancer Center, it's safe to say that the war on cancer is being fought at all decibel levels. Don't be surprised to hear the words "radioactive payload," "targets" and "smart bombs" when it comes to research being done by Dr. Gregory P. Adams to detect and kill cancer tumors. While Adams' work resonates with the sounds of an all-out battle, Dr. Paul Cairns, a molecular biologist, turns the volume down a bit in his quest to find tumor-suppressor genes that have been "silenced.
March 7, 1999 |
An earth-shaking explosion caused by a gas leak ripped through the top floor of a Fox Chase apartment building yesterday morning, injuring four people and igniting a two-alarm fire. The blast and fire - reported shortly after 10 a.m. - gutted the seven-unit building on the 400 block of Chandler Street. The explosion was traced to a leak in a gas line to an oven range in a second-floor apartment, fire officials said. The gas apparently was ignited by a spark from a refrigerator compressor, investigators said.
August 7, 1994 |
Montclair Duplex Apartments, Fox Chase, Philadelphia Many years ago, apartment renters in Northeast Philadelphia essentially had two choices: they could live in a traditional apartment complex, either high- rise or garden-style, or in a duplex apartment owned by a small landlord. In 1976, Sukonik & Casper Associates, a Jenkintown development company, offered a third rental choice when it opened Montclair Duplex Apartments in Fox Chase - a community cited by residents for its professional management and quick maintenance.