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November 25, 1994 | by Jim Nolan, Daily News Staff Writer Staff writers Edward Moran and Marisol Bello contributed to this report
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.
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November 8, 1987 | By Sergio R. Bustos, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
April 30, 1987 | By Lisa Ellis, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
LIVING
April 14, 2010 | By Samantha Melamed FOR THE INQUIRER
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.
NEWS
November 9, 1998 | by Frank Dougherty, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 31, 1988 | By Sergio R. Bustos, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
June 15, 2005 | By MARGARET O. KIRK For the Daily News
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.
NEWS
March 7, 1999 | By Sudarsan Raghavan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
REAL_ESTATE
August 7, 1994 | By Sheila Dyan, FOR THE INQUIRER
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.
NEWS
November 29, 1989 | By Burr Van Atta, Inquirer Staff Writer
The prospect of a funeral home in their midst has pitted neighbor against neighbor in Fox Chase. A dozen residents appeared at a Nov. 21 hearing before the Zoning Board of Adjustment to support funeral director Theodore J. Geitner's plan. An equal number - one dozen residents - rose from seats in the board's hearing room at 1321 Arch St. to register opposition. Supporters living within six or seven blocks of the site submitted petitions signed by more than 250 people. Opponents countered with petitions signed by 120 people who live within a block or two of the 615 Rhawn St. site.
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BUSINESS
July 15, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
In the spring, Philadelphia's single-family housing market had its best quarter in a decade, with prices and sales volume surging throughout the city. The average house value "soared" by 7.3 percent in 2015's second quarter compared with the first three months of the year, said Kevin Gillen, chief economist of Meyers Research and senior research fellow at Drexel University's Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation. Based on single-family home sales data between April 1 and June 30 from the city Recorder of Deeds, Gillen said, the quarterly price rise was the largest since second quarter 2005, at the height of the real estate boom.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2015 | By Anndee Hochman, For The Inquirer
Kate showed up for her student ID, in her first days at Allentown College (now DeSales University). The junior staffing the table already knew who she was. "I gave him my name and he said, 'You're a politics major, right?' I was a little freaked out. " She'd missed the orientation and Jim, a politics major with a good memory, had taken note. Over a boisterous dinner with mutual friends, they learned that both loved sports, cherished their Catholic faith, and had grown up in large families; Jim is the oldest of five, and Kate is one of eight.
BUSINESS
April 6, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities.   It might have been sunny enough Wednesday to lure a few homeowners with rakes into their front yards, but for Grace Metzinger and Joyce Hines it was business as usual in the basement of the Rockledge Municipal Building at Huntingdon Pike and Robbins Avenue. Metzinger, the borough's manager for the last seven years, and Hines, its administrative assistant, spent the day, as they always do, sweating the details that make things run efficiently in this Montgomery County community tucked into 0.3 square miles between Fox Chase and Abington.
NEWS
March 2, 2015 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
HIGH ON A FOX Chase hill, Carole Covert and her husband Bill McMenamin will wear their Victorian clothes, channel the 19th-century spirits of Robert and Maryann Ryerrs, and welcome folks to Robert's 184th birthday party. The free, family-friendly, 2 p.m. celebration on March 8 at the Ryerss Mansion & Library on Central Avenue near Shelmire Street includes wandering among the 1859 estate's Asian antiques, its gallery of animal oil portraits and its collections of teapots, shoes, seashells, rocks and minerals.
NEWS
January 10, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former recreation center volunteer treasurer, accused of financial improprieties in an audit report released this week, said Thursday that she was never contacted during the audit and rejected its findings. Kathleen Goodwin, a retired administrative assistant, volunteered from 2006 to 2011 as treasurer of the Fox Chase Advisory Council, which manages funds for the recreation center. During part of that time, she also worked as the center's after-school coordinator. On Wednesday, the City Controller's Office presented a financial audit of the advisory councils at three rec centers, including Fox Chase, which found that all had sloppy bookkeeping practices that put them "at risk of fraud.
NEWS
October 9, 2014 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael Milken, the long-retired 1980s junk-bond king and now big-time prostate cancer philanthropist, blew into the Wanamaker's Crystal Tea Room on Tuesday evening for one of the city's bigger and faster-growing charitable events. He jets around the nation to about 100 of these events a year, flying into Philadelphia on Tuesday from Dallas and planning to immediately depart Philadelphia for Washington. "I see light at the end of the tunnel," Milken said of cancer cures, adding that he believed philanthropists like those in Philadelphia had to support young scientists as the federal government has curtailed medical-research funding in recent years.
NEWS
April 3, 2014 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
JOE SNYDER and his old pals pumped iron in the early mornings at Jardel Rec Center for 40 years until Tony the maintenance man suddenly told them he could no longer let them in until staffers opened the building at 2 p.m. Snyder, 60, a postal worker who has been weightlifting early at Jardel "since we used pineapple cans filled with concrete," couldn't believe it. Neither could his fellow early birds. Chris Vogt, 80, drove from Bucks County to the Castor section of Northeast Philadelphia, lifted with Snyder, then spent the day working at his brother's transmission shop.
NEWS
March 23, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Montgomery County officials are planning to convert more of the old Newtown Branch rail line to a recreational trail through Lower Moreland, Bryn Athyn and Upper Moreland, and down through Rockledge. The $1.6 million, 3.8-mile addition will triple the length of the Pennypack Trail, extending it north and south of its current path through Lorimer Park. The gravel trail, designed for walkers, runners and recreational bikers, is scheduled for completion by the summer of 2015, said Michael Stokes, assistant director of the county planning commission.
BUSINESS
March 6, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple University Health System said Tuesday that it is converting Jeanes Hospital to primarily private rooms, and cutting 75 full- and part-time positions at the facility in Philadelphia's Fox Chase section. Temple, which reported an overall operating loss of $23.9 million for the six months ended Dec. 31, cited the widespread industry trend of declining hospital admissions as a key reason for the changes. Hospitals have also been dealing with an increase in hospital stays that do not count as full admissions and have lower reimbursement rates.
NEWS
January 21, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
IT MUST BE a mistake. That's what Rich Muller's friends were hoping as they walked up Stevens Street toward his home just after dusk yesterday. They'd heard that the 22-year-old college graduate and his mother, Donna, had been shot to death inside their Lawncrest rowhouse. They just didn't want to believe it. "He wouldn't hurt a fly. He wouldn't get in fights. It couldn't have been him," said classmate Brian Zukowski. "They don't have much. If it was a robbery, I don't know what they would have got. The hubcaps on his car didn't even match.
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