September 21, 2016 |
Robert M. Lam, 91, of Jenkintown and Boca Raton, Fla., cofounder of a realty company and member of the Pennsylvania Securities Commission for three decades, died Thursday, Sept. 15, of kidney failure at home. He was the longest-tenured member of the Pennsylvania Securities Commission (PSC), a state body responsible for protecting investors against fraudulent businesses. Mr. Lam served on the commission from 1965 to 1971, and after a hiatus was reappointed in 1980. He was named chairman in 1981 and remained in that post until the commission merged with the Department of Banking in 2012.
August 31, 2016 |
Nathan Brillman, 93, formerly of Wyncote, a decorated World War II veteran and a physician in Northeast Philadelphia for three decades, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, of congestive heart failure at Rydal Park in Jenkintown. Dr. Brillman grew up in Strawberry Mansion with a passion for baseball. He told of playing on the ballfields at 33rd and Dauphin Streets. In the late 1930s, he was a member of a team in the city-sponsored baseball league that took the City of Philadelphia's championship title for 16-year-olds and younger.
August 29, 2016 |
George L. Bernstein, 84, formerly of Elkins Park, a business executive who led the expansion of the Philadelphia accounting firm Laventhol & Horwath in the 1980s, died Sunday, Aug. 21, of congestive heart failure at Rydal Park. Mr. Bernstein lived in Elkins Park and Center City before moving to Rydal Park, a retirement community in Jenkintown. Born in Philadelphia, he attended Central High School and earned degrees from the Wharton School and the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania.
August 16, 2016 |
J. Theodore Jensen Jr., 91, a lifelong Jenkintown resident and the borough's former mayor and fire chief, died Aug. 7, of cancer at Sunrise of Abington. He had a high profile in civic affairs, including four four-year terms as Jenkintown's Republican mayor from 1973 to 1989, when he was unseated by Democrat Michael O'Neill. In the late 1960s and early '70s, he served eight years on the Jenkintown Borough Council, including two as president, and he frequently acted as a mediator for the sometimes-divided council.
June 3, 2016 |
Daniel Sabath tossed five innings, striking out five, to lead top-seeded Christopher Dock past second-seeded Jenkintown, 10-0, Wednesday in the District 1 Class A championship game at Pennsbury. A seven-run fourth inning powered the Pioneers to their second straight district title. Ryan Nichols, Andrew Walters, and Nolan Bolton hit two-run singles in the fourth. Nichols collected three RBIs and two hits. Girls' Lacrosse Senior midfielder Sondra Dickey racked up a game-high eight goals as Conestoga defeated District 12 champion Archbishop Carroll, 15-9, in the first round of the PIAA state tournament at Neumann University.
April 25, 2016 |
The middle schoolers of Jenkintown have of late, but wherefore they know not, lost all mirth, forgone all custom of exercises, and decided to hove out onto the Bard's oft-trodden stage. The Jenkintown Shakespeare Festival began four years ago when Shannon Hackett, the English and creative-writing teacher at Jenkintown Middle School, decided that her wards shouldn't just read the Elizabethan classics. Although she'd always had her classes perform scenes in front of their fellow students, she decided they'd get a better feel for the subject before a crowd - to give them a rough idea of how the product was originally meant to be sampled.
April 24, 2016 |
Rosanne Mistretta has taught environmental science for 16 years on Abington Friends School's 50-acre campus, using its branch of Jenkintown Creek and its 300 towering trees as a kid-magnet green classroom. So, she was overwhelmed with joy when Julie Slavet, executive director of the Tookany Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, told Abington Friends staffers in 2014 that $105,547 was available to plant a riparian buffer of 350 saplings along the creek and create a rain garden at its headwaters behind the lower school.
April 20, 2016 |
FOR NINE YEARS, every few months, he received a bill from the Water Revenue Bureau that eventually reached $913.22. For nine years, Mr. White sent back the unopened bill, mailed to a condo he bought at an estate sale. (Mr. White is not his real name. He asked for anonymity because he is unemployed and is afraid that having his name on the Internet could hurt his prospects.) White was pretty sure his condo never used Philadelphia water, because it is located in Jenkintown. He was pretty sure the previous owner, now deceased, also never used Philadelphia water in the Jenkintown condo.
March 26, 2016 |
Temple University Hospital has agreed to place neurologists and neurosurgeons at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Montgomery County under a new agreement that starts Thursday, Temple said. Temple has 25 physicians in its neurology and neurosurgery departments. Eleven of them will see patients at Holy Redeemer, which is near Jenkintown, Temple said. The agreement also calls for Temple physicians to provide around-the-clock telemedicine services for acute stroke victims in Holy Redeemer's emergency department.
March 10, 2016
Boys' Basketball PIAA CLASS 2A SECOND ROUND Conwell-Egan 54, Minersville 51 Mastery North 85, Danville 52 Trinity 67, Parkway Center City 48 PIAA CLASS 3A SECOND ROUND Plymouth Whitemarsh 58, Bangor 44 Simon Gratz 64, Lancaster McCaskey 56 Roman Catholic 60, Central Bucks West 41 Chester 74, Spring-Ford 49 Parkland 54, Ridley 50 Girls' Basketball PIAA CLASS A SECOND ROUND Lourdes Regional 43, Jenkintown 29...