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April 30, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* THE GOLDBERGS. 9 tonight, 6ABC.   SOME people share their old family photos and memories on Facebook. Others sort through their childhoods with a therapist. Adam F. Goldberg has a TV show for both of those things. For Goldberg, who's spent the past TV season painstakingly reconstructing his Jenkintown boyhood on a studio lot in Culver City, Calif., ABC's "The Goldbergs" has turned out to be more specific than what he envisioned when he first pitched a sitcom about growing up in the '80s and used his home movies to sell it. Plenty of shows have been set in and around Philadelphia.
NEWS
June 7, 1989 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
If Jenkintown wins its fourth straight Pen-Del League title this year, head coach Pete Lucente may have to break out the Geritol instead of the champagne to celebrate. "We're the oldest team in the league," said Lucente, whose core of veterans has an average age of just under 32. "But I think that's to our advantage. These guys know how to play the game. " Indeed, Jenkintown has gotten off to a frisky start, winning its first six games to take up residence atop the American Division standings.
SPORTS
October 14, 2013 | By the Inquirer Staff
Lower Moreland scored two rushing touchdowns in the final 31/2 minutes to surge past Jenkintown, 21-10, Saturday in Bicentennial Athletic League football. The visiting Drakes (2-5 overall, 1-3 league) took a 10-7 lead on the first play of the fourth quarter when Jamie Griffin ran in from the 12. But with 3 minutes, 24 seconds left, Joe Leventhal scored his second 1-yard rushing TD of the game to put Lower Moreland (4-3, 2-1) ahead, 14-10. Peter Ebert had set up the winning score by returning an interception to Jenkintown's 28-yard line.
NEWS
September 18, 1986 | By Michele Riedel, Special to The Inquirer
As the Wissahickon School District and its teachers reached a tentative settlement this week, pressure mounted on Jenkintown's school board and its striking teachers to reach a contract agreement. The Jenkintown school board and teachers were scheduled to meet tonight. On Monday, about 75 Jenkintown students, waving picket signs, marched in front of the district's two schools to urge both sides to settle the strike. School and extracurricular activities, including classes, had been suspended since Sept.
SPORTS
March 9, 1989 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
Donna Hayes finally had her moment in the spotlight last night. With two starters hampered by foul trouble, the girls' basketball coach at Jenkintown, Jim Romano, called on the hard-working but unheralded senior to provide offense in the second half against Christopher Dock in the PIAA District 1 Class A championship game, at Lower Moreland. Hayes responded with a career high of 12 points, including eight in the decisive third quarter, to lift Jenkintown to a 35-31 victory.
SPORTS
October 2, 2000 | By Bill Iezzi, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Bristol coach Frank Perri stood with beads of water clinging to his eyeglasses. He was wearing a soaking red polo shirt and a big, big smile. Perri's team had just beaten host Jenkintown, 20-0, Friday afternoon. The joy was evident on Perri's face. Why the dousing, he was asked. "Because we had a shutout this year," he said. "This was a very important game in the Bicentennial League. " The victory was Bristol's second in the four-team Bicentennial League and gave the Warriors (3-1)
NEWS
September 18, 1995 | By Bill Iezzi, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Chestnut Hill Academy's game plan against host Jenkintown in the Independence League opener for both teams Saturday was simple: Keep the ball away from Steve Eichert. Eichert, the Drakes' 5-foot-9, 185-pound tailback extraordinaire, had burned Chichester for 165 yards rushing a week earlier, and Blue Devils coach Jack Plunkett wasn't about to let his charges get caught flat-footed against the fleet back. "We wanted to try to control the ball with a running game, and that was going to give us a chance to keep the ball out of Eichert's hands," Plunkett said after Chestnut Hill won, 10-0.
BUSINESS
July 21, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Jenkintown By The Numbers Population: 4,443 (2012). Median income: $64,980 (2012). Area: 0.6 square miles. Settlements in the last 90 days: 15. Homes for sale: 31. Average days on the market: 65. Median price (all homes): $200,000. Housing stock: 2,085 units; large singles, twins, and older condominiums. School district: Jenkintown. SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau; City-Data.com; Susan Yannessa, Weichert Realtors; Kurt Werner, Re/Max Keystone
SPORTS
March 14, 2014 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jenkintown waited more than 29 minutes before taking its first lead in Wednesday night's PIAA Class A second-round girls' basketball game against St. John Neumann at East Pennsboro. The Drakes held on for a 49-41 victory and earned another long-awaited first: their first trip to the state quarterfinals. Madison Kremp sank a jumper with 2 minutes, 26 seconds remaining to put Jenkintown ahead, 43-41. The Drakes made 6 of 9 free throws down the stretch to seal the victory. Kremp scored eight of her 18 points in the fourth quarter, including a pair of three-pointers.
NEWS
September 5, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Some 200 Jenkintown residents, many of them elderly, are losing their apartments due to a dispute between local officials and the property owner. "We're the pawns in this," said Marshall Jones, 93. "[The owner] is saying, 'If you won't do it our way, we'll just close it down.' " Jones has lived in the Colonade high-rise apartments on Old York Road, in the Jenkintown section of Abington Township, for 16 years. He and other residents have had a string of complaints about leaks, electrical outages, broken elevators, cold water, broken heaters, and other issues, many of which ended up in the courts.
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NEWS
September 21, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
August 31, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
August 29, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
August 16, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
June 3, 2016 | By Matt Cassidy, STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
April 25, 2016 | By Jake Blumgart
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.
NEWS
April 24, 2016 | By Dan Geringer, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
April 20, 2016 | By Stu Bykofsky
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.
BUSINESS
March 26, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
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.
SPORTS
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...
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