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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
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.
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
October 3, 2013 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA When Jerry and Barbara Cohen of Jenkintown received a $150 citation in the mail from the City of Philadelphia in May for leaving litter on a Queen Village street, they ignored it. Couldn't be them. They had not been in the city in months. But when they received a second notice - with a $40 late penalty tacked on - in September, they took notice. Jerry Cohen called the city to explain and complain. The response he got was indisputable: City workers had found a Tuesday Morning catalog with his wife's name and their address on it in one of five trash bags that someone had left at Fifth and Bainbridge Streets in May. They even had photos of the catalog to prove it. The workers also found the names and addresses of three other people.
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June 24, 2015 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Having already forged the signatures of his father-in-law and a family friend to create payday loan businesses in Utah, federal prosecutors say, Adrian Rubin needed new partners. The Jenkintown man turned first, prosecutors contend, to an American Indian tribe based in California, and paid it thousands of dollars to pretend it was the lender. Then, Rubin allegedly plotted with his two sons in a multimillion-dollar telemarketing scheme that defrauded 70,000 people. He went to great lengths to hide his involvement, prosecutors say. That's because he had been convicted of tax evasion in 1997.
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May 15, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
NANCY MORGAN got a chance to try out her French during a reception in 2001 for French dignitaries in celebration of French support for the American Revolution 225 years before. As she presented a ceremonial bowl to French ambassador Francois Bujon de l'Estang, she said, "Vive la France. Vive l'Etats Unis. Vive l'alliance. Vive Philadelphie. " Then she impulsively added, "Vive l'amour!" Explaining why she added the expression of eternal love to her remarks, she said, "I cannot say the vives without saying, 'Vive l'amour.' " "Well," someone said, "we are the city that loves you back.
NEWS
April 21, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jerold G. Klevit, 77, an administrative law judge who handled workers compensation cases for 30 years for the state of Pennsylvania, died Friday, April 17, of kidney failure at Abington Hospital. He lived at Rydal Park in Jenkintown. Born in Washington, Mr. Klevit moved when he was 8 to West Oak Lane. He graduated from Central High School, then Lehigh University in 1959, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1962. After serving as a law clerk for a federal judge in Wilmington, Mr. Klevit joined the Philadelphia firm Lipschultz & Chalfin in 1963.
NEWS
March 26, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Peter A. Galante, 88, of Jenkintown, a Philadelphia attorney, died Friday, March 20, of a heart attack at Chestnut Hill Hospital, 10 days after losing a daughter to cancer. Mr. Galante had been recovering at the Hill at Whitemarsh from the effects of a stroke he suffered two weeks ago. He was married to Frances M. Sisca. She died in 2008. The couple's daughter Frances M. Galante, 57, a Philadelphia artist, died March 10 from ovarian cancer. Born in Philadelphia and educated at Germantown High School, Mr. Galante received his bachelor's degree from Temple University and a degree from Temple University School of Law before embarking on a 60-year career ending in 2012.
SPORTS
February 27, 2015 | By Paul Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Anthony Johnson drained a corner three-pointer as time expired Wednesday night to lift third-seeded Glen Mills to a 55-52 victory over No. 2 Lower Moreland in a District 1 Class AAA basketball semifinal at Harriton. Glen Mills will play Octorara in the final Saturday at 4 p.m. at Plymouth Whitemarsh. Octorara 68, Pottsgrove 65 - Levi Worthington scored eight points in the fourth quarter to rally the top seed. District 1 AA Semifinal Deonte Harris scored 19 to pace No. 4 Bristol in a 73-61 triumph over No. 1 Calvary Christian at Cheltenham.
SPORTS
February 21, 2015 | By Paul Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Colin Mulvaney scored 16 of his 23 points in the second and third quarters Thursday night to help fifth-seeded Jenkintown beat No. 4 Calvary Christian, 65-36, in the District 1 Class A boys' basketball quarterfinals. Football Quarterbacks Ryan Whayland (Episcopal Academy) and Zach Carroll (Father Judge), running back/defensive back Kashta Davis (Germantown Academy), tight end/linebacker Caleb Lassiter (Roxborough) and linemen John Minicozzi (Episcopal Academy) and Javahn Singleton (Roxborough)
SPORTS
February 18, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dan Duffey dished out six assists in the first 12 minutes Monday and Lower Moreland rolled to a 61-43 victory over Phil-Mont Christian in the Bicentennial Athletic League boys' basketball championship at Holy Ghost Prep. The Lions won the tournament for the first time in program history. Duffey finished with 11 points, 10 assists, 7 rebounds and 3 steals. Phil Madden grabbed seven rebounds and Matt Cerruti chipped in with six boards. Osaze Thornton scored 14 for Phil-Mont Christian.
NEWS
January 9, 2015
VEGAN restaurants tend to share an origin story: Earnest vegans, cooking food to nourish the heart, soul and planet, share their culinary activism with the public at large. Sometimes it works, sometimes there's more sincerity than cooking aptitude. But in Jenkintown, the new Flora is a novel case: a vegan restaurant started by nonvegans (with a nonvegan chef) on the notion that it's good business. "Yeah, in-between Blue Sage [Vegetarian Grille, in Southampton] and Center City, there weren't a whole lot of vegan dining options," explained Dan Brightcliffe, a co-founder who also doubles as low-key host and waiter for the cozy, 16-seat venue, on Old York Road between Greenwood and West avenues.
SPORTS
December 18, 2014 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
First Emma Dorshimer took the record from Rachel Connolly-McGuckin. Then Connolly-McGuckin gave the game ball to Dorshimer. Dorshimer became Jenkintown's all-time leading scorer on Tuesday night during a 46-24 Bicentennial Constitution girls' basketball victory over visiting Morrisville. The record fell on a three-pointer with 39.2 seconds remaining in the first quarter. They stopped play and Connolly-McGuckin, who graduated in 1996 with 1,485 points, came out to present Dorshimer with the ball and flowers.
NEWS
December 8, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dolly Kuykendall asked to see a show of hands: "Who's done this arrangement before? Everyone? Oh good, then it should be perfect the first time through. " It wasn't. The singers laughed and struggled and grimaced late last week through a rendition of "Joy to the World," a song many hadn't sung since they were students in her husband's choir at Jenkintown High School decades ago. "Not bad," she said. Frank Kuykendall died in 2006. Memories of him did not. Some of his students - many, it turns out - cited his choir as their best high school memory.
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