May 28, 1987 |
It was a fine feat of feet. With a 2-1 victory over Fishtown in Monday's championship game, Juniata won the under-11 age-group title at the United Junior Soccer League's 21st annual Memorial Day soccer tournament. Twenty teams from six states participated in the tournament, which was held at Fox Chase Playground, Rockwell Avenue and Ridgeway Street. More than 1,200 fans attended the tournament. Juniata advanced to the finals with a 3-2 overtime victory over a team from New Hyde Park, N.Y. Fishtown earned its title-game berth with a 1-0 triumph over a team from Greenwich, Conn.
June 25, 2014 |
FBI agents raided a Fairhill mental health clinic Monday, two months after a former employee sued, claiming she was fired for questioning what she described as fraudulent Medicaid billing. In April, Sheree Brown of Yeadon sued Juniata Community Mental Health Clinic, claiming its administrator, Sandy Acosta, and director, Carlos Matos, who is also a Democratic ward leader in Kensington, pushed her out of a job last year after she voiced her concerns. Federal authorities would not say whether their search of the practice, at 2637 N. Fifth St., was tied to Brown's allegations.
August 31, 1988 |
No, Cubby Davis is not a refugee from the Mouseketeers. Just ask his opponents on the football field, who find his antics neither zany nor comical. Davis, a senior quarterback, is the main reason that Juniata may be the team to beat in the Middle Atlantic Conference this year. He completed 169 of 326 passes for 2,161 yards last season, all school records, while also throwing 24 touchdowns, one short of the school mark. "He's a fine quarterback," said head coach Rob Ash. "I think he'll do a good job for us. " Juniata went 6-3 in the conference last season (7-3 overall)
July 29, 1990 |
In 1986, the Juniata Golf Club Junior Camp made an auspicious debut. Heading the junior program was Jim Kealey, who had played golf for North Catholic from 1982 to 1985. Then 17 years old, Kealey had been looking forward to playing golf in college, possibly at North Carolina State, but mononucleosis tossed a three-putt in his plans. Instead, he accepted a job as an assistant pro at Juniata in 1985. N.C. State's loss had inadvertently provided a tremendous boost for junior golf in the Northeast.
May 18, 1990 |
The fire that ravaged St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Juniata Park Tuesday was deliberately set, police and fire officials said yesterday as police continued their search for a man who broke into the church last weekend and threatened the pastor. According to sources in the police and fire departments, the fire, which started on the first floor of the church building's adjoining hall, has been ruled arson. The four-alarm fire started before 1:30 a.m. and was brought under control at 3:42 a.m. It virtually destroyed the 109-year-old church and church hall at 3825 Kensington Ave. Three days before the fire, about 5:40 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Thomas L. Reed, church pastor, confronted an intruder carrying a large hunting knife and chased him out of the church.
April 6, 1987 |
Purolite Co., which makes a product used in purifying water, plans to acquire a run-down toy factory in Juniata and transform it into the company's first full-scale manufacturing plant in the United States. The $6 million acquisition and automation planned for the former Sterling Models facility at 3620 G St. will create 75 new manufacturing jobs in the city, the company and Philadelphia development officials said late last week. It also is expected to produce more than $149,000 in city taxes and $300,000 in water and sewer fees annually and has the potential to generate additional traffic for the city's troubled port, the officials said.
June 15, 1987 |
An Olney man who believed a neighborhood bar was about to be robbed used a 30-inch-long saber early yesterday to kill a Juniata man he suspected of being involved in the planned robbery, Philadelphia police said. Police officers were about 50 feet away from the killing when it occurred, but they could not see it because of darkness, police said. The body was discovered when an officer tripped over it moments later near the intersection of Olney Avenue and Lawrence Street, police said.
January 5, 2014 |
In New York, the Cabrini women team improved to 8-2 with a 68-54 win over Juniata (5-5) on Friday in the New York University Holiday Classic. Brittany Sandone (Souderton) led the Cavaliers with 22 points. Cabrini will next face the host Violets (9-0) at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Immaculata 63, Wilkes 55 - Lindsay Cras (Archbishop Prendergast) had 13 points and Mackie Fitzgerald (Archbishop Prendergast) added 11 to lead the Mighty Macs (7-2) over the Colonels (1-7) in the semis of the Moravian Winter Classic in Bethlehem, Pa. DeSales 77, Ursinus 65 - Megan Gallagher (St. Basil Academy)
March 29, 2012 |
Axel Barreto, the Juniata man who opened fire in January on seven teenage boys who had packed into a Toyota Corolla and driven to his home looking to fight one of his three stepsons, was held for trial Wednesday on three counts of murder. Municipal Judge James DeLeon made the ruling after a preliminary hearing marked by a larger-than-usual security contingent, including the presence of Philadelphia Sheriff Jewell Williams. Dozens of relatives and high-school classmates also attended.
November 6, 2005 |
Delaware Valley clinched at least a share of the Middle Atlantic Conference title as it beat Juniata, 58-27, yesterday in Huntingdon, Pa. The Aggies (9-0), ranked eighth in the nation in NCAA Division III, were led by Adam Knoblauch, who threw for 350 yards and two touchdowns. Jake Sheffield amassed 114 yards, including a touchdown, on the ground on just four carries. His longest run was for 73 yards. After two early Delaware Valley touchdowns, Juniata (0-9) made the score 13-7 with 22 seconds left in the period on a 5-yard run by Duane Ehredt Jr. But the Aggies took the game away in the second quarter, scoring 28 consecutive points.