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November 21, 1990 | JUANA ANDERSON/ DAILY NEWS
It took 40 wheels (count 'em!) to keep this convoy rollin' yesterday along Kelly Drive near the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Enjoying the brisk afternoon were (at their request, first names only) adults (from left) Eva, Viletta, Kasla and Mariola with (also from left) twins David and Deborah, twins Robert and Jillian, Natalie and Winnie.
NEWS
January 16, 2012
Kelly Drive was closed for nearly three hours Monday afternoon following a two-car crash that killed two people and left a third in critical condition, authorities said. Fire rescue crews were dispatched at 2:52 p.m. to the scene of the accident at Kelly and Strawberry Mansion Drives, authorities said. Police said a silver Volkswagon was traveling at a high rate of speed north on Kelly Drive when it crossed the roadway and collided head-on with a green Toyota Sienna. The Volkswagen's driver, a 34-year-old woman, and passenger were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
NEWS
May 26, 2011
A West Oak Lane man died Wednesday afternoon after crashing his Suzuki motorcycle on Kelly Drive, police said. About 1 p.m., Robert Sparrow, 36, of the 1600 block of 68th Avenue, lost control of his motorcycle while trying to make a right turn from a northbound lane at Brewery Hill Drive. Sparrow, who was riding with a 25-year-old female passenger, struck a car and then a stone wall. - Mike Newall  
NEWS
September 30, 2010 | Inquirer Staff Report
Three people were taken to a hospital following a four-car pile up in the Kelly Drive near the Schuylkill reviewing stands this morning, officials said. The weather is believed to have been a factor in the crash involving three cars and a taxi, police said. The Fire Department said three people were taken to Hahnemann University Hospital following the 9:45 pileup for treatment of injuries that were not considered life threatening. The crash snarled traffic in the area for some time.
NEWS
August 26, 1994 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
While Philadelphia police finished notifying relatives of three people killed Wednesday night in a two-car crash on Kelly Drive, accident investigators continued yesterday to seek the cause of the grinding collision. The vehicles, a sporty 1991 Nissan 300 ZX and a sleek 1966 Shelby Cobra, struck each other almost head-on about a half mile north of Hunting Park Avenue. Killed were Dale A. Bluebond and his wife, Leslie M., both 32, of South Philadelphia, and Robert P. Barnes, 42, of Bala Cynwyd.
NEWS
June 21, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
A 19-year-old Philadelphia man was pronounced dead just after midnight today from injuries sustained when he lost control of his Suzuki motorcycle and slammed into a tree on Kelly Drive. Philadelphia police in the Accident Investigation District say the motorcycle was traveling southbound on Kelly Drive, when it crashed about 300 feet before Fairmount Drive about 11:50 p.m. Tuesday. The driver was rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital in Center City. Police said they were not sure what caused the motorcyclist to lose control and that the accident is still under investigation.
NEWS
May 12, 2010 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Motorists will find themselves inconvenienced today at two spots in the city: a stretch of Kelly Drive just south of Roosevelt Boulevard, and an area near the South Philadelphia sports complex, including the Platt Bridge. Beginning tomorrow, another section of Kelly Drive will close for three days. At 10 a.m. today in South Philadelphia, the Law Enforcement Memorial Run will start near the Navy Yard, head north on Broad Street, turn west on Pattison Avenue, take Penrose Avenue across the Platt Bridge, continue north on Island Avenue, then go west on Bartram Avenue to the city limits.
NEWS
January 17, 2012
Kelly Drive was closed for nearly three hours Monday afternoon after a two-car crash killed two people and left a third in critical condition, authorities said. Rescue crews were dispatched at 2:52 p.m. to Kelly and Strawberry Mansion Drives, authorities said. Police said a silver Volkswagen was traveling north at high speed when it crossed the roadway and collided head-on with a green Toyota Sienna. The Volkswagen's driver, a 34-year-old woman, and her passenger were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
NEWS
January 18, 2012
The two people killed in a two-car crash Monday on Kelly Drive were a 34-year-old Upper Roxborough woman and her 11-year-old son, officials said Tuesday. Karen Watts and her son Quinn Fleming were pronounced dead at the scene of the 2:45 p.m. crash, authorities said. They were in a northbound silver Volkswagen that crossed the roadway near Strawberry Mansion Drive and collided head-on with a green Toyota Sienna, police said. The 61-year-old woman behind the wheel of the Toyota was reported in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
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August 27, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
Recently, some have noted that a statue of Frank Rizzo — police chief, law-and-order mayor, and lifelong South Philly scrapper — makes for a charged presence , looming nine feet tall on the steps of the Municipal Services Building. Rizzo - whose enduring image may be rushing to quell a riot, nightstick in his cummerbund - is a complicated fixture in the public square. But his likeness is just one quirk of a public art collection that looks very little like Philadelphia today, and a lot like a Main Line country club circa 1950.
FOOD
July 1, 2016 | By Michael Klein, Staff Writer
We're a mobile society. Now even pop-up beer gardens can move, too. Parks on Tap - a new partnership among Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy, and Avram Hornik of FCM Hospitality - sends a mobile beer garden from park to park in the city for 14 weeks, starting Wednesday, June 29. The two trucks - one with regional craft beers, wine, and nonalcoholic drinks, and the other with snacks and sandwiches on a menu created by...
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On the Schuylkill What: The 90th Stotesbury Cup Regatta is billed as the oldest and largest high school rowing competition in the United States. It is to feature teams from 191 schools in the United States and Canada, 984 boats, 5,679 athletes and 31 championship events. When: Friday and Saturday. Time trials are to start at 8 a.m. Friday and run to approximately 3 p.m. Semifinals are set to begin at 4 p.m. and go to around 6 p.m. Semifinals are to resume Saturday at 8 a.m., and finals are expected to begin at approximately 4 p.m. The last race of the day, the girls' senior eight final, is set for approximately 5:30 p.m. The name: Edward T. Stotesbury was a local philanthropist who underwrote the cost of an award that bears his name and is given each year to the boys' senior eight winner.
BUSINESS
May 20, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
The team behind the Ridge Flats residential project in East Falls has boosted the number of apartment units in the development, to cover increased costs resulting from an additional road access point into the building that was required of the developers. David Grasso and Onion Flats Architecture were scheduled to present their revised design for the 4300 Ridge Ave. project, which also includes ground-floor retail space, to the East Falls Community Council on Wednesday. The new plan calls for a six-story building with 206 units, compared with the five-story, 147-unit project proposed in 2014, according to Howard Steinberg, an Onion Flats co-owner.
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February 28, 2016 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Arturo, who grew up in Mexico City, moved to Philadelphia in 1996 to earn his MBA at Temple. That October, he watched his new neighborhood prepping for OutFest and decided to see what the festival was all about. OutFest was festive and fun, but serious when the crowd grew still for a moment of silence to honor and remember the victims of AIDS. During that quiet, his brown eyes met blue ones. The stranger smiled, and Arturo smiled back. Noting the man's blue jeans and cowboy boots, Arturo thought, "There's an all-American boy looking at me!"
NEWS
November 9, 2015 | By Dylan Purcell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Homicide detectives were continuing their investigation Saturday into the shooting deaths of a man and woman discovered inside an SUV on Friday afternoon in East Fairmount Park. Police said that based on interviews with family members, the two - a 25-year-old African American man and a 32-year-old Hispanic woman - evidently had been dating. Maintenance workers removing trash from a gazebo on the grounds of the Lemon Hill Mansion in East Fairmount Park found the grisly scene while checking on a white Toyota Sequoia parked on the grass about 2:40 p.m. Friday.
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November 8, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The maintenance workers who arrived at Lemon Hill Mansion in East Fairmount Park on Friday afternoon to pick up the trash thought little of the white Toyota Sequoia parked on the lawn when they pulled up. Confused park visitors, they figured, who didn't know they weren't allowed to park on the grass. One of the workers walked over to tell whoever was inside to move the car - and that's when he saw that the SUV's back window had been blown out. Then the workers peered through the shattered glass into the vehicle and saw the bodies of a man and a woman sprawled on the backseat.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2015 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Kids can party Mardi Gras-style Saturday with Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards. Enjoy sounds from the Crescent City with this New Orleans jazz band. The musicians' high-energy show, blending different sounds, ranging from zydeco to bebop to swing will keep youngsters and their caretakers dancing. Jazzy Ash infuses some of her Trinidadian background in her grooves, so get ready to boogie. WXPN's Kids Corner, the Fids and Kamily Awards, and Metro Kids magazine all honored Jazzy Ash's 2014 album, Home , in year-end lists.
NEWS
January 27, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police said Sunday that the body of a white male was found at 1:18 p.m. Sunday on the bank of the Schuylkill River in the 4400 block of Kelly Drive. The man, identified as "John Doe," was found caught in a tree line on the river bank by Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue. The scene was held, police said. Police said they would not likely release on Sunday the identity of the person found. The discovery has raised questions that it could be that of a missing Bucks County teacher, Christopher Tully, 40. But police emphasize there are others missing in the area besides Tully and that no name will be released until after any family members are notified and an autopsy is conducted.
NEWS
January 22, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A WEST MOUNT AIRY man who allegedly confessed to fatally shooting another man last year and dumping his body in a grassy lot in Southwest Philadelphia was held for trial yesterday on murder and related offenses. Dion Jordan, a/k/a Deion Jordan, 35, of McCallum Street near Lincoln Drive, told police in a statement that he shot and killed Dallas Long, 49, of East Mount Airy, on Oct. 17. Assistant District Attorney Brendan O'Malley said Long was shot in the head and found in a field on Lyons Avenue near 82nd Street.
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