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May 2, 2012
Groper strikes twice in Chinatown * Spring Street near 10th Police on Monday released a surveillance video of a man wanted for groping two women in Chinatown last week. The first victim was walking on Spring Street at 4:55 p.m. Thursday when a man approached her from behind and grabbed her buttocks, police said. At 6:25 p.m., a second woman was walking north on 11th Street toward Vine when a man walked by her, turned around and then ran back and touched her buttocks, police said.
BUSINESS
August 21, 2013 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Who's going to live in all those new Main Line apartments? Hospital workers, college students - and Philadelphia residents who want to enroll their children in Lower Merion public schools, says Steven Rock , senior vice president at New York-based Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp. Rock has arranged $23.5 million in financing for Cross Properties (that's David Blumenfeld and Kevin Michals ) to build 132 apartments, plus medical offices, at the former Baptist seminary on Lancaster Avenue near Lankenau Hospital . That's one of several apartment projects picking up planning, zoning, and financing approvals in Lower Merion.
NEWS
July 11, 1997 | For The Inquirer / JAY GORODETZER
Shielded from the sun, Marilyn Gesner of Narberth arranges clothes during a sidewalk sale on Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore.
NEWS
September 8, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
City Avenue has been reopened since being closed earlier this morning in both directions from Lancaster Avenue to Haverford Road because of an accident. The crash involved an overturned car and caused major commuting problems in the area around Lankenau Medical Center and St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
NEWS
January 6, 2013 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
George Leon Dunbar Sr., 67, a West Philadelphia barber and entrepreneur who produced and recorded two local R&B groups, and promoted businesses on Lancaster Avenue, died of cancer in Sun City, Ariz., on Wednesday, Dec. 26. Over 40 years, Mr. Dunbar operated and worked in several barber shops along Lancaster Avenue, where his customers sought his advice on personal and business matters. A fixture in the Lancaster Avenue business corridor, Mr. Dunbar was president of the Lancaster Avenue Business Association Community Development Corp.
NEWS
December 22, 2011
A 35-year-old man was in critical condition after being shot in the chest Wednesday night in the Mill Creek section of West Philadelphia, police said. The man was shot shortly before 8:30 p.m. at 46th Street and Lancaster Avenue, police said. Police rushed him to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. No arrests were reported. - Robert Moran
NEWS
August 8, 2015 | By Madeline R. Conway, Inquirer Staff Writer
The stretch of Lancaster Avenue between 34th and 39th Streets transformed Thursday night, as thousands of city residents came out to taste hard apple cider and corn on the cob at a semiannual block party that made the street bustle. A crowd of people made their way down the block, some dressed in business attire, sipping a beer at the end of the workday. Others grabbed a meal in T-shirts, their dogs and children in tow. The party was called Night Market, a project run by the nonprofit Food Trust and in its fifth season.
NEWS
July 17, 2013 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
The State of Pennsylvania is sending a message to drivers: Slow down, back off, chill out. For the next month, law enforcement agencies along the 350-mile Route 30 corridor will work overtime to target and ticket aggressive drivers. So what qualifies as "aggressive?" Tailgating. Running red lights. Weaving. Giving too little space to cyclists and pedestrians. And, of course, there are more directly aggressive moves - honking, flipping the bird, yelling, even assault - associated with road rage.
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NEWS
August 8, 2015 | By Madeline R. Conway, Inquirer Staff Writer
The stretch of Lancaster Avenue between 34th and 39th Streets transformed Thursday night, as thousands of city residents came out to taste hard apple cider and corn on the cob at a semiannual block party that made the street bustle. A crowd of people made their way down the block, some dressed in business attire, sipping a beer at the end of the workday. Others grabbed a meal in T-shirts, their dogs and children in tow. The party was called Night Market, a project run by the nonprofit Food Trust and in its fifth season.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2015 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
There's nothing fancy about the ensemble of redbrick houses that line the 3600 block of Lancaster Avenue in Powelton Village. Built in the late 1870s, when the avenue linked country farms to city markets, the modest, wood-trimmed buildings housed working people who tended shops on the ground floor. Folks still live upstairs today, and neighborhood businesses - bike store, nail salon, day-care center - still pepper the storefronts below. Such blocks are what make Philadelphia, well, Philadelphia.
NEWS
February 13, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A MOTHER'S frantic cries echoed down a busy West Philly street yesterday. "My baby!" she screamed as she chased down a SEPTA trolley. "My baby!" But it was too late for her son, a 2-year-old run down by the trolley yesterday near the corner of Lancaster Avenue near 51st Street. The boy, who remained unidentified last night, was struck just before 1 p.m., police said. Preliminary evidence indicated he had broken away from his parents and darted in front of a Route 10 trolley as it barreled west on Lancaster Avenue.
NEWS
October 20, 2014 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
JOHN JUNIUS TAYLOR, a second-generation cabinetmaker and woodworker in Powelton Village, was walking down Hamilton Street near 35th two years ago, when he saw a beat-up Victorian door in a dumpster. "It needed some love," Taylor said dryly. And he suddenly needed a walnut-panel Victorian door. Last week, as a result of what he did with that door, Taylor won a 2014 Storefront Challenge Award from the Community Design Collaborative and the city's Commerce Department for "outstanding storefront facade improvements.
NEWS
September 24, 2013 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Villanova University is looking to score on the rebound. The school's first shot at a major expansion that would bring new dormitories, a parking garage, performing arts center, and stores to the Lancaster Avenue campus was rejected in May by Radnor Township as officials sided with angry neighbors who thought Villanova's scheme was too large. Now, the university is back with a slightly scaled-down version - with reduced heights for some buildings, a smaller garage, and a bridge across Lancaster Avenue - and it's taking the new proposal straight to the Radnor Township Board of Commissioners on Monday night for what it hopes will be a final up-or-down vote.
BUSINESS
August 21, 2013 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Who's going to live in all those new Main Line apartments? Hospital workers, college students - and Philadelphia residents who want to enroll their children in Lower Merion public schools, says Steven Rock , senior vice president at New York-based Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp. Rock has arranged $23.5 million in financing for Cross Properties (that's David Blumenfeld and Kevin Michals ) to build 132 apartments, plus medical offices, at the former Baptist seminary on Lancaster Avenue near Lankenau Hospital . That's one of several apartment projects picking up planning, zoning, and financing approvals in Lower Merion.
NEWS
July 17, 2013 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
The State of Pennsylvania is sending a message to drivers: Slow down, back off, chill out. For the next month, law enforcement agencies along the 350-mile Route 30 corridor will work overtime to target and ticket aggressive drivers. So what qualifies as "aggressive?" Tailgating. Running red lights. Weaving. Giving too little space to cyclists and pedestrians. And, of course, there are more directly aggressive moves - honking, flipping the bird, yelling, even assault - associated with road rage.
NEWS
May 10, 2013 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Radnor Township Planning Commission has rejected Villanova University's request for a zoning change that would allow a major expansion of the Lancaster Avenue campus with new dormitories, a parking garage, a performing arts center, and stores. The $200 million plan has upset residents, who say it would transform a quiet neighborhood into a noisy extension of the 10,600-student Wildcat campus. The university was seeking a conditional use to allow denser development than allowed, Planning Commission Chairwoman Julia Hurle said.
NEWS
January 6, 2013 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
George Leon Dunbar Sr., 67, a West Philadelphia barber and entrepreneur who produced and recorded two local R&B groups, and promoted businesses on Lancaster Avenue, died of cancer in Sun City, Ariz., on Wednesday, Dec. 26. Over 40 years, Mr. Dunbar operated and worked in several barber shops along Lancaster Avenue, where his customers sought his advice on personal and business matters. A fixture in the Lancaster Avenue business corridor, Mr. Dunbar was president of the Lancaster Avenue Business Association Community Development Corp.
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