May 25, 2016 |
A Cabrini College professor died when he was hit by a car as he tried to cross Lancaster Avenue in Wayne during a downpour Saturday, police said. David Dunbar, 51, of Exeter Township, Berks County, was hit after leaving the Anthony Wayne movie theater near Lancaster and Wayne Avenues about 9 p.m., authorities said. Dunbar did not attempt to cross at the corner crosswalk, Radnor Township Police Lt. Chris Flanagan said. The driver, who remained at the scene, did not see Dunbar in time to stop, Flanagan said.
April 6, 2016 |
Villanova won the championship in Houston, but the real party Monday night was 1,550 miles away on the Main Line. More than 4,200 students and alumni stormed out of the Pavilion the moment their Wildcats beat the No. 1-seeded University of North Carolina Tar Heels, 77 to 74, to win the school's second NCAA basketball championship. After a tense game that brought out both cheers and nerves from the navy-and-white-decked crowd in Villanova's Pavilion, pandemonium erupted at the final buzzer.
April 5, 2016 |
On the night of Villanova's last NCAA basketball championship win 31 years ago, students, alumni and other devoted fans stormed the Radnor-area campus in celebration. Booze flew off the shelves of local liquor stores and roads were closed. That's how Michael McGrath, police superintendent for Lower Merion Township, a patrolman at the time, remembers it. Now, as the Wildcats take on the No. 1-seeded University of North Carolina Tarheels at 9 p.m. Monday in Houston for the national championship, McGrath has the challenge of helping coordinate a safety plan with officers from agencies throughout the region in case of a Nova victory.
April 2, 2016 |
Winning landmark protection for historic buildings in Philadelphia is no easy thing. But keeping them protected has become even more of an ordeal. It used to be that safeguarding the city's most cherished works of architecture was a cut-and-dried process. If you could prove that a design was worthy, or that something really important had transpired inside, the Historical Commission would list the building on the City Register. People might fiercely disagree about the merits of a nomination, but once a building was on the list, it couldn't be demolished or significantly modified.
January 31, 2016 |
An affiliate of Villanova-based Provco has purchased the 92 Lancaster Avenue office building across from the Devon Horse Show grounds for $4.1 million, according to Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, which helped broker the deal. Provco Devon II LLC bought the 25,000-square-foot building on 1.4 acres from Devon Land Holdings LLC, an affiliate of Long & Foster Real Estate, NGKF said in a release on Friday. At the time of the sale, the property was 62 percent leased to Raymond James & Associates and Long & Foster, NGKF said.
October 28, 2015 |
The driver of a vehicle that crashed and flipped into a Chester County pond this month, drowning him and his brother, had a blood-alcohol level nearly five times the legal definition of drunken driving, police said Tuesday. Thomas L. McAleer, 52, of Berwyn, had a blood-alcohol content of 0.398 percent. He also tested positive for the active ingredient in marijuana, police said. His brother Michael, 54, also killed in the rush-hour crash on Oct. 2, was a father of three. Sgt. Todd Bereda, Tredyffrin Township police spokesman, said he had seen levels higher than Thomas McAleer's - but not by much.
October 23, 2015
A map with a story on a proposed development in Ardmore incorrectly identified Lancaster Avenue. It is Route 30.
August 8, 2015 |
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.
May 2, 2015 |
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.
February 13, 2015 |
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.