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March 1, 1992 | Special to The Inquirer / BOB WILLIAMS
At the St. Francis Country House in Darby, Bishop Martin Lohmuller and 20 other priests said a Mass of Sacramental Healing for the 200 residents of the nursing home. The residents, many in wheelchairs and walkers, gathered Feb. 20 to be anointed with blessed oil in the chapel of the home, which is at Lansdowne Avenue and 14th Street.
NEWS
November 4, 2011
Contractors were demolishing the interior of a vacant home on 63d Street near Lansdowne Avenue in Overbrook and stumbled across human remains Thursday afternoon, police said. "A skull rolled out from the debris, and they saw other pieces of human bones," Lt. John Walker of the Southwest Detective Division said. The remains were taken to the Medical Examiner's Office for further investigation, Walker said. Neighbors told police that squatters had been in and out of the home since 2005.
NEWS
June 2, 2010
A second Camden resident was fatally shot in the city over the Memorial Day weekend, authorities said Tuesday. Eric Cabrera, 17, was shot several times early Monday outside Lansdowne Avenue and Pershing Street, said the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and Camden police. Eric Laws, 31, was killed early Sunday outside the Crestbury Apartments on Park Drive, authorities said. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Camden County Prosecutor's Office Investigator Patricia Taulane at 856-225-8400 or Camden Police Detective Terrell Watkins at 856-757-7420.
NEWS
September 3, 1988 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
A West Philadelphia woman was charged yesterday with striking a man and woman with a car in the 1600 block of North 57th Street as she was attempting to hit another woman after a quarrel, police said. Nine unoccupied parked cars were struck during the incident, investigators said. Sabrina P. Best, 31, of the 5600 block of Lansdowne Avenue, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and possession of an instrument of crime. She was awaiting a bail hearing yesterday.
NEWS
November 21, 2001 | By Steve Esack INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A borough man was arraigned yesterday on kidnapping and other charges after police said he smashed out the window of his estranged wife's car, grabbed their son, and led officers on a high-speed chase through Delaware County and West Philadelphia. Dustin Kalb, 25, of the 300 block of Golf Road, was arrested Monday evening in West Philadelphia after he crashed into a car, police said. Ten-month-old Hunter Kalb, who was unstrapped in a car seat, was evaluated at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and released to his mother.
BUSINESS
March 7, 1986 | By MARC MELTZER, Daily News Staff Writer
Surely it's a deal no neighborhood would want to pass up. The city wants to use $2.5 million in federal funds to rebuild a section of Lansdowne Avenue in West Philadelphia that desperately needs it. Neighborhood business people say some of the potholes in the street are big enough to walk in. Some who live above their stores say they lie awake at night concerned for their safety when a passing trolley shakes the foundation of their building....
NEWS
February 16, 1988 | By Edward Colimore and Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writers
The body of a 15-year-old West Philadelphia girl who had been fatally shot was found early yesterday in a playground in the 2400 block of Snyder Avenue in South Philadelphia, police said. Yesterday afternoon, a 16-year-old South Philadelphia youth was arrested and charged with the killing. Detectives said that the teenager was an ex- boyfriend of the victim's and that the motive for the shooting was robbery. Rebecca Cann, of the 5800 block of Lansdowne Avenue, was pronounced dead at the playground by an investigator from the Medical Examiner's Office, according to detectives.
NEWS
April 13, 1989 | By Mary Anne Janco, Special to The Inquirer
A Twin Oaks man has been charged with vehicular homicide while driving under the influence of a controlled substance, after a five-vehicle accident in Lansdowne that killed a 25-year-old Wayne woman. William DiSabatino, 34, of the 400 block of Dutton Street, also was charged with vehicular homicide, involuntary manslaughter, 11 counts of recklessly endangering another person, four counts of aggravated assault, possession of a controlled substance, disregarding a traffic control signal, speeding and reckless driving.
NEWS
November 29, 1999 | By Amy Jeter, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Next spring, Lansdowne Avenue will undergo a $100,000 face-lift. Old light poles will be replaced, cracked sidewalks will be mended, and trees and flowers will be planted. The hope is that some of the empty buildings along this main street will also come alive. The beautification project, funded by a Community Block Grant received this month, will mark the borough's latest effort to boost commerce in a downtown that has struggled for years to compete with malls and superstores.
NEWS
August 6, 1989 | By Nancy Scott, Special to The Inquirer
Rose Marie Redheffer recalls being afraid as she watched the gates being rolled across the Lansdowne Avenue bridge in June. As manager of Lansdowne Office Products, a four-year-old store at the base of the bridge, about a block away from Baltimore Pike, she had been used to having customers who used that bridge. "I certainly was fearful that the business would suffer," she said. Her fears, however, have proved unfounded. "In some ways, it has been much better because people can cross the street now. During the first week the bridge was closed, we actually did more business because people came by to see what was going on," she said.
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January 16, 2015 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
A20-YEAR-OLD man who was shot in the face and chest on an Overbrook street corner Wednesday night died of his injuries yesterday, police said. The man - whose identity was not released - was at 65th Street and Lansdowne Avenue about 6 p.m. Wednesday when someone shot him once in the face and three times in the chest, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. Several people called 9-1-1, and police found the man collapsed in front of a pizza shop into which he had tried to run after he was shot, Small said.
NEWS
October 5, 2012 | By Frank Kummer and Mari A. Schaefer, Breaking News Desk
Three men allegedly abducted a teen girl from a Philadelphia street, and held her captive for days in Upper Darby while repeatedly sexually assaulting her, officials say. Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood called the attack the 15-year-old girl, "brutal and heinous. " "These are sickos, there is no doubt about it," Chitwood said. Eddie A. Johnson, 37, of Philadelphia, and Alfred Kulah, 35, and Mortiman Kesselly, 41, both of Upper Darby were arraigned Tuesday in district court on charges of rape, sexual assault of a minor, and kidnapping to inflict terror or injury, among a long list of other similar charges.
NEWS
November 4, 2011
Contractors were demolishing the interior of a vacant home on 63d Street near Lansdowne Avenue in Overbrook and stumbled across human remains Thursday afternoon, police said. "A skull rolled out from the debris, and they saw other pieces of human bones," Lt. John Walker of the Southwest Detective Division said. The remains were taken to the Medical Examiner's Office for further investigation, Walker said. Neighbors told police that squatters had been in and out of the home since 2005.
NEWS
June 2, 2010
A second Camden resident was fatally shot in the city over the Memorial Day weekend, authorities said Tuesday. Eric Cabrera, 17, was shot several times early Monday outside Lansdowne Avenue and Pershing Street, said the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and Camden police. Eric Laws, 31, was killed early Sunday outside the Crestbury Apartments on Park Drive, authorities said. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Camden County Prosecutor's Office Investigator Patricia Taulane at 856-225-8400 or Camden Police Detective Terrell Watkins at 856-757-7420.
NEWS
August 17, 2009 | By STEPHANIE FARR, farrs@phillynews.com 215-854-4225
When an Overbrook woman saw the man who sexually assaulted her Saturday morning back in her neighborhood that evening, she ran - not away from him but after him, police and neighbors said. "I seen this young girl running down the street after this guy and I heard her say 'He raped me! He raped me!' " resident Aaron Edwards recalled. Edwards, 31, was standing at the corner of 56th Street and Lansdowne Avenue and, along with several other residents, chased the suspect, identified by police as 19-year-old Jamil Harper, trapping him in an alley until officers arrived, he said.
FOOD
May 21, 2009 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Want a side dish of current events to go with that fresh asparagus or no-hormones milk in the old-fashioned glass jug? You can get all that at one of the region's many farmers markets. For those markets that do business only in warmer weather, this season's staggered openings began in early May and will continue through the summer months. In 2009, the markets are an unusual mix of greens - organic produce and wilted economic factors that are causing people to recalculate their budgets and their lifestyles.
NEWS
May 16, 2008 | By Joelle Farrell INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Upper Darby police arrested three men yesterday and are looking for three others who they say kidnapped and beat a local man in an effort to find a big-time drug dealer operating independently of their gang. The men all belong to the Lansdowne Avenue, or "LA," gang of West Philadelphia, which is believed to be responsible for a drug-related double homicide in Upper Darby last month, Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. "They're all tattooed up [with] 'LA,' " Chitwood said.
NEWS
November 6, 2006 | By Robert Moran INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They call themselves the Lemon Crew, the Scorpions, Tiny Rascals and 60 Lansdowne Crips, and there are dozens of others, laying claim to blocks and neighborhoods across the city. They are Philadelphia's gangs, and some are extraordinarily violent, contributing to the surge in shootings and murders engulfing the city. While officials debate the scope of the situation or even the definition of a gang, U.S. Attorney Patrick Meehan is certain. "There is a gang problem," Meehan said.
NEWS
December 31, 2004 | By Kathy Boccella INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There are no pricey boutiques or biker bars. But Lansdowne has more in common with artsy, gay-friendly New Hope in Bucks County than its own staid, blue-collar neighbors in Delaware County. Both are blue-state kind of towns. Lansdowne recently followed the lead of big cities such as Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, as well as tiny New Hope, in offering domestic-partner benefits to employees. It's the first municipality in Delaware County and only the fifth in the state to do so. It also joined a handful of other communities in banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
REAL_ESTATE
August 10, 2003 | By Alan J. Heavens INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER
What do Camden, Merchantville and Lansdowne have in common? They are first-tier suburbs of Philadelphia. Such suburbs are defined as communities on the borders of older cities that predate World War II or sprang up in the postwar years. According to William H. Hudnut 3d, a senior fellow at the Urban Land Institute in Washington, none has appeared since the 1970s because, by then, the first tier was filled. "These are the places that developed first in time and first in location beyond the central city," Hudnut wrote in his new book, Halfway to Everywhere: A Portrait of America's First-Tier Suburbs (Urban Land Institute, $18.95)
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