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March 29, 1987 | By David Lieber, Inquirer Staff Writer
A request to the Upper Darby Zoning Hearing Board to permit a day-care center on Long Lane was withdrawn last week, hearing board officials said. Board chairman John J. Roney announced at Thursday's meeting that Edward Bayliss withdrew his application for a variance in a letter. Bayliss had applied for a variance to permit a day-care center on the ground level of 220 Long Lane in Upper Darby. The day-care center would have had hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and would have served a maximum of 18 children, the application said.
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October 5, 2012 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer
ATEEN WAS KIDNAPPED by three men in Southwest Philadelphia last Friday and taken to an Upper Darby apartment where she was repeatedly raped over three days before escaping, police said on Thursday. "It's a heinous crime and a horrific time frame," said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. The 15-year-old was walking to her father's house on Upland Street near 66th when three men in a dark Nissan Altima grabbed her about 11:15 p.m., Chitwood said. The men kept the girl's head down and drove around for about 30 minutes before taking her to an apartment, which police later discovered was on Long Lane near Baltimore Avenue, in Upper Darby, Chitwood said.
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March 30, 1998 | By Richard Sine, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Somewhere in the distance, the economy is booming. But the boom is not within Sam Weiner's hearing range. Weiner, a real estate broker, has been around long enough to remember when Long Lane was the bustling commercial center of Stonehurst, a gently hilly rowhouse community in Upper Darby. Since then, clothing stores, food markets, restaurants and hardware stores have moved out, leaving roughly half the storefronts empty or boarded up. And the movie theater that so many adults here remember fondly has been replaced by a parking lot. Weiner is one of a dwindling number of old-timers who have stuck it out. He estimates that homes and businesses in the area have declined in value by about one-quarter in just the last two years, but taxes have remained high.
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January 5, 1993 | By Mary Anne Janco, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
An Upper Darby store owner was in critical condition yesterday after he was found shot in the head inside his ransacked store on Long Lane, police said. Dennis Mellis, of Lansdowne, was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Police, who gave his age as 60, said they believed that he may have been the victim of a robbery. About 9 a.m. yesterday, Upper Darby police responded to a report that Mellis was lying injured on the floor of his shop, Med-Pat Inc., a health and beauty aids store, in the 700 block of Long Lane.
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February 27, 1986 | By S. E. Siebert, Special to The Inquirer
A subdivision request to preserve a wooded area on Pheasant Drive and Long Lane in Lower Moreland has been approved by the township planning commission. At a meeting Monday night, the commission approved, by a 5-1 vote, a four- lot subdivision of a 4 1/2-acre wooded tract. According to the application, Robert Van Naarden of Long Lane, who lives behind the property, and a neighbor, David Rosen, plan to purchase the land and, in an effort to preserve the area behind their properties, will add portions of the tract to their existing properties.
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October 4, 1990 | By Dan Hardy, Special to The Inquirer
The East Lansdowne Borough Council has purchased a new firetruck at a cost of $151,862. At its meeting Monday, the council voted 6-0 to buy a pumper truck from Guardian Fire Equipment Co. of Lansdale, even though another bid was more than $2,000 lower. Council member Louis Uhler was absent. "Based on the fact that the Guardian truck is closer to the advertised specs than the other truck, we can go with Guardian. They are the low bidder," borough solicitor Janice Sawicki said.
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July 2, 1987 | By Garth Garrett, Special to The Inquirer
East Lansdowne Borough Council has heard promising news from Councilman Charles M. Padula about negotiations with Upper Darby township to alter confusing municipal boundary lines along Baltimore Avenue and Long Lane. Property on the northern side of Baltimore Avenue is in East Lansdowne, but Upper Darby owns the curb, sidewalk, parking meters and utility poles on that side of the street. Likewise, East Lansdowne owns the curb, sidewalk and parking meters on the Upper Darby side of Long Lane.
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December 6, 1990 | By Dan Hardy, Special to The Inquirer
The East Lansdowne Borough Council has authorized bids for street and sewer repairs that are expected to cost about $125,000. At Monday's council meeting, Borough Engineer Edward Korab reported that street repairs on Long Lane and sewer repairs on the 200 block of Hirst Avenue should be made as soon as possible. The council voted 6-0 to advertise the bids. Council member Michael Wells was absent. The milling and resurfacing of Long Lane would cost an estimated $80,000 to $90,000, and the sewer repairs would run $35,000 to $45,000 more, Korab said.
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February 21, 1991 | By Mary Anne Janco, Special to The Inquirer
An attempted-murder charge has been filed against a 58-year-old Philadelphia man in an Upper Darby incident in which he is accused of firing a shot through a former girlfriend's car window, striking her in the right hand, at 12:28 a.m. Tuesday. Police said Edward Eugene Williams, of the first block of Salford Street, had pursued the victim's car through Upper Darby at speeds she estimated at 70 to 80 m.p.h. before catching up with her and firing the shot. Franchesca Yancey, 24, of the 900 block of South Avenue, Secane, was treated at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Drexel Hill, for a gunshot wound that caused a fracture of her right hand.
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March 7, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
A 12-YEAR-OLD BOY was jumped, assaulted and robbed by four teens who stole his sandwich and french fries Friday in Upper Darby, according to police. Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said yesterday that the 12-year-old victim, who is a "real nice neighborhood kid," was coming out of a convenience store on Long Lane near Clinton Road about 5 p.m. when four "morons" hit him, knocked him to the ground and "thumped" him. They stole the food, the only possessions the boy had on him, Chitwood said.
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August 8, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
A LANCASTER man already charged with killing a mother and three young children while racing his car on Roosevelt Boulevard last month is now facing charges of impersonating a cop during a bizarre roadway incident in Lancaster County. Manheim Township police charged Khusen Akhmedov, 23, with impersonating a public servant and reckless driving on Monday stemming from a July 8 incident - about a week before the fatal crash. According to the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal , a criminal complaint says a woman told police that a man driving a silver Audi, with a Philadelphia Police Department sticker on the rear bumper, passed her twice driving at a high rate of speed.
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October 5, 2012 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer
ATEEN WAS KIDNAPPED by three men in Southwest Philadelphia last Friday and taken to an Upper Darby apartment where she was repeatedly raped over three days before escaping, police said on Thursday. "It's a heinous crime and a horrific time frame," said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. The 15-year-old was walking to her father's house on Upland Street near 66th when three men in a dark Nissan Altima grabbed her about 11:15 p.m., Chitwood said. The men kept the girl's head down and drove around for about 30 minutes before taking her to an apartment, which police later discovered was on Long Lane near Baltimore Avenue, in Upper Darby, Chitwood said.
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September 2, 2012 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two Delaware County men were among three men arrested in the killing of a Lancaster County man during a robbery and home invasion on Aug. 18 Brothers Kyle "Chunks" Wunder, 22, and Cody Wunder, 24, of Aston, and Stephen M. Harmer, 26, of Kirkwood, Lancaster County, were charged Wednesday with homicide, burglary, robbery, and conspiracy, and held without bail at Lancaster County Prison. Authorities say the trio plotted to rob the home of Douglas C. Herr, 62, in Drumore Township on Aug. 17 because they knew he had a safe containing $200,000.
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September 1, 2012 | By Kathy Boccella, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two Delaware County brothers are among three men who have been arrested in the murder of a Lancaster County man during a robbery and home invasion on Aug. 18. Kyle "Chunks" Wunder, 22, and Cody Wunder, 24, of Aston, and Stephen M. Harmer, 26, of Kirkwood, Lancaster County, were charged Wednesday with homicide, burglary, robbery, and conspiracy, and were being held without bail at Lancaster County Prison. Authorities say the trio plotted to rob the home of Douglas C. Herr, 62, in Drumore Township on Aug. 17 because they knew he had a safe containing $200,000.
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June 16, 2010 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Taaqi "Fame" Brown's bit of freedom came to an end with his surrender Tuesday amid questions about how the murder suspect - being held without bail, under a 22-hour a day lockdown, and wearing a special red prison jumpsuit that identified him as a high-risk inmate - was allowed to walk out the front door of the Delaware County prison. Brown, 21, of Philadelphia's Germantown section, got his walking papers late Monday at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility in Thornton and rode off in a black SUV with an unidentified woman, county officials said.
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November 26, 2009 | By Joelle Farrell INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A tearful and apologetic Lansdowne woman was taken to the Delaware County jail yesterday, a day after she drove her car into three boys walking home from school in Upper Darby, hitting one so hard he was knocked out of his shoes. Two of the boys remained in critical condition yesterday, one of them a 12-year-old who was on a respirator and in a medically induced coma. Dawn Denise Snell, 42, of Hansell Road, was held with bail set at $1 million cash. She is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, and a host of motor-vehicle counts including reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.
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October 7, 2008 | By Joelle Farrell INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 24-year-old Upper Darby man, infuriated that a woman had honked at him in an intersection, pulled a gun on her and her 2-year-old daughter and said, "You're dead," police said yesterday. Deaone McNeal, of the 1600 block of Garrett Road, was arrested near his home Saturday after the victim called 911 from her car, Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. McNeal denied having a gun, but when police searched his vehicle, Chitwood said, they found a .45-caliber, semiautomatic pistol loaded with 16 hollow-point bullets.
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August 5, 2008 | By Rusty Pray INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John J. O'Neill, 86, who for the better part of 40 years practiced family medicine in Delaware County the old-fashioned way, died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at his home in Havertown. Dr. O'Neill, who graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1949, practiced from an office on Long Lane in Upper Darby until he retired in 1991. From is the operative word, because Dr. O'Neill made house calls for years - sometimes 11 a day, his family said. His wife of 55 years, JoAnn, a former nurse at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital - where Dr. O'Neill served his internship and residency, and with which he remained affiliated until he retired - recalled dates that began with a house call, followed by dinner or a movie.
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September 6, 2001 | By Kristin E. Holmes INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Upper Darby police officers investigating a slaying in which a West Philadelphia man was wrongly convicted did not overlook critical blood evidence, the Delaware County District Attorney's Office said yesterday. In a letter to attorneys for Richard C. Jackson, District Attorney Patrick L. Meehan said stains in the first-floor apartment at 422 Long Lane revealed "no trace of blood," as had been suggested by Jackson's attorneys. The Aug. 28 analysis by a state police crime scene specialist was conducted in response to a charge of gross negligence by attorney Michael J. Malloy, who is representing Jackson.
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