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July 21, 1988 | By John Hall, Special to The Inquirer
Complaints of loud radios being played at night at Hatboro's three parks have prompted the Borough Council to try to turn down the volume. The council will consider an ordinance at the Aug. 22 meeting that prohibits playing radios loudly but does not define what is too loud, said Councilman John Demcisak, chairman of the parks committee. The Police Department will enforce the ordinance. "We've had complaints on it, particularly at Tanner Park, with kids there just blasting their radios late at night," Demcisak said.
SPORTS
March 28, 2011 | Daily News Staff Report
Jason Peters became the second Eagles offensive lineman arrested this offseason when he was charged with disturbing the peace and resisting arrest late Friday night in Shreveport, La., police said. Peters was in Shreveport as a celebrity guest at the Bay Bay Birthday Bash at the Kokopellis nightclub. According to the police report, Peters was asked to turn down the loud music blaring from his car. He refused and said he was going to park. He also declined to provide his identification when asked by police, leading to the resisting charge.
NEWS
June 16, 2005 | By John Borges
I sometimes get the feeling I am the only person who cannot stand listening to other people's sound machines. I have heard the music of neighbors living as far as 10 houses away, be it rap, oldies, modern, country or polka. Don't get me wrong - I listen to many kinds of music. But I like to do it when I want to, not when others want me to. Neighbors have turned on the tunes at 10 a.m. and played them until 7 p.m. I feel people are bullying me by making me listen to their sounds.
NEWS
March 26, 1987 | By Edward Colimore and Mark Wagenveld, Inquirer Staff Writers (Contributing to this article were Inquirer staff writers L. Stuart Ditzen, Edward Power, Robert J. Terry, Dick Pothier, Dan Meyers, Larry Fish and Michael D. Schaffer.)
To his neighbors, Gary M. Heidnik was a strange, brooding man who entertained women at all hours, played music so loudly that it rattled the windows in the block and kept a Rolls-Royce and other expensive cars in his driveway. They also knew him as a sometimes violent person who argued with residents and abused his wife so badly that she finally moved out of their Franklinville home and sought the protection of the police and courts. But nothing prepared residents for the bizarre story that unfolded yesterday when police arrested Heidnik, 43, a square-shouldered man with an unkempt reddish beard, and found three women chained in his house at 3520 Marshall St., along with body parts.
NEWS
September 6, 1992 | By Sonia R. Lelii, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
For the last two summers, the residents of Galton Lane in Willingboro have seen groups of teenagers invade their street, breaking quiet nights with music blasting from car radios. The unwelcome visitors have left souvenirs - beer bottles, fast-food wrappers and evidence of drug use - on the street and sidewalk. The neighbors complained to police. Nothing worked. Last year, they formed a Neighborhood Watch. Still, the youths came in droves. Then, the residents got political and took their case to the council, with apparently positive results.
NEWS
October 8, 2000 | By Sara Isadora Mancuso, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
In response to complaints from residents, the Borough Council last week unanimously approved a new ordinance banning excessively loud music. The level of noise in the borough has risen because of the advent of bass boosters and powerful stereo systems, Police Chief Ken Ridinger said. Several residents have complained of high-volume music being played in their neighborhoods increasingly over the last few years. "Excessive sound and vibration are a serious hazard to the public health and welfare, safety, and the quality of life," the ordinance states.
NEWS
November 30, 2012 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
ANDREW BYNUM hasn't stepped foot on the basketball court in Philly. But he's spent plenty of time in court in California. The new Sixers center, sidelined by a knee injury, is feuding with his former West Coast next-door neighbors over his alleged loud music, unleashed dogs, marijuana use and fast cars. TMZ first reported their dueling lawsuits, filed last summer, Thursday morning. Bynum says Ray and Cindy Beckett, who have since moved away, harassed him because they're racist.
NEWS
September 22, 1995 | By Kristi Nelson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The screen in Chichester Middle School's auditorium Wednesday morning flashed images of Alicia Silverstone, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock and Boyz II Men while the beat of contemporary music drowned out all other sounds in the room. At first glance, it appeared to be a movie promotion or a collection of scenes from a video show. But a closer observation revealed that 600 seventh and eighth graders were not simply being entertained - the hope was that they would be inspired as well.
NEWS
August 22, 1993 | By Diane Struzzi, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT Inquirer correspondent Gail Gibson contributed to this article
It happens all hours of the night, said Borough Councilwoman April Young: People hang out on street corners and mull about on house porches. They turn their boom boxes on high, use foul language, yell and break bottles. Young represents the Second District, which includes one of the highest- crime areas of the borough: Corson, Cherry, Astor and Powell Streets. Complaints of disturbances from that part of town are numerous, Public Safety Director Thomas Stone said. "There are too many people living in confined spaces, and most of them have no air conditioning, and they use the outside of their homes as the social point," Stone said.
NEWS
September 20, 1996 | By Mary Anne Janco, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Motorists had better tone down the beat when cruising the township's streets. Otherwise, they could face prosecution and a fine of up to $1,000 under an ordinance approved by the commissioners Wednesday night. Under the measure, police officers would be able to pull the plug on loud music without having to use a decibel meter. The ordinance simply prohibits music that can be heard within 25 feet. At the board's meeting Wednesday, Commissioner Rebecca S. Sammartino said residents had complained about being awakened by the pounding bass of passing cars.
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NEWS
September 8, 2013 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nine Inch Nails, hit the rails. Still like James Brown? Turn it down. A recent study shows that the music preferences of many young drivers - pop, rock, dance, hip hop, rap, all of it played LOUD - increase their driving errors. The study, conducted by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, involved 85 novice drivers. Their average age was 17.6 years, so parents of similarly aged offspring may pause a moment to shudder. Accompanied by an adult driving instructor, the young drivers drove routes along residential roads and highways, each trip lasting about 40 minutes.
NEWS
August 26, 2013 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
Officer Adam Fulmore pulled over the Honda CRV on South Collings Road in the Fairview section of Camden on Friday. The driver wasn't wearing a seat belt, and an air freshener hung from the rearview mirror, obstructing her view. Fulmore, a 20-year-old rookie with the new Camden County police that began patrolling the city nearly four months ago, let the driver leave with a warning. The vehicle was carrying members of a Philadelphia church group on their way to a water-park outing in Clementon.
NEWS
November 30, 2012 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
ANDREW BYNUM hasn't stepped foot on the basketball court in Philly. But he's spent plenty of time in court in California. The new Sixers center, sidelined by a knee injury, is feuding with his former West Coast next-door neighbors over his alleged loud music, unleashed dogs, marijuana use and fast cars. TMZ first reported their dueling lawsuits, filed last summer, Thursday morning. Bynum says Ray and Cindy Beckett, who have since moved away, harassed him because they're racist.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 2012 | Daily News Staff Report
MUSIC Getting Warped Bleeding edge rock fans should be as happy as pigs in slop as the umpteenth Vans Warped Tour takes charge with tons of loud, loud music and lifestyle attractions. Top-billed attractions Taking Back Sunday, All Time Low, The Used, New Found Glory, Anti Flag and Mayday Parade lure you in. But there are also another 70-plus bands vying/begging for attention, covering the musical waterfront from punk to hardcore to hip-hop. (Promoters like to point out that previous "unknowns" that worked Warped for peanuts include No Doubt, Katy Perry, Blink 182 and Sublime — so you never know.)
NEWS
July 11, 2011
Fifteen people were arrested for minor offenses late Saturday and early Sunday around South Street, where a large crowd had congregated, police said. Charges included disorderly conduct, underage purchase of liquor, resisting arrest, and obstructing traffic, said Officer Jillian Russell, a police spokeswoman. No violence or property damage was reported, she said. Resident Regina Lee Blaszczyk reported people running up and down the street screaming, playing loud music from their cars, and honking their horns.
SPORTS
March 28, 2011 | Daily News Staff Report
Jason Peters became the second Eagles offensive lineman arrested this offseason when he was charged with disturbing the peace and resisting arrest late Friday night in Shreveport, La., police said. Peters was in Shreveport as a celebrity guest at the Bay Bay Birthday Bash at the Kokopellis nightclub. According to the police report, Peters was asked to turn down the loud music blaring from his car. He refused and said he was going to park. He also declined to provide his identification when asked by police, leading to the resisting charge.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2010
DEAR ABBY: "Lost My Appetite in South Carolina" walked out of a wedding reception after waiting for a delayed dinner and suffering through the DJ's "loud, deafening rock 'n' roll music. " You chided the writer and suggested he should have asked the hosts to lower the volume somewhat. It's my experience this doesn't work. Insanely loud music is part of the contemporary American culture. I have walked out of at least two wedding receptions because of loud music. A wedding reception is supposed to be an event to enjoy and talk to people.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2010
DEAR ABBY: My mother-in-law is upset with my wife and me for sneaking out of a wedding reception early (before the dinner was served). There was a long delay between the reception and the dinner, and a DJ was playing loud, deafening rock 'n' roll music. We were seated near a speaker and it was virtually impossible to carry on a conversation. My wife claimed a major headache to the guests seated at our table, and we discreetly left the reception. My mother-in-law says if you accept the dinner invitation, it is bad manners not to eat the dinner because it cost the hosts money.
NEWS
April 23, 2010 | By Allison Steele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A former city firefighter and his son were charged with murder Thursday in the beating death of a 54-year-old Northeast Philadelphia man who walked in front of their car, sparking a road-rage fight. Gerard Shaffer, 47, and his 21-year-old son, also named Gerard, were charged Monday with aggravated assault, the day before Mark Wallace died from his injuries. The elder Shaffer, a 23-year veteran of the Fire Department, has been suspended for 30 days with intent to dismiss. The fight happened April 8 at Knights and Fairdale Roads in the Northeast.
SPORTS
September 27, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Disorderly conduct charges against Michigan defensive end Brandon Graham have been dropped, his lawyer said. The case was dismissed and a bench warrant was terminated after Graham appeared yesterday in 36th District Court, defense attorney James Acho said. The charge will be officially dropped in 60 days. Detroit police ticketed the sophomore for disorderly conduct July 24 for playing loud music in a vehicle, according to court records. Graham pleaded not guilty Aug. 2 and was released on personal bond, but did not appear for his scheduled trial on Sept.
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