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NEWS
March 27, 2013 | By Miriam Hill, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The 2013 Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic will start and end at the Manayunk wall but will skip the Art Museum and Benjamin Franklin Parkway in favor of a more compact course. But at least the June 2 race will actually happen, surviving a threat to its existence when previous organizers could not find a corporate sponsor. U.S. Rep. Bob Brady and other civic leaders organized to save the iconic event, recruiting Parx Casino and New Penn financial as sponsors. The race, famed for its leg-burning climb up Manayunk's hills, will end atop Levering Street, part of the climb known as the Wall, which organizers hope will provide dramatic finishes for the crowd.
NEWS
January 31, 2013 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
LIFELONG Manayunk resident John Teague has been fighting a battle for years against the drunks that he and other residents say converge on their tidy riverside community on weekend nights after they pour out of the bars on Main Street. "It's just the sheer number of young people. There's not enough supervision, and that results in our property getting damaged," Teague, 50, said, adding that drunks often vomit or urinate on sidewalks and people's property. Wednesday night, Teague and other neighbors made some headway in their fight at a meeting with bar owners, representatives from the District Attorney's Office and members of the state Liquor Control Enforcement.
NEWS
January 24, 2013 | By Miriam Hill, Inquirer Staff Writer
Will cycling competitors try to pump past each other on Manayunk's famed "Wall" this year as part of a Philadelphia International Cycling Championship? Mayor Nutter will consider "any viable proposal" for 2013, spokesman Mark McDonald said Tuesday. But mostly, the mayor said in a statement, the focus is on securing a "major pro cycling event" in 2014. "While we are all greatly disappointed by the cancellation of the Philadelphia International Cycling Championship this year owing to the organizer's inability to secure a title sponsor, I want all who are devoted to cycling to know that we are committed to working with the very best promoters to develop a complete event in 2014 that will reestablish our city as a world-class cycling destination," Nutter said.
NEWS
January 24, 2013 | BY JAN RANSOM, Daily News Staff Writer ransomj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
MANAGERS of the famous Philadelphia International Cycling Championship owe the city big bucks from last year's race, including costs for cops and cleanup, according to the event's founder and city officials. Pro Cycling Tour announced Monday that it was canceling the annual race in Manayunk - initially scheduled for June 2 - due to rising costs and a loss in sponsorship. The group still owes $321,000 for the 2012 race, for traffic control, sanitation, police and emergency management, Fairmount Park event support and food-service inspection, said mayoral spokesman Mark McDonald.
NEWS
November 30, 2012 | Michael Hinkelman, Daily News columnist
ANITA GARIMELLA Andrews, 36, of Spring Garden, recently sold her start-up, Sepiida, to Delphic Sage, a Manayunk web-development and online-marketing firm. She is now part of their senior management team. In 2011, she won Philadelphia Business Journal's Women of Distinction Rising Star Award and also serves on the boards of The Enterprise Center and Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs. Her civic projects include TechGirlz, a nonprofit that introduces technology to young girls.
NEWS
November 27, 2012
A 6-inch water main burst in Manayunk early Sunday, flooding the intersection of Carson and Main Streets. The break left six homes and one business without water for about 10 hours. Philadelphia Water Department spokeswoman Laura Copeland said the rupture was repaired and service restored around 3 p.m. Crews were still working Sunday to pump water out of a few basements, Copeland said. It was unclear what caused the break, she said.     - Jessica Parks
NEWS
November 27, 2012
Morton Norman Stern, 88, builder and longtime owner of the Riverside Racquet Clubs in Bala Cynwyd and Manayunk, died of a stroke Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, Fla. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, where he graduated from Simon Gratz High School in 1942. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps that year and served as a navigator until 1945. After the war, he played competitive tennis. In 1954, he reached the semifinals of the Philadelphia and District Clay Courts tournament.
BUSINESS
November 12, 2012
Reading Terminal Market Corp. , the nonprofit group that manages the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, elected Brent Cossrow to serve as its vice chairman. Cossrow is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Fisher & Phillips L.L.P, and was appointed to the board of the RTMC by the Reading Terminal Market Merchants' Association in October 2009. He fills a vacancy left by the death of longtime director and vice chairwoman Rebecca Stoloff . Independence Seaport Museum , Philadelphia, elected the following new members to its board of port wardens: Sam Katz , executive producer and founder of History Making Productions and former candidate for mayor of Philadelphia.
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