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December 5, 2012 | By Darran Simon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A pedestrian was struck Monday in Mantua by a driver with a suspended license and later died, authorities said today. Carol Gonzalez, 70, of Gloucester City, was hit on Bridgeton Pike, near a Kohl's department store, shortly before 6 p.m. She was taken to Underwood-Memorial Hospital in Woodbury, where she died, Mantua police said. Jeffrey Bond, 50, of Deptford Township, the driver of the Ford Explorer involved in the crash, was charged with driving with a suspended driver's license while being involved in a fatal motor vehicle crash.
NEWS
October 27, 1991 | By Dave Urbanski, Special to The Inquirer
Two young political newcomers who say Mantua needs new blood in local government are challenging for seats on the Township Committee. "There's a mentality that if things worked in the 1950s and '60s, it still works," said Democrat Robert Bardsley, 23. "But there's a whole new perspective with new ideas. " Bardsley's running mate and best friend from high school, Robert Scardino, 21, said: "I've seen the township go downhill. " Their Republican opponents are both incumbents.
NEWS
March 29, 1992 | By Christopher Mumma, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Mantua's three incumbent school board members - Joan L. Tice, Billy J. Gilbert and board President John H. Anderson - are running unopposed for re- election this year. The real race is to replace board member Deborah Bartleson, who moved out of Mantua with a year remaining in her term. Four candidates are vying for election to the one-year term. Jo Anne Corson is one of the four. Corson, 35, is a cosmetologist, and she has lived in Mantua for eight years. She has twins in fourth grade in Mantua's school district.
NEWS
April 4, 1997 | by Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer The Associated Press contributed to this report
Law-enforcement authorities have taken down a violent Mantua drug gang whose alleged 18-year-old ringleader got help from his partner's mother, a state welfare worker, in an operation that grossed at least $381,000 on crack sales in 40 days last year. A court-authorized wiretap on the home phone of the gang's reputed leader, Dante "Pumpkin" Hunter, led to the federal indictment of Hunter and 10 other defendants yesterday. Authorities, who arrested seven suspects yesterday, seized 1.5 kilograms of cocaine, guns, a bulletproof vest, cash and two alligators, which were turned over to the Philadelphia Zoo. Five pit bull dogs also were found in a house used by the gang, officials said.
NEWS
May 14, 1997 | By Rusty Pray, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An 8-year-old Mantua boy died yesterday of bacterial meningitis at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Khyon Tyler, who attended Morton McMichael Elementary School, was admitted to the emergency room Monday in critical condition and died at 1 p.m. yesterday, a hospital spokeswoman said. The school will be closed today "not because of disease prevention, but out of sympathy for the family," said Robert Levinson, director of the city Health Department's Division of Disease Control.
NEWS
April 13, 1998 | By Juan C. Rodriguez, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Two women were killed in a head-on collision Saturday night when a southbound motorist tried to pass a vehicle on a dark two-lane road, police said. Barbara Zulker, 65, of Clayton, and Judith Faltenbacher, 59, of Sewell, were traveling north on Breakneck Road about 10 p.m. when their 1990 Subaru Legacy was struck by a 1993 Ford Thunderbird driven by Nathan Mellor, 25, of Mullica Hill, police reported. Zulker was driving Faltenbacher home after a social gathering in Woodstown.
NEWS
June 22, 2015 | By Mark Fazlollah, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nine people were shot, including a baby and two children, during a barbecue Saturday night in Philadelphia's Mantua section, police said. The shotgun blasts left the three juveniles and three of the six male adult victims in stable condition at West Philadelphia hospitals late Saturday night, police said. Two other male victims arrived at Hahnemann University Hospital with minor wounds and were to be released, authorities. The condition of a last victim could not be immediately learned.
NEWS
May 29, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police have arrested a Mantua man for a Memorial Day slaying in Belmont. Eric McFarland, 24, was arrested Tuesday and charged with the murder of Kenneth Williams, also 24. Police said that at 1:25 a.m. Monday, a report of a shooting called officers to a playground in the 4000 block of Aspen Street. They found Williams, who lived on the same block, facedown in the playground. He had been shot in the head and back, police said. Police rushed him to the hospital, but he died 20 minutes later at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, police said.
NEWS
December 10, 2012
Police are searching for the gunman who fatally shot a 25-year-old man early Saturday inside the Easy Corner Bar at 537 N. 35th St. in the city's Mantua section. Officers from the 16th District responded to the call at 12:39 a.m., Officer Tanya Little, a police spokeswoman, said. Officers found the victim on the floor, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania at 1:49 a.m. Police are withholding the victim's identity pending notification of family.
NEWS
February 20, 1986 | By LEON TAYLOR, Daily News Staff Writer
The builder of a West Philadelphia youth club has added a second Mantua resident to the payroll after nearly 30 protesters from the economically depressed neighborhood forced a work stoppage at the construction site yesterday to press for the hiring of local residents. Fred Schnabel, president of Schnabel Associates in Kulpsville, Montgomery County, said the unidentified Mantua man is to begin work as a laborer on the site when work resumes tomorrow. The hiring resulted from a promise by Schnable to "hire one or more people from the neighborhood as and if required.
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August 16, 2015 | By Dan McQuade, For The Inquirer
Chris Ruder walked onto the set, and he looked a little nervous. But he didn't miss a beat and quickly broke into his pitch. "Spikeball is poised to be the next great American sport," he said. He was on the set of Shark Tank , the reality-TV series where aspiring entrepreneurs make pitches to a team of "shark" investors (with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban the most notable). The episode featuring Ruder, CEO of Spikeball, ran this year as the Season 6 finale. "Like all great sports, Spikeball is very easy to learn, but really, really difficult to master," he said in his pitch.
NEWS
June 30, 2015 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
SHE MOVED her kids to Hilton Street a few years ago, a stone's throw from the coral reef of humanity that wraps around Kensington and Allegheny avenues and the Market-Frankford El. Their block looks like an old prizefighter who punched above his weight for too long: cracked windows here, boarded-up doorways there, and jagged gaps where homes once stood. Paradise, it's not. But "Gringa" - that's her nickname, the only name she felt comfortable sharing - did her best to keep her kids happy and safe, letting them splash around in a little wading pool right under her nose, on the sidewalk in front of their house.
NEWS
June 29, 2015
POLICE HAVE identified two men they say were out "hunting" another man when they opened fire on a crowded street and injured 10 in the city's Mantua section last week. The alleged gunmen, Dominic Lamar, 23, of Brown Street near 51st in the Mill Creek section of West Philly, and an accomplice, Kyleif Harvey, 23, of Poplar Street near 38th in West Philly, drove around the Mantua neighborhood on Ogden Street near 41st several times last Saturday, hunting for their victim, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives.
NEWS
June 23, 2015 | BY DAN SPINELLI, Daily News Staff Writer spineld@phillynews.com, 215-854-5906
TWO GUNMEN may have used the occasion of a barbecue in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia as an "element of surprise" for a retaliatory attack Saturday night in which 10 people were shot, police said yesterday. A baby and two children were among the victims when the gathering, attended by about 50 people at 41st Street near Ogden, was disrupted by gunfire. Two people remained hospitalized last night. At 9:51 p.m., authorities responded to reports of two men firing from a gold or silver four-door sedan, police said.
NEWS
June 22, 2015 | By Mark Fazlollah, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nine people were shot, including a baby and two children, during a barbecue Saturday night in Philadelphia's Mantua section, police said. The shotgun blasts left the three juveniles and three of the six male adult victims in stable condition at West Philadelphia hospitals late Saturday night, police said. Two other male victims arrived at Hahnemann University Hospital with minor wounds and were to be released, authorities. The condition of a last victim could not be immediately learned.
NEWS
June 13, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Some Gloucester County residents have been receiving election-mail blasts from the past. Days after polls closed for the state's primary election, some county residents only this week received sample ballots for the June 2 election. Officials say an apparent mailing problem is to blame. As of Thursday, some residents still had not received sample ballots - including county Election Superintendent Stephanie Salvatore. "As angry as these voters are, none of these voters are as angry as I am," said Salvatore, of Mantua.
NEWS
June 12, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Another lost summer is in store for boaters in Mantua Creek, a lingering consequence of the November 2012 train derailment in Paulsboro. Marine traffic in the creek, which leads to the Delaware River, will continue to be stifled by bridge construction for nearly a year longer, according to a work update released by Conrail on Wednesday. The rail company - which is replacing the bridge at East Jefferson Street where the derailment and chemical spill occurred - announced it expected work on the new bridge's lift mechanism to be complete by April 1, 2016.
NEWS
May 29, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police have arrested a Mantua man for a Memorial Day slaying in Belmont. Eric McFarland, 24, was arrested Tuesday and charged with the murder of Kenneth Williams, also 24. Police said that at 1:25 a.m. Monday, a report of a shooting called officers to a playground in the 4000 block of Aspen Street. They found Williams, who lived on the same block, facedown in the playground. He had been shot in the head and back, police said. Police rushed him to the hospital, but he died 20 minutes later at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, police said.
REAL_ESTATE
May 4, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
At 86, Delores Clark is no homebody. Twice a week, she can be found at the local senior center perfecting her line-dancing skills, said daughter Brenda Jones. Her mother also bowls and travels regularly, she said. Although her hearing is not what it was - "She says I'm mumbling," Jones said - Clark won't move from the house on Melon Street in the city's Mantua section where she has lived since her father bought it for $2,000 when she was 9 years old. Like many elderly Philadelphians, however, Clark had trouble making needed repairs to the house, built in the 1920s, let alone changes such as grab bars that would make it easier for her to live there if her health truly became an issue for her. "There were two joists that split and needed to be replaced," Jones said, "and a lot of the plumbing repairs were patchwork.
NEWS
April 16, 2015 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
DOLORES CLARK, 86, bowls on Friday afternoons at Liberty Lanes with her Nifty Fifty's seniors team and line dances on Tuesdays at the Older Adult Sunshine Center on 58th Street near Walnut. She lives a fiercely independent life in the Mantua rowhouse that her father bought in 1939, a former grocery store on Melon Street near 39th that he turned into her beloved childhood home. When Clark's adult children tried to persuade her to move into an assisted living community, she refused.
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