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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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December 12, 2014 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
FOR TWO YEARS, James Dupree fought City Hall over its plan to use eminent domain to seize his Mantua art studio and museum to make room for a grocery store and parking lot. Yesterday, Dupree reclaimed the deed to his 8,600-square-foot studio. At a meeting Wednesday night, the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority board dropped its condemnation of Dupree's massive studio and galleries, which stretch across three addresses along Haverford Avenue near 36th Street. Brian Abernathy, the authority's executive director, announced the decision yesterday.
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September 9, 2016
A 28-year-old man was arrested Wednesday and charged with the shooting death of another man last week in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia, police said. Muhammad Johnson, of the 1600 block of Pratt Street in East Frankford, was taken into custody without incident and charged with murder and related offenses in the killing of 29-year-old Piere Burbage. On Aug. 31 shortly before 8:30 p.m., police responding to a reported shooting in the 600 block of North 39th Street found Burbage on a porch with multiple gunshot wounds.
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September 2, 2016
A 29-year-old man standing with his son was fatally shot Wednesday night outside a community center in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia, police said. Shortly before 8:30 p.m., the victim, whose name was not released, was exchanging words with another man outside the entrance to the Mantua Haverford Community Center in the 600 block of North 39th Street when the other man opened fire, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. The victim, who was shot three times, was taken by medics to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 8:56 p.m. His son was not injured.
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September 1, 2016
A 31-year-old man died after crashing a dirt bike Tuesday night in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia, police said. He was riding westbound in the 3800 block of Parrish Street just before 8 p.m. when he lost control, police said. He crashed into a fence and was thrown from the dirt bike. The man, whose name was not released, was transported by medics to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 8:29 p.m. The cause of the accident was under investigation.
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August 30, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
For eons he rested undisturbed, his once watery tomb long dry. And now, under an oscillating fan, two young men were clearing the earth under his head with a paint brush and dental pick, freeing a fragment of him ever so carefully. "Guys, it's moving," 27-year-old Ian Putnam called out, squeezing a drop of fossil hardener called Paleo Bond onto a two-inch length of bone. "It's ready to come out. " Beneath Putnam on a laboratory floor of Rowan University, wrapped in plaster on a bed of green sand, lay the pale, tan remains of thoracosaurus : a crocodile that 65 million years ago swam the ocean waters that receded to become New Jersey.
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August 1, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Three men were killed in separate shootings from Friday night into Saturday morning in the city's Mantua, South Philadelphia and North Philadelphia neighborhoods, authorities said. About 11 p.m. Friday, police responded to a report of a shooting on North 38th Street near Brandywine in Mantua. There, they found a 25-year-old man lying facedown on the street. He was unresponsive, with gunshot wounds to his head, neck, abdomen and arm. Officers also found a 50-year-old woman nearby at 38th and Wallace Streets, who was shot in her left calf.
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July 4, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia police were investigating two shootings overnight in the city's Brewerytown and Mantua neighborhoods. About midnight Friday, police said, a man was reportedly walking with his brother and cousin on North 29th Street, near Cecil B. Moore Avenue when another man on a bike fired about four shots in their direction near the corner of 29th and Turner Streets, police said. He and his relatives walked to 34th Street and Girard Avenue in West Philadelphia before calling 911. Responding officers took the man and his relatives to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where the victim was treated for a graze wound to his upper back, police said.
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June 13, 2016 | By Valerie Russ, Staff Writer
A YOUNG mother gives up her newborn baby boy for adoption only months before her own high school graduation. The mother is 17. Nearly 50 years later, the mother, Victoria Huggins Peurifoy, tells the story in a letter to a son she saw only once. In a poem based off a family photograph, which includes a little girl, Carol Richardson McCullough writes of the sister she never met. The toddler died before McCullough was born. These are samples of the stories and poems collected in two new books, Anthology 2 and Portraits Through Time.
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By Stefanie F. Seldin and Jay Spector Jose Gonzalez, 23, dropped out of high school in 10th grade. He was fortunate to find Project WOW, a property-maintenance skills and GED-preparatory program for young people without a high school diploma run by JEVS Human Services. Gonzalez and his classmates volunteer for Rebuilding Together Philadelphia, a nonprofit that renovates owner-occupied homes for low-income families. Project WOW (World of Work) students and other Philadelphia tech students are regulars at block builds, where Rebuilding Together Philadelphia repairs 20 to 25 homes in a single neighborhood over several days.
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February 21, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan, Staff Writer
A West Philadelphia man who killed a 23-year-old man outside a Mantua daycare two years ago was sentenced Friday to 161/2 to 33 years in prison. Shane Payne, 22, was convicted late last year of voluntary manslaughter and firearms violations in the shooting death of Marquise Williams. Prosecutors said Payne was caught on video approaching Williams in a convenience store on Feb. 11, 2014, and flashing a gun at him. Williams, alarmed, called a friend, who brought him a gun, prosecutors said.
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February 16, 2016 | By Valerie Russ, Staff Writer
Pastor Robert Levan Gravely II, a Mantua church pastor, died after suffering a heart attack Jan. 17, the day after his 61st birthday, a son said. Gravely had worked in management for Rite Aid before becoming pastor of the Jesus Christ Church of the Apostolic Faith. He lived in Yeadon, Delaware County. "He was an excellent father," his son Steven said, "dedicated, hardworking. He wa61nted the best for his family and he worked hard to provide the best for us. " Gravely had worked his way up to become a regional manager with Rite Aid, his family said.
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