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July 22, 1993 | By Claire Furia, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The parking problems that plagued the residential neighborhood around Boomerang's nightclub on the Delaware River have almost vanished, Commissioner Thomas J. Giancristoforo reported. But the noise level outside the 2-month-old club is still too high despite the club's addition of sound barriers and the rearrangement of stereo speakers, he said at Monday night's board meeting. Since portions of five roads near the club were restricted to residential- permit parking at the end of last month, Giancristoforo said he had received few complaints of neighbors unable to park.
NEWS
April 20, 2011
THE CITY'S new agreement with Ride the Ducks that will return the boats to the Delaware River seems to address the safety failures that led to the tourist boat ride's fatal accident last summer. And a new provision will keep the duck boats quieter: "Quackers," those annoying sound-makers that riders use to bleat through the streets, will now be given out at the end of the tours instead of the beginning. We're not sure what this has to do with safety, but it has a lot to do with sanity.
NEWS
February 6, 1992 | By Stephanie Banchero, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Residents of Kings Road in Plymouth Township have been complaining since the Blue Route opened in December that the dirt berm behind their homes was not sufficient to block out traffic noise. So 10 homeowners have been asking officials of the state Department of Transportation to construct a sound barrier. PennDot hasn't decided. Now, the Plymouth Township Council and Richard Tilghman, the state senator from the 17th District, plan to get involved. Tilghman and two members of the Township Council are trying to set up a meeting with a PennDot sound barrier expert to address the concerns of their constituents.
NEWS
June 23, 1991 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Special to The Inquirer
While officials at Memorial Hospital of Burlington County in Mount Holly say their new Mobile Magnetic Resonance Imaging unit provides a community service, residents of the neighborhood surrounding the hospital complain that it keeps them awake at night. Madison Avenue resident Stephanie Wingett complained to the Mount Holly Township Council on June 10 that the large truck tractor that delivers the mobile-unit trailer to the hospital on a rotating schedule during odd hours of the late night and early morning is disturbing the usually quiet neighborhood.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2014 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer takiffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5960
  S TEVIE WONDER - just announced as a 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient - makes a rare appearance this Sunday, at the Wells Fargo Center. Better still, he'll devote the gig to recreating his 38-years-young "Songs in the Key of Life" mega-album. Helping him out: expect singer India.Arie, a large string section and at least 20 other musicians. How great is all this? Let's count the ways. After seizing artistic control of his career from Motown in the early 1970s, the former "Little Stevie" Wonder set out to prove his mettle.
NEWS
June 21, 1996 | By Lisa Kozleski, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The sounds of Montego Bay at the Woodbine Inn will not keep Cinnaminson residents awake this summer, but the residents did not keep the Woodbine from renewing its liquor license. A two-hour hearing last night drew a dozen disgruntled Cinnaminson residents and their township solicitor, all protesting what they say has been excessive noise created by live music, DJs and patrons at the outdoor nightclub during the last two summers. The outdoor area of the nightclub on Route 73 has been silent since last August, when Burlington County Judge John A. Sweeney ordered it closed until general manager Nick Kouvatas and Woodbine officials can prove they have reduced the noise, which carries quickly over the Pennsauken Creek to homes in the Glen Meade section of the neighboring township.
NEWS
January 2, 1992 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Special to The Inquirer
A new ordinance aimed at controlling excessive noise from televisions and stereos in Lumberton Township also focuses on noise generated by the construction of new homes. Members of the Township Committee unanimously approved the ordinance at their Dec. 16 meeting after a public hearing in which several farmers voiced fear they would be affected by the measure. But the township's clerk and administrator, Patricia Rainear, said farmers would be protected by the state Right to Farm Act. "This ordinance really is a guideline for the Police Department to follow when they receive a noise complaint," Rainear said.
NEWS
October 23, 1988 | By Carol D. Leonnig, Special to The Inquirer
Year-round, but in the winter especially, the northeast wind carries the rumbling, clattering noises from the Cinnaminson Industrial Park straight to the rooftops of homes in the small Rolling Greens neighborhood. Those noises shook houses and kept people up at night, residents said. The trees that had afforded a modest sound barrier were being chopped down to accommodate the expansion of various companies in the park. Morton Raphelson, with 29 years of residency on Winding Way, said he remembers when the industrial park, just north of Rolling Greens along River Road, was only woods.
NEWS
July 14, 1991 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Special to The Inquirer
Memorial Hospital of Burlington County in Mount Holly is being as cooperative as possible in satisfying neighbors who have been disturbed by the facility's new mobile magnetic resonance imaging unit, hospital officials say. After Madison Avenue residents complained to the Township Council in June about noise generated by a tractor-trailer that delivers the mobile unit to the hospital late at night and early in the morning, hospital officials said...
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 1999 | By A.D. Amorosi, FOR THE INQUIRER
A Satiesque piano wafts through space. A Technicolor orchestra creeps behind, entering from stage left. An actor, John Hurt, is introduced. "When Debussy died on March the 25th, 1918, in Paris, it was being bombarded by the Germans. And it was raining," he announces, then clears the stage, leaving an opera diva's wail, wah-wah guitars, bulbous synth-bass, and a rush of soft jungle rhythm in his wake. "It's weeping in my heart like it's raining in the town," Hurt whispers in a deeply sensual burr from the wings.
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NEWS
May 22, 2016
The Noise of Time By Julian Barnes Knopf. 224 pp. $25.95 Reviewed By Jim Higgins In Julian Barnes' new novel, Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich considers the two types of composers in the Soviet Union: dead ones and frightened ones. Call Shostakovich one of the latter. His music is played around the world, but he also stands by the elevator in his fifth-floor apartment many nights, a valise packed with his favorite cigarettes, in case he is arrested by the NKVD.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Question: My family is very lucky to live in a big house with a big front porch, backyard, and second-floor back porch. My preteen daughter especially loves that back porch. In the summer, she spends whole days out there, listening to the radio and yakking on her cellphone. This is great for the rest of the family - she is not bothering her brothers and sisters, or nagging me to drive her to the movies. And my daughter is happy. My neighbors (behind us) tell me that the way the porch is built, it acts as a huge megaphone or band shell.
NEWS
April 10, 2016 | By Scott Sturgis, Staff Writer
2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 4x4 Double Cab: Midsize hauler? Price: $38,290 as tested ($33,730 for base TRD Sport 4x4 Double Cab; the Tacoma starts at $23,330, for one row of seats and rear-wheel drive). Marketer's pitch: "Built for the endless weekend. " Conventional wisdom: Edmunds.com liked "the Refined V6 engine with available manual transmission; excellent off-road ability; responsive touchscreen interface; extensive list of options; peerless resale value" but not the "low driver seat with no height adjustment; steering wheel's minimal telescoping range; unimpressive V6 acceleration times.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2016 | Jennifer Adams, For The Inquirer
Q: Please help! I've read in some of your other articles about how great dimmers are, so my boyfriend installed them in our dining room and bedroom. I love the dimmed light but can't stand the high humming sound. Is there something wrong, or is this the way they're supposed to be? My boyfriend can't hear it, so of course he thinks I'm imagining things. - C.M. A: You are not imagining anything! Sometimes dimmers do create a high-pitched buzzing noise. If you can hear it, the noise certainly kills the romantic and calming effect the dimmed light is supposed to create.
SPORTS
March 19, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, Columnist
SPOKANE, Wash. - The St Joseph's Hawks practiced Thursday afternoon in "Bigfoot Country," at Spokane Community College. (There's an actual stuffed rendering of Bigfoot out in the lobby.) An administrator wanted to put up Do Not Disturb signs outside the gym. "Don't bother," Hawks coach Phil Martelli told her, knowing there would be more noise going out the door than coming in. Preparing for Friday night's NCAA West Regional first-round matchup with Cincinnati, loud basketball talk filled the little gym, even during stretching.
NEWS
February 29, 2016 | By Jake Blumgart
Certain forms of artistic expression seem almost intentionally off-putting. That's fine of course. There must be space for art where mass appeal is not the goal, where the creator hopes to break through to something different, something new. For the average consumer immersed in the culture that the rebel is striving to tear down, it can be a deeply unpleasant experience. Imagine how abrasive the Sex Pistols seemed to the disco-attuned ears of the 1970s. Today it is hard to imagine what the fuss was about.
NEWS
February 27, 2016 | STAFF REPORT
Marine mortar training could rattle the area around Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on Sunday. The base said the live fire drill using 81 mm mortars by the Marines from the 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines is slated to take place between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. "During this time, the joint base community and residents of the surrounding areas may experience light ground shaking and moderate noise coming from the ranges," the base said in its public advisory....
NEWS
January 18, 2016 | BY DAN GERINGER, Staff Writer
MARQUITA FRISBY put too much pressure on herself to do everything perfectly until she started going to Girls Rock Philly in Fishtown, where she learned guitar, drums, keyboards, bass, and, most important, how to chill. While the nonprofit after-school program on Frankford Avenue near Norris Street teaches girls how to play an instrument and be in a band, it also creates a judgment-free zone that nurtures self-confidence. "I used to be, like, a huge perfectionist," Frisby said.
SPORTS
October 10, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The thoughts of Penn State's offensive performance this season from fans and detractors alike, in emails and on social media, have not been very complimentary. The coaching staff and junior quarterback Christian Hackenberg have been under fire. Ricky Rahne, the Nittany Lions quarterbacks coach who spends more time with Hackenberg than anyone else on James Franklin's staff, hears the noise. He reads the criticism on Twitter and Facebook, two social media sites he says he would not be a part of "if we didn't have recruiting.
NEWS
September 25, 2015 | BY HELEN UBIÑAS, Daily News Staff Writer ubinas@phillynews.com
THE MAN'S VOICE comes out of the darkness at the corner of Kensington and Allegheny: "You're dead! You're dead!" This is the congregation of the Rev. William Murphy, and from a distance, I can hear the wheels of his small, black, rolling luggage, filled with Pop-Tarts and juice. It's for the Saturday morning Pop-Tart Prayer Walk he has participated in since he and the Rev. Joseph Devlin opened Mother of Mercy House in an old bar. With him is Sam Lufi, a young father who lives nearby.
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