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LIVING
November 26, 2009 | By Dawn Fallik FOR THE INQUIRER
Glass meets etchings in the form of Elvis, apple, and skull necklaces. www.etsy.com/shop/Chauncey Eileen Herbst likes candles. And stained glass. And dollhouses. And photography. From tiny roses made of polymer clay to machine embroidery, there isn't much the 53-year-old from Northwood can't do. Her range comes from a wide curiosity and an artistic bravery. "When I got into making candles, it was because I figured I was burning so many of them. I thought, 'Hell, I can do this!
NEWS
August 10, 2012 | By Jan RansomDaily News Staff Writer
Meet Harry Mearing. He has handcuffs, a handgun and a uniform. He patrols Northwood, a neighborhood in the Frankford section of the the lower Northeast. But he's no city cop. He's Northwood's very own armed security patrolman, possibly the first in a Philadelphia residential area. Each homeowner that seeks his protection pays Mearing $40 a month to look after a home and keep an eye out for suspicious activity. Mearing is part of a national trend as neighborhoods across the country have hired private guards in the face of budget cuts to local police departments.
NEWS
May 13, 1993 | By Andy Wallace, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Lavina E. "Lee" Maggiani, 59, a Northwood neighborhood activist who was so good at getting things done that she landed a job as administrative aide to former City Councilman Jack Kelly, died Monday at Cooper Hospital/Center City. "She was very hard-working, very efficient, really a true professional," said Kelly, who got to know her when she worked on his successful campaign for Council in 1987. She also knew her way around City Hall. "She had a thorough knowledge of the city and all of its departments," he said.
NEWS
June 28, 2000 | By Elisa Ung, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Once, it was an honor to be buried in Greenwood Cemetery. The Sollys and Castors and Gillespies that Northeast Philadelphia streets were named for are laid to rest here. W.C. Fields' father sits in a shady spot, his marker reading "A Great Scout. " Now, as much of this deteriorating 42-acre site sits under a jungle of overgrown weeds, as teenage beer parties topple the gravestones that once stood proudly, the surrounding Northwood community is in a battle over what is best for the decrepit graveyard at Adams Avenue and Arrott Street, next to Parkview Hospital.
NEWS
August 17, 1998 | By Maria Panaritis, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For nearly 75 years, residents of Northwood have virtually owned their Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood. As other communities battled crime and abandonment, Northwood protected its spacious homes, big garages and tree-lined streets by deciding who could - and could not - move in. A fiercely active civic association fought off doctors' offices, gas stations, a pretzel shop, even a Mormon church, because their presence would violate age-old...
NEWS
October 22, 2011
A former Philadelphia police officer was convicted Friday of stealing $825 from a Northeast Philadelphia bar last year while on duty. Prosecutors said Kenneth Crockett, 57, and two other officers were responding to a burglar alarm at a neighboring business about 4 a.m. July 27, 2010, when they discovered that the basement door of Pat's Cafe, at Castor Avenue and Arrott Street in the Northwood section, was unlocked. Surveillance video showed Crockett taking three bags of money from a bar safe, Assistant District Attorney Terri Domsky told jurors this week.
NEWS
February 18, 1999 | by Ramona Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
City Councilman Rich Mariano has a can-do attitude. He says garbage cans do a better job of curbing household trash than plastic bags do. And he wants to shape up the motley army of bags and cans that line Philly's streets on trash day. His weapon: the "trash can resolution. " Mariano wants to make every single-family home put out its trash in proper cans. It's one of those right-where-you-live proposals that, if it goes anywhere at all, is likely to stir up a lively discussion about personal trash habits.
NEWS
April 26, 2000 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Elsie C. Sperr Scherrer, 83, retired vice president and co-owner of a Philadelphia bakery, died Sunday at the Southampton Estates retirement community in Southampton. With her husband, she had owned and operated Scherrer's Bakery in Northeast Philadelphia until retiring in the late 1980s. She was vice president for more than 50 years. In later years, their son Herbert Jr. joined in running the bakery, which was sold in 1998. "She was well-liked by her customers, employees and friends, and she generously supported and helped many local families, community groups and organizations," Herbert Scherrer said.
REAL_ESTATE
August 21, 1988 | By Ginny Wiegand, Inquirer Staff Writer
There was no "X" to mark the spot, but in no time at all, the Thorntons, the Skypalas and the Buffingtons found treasure in Frankford. Within the last two years, they have moved to this historically rich, sometimes maligned neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia from Montgomery County, the Far Northeast and Center City. All three couples were living in apartments when they began searching for houses. The Skypalas were actually looking for an investment property; they weren't even eager to move.
NEWS
July 16, 1989 | By Lini S. Kadaba, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Augustine Carroll, 75, a retired executive of Continental Insurance Co. of Philadelphia and a longtime member of Alcoholics Anonymous, died Tuesday at his home in Kingman, Ariz. He was a resident of the Northwood neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia for 62 years. Mr. Carroll worked at Continental for 40 years, serving as manager of the company's Philadelphia office with brief stints at its Newark and New York City offices during his career. He retired in 1975 and moved to Kingman.
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NEWS
August 10, 2012 | By Jan RansomDaily News Staff Writer
Meet Harry Mearing. He has handcuffs, a handgun and a uniform. He patrols Northwood, a neighborhood in the Frankford section of the the lower Northeast. But he's no city cop. He's Northwood's very own armed security patrolman, possibly the first in a Philadelphia residential area. Each homeowner that seeks his protection pays Mearing $40 a month to look after a home and keep an eye out for suspicious activity. Mearing is part of a national trend as neighborhoods across the country have hired private guards in the face of budget cuts to local police departments.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2011
IT'S NOT UNTIL this weekend, but we're wishing all the very best for one of college basketball's coolest coaches ever, Rollie Massimino. In West Palm Beach, Fla., to lead the Northwood University Seahawks to what he hopes will be their second consecutive trip to the NAIA Final Four, he'll have a few games under his belt by Sunday, when he turns a spry 77. Coach Mass was back in town two months ago to have a cancerous tumor removed from his lung....
NEWS
October 22, 2011
A former Philadelphia police officer was convicted Friday of stealing $825 from a Northeast Philadelphia bar last year while on duty. Prosecutors said Kenneth Crockett, 57, and two other officers were responding to a burglar alarm at a neighboring business about 4 a.m. July 27, 2010, when they discovered that the basement door of Pat's Cafe, at Castor Avenue and Arrott Street in the Northwood section, was unlocked. Surveillance video showed Crockett taking three bags of money from a bar safe, Assistant District Attorney Terri Domsky told jurors this week.
LIVING
November 26, 2009 | By Dawn Fallik FOR THE INQUIRER
Glass meets etchings in the form of Elvis, apple, and skull necklaces. www.etsy.com/shop/Chauncey Eileen Herbst likes candles. And stained glass. And dollhouses. And photography. From tiny roses made of polymer clay to machine embroidery, there isn't much the 53-year-old from Northwood can't do. Her range comes from a wide curiosity and an artistic bravery. "When I got into making candles, it was because I figured I was burning so many of them. I thought, 'Hell, I can do this!
NEWS
September 17, 2008 | By Martha Woodall INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Northwood Academy Charter School is Brien N. Gardiner's other charter school. Since the scandal erupted at Philadelphia Academy Charter School in April, Northwood has been trying to extricate itself from Gardiner, his associates, and the business entities he created. Nonetheless, Northwood, an elementary school with 775 students at two sites, has been drawn into the widening federal criminal investigation of Gardiner and other former top administrators at Philadelphia Academy.
NEWS
September 17, 2008 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Northwood Academy Charter School is Brien N. Gardiner's other charter school. Since the scandal erupted at Philadelphia Academy Charter School in April, Northwood has been trying to extricate itself from Gardiner, his associates, and the business entities he created. Nonetheless, Northwood, an elementary school with 775 students at two sites, has been drawn into the widening federal criminal investigation of Gardiner and other former top administrators at Philadelphia Academy.
SPORTS
April 28, 2005 | Daily News Staff and Wire Reports
Rollie Massimino's return to coaching will come against his former school, Villanova, in November 2006. Maybe. Massimino, 70, was introduced yesterday as the director of basketball operations at tiny Northwood University in West Palm Beach, Fla. His charge is to start NAIA Division II men's and women's programs and coach the men's team. Northwood has 950 students. Massimino, who led the Wildcats to the 1985 NCAA title, said Villanova will come to West Palm Beach, Fla., for the game.
NEWS
May 16, 2003
Tuesday is primary day in Philadelphia. The Inquirer asked contested Democratic candidates for City Council in the Seventh and Eighth Districts about the most important issue facing their communities. Here is what they had to say. District 7 Kathleen Fitzpatrick Neighborhood: Northwood Age: 52 Education: Little Flower High School for Girls Occupation: Small-business owner - Screenplay, personalized computer training and support Qualifications: Lifelong resident of the district; small-business owner The most important issue facing District Seven isn't a single topic; rather, it relates to an overall feeling of pride that has been steadily eroded from our neighborhoods.
NEWS
January 3, 2001 | by Jim Nicholson, Daily News Staff Writer
Anthony R. "Tony" Foglio Jr., former Daily News copy editor and devoted family man, died Dec. 23, of a brain hemorrhage. He was 58 and lived in the Northwood section of Northeast Philadelphia. Foglio worked for the Daily News as a copy editor for 16 years, leaving in December 1987, not long after suffering a stroke. "Tony was always very intense about his work on the night desk," said Jerry Carrier, a copy editor. "He was the wire editor, very little got past him. And nobody ever cared more about the Daily News.
NEWS
June 28, 2000 | By Elisa Ung, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Once, it was an honor to be buried in Greenwood Cemetery. The Sollys and Castors and Gillespies that Northeast Philadelphia streets were named for are laid to rest here. W.C. Fields' father sits in a shady spot, his marker reading "A Great Scout. " Now, as much of this deteriorating 42-acre site sits under a jungle of overgrown weeds, as teenage beer parties topple the gravestones that once stood proudly, the surrounding Northwood community is in a battle over what is best for the decrepit graveyard at Adams Avenue and Arrott Street, next to Parkview Hospital.
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