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April 22, 1986 | Special to the Daily News by Alex Lloyd Gross
Vincent J. Ferraro, 21, of Shelmire Avenue near Lawndale, was killed early today when the car he was driving struck a utility pole on Rising Sun Avenue near Adams Avenue in Olney. Police said the impact of the crash sheared the left side of the frame and the top off the car. Police said Ferraro was driving north on Rising Sun when the accident occurred. He was dead on arrival at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Northern Division.
SPORTS
February 15, 1991 | By Kevin L. Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Olney lost to Ben Franklin, 65-56, in a first-round Public League playoff game yesterday afternoon on its home court for a simple reason. Olney couldn't handle the press. The Electrons, from the outset, used a stifling full-court press on the Olney guards, causing turnovers and building a lead that Franklin never lost. The Trojans also couldn't overcome foul trouble. Their center, 6-foot-8 sophomore Jason Lawson, picked up three quick fouls in the first five minutes and sat out the rest of the first half.
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July 25, 1986 | By VINCE KASPER, Daily News Staff Writer
In an effort to resolve a controversy over the posting of Korean-language street signs on N. 5th Street in Olney, a member of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations is trying to convene a meeting next week for the neighborhood's business, civic and Korean leaders. Ida Chan, a human-relations commissioner, said yesterday that she hoped the meeting would allow both sides to discuss the matter harmoniously. The leaders were unable to do that at a meeting Tuesday night, when about 150 Olney residents - some shouting ethnic slurs - demanded that the Koreans remove the signs or they would.
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October 23, 2009
A FEW YEARS ago, we'd get off of the R8 train at Olney to find that our car windows were busted. We were told by a business across the street that schoolkids vandalized the cars. Now it's the station being vandalized, glass-block windows were broken, along with the frames. Someone had to be there for quite a while to break that glass. Every morning, there is more damage, even graffiti on the trash can. I don't understand what goes through a person's mind to do something like this.
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March 21, 1986 | By Robert J. Terry, Inquirer Staff Writer
A suspected robber and a Philadelphia police officer exchanged gunfire in an alley in the Olney section yesterday, seconds after a woman was held up at gunpoint nearby, police said. Neither the suspect nor the policeman was hit by the bullets, and the suspect was arrested a short time later, police said. Detective Lt. Richard Strohm of the Northwest Detective Division gave this account: At 8:10 a.m., Anna Marie Ponterelli, 29, a student technician at the Albert Einstein Medical Center's Northern Division in Olney, parked her car in the 5300 block of North Marvine Street and got out to walk to the hospital.
NEWS
July 27, 1987 | By JOSEPH GRACE, Daily News Staff Writer
William Russell said his son, Barry Williams, 22, was sitting alone on the steps of the family's Olney rowhouse when five or six white youths holding pipes and knives walked up and said, "It's nigger night. " Within moments Saturday night, Barry's brother, Tyrone Williams, 20, who came out of the house to help, was stabbed once in the back, according to Russell and police. Within minutes, Russell said, as he and his wife came to their sons' aid, a crowd of white youths and adults milled about on 7th Street near Chew Avenue, yelling racial slurs.
NEWS
April 3, 1990 | By Jamie Catrambone, Special to The Inquirer
The Olney boys' coaches probably never thought their sense of direction would help them in a track meet. That is until Saturday morning, when the team embarked on its trip to the Pennsylvania State Track Classic, one of the biggest meets of the outdoor season. Instead of traveling to Council Rock High School, the site of this year's classic, however, Olney's bus was moving to another destination, North Penn High School. The reason, Olney coach Herm Baker said, was some miscommunication among the staff at his school.
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July 2, 2013 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
FINALLY, IT STOPPED raining, but the memories kept washing over Jim Campbell as he stood - OK, tailgated - in the parking lot of Incarnation of Our Lord Church and his old elementary school in Olney. See the dents in the metal awning on that guy's house? Those are from Campbell, 44, and his childhood pals cranking homers out of the lot when the pastor wasn't looking. The pretty lady by his side? That's Mary Beth, his first-grade classmate who later became his wife. She'll have you know that she once hit a home run past the garage, too. With a softball.
NEWS
August 12, 1997
People are getting excited about the far-reaching structural changes planned this fall for Olney and Audenried high schools. And no wonder: The two schools are implementing sweeping strategies to build smaller learning communities, address the problems of disruptive students, and increase class length for freshmen. Daily News education writer Kevin Haney reported last week that Olney will break its 2,900-student school into seven mini-schools. Audenried is instituting an "empowerment community" to provide students who have behavioral or academic problems with intensive instruction.
SPORTS
January 17, 1992 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Donyell Miller's family has lower-level season tickets for the 76ers. Since Miller, a senior forward at Olney, is 6-3 and 220 pounds and rebounds like a tiger against much-taller opponents, care to guess whom he idolizes? "Charles Barkley," Miller said. "He's always been my favorite. For someone of his height (6-4 3/4)to be a successful inside player in the NBA, it's very unusual. "It seems as though I'm shaped like Barkley. I can do some of the same kinds of things. The guys on the team sometimes call me 'Little Charles.
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August 23, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
The consensus in court Friday was that Lionel Perez and Loidy Irrizarri were madly in love and not very good for each other. There was the Dec. 3, 2013, incident, when Irrizarri said Perez attacked her with a stick and injured her stomach. But when Perez went to trial in February 2014, court records show, Irrizarri failed to appear and charges were withdrawn. Then there was the morning of March 30, 2014, when Perez showed up uninvited at Irrizarri's Olney house, allegedly drunk and belligerent, and she plunged a 4-inch blade into his neck.
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August 20, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police are searching for two people in connection with a shooting that killed a man and wounded a woman in Olney on Monday night. Police identified the deceased victim as Anthony Celious, 32, of Burholme. He was sitting on the front steps of a house on the 200 block of West Nedro Avenue around 9 p.m., speaking with a 22-year-old woman sitting just above him, police said. A man and a woman walked up to them and opened fire, police said. Celious was hit in the stomach, and the woman was hit in a foot.
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August 20, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A woman in the city's Olney section has launched an online campaign to try to get a Philadelphia police officer fired for running over her dog last week. Sidara Son's 21/2-year-old pit bull, Phoebe, was struck by a 35th District vehicle in the 5400 block of Ella Street around 9:30 p.m. Aug. 9. She posted several videos of the aftermath on a Facebook page named "Justice 4 Phoebe Son. " The videos show her sitting in the street cradling her gravely wounded dog and weeping. "Ma'am, you're going to blame it on me regardless," the officer says in the video.
NEWS
July 7, 2015 | By Kristin Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Four people, including a 17-year-old girl, were killed in a series of shootings and one stabbing that began late Saturday as the city closed out its Independence Day celebrations. The violence began with the shooting of a 26-year-old man in Southwest Philadelphia. Police were called to the 1700 block of 53d Street at 8:44 p.m. when they discovered the victim, who had been shot multiple times. The man, who has not yet been identified, was taken to Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
NEWS
June 26, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
TEACHERS AT Olney Charter High School learned yesterday that school administrators are expected to slash 36 jobs due to a deficit, the Daily News has learned. Additionally, Olney Principal Jose LeBron's contract was not renewed by the school's charter operator, ASPIRA Inc. of Pennsylvania, multiple sources familiar with the situation told the People Paper. LeBron, a former school district principal, has worked at Olney since it opened as a charter in 2011. Earlier in the day, LeBron held a morning meeting and informed staff that a $2.3 million budget gap would result in the loss of 22 teachers and 14 noninstructional positions from the high school, according to teachers at the meeting.
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June 16, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
FOR FRAN McFADDEN, a member of the Incarnation of Our Lord parish for 55 years, the news yesterday that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia would shutter the Olney church building was "devastating. " McFadden, 70, graduated from the parish school along with her four siblings and her two daughters, she said. Faith is part of McFadden and so is Incarnation, she said. "It's not easy. You give your life to your faith then your church is gone," said McFadden, who immigrated to the United States from Ireland when she was 7 years old. "There is an opening in my heart.
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June 12, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
AN EARLY MORNING hit-and-run yesterday critically injured a man nearly 24 hours after another, similar accident grievously injured a prominent Philly actor. In yesterday's hit-and-run, Emmett Toohey, 25, was struck by a dark-colored vehicle about 1:30 a.m. as he was crossing Roosevelt Boulevard near Front Street in Olney, police said. Toohey was walking in the crosswalk against the red light when he was hit by the car, described as either a Honda or Acura that sped away from the scene.
NEWS
May 30, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
As a 6-foot-3, 175-pound freshman, Colin Scanlon needed a few games to adjust to junior varsity baseball at St. Joseph's Prep. The lefthander was only 15 years old and most of his friends played on the freshman team. "At first it was a little intimidating playing with the older kids," said Scanlon, now a sophomore for the Hawks. "But we got in the swing of it and it was fine after a few games. " In the District 12 Class AAAA title game Thursday against Olney, Scanlon was the king of cool on a sweltering day, striking out 11 en route to an 11-1 Prep victory at Ashburn Field.
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May 28, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sometimes even superheroes need pep talks. That's why Franklin Towne Charter sophomore catcher Jason Santiago walked out to the mound in the seventh inning of the Public League championship game Tuesday night at Campbell's Field. His senior ace was one strike away from making history, and Santiago had a question for him. "I asked him, 'How do you want to be remembered?' " Santiago recalled. Steve Callahan didn't need to hear much else. With a man on first and the Coyotes clinging to a 9-7 lead, Callahan's next pitch got Giovanni Ortega to line out, and the Coyotes became the first charter school to win the Public League title.
NEWS
May 24, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Twenty-six wins, two victories over teams currently ranked nationally, and an Inter-Ac Challenge title. The only thing the Haverford School boys' lacrosse hadn't experienced this year was a loss. That didn't change Friday, as the Fords added to their impressive resume and finished off their undefeated season with a 13-9 home win over Culver Military Academy (Ind.). Johns Hopkins recruit Drew Supinski led the way with three goals. With the win, Haverford School will finish 27-0 and should remain atop the Nike/Lacrosse Magazine High School Boys' Top 25. Public League Baseball Jeffrey DeLeon hit a home run and Giovanni Ortega doubled and scored twice to help Olney beat Franklin Towne Charter, 8-6, in the Public League semifinals at 11th and Bigler.
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