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November 17, 1995 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / VICKI VALERIO
Glad to get a chance to put their equipment down finally, firefighters rested after helping to extinguish a three-alarm blaze in a building that included a former furniture warehouse at C and Ontario Streets in West Kensington yesterday. About 100 firefighters fought the fire, which was centered in old sofas.
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September 15, 2010 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 27-year-old man was in critical condition after being shot by police Tuesday night in the city's Kensington section, police said. Shortly before 8 p.m., two 25th District police officers responded to a call about a person with a gun in front of a store at B and Ontario Streets. The officers, who were in uniform, arrived and saw a man outside of Waldy's Mini Market holding a handgun that he pointed at the officers, police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore said. The two officers fired at the man, striking him several times in the upper torso, said Chief Inspector Scott Small.
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October 26, 2014 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
Donning a hard hat, Temple University Health System president and chief executive Larry Kaiser watched Friday as demolition workers pried out the 84-year-old cornerstone box - a time capsule of sorts - from behind the cornerstone of the Old Medical School Building. The handsome but obsolete edifice at Broad and Ontario Streets, dedicated in 1930, is cordoned off and vacant, and will soon be razed. No one knew what was in the tin container, a bit bigger than a toolbox. "This could be like Al Capone's vault," Kaiser quipped, referring to Geraldo Rivera's much-hyped, live-on-TV opening of one of the gangster's secret vaults.
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May 20, 2013 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
The union representing health care workers at Temple University Hospital has planned a protest outside the entrance of the medical facility on North Broad Street for 4 p.m. Sunday over an arbitration dispute. In a statement just issued, the hospital said the dispute is over its decision to appeal an arbitration decision requiring reinstatement of "a terminated employee who repeatedly sexually harassed a co-worker. " The hospital said the arbitrator had concluded that the employee should be reinstated without back pay or retroactive benefits even though she had "engaged in a pattern of conduct that cannot be tolerated in the workplace.
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June 23, 2009 | By Peter Mucha and Allison Steele INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Police released yesterday the names of two women and two men slain by gunfire in three incidents on Father's Day that left seven others wounded. A fifth shooting death, involving a teenager, was accidental, police said. Police charged Marvin Nesmith, 55, of the 2200 block of Wanamaker Street in the Overbrook section, with two counts of murder in the shooting death of his wife, 55-year-old Renee Farrow Nesmith, and of 31-year-old Rafeea Parker of the 500 block of Jackson Street.
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April 2, 1987 | By Christopher Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
The city has paid $225,000 to settle a suit brought by a Frankford man who lost a kidney after being shot in 1979 during a dispute with an off-duty police officer. The city made the payment within the last two weeks to Terence Hopkins, 26, of the 4300 block of Leiper Street, who was shot Jan. 27, 1979, by Officer James Speiser. According to Hopkins' attorney, Stanley M. Schwarz, Hopkins was awarded about $300,000 last year by a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury, but that award was appealed by the city.
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March 9, 2016 | By Erin Arvedlund, STAFF WRITER
A 24-year-old woman and two children were hospitalized Monday night after being struck by a tow truck in Kensington, police said. After lying unconscious on the 3300 block of B Street, the woman was taken to Temple University Hospital by medics, where she was listed in critical condition. The children were taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Police on Tuesday said the woman suffered a broken spine, a broken pelvis and multiple fractures to the left side of her face.
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August 25, 1993 | By James Cordrey, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT Inquirer correspondent Christopher D. King contributed to this article
A Berks County man who had just left a Chester County bar Monday night was forced into his own car by three men who told him that they had a gun. By the time Samuel Ward of Birdsboro escaped from his captors, he had endured a three- to four-hour carjacking and kidnapping that took him from outside the bar in Coatesville to Philadelphia and back to West Conshohocken. Philadelphia police said they have arrested two suspects: Derek Brown, 24, of Coatesville, and Rodger Johnson, 31, with no home address.
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January 30, 1989 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
At 2:35 p.m. yesterday, three teenagers armed with a gun robbed a woman of $25 in the city's Tioga section and drove off in her car, police said. Then, according to police, they took their show on the road. In the next few hours, the car was used to commit at least two other gunpoint holdups, one in West Philadelphia and one in North Philadelphia, police said. In all, their victims were robbed of two pocketbooks, a leather coat, a trenchcoat, a sweater, a watch, several rings, a pair of gold earrings and a gold chain, police said.
NEWS
August 1, 1989
Residents living around Ninth and Ontario Streets shouldn't have had to wait six years just for a promise from the city to remove a mountain of tires dumped illegally in their neighborhood. Their frustration is understandable, particularly when you consider that even if the city does finally remove the tires, their days of hair-pulling are unlikely to end. For as sure as cars have four wheels, that mountain of tires, or some other debris, will reappear in due course - courtesy of the small army of illegal dumpers who operate with impunity in this city.
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March 9, 2016 | By Erin Arvedlund, STAFF WRITER
A 24-year-old woman and two children were hospitalized Monday night after being struck by a tow truck in Kensington, police said. After lying unconscious on the 3300 block of B Street, the woman was taken to Temple University Hospital by medics, where she was listed in critical condition. The children were taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Police on Tuesday said the woman suffered a broken spine, a broken pelvis and multiple fractures to the left side of her face.
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October 26, 2014 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
Donning a hard hat, Temple University Health System president and chief executive Larry Kaiser watched Friday as demolition workers pried out the 84-year-old cornerstone box - a time capsule of sorts - from behind the cornerstone of the Old Medical School Building. The handsome but obsolete edifice at Broad and Ontario Streets, dedicated in 1930, is cordoned off and vacant, and will soon be razed. No one knew what was in the tin container, a bit bigger than a toolbox. "This could be like Al Capone's vault," Kaiser quipped, referring to Geraldo Rivera's much-hyped, live-on-TV opening of one of the gangster's secret vaults.
NEWS
May 20, 2013 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
The union representing health care workers at Temple University Hospital has planned a protest outside the entrance of the medical facility on North Broad Street for 4 p.m. Sunday over an arbitration dispute. In a statement just issued, the hospital said the dispute is over its decision to appeal an arbitration decision requiring reinstatement of "a terminated employee who repeatedly sexually harassed a co-worker. " The hospital said the arbitrator had concluded that the employee should be reinstated without back pay or retroactive benefits even though she had "engaged in a pattern of conduct that cannot be tolerated in the workplace.
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September 15, 2010 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 27-year-old man was in critical condition after being shot by police Tuesday night in the city's Kensington section, police said. Shortly before 8 p.m., two 25th District police officers responded to a call about a person with a gun in front of a store at B and Ontario Streets. The officers, who were in uniform, arrived and saw a man outside of Waldy's Mini Market holding a handgun that he pointed at the officers, police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore said. The two officers fired at the man, striking him several times in the upper torso, said Chief Inspector Scott Small.
NEWS
June 23, 2009 | By Peter Mucha and Allison Steele INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Police released yesterday the names of two women and two men slain by gunfire in three incidents on Father's Day that left seven others wounded. A fifth shooting death, involving a teenager, was accidental, police said. Police charged Marvin Nesmith, 55, of the 2200 block of Wanamaker Street in the Overbrook section, with two counts of murder in the shooting death of his wife, 55-year-old Renee Farrow Nesmith, and of 31-year-old Rafeea Parker of the 500 block of Jackson Street.
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August 17, 2006 | By Robert Moran INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Officer Jeff Smith stepped alone into the murky dark of the abandoned North Philadelphia rowhouse, guided only by his flashlight. Smith, 27, poked around every corner, prodded every rip in the walls. He scanned the torn ceiling and caught a glint of reflection. It was a stainless-steel derringer loaded with one live .38-caliber round and one already fired. His partner, Officer Don Murdoch, 35, had been waiting out front and decided to find out what was taking so long. "Either everything was fine or you were dead with your throat slit," Murdoch joked after finding his colleague.
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August 22, 2000 | By Elisa Ung, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A school bus driver was ordered yesterday to stand trial on charges of assaulting four children who were riding his bus and an adult who jumped aboard when he saw the ruckus. Kerry Booker, 34, of Philadelphia, fidgeted as he heard testimony in a Family Court hearing from three children who said he punched and hit them while driving them home from the Alternative Middle Years School at James Martin, a magnet school at Richmond and Ontario Streets, on April 11. Booker was filling in for their regular bus driver.
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November 17, 1995 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / VICKI VALERIO
Glad to get a chance to put their equipment down finally, firefighters rested after helping to extinguish a three-alarm blaze in a building that included a former furniture warehouse at C and Ontario Streets in West Kensington yesterday. About 100 firefighters fought the fire, which was centered in old sofas.
NEWS
April 8, 1995 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The fourth of five former Philadelphia police officers accused of participating in a scheme to prey on suspected drug dealers and steal their money pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court. Thomas Ryan, 38, a veteran officer now retired on disability and living in Freeland in Luzerne County, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate civil rights involving a 1991 incident that triggered the federal probe into police corruption in the 39th Police District. "I want to clear my mind and my conscience of the wrongdoing that occurred," Ryan told U.S. District Judge Robert S. Gawthrop 3d. Speaking in a halting, barely audible voice, Ryan told Gawthrop that on Feb. 24, 1991, he and partner John Baird stopped and took into custody a Cheltenham Township part-time college student named Arthur Colbert Jr., believing him to be a drug dealer named "Hakeem.
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