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February 23, 2001 | By Oshrat Carmiel, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church scored a victory with the New Hope Zoning Hearing Board in December, when the board orally agreed to let the church operate a pay parking lot that neighbors long had opposed. But attorneys for the church have found the zoning board's recent written decision radically different from the December pronouncement and have appealed it in Bucks County Court. The board mediated a debate between the church, which wants to raise money by offering parking-strapped tourists its lot, and residents, who argue those tourists are public nuisances.
NEWS
December 14, 1989 | By Vanessa Williams, Inquirer Staff Writer
An executive order prohibiting the consumption of alcohol at tailgate parties in the JFK Stadium parking lot has been delayed while the city's Law Department works out details of the proposed restriction. Mayor Goode was to have signed the document yesterday, as part of several steps aimed at controlling crowd behavior during Eagles games at Veterans Stadium. On Tuesday, city officials, the Eagles and Ogden Allied Services Corp., which runs the concessions at the Vet, agreed to ban the sale of beer at the team's final regular-season game on Dec. 24. The ban also would cover any playoff games at the Vet, but fans who watch the games from superboxes, skyboxes and the stadium restaurant would still be able to purchase alcoholic beverages.
NEWS
June 8, 1989 | By Erin Kennedy, Special to The Inquirer
It may be all right for the birds, but the sight of a 6-foot, 4-inch, 175- pound man bathing nude in the Pennview Savings Association parking lot was too much for bank employees - especially when it became a daily occurrence. They called the police. Montgomery Township police caught him in the act Friday morning. He was rinsing off with a garden hose at the side of the bank. Police arrested Daniel Dean, 32, of no fixed address, at 7:15 a.m. at Pennview Savings, 706 N. Wales Rd. He was charged with open lewdness, disorderly conduct and possessing a prohibitive offensive weapon.
NEWS
January 18, 1987 | By Nancy Scott, Special to The Inquirer
The Media Borough Council has approved a bid for the reconstruction of a parking lot at Galey and State Streets, but not without attracting some controversy. G. Antonini Construction Co. of Broomall was the low bidder - at $28,417 - for the new lot, which will have meters, 24 spaces and new curbing and landscaping. The present lot, which does not have meters, holds about 13 cars. Before the motion was approved by a 7-0 vote Thursday, Mayor Frank Daly asked that a council member explain whose idea it was to condemn and reconstruct the lot, and why it was necessary.
NEWS
December 24, 1998 | By Robert F. O'Neill, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A group of residents opposed to SEPTA's proposal to build an 88-space commuter parking lot on a portion of the 18-acre Duer tract has mounted a campaign to thwart the plan. William Peck, a former township commissioner whose Lindenshade Lane home abuts the tract, said the group has begun a petition drive and hopes to collect 600 signatures in the next few weeks to persuade the Township Board of Commissioners to deny the proposal. Peck said most of his and other residents' objections focus on the partial loss of land that the township acquired in 1996 for the express purpose of preserving open space.
NEWS
August 29, 1994 | By Glen Justice, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Zoning Hearing Board will further study an application to demolish a house and make way for a parking lot on North State Road - a decision that pleased more than 35 residents who went to Thursday night's meeting to protest the request. Simon Oulouhojian, owner of Speedway Auto Radiator on West Chester Pike, has asked the board to grant a variance so that he can knock down a house he owns at 15 N. State Rd. to add parking. The house abuts the shop. Three variances are needed, though the primary one would grant permission to put a commercial parking lot on a lot zoned for residential use. Oulouhojian, 64, testified that the house was badly run down and that the only financially feasible action was to raze it. He said he had bought the house without looking at the inside, hoping to turn it into a duplex.
NEWS
July 9, 1997 | By Natalie Kostelni, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office yesterday filed third-degree murder charges against the man who fatally shot a 19-year-old Willow Grove man July 1 in the parking lot of an Easton Road apartment complex. The shooting was initially investigated as a possible case of self-defense. That claim was rejected, however, after two witnesses told county investigators and Upper Moreland police that James Ford, the victim, was no longer carrying a weapon - specifically, a baseball bat - when George W. Grundy shot him at the Willow Hill Apartments in Willow Grove.
NEWS
September 3, 2008 | By Larry King INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the end, Bucks County lawyer Richard Patton did go to prison. But not for long enough to satisfy the survivors of Patton's girlfriend, Heather Demou, who died in a fall from his truck during a parking-lot squabble last year. Patton, 53, a former state prosecutor, yesterday was sentenced in Bucks County Court to serve three to 23 months in the county prison. "We were instructed to sit tall as choirboys and let the justice system do its work," Demou's brother, Mike Butler, said after the sentencing.
NEWS
September 2, 1988 | By George Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
The New Jersey Casino Control Commission has been asked to referee a multimillion-dollar real estate battle between Donald Trump and Penthouse magazine publisher Robert Guccione. The fate of the Pratt Hotel Corp.'s proposed Sands Hollywood project could hang in the balance. In a petition filed yesterday, Penthouse asked the commission to order Trump to rescind a $16 million offer he has made for a 3.8-acre parking-lot site in the heart of Atlantic City. Penthouse argued that the bid, entered in a complicated bankruptcy case pending in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Camden, was nothing more than a "veiled attempt" to thwart the Sands Hollywood project.
NEWS
June 21, 1989 | By Maureen Maloney, Special to The Inquirer
Residents who made periodic trips to Tabernacle Township Committee meetings over the last two years complaining about the noise of the rock bands and rowdy patrons at Raymond's Bar will have to perk up their ears to hear the clink of forks and conversation of the dinner crowd that Raymond's now hopes to attract. "We've changed our clientele altogether," said Raymond Bakuckas, owner of Raymond's, which has dropped the "Bar" and replaced it with "Tavern and Eatery. " The restaurant has given up live music.
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February 5, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a bid to cut down on Craigslist-related crimes, some local police departments are offering their lobbies and parking lots as a safe place for strangers to meet. "It's just a good idea that takes almost nothing in the way of resources," Abington Chief William Kelly said, noting that most police buildings have 24-hour camera surveillance. In 2014 alone, at least a dozen people in Pennsylvania and New Jersey were defrauded, robbed, injured, raped, or killed by a stranger they met on Craigslist, according to news reports - and those were just the cases that ended in prosecution.
NEWS
January 14, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A JURY YESTERDAY convicted a 25-year-old South Philly man of first-degree murder and related offenses in the 2012 shooting death of another man in a Walgreens parking lot in front of the victim's 5-year-old son. Jahmir Harris was then sentenced by Common Pleas Judge Rose Marie DeFino-Nastasi to a mandatory term of life in prison. Harris chose not to say anything to the judge before he was sentenced. The jury found that about 8:15 p.m. Dec. 23, 2012, Harris was the gunman who exited the driver's side of a car in the Walgreens parking lot on Oregon Avenue near 23rd Street and unleashed 17 shots toward Louis Porter, 45, who had just parked his car in the lot and exited his vehicle.
NEWS
December 25, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
It started with a single bullet. A janitor found the .22-caliber round on the ground in Clearview Regional High School's parking lot around 10:20 a.m. Tuesday. The Mullica Hill school soon went on lockdown. Then came the police K-9's. They sniffed the lot and, later, the building, searching for clues. The students, who were expecting early dismissal for the holidays, found themselves waiting anxiously for answers. When they emerged around 12:30 p.m., further investigation followed.
NEWS
December 24, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
A day after a volunteer diving team found a missing West Chester University student's keys submerged in the Schuylkill, Philadelphia police divers scoured the river again for any sign of Shane Montgomery. But Monday's search turned up no trace of the 21-year-old, who has been missing since Thanksgiving, said Kevin Verbrugghe, Montgomery's uncle. Montgomery disappeared early Nov. 27 after leaving Kildare's Irish Pub in Manayunk. His family and police have mounted a massive search effort.
NEWS
December 22, 2014 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there In winter 2005, Ccelli ran Black Out Records in Pennsgrove and needed a female vocalist. He posted as much on Myspace, and Jodie replied. No audition happened, but what did is a long e-mail conversation, starting with their mutual love of music and their shared, daytime reality of real estate work. Six months later, they'd talked and texted about growing up in large, loving, Italian families that gathered for Sunday feasts, and the joys of Catholic school. But they still hadn't met in person.
NEWS
November 10, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
CLUB ONYX, which calls itself the "nation's #1 hip-hop strip club," promises on its website that the "talented and dedicated staff" will make every visit a "memorable experience. " Sometimes, though, even the best exotic dancers get upstaged. Two armed security guards were the ones making memories early yesterday morning, when they opened fire on a minivan driver who'd allegedly tried to run one of them over outside the South Philadelphia club. "I'll kill everyone here," the 27-year-old driver allegedly said before the shooting, which occurred about 12:30 a.m. Police said the driver - who'd just been involved in another shooting incident before arriving at Club Onyx - fled the scene in his green Kia minivan, which was later found at the Interstate 95 off-ramp.
NEWS
October 29, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
NEARLY THREE excruciating weeks have passed since a heartless villain stole schoolteacher J.J. Pierce's Honda CR-V from the parking lot of a South Philadelphia store - with her beloved rescue dog, a black Lab mix named Louie, inside. But Pierce, who had moved to Philadelphia from Washington, D.C., recently to teach high school, hasn't lost hope that she'll see her four-legged best friend again. "My favorite part of my day is when I get to go through photos of Louie to select one for my post.
NEWS
October 2, 2014 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Police investigators continued Tuesday to comb through ashes and scorch marks left in a parking lot where an SUV belonging to a rabbi was torched last Wednesday night after he parked it before conducting Rosh Hashanah services at the adjacent Rodef Sholom Orthodox Synagogue. Rabbi David Kushner said that while it was unclear whether the case was specifically a hate crime, it is being investigated as a "suspicious" fire by police. Police declined to comment on the case and have not released an official report on it. "Until the police finish their investigation, it is impossible to know what the motive was, what was going through somebody's mind," said Kushner, of Philadelphia's Rhawnhurst section, who recently became Rodef Sholom's rabbi.
SPORTS
September 23, 2014 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Staff Writer
WHEN PARX RACING management made the decisions to move the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby to later in September, institute a bonus system and couple the track's signature race with the Cotillion Stakes to make it an "event," even the most optimistic never could have envisioned a day like Saturday. A glorious final Saturday of summer, parking lots overflowing, the grounds definitely more crowded than they have been in years. (There is no admission so there is no way to know how many people were there.)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
It starts as a distant speck against the sky. As it comes closer, it grows bigger. Soon, the watchers know, they just know, it's going to be something good. Maybe a kestrel. Maybe a bald eagle. The magnificent fall migration of raptors has begun, and it's going to get better by the day until the action slows in mid-November. From Cape May to the Appalachians, from Fort Washington State Park to Rose Tree Park in Media, avid hawk-watchers are out enjoying the parade, identifying and logging the hawks, harriers, peregrines, vultures, eagles, ospreys, and more that soar overhead, and sometimes swoop in for an even better show.
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