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November 14, 1987 | By M. G. Missanelli, Inquirer Staff Writer
With the myriad possibilities surrounding the wild-card slot in the Philadelphia Public League football playoffs, Dobbins coach Robert Smith's focus was on one thing yesterday. "Winning," said Smith. "We knew if we won, we were in. We didn't want to back in after losing. " And win Dobbins did. The Mustangs defeated Roxborough, 18-8, to capture their first Mid-City Division title since 1979. The victory puts Dobbins into the playoffs, where it will meet West Division champ Bok, at Northeast High, at 1 p.m. next Saturday.
NEWS
January 13, 1994 | by Anthony S. Twyman, Daily News Staff Writer
Every time Jesse Wenk looks at the quarter-inch-wide cracks in his walls, he's reminded of it. Every time he sees that his front steps have pulled farther away from his Roxborough home, he can't escape it. Wenk's house on Pensdale Street near Freeland Avenue is sinking. Unbeknown to Wenk, his house, which dates from the 1920s, was built on a former pharmaceutical company dump that was covered over with ash. The ash is now shifting, causing his house to sink. Before long he will have to move.
NEWS
June 14, 1989 | By Gwen Knapp, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the first time since 1985, the Washington Eagles will not be the Public League baseball championship game. On Monday afternoon at Central High, with two outs in the top of the seventh inning, Washington watched a 5-4 lead over Roxborough, and its hopes for a fifth straight title, disappear. "It hurts," Washington coach Joe O'Hara said after Roxborough rallied for a 7-5 semifinal victory. "There's no question it hurts. But to a certain extent, I'm relieved because now we can start all over.
NEWS
September 22, 1995 | by Yvonne Latty, Daily News Staff Writer
It's been 10 years and lots of letters, but still no final answer as to whether 202 apartments will be built in Roxborough. Residents and developers have yet to meet, and the planning board won't make a decision until they do. Each side blames the other. "I have never had a problem with meeting with a community," said Carl Primavera, an attorney for the Andorra Group, which wants to build six apartment buildings at Umbria Street and Shawmont Avenue. "Usually they are anxious to hear us and anxious to give input.
NEWS
May 12, 1988 | By Pete Schnatz, Special to The Inquirer
If Larry Kolongowski's latest pitching performance was listed as a lunchtime item at a nearby deli, it would probably be a roast beef sandwich on rye bread. Make that month-old rye. After the senior righthander got much-needed last-out relief from teammate Ken Mulderrig to preserve Washington's 7-4 win over visiting Roxborough (4-3 league) on Monday, all Kolongowski wanted to remember about his outing were innings two through six. Throw away the first and seventh and you're left with some quality filler.
SPORTS
November 9, 1991 | By Pete Schnatz, Special to The Inquirer
Gerald "Scotty" Mack left yesterday's Public League Division B showdown at Central with less uniform than he started with, but the Roxborough running back never looked better. The 5-foot-7, 155-pound senior rushed for 232 yards and two touchdowns as Roxborough clinched a playoff berth with a 29-0 thrashing of the Lancers. The victory puts Roxborough (6-2 overall, 4-1 league) into a quarterfinal game at Martin Luther King, the Division C champion, on Friday. Mack began the day with three blue letters (M-A-C)
SPORTS
June 9, 1990 | By Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
The Public League baseball schedule-maker was not exactly kind to Mike Miller's right arm. Humane, yes. But not kind. Before yesterday, when Roxborough bested Central, 12-5, in a semifinal at Northeast, Miller had pitched four innings in the 17 previous days. No wonder he had trouble finding a groove. No wonder his five-inning stint was largely lackluster. "Our last regular-season game, against Edison, was so long ago (May 21)," said Miller, a 6-1, 165-pound senior righthander and Temple signee.
SPORTS
November 24, 2006 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
After last week's loss to La Salle in the Catholic League Red Division semifinals, Roman Catholic was determined to avoid similar frustration in yesterday's Thanksgiving Day clash with Roxborough. Troy Richardson did his part, catching seven passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns as the Cahillites defeated the host Indians, 19-6, on a muddy and puddle-filled field. "We really wanted to end the season on a good note," said Richardson, a senior wide receiver and cornerback.
NEWS
June 13, 1990 | By Kevin L. Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Roxborough, with its 4-3 defeat of Washington on Monday afternoon, won its second consecutive Public League baseball title, but what Washington shortstop Tom Honda won at the Frankford site of the game was respect. In the bottom of the seventh inning, with the Indians up by a run and Ray Barnhart - representing the tying run - on second base, Roxborough coach Cliff Hubbard did the unthinkable. He instructed pitcher Mike Miller to walk Honda. Intentionally. This decision put the winning run on first and placed the bat in the hands of Jeff Strunk.
SPORTS
October 6, 1990 | By Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Whenever Derrik Millhouse needs football pointers, he turns in so many directions, his head nearly spins off. Derrik's father, Walter, and uncle, Roger, starred at Germantown. Two more uncles, James and Anthony, were prominent players at Gratz. A cousin, Kevin, was a linebacking force at King. "My uncle Anthony played for Temple," Derrik said, "and they all played semipro. Some people thought Anthony would make it big. Now, I'm going to try to be the first. " Yesterday, Millhouse, a 6-3, 210-pound junior quarterback (and part-time cornerback)
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April 3, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
JOSEPH ZYSK was taken to jail in handcuffs yesterday upon being convicted by a Philadelphia jury of involuntary manslaughter for the fatal beating of his ex-girlfriend's 3-year-old son in 2011. But that wasn't enough for the family of Jason Larkin Jr., who died of blunt-force trauma and internal bleeding after suffering body punches from Zysk in the Roxborough home he shared with the boy's mother. A third-degree murder conviction could've kept Zysk, 30, in state prison for 20 to 40 years.
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March 28, 2014 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
The mother of a Roxborough man accused of punching and killing his girlfriend's son because he wouldn't stop crying told a Philadelphia jury Wednesday of her desperate attempts to revive the child. Patricia Zysk testified that she worked on 3-year-old Jason Larkin Jr. for five to 10 minutes after her son, Joseph, brought the child into her bedroom some time after 2 a.m. on Jan. 15, 2011. "He appeared unresponsive and I started doing CPR, but he wasn't breathing," Patricia Zysk told the Common Pleas Court jury hearing the murder trial of her 30-year-old son. Joseph Zysk was living in his mother's Roxborough house at the time, and that night his girlfriend, Danieala Gonzalez, 24, and her son Jason were staying overnight.
NEWS
March 27, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
THERE'S NO QUESTION that Joseph Zysk landed the liver-lacerating blows that led to 3-year-old Jason Larkin's death by blunt-force trauma and internal bleeding Jan. 15, 2011. The question for the Philadelphia jury that began hearing evidence in Zysk's trial yesterday is whether he committed third-degree murder or involuntary manslaughter. Zysk, 30, dressed in a blue suit, appeared pensive and often gazed down at the defense table while listening to opening arguments, during which his attorney and the prosecutor agreed that what he did to his former girlfriend's child was horrific.
NEWS
March 17, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
IN MID-DECEMBER, a Roxborough fire station was forced to close its doors after noxious fumes sent a firefighter to the hospital. Now, almost exactly three months later, the station remains closed, and investigators still haven't located the exact source of those fumes, according to the Fire Department. Engine Company 66, on Ridge Avenue near Shawmont, has been empty since Dec. 18, when a firefighter was taken to Roxborough Memorial Hospital after becoming dizzy and light-headed.
NEWS
March 2, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
About 500 patients who visited a physician recently at Unity Health Care in Washington walked away with an unusual prescription. The medicine? Regular doses of a local park. The health system has a searchable database of more than 350 parks. The physician can print out a one-page summary of a specific park, detailing what it offers, where it is, and how to get there. The D.C. Park Prescription Program, focused on children, is a stepped-up version of programs trying to wrest children away from their computer screens and get them out into nature.
SPORTS
February 6, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
AT 6-8, TYERE MARSHALL might seem a surprising underdog. That is until you find out the Roxborough High junior big man is playing his first season of high school basketball. Yesterday, Marshall's 17 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks helped the host, sixth-seeded Indians (12-10, 10-3) smack 11th-seeded Masterman, 67-47, in the Public League (Class AA) preliminary playoffs. Roxborough will play at High School of the Future tomorrow at 3:15. So, why did the Germantown resident suddenly decide to get into the game?
NEWS
January 24, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
WHEN meteorologists cry snow, city residents stock up on staples: bread, milk and eggs. Fabian Bonanni added to his pre-snowstorm shopping list Tuesday a plastic sled, the kind that kids throughout the city were using yesterday to glide down hills. Bonanni's kid did that, too - and she was likely the youngest Philadelphian to do so. Bella Sung-Ah Sofia Bonanni came into this world about 6 a.m. yesterday, as her mother sat outside in the sled that the pragmatic dad had purchased just hours before.
NEWS
January 17, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
FEDERAL AND CITY agencies are investigating the source of noxious fumes that have kept a Roxborough fire station closed since Dec. 17, Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers said yesterday. The Daily News reported yesterday that the station, Engine Company 66 on Ridge Avenue near Shawmont, has been shuttered since a firefighter became ill there. Ayers said the situation is under investigation by a joint task force of "federal, state and city government officials," including the Environmental Protection Agency, the city's Water Department and the Fire Department's Hazardous Materials Unit.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2013
"THAT'S THE place opening in the Le Bec-Fin spot, right? I'll wear my ascot," a buddy of mine goofed when I asked him if he'd like to join me for dinner at Avance, which opened in Center City this past weekend. It's understandable to assume you'd need to make a Thurston Howell III neckwear statement to assimilate at this address, given the haute reputation Georges Perrier's palace of Gallic gastronomy cultivated over its four-decade run as this city's best restaurant. It's a mentality Philadelphia-born chef Justin Bogle, who's been waiting for the chance to return to his hometown, is hell-bent on hanging up for good, though he'd prefer to let his cooking lead the conversation.
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