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November 9, 2012 | By Allison Steele, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A former Philadelphia Police inspector who has a history of sex offenses involving children has been arrested in connection with trying to lure an 8-year-old girl from her yard in Roxborough last month, police said. Leo Haley, 72, retired from the department in 1996. In 2010, he was one of three people charged in a child pornography bust after authorities raided his Roxborough home and found hundreds of child-porn videos on his computer. He pleaded guilty last year and was sentenced to six- to 23 months in prison, records show.
SPORTS
October 4, 2012 | By Ben Goldberg-Morse, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Junior Atta Ullah recorded his fourth hat trick of the season, netting four goals Wednesday in Furness' 9-0 romp over Roxborough in Public League boys' soccer. Desmond Smith and Miguel Macias added their first varsity goals, and Furness held visiting Roxborough without a single shot on goal. In other Public League action: Lincoln forward Meriklen Kercini bagged three goals and teammate Washington Kimber added a goal and three assists, as the Railsplitters rolled to an 8-0 win over Boys' Latin.
SPORTS
October 4, 2012 | By Ben Goldberg-Morse, Inquirer Staff Writer
Junior Atta Ullah recorded his fourth hat trick of the season, netting four goals Wednesday in Furness' 9-0 romp over Roxborough in Public League boys' soccer. Desmond Smith and Miguel Macias added their first varsity goals, and Furness held visiting Roxborough without a single shot on goal. In other Public League action: Lincoln forward Meriklen Kercini bagged three goals and teammate Washington Kimber added a goal and three assists, as the Railsplitters rolled to an 8-0 win over Boys' Latin.
NEWS
September 30, 2012 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the Giovannone brothers obtained a permit to demolish a Victorian house in Roxborough, it's unlikely they expected a phone campaign, hundreds of concerned citizens, and protests outside the Ridge Avene home. But a week after they posted demolition notices on the 1880's house, that's exactly what happened. The battle over the Bunting House began last week, after residents learned that Giovannone Construction Inc. had obtained a permit to demolish the stone mansion at Ridge and Roxborough Avenues.
SPORTS
July 22, 2012 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The kid from Roxborough, then a freshman at Princeton, heard the words from his coach: "You think you have a sense of your limits. What is the edge of your limits?' " He decided to find out. When Glenn Ochal told his younger brother, Justin, what he was planning for himself one winter day on and around the Schuylkill, Justin responded, "Dude, are you insane?" Glenn's childhood nickname had been The Moose. His family entertained friends by having little Moose push people around the house in a chair.
NEWS
July 16, 2012 | Clark DeLeon
What do you notice about the new "Welcome to" sign that was recently installed in a beautifully landscaped triangular plot where Osborn Street and Rochelle Avenue meet the busy curve of Ridge Avenue in Northwest Philadelphia?   The wording struck me: "Welcome to Wissahickon, Gateway to Roxborough. " It makes the little boot-shaped neighborhood of Wissahickon that rolls uphill from the Schuylkill to the eastern edge of Roxborough sound like a cheerleader for its much-larger neighborhood rival, doesn't it?
NEWS
July 12, 2012
Wednesday's preliminary hearing for Geraldine Cherry - the Upper Roxborough woman charged with killing her elderly blind roommate by stuffing rope down her throat - was postponed after she suffered seizures in prison and was hospitalized. Municipal Court Judge David C. Shuter scheduled a July 31 status hearing after defense lawyer Fred Goodman said he did not know when Cherry might be released from the hospital. A spokeswoman for the city prisons said Cherry was taken to an area hospital about one week ago and remains hospitalized.
SPORTS
June 30, 2012
NASCAR fans will be able to check out the No. 14 Chevrolet Impala driven by three-time Cup Series champion Tony Stewart from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the opening of the All Seasons Car Wash and Lube at 6722 Ridge Ave. in Roxborough. Customers will be able to take photos with the car, check under the Impala's hood, hear the engine roar, and test their skills with an arcade-style NASCAR driving simulator. Mayor Nutter and Roxborough politicians, including Fourth District City Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. and State Rep. Pamela DeLissio, are expected to attend.
NEWS
June 13, 2012 | By Walter F. Naedele and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Morris B. Weiner, 86, former co-owner of Flash Auto Supply stores in Darby and Roxborough, died of respiratory failure on Tuesday, June 5 at Spring Hill Health & Rehabilitation in Brooksville, Fla. He had lived in Rosemont from 1990 before moving to Spring Hill, Fla. in 2010. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Weiner graduated from what is now Murrell Dobbins Career and Technical Education High School in 1942. In 1947, his daughter Gail Milano said in a phone interview, a brother-in-law sold an auto supply store on Ridge Avenue in Roxborough to Mr. Weiner and his brother Meyer.
NEWS
May 13, 2012 | By Ted Silary, Daily News Staff Writer
Dougie Williams expected the avalanche and, man, did he get it. We're not talking runs for the opposition. We're talking the variety that features bodies of teammates, who have just exploded off the bench, or run in from their positions, to pummel you to the ground because you've just pitched your baseball squad to a surprising victory. On second thought, surprising doesn't quite cut it. Let's go with shocking. The Public League groups its baseball divisions by teams' supposed ability, and Engineering and Science finished tied for fifth in C at 6-5. Friday, for a Class AAA quarterfinal, that meant the Engineers had to travel to the upper reaches of Roxborough, the area, to meet Roxborough, the school, which had earned a tie for second in B at 8-2. E&S triumphed, 7-5, which was why Williams, a 5-10, 155-pound senior lefthander, was rushed by ecstatic Engineers moments after recording a game-ending strikeout.
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