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July 5, 1999 | By Martin Z. Braun, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
July is the month for celebrating American independence, and in the spirit of democracy, borough commissioners have scheduled a vote. Instead of casting ballots for candidates, though, residents on two blocks of Pine Street and on Virginia Avenue will decide whether they want the borough to install speed bumps on their streets. Commissioners are touting the 3 1/2-inch-high bumps as a way to slow cars on side streets. Last week, the borough sent a survey to about 90 homes, questioning residents about traffic volume and asking them to vote on the speed bumps.
NEWS
July 7, 1994 | By Rhonda Goodman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Curtis Park visitors and neighbors hope that speeding in the park will soon be a thing of the past. Responding to residents' complaints that cars are speeding on the small roads in the 46-acre park, five of the seven township commissioners approved at Tuesday night's Public Safety Committee meeting a proposal that calls for installing speed bumps and speed-limit signs. The other two commissioners are not on the committee. The Board of Commissioners is expected to vote on the final plan July 19. Deputy Police Chief Andrew J. Farley said 13 signs alerting drivers to a 15 mile-per-hour limit and six speed bumps would be placed throughout the park.
NEWS
August 9, 1990 | By Cynthia J. McGroarty, Special to The Inquirer
A group of Wayne Avenue residents pleaded with the Collingdale Borough Council Monday to erect warning signs along a private alleyway behind their houses to stop speeders. "We don't want to lose a child," resident Elaine Merlino said. Two children have been hit by cars in the alleyway since last year. Resident Sue Lowe said her 2-year-old daughter was struck and injured in April. The child had a broken leg and received 93 stitches in her head, Lowe said. Eileen Brennan said her son had a broken leg and a concussion when he was hit last year.
NEWS
March 7, 2007
Following the tentative contract agreement with state union workers, some politicians and the governor are gloating that they have turned the corner on business-as-usual politics and delivered on property-tax relief. Astonishingly, Assembly Speaker Joe Roberts has called the results of the government initiatives "substantial and unprecedented. " This political exaggeration exceeds by far the neglect and lack of long-term, systemic and meaningful changes needed to reform property taxes as well as the other reforms that members of the Legislature and governors have been promising for over the last decade.
NEWS
June 28, 1992 | By Marguerite P. Jones, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Ever since a decaying span of the Old Bristol Road Bridge was closed by PennDot earlier this year, the usual traffic headaches in Lower Southampton have escalated into severe migraines. When hundreds of commuters began using residential streets such as Henry and Myrtle Avenues as unofficial detours, residents pleaded with the township for relief. But no solution has pleased everyone. The township recently installed 14 speed bumps at a total cost of $5,000 on Henry and Myrtle Avenues to slow cars, which some residents say go as fast as 70 m.p.h.
NEWS
August 5, 1990 | By Jeff McGaw, Special to The Inquirer
They pass you doing 50 m.p.h., "then they give you the finger. " That's how one resident, who would not give her name, described the problem of speeding on Greeley Avenue, a sore issue in Ivyland. But the Borough Council hopes its plan to place three-way stop signs at the corners of Greeley and Gough Avenues will remedy the problem. The stop signs will be placed at the three-way intersection early next month, the council decided, 5-0. Councilman Mike Labonoski abstained.
SPORTS
June 24, 2010 | By David Cohen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cano's monster season Earlier this week, the Yankees' Robinson Cano became the first player in the American League to reach 100 hits. He did it Monday in his 274th at-bat. Translate that pace to 617 at-bats (his average over the last three seasons) and the New York second baseman would finish with 225 hits. It's worth examining what a spectacular hitter Cano has become. The 27-year-old from the Dominican Republic entered Wednesday as the AL's top hitter (.363) and its leader in hits.
NEWS
January 24, 1993 | By Kathryn Quigley, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The speed bumps that have been laid across several of Lower Southampton Township's residential streets are helping to relieve some of the traffic problems caused by the closure of the Old Bristol Road bridge in April. But the problems are not gone completely, say residents of eight residential streets in the township. The roads - Henry Avenue, Myrtle Avenue, Hershel Avenue, Bertha Street, Lillian Street, Milton Street, Herman Street and Albert Street - have become high-speed, rush-hour thruways for the thousands of motorists who used to cross the Bristol Bridge, residents said.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Garth's problems Barely a week after he announced that he plans to make an announcement that he plans to return to showbiz after a 13-year retirement, Garth Brooks is nursing a broken heart. Brooks has scrapped the first step in his comeback master plan, a series of mega-concerts later this month in Dublin, Ireland. Brooks, 52, pulled out of the deal when the city refused to give him permits for two of the five planned shows. "I cannot begin to tell you how badly my heart is breaking right now," Brooks wrote to the promoter, according to Rolling Stone mag. Will Dublin survive?
NEWS
June 29, 2014 | By Clark Mindock, Inquirer Staff Writer
Their voices echoed as they moved south down Haddon Avenue and under I-676, bouncing back from the light-green metal supports of the overpass as traffic rumbled overhead. "Watch out for kids! Put your cellphones down!" Gabby Colon chanted toward the cars that passed by, some honking in support. Around her walked more than 80 people, crowding and spilling over from the sidewalk into the street. Many wore white T-shirts with a picture of 5-year-old Richard Pagan superimposed on a Captain America shield.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dane: It's good to be happy Here's proof that even the hunkiest, most successful actor can be happy. "I honestly think I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be," Eric Dane tells People. "And I'm really happy. " Dane, 41, who gave us heart palpitations as Dr. Mark "McSteamy" Sloan on Grey's Anatomy , is leading a new TNT show, The Last Ship . But things haven't always been so groovy: The dude, who has two daughters - Billie , 4, and Georgia , 2½ - with wife Rebecca Gayheart , hit a couple of speed bumps on his way up: In '09 a vid leaked showing Dane and his wife doing sex with another woman.
NEWS
February 24, 2014
Just days after the news that Comcast Corp. would expand its national reach by more than a third with its proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable, federal communications regulators announced renewed efforts to set much-needed rules to make sure Internet providers like Comcast and Verizon don't install speed bumps that would slow Web traffic like those Netflix movies cord-cutters plan to stream tonight. The feds' timing is fortuitous, if coincidental. That's because the challenge of preserving an open Internet - as the Federal Communications Commission hopes to do - will be a central issue as the huge Comcast-Time Warner merger seeks required government approvals in the coming months.
NEWS
August 20, 2013 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
IT WAS about 1 o'clock on a recent Saturday morning. Not a single car was on the long stretch of Enterprise Avenue behind Philadelphia International Airport. Then, suddenly, cars were everywhere, as a nomadic herd of speed freaks claimed a couple of lanes and started to line up for a late-night lightning round of drag racing. A crowd gathered on either side. Two at a time, they screeched down the road. When the next pair pulled up, spectators waved into the distance, trying to clear other drivers out of the way. Like clockwork, though, a cop soon came tearing down Island Avenue and onto Enterprise.
NEWS
June 9, 2012 | Inquirer Editorial
New Jersey State Police plan to remove those white-and-red plastic "Slow Speed — No Wake" barrels from busy channels to "eliminate many of the unnecessary regulatory buoys that litter waterways," according to a statement touting the move. Admittedly, the buoys aren't the prettiest part of the landscape, but calling them litter is like calling stop signs garbage. They are essential to public safety. Eliminating warning buoys will only set the stage for more boating accidents, harm the fragile habitats of shore birds, plants, shellfish, and turtles, and require more frequent channel dredging.
SPORTS
December 19, 2011 | BY MIKE KERN, kernm@phillynews.com
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Last week, first-year Temple football coach Steve Addazio insisted that one game wouldn't define his team's season. Nevertheless, closing impressions do tend to be, well, more lasting. Saturday at New Mexico's University Stadium, the Owls won their first bowl game since 1979, and the second in program history. And they did so in convincing fashion, 37-15 over a Wyoming team (8-5) that had finished third in the Mountain West behind TCU and Boise State.
BUSINESS
August 31, 2011 | By Mike Armstrong, Inquirer Columnist
When you're a small public company, you usually don't want to be one of the day's most actively traded stocks. Invariably, it means bad news has unnerved investors. So it was Tuesday with NuPathe Inc. , a 61/2-year-old Conshohocken drug-development firm, when it disclosed that federal regulators had questions that will delay the launch of its first product. NuPathe said the Food and Drug Administration issued a complete-response letter in connection with its review of the migraine treatment Zelrix.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2011 | By Billy O'Keefe, McCLATCHY-TRIBUNE
Shift 2: Unleashed Reviewed for: PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Also available for: Windows PC From: Slightly Mad Studios/EA ESRB Rating: Everyone 10-plus (mild suggestive themes, mild violence) Like its predecessor, Shift 2: Unleashed attempts to marry the intensity of arcade racing with the demands of simulation track racing, and like its predecessor, it superficially nails it. The track and circuit designs are racing sim mainstays, and Unleashed includes attention to physics, weight, tuning, and driving interfaces that is part and parcel of that genre.
SPORTS
April 4, 2011
J AMES "BUBBA" STEWART had a heckuva week. On Saturday at Texas Stadium in Dallas, he became the first African-American to win a 250cc THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series race. The money he won should come in handy when it comes time to hire a lawyer. Last Monday, you see, he was arrested for impersonating a police officer in Florida. Seems old Bubba, while riding his motorcycle, thought it would be funny to turn on some flashing red and blue lights and pull over a car. Unfortunately, the vehicle he stopped was full of off-duty state troopers.
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