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June 15, 1995 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
If Darryl Strawberry is going to play again in New York, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner isn't ready to announce it. Yesterday, Steinbrenner said only that he and Strawberry's agent have talked. The Record of Hackensack, N.J., reported that Steinbrenner is expected to complete a deal with Strawberry, 33, the outfielder who is serving a 60-day suspension from baseball for testing positive for cocaine. The suspension ends June 24. Yankees general manager Gene Michael said he isn't involved in any talks between the onetime Met and Bill Goodstein, Strawberry's new agent.
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February 26, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
Darryl Stawberry won't find out if he's being suspended or for how long until Monday at the earliest, according to New York Yankees manager Joe Torre. "How he's doing, that's our concern now," said Torre, who planned to call Strawberry this weekend. "There's not much I can offer him at this point in time other than support. " Strawberry failed a drug test Jan. 19, violating terms of his probation from a no-contest plea to charges of cocaine possession and soliciting a prostitute in Tampa last spring.
NEWS
February 10, 1992 | by Jack McGuire, Daily News Staff Writer
They were inseparable. Even in death. Gennie High Sr. could have saved himself from the fire that killed him yesterday. But he went back for his invalid wife. And both perished. High, 52, and his stroke-suffering wife, Carolyn, 50, were found on the second-floor landing of the three-story Philadelphia Housing Authority rowhouse where they lived on Euclid Street at 31st. "He was home every day taking care of his wife," neighbor Sam Thompson said of Gennie High. "He never went anywhere without her. He was very devoted.
NEWS
June 25, 1989 | By Jeff McGaw, Special to The Inquirer
Fred McConnell has farmed strawberries, sweet corn, potatoes, eggplant and a host of other fruits and vegetables on his 100-plus acres off Green Lane near Montgomery County Park since World War II. His father owned the same farm dating back to the time of World War I. McConnell and other local strawberry growers may mark 1989 with yet another war - the war with Mother Nature. Yearly rainfall in the Delaware Valley through Thursday was 23.01 inches, 3.93 inches over the normal yearly rainfall average of 19.08.
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May 18, 2015 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
At Specca Farms in Burlington County, Bill Hlubik stooped down in a large furrowed field, picked a plump red strawberry and took a bite. "That's the best berry I've had in my life, and I'm not just saying that," he said enthusiastically. "Wow, that is a good berry. " Hlubik, a professor and agricultural agent for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, ought to know. He helped develop and test the new "Rutgers Scarlet" strawberry, which is now being praised by farmers and consumers as particularly sweet, juicy, and flavorful - superior to strawberries shipped in from California, Florida, and Mexico.
NEWS
March 29, 2013
Company description : "They're made with Rita's famous Old Fashioned Frozen Custard sandwiched between two delicious Oreo Cookie Wafers, and are available in Vanilla, Chocolate, Coffee, Strawberry and Vanilla/Chocolate Twist. Also available with Rainbow Sprinkles and Mini Chocolate Chips!" Location: 1356 E. Passyunk Ave. Order time: One minute. Or so. Cost: $7.54 including tax for a four-pack of sandwiches. Calories: Approx. 250, 90 of them from the 10g of fat. Saturated fat is 4g. There's no trans fat. The 30mgs of cholesterol isn't too bad and you also get 4g of protein.
SPORTS
May 8, 1991 | by Mark Kram, Daily News Sports Writer
When Darryl Strawberry strolled to the plate in the top of the sixth inning, a crowd of 47,744 at Shea Stadium stood and jeered. When he lined the first pitch he saw 396 feet over the left-centerfield fence, the jeers exploded into cheers, and suddenly - if but for a brief moment - it was 1986 again and Strawberry owned New York. Wearing a Dodgers uniform and sporting a .214 batting average, both of which fit him somewhat oddly, Strawberry returned to New York last night. While the crowd booed him whenever he popped out of the dugout and pelted him with strawberries, Strawberry expressed a lingering regret that he was "forced" to pursue free agency and leave New York.
SPORTS
June 15, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
If Darryl Strawberry is coming back to play again in New York, Yankeees owner George Steinbrenner isn't ready to announce it yet. Steinbrenner said yesterday he and Strawberry's agent have discussed the situation, but said reports that the Yankees are prepared to sign him are premature. "We have talked, but that's not a deal," Steinbrenner said before the Yankees played at Detroit. "That's all I'm going to say on the matter," he said. The Record, of Hackensack, N.J., reported yesterday Steinbrenner is expected to finalize a deal with Strawberry, the outfielder who is serving a 60-day suspension from baseball for testing positive for cocaine.
NEWS
April 20, 2013 | By Nicholas Paphitis, Associated Press
ATHENS, Greece - Greek officials on Thursday promised "swift and exemplary" punishment for three strawberry plantation foremen who allegedly shot and injured 29 Bangladeshi laborers protesting late pay. Police are seeking the three suspects who disappeared after Wednesday's shootings, which occurred during a confrontation with about 200 Bangladeshi farm workers in the country's rural south who say they have not been paid for half a year. Seven Bangladeshi workers were still receiving hospital treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2013 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there   Chris mostly makes his living with computers, but by 2011, his love for the camera had grown into both "a paying hobby" and a passion he wanted to share. "I started to hold these photo contests," he said. Each week, Chris explained a photography concept and the submission that best illustrated the concept won. Theresa, a friend of Chris' and his siblings' from their days at Pemberton Township High, was a frequent entrant. She had so much fun she persuaded her friend Deneen, owner of Deneen Marcel Lashes in Society Hill, to take a shot.
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July 16, 2015 | By Madeline R. Conway, Inquirer Staff Writer
Finding an affordable place of her own was so important to Latoya Wright that when she learned that the Philadelphia Housing Authority was building green homes in Strawberry Mansion, she stood in line at 1 in the morning in the hope of securing a spot. The mother of two had been on the waiting list for public housing for more than a decade. The hours in line, said Wright, 31, were worth it. This week, she and her daughters - Mahagony, 13, and Jayda, 6 - will move out of her sister's home into a two-bedroom townhouse at 2800 Oakdale St., the site of 12 new affordable housing units in the North Philadelphia neighborhood.
NEWS
May 26, 2015
A man who was shot four times in the city's Strawberry Mansion section is in critical condition, police said Sunday. Shortly after 3 p.m., the 34-year-old man was found in the 2500 block of North 29th Street after being shot in the face, chest, stomach and thigh. He was taken to Temple University Hospital. No arrests were reported. Caitlin McCabe
NEWS
May 18, 2015 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
At Specca Farms in Burlington County, Bill Hlubik stooped down in a large furrowed field, picked a plump red strawberry and took a bite. "That's the best berry I've had in my life, and I'm not just saying that," he said enthusiastically. "Wow, that is a good berry. " Hlubik, a professor and agricultural agent for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, ought to know. He helped develop and test the new "Rutgers Scarlet" strawberry, which is now being praised by farmers and consumers as particularly sweet, juicy, and flavorful - superior to strawberries shipped in from California, Florida, and Mexico.
NEWS
January 10, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia police officer was injured during a traffic stop Thursday in Strawberry Mansion when the motorist he had pulled over tried to grab his gun and then drove into him while making his getaway, police said. As the car sped from the scene, Joseph Kochmer, 32, a five-year veteran of the force, fired one shot at the vehicle, but it did not strike the driver, police said. The incident began at 11:38 a.m., when Kochmer and his partner stopped a Chevrolet Impala with an Ohio license plate at 32d Street and Susquehanna Avenue.
NEWS
November 27, 2014 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two men charged in the July slayings of a Strawberry Mansion couple waived their rights Tuesday to a preliminary hearing. Terry Ballard, 27, and Justen Smith, 19, told Municipal Court Judge Patrick F. Dugan that they would proceed directly to trial. Ballard and Smith are charged with murder in the July 16 slayings of Rufus and Gladys Perry in their home in the 2500 block of Spangler Street. According to police, Ballard grew up two blocks from the Perrys, and his grandmother was close to the couple.
NEWS
August 19, 2014 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
STRAWBERRY Mansion residents will be the benefactors of three Philadelphia Housing Authority projects within 24 months. The neighbors say they want and need the housing but they want to make sure they have a say in how it's done. City officials broke ground on the first development Tuesday: the Oakdale Street Apartments, on a longtime vacant lot in the north end of Strawberry Mansion. Twelve units will be built on Oakdale Street near 28th, across from the Widener Library. The three developments will result in a total investment of about $30 million.
NEWS
August 6, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
LOLITA DAWSON'S birthday party had a few uninvited guests. And a lot of uninvited chaos, to hear some of her relatives tell it. At least a dozen Philly cops descended on Dawson's cookout Sunday, in an empty lot on York Street near 27th, in Strawberry Mansion, after a brawl broke out while two officers tried to arrest suspects from a nearby assault, said Officer Tanya Little, a police spokeswoman. Harold Mann, 38, and Keith Davis, 44, remained in custody last night, charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, robbery and related offenses, Little said.
NEWS
May 1, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan and Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writers
STRAWBERRY MANSION Two demolition workers in Strawberry Mansion were injured Tuesday when struck by a piece of brownstone that fell from a rowhouse next to a building they were bringing down, officials said. Two of the workers demolishing 3026 W. Diamond St. - owned by the Philadelphia Housing Authority - were leaving the site about 10:30 a.m. for a break when a piece of brownstone from 3028 W. Diamond fell on them, said Scott Mulderig, director of L&I's emergency services division.
NEWS
February 4, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER & NAVEED AHSAN, Daily News Staff Writers benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
THE SIGN on the door of Tropical Heat reads: "Do Not Enter with Mask or Hoodie. If So You Are Now Trespassing. " So the guys in hoodies waited outside at closing time. They pulled a gun on Melissa Thomas and demanded her purse when she left the West Philly bar after a night of karaoke, according to police. She only made it a few steps. Cops say Thomas, 29, was fatally shot and her 34-year-old friend shot in the arm about 2:35 a.m. yesterday in the city's latest violent gunpoint robbery.
SPORTS
January 31, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5814
NOT MANY players get the chance to play for their basketball idol. You can count Raekwon Dial among the fortunate. Not only does the 5-9 Strawberry Mansion guard play for his boyhood basketball inspiration, the senior used his coach's advice yesterday to help the Knights (6-12, 4-8) upend host Mastery Charter North, 47-38, and earn a Public League C playoff spot. Knights coach Matthew Johnson, a 2006 Mansion grad who also graduated from Gwynedd-Mercy College, has been an important figure for Dial.
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