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May 8, 1988 | By Chuck McDevitt, Special to The Inquirer
State Rep. Ronald C. Raymond (R., Sharon Hill) has asked PennDOT to reconsider a plan to remove a traffic light at High Street and Chester Pike as part of a project that would synchronize the timing of traffic lights along the pike. During a Sharon Hill Borough Council caucus meeting Thursday night, council President Charles Hollenden said Raymond sent a letter to PennDOT about a week ago at the request of several residents of High Street who are opposed to the removal of the traffic light.
NEWS
January 8, 1989 | By Wendy Walker, Special to The Inquirer
Who should foot the bill for a traffic light at Sheree Boulevard and Route 113 was discussed at the Uwchlan Township Planning Commission meeting last week. Wawa Inc. has proposed building a market and a bank at the corner, but it does not want to pay the entire cost of installing the signal, which is estimated at $55,000. "We shouldn't necessarily bear the brunt of the traffic signal," said Peter F. Gilligan, a construction engineer for Wawa. Wawa presented a plan at Wednesday's meeting to build a 6,500-square-foot convenience store and a bank on a 1.3-acre lot at the southeast corner of the intersection, across Sheree Boulevard from the Heritage Shopping Center.
NEWS
September 28, 1989 | By Wendy Walker, Special to The Inquirer
West Goshen's Board of Supervisors took the first step toward installing a traffic light at Concord Road and West Chester Pike by asking the state Department of Transportation if the intersection needed a light. The supervisors said several residents had asked them to investigate placing a light at the intersection, which is just west of the entrance ramps to Route 202. Under a new PennDOT policy, the department will not study an intersection unless the municipality passes a resolution ensuring that it will pay for the light.
NEWS
June 24, 1990 | By Ward Allebach, Special to The Inquirer
No one's been killed in a traffic accident at the intersection of Penllyn Pike and Trewellyn Avenue in Lower Gwynedd Township. And, to keep things that way, the community of Penllyn, led by members of the Bethlehem Baptist Church on that corner, is doing everything it can to get a traffic signal there. "We shouldn't have to wait for an accident to get action," said the Rev. Charles W. Quann. It's hardly a new issue between locals and the state. Supervisors first applied to the state Department of Transportation for a signal there in 1968.
NEWS
June 26, 1986 | By Maura C. Ciccarelli, Special to The Inquirer
Plans for a traffic light to serve the expanding Willistown Woods Townhouse development on West Chester Pike have been approved by the Willistown Board of Supervisors. The board and other township officials on Tuesday night estimated that it would take until the end of the year to receive shipment of the traffic-light parts to begin installation. The traffic light at the entrance to Willistown Woods and a three-way light on the eastern end of the development were conditions of approval imposed by the board in permitting Willistown Woods to be expanded from 235 townhouses to nearly 500 townhouses.
NEWS
October 9, 1988 | By Chuck McDevitt, Special to The Inquirer
Sharon Hill officials will meet Friday with an attorney from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to discuss a proposal to remove a traffic light at High Street and Chester Pike. At a Sharon Hill Borough Council caucus meeting Thursday night, borough solicitor Richard C. Tinucci said he would meet with an attorney from PennDOT Friday at 10 a.m. at the borough hall, Sharon Avenue and Spring Street. The council voted, 7-0, in May to rescind an agreement with PennDOT to remove a traffic light at the intersection.
NEWS
October 1, 1992 | By Michelle R. Davis, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Drivers on Darby Road in Haverford Township are about to find the unfettered, two-mile stretch from Ardmore Avenue to Route 320 punctuated by a traffic light. The new traffic light, which township officials said cost $26,000, will go into operation in mid-October at Darby Road and College Avenue. It was erected at the request of residents of the Quadrangle, 3300 Darby Rd., a retirement community. Its entrance is near the intersection but on the other side of Darby Road. Residents say that traffic makes it difficult to get in and out of the driveway, and that vision is often blocked.
NEWS
May 14, 1992 | By Beverly M. Payton, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The New Hope Borough Council is asking business owners and residents to make financial contributions for a traffic signal to be installed at the intersection of Route 202 and Sugan Road. Council President Ralph J. Prosceno Jr. said Monday that the total cost of the signal would be $59,500. Of that, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will contribute $50,000 and Solebury Township and New Hope Borough will split the balance. Prosceno said that a letter sent to area businesses on April 24 asking for donations had elicited only one response.
NEWS
October 17, 1996 | by Marc Meltzer, Daily News Staff Writer
Neighborhood perseverance has paid off at a Hunting Park intersection near where a car struck and killed a 5-year-old girl and her grandfather last month. In response to the demands of neighborhood residents, city officials have agreed to install a traffic light and make other improvements around Erie Avenue near 2nd Street. Residents, along with parents and children from the nearby Roberto Clemente Middle School had been demanding pedestrian improvements in daily protests since Sept.
NEWS
June 12, 1988 | By Chuck McDevitt, Special to The Inquirer
A statement made last month by Council President Charles Hollenden regarding a dispute over a Sharon Hill traffic light has been called a "bald- faced lie" by Mayor Anthony Raffaele. During a regular Borough Council meeting Thursday night, Raffaele said Hollenden's statement regarding the removal of a traffic light at High Street and Chester Pike "was made to give people the impression" that the mayor had approved of the light's removal. Last month, the Borough Council voted, 7-0, to rescind an agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to remove the traffic light.
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July 13, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
JUST A WEEK before Khusen Akhmedov fatally struck a mother and three of her young sons on Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia, he was tailgating, speeding and blowing through red lights in Lancaster County, a witness testified yesterday. Melissa Stothoff said that on July 8, 2013, she had left Lancaster city and was driving on New Danville Pike when Akhmedov, whom she did not know, came up behind her in a silver Audi. "He had pulled up behind me at a high rate of speed," she testified at Akhmedov's nonjury trial in the July 16, 2013, Roosevelt Boulevard deaths that killed Samara Banks, 27, and three of her sons.
NEWS
July 9, 2015 | BY ANNIE PALMER, Daily News Staff Writer palmera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5927
NEARLY TWO MONTHS after a Ride the Ducks boat struck and crushed his wife at a Center City intersection, a Texas man is suing the company and the city of Philadelphia. Daniel Karnicki, of Beaumont, Texas, filed the lawsuit yesterday, claiming that Liz Karnicki's wrongful death was at the hands of Ride the Ducks. The lawsuit was filed on the fifth anniversary of another Ride the Ducks collision that killed two Hungarian tourists who were on board. Karnicki's attorney, Robert Mongeluzzi, said that the duck boat's blind spots made it nearly impossible for the driver to see Liz Karnicki when she crossed the street, and that the driver was distracted because he also acted as a tour guide.
NEWS
April 21, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 59-year-old Doylestown man was struck and killed by a pickup as he tried to cross busy Route 313 near Campbell Road about 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Plumstead Township Police Chief Duane Hasenauer identified the victim as Raymond Leuz, of North Chubb Drive. Police did not identify the driver, a 43-year-old man from the Doylestown area, who was driving a 2014 GMC pickup. Leuz was not crossing at a traffic light or designated walkway on Route 313 across the street from Keenan Motors, the police chief said.
NEWS
November 6, 2014 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
When traffic lanes were eliminated on Spruce and Pine Streets from river to river in Center City five years ago to make room for bicycle lanes, it took more than just long strips of white paint to ensure a happy marriage between motorists and cyclists. An expensive and years-long project to uproot the city's 1940s-era traffic signals in the central area and replace them with digital ones that can be operated remotely made it possible. Through computer commands, officials were able to synchronize the lights so vehicular traffic could flow smoothly enough in one lane to allow bicyclists safe passage along the other.
NEWS
August 3, 2014 | By Lisa Scottoline, Inquirer Columnist
More misadventures on a bicycle, from your favorite rookie cyclist. If you recall, I went bicycle riding with my best friend, Franca, about a week ago, and I got a lucky flat tire that gave me the opportunity to meet the handsomest man on earth, my Knight on the White Bicycle. He fixed my tire, and by that I mean he fixed my tire. Nothing else happened. Recall that he is married and I am the most middle-aged woman on earth. Nobody is breaking his vows for my cellulite.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2014 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
1. Stop every other block. Philadelphia is America's only big city in which buses stop at every corner. That increases travel times considerably. Reducing stops would enable SEPTA to put an extra bus on every route, dramatically increasing frequency. 2. Give buses the green light. The Nutter administration just secured a $30 million federal grant to install wireless devices to hold the green traffic light for buses, reducing delays. Stopping at fewer red lights means buses can travel faster, restarting the route sooner.
NEWS
July 19, 2013 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO & MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writers difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
SAMARA BANKS normally would have gotten back home to Feltonville from her aunt's house in Olney by walking to Rising Sun Avenue and crossing Roosevelt Boulevard at the traffic light there to reach the other side. Tuesday night, however, Banks rounded up her four boys and took another route in an attempt to protect them from being frightened by a mentally unstable neighbor who lives along her usual path, relatives said. But no amount of caution could protect Banks and her little boys from a thrill-seeking motorist allegedly drag-racing another southbound car on the boulevard Tuesday night, just as she was ushering her children home.
BUSINESS
December 24, 2012 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Columnist
T'was the Sunday before the Sunday before Christmas, and all through the stores, so few consumer-creatures were stirring . . . well, I barely waited for a food-court burrito, hardly broke a sweat for parking, and saw virtually none of the long checkout lines retailers expect and need during the holidays. Uh-oh , I thought to myself. That bad feeling I'd had on Black Friday, after retailers pulled out the stops with Thanksgiving store openings - only to see less-than-killer crowds the next day - had apparently been a sign of more troubling news to come.
NEWS
November 29, 2012
A Clementon man was charged Wednesday in two carjackings committed in the last two weeks in Camden County. George Meyers, 43, was arrested by Lindenwold police after he tried to hijack two vehicles at knifepoint early Wednesday, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said. He has been charged with kidnapping and carjacking. Further charges are expected. About 8:40 a.m. Nov. 14, Meyers, with a box cutter, approached a driver at a traffic light at Branch Avenue and Blackwood-Clementon Road in Pine Hill, authorities said.
SPORTS
July 29, 2012
The Orlando Magic's latest makeover continues to have a youthful feel. The team on Saturday announced the hiring of Jacque Vaughn , 37, as its next head coach. Last month, the team hired 30-year-old Rob Hennigan as general manager. Vaughn replaces Stan Van Gundy , who was fired May 21 despite compiling a 259-135 regular-season record, franchise-best .657 winning percentage, and a 31-28 playoff record. A 12-year NBA player before retiring in 2009 with San Antonio, Vaughn's career included 80 games for the Magic in 2002-03.
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