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April 20, 2014 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - A directive to "watch the tram car, please" may have to be added as the Boardwalk grows more crowded in the coming months, but for now, a toot of the horn from the battery-powered Boardwalk Jitney will have to do. People strolling the boards during a trial run Friday may not have been used to vehicles beyond the usual rolling chairs. So as the grasshopper-green prototype made its way along the Boardwalk, some seemed reluctant to get out of the way. "They'll just have to get used to it," observed passenger Judy DeCaellis of Galloway as some of the walkers - after receiving several toots from the horn - moved to the side to let the vehicle pass.
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June 30, 1992 | BY ALFRED P. DEGEN
Recently Philadelphia Gas Works, along with neighboring utilities, Philadelphia Electric Company, UGI Corporation, and Delmarva Power, sponsored a two-day Natural Gas Vehicle Symposium to highlight the benefits of natural gas as a vehicular fuel. The symposium was designed primarily for fleet owners and operators who will be required to add cleaner operating vehicles to their fleets under the terms of the Clean Air Act amendments of 1990. Together with the world-wide focus on environmental matters, it is timely to review what PGW is doing to help to develop a market for clean burning natural gas vehicles.
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July 2, 1992 | By Christine Bahls, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A Doylestown Borough resident woke up Sunday to the noise of escaping air. Looking out his window onto North West Street, he saw someone running from the direction of his Volkswagen Golf - on which three tires had just been slashed. After a closer look at the car, the man saw the word pope scratched into the hood. Six other vehicles were similarly vandalized Sunday. The switchboard at the borough police station lit up as five reports came in about 3:30 a.m. Only one other car had pope scratched into it. The remaining two reports came in later that day. Only one vehicle owner gave police a damage estimate.
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January 23, 1986 | By Kim Muller, Special to The Inquirer
The Pemberton Borough Council voted unanimously Monday night to table an proposed ordinance that would prohibit abandoned vehicles from being stored on public or private property. At the suggestion of Councilman William Emmons, the council decided that the proposed law was too vague and that there may be special cases in which the abandoned vehicles would not detract from the character of the rural community. "We need to make the ordinance clear so there's no misunderstanding," said Mayor F. Lyman Simpkins.
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January 3, 2013
WILKES-BARRE - Police said two young males were found hiding in a coal truck after they allegedly looted dozens of vehicles in northeastern Pennsylvania. Police said Josh Kolinoski, 19, and a 16-year-old were riding their bicycles and wearing ski masks when they entered at least 50 vehicles in four boroughs early Monday, the Citizens Voice reported. The pair dumped the bikes and fled on foot, leaving footprints that led to a coal truck where they were hiding, police said. Police said Kolinoski, wanted on a warrant, was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility.
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March 20, 2013
Philadelphia police are investigating a theft operation that primarily involves cargo vans being stolen from the city and recovered in Bucks County, authorities said Monday. Thieves are stealing Ford Econoline and Chevrolet Express contractor vehicles for construction-related equipment inside the vans, police said. The Major Crimes Auto Squad has recovered many of the vehicles in Bristol Township. Tools that were stolen from the vehicles, some with names or initials on them, have also been recovered.
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January 25, 1987 | By Marie George, Special to The Inquirer
In an effort to prevent old cars from becoming eyesores, the Hi-Nella Borough Council has approved restrictions on the length of time residents may store dismantled vehicles on their property. The ordinance, approved unanimously by the six-member council Tuesday, prohibits residents from storing an unregistered or partly dismantled vehicle anywhere on their property for more than three days. Outside parking of more than three such vehicles for more than seven days is banned. The ordinance, which was introduced Dec. 16, also makes it illegal to store such vehicles within 30 feet of municipal streets or county roads.
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February 11, 1988 | By Bill Price, Inquirer Staff Writer
When a new 1988 Ford Bronco was discovered in a shopping center parking lot last week, the people who run Sheehy Ford thought it might be a good idea to take inventory to see if any other cars belonging to them were missing. In so doing, the dealership made another, far more remarkable discovery. Fourteen new and used vehicles, estimated to be worth at least $182,000, had been stolen from the lot of the dealership, at Roosevelt Boulevard north of Welsh Road. "Until (the inventory)
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March 29, 2012 | Staff Report
About two dozen passenger vehicles were damaged this morning by vandals who slashed tires, doused cars with a corrosive chemical and dumped sugar in gas tanks in the Overbrook section, police said. Capt. Melvin Singleton, commander of the 19th Police District, said tires were slashed on 17 cars and the paint on seven other passengers vehicles had been stripped away by an acid-like substance. Some cars also had sugar in the gas tanks, he said. A Fire Department Hazmat Unit was called to the scene to scrape off some of the corrosive chemical for testing.
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January 10, 1990 | By Robert McSherry, Special to the Inquirer
Two people were hurt and seven vehicles damaged yesterday in two accidents on a Delaware County bridge that were caused by icy roads and that backed up morning rush-hour traffic on Interstate 95 for about five miles, police said. Tinicum Township police said the accidents happened about 7:10 a.m. in the four northbound lanes of I-95 when a van driven by Bobby Andrews, 28, of the 2400 block of Bowers Street, Wilmington, spun out of control on the ice- slickened Bartram Avenue overpass.
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April 21, 2014 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
A directive to "watch the tram car, please" may have to be added as the Boardwalk grows more crowded in the coming months, but for now, a toot of the horn from the battery-powered Boardwalk Jitney will have to do. People strolling the boards during a trial run Friday may not have been used to vehicles beyond the usual rolling chairs. So as the grasshopper-green prototype made its way along the Boardwalk, some seemed reluctant to get out of the way. "They'll just have to get used to it," observed passenger Judy DeCaellis of Galloway as some of the walkers - after receiving several toots from the horn - moved to the side to let the vehicle pass.
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February 23, 2014 | BY DIANA DAVID, Daily News Staff Writer davidd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5914
THE Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is investigating the massive chain-reaction crash that shut down the turnpike for 7 1/2 hours on Feb. 14. No one was killed, but 30 people were hospitalized with serious injuries after the pileup of tractor-trailers and about 100 other vehicles that began about 8 a.m. in the eastbound lanes between the Willow Grove and Route 1 exits. Commission CEO Mark Compton said in a news release that the commission is looking into what caused the pileup and how authorities responded to it. Next week, the commission is expected to interview turnpike maintenance employees, call-center dispatchers and other safety officials, Compton said.
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January 31, 2014 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Joananne Teore saw the check-engine light on her minivan's dash last year, she wasn't sure what the problem was, but she soon found out. Teore, who has nerve and muscular conditions, had had her Toyota Sienna modified for wheelchair accessibility. She learned that the changes had caused the fuel filler neck to come in contact with the left rear shock absorber. The worn area of the neck eventually could have allowed gasoline or gas vapors to escape and possibly led to a fire or explosion, she said.
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January 28, 2014 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA Hundreds of vehicles, some from as far away as New York and Washington, rallied from the Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center in Jenkintown to Independence National Historical Park on Sunday in support of antigovernment protesters in the beleaguered former Soviet republic. "I feel I have to be in Ukraine at this moment and I can't. I feel I have to stand with all those people and I can't," said rally organizer Olena Mishchuk, 31, of Northeast Philadelphia. Instead, she and hundreds of native Ukrainians assembled at the center, their vehicles decorated with ribbons and their country's blue-and-yellow flags, and formed a caravan that snaked out of the overflowing parking lot and headed south on Route 611. The cars then cruised south on Broad Street to City Hall, went by the Liberty Bell and the Museum of Art before doubling back to the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception on North Franklin Street.
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January 26, 2014 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
A late-model, low-mileage vehicle, which is frequently one coming off lease, could very well be the affordable answer to your transit needs. Prime rides like these are available from independent used-car dealers and private sales, but the richest vein of top-notch, recent-vintage vehicles is found on the new-car dealer's used-car lot. Dealers have access to a hefty supply of late-model trade-ins and returned lease cars, the latter typically being...
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December 13, 2013 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
ABOUT 50 immigrant-rights advocates protested outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office just north of Center City yesterday afternoon, blocking two garage doors. The rally, led by the Latino immigrant-justice organization Juntos and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, aimed to stop vehicles with immigrant detainees from leaving the building. Miguel Andrade, 22, kneeling on a canvas painted with the Spanish words for "Not One More Deportation," clasped hands with his mother on one side and a friend on the other.
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November 6, 2013 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
GALLOWAY TWP. A 69-year-old Hammonton man was killed Monday and six people were injured when a tractor-trailer apparently ran a red light at the intersection of the White Horse Pike and Pomona Road, striking three cars, authorities said. The intersection was shut down for hours. Westbound traffic was diverted north to Pomona Road and eastbound traffic was rerouted to Genoa Avenue. The name of the man killed in the accident was not released. He was driving with his wife and son who were injured and are in the hospital in stable condition, said Sgt. Donna Higbee of the Galloway Township Police Department.
NEWS
October 15, 2013
Hundreds of children have been killed by vehicles being backed up while federal officials delayed ordering automakers to equip vehicles with improved rear-visibility technology. The statistic is a grim reminder of the life-and-death stakes of safety advocates' renewed push to mandate backup cameras or other steps to prevent such deaths. Legislation approved by Congress and signed by President George W. Bush in 2008 included a clear directive: Federal transportation officials had three years to draft a rule requiring vehicles to afford drivers better rear visibility or take other steps to reduce the risks of backing up, such as adding sensors.
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September 13, 2013 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
An investigation continues into a seven-vehicle pileup in Gloucester Township that sent at least eight people to South Jersey hospitals and shut down Camden County's busy Black Horse Pike for four hours Wednesday. Among those transported were five senior citizens and their bus driver, who were on the way to the Lakeland campus in Gloucester Township for a day program. The driver of the most seriously damaged vehicle, a 2000 Kia, was taken to the trauma unit of Cooper University Hospital in Camden.
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