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October 19, 2010
Philadelphia Publinks FALL CLASSIC Mike Brown; Everett Farr, Lookaway. . . 67 Steve Meier, Hickory Valley; Zach LaVoie, Mercer Oaks. . . 69 Steve Owens Jr., J.F. Byrne; Chris Thude, Torresdale. . . 69 Domenic Ritorto, unaffiliated; Dominic DiPrinzio, Bellewood. . . 70 Bill Erskine; David Shields, Walnut Lane. . . 71 Joe Natale; Stewart Clark, Walnut Lane. . . 72 Buck Jones, Blue Bell; Jim Yenser, Honey Brook. . . 72 Ken Matt, unaffiliated; Dan Osada, Walnut Lane.
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May 6, 1997 | By Mayer Brandschain, FOR THE INQUIRER
The Kimberton pair of Chick Trimbur and Mark Brennan won the Philadelphia Publinks Better-Ball golf title with a par round of 35-37-72 yesterday at the Downingtown Country Club. The results Chick Trimbur-Mark Brennan, Kimberton, 35-37-72 Mark Czerniakowski-John Doyle, Bucks County, 35-38-73 Joe Herner-Joe Golic, Kimberton, 37-37-74 Paul Cornely-Mike Owsik, Phila. Publink, 37-37-74 Jim Perdick-John Perdock, unattached, 35-39-74 Bill Erskine-Stewart Clark, Walnut Lane, 35-39-74 Bruce Clifford-Naz Gagliardi, Bensalem, 36-39-75 Walt Kovell-Jeff Hayden, unattached, 36-39-75 Larry Wiack-George Popadaris, unattached, 35-40-75 Max Hancock-Jim Shackleton, Publinx, 38-37-75 David Cinque-John Diamond, unattached, 36-39-75
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March 6, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
TWO SIGNS greet customers as they approach the front door of Serrata's Grocery Store in West Oak Lane: "No weapons allowed" and "Do not enter with mask or hoodie. " They sit at eye level - it's impossible to miss them. But a would-be robber ignored both of those warnings Friday and ended up dodging bullets for his brazenness, police said yesterday. Store owner Raul Serrata, 42, said he didn't have time to think when a masked punk entered his corner store, at 75th Avenue and Walnut Lane, with a handgun drawn and demanded money from him about 7:15 Friday night.
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February 17, 1989 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
It began as a routine traffic stop yesterday afternoon in Fairmount Park: A fuel-truck driver was pulled over by police and ordered off Lincoln Drive, where trucks are not allowed. But this driver wanted no part of any detour, according to police. He refused to leave the drive and instead led police on a winding collision course up through the park on Lincoln Drive and into West and then East Mount Airy. Along the way, the truck rammed three police cars and struck a police officer, police said.
NEWS
July 15, 1997 | By Christian Davenport, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A 28-year-old man was arrested Friday and charged with setting his mother's house on fire. The blaze burned much of the second and third floors and eventually burst through the roof. Arson, criminal attempt to commit homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, and causing or risking a catastrophe were among the charges filed against William Aumuller, whose address is unknown. He was sent to the Delaware County prison when he failed to post 10 percent of $50,000 bail.
NEWS
June 10, 1992 | by Joe O'Dowd, Daily News Staff Writer
A man suspected of stealing hubcaps from parked cars in Roxborough was shot and critically wounded early today by an off-duty police officer who'd been knocked down by a car fleeing the theft scene. According to police, the action began shortly before 4 a.m. when Lt. James Hodgen was awakened in his home on Wendover Street near Henry Avenue by the sound of cars being tampered with across the street. He grabbed his service revolver and went outside. As he reached the street, a Chevrolet station wagon roared toward him, hit him and tossed him briefly onto the hood.
NEWS
September 27, 1996 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A man and a woman climbed into a Roxborough apartment early yesterday, bound, beat and sexually assaulted the woman who lived there, and then fled with $4 in change and a toaster. Police caught them about a mile away. While Jalester Burke, 38, and his companion, identified as Lyvonia Cunningham, 41, were being charged, the victim was in surgery at Allegheny University Hospitals, East Falls. Hospital officials listed the 36-year-old woman, whose name was withheld by authorities, in fair condition with multiple injuries.
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July 18, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
GREGORY EL wasn't surprised to hear that two people had been shot at the Simons Rec Center - a lot has changed at the West Oak Lane playground since he was a teen playing ball on its basketball courts. "This whole neighborhood has gone downhill," said El, 43, who lives not far from the rec center, on Walnut Lane near Woolston Street. "Kids used to come here to play. Now they just hang out and get into trouble," he said, adding that fights and arguments are common at the summertime hangout spot.
SPORTS
June 18, 2013 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
IT TOOK ME a week of walking Merion to determine that the grand old course is the Main Line version of Roxborough's Walnut Lane - seven holes on one side of the dividing road and 11 on the other. It is 1-7 and 8-18 in the city; 1, 13-18 and 2-12 in the suburbs. The main difference I noticed was that there is no John Chaney and no pinochle in the Merion clubhouse. Merion plays to 7,000 yards and a par 70, perhaps a bit tougher test than Walnut Lane, which is 4,500 yards and par 62. Mike Kern and I played Walnut Lane one day with Chaney.
NEWS
July 2, 1989 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three teenagers armed with a rifle and a borrowed car robbed and shot two women in holdups 45 minutes apart yesterday morning on street corners in West Philadelphia and Germantown, police said. One of the victims was in stable condition last night, and the other was released after treatment. Police said they apprehended three suspects, beginning with Davion Price, 18, of the 3600 block of North Gratz Street, who was arrested with a .22- caliber rifle minutes after the second robbery.
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July 18, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
GREGORY EL wasn't surprised to hear that two people had been shot at the Simons Rec Center - a lot has changed at the West Oak Lane playground since he was a teen playing ball on its basketball courts. "This whole neighborhood has gone downhill," said El, 43, who lives not far from the rec center, on Walnut Lane near Woolston Street. "Kids used to come here to play. Now they just hang out and get into trouble," he said, adding that fights and arguments are common at the summertime hangout spot.
NEWS
March 6, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
TWO SIGNS greet customers as they approach the front door of Serrata's Grocery Store in West Oak Lane: "No weapons allowed" and "Do not enter with mask or hoodie. " They sit at eye level - it's impossible to miss them. But a would-be robber ignored both of those warnings Friday and ended up dodging bullets for his brazenness, police said yesterday. Store owner Raul Serrata, 42, said he didn't have time to think when a masked punk entered his corner store, at 75th Avenue and Walnut Lane, with a handgun drawn and demanded money from him about 7:15 Friday night.
SPORTS
February 10, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
WEST CATHOLIC didn't win a single game in Catholic League play last season, and expectations were not high for first-year head coach Jasmine "Jazz" Williams' bunch when this season began. But the Burrs had expectations of their own. Last night, they burst onto the court during warmups clad in white T-shirts that read, "Why not us?" "It means we don't need anybody to believe in us," junior guard Devonta Peterie said. "We just stay as a family. As long as this team stays as a family, we don't care what anybody else says.
NEWS
June 24, 2013 | By Mark Fazlollah, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 27-year-old New Jersey man found a great deal on Craigslist for an all-terrain vehicle in Philadelphia, came to the city for the purchase Friday night - and was fatally shot, police said. The victim arrived about 11 p.m. in East Oak Lane with two friends, looking for the seller of the ATV, police said. Near the intersection of Walnut Lane and Hollis Street, the victim got out of his car and spoke with a man wearing a white towel on his head. Witnesses told police the man claimed to be the seller and directed the victim to walk down the street to inspect the four-wheeler.
NEWS
June 24, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
A WILLOW GROVE man with a lengthy rap sheet has been charged with killing a New Jersey man who responded to a Craigslist ad. Police arrested Thomas W. Coffee Jr., 23, of Willow Grove, on Saturday, in connection with the shooting death of 27-year-old Daniel Cooke, of Williamstown, N.J. Authorities said that Cooke traveled with two friends to Walnut Lane near Hollis Street, in West Oak Lane, about 11:15 p.m. Friday in response to a Craigslist ad...
SPORTS
June 18, 2013 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
IT TOOK ME a week of walking Merion to determine that the grand old course is the Main Line version of Roxborough's Walnut Lane - seven holes on one side of the dividing road and 11 on the other. It is 1-7 and 8-18 in the city; 1, 13-18 and 2-12 in the suburbs. The main difference I noticed was that there is no John Chaney and no pinochle in the Merion clubhouse. Merion plays to 7,000 yards and a par 70, perhaps a bit tougher test than Walnut Lane, which is 4,500 yards and par 62. Mike Kern and I played Walnut Lane one day with Chaney.
NEWS
November 27, 2010 | By Miriam Hill, Inquirer Staff Writer
Portions of Forbidden Drive and parallel paths that run under the Walnut Lane Bridge will remain closed until at least next week because concrete is falling from the span, city officials said. A recent inspection found that architectural concrete was falling from the bridge. Cars can still cross the bridge because the Streets Department did not find any immediately dangerous structural problems. City officials plan to inspect the bridge again next week to determine how long the closure will last.
SPORTS
October 19, 2010
Philadelphia Publinks FALL CLASSIC Mike Brown; Everett Farr, Lookaway. . . 67 Steve Meier, Hickory Valley; Zach LaVoie, Mercer Oaks. . . 69 Steve Owens Jr., J.F. Byrne; Chris Thude, Torresdale. . . 69 Domenic Ritorto, unaffiliated; Dominic DiPrinzio, Bellewood. . . 70 Bill Erskine; David Shields, Walnut Lane. . . 71 Joe Natale; Stewart Clark, Walnut Lane. . . 72 Buck Jones, Blue Bell; Jim Yenser, Honey Brook. . . 72 Ken Matt, unaffiliated; Dan Osada, Walnut Lane.
NEWS
September 22, 2008 | By Vernon Clark INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When it comes to the Walnut Lane Golf Club, residents of Philadelphia's Roxborough section say the addition of a mountain bike trail or a restaurant - indeed, any change in its use - is out of bounds. Little more than a week after angry neighborhood residents shouted down a presentation of a study on potential new uses of the golf course, Mark Focht, executive director of the Fairmount Park Commission said the presentation would be updated. "We're developing an online summary so residents can give their feedback to the presentation," Focht said.
NEWS
August 19, 2004
I'M A LONG-term resident of of the Germantown-Blue Bell Hill Park area. Is there anyone out there who can do something about the excessive speeding on West Walnut Lane? The area of concern is from Wissahickon and Walnut Lane to the Walnut Lane circle, which leads to the Walnut Lane bridge. There are two signs posted on either side of the road showing the speed limit is 30 mph. But I don't think anyone observes it - it's at times like a drag strip. A good guess is the 90 percent of the motorists are going about 50 mph - SEPTA buses included.
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