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May 25, 1991 | ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
Officer checks Daily News truck in which a driver was shot during a robbery on his delivery route yesterday. Police say Darryl Larkens, 33, of 51st Street near Dakota in West Park, was shot in the arm at 11:10 a.m. near 12th and Huntington streets. Larkens was listed in stable condition at Temple University Hospital.
NEWS
January 7, 2013 | Inquirer Staff Report
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has approved the mergers of six parishes in West Philadelphia, the Archdiocese announced Sunday. The mergers are the latest in a series of cost-cutting measures undertaken by the Archdiocese as it wrestles with declining membership in the city and a persistent shortage of clergy. The Archdiocese said the following parishes are affected: St. Callistus (Overbrook/Morris Park) and Our Lady of Lourdes (Overbrook/Morris Park) will merge at Our Lady Lourdes and keep its name.
NEWS
May 12, 1989 | By Joseph P. Blake, Daily News Staff Writer
Shortly after an infant was deemed stillborn, three doctors debated for almost 45 minutes over whether to try to resuscitate the 3-pound, 9-ounce infant, Dr. Joseph Melnick, the Overbrook doctor charged with infanticide, testified yeterday. "They (doctors) didn't do anything other than talk about it," said Melnick under cross-examination from Assistant District Attorney Andrea Foulkes. "I did not stop them from doing anything. It was their conversation about what should or should not be done, and they decided to do nothing.
NEWS
June 11, 1998 | by Ramona Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
Under the leafy canopy of Fairmount Park, scientists and school children will go calling this week on the snakes, frogs, grasses and other species. Their mission: to attempt to count how many types of plants and animals live in the park. "I think there is a fair chance we may be finding things that were never recorded in the city," said Richard Horwitz, a fisheries expert with the Academy of Natural Sciences who will lead teams searching for fish. No one knows exactly how many species lurk in the earth, air and water of Philadelphia's urban park.
NEWS
January 20, 2010
TONIGHT, THE newly formed Commission on Parks and Recreation meets in public for the first time. This is a command performance for anyone who is a) a lover of the parks; b) a lover of the city; c) a voter who helped contribute to this amazing development by voting to create this new body. It's also close to the hearts of this editorial board, which provided scrutiny of Fairmount Park and its governance in 2001. After detailing the history that had transformed parts of this 9,700-acre urban gem into a cash-starved graveyard for trash, abandoned cars and public neglect, we championed dissolving the existing commission, merging the Parks and Recreation departments, and making the mayor more accountable for its health.
NEWS
November 15, 1986
The issue of banning bicycles from parts of Fairmount Park is very interesting to me. Having been born and raised years ago near the Strawberry Mansion portion of Fairmount Park I was of course very familiar with the bicycle era and the first automobiles. I recall clearly, as the Nov. 7 article stated, the tremendous opposition by Philadelphia leaders to permitting automobiles to use the Fairmount Park roadways. I remember also that many of the roadways in the park, especially in West Park, which were unpaved for horse and carriage use, had flat brick edges laid for smoother travel by the many cyclists.
NEWS
April 11, 2001 | By James M. O'Neill INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sister Ursula Infante, who founded Cabrini College when she was 60 and was its president for a decade, died Monday at Saint Cabrini Home in Philadelphia. She was 104. Founding the college was no easy task. In 1955, the Cabrini Sisters bought the Radnor estate of Campbell Soup founder John T. Dorrance to start a college. But Philadelphia Cardinal John F. O'Hara told Sister Ursula that the archdiocese already had enough Catholic colleges. Undeterred, she secured approval from the other colleges, then convinced O'Hara.
NEWS
May 15, 2001
MARK Alan Hughes (column, May 8) thinks Center City has traffic problems. Well, suppose you lived in Mantua, Parkside, Overbrook, Wynnefield or West Park, and every weekend from April to November, a major traffic artery is closed off so a few people can roller-blade and bicycle. You can't picnic, park and read by the river, or ride leisurely on the drives. It's one thing to close the drive for a few hours now and then for an "athon," but something else to block this off every weekend from 8 to 5. Concourse Drive from about 36th Street and Girard Avenue to 41st Street becomes a Zoo parking lot. The area along South Concourse Drive from 41st Street to Belmont Avenue is blocked off for parking for carnivals, fairs or other events in front of Memorial Hall.
NEWS
January 10, 2006
RE YOUR recent editorial "Acres of Excuses": If the task force organized by the Fairmount Park Commission recommends a sensible plan, with widespread community support, for predictable funding to maintain all 9,200 acres of Fairmount Park in first-rate condition, the sale of bonds to make needed capital improvements to the more than 200 historic structures in the park, and a governance system to accomplish these two goals, will the editorial board...
NEWS
February 6, 1993 | by Mark McDonald, Daily News Staff Writer
After delaying it for three weeks, a City Council committee yesterday decided to agree with a Rendell administration plan to spend $875,602 on an anti-gang program at 13 PHA projects. Irked that they hadn't been included in dividing the spoils, in this case a federal grant, members of the Appropriations Committee held up its approval in mid-January. But yesterday, after a series of private meetings, the committee approved the otherwise routine bill without even hearing from the administration.
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NEWS
January 8, 2016
The man whose body was found hanging in a West Chester park on Monday morning was a 56-year-old resident who lived nearby, police said Wednesday. William James Little lived half a mile from Marshall Square Park, where someone walking a dog found his body and called police around 6:50 a.m. Monday. The Chester County Coroner's Office has ruled his death a suicide. Shortly after police received the call, students arrived at the nearby Henderson High School for their first day back after the holiday break.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2013
R&B BAD BOY Chris Brown got into a tussle with R&B wunderkind Frank Ocean over a West Hollywood, Calif., parking spot Sunday night, and now Ocean wants to press charges, officials said Monday. The Los Angeles Police Department was called to the scene at Westlake Recording Studios, where Brown and Ocean were separately holding court, but Brown bailed before he could be questioned by the cops. Accounts of who struck the first blow differ. TMZ.com sides against Ocean, reporting that he and his crew blocked Brown from departing the studio.
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January 8, 2013 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
U.S. REP. Bob Brady, an Overbrook native who attended St. Callistus Elementary School in the 1950s, was saddened but not surprised to learn Sunday that his lifelong parish is merging into Our Lady of Lourdes Parish on Jan. 27. "It's sad, but it was inevitable," Brady said. "The handwriting has been on the wall ever since they closed St. Callistus school years ago. " The Archdiocese of Philadelphia also announced that Our Mother of Sorrows Parish (Mill Creek/Dunlop/West Park) will merge into Saint Ignatius of Loyola Parish (Belmont/Mantua/East Park)
NEWS
January 7, 2013 | Inquirer Staff Report
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has approved the mergers of six parishes in West Philadelphia, the Archdiocese announced Sunday. The mergers are the latest in a series of cost-cutting measures undertaken by the Archdiocese as it wrestles with declining membership in the city and a persistent shortage of clergy. The Archdiocese said the following parishes are affected: St. Callistus (Overbrook/Morris Park) and Our Lady of Lourdes (Overbrook/Morris Park) will merge at Our Lady Lourdes and keep its name.
NEWS
August 21, 2012 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was a Sunday in the park for children in West Philadelphia, a day of free cotton candy, popcorn, hot dogs, and pony rides. Five barbers gave dozens of boys free haircuts, and the girls got complimentary manicures and jewelry-making lessons to craft their own bracelets. About 300 youngsters who came to Malcolm X Park at 51st and Pine Streets received complimentary school backpacks filled with notebooks, pencils, glue sticks, folders, and paints - everything they might need for the first day of classes.
NEWS
August 22, 2011
A West Philadelphia man, DeVoughn Scott, 24, died early Sunday morning when he lost control of his Ford Crown Victoria and hit a tree on Chamounix Drive in West Fairmount Park, police said. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene. - Bob Warner
NEWS
January 20, 2010
TONIGHT, THE newly formed Commission on Parks and Recreation meets in public for the first time. This is a command performance for anyone who is a) a lover of the parks; b) a lover of the city; c) a voter who helped contribute to this amazing development by voting to create this new body. It's also close to the hearts of this editorial board, which provided scrutiny of Fairmount Park and its governance in 2001. After detailing the history that had transformed parts of this 9,700-acre urban gem into a cash-starved graveyard for trash, abandoned cars and public neglect, we championed dissolving the existing commission, merging the Parks and Recreation departments, and making the mayor more accountable for its health.
NEWS
January 10, 2006
RE YOUR recent editorial "Acres of Excuses": If the task force organized by the Fairmount Park Commission recommends a sensible plan, with widespread community support, for predictable funding to maintain all 9,200 acres of Fairmount Park in first-rate condition, the sale of bonds to make needed capital improvements to the more than 200 historic structures in the park, and a governance system to accomplish these two goals, will the editorial board...
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