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January 13, 1994 | by Anthony S. Twyman, Daily News Staff Writer
Every time Jesse Wenk looks at the quarter-inch-wide cracks in his walls, he's reminded of it. Every time he sees that his front steps have pulled farther away from his Roxborough home, he can't escape it. Wenk's house on Pensdale Street near Freeland Avenue is sinking. Unbeknown to Wenk, his house, which dates from the 1920s, was built on a former pharmaceutical company dump that was covered over with ash. The ash is now shifting, causing his house to sink. Before long he will have to move.
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April 17, 1986 | By DAVE RACHER, Daily News Staff Writer
A 21-year-old Temple University student, working as a pizza delivery woman, testified yesterday that she was abducted from the parking lot of a Wynnefield apartment building after making a delivery and was driven to the parking lot of the Overbrook train station, where she was raped Feb. 28. During a preliminary hearing, the woman identified Craig Poles, 30, of Montgomery Avenue near 54th Street, as her attacker. Common Pleas Judge Norman A. Jenkins held Poles for trial on a series of charges, including rape, robbery, kidnapping, aggravated assault and terroristic threats.
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June 27, 2006 | By Robert Moran INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Algie Dennis was awakened by a late-night phone call from his brother Anthony. "Al, I think something happened to A.J.," his brother said, referring to Dennis' son. "You better get up here. " Lying on the blacktop playground of William B. Mann Elementary School in Wynnefield was a young man with a bullet wound to his head. Police let Algie Dennis into the taped-off crime scene - and he knew. "That's my son," Dennis said. Algie Jeremy Dennis, 19, a student at Millersville University in Lancaster County, was killed May 26 while playing dice with friends against the wall of the school at 54th and Berks Streets.
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April 12, 1993 | By Lea Sitton, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Five men were injured last night when gunfire erupted in the city's Wynnefield section, police said. The incident was reported about 10:15 p.m. near the intersection of 54th and Arlington Streets. According to police, a large group of people were on the street, some of them shooting dice. Without warning, a man opened fire on the group, victims told investigators early today. There was no apparent motive for the shooting, police said. Two victims were taken to the Medical College Hospitals' Main Clinical Campus.
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May 1, 1987 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
A Wynnefield man was arrested last night and charged with participating in a crime spree earlier this week in which two men stole a car and robbed five people within about two hours along and near City Avenue, police said. Among the victims were two men whose cars were forced off the road, police said. Dexter Ayres, 27, of the 5200 block of Lebanon Avenue, was arrested at 6:15 p.m. at his home and charged with auto theft and multiple counts of robbery, police said. A second man was being sought.
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August 14, 1988 | By Andrea Knox, Inquirer Staff Writer Staff writer Gary Cohn contributed to this article
When telephone company executive Robert A. Roach and his wife, Geraldine, decided to move to Philadelphia from rural New Jersey last year, they knew what they wanted: a big, old house suitable for corporate and personal entertaining but convenient to the cultural attractions of Center City. They started looking in Center City, but even the big houses weren't big enough. They expanded the search to Mount Airy, Chestnut Hill and the Main Line, but nothing there was quite right.
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February 2, 2010 | By DAVID GAMBACORTA, gambacd@phillynews.com 215-854-5994
Agee Stanton was quietly munching on some cookies when the police marched into his mother's Wynnefield home on Sunday. His appetite hadn't been affected by the severe beating he had just inflicted on his 87-year-old mother, cops said. Stanton's mother, Susan, wasn't eating any cookies. She was suffering from a broken nose, and an awful gash on the side of her face that required 100 stitches to close - the price she paid for telling her son to stop smoking marijuana, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives.
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November 2, 1988 | By Roy H. Campbell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marshall Murray, 36 and blind, moved in January from Pottstown to the Park Tower Apartments in Wynnefield. The Conshohocken Avenue complex has 157 apartments specially designed to accommodate those who are blind or handicapped. One-third of the residents are blind, such a large percentage that a nearby traffic light was adapted to chime when it changes. Murray said the neighborhood was nice but said he feared that might soon change. A developer has proposed building a shopping center with 627 parking spaces across the street from Park Towers, which residents say will lead to increased traffic, crime and noise, and may hurt property values.
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November 5, 1997 | by Mark Angeles, Daily News Staff Writer
A Philadelphia man suspected in the theft of mail containing U.S Treasury and Social Security checks was arrested yesterday in his Wynnefield home. A second thief is being sought. Police and postal inspectors descended on a house on Kershaw Street near 49th and found more than 5,000 pieces of mail they suspect had been stolen from a postal truck on Monday. The man's name will not be released until he is charged, which could be today, authorities said. A second arrest is imminent, authorities said.
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June 5, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan and Sarai Flores, Inquirer Staff Writers
Two Philadelphia police officers shot and wounded a man with a handgun in Wynnefield on Wednesday morning, police said. The shooting took place about 11 a.m. on the 1700 block of Georges Lane. Officers were in the area responding to a call about a person with a gun at 54th and Hazelhurst Streets, about a block away, police said. Police spokesman Lt. John Stanford said the officers saw a man who fit the description of the person with a gun and attempted to stop him and a companion.
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February 5, 2015 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Columnist
His first night outside was on a bench in Logan Square. He remembers the cold of that long-ago night. He remembers feeling scared. For the next 25 years, David Brown stayed outside. Many of his nights were spent huddled beneath blankets at a cardboard encampment next to the former Youth Study Center on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. There were 25 souls inside the boxes. They called themselves the Survivors. The police left them alone if they were gone by 8 a.m. and did not return until 8 p.m. David Brown adapted.
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February 5, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gary Bromberg, 83, of Springfield, Montgomery County, a commercial insurance broker and an artist, died Saturday, Jan. 31, of multiple myeloma at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Bromberg moved to the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia with his family when he was 5. He graduated from Overbrook High School and from Pennsylvania State University with the Class of 1953. While there, he pledged Beta Sigma Pi fraternity. Mr. Bromberg did further study at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
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October 10, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
ANNA MARIE Perkins-Bottoms had a number of jobs in her working career, but among the most satisfying was working with autistic children at the Wood Services School. "She loved that job," said her cousin Estelle Matthews. "She would say, 'Those kids are normal; we're special people.' "She really loved those kids. They are so loving, kind and generous, she would say. It was more than a job to her. She said she learned a lot from those children. " Anna Marie, who also worked with homeless people at the RHD Ridge Shelter, at the Postal Service's main office at 30th and Market streets, and in retail, died Sept.
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September 7, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lawrence Watson, 76, of the city's Wynnefield section, a lawyer, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, of kidney failure at Presbyterian Hospital surrounded by family. Mr. Watson's interest in law, politics, and civil rights began early in his life. He participated in lunch-counter sit-ins and other civil rights demonstrations in the 1950s and had occasions to speak with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., once while working the switchboard at his father's law practice. Mr. Watson was born in Philadelphia on Jan. 15, 1938, to Rufus and Arline Watson.
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August 19, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
GEORDETTA Stiles-Middleton didn't like to lose touch with people. And the telephone was her favorite instrument of connection. "She could spend hours on the phone with family and friends, reminiscing, gossiping," said her husband, Wayne Middleton. "She liked to keep in touch with people she knew in school and at work. " Geordetta Stiles-Middleton, a devoted mother and active churchwoman, died Aug. 8. She was 42. She had had some health issues, but the cause of death was not determined.
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June 5, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marye H. Godinez, 68, of Bryn Mawr, a medical researcher and mother of six, died of lung cancer Thursday, May 29, at her home. Dr. Godinez, an early multitasker, pursued a passion for medical research on the biochemical nature of the lung while raising her children in Bryn Mawr. Son Paul said Dr. Godinez was a master at finding the balance between work and family. At one point, she told her children it was time for them to take on some of the responsibilities of running a home.
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May 25, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
LOCAL BIKE enthusiasts can now look toward West Philadelphia where the city's first ever pumptrack is now open to the public. A what track? A pumptrack is a series of rolling mounds and berms where bikers of all ages and skill levels use momentum and pedaling to ride the course. The Philly Pumptrack, which opened May 10 in the Parkside section at 53rd Street and Parkside Avenue, started off as a vision shared by three cyclists. It eventually expanded into action with the support of the city's Parks and Recreation Department, the Parkside Association of Philadelphia, local bike shops and bike advocacy groups such as the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia.
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May 9, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA & DANA DIFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writers vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
HERE'S A TIP for would-be bandits: Don't let Mom watch footage of you committing the crime. She's likely to hand you over to police, as one 14-year-old boy learned the hard way yesterday. Police say the teen, whose name isn't being released because he's a juvenile, was escorted to 19th District headquarters after his mom recognized him terrorizing a Wynnefield beauty-supply store on surveillance-camera footage. "We definitely say kudos to Mom for doing this," said Lt. John Stanford, a police spokesman.
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April 27, 2014 | By Julie Xie, Inquirer Staff Writer
Barbara Lois Spiegelman, 86, of Center City, an artist, wife, and mother, died Thursday, April 24, at Hahnemann University Hospital of kidney failure. Mrs. Spiegelman was an only child and was raised in Wynnefield. As a young girl in the early 1930s, she went to Hollywood with her parents as her father chased his dreams. Mrs. Spiegelman was an extra in the Our Gang series of comedy short films. When her parents divorced a few years later, she and her mother, Estelle Albus, returned to Philadelphia.
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