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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
REAL_ESTATE
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
September 19, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
A private ambulance crashed into a SEPTA bus Thursday morning, injuring three, SEPTA officials said. The incident took place around 10 a.m., when a Route 52 bus was traveling south on 54th Street near Lebanon Avenue, officials said. The bus had just finished its run, and was empty but for the driver. SEPTA officials said the ambulance T-boned the bus, injuring two people in the ambulance and the bus driver. It was unclear whether the people injured in the ambulance were patients or operators.
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July 4, 2016
Sally Friedman is a writer in Moorestown On the calendar I keep above my desk - yes, the hopelessly primitive paper kind - I had long ago noted on July 3 the number 56. Nothing else. No items about a gala dinner out at a fine restaurant, or a quick weekend getaway to a fancy hotel. No - our 56th wedding anniversary - will look like so many other days in our lives. And that means the sort of things that might make other people's eyes glaze over. One of us - probably my husband - will get up early to retrieve the Sunday papers from the driveway.
NEWS
May 29, 2016
ROBERT "WOODY" Woodard's barbershop is a Wynnefield fixture, with a clientele of the famous and the not-so-famous. He treats them all the same. Michael Jackson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, singer Nina Simone, and former Sixers Moses Malone and Charles Barkley have all sat in Woody's chair. One photo in the shop shows Michael Jackson posed in Woodard's 1947 Cadillac. Another shows Woodard and Simone propped on the hood. Woodard is founder of Barbershop Talk Human Family Day, an annual spring celebration of racial unity.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
Even if you're just the occasional reader of Jump Start , West Philadelphia native Robb Armstrong's 27-year-old award-winning comic strip, you're likely to assume Armstrong lived quite the charmed life. At the heart of the daily strip, the largest ever syndicated by an African American, is the perfectly nuclear Cobb family, helmed by Philly cop Joe and wife Marcy, an emergency-room nurse. Marcy and Joe have four children: nature-loving daughter Sunny, snarky son Jo-Jo, and a set of fraternal twins.
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2 killed in S. Philadelphia crash Two people were killed when the car they were riding in veered off the road and slammed into a building early Friday in South Philadelphia. The crash happened about 2:45 a.m. on the 2600 block of Christopher Columbus Boulevard, police said. The 2005 Mazda 6 was southbound when it struck a curb and then hit the building, they said. Two passengers in the backseat - a 23-year-old man and a woman - were pronounced dead at the scene shortly before 3 a.m. The driver, a 23-year-old woman, and a front-seat passenger, a 25-year-old woman, were taken to hospitals for treatment.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2016 | By Anndee Hochman, FOR THE INQUIRER
THE PARENTS: Haajar Aziz, 32, and Kamau Halim, 37, of Wynnefield THE KIDS: Laylah Aiyesha-Arlene and Malik Ashtar-Kamau, born Jan. 7, 2016 For Haajar and Kamau, parenthood - in fact, life itself - called for faith and planning. From the moment they met, introduced by older sisters who had been best friends for years, the couple shared a spiritual and a practical agenda. Kamau was finishing graduate work in Buffalo; Haajar had recently returned to Philadelphia after studying theology in Iran.
NEWS
March 22, 2016 | By Jenice Armstrong
JOE AND Marcy Cobb are like the folks you see pushing carts through Acme on Saturdays. Joe is a Philly cop; Marcy's a nurse at a local hospital. They are married and have four kids, including a set of fraternal twins. They are a loving, hardworking family with all the usual ups and downs. In other words, they're like a whole lot of middle-class African Americans - except that they're characters in a nationally syndicated cartoon strip called JumpStart that makes its debut in the Daily News on Monday.
NEWS
March 20, 2016 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, FOR THE INQUIRER
Hello there Marvin and Tasha met in 1996, her freshman year at Edward Bok Technical High School and his sophomore at Dobbins Technical High. He lived in Wynnefield and she in West Philadelphia, but they often hung out with the same group of friends at the movies or the mall. After high school, they found time to get together while she earned her certification in massage therapy from CPT Business School and he studied architecture at Temple. They celebrated joys like the births of his daughter Iyana and her daughter Angel, and supported each other through tough times, including the endings of romantic relationships each had with other people.
NEWS
September 19, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
A private ambulance crashed into a SEPTA bus Thursday morning, injuring three, SEPTA officials said. The incident took place around 10 a.m., when a Route 52 bus was traveling south on 54th Street near Lebanon Avenue, officials said. The bus had just finished its run, and was empty but for the driver. SEPTA officials said the ambulance T-boned the bus, injuring two people in the ambulance and the bus driver. It was unclear whether the people injured in the ambulance were patients or operators.
NEWS
August 26, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police have arrested three men in connection with four separate killings that took place earlier this year. On Thursday, police arrested Kyree Darrisaw, 28, of Wynnefield, in connection with two killings. The first happened on May 10, when police found 23-year-old Basil Amir Anderson with a gunshot wound to the back of his head on the 5300 block of Hazelhurst Street, just a few blocks from Darrisaw's house. Anderson, of Overbrook, was rushed to Penn Presbyterian Hospital but was pronounced dead 10 minutes later.
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