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Archive: May, 2009

POSTED: Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 9:30 AM

Staff photographer Clem Murray reports:

A group of African American construction contractors and laborers picketed during this morning’s rushhour at the work site for expansion of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, blocking through traffic on Race and Arch Streets.

Jamal Johnson, a contractor from West Philadelphia, said the group was protesting the “citywide problem of exclusionary practices when it comes to the awarding of contracts to African Americans.”

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POSTED: Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 7:34 AM

The Associated Press reports:

A new poll finds that 6-in-10 New Jersey residents plan on visiting the Jersey
Shore this summer.

That’s about the same as last year. But the Monmouth University/Gannett New Jersey Poll, released
today, finds that the visits may be shorter this time.

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POSTED: Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 1:54 PM

Inquirer staff report:

Police in South Jersey are investigating the death of a person whose body was exhumed this morning in Millville.

The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office is offering few details at this time except to say that the investigation is “viewed as a suspicious death.”

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POSTED: Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 12:50 PM

Inquirer staff report:

Nine people were killed and 309 others were injured in Pennsylvania in the more than 700 crashes investigated by the State Police during the four-day Memorial Day holiday weekend, the agency said today.

State Police Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski said seven of the dead were not wearing seat belts and alcohol was a factor in accidents that resulted in four fatalities.

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POSTED: Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 12:17 PM

Inquirer staff report:

Seven Philadelphia students are being honored today for their work with their schools’ safety patrols.

Each is receiving a $150 U.S. savings bond and a plaque in recognition of his or her achievement.

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POSTED: Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 8:47 AM

Inquirer staff report:

Chester police are investigating the shooting death of 30-year-old man last night near the intersection of West 7th and Parker Streets.

Officers reponding to a report of a shooting found Joseph Bookman suffering multiple gunshot wounds on the street about 7:35 p.m., Capt. Joseph Massi said. Bookman was pronounced dead at the Crozer Chester Medical Center Trauma Unit.

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POSTED: Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 6:16 AM
Philadelphia fire investigators speak to workers of the JEVS Human Service location at 5521 Wayne Ave as they arrive to work this morning. An overnight fire, which apparently started in a dumpster outside a little before 3 a.m., gutted the interior of the building, which is decorated with the mural Ability to Fly, by Aba Uribe. No injuries were reported. (Clem Murray / Staff Photographer)

Inquirer staff report:

A fire that apparenlty started in a Dumpster jumped through a window into a community center that serves the disabled in Germantown this morning, badly damaging the facility, officials said.

The blaze at the JEVS Community Collaborative, on the 5500 block of Wayne Avenue, was reported about 3 a.m. and quickly spread through a drop ceiling, said Fire Deputy Chief Tom Garrity.

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POSTED: Friday, May 22, 2009, 9:51 AM

Inquirer staff writer Dwight Ott reports:

They stole the hearts of Camden in their day.

The Camden High School Panthers, a legend in the city a half century ago and one of the best high school basketball teams in South Jersey history, are slated to be honored at 7  tonight at a dinner-dance sponsored by Camden Women 2001 at Auletto' Caterers, 1849 Cooper Road in Almonesson, N.J.

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