July 1, 2016 |
Some 223,000-square feet of office and retail space in the adjacent Wells Fargo and Witherspoon Buildings at Broad and Walnut Streets are hitting the market. Jack Resnick & Sons of New York are selling the first five stories and two basement levels of the buildings, said Douglas Rodio, a managing director at real estate services firm JLL, which is marketing the property. The upper sections of the 30-story Wells Fargo Building and 11-floor Witherspoon Building are separately owned.
June 27, 2016 |
A woman's body was found in the basement of a house in East Germantown after a fire there was put out, police said. The house, on the 200 block of East Price Street, was believed to be vacant, police said. The fire was reported shortly before 9 p.m. and placed under control about 9:30 p.m., when the body was discovered, according to police and the Philadelphia Fire Department. firstname.lastname@example.org 856-779-3220 @elaijuh
June 19, 2016 |
Everywhere Nick DeJesse goes, he sees a problem. So a nice stroll in South Philadelphia en route to a cup of cappuccino Friday turns into an hour-long lecture on fall hazards, trench hazards, and silica dust exposure, with the examples framed by scaffolding on nearly every block. "Whose mother, whose father, whose grandmother, whose baby is breathing that dust?" asked DeJesse, the Philadelphia director of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as he watched workers repairing bricks at a residential project near 25th and Christian Streets.
April 21, 2016 |
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office withdrew all charges Tuesday against the suspect in a 1998 murder and dismemberment at a Chinatown restaurant, because the key witnesses against him have returned to China and were unavailable to testify against him. Kai Guo Huang, 39, was released from custody after an aborted preliminary hearing in the slaying of Hoi Yang, 27, in the basement of the former Min Du Restaurant in the unit block of North 10th...
April 11, 2016 |
Police are working to identify a man who was found stabbed to death inside a West Oak Lane home early Saturday. Police responded to the home, on the 6400 block of Limekiln Pike, at about 1:41 a.m. after receiving a report of a stabbing victim inside. In the basement, they found the victim, approximately 35 to 40 years old, with several stab wounds to the chest. He was pronounced dead at 1:55 a.m. Officer Tanya Little said the home's owner found the victim. But she said the owner does not know the victim's name, as he rents out the home and the deceased was not his tenant.
April 9, 2016 |
Q: My basement flooded this weekend, and I don't know whether I should throw away or keep the boxes I was using to store books, clothing, etc. My wife thinks we should throw it all away - she has wanted to get rid of it for years - but some of this stuff is from my childhood. And what should we do about the carpet? - W.B. A: Oh, no. Sorry to hear about this mess. As you know, basements are great for storage. At the same time, we hold on to boxes simply because we have the space.
April 4, 2016 |
Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in the basement of a Nicetown home by firefighters responding to a fire that evidently was set deliberately. She appeared to have been shot. Police identified the victim as a woman in her 50s but did not release her name. Shortly after 7 p.m. Friday, firefighters and police went to the house in the 1900 block of West Bristol Street for a report of a fire and a person trapped. Firefighters were met with a house full of smoke and flames on the first floor.
April 3, 2016
A body of a person who was shot to death was found in the basement of a house that apparently was intentionally set ablaze Friday night in Nicetown. Firefighters were called shortly after 7 p.m. to the 1900 block of West Bristol Street to battle the house fire and placed it under control at 7:25 p.m. Afterward, firefighters found the body of the shooting victim in the basement, said Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer. Police were investigating. - Robert Moran
March 9, 2016 |
Authorities are asking for help finding the man suspected of killing a coworker last week at a Vietnamese restaurant in South Philadelphia. Philadelphia police said Monday that 27-year-old Noel Ortea Lemus Del Cid is a person of interest in the slaying of Thoung Nguyen. Nguyen, 54, was found in the basement of Lee's Cafe & Bistro, located at 522 Washington Ave., shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday with her throat slashed. She had been preparing food with the suspect at the time of her death, police said.
January 26, 2016 |
Brad Kenney opens a door at the Moorestown Community House that reads "Authorized Personnel Only," and immediately comes the smell of smoke, a stark contrast from the hallway and ballroom on the other side that were spared damage during a November fire. Past the door, in a dim kitchen, the vinyl flooring has been pulled to reveal the original hardwood from when the building opened in 1926. In the adjacent club room, a sheet covers a water-damaged Steinway piano - 103 years old - that Kenney is trying to salvage.