October 20, 2011 |
AS JANE McIntosh, daughter of Linda Ann Weston, moved from state to state, her mother usually would follow. McIntosh lived in Texas with her husband, who was in the military. She moved to Norfolk, Va., where her husband was to be stationed, said a man named Cameron - Weston's boyfriend in Norfolk and in Killeen, Texas. Weston, 51, the alleged mastermind behind a plot to defraud mentally disabled people of their Social Security benefits, recently ended up back in Philadelphia, where her daughter was living in a Tacony apartment building with a dank, dirty sub-basement.
December 4, 1988 |
Weeping mourners crowded around a mass grave for 52 munitions workers at the Chester Rural Cemetery, grieving for those killed just a few days before in a huge explosion at the Eddystone Ammunition Works. Altogether, 128 people were killed and 89 seriously injured. Most of those who died were munitions workers who had no warning when an explosion leveled one of the buildings at the sprawling plant. That was the scene described by several Delaware County newspapers in April 1917 when, four days after the U.S. entry into World War I, a munitions plant exploded in Eddystone.
December 23, 2011 |
The District Attorney's Office refiled charges Thursday against a man a judge had dismissed as a defendant in the kidnapping and abuse case involving the imprisonment of four mentally challenged adults in a Tacony basement. Eddie Ray Wright, 50, is charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping, unlawful restraint, reckless endangerment, false imprisonment, terroristic threats, and stalking. A hearing is set for Jan. 20. Wright remains in custody, said his lawyer, Lou D'Onofrio, who said he plans to ask the court to dismiss the charges again.
September 8, 2012
The body of a man who had been fatally shot was found Friday morning in a basement in East Germantown, police said. The man, described as being between 40 and 50 years old, had been shot twice in the back, police said. His body was found in the basement of a home on the 800 block of East Price Street, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:18 a.m. - Inquirer staff
November 15, 1995 |
Once again, Ridley Township Solicitor Peter Rohana found himself before the Middletown Township Council Monday trying to legitimize the basement he illegally remodeled at his office condo several years ago. The township discovered in 1991 that the basement had been remodeled without a building permit, and the issue just won't go away. In September the council, with some objections, granted Rohana's request to use the basement after he successfully petitioned the Township Zoning Hearing Board to create three additional parking spaces at the Office Court at Pennell Place, where his office is. Parking concerns had been one of the reasons the township had prohibited the use of the basements for anything but storage.
October 16, 2012
A 70-year-old man died in a blaze Monday morning in the Somerton section of Northeast Philadelphia. His identity was not released, but the man reportedly was living in the basement of a house on the 300 block of Buxmont Street. The fire started around 8 and was under control by 8:27, Fire Department officials said. No smoke alarms were present in the house, Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers said. Neighbor Gail Comas said the elderly couple living in the house had recently taken in the husband's brother, who lived downstairs.
June 16, 2010 |
A Yeadon man has been arrested on charges he was illegally tattooing underage children in his basement. Michael Motley, 23, was arraigned on Tuesday and taken to Delaware County prison when he could not post $500 for bail. According to police, Motley allegedly ran a tattoo business from the basement of his residence where, in the last month, he has provided at least three juvenile males with permanent tattoos. One of the males, a 12-year-old, received a tattoo on two separate occasions, police said.
December 2, 2011 |
Question: I recently bought a new construction condo in which the living room and master bedroom are in the basement level. The developer/builder installed cork flooring down there and already the tiles are bubbling up. The unit next door has the same issue. The home inspection showed no moisture in the walls. so I suspect it is related to it being laid down on concrete. I have a one-year warranty and I'd like to know what the solution would be, what to expect of the builder/developer in terms of fulfilling the warranty.
October 21, 2011 |
Ivan Sanabria heard the news by chance on Wednesday while visiting a friend. The man's wife was reading a newspaper article about four mentally disabled people who were locked in a dank basement in Tacony by a woman stealing their Social Security checks. "Ivan," the woman spoke up urgently, "one of them is named Edwin Sanabria. " Sanabria, 54, of Kensington, has not seen his son Edwin in almost 14 years. His eldest child ran away soon after he turned 18. Edwin would now be 31. The man rescued from the basement said he was 31. And there is another match.