September 22, 2016 |
My husband and I are about to go somewhere in the car. He is out the door at the appointed moment. I am not. Instead, I am frantically trying to find my sunglasses - until the door opens and I hear the tender words, "Are you ready, for crying out loud?" And so begins another glorious Friedman car ride. My husband and I love one another deeply, have been together for 56 years, have created a family, a life, and maybe even a legacy. But we have not yet succeeded in riding in tender togetherness in a car. Let there be those who sit quietly in the front seat speaking of pleasantries, things that matter a lot or a little, or who can be totally engaged in an NPR radio program.
June 29, 2016 |
A worker at a Bustleton car wash was fatally injured Monday when was struck by two vehicles. Philadelphia police said the 22-year-old man was cleaning a car's rear windows when he was hit by another vehicle, a gray Dodge Durango. The employee at Krewsin Klean Car Wash, located at 9201 Krewstown Road, was then struck a second time, by a red Honda Accord that was leaving the car wash, police said. The man, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene a few minutes later, at 11:59 a.m., police said.
August 29, 2015 |
Camden's Bergen Square neighborhood has seen 71 drug overdoses in less than a month, officials say, due in large part to one triangular intersection flanked with empty buildings and trash-strewn lots overgrown with tall grass. On Thursday, police officers and members of the city's Department of Public Works spent hours scouring the intersection of Broadway and Newton Avenue, cutting back knee-high weeds, hauling away trash, tearing down one crumbling house, and serving notices on other dilapidated properties.
May 12, 2015 |
Linda Spinelli had a wedding to attend. So on a Monday in November, she took her son's 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee to the Spa Car Wash in Berwyn, where Spinelli was a regular customer. She sat in the lobby while a young worker climbed into the driver's seat. And as the Jeep exited the wash bay, Spinelli and other customers watched in horror. The Jeep suddenly lunged forward, she said, as the driver swerved to avoid pedestrians and slammed into large planters and four cars, including a Maserati.
February 26, 2015 |
It's easier to sell a new Acura when there isn't a used Jeep crashed on top of it. An Ardmore car dealership learned that the hard way Tuesday morning, after a customer leaving an adjacent car wash accelerated into a ramp-like snow embankment several feet high and landed atop three cars in the dealer's lot. Police and witnesses said the driver, a 74-year-old woman, had just had her white Jeep Grand Cherokee washed at Arrow Car Wash on Lancaster...
January 19, 2015 |
Two Marlton car washes received a visit Friday from a state tax investigator in a black Jaguar after a caller told Gov. Christie on a radio show Thursday night that a car wash in the township was not making customers pay sales taxes. The sudden visits surprised the owners of Promenade Car Wash and Marlton Classic Car Wash-Lube, both of whom said they charge the tax. "It came out of left field," said Mike Ambrosini, who owns Promenade, on Route 73. He showed an investigator from the Treasury Department's division of taxation his cash register and business certificates.
November 10, 2014
C HRISTOPHER CAPORALE, 21, of Havertown, is a St. Joseph's University junior and founder of Waterless Works, a water-free mobile car-wash business. The new, five-person startup allows customers to schedule a car wash at a time/place that's convenient. It says each of its car washes saves 38 gallons of water, and for every car wash completed five gallons of clean water is donated to WaterisLife, a charity that provides clean drinking water to families in Ghana, Kenya and India. Q: How'd you come up with the idea?
August 12, 2014 |
THE HOT August sun beat heavily on 19th Street and Hunting Park Avenue yesterday. But that didn't stop Jameer Greer, 10, and Jhafi Sexton, 15, from standing at the corner, directing drivers to a car wash on the block. Greer and Sexton spent the day working the event at Time Out Car Wash, in Nicetown, as part of a fundraiser for WANPAE - Worry About Nothing Purpose is Alive in Everyone - a Philly organization that teaches preteens and teenagers entrepreneurship and how to pursue their passions.
May 2, 2014 |
Radnor Township police have charged an already-jailed Montgomery County man, who has a history of stalking women, in alleged additional stalking incidents at Villanova University. "This guy is sick," said William Colarulo, the Radnor police superintendent. Korwell Chan, 39, of Dresher, who was being held in the Montgomery County jail on a probation violation, was charged with stalking, harassment, and trespass for incidents in the fall, and trespass for an April 22 episode, police said.