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June 4, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
James B. Alpin Sr., 76, of Jacobstown, a former crane operator at U.S. Steel in Bucks County, died of leukemia on Wednesday, May 28, at home. After graduating from Northeast Catholic High School in 1955, Mr. Alpin worked as an Army medic in West Germany during his 1956-58 military service. Mr. Alpin began his career in the Rolling Division of U.S. Steel in Fairless Hills in 1955, before entering the Army, and retired in 1987. He made it a career, daughter Suzanne Fenton said, because "he was good at it. " Mr. Alpin and his wife, Gloria, then opened a Burlington City franchise for the national firm PIP Printing & Marketing Services, which they operated until 2003.
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June 21, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
WHEN ROBERT Jackson was a kid growing up near 52nd and Race streets in West Philadelphia, he saw it as one of his missions to take care of the elderly. "He'd be out shoveling their snow, taking out their trash," said Lumpkin Williams, a neighbor growing up with Robert on Wilton Street near Race. "He would shovel eight houses while I was doing one. He was a good-hearted person, always there for you. " Robert's grandmother called him "Nature Boy" when he was born - because "he was a fine specimen of a boy," his family said.
NEWS
May 15, 2015 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
A JUDGE MAY RULE today on whether to admit evidence at trial that shows that an excavator operator was on drugs at the site of the deadly Market Street building collapse. Lawyer William Davis, who represents Sean Benschop, the operator charged with third-degree murder, argued during a motions hearing yesterday that police did not have probable cause to request a blood test on Benschop while he was being treated at a hospital immediately after the June 6, 2013, collapse that killed six people and injured several others in Center City.
NEWS
August 9, 1995 | By Angela Paik, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A Concord woman took the stand in Delaware County Court yesterday to describe the stalking and harassing she said she endured from a stranger for a year and a half, culminating in an attempted rape last September. The accused is a 74-year-old Tinicum resident who says he is the wrong man. In the first day of a nonjury trial before Judge William R. Toal Jr., the woman, 44, said repeatedly that John Joseph Yadvisinczak was the man who had followed her in his car, left vulgar and threatening notes on her car and at her home, made harassing phone calls, and ultimately tried to rape her as she left her job as a nurse at a hospital.
NEWS
February 26, 2008 | By Kristen A. Graham INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A longtime dockworker died in a Camden port accident early yesterday. Crane operator Krzystof A. Zarotynski, 57, was standing on a dock at the Beckett Street Terminal about 6 a.m. when the accident occurred, Joseph Balzano, executive director of the South Jersey Port Corp., said in a statement. Zarotynski was standing below the crane, said Jay Jones, deputy executive director of the Port Corp. It was a routine day, and crews were readying the crane with a container spreader, a device that allows them to unload 20- and 40-foot containers from ships.
NEWS
March 18, 1999 | DAVID SWANSON / Inquirer Suburban Staff
Construction worker Rusty Mandrack of Glasgow Inc. signals a crane operator lifting a barrier from an 18-wheeler as road work gets under way on Route 202 in Chesterbrook. The 3 1/2-year project, which began Tuesday night, is expected to cost $250 million. It will widen Route 202 from four lanes to six from the highway's interchanges with Route 422 and the Schuylkill Expressway to North Valley Road.
BUSINESS
August 23, 2011 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
A second longshoreman has been killed in an accident at the Philadelphia port in little more than a week, underscoring the danger waterfront jobs can present. Vernon Knight, 54, of Philadelphia, fell Saturday from an upper deck while unloading a ship at Tioga Marine Terminal in Port Richmond. Knight, a member of Local 1291 of the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA), fell to his death about 1:30 p.m. Saturday while unloading the Rickmers vessel   New Orleans   docked in Port Richmond.
NEWS
April 4, 2012 | By Deepti Hajela, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Authorities are focusing on what caused a boom crane to crash to the ground at a Manhattan work site, killing one construction worker and seriously injuring another. The dead worker was identified by police as Michael Simermeyer, 30, of Burlington Township, N.J. He was pronounced dead following Tuesday's accident at the No. 7 subway line extension construction site. One other person was hospitalized in serious condition and three people were treated for minor injuries. The crane was set up on the second of three levels on the construction site on Manhattan's West Side, city officials said.
NEWS
August 21, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
THE WOMAN whose legs were amputated after being trapped for 13 hours beneath rubble from the Market Street building collapse filed a lawsuit yesterday, claiming several parties ignored signs of the impending danger. Mariya Plekan, 52, of Hunting Park, was shopping at the Salvation Army store when a three-story wall fell onto the store the morning of June 5. Firefighters pulled Plekan from under the debris shortly before midnight. The suit says that, as a result of the catastrophe, Plekan's entire lower body has been removed.
BUSINESS
August 27, 1993 | By David Johnston, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Angry over the planned use of Teamsters to unload a Norwegian ship, Longshoremen picketed the Gloucester docks yesterday, while in a display of solidarity, other Longshoremen showed up late for work in Philadelphia and Camden. During picketing, a leader of the International Longshoremen's Association was struck by a car driven by a Teamster crane operator driving onto the docks. The ILA lost its jurisdiction over the north end of the Holt family's Gloucester Marine Terminal when an arbiter issued a decision this summer that the Holts could lease two piers to Trans Ocean Maritime Services, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. That company plans to use Teamsters to load and unload ships.
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May 15, 2015 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
A JUDGE MAY RULE today on whether to admit evidence at trial that shows that an excavator operator was on drugs at the site of the deadly Market Street building collapse. Lawyer William Davis, who represents Sean Benschop, the operator charged with third-degree murder, argued during a motions hearing yesterday that police did not have probable cause to request a blood test on Benschop while he was being treated at a hospital immediately after the June 6, 2013, collapse that killed six people and injured several others in Center City.
NEWS
June 4, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
James B. Alpin Sr., 76, of Jacobstown, a former crane operator at U.S. Steel in Bucks County, died of leukemia on Wednesday, May 28, at home. After graduating from Northeast Catholic High School in 1955, Mr. Alpin worked as an Army medic in West Germany during his 1956-58 military service. Mr. Alpin began his career in the Rolling Division of U.S. Steel in Fairless Hills in 1955, before entering the Army, and retired in 1987. He made it a career, daughter Suzanne Fenton said, because "he was good at it. " Mr. Alpin and his wife, Gloria, then opened a Burlington City franchise for the national firm PIP Printing & Marketing Services, which they operated until 2003.
NEWS
December 12, 2013 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - Less than a week after a protracted ballot recount widened his narrow loss, Republican incumbent John Amodeo conceded the Second District Assembly race to Democrat Vince Mazzeo on Tuesday. Mazzeo, who is the mayor of Northfield, won the recount by 39 votes, but 12 disputed ballots for him were allowed to be counted Friday by a Superior Court judge - giving him a 51-vote margin. "I congratulate Mayor Vince Mazzeo on his successful campaign and wish him luck in his first term in the New Jersey Assembly," Amodeo said in a statement.
NEWS
December 5, 2013 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - Democratic challenger Vince Mazzeo was again declared the winner over Republican incumbent John Amodeo as a tense recount of ballots in their Second District Assembly race concluded Tuesday evening. The two finished 39 votes apart, almost exactly where they were a little over two weeks ago when certified totals had Mazzeo up by 40 over Amodeo. Vote totals were 25,166 for Mazzeo and 25,127 for Amodeo after all mail-in and provisional ballots were hand-counted in a courtroom turned boardroom in the historic former courthouse that is now the home of the Atlantic County Board of Elections.
NEWS
November 29, 2013 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
NORTHFIELD, N.J. Day Two of the voting machine recheck of the Second District legislative race wrapped up with the two affected Assembly candidates anxiously awaiting the start of the hand count of 7,500 mail-in and provisional ballots. That process is expected to start sometime Friday at the Board of Elections office in Mays Landing after the final Voting Authority signatures are verified against the machine count, said Paula S. Dunn, chairwoman of the Atlantic County Board of Elections.
NEWS
November 23, 2013 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
MAYS LANDING, N.J. A Superior Court judge on Thursday granted Republican Assemblyman John Amodeo a full recount of the ballots in his Second District legislative race won by Democratic challenger Vince Mazzeo. Mazzeo prevailed over Amodeo by the thin margin of 40 votes, and was certified the winner Tuesday by the Atlantic County clerk and Board of Elections. Judge Julio L. Mendez granted all of Amodeo's requests, including a recheck of all voting machines used in the Nov. 5 election and a recount of all early vote-by-mail ballots, emergency ballots, and provisional ballots.
NEWS
October 7, 2013 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
When a 1,000-year storm struck Burlington County without warning in 2004, 46 dams collapsed, causing massive flooding that led to about $50 million in property damage. Though nearly all these earthen structures are back in operation, one Marlton dam became mired in nine years of contentious litigation when the state cracked down on deficient dams. And as the case was argued in court, the empty Kenilworth Lake sprouted a marshy forest of sea grasses, cattails, invasive plants, and 12-foot pine trees.
NEWS
August 21, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
THE WOMAN whose legs were amputated after being trapped for 13 hours beneath rubble from the Market Street building collapse filed a lawsuit yesterday, claiming several parties ignored signs of the impending danger. Mariya Plekan, 52, of Hunting Park, was shopping at the Salvation Army store when a three-story wall fell onto the store the morning of June 5. Firefighters pulled Plekan from under the debris shortly before midnight. The suit says that, as a result of the catastrophe, Plekan's entire lower body has been removed.
NEWS
June 21, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
WHEN ROBERT Jackson was a kid growing up near 52nd and Race streets in West Philadelphia, he saw it as one of his missions to take care of the elderly. "He'd be out shoveling their snow, taking out their trash," said Lumpkin Williams, a neighbor growing up with Robert on Wilton Street near Race. "He would shovel eight houses while I was doing one. He was a good-hearted person, always there for you. " Robert's grandmother called him "Nature Boy" when he was born - because "he was a fine specimen of a boy," his family said.
SPORTS
June 10, 2013
Trevor Bayne rallied to win the rain-plagued NASCAR Nationwide-DuPont Pioneer 250 race in Newton, Iowa, on Sunday, becoming just the third series regular to win this season. Bayne caught pole-sitter Austin Dillon with 11 laps to go and hung on for his second career win and first of 2013. Dillon was second, followed by Elliott Sadler , Sam Hornish Jr ., and Kyle Larson in the first Nationwide race of the year without a Sprint Cup driver. The race, scheduled for Saturday night, was washed out by rain.
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