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August 24, 2012 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer
DAVID CROCKETT had been driving from Overbrook to work in Trenton two summers ago when he decided to cut the cost of his daily commute by using SEPTA. "Everyone was telling me, 'If you took the train, it would be cheaper,' " said Crockett, who works in real-estate development and construction management. On Sept. 1, 2010, perhaps his third day of riding SEPTA, Crockett said, he was exiting the R7 train in Trenton when one of the spring-loaded trapdoors that cover the train's stairwells popped open, cutting him on the right leg, where he still has a scar.
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January 21, 1990 | By Frank Reeves, Special to The Inquirer
A Delaware County sheriff's sale of the Llanerch Quarry was canceled after David Crockett, the quarry's owner, and V. DiFrancesco & Sons, which holds the first mortgage on the property, agreed on a plan that will allow Crockett to pay nearly $1.2 million in back mortgage payments and related fees. Donald Krammer, whose firm, Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, represents V. DiFrancesco & Sons, said the agreement reached last week removed the threat that the Llanerch Quarry would be sold at a sheriff's sale - at least for now. Krammer declined to describe the terms of the new payment schedule or how it differed from previous payment plans between Crockett and DiFrancesco & Sons.
NEWS
June 2, 1989 | By Frank Reeves, Special to The Inquirer
Five houses on the edge of the Llanerch Quarry in Haverford should be evacuated immediately, according to a report given last week to the consulting engineer hired by the quarry's owner. Hugh Donaghue, the Haverford Township solicitor, said yesterday that on May 25, a geotechnician making tests for consulting engineer Walter B. Satterwaite had told Satterwaite in a letter that a section of the quarry wall was in danger of collapse and that the homes should be evacuated. Donaghue said it was not until Wednesday that Satterwaite told township officials of the geotechnician's findings.
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December 23, 1994 | By Nancy Lawson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
After five years of legal battles with the owners of the Llanerch Quarry, the township received $647,000 from its owners yesterday. "Now it's all been settled," said Township Manager Tom Bannar. "Merry Christmas, Haverford Township. " David Crockett, the principal officer of West Chestnut Realty, which owns the property, could not be reached for comment. Crockett's lawyer, Herman P. Weinberg, refused to discuss the case. Disagreements between the township and the quarry began in 1989, when the collapse of the northwest wall forced seven families on Joanna Road and Olympic Avenue out of their homes for about a year.
NEWS
April 26, 1990 | By Rob Wingate, Special to The Inquirer
A local contractor has finished building a buttress for the section of the Llanerch Quarry wall that collapsed in June, Haverford Township officials said. Township Manager Thomas J. Bannar said Friday that crews from James D. Morrissey Inc. - a Philadelphia contractor building a section of the Blue Route - had dumped about 700,000 tons of clean fill into the northwest corner of the quarry since Oct. 30. Bannar said the $200,000 project was financed mainly through federal and state grants to Haverford Township, which supervised the effort.
NEWS
September 3, 1989 | By Frank Reeves, Special to The Inquirer
Haverford Township officials say they are satisfied with an agreement between the township and David Crockett, the owner of the Llanerch Quarry, that could allow work on buttressing the northwest wall of the quarry to begin soon. "I think it was the best resolution we could make of the situation," township manager Thomas J. Bannar said Wednesday. "Obviously, we would like the onus to be on Crockett and (his firm) West Chestnut Realty. The agreement puts more responsibility and liability on us (the township)
NEWS
September 28, 1989 | By Frank Reeves, Special to The Inquirer
The Llanerch Quarry will be sold in December at a Delaware County Sheriff's auction if the owner of the quarry, David Crockett, does not pay nearly $1.2 million in back mortgage payments, according to court records. In 1982, Crockett's firm, West Chestnut Realty of Haverford Inc., purchased the Llanerch Quarry, which is near the border of Haverford and Upper Darby, from V. DiFrancesco & Sons for $1 million. West Chestnut Realty paid DiFrancesco & Sons a $35,000 down payment on the property.
NEWS
October 20, 1993 | By Robert F. O'Neill, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
West Chestnut Realty, the company that owns the Llanerch quarry, has filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 to extricate itself from "a continuing onslaught of excessive and sometimes harassing legal actions. " The filing was done Thursday in Eastern District Court in Philadelphia but has been assigned to federal Bankruptcy Court in Reading. No date has been set for a hearing. Company attorney Herman P. Weinberg said yesterday that the move was an effort by David Crockett Sr., president of West Chestnut Realty, to reorganize and restructure his debt, not to shut down or sell the quarry.
NEWS
June 3, 1989 | By Frank Reeves, Special to The Inquirer
Seven houses on the edge of the Llanerch Quarry in Haverford were evacuated yesterday after large sections of the quarry wall began to collapse. Haverford Township officials feared that the rock slide along the quarry wall could undermine the houses and endanger the 25 people who live there, Township Manager Thomas J. Bannar said. The seven homes - five in the 100 block of Joanna Road and two in the 300 block of Olympic Avenue - are only yards from the quarry edge. They are in a quiet neighborhood of single-family houses.
NEWS
May 21, 1989 | By Frank Reeves, Special to The Inquirer
Haverford Commissioner Jack McDonald charged Thursday that the owner of the Llanerch Quarry has known at least since 1984 that a section of the north wall of the quarry was in danger of collapsing but has done nothing to prevent it. McDonald made the accusation during a made-for-television news conference in front of the gates of the Llanerch Quarry, with the steep slopes of the quarry walls looming in the background. McDonald released a copy of a report prepared in 1986 by consulting engineers hired by David Crockett, the owner of the quarry.
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August 24, 2012 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer
DAVID CROCKETT had been driving from Overbrook to work in Trenton two summers ago when he decided to cut the cost of his daily commute by using SEPTA. "Everyone was telling me, 'If you took the train, it would be cheaper,' " said Crockett, who works in real-estate development and construction management. On Sept. 1, 2010, perhaps his third day of riding SEPTA, Crockett said, he was exiting the R7 train in Trenton when one of the spring-loaded trapdoors that cover the train's stairwells popped open, cutting him on the right leg, where he still has a scar.
NEWS
December 23, 1994 | By Nancy Lawson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
After five years of legal battles with the owners of the Llanerch Quarry, the township received $647,000 from its owners yesterday. "Now it's all been settled," said Township Manager Tom Bannar. "Merry Christmas, Haverford Township. " David Crockett, the principal officer of West Chestnut Realty, which owns the property, could not be reached for comment. Crockett's lawyer, Herman P. Weinberg, refused to discuss the case. Disagreements between the township and the quarry began in 1989, when the collapse of the northwest wall forced seven families on Joanna Road and Olympic Avenue out of their homes for about a year.
NEWS
October 20, 1993 | By Robert F. O'Neill, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
West Chestnut Realty, the company that owns the Llanerch quarry, has filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 to extricate itself from "a continuing onslaught of excessive and sometimes harassing legal actions. " The filing was done Thursday in Eastern District Court in Philadelphia but has been assigned to federal Bankruptcy Court in Reading. No date has been set for a hearing. Company attorney Herman P. Weinberg said yesterday that the move was an effort by David Crockett Sr., president of West Chestnut Realty, to reorganize and restructure his debt, not to shut down or sell the quarry.
NEWS
August 30, 1990 | By Suzanne Gordon, Inquirer Staff Writer
The controversial Llanerch quarry in Havertown is scheduled to go on the auction block Sept. 10 because of its delinquent tax bill. The quarry, owned by West Chestnut Realty of Haverford Inc., owes more than $169,000 in back taxes for the years 1987 through 1990, according to the Delaware County Tax Claim Bureau. The sale was prompted by the lack of payment for 1987 taxes. However, the sale price - called the upset price or minimum bid - will include all outstanding taxes for the last four years, according to a spokesman at the tax claim office.
NEWS
April 26, 1990 | By Rob Wingate, Special to The Inquirer
A local contractor has finished building a buttress for the section of the Llanerch Quarry wall that collapsed in June, Haverford Township officials said. Township Manager Thomas J. Bannar said Friday that crews from James D. Morrissey Inc. - a Philadelphia contractor building a section of the Blue Route - had dumped about 700,000 tons of clean fill into the northwest corner of the quarry since Oct. 30. Bannar said the $200,000 project was financed mainly through federal and state grants to Haverford Township, which supervised the effort.
NEWS
January 28, 1990 | By Frank Reeves, Special to The Inquirer
Haverford Township officials share responsibility for the hazardous conditions at the Llanerch Quarry, an attorney for the quarry's owner contended in a brief filed in Delaware County Court earlier this month. The quarry has been enmeshed in an ever-widening legal tangle since last June, when seven families were forced to evacuate their homes after a quarry wall collapsed. On Aug. 1 last year, the seven families sued quarry owner David Crockett. Their attorney, Carmen P. Belefonte, contended that Crockett's failure to buttress the wall "created a clear and present dangerous condition which threatens (their)
NEWS
January 21, 1990 | By Frank Reeves, Special to The Inquirer
A Delaware County sheriff's sale of the Llanerch Quarry was canceled after David Crockett, the quarry's owner, and V. DiFrancesco & Sons, which holds the first mortgage on the property, agreed on a plan that will allow Crockett to pay nearly $1.2 million in back mortgage payments and related fees. Donald Krammer, whose firm, Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, represents V. DiFrancesco & Sons, said the agreement reached last week removed the threat that the Llanerch Quarry would be sold at a sheriff's sale - at least for now. Krammer declined to describe the terms of the new payment schedule or how it differed from previous payment plans between Crockett and DiFrancesco & Sons.
NEWS
December 14, 1989 | By Frank Reeves, Special to The Inquirer
A sheriff's sale of the Llanerch Quarry in Haverford has been postponed until Jan. 15, giving contesting parties additional time to reach an agreement over its fate, a lawyer for one side said yesterday. The Llanerch Quarry had faced a sale tomorrow at a Delaware County Sheriff's auction if the owner of the quarry, David Crockett, did not pay nearly $1.5 million in back mortgage payments. "We're postponing it for 30 days to give the parties a chance to resolve the issues," said David Giles, whose firm, Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, represents V. DiFrancesco & Sons.
NEWS
September 28, 1989 | By Frank Reeves, Special to The Inquirer
The Llanerch Quarry will be sold in December at a Delaware County Sheriff's auction if the owner of the quarry, David Crockett, does not pay nearly $1.2 million in back mortgage payments, according to court records. In 1982, Crockett's firm, West Chestnut Realty of Haverford Inc., purchased the Llanerch Quarry, which is near the border of Haverford and Upper Darby, from V. DiFrancesco & Sons for $1 million. West Chestnut Realty paid DiFrancesco & Sons a $35,000 down payment on the property.
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