August 24, 2012 |
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.
December 23, 1994 |
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.
October 20, 1993 |
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.
August 30, 1990 |
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.
April 26, 1990 |
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.
January 28, 1990 |
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)
January 21, 1990 |
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.
December 14, 1989 |
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.
September 28, 1989 |
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.