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September 2, 2007
Here they go again out in the National League West. The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks continue their joust for the division lead in a three-game series that begins tomorrow in Phoenix. The teams met four times last week, with San Diego taking three of four. Also, 11 months after shoulder surgery, Pedro Martinez is scheduled to come off the disabled list and make his season debut for the New York Mets tomorrow at Cincinnati against the Reds.
NEWS
December 23, 1998 | Inquirer photographs by Tom Gralish
Steve Franck is a rock climber, and he's climbed trees in his job with Plant Place. For this job, though, he rose to new heights.
NEWS
April 27, 1994 | by Dave Davies, Daily News Staff Writer
When city crews arrived at the That's Greek to Me restaurant on South Street yesterday morning, they weren't there to ask questions. Jim Pender fired up a propane torch and began cutting the sidewalk seating deck into pieces that his partner, Henry Tucker, threw into a Streets Department truck. By noon, the deck was gone. After three years of complaints from civic groups, Licenses and Inspections officials finally tore down the deck, which they said was illegal. "It's been a long time coming," said Gray Smith of the South Street Neighborhood Association.
NEWS
March 19, 1989 | By Dominic Sama, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Devon Square resident who built a back-yard deck without a permit will have to dismantle the structure after losing an application for a variance before the Radnor Township Zoning Hearing Board. Though calling the absence of a building permit an honest mistake, the board voted 4-1 Thursday night to reject the request of Henry and Marilyn Sommo, of 120 Eaton Drive, for other reasons. The Sommos' attorney, Nicholas Caniglia, said his client was undecided whether to appeal the decision to Delaware County Court.
NEWS
May 30, 2000 | By Dave Barry
There's nothing like adding a deck to transform an ordinary home into a home attached to a mass of inexpertly nailed wood. And just imagine the family fun you'll have this summer with a deck! "Come on kids!" you'll call to your children. "Let's go out on the deck and have some fun!" "Shut UP," they'll gaily reply, because they are engrossed in a Sony PlayStation video game that they've been playing for 11 consecutive weeks. "OK then!" you'll say, stepping out onto your new deck.
NEWS
July 4, 1992 | By Alissa Wolf, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Looking for a good excuse to whoop it up tonight? Here are two: it's Saturday, and it's Independence Day. And if Mother Nature decides to smile upon us, you'll be able to take advantage of the Shore's many alfresco nightspots, where you can enjoy fresh bay or ocean breezes - and fireworks. One of the best vantage points can be found on the upstairs deck at C.J.'s Key West Bar and Grill, 939 Bay Ave., Somers Point - the newly renovated former site of Crazy Jane's dance club.
NEWS
August 20, 1989 | By Joseph Yaskin, Special to The Inquirer
The Lower Gwynedd Township Zoning Hearing Board denied a variance Wednesday night for a deck on a one-year-old house that was sited incorrectly as the result of a surveyor's error. Because the house on Tanglewood Drive in the Gwynedd Knoll housing development was built 23 feet closer to the rear property line than it should have been, a variance was required to permit construction of the deck. The owners, John and Ruth Dalina, had argued that they should not be held responsible for the surveying error made by Toll Bros.
NEWS
February 19, 1987 | By Paul Baker, Special to The Inquirer
The Aldan Zoning Hearing Board has granted the appeal of Ralph D'Orazio to allow a sun deck in his rear side yard on Laurel Avenue. D'Orazio had begun construction of the sun deck in the fall without first obtaining a building permit from the borough. The borough's building inspector discovered the construction in progress and refused to issue a permit because the deck did not conform with borough setback requirements. According to the borough zoning ordinance, the structure would have to be 8 feet away from D'Orazio's property line.
NEWS
June 15, 1989 | By Daniel Rubin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eureeta Daniels said she was just looking for a safe place for her grandchildren to play when she had a deck built behind her house on a LaMott corner lot. She had no idea that the opposition to her addition would take her before several township boards and stir up those who want to retain the historic nature of the Cheltenham neighborhood. Monday night, Daniels encountered and cleared what might be her final hurdle. Despite putting in the deck without the required building permit, Daniels was given the approval of the township Zoning Hearing Board.
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August 4, 2015 | Jason Nark, Daily News Staff Writernarkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
The world is full of terrible and average people, lots of half-decent ones who do dumb things when they're drunk, and those rare heroes who lift our collective spirits with a game-winning touchdown or successful round of CPR. That whole mishmash of humanity exists in Philly, like a plate of steaming scrapple, and it's evident in the people offering to rebuild a hitchhiking Canadian robot and those who allegedly jumped him over the weekend in...
NEWS
December 20, 2014 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, Inquirer Staff Writer
A France-based company that operates observation decks in Paris, Berlin, and Chicago plans to open a viewing spot on the 57th floor of the 61-story One Liberty Place. Montparnasse 56 said the attraction - its second in the United States - is scheduled to debut in the summer. Mayor Nutter welcomed the project, saying in a statement: "We are a destination rich in history, culture and the arts. From the most historic square mile in the country to the expansive collection of art housed along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the new observation deck by Montparnasse 56 will offer visitors a chance to see our changing skyline and tourism assets.
REAL_ESTATE
September 22, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
The most pleasant feature of Shawn and Lauren League's roof deck is the constant breeze - even on the most sweltering summer-in-the-city days. After visiting the roof deck of some Point Breeze neighbors at 15th and Dickinson Streets, the Leagues liked the idea so much, they took out a home-improvement loan to put in one of their own. "We moved to the city from Bucks County and missed having a yard," Shawn League said. "Yes, the roof deck improved the value of the house, but also our quality of life.
NEWS
August 19, 2014 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
STRAWBERRY Mansion residents will be the benefactors of three Philadelphia Housing Authority projects within 24 months. The neighbors say they want and need the housing but they want to make sure they have a say in how it's done. City officials broke ground on the first development Tuesday: the Oakdale Street Apartments, on a longtime vacant lot in the north end of Strawberry Mansion. Twelve units will be built on Oakdale Street near 28th, across from the Widener Library. The three developments will result in a total investment of about $30 million.
NEWS
February 9, 2014 | By Andrew Parent, Inquirer Staff Writer
Methacton's Eric Straup had seen Isaac Philip before, and he knew what he had to do to notch his third consecutive win over the Wissahickon senior in a 120-pound duel. "Front headlock," Straup said. "I've been using that a lot. " Straup's pin of Philip helped seal a loud win for Methacton as the Warriors downed host Wissahickon, 65-5, in a nonconference bout Friday. "I've wrestled him before, and I did pretty good," Straup said. "It was pretty much the same thing today against him. " Straup was one of the Methacton regulars to post wins, and some of the team's younger guys also had a productive match, as the Warriors' freshmen combined for five wins.
NEWS
December 11, 2013
YOU'VE heard of stop and frisk, the highly controversial and often unconstitutionally applied tactic wherein police search people without evidence of wrongdoing. The Pennsylvania Legislature is now considering another category of unreasonable search and seizure: stop and swab. A bill pending in the House would allow police to collect DNA evidence from people who are arrested for felonies and certain misdemeanors by swabbing their cheeks when they're booked. It expands current law, which allows DNA evidence to be collected only after people are convicted of certain crimes.
SPORTS
October 22, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The afternoon began with such promise. The Eagles could have claimed first place in the NFC East. Nick Foles could have enhanced his candidacy to become the team's starter. The team could have halted a home losing streak. They were shut out of all those possibilities on Sunday. They were even shut out of the end zone. The Eagles' 17-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys ended the momentum from a two-game winning streak with a resounding thud. "To do what we did is unacceptable," coach Chip Kelly said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2013 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
Long ago, before Emperor Jones , before Iceman , before Long Day's Journey , before the Pulitzer and the Nobel Prizes, before the work that made Eugene O'Neill the granddaddy of American drama, he was a sad young man, down on his luck, who shipped out as a merchant seaman. That rough, hard-drinking, vagabond life yielded what are known as "The Sea Plays" and two of them, Bound East for Cardiff and In the Zone , are Philadelphia Artists' Collective's 2013 Fringe contribution, giving us a chance to see a superb production of these rarely performed one-acts.
NEWS
June 16, 2013 | By Curt Anderson, Associated Press
NORTH BAY VILLAGE, Fla. - Investigators began examining a twisted pile of concrete, metal, and wood Friday to determine why a deck at a popular sports bar collapsed into shallow Biscayne Bay, injuring two dozen people gathered to cheer the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. Authorities estimated that 100 people were on the deck at Shuckers Bar & Grill when a support on one end apparently gave way, causing the deck to buckle in the middle and drop about eight feet into the bay. The scene Friday was a tangle of partly submerged green plastic chairs, tables, umbrellas, and even flip-flops and cellphones lost in the chaos of the night before.
NEWS
June 15, 2013
Boston officer leaves hospital BOSTON - The police officer who survived a showdown with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects left the hospital Friday and headed home with a bullet still in his body, nearly two months after the gun battle that severed one of his major arteries. Officer Richard Donohue, 33, walked out of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital on crutches, emerging with his wife, Kim, to the applause of more than a dozen fellow Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officers.
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