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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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NEWS
July 28, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
When a man slapped a woman with his open hand Sunday night at Cavanaugh's River Deck, it set off a chain of events that ended with a homicide outside the popular Penn's Landing club, according to police and a club spokesman. On Tuesday, police identified the victim as Shelton Merritt, 24, of the unit block of Mouldy Road in Lawnside, Camden County. Merritt's alleged killer, Xavier Braswell, 23, of the unit block of Underwood Court, Burlington City, has been charged with murder, firearms violations, and related offenses.
NEWS
July 27, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, STAFF WRITER
A man was fatally shot near Cavanaugh's River Deck in Penn's Landing after a fight inside the club Sunday night, according to police. About 11:45 p.m., police responded to reports of a fight outside the busy club, on the 400 block of North Christopher Columbus Boulevard, and heard gunshots from the unit block of nearby Callowhill Street. When the officers ran to Callowhill, police said, a man on a motorcycle approached and pointed to three men running from the scene. " 'They just shot my boy,' " the motorcyclist told the officers, police said.
REAL_ESTATE
July 18, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
I no longer have a deck, but the memories of how needy those structures could be over the long haul linger. I remember being so busy during the spring and summer one year that I waited until late October to wash and waterproof the deck. It was a warm spell, and I coated it by the light of the full moon at 5 a.m. Be that as it may, here are some tips to better deck care, courtesy of Trex, which manufacturers decking: Nail pops and splintering are common occurrences with any type of wood deck, especially after a winter of fluctuating temperatures and precipitation.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2016 | By Jennifer Adams, For The Inquirer
Q: I have owned some string lights for a year and still haven't hung them over my deck or patio because I can't figure out how to connect them to the house and the deck. We don't have high railings, so we'd need some sort of poles, but we don't think that would look very nice. Do you have any ideas? - J. A: This is a great question. Outdoor lights add a festive touch and beautiful atmosphere to backyards. Here are several ways to make it work. I like to use strings of lights to create a "roof.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2016 | Lauren McCutcheon, For the Daily News
The long: Philly skyline's former iconoclast turned its spire into a 360-degree, 57-stories-up destination for spectators big and small. The short: "Am I gonna fall down? Am I gonna fall down? Am I . . . ?" Photo opps: Selfie at Ben Franklin's bust. Photographer before elevator takes two green-screen shots that make it look like you're in front of the skyline by day and night, for $19.99. What preschoolers want: To crank out flattened souvenir pennies from the machine, 51 cents a pop. Bring quarters (and pennies)
NEWS
November 30, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
On a clear day, the newly opened observation deck on the 57th floor of One Liberty Place offers unhindered views as far as Limerick's steaming nuclear plant cooling towers in the north to Wilmington in the south - with all of Philadelphia's urban bustle packed in between. What would our city's founders, stuck at pedestrian level, have made of such a panoramic, bird's-eye vista? "I am beside myself," offered the Benjamin Franklin impersonator hired to stand next to the observation deck's larger-than-life, geodesic bust of Franklin and greet the opening-day crowds Saturday.
BUSINESS
November 5, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brandywine Realty Trust chief executive Jerry Sweeney says that there are no immediate plans to redevelop the multi-level garage in Center City's Market East area the company purchased earlier this year, and that it may add levels of parking to the structure. Brandywine is completing engineering studies to see whether additional decks can be added to the five existing levels of parking in the structure at 618-34 Market St., between Sixth and Seventh Streets, Sweeney said in an interview.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
For a penthouse, the top of One Liberty Place hasn't seen much action. First, it was a Cigna corporate cafeteria. Then, it sat vacant. Soon, though, the space - and, more important, the views - will be accessible to anyone willing to pay $19 a ticket. The One Liberty Observation Deck , to open in November, represents an investment "north of $10 million," said general manager Evan Evans. He expects it to attract half a million visitors per year.   To his employer, the French company Montparnasse 56, it was an obvious choice.
NEWS
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.
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