FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
October 8, 2009
The wind might have been a problem at Citizens Bank Park yesterday, but it was the sun that impacted television viewers. Turner Broadcasting said the position of the sun caused brief disruptions in the satellite signal during the Phillies-Rockies game on TBS, leading to a blacked-out screen or a pixelated image for some viewers. Sal Petruzzi, Turner Broadcasting's senior vice president for public relations, said solar interference happens for a few days every fall and spring, potentially interrupting television broadcasts.
NEWS
March 25, 1997 | By Bill Ordine, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Delaware County's president judge announced an initiative yesterday that he hopes will help tighten the screws on deadbeat parents - particularly those working in what he called the "underground economy. " A. Leo Sereni said at yesterday's County Council agenda meeting that a minimum of 24 hours of community service would be added to sanctions already in place to deal with parents in willful contempt of child-support orders. Currently, parents who do not meet their financial obligations under court order can be jailed.
NEWS
August 28, 1997 | By Lisa Sandberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Along a two-block section of Baltimore Pike this week, windows vibrated, sidewalks shook and passersby grimaced as construction crews directed Tyrannosaurus-size cranes, deafening rollers and tar-filled trucks in a water-main replacement project that began Friday. However, not the dust, the detoured traffic or the earth-shaking roar of heavy machinery could dampen the spirits of business owners along the six-block commercial stretch. Most have been counting their blessings since the project - originally scheduled to affect six blocks at once - was altered to affect two blocks at a time.
NEWS
December 14, 1997 | By Susan Weidener, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
As the start date for the $250 million upgrade of Route 202 from Interstate 76 to Swedesford Road creeps ever closer, politicians and business leaders in Chester County are rallying around a common cause. They want to see the seven-mile stretch of the highway from Route 252 to the Exton Bypass widened and improved at the same time the state Department of Transportation takes on the larger job. "The bottlenecks are there," said Chester County Commissioner Colin Hanna, who has led a coalition of state and county leaders to lobby PennDot to work on both sections at once.
NEWS
February 8, 1996 | By Michael Matza, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Closing the courtroom to television cameras was supposed to preserve decorum at the double-murder trial of John C. Salvi 3d, the antiabortion activist whose outbursts have disrupted pretrial proceedings since his arrest a year ago. Yesterday, as jury selection in the closely watched trial was about to resume, Salvi erupted again, toppling a six-foot-long, 100-pound oak defense table, scattering legal briefs, and roaring about his right to address...
NEWS
September 13, 1997 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / MICHAEL MALLY
The Frankford Transportation Center moved closer to reality yesterday when neighbors and dignitaries witnessed the ground-breaking for the facility at the northern terminus of the Market-Frankford Line. Plans include the reconstruction of the terminal there. The construction is the largest single site infrastructure project undertaken by SEPTA, and service is to continue without disruption.
NEWS
January 20, 1987 | By Susan Caba, Inquirer Staff Writer
A white supervisor at SEPTA's Germantown bus depot allegedly referred to a black employee as "Stepin Fetchit" last week, prompting about 30 workers at the depot to stage a brief work disruption yesterday, a union official said. Roger Tauss, president of Local 231 of the Transport Workers Union, said yesterday that one worker described the disruption as "civil disobedience. " During the demonstration, Tauss said the employees stopped work to crowd into another supervisor's office, where they voiced anger at what they viewed as SEPTA's failure to mete out punishment in the matter.
NEWS
December 17, 2012
A section of Walnut Street in Center City was reopened to automobile traffic Monday afternoon after more than a week of repairs stemming from a water-main break, the Philadelphia Water Department announced. The 1600 block of Walnut Street was reopened around 4 p.m., said department spokesman John DiGiulio. On Dec. 8 around 4:30 p.m., a 12-inch water main broke, causing a disruption of service for about 20 businesses and residents in the area. Service was restored the next morning, but the block remained closed to vehicles while repairs were made.
BUSINESS
April 21, 2010 | By Jeff Gelles INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The slow return of air traffic over Europe isn't just helping stranded transatlantic passengers. It's also easing another, less-obvious disruption: the movement of air cargo into and out of a continent shadowed for nearly a week by a cloud of ash from the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallaj?kull volcano. "When you plan for contingencies, volcanic eruptions aren't high on the list," UPS spokesman Mark Dickens said Tuesday. "We're doing the best we can. " UPS and Federal Express said Tuesday that they had finally begun getting some flights through their major European hubs - UPS's in Cologne, Germany, and FedEx's in Paris.
NEWS
July 3, 2010
The Philadelphia area just suffered through yet another massive electric power outage caused by the failure of PECO's distribution network during recent storms. At its peak, 215,000 of PECO's 1.6 million customers were without electricity. My residence was without electricity for 67 hours. I hope we all recognize that such large-scale, long-duration outages are not merely inconveniences, but significant disruptions to the region's economy. Thousands of businesses were forced to shut down for the duration of the outage, thus losing revenue.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
July 25, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, STAFF WRITER
Storms that slammed the region Saturday afternoon disrupted PATCO service, the Delaware River Port Authority said. At Westmont Station in Haddon Township, damage to equipment knocked the track signaling system offline, DRPA spokesman Mike Williams said. (The storm-related damage was initially believed to be caused by a lightning strike, which Williams later said was inaccurate.) Service was delayed up to 30 minutes in both directions while repair work continued. Shortly before 9 p.m., Williams said the system was returning to its normal schedule, with residual delays.
NEWS
July 25, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
It won't be like when the pope came to town. Sure, there are protests planned, cracks in some SEPTA trains, and any number of presidential motorcades whizzing through Philadelphia. But all in all, officials say, getting around the region during this week's Democratic National Convention shouldn't be too difficult. Shuttle buses, subways, and Ubers will move guests at the convention, and all of it should only mildly inconvenience people who couldn't care less that the donkeys are in town, organizers say. They plan to close streets only around the stadiums and keep highways open to passenger autos.
NEWS
July 20, 2016 | By Thomas Fitzgerald and Jonathan Tamari, STAFF WRITERS
CLEVELAND - Chaos erupted on the Republican convention's opening day, as Donald Trump attempted to use Monday to project calm and to reassure a jittery nation and world that he was up to the job of keeping the peace at home and abroad. Shouts and competing chants came when a last-gasp effort to reject rules binding delegates to Trump was snuffed out by the campaign's whips in tandem with national party officials. The convention chairman twice ruled that the effort to reopen the issue had failed by voice vote, and some angry anti-Trump delegates walked off the floor.
NEWS
July 10, 2016
A person was fatally struck by an Amtrak train Friday afternoon in Delaware County, forcing the suspension of SEPTA's Paoli-Thorndale Line, officials said. The individual was struck at 3:51 p.m. near the SEPTA's Bryn Mawr station on tracks that are used by Amtrak for trains between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, said Amtrak spokesman Mike Tolbert. There were no passengers on the train, Tolbert said. The Keystone line was briefly halted for police investigators, but two tracks were back in service around 4:15 p.m. There was no timetable for when the SEPTA's regional rail line would resume service, said agency spokesman Andrew Busch.
NEWS
May 23, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai and Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITERS
Authorities were investigating a disturbance of some sort, which initially was reported as a manhole explosion, near 30th and Market Streets in University City on Saturday afternoon. No one was injured, a police spokeswoman said. The reported underground explosion occurred near 30th Street Station, at the northeast corner of 30th and Market, shortly after 1 p.m., a Fire Department dispatcher said. Market Street was closed to vehicular traffic from 29th to 30th Streets because of the investigation.
BUSINESS
May 2, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, Staff Writer
JERSEY SHORE, Pa. - Blake and Gerlinde Trimble lived for nearly 30 years in the Riverdale Mobile Home Park outside this curiously named borough. But four years after they were evicted to make way for the shale-gas boom, they hardly recognize the place. "I'm having some trouble getting my bearings," Blake Trimble, 61, said as the couple wandered through a grassy field where their trailer once stood, identifying traces of raspberries, blueberries, and honeysuckle they had planted. It was their first visit since 2012, when security guards and the state police told residents that after they packed up, they couldn't come back.
NEWS
April 24, 2016
Philadelphia Orchestra concertgoers experienced a rare interruption Friday afternoon when a fire alarm in the Kimmel Center sent audience and musicians out of the complex. No fire was reported after an alarm was triggered at 2:29 in the Perelman Theater, which was also evacuated, said Kimmel Center spokeswoman Leslie Patterson-Tyler. The Philadelphia Fire Department conducted an investigation, and within 40 minutes the Kimmel was deemed safe and visitors were allowed to return. "We are investigating what may have triggered the alarm," said Patterson-Tyler.
NEWS
March 8, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
He's become the scourge of the Media/Elwyn Line quiet car. At 8:30 a.m., among those seeking silence on their way to work, the tall, gray-haired man is loud and insulting, other riders say. He's vocal when something annoys him, and cruel to conductors. "He's just mean and nasty, and he looks for obvious targets," said Megan Mackrides, 34, a regular rider. "The worst part is that no one feels comfortable to say, 'Hey buddy, shut up.' " Passengers complained to police without results.
BUSINESS
February 17, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, STAFF WRITER
Comcast Corp. said Monday afternoon that it had restored "almost all services" disrupted in a widespread national outage on its network earlier in the day. The company did not disclose the cause of the outage or its extent. An outage map on Downdetector.com showed people in most Comcast markets reporting some form of outage of TV, phone or Internet services. The company apologized for the inconvenience. bfernandez@phillynews.com 215-854-5897 @bobfernandez1  
NEWS
January 7, 2016 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
SEPTA's regional rail travel got jammed in Center City Tuesday afternoon after a report of smoke in a train caused rush-hour delays of up to an hour. Smoke was reportedly being emitted from overhead equipment on a Warminster Line train between Jefferson Station and 30th Street Station about 5:50 p.m., said SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch. The train arrived at 30th Street and the passengers were evacuated. The train was placed out of service for investigation. Commuters reported hearing at an announcement at Jefferson Station suggesting they find alternative transportation.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|