January 28, 2016 |
Earlier this week, Mike Gillin's phone was ringing nonstop: People wanted help with the near-Herculean task of digging themselves out. But when Mother Nature dumps a season's worth of snow in less than 48 hours, the price of a cleared driveway doesn't come cheap. The storm left a hard-to-plow aftermath that owners of snow-removal services considered unusual. And homeowners were desperate. "I think people would pay pretty much anything you ask them," said Gillin, owner of Ace & Sons in Lansdowne, Delaware County.
July 31, 2015
PEDALING up the hill to Abandon Brewing, above New York's Keuka Lake, late one afternoon last week, I shift down to my lowest gear and find the agony and joy of bicycling for beer. The sky has turned blue with billowing clouds after a late-morning electrical storm. My jersey is soaked, my legs ache. I am thirsty. About 100 yards into the climb, I know there is no way I'll make it to the top without walking. The 9 percent grade has defeated stronger riders than me, I tell myself.
January 5, 2015 |
Developer Andrew Kaplin is branching into Fishtown and New Jersey, expanding the business that he and his father, real estate attorney Marc B. Kaplin, started in 2005. The Kaplins are working on about a half-dozen residential and mixed-use projects. At Revolution Development Group, Andrew Kaplin runs operations day to day. Sister Simi Kaplin Baer, a lawyer, also works for the firm, handling transactional issues. "We have leapfrogged from Old City to South Kensington to Fishtown," Andrew Kaplin said.
October 25, 2014 |
Police arrested a 26-year-old man Thursday night, minutes after they say he fired off two rounds from an assault rifle, critically injuring a neighbor and rattling a quiet section of Bustleton. Chief Inspector Scott Small said police responded to multiple calls of a shooting on the 8900 block of Alton Street about 7:30 p.m. They found a 57-year-old man with gunshot wounds to the arm and stomach, and took him to Einstein Medical Center, where he was in critical condition late Thursday.
October 17, 2013 |
Police are investigating a series of sex attacks in the city's Juniata Park section in which two women and a teenage girl have been attacked in recent days, authorities said Tuesday. At 6:30 a.m. Thursday, a 22-year-old woman was walking on the 4100 block of Maywood Street on her way to the Erie-Torresdale El station when she was grabbed by a man who emerged from a driveway with what appeared to be a black revolver, police said. The man forced her into the driveway and assaulted her, police said.
June 10, 2013
VENTNOR, N.J. - When it comes to the annual, dog-eat-dog competition that is summer street parking in shore towns, residents are asking: where do you draw the line? In several towns, it turns out, you draw it yourself. Responsibility for creating the white lines that mark off driveway entrances from parking spots - a testy issue for many residents - is vastly different from town to town. Public Works handles it in Ocean City. In Downbeach towns, police systematically paint the lines in Margate, while the residents themselves are responsible in Ventnor.
February 27, 2013
FEBRUARY is almost over, and winter will soon come to an end. Oh, sure, March might hit us with another cold day or two. We might even get a little snow. But let's be honest: February is winter's last hurrah, and when its dark frigid nights slip away, the cold will be replaced by something even worse: spring. Why do I prefer the icy-gray winter to the warm, bursting colors of spring? The answer is quite simple, really. During the winter, people stay in their houses. When spring arrives, people come out. And so do my allergies.
December 28, 2012 |
THE WOMAN who was killed in a hit-and-run on Christmas night in Kensington was identified by police Thursday as Denise Williams, 54, of Overbrook. She had been walking along Frankford Avenue near Wishart Street about 8:10 p.m. Tuesday when she fell in the driveway of a Family Dollar store, witnesses told investigators. A black Dodge Charger made a right turn into the driveway, striking her. Witnesses told police that the driver, a Hispanic woman in her 40s, got out of the car, then got back in and drove off. She was last seen heading west on Wishart.
October 25, 2012 |
All Diane Neary wanted was someone to repave her driveway. So the widow of Lt. Robert Neary - one of two Philadelphia firefighters who died in the five-alarm fire at a Kensington warehouse in April – asked her neighbor Mike Whalen, who's also on the force, to ask around. Many firefighters do contracting or construction jobs on the side to make extra money, and so Whalen sent out a request on a department forum, asking if anyone wanted to take the job. On Monday, 30 firefighters showed up at Neary's Northeast Philadelphia house.
October 24, 2012 |
All Diane Neary wanted was someone to repave her driveway. So the widow of Lt. Robert Neary - one of two Philadelphia firefighters who died in the five-alarm fire at a Kensington warehouse in April - asked her neighbor Mike Whalen, who's also on the force, to ask around. Many firefighters do contracting or construction jobs on the side to make extra money, and so Whalen sent out a request on a department forum, asking if anyone wanted to take the job. On Monday, 30 firefighters showed up at Neary's Northeast Philadelphia house.