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April 9, 2007
DRIVEWAY conditions behind rowhomes are deplorable in many parts of the city. Decades ago, the city redid a deteriorated driveway. Every homeowner on the block was billed and paid his share - and that was it. Today, the willing-to-pay homeowners are mostly gone, replaced by people with little money to pay for repairs. The city no longer does driveways. Difficulties in collecting money from residents are the alleged reason. The driveways are going to pot. (Some are already there.
NEWS
April 17, 1986 | By Marlene A. Prost, Special to the Inquirer
The Malvern Borough Zoning Hearing Board has granted a Paoli Pike couple a variance for a second driveway on their property. Edward and Ruth Dunning of the 100 block of Paoli Pike sought the variance to allow them to deed a stretch of land along the western edge of their property to their neighbor, Michael Tygh, for a private driveway. The Dunnings and Tygh, who lives behind them, now share a 20-foot driveway that runs down the middle of the Dunning property from Paoli Pike.
NEWS
August 24, 1989 | By Joy D. Gasta, Special to The Inquirer
They were emotional, but not heated; angry, but not violent. All over a driveway. "I wish I'd never seen this damn road," said contractor Jim Thomas. But in the end, Pennsbury Township residents and supervisors this week showed how a communal problem could be solved without taunts and threats and pointing fingers. For months, an eight-lot development off Brintons Bridge Road has plagued developer, contractor, township officials and residents. The biggest problems have come from a common driveway that homeowners have agreed to maintain.
NEWS
July 19, 1987 | By Tim Wright, Special to The Inquirer
A Sadsbury couple have volunteered to build a new driveway so they can subdivide their 10-acre property on Green Belt Drive. The only access John and Roxanne Klingelhoeffer now have to their home is a right-of-way across a neighbor's property. They want to subdivide their property into 8-acre and 2-acre parcels, but the plan ran into problems when the township engineer said their right-of-way was inadequate. The engineer, Lester Andes of Thorndale, said that the driveway was too steeply sloped and spilled gravel onto Green Belt Drive when it rained.
NEWS
September 3, 1987 | By Frank Langfitt, Special to The Inquirer
Members of the Charlestown Planning Commission have suggested the alteration of plans for an 11-house development because they fear a proposed driveway may be inadequate for handling emergencies. The driveway would be shared by residents of four houses in the proposed development on Whitehorse and Union Hill Roads. It would measure 1,100 feet - 100 feet longer than township ordinances allow. Commission members said that the driveway might have to be shortened to make it easier for fire engines and ambulances to reach the houses in emergencies.
NEWS
June 9, 1988 | By Dominic Sama, Inquirer Staff Writer
A developer says he intends to sue Radnor Township for preventing him from building a driveway onto a township right of way that leads to Corwall Lane in St. Davids. Developer Kevin Tobin told the township Planning Commission on Monday night that his research disclosed that the right of way still existed and that he had a constitutional right to build the driveway. The Planning Commission voted 9-0 to recommend denial of Tobin's request. Commission member Charles D. Barber said that according to township solicitor Eugene H. Evans, the driveway would intrude on private property and therefore would be illegal.
NEWS
May 10, 1987 | By Ellen Dean Wilson, Special to The Inquirer
Plans for a driveway and a bridge in a flood plain off Wylie Road in Birmingham Township have been approved, with conditions, by the township Zoning Hearing Board. In a unanimous vote Wednesday night, the board approved the application by Tim and Maryann Rzepski and Hugh C. Mason Jr., who plan to build houses at 241 and 242 Wylie Rd., respectively. The two houses would share the driveway and bridge. Among the conditions for the permission were that the township engineer, the state Department of Environmental Resources, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and any other concerned agency approve detailed plans of the driveway and bridge.
NEWS
July 5, 1987 | By Lori Leonard, Special to The Inquirer
Shared maintenance of a common driveway was recommended by the East Brandywine Planning Commission last week for a three-lot subdivision at 480 Reed's Rd. On Wednesday, the commission granted Robert Mahan a 30-day extension of a deadline to submit final plans for the subdivision. The commission told Mahan - who originally had planned for the common driveway to be shown as a separate lot - that the new plans should show just three lots, which would share the driveway. Mahan plans to continue residing on 3.6 acres of the property, and to sell two 2-acre lots.
NEWS
May 23, 1993 | By Savannah Blackwell, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A scheduled one-hour hearing on a dispute between Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and its neighbors became a four-hour knock-down, drag-out battle between opposing lawyers. At issue before the township commissioners Wednesday night was the church's desire to have restrictions lifted on use of its Moreland Road driveway, against neighbors' wishes. Last fall, the board approved construction of a third-story addition to the church if church members would stop using the Moreland Road driveway.
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REAL_ESTATE
January 5, 2015 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 25, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 17, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
December 28, 2012 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com
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.
NEWS
October 25, 2012 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 24, 2012 | By Aubrey Whelan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
September 28, 2012 | By Corey Williams, Associated Press
ROSEVILLE, Mich. - Police were standing watch over a suburban Detroit driveway on Thursday where authorities have been told the body of former missing Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa may have been buried. The curious were walking or driving by the Roseville home where state officials planned to take soil samples Friday in the search for human decomposition. Roseville Police Chief James Berlin previously said officials were "not claiming it's Jimmy Hoffa; the timeline doesn't add up. We're investigating a body that may be at the location.
BUSINESS
September 27, 2012 | By Scott Sturgis, For The Inquirer
For some reason, people always want to talk to me about cars. Their cars, new cars, buying cars - I can't walk down the street or check my e-mail without getting a question about cars. And, often, people want to know what the auto columnist drives. So here goes. Right now, the Sturgis family of fine automobiles is fairly long in the tooth. Sturgis Kids 1.0 through 3.0 have just finished driving lessons - our cars are "lived-in" and our insurance rates are high - and they are in college, so we're looking at Sturgis Nest Egg 0.0. We're saving for new cars, which just keep getting better.
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