October 30, 2012 |
This story has been corrected. Leonard Brundage has lived through his share of floods. Like when Hurricane Floyd struck the east coast in 1999 and when six feet of water filled Brundage's two-story town house in Eastwick, one of the city's flood prone areas. Luckily Brundage left for high ground and stayed with his mother in West Philadelphia. But this time, he's riding Hurricane Sandy out at home with his wife and daughter. "We're just going to watch and wait," said Brundage, 58, who has lived in Eastwick for 38 years.
May 22, 1986 |
They want to bring the devil to this heavenly little town, and some people here don't like it one bit. The demon would be in the person of actor Jack Nicholson, he of the sardonic grin and worldwide fame. If Warner Bros. and the Rhode Island Film Commission have their way, Nicholson could spend a couple of weeks here this summer playing the lead character in the film version of John Updike's novel The Witches of Eastwick. It's a character many readers see as an allegorical Satan.
June 21, 2016 |
When rain pounds down and the wind picks up on Grosbeak Place, a quiet cul-de-sac in Southwest Philadelphia, residents can only pray that their homes remain standing. The cracking of interior and exterior walls and the shifting of the ground has worsened in recent years. "I hear squeaks and I don't know if this is it or not," Milton Dunham said. His home on the 6900 block of Grosbeak Place is one of 285 in Eastwick built on unstable silt dredged from the Schuylkill. The homes on Grosbeak have become increasingly unsafe and unstable over time.
November 18, 2015 |
Police on Monday identified four men killed over the weekend in Philadelphia, and said an arrest had been made in one case. Shamori Green, 18, of the 7900 block of Mars Place, was charged with murder and other offenses in the slaying of Matthew Augusta, 19, of the 7900 block of Buist Avenue. Both men are from the Eastwick section. Shortly after 2:35 a.m. Friday, Augusta was found fatally shot in the head and right leg at 72d Street and Buist in Eastwick. An unspecified weapon was found under his body.
July 18, 2016
Kingsessing - with its paneled homes with metal awnings, trolley cables stretching over asphalt streets, and weeds peeking out from concrete cracks - is hardly the picture of nature. But the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a plan to make Kingsessing a model for green space. Working with groups such as Philadelphia University's landscape architecture program and the grassroots organization Empowered CDC, Fish and Wildlife has identified eight spaces to turn into community green space.
September 10, 2003
SOUTHWEST Philadelphia: You've got mail! Last month the U.S. Postal Service governors voted to go forward with construction of a massive mail-distribution center in Eastwick. This month, City Council is expected to consider legislation that will pave the way for the construction project, which will replace the venerable 30th Street postal facility near University City. The plan is a win for the city. The Postal Service is one of the largest employers in the city. Of the more than 3,700 postal workers in the region, 71 percent live in Philadelphia.
October 8, 2004 |
JOHN STREET and Bob Brady have shared a foxhole in every political war in the last 20 years. But rising floodwaters in Eastwick are coming between them. Rep. Brady, the city's Democratic Party chairman, in a sharply worded letter to the mayor, has charged the city with "frustrating" his efforts on behalf of Eastwick residents whose homes have been damaged in every major storm since 1999. Brady, who represents the 1st Congressional District, is largely responsible for establishing an $8 million buyout fund through the Federal Emergency Management Administration for Eastwick residents who want to sell their flood-damaged properties.
June 12, 1987 |
"The Witches of Eastwick," a supernatural comedy-drama starring Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer. Directed by George Miller. Produced by Neil Canton, Peter Guber and Jon Peters. Screenplay by Michael Cristofer. Based on John Updike's novel. Running Time 121 minutes. Presented by Warner Bros. at area theaters. Attired in a quilt-like shirt of brilliant reds, blues and greens, Australian director George "Mad Max Trilogy" Miller sat in a posh Park Avenue hotel suite recently, attempting to put into words his feelings about Jack Nicholson - satanic star of Miller's supernatural comedy-drama, "The Witches of Eastwick.
September 11, 1997 |
SEPTA this month will begin playing a major role in helping PNC Bank keep more than 1,000 jobs within the city by offering custom-designed transit services for PNC workers commuting to their new headquarters in Eastwick. The only remaining requirement to seal the arrangement is the expected approval by the 15-member SEPTA board, which meets today at its offices in Center City. SEPTA General Manager Jack Leary has vowed to make SEPTA customer-friendly. His promise, 'If we don't go there, we will find a way to get there,' becomes a reality this month," said Stephan Rosenfeld, SEPTA assistant general manager for Public Affairs and Customer Service.
September 12, 2003
IN ALL THE hoopla about the coup of a $289 million mail facility slated for construction in Southwest Philadelphia, the Daily News (editorial, "Sealed with a Deal," Sept. 10) was right to stress that the Eastwick community, in which it will be based, not be overlooked, and that the needs of its residents not be trampled upon. However, for the inconvenience of all that construction - which will certainly have an impact on residents and businesses - instead of the gift of a community center, as you suggested, how about letting the community receive a piece of the pie?