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October 30, 2012 | BY JAN RANSOM & DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writers
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.
NEWS
May 22, 1986 | By Carol Horner, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
June 21, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
November 18, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
October 8, 2004 | By ELMER SMITH
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.
NEWS
June 12, 1987 | By DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer
"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.
BUSINESS
September 11, 1997 | by Frank Dougherty, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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?
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August 17, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Staff Writer
Nearly 60 years after Philadelphia mapped out its first and only plan for the Eastwick neighborhood - one that led to the displacement of more than 8,000 residents - officials are starting fresh. On Monday, the city said it was in search of a firm to study and outline a vision for a series of undeveloped or underutilized parcels in the neighborhood just north of the airport. City officials, in response to residents who say they were cut out before and will not be this time around, have promised that the process will be community focused.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
June 21, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
December 25, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
The largest urban renewal project in the nation's history has officially come to an end. A half-century after beginning the remaking of Philadelphia's Eastwick section - over the protests of residents, more than 8,000 of whom were displaced in the process - the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and a developer have reached a settlement to end that 1961 redevelopment deal. Community members and environmental activists cheered at the close of a special meeting Wednesday, as PRA's board agreed to pay $5 million to New Eastwick Corp., a joint venture of Korman Corp., to buy out its interest in the last 135 acres of vacant land.
NEWS
November 18, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
The last time the city developed a plan for Philadelphia's Eastwick section, in 1957, it proved disastrous for residents: Over the next several years, it condemned more than 2,000 acres of private property, evicting 8,636 people to make way for a vision of urban renewal. Today, that vision remains largely unfulfilled: Suburban-style cul-de-sacs lie curled up in wait for houses that were never built. Those who did move in faced years of flooding, sinking houses, and exposure to pollution from two Superfund sites.
SPORTS
December 8, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
Dick Eastwick remembers his twin brother helping him with the plays. Bob Eastwick remembers his twin brother helping him in other ways. "It would be hot at practice, say in September," Bob Eastwick recalled. "They didn't let you drink water back then. You would be feeling sorry for yourself and I'd see my brother looking at me like, 'What the hell is the matter with you?' " Bob Eastwick would tough it out, thanks to his brother, Dick, thanks to legendary Haddonfield coach Russ Spicer and his assistants, and thanks to the sense of responsibility and camaraderie that swirled around that special football team.
NEWS
September 19, 2014 | BY WILL BUNCH, Daily News Staff Writer bunchw@phillynews.com, 215-854-2957
IT WAS ONLY about three years ago Joanne Graham - longtime resident of working-class Eastwick, wedged between the overpasses of I-95 and the Cobbs Creek floodplain under the shadows of jumbo jets landing at Philadelphia International Airport - started to think seriously about the environment. The environment on her block, that is. The nonstop flooding in Graham's stretch of Eastwick, which is causing a corner of her home to slowly sink, turned the part-time consultant into a community activist.
NEWS
November 1, 2012 | BY WILL BUNCH, Daily News Staff Writer
SANDY MAY HAVE delivered a vicious left hook to the Jersey Shore while landing a sharp jab on New York City, but the massive Atlantic hellstorm-of-the-century softened its blows considerably as it swept over Philadelphia Monday night. City residents awoke to a soggy and unpleasant hangover of downed trees and scattered power outages, but no fatalities and few injuries. Sandy didn't come close to toppling storm records, as it did along the coastline, even as the center of the ex-hurricane passed right over Philadelphia.
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