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.
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?
October 30, 2012 |
LEONARD BRUNDAGE has lived through his share of floods. Like when Hurricane Floyd struck the East Coast in 1999, and 6 feet of water filled his two-story townhouse in Eastwick, one of the city's most 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.
July 13, 2010 |
A 23-year-old man was killed and a woman wounded in a shooting late Monday in Southwest Philadelphia, police said. Both victims were sitting in a car when gunfire exploded about 11:20 p.m. on the 7200 block of Elmwood Avenue in the Eastwick section. The man, not yet identified, was shot in the head and a bullet grazed the back of a 20-year-old woman sitting in the passenger seat, police said, The man died and the woman was treated at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and released, police said.
September 19, 2014 |
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.