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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.
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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
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?
NEWS
October 30, 2012 | BY JAN RANSOM & DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writers
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.
NEWS
July 13, 2010 | Inquirer Staff Report
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
NEWS
October 30, 2012 | BY JAN RANSOM & DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writers
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.
NEWS
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
September 26, 2012 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 31-year-old Delaware woman was fatally wounded Tuesday afternoon in the Eastwick section of Southwest Philadelphia when two gunmen fired 23 shots at her car, police said. The woman's 5-year-old daughter, who was in the back of the black Honda Accord, suffered a graze wound to the back of her head from either a bullet or shattered glass. The target, police said, appeared to be the passenger, a 20-year-old man who is the father to the woman's other two children. Homicide detectives were questioning the man to determine the identity of the shooters and a motive for the brazen daylight ambush.
NEWS
June 12, 2012 | By Jan Ransom and Daily News Staff Writer
Eastwick residents are expected to flood a City Council hearing Tuesday to oppose a proposed zoning change that would allow Korman Residential to redevelop acres of green space near Philadelphia International Airport. "The Eastwick community does not want this project," said Carol Simmons, 66, whose family lives nearby. "And I will fight it tooth and nail. " Korman Residential wants to build a $102 million, 722-unit, two-story apartment complex on the area bounded by Lindbergh Boulevard, 84th Street and Mario Lanza Boulevard.
NEWS
July 28, 2010 | By ANTHONY CAMPISI
THE PROBLEM: John Taylor's neighborhood park is in bad shape. When he moved to Southwest Philadelphia three years ago, Taylor liked taking his grandkids to Eastwick Park across the street from his house. No more. The play area has fallen into disrepair. One of two playgrounds is rusted and graffiti-covered. The safety matting under the swing set has deep holes in it, and all but one swing has been removed (the remaining one, an infant swing, is broken). The soccer goals don't have nets, grass is starting to encroach on one of the baseball diamonds, and some tree branches that fell during the winter blizzards haven't been picked up. Then there's the dumping.
NEWS
July 13, 2010 | Inquirer Staff Report
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.
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