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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
October 13, 2012 | By Sean Carlin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After getting out of the Air Force in 1972, Henry "Harry" Magee wasn't considering a career in the fire service. "I went to have coffee with my uncle one night and wasn't even thinking about the Fire Department," Magee said. "He said, 'It's a good job,' and I said, 'Well, I'm just a regular guy.' He said, 'We're all regular guys.' " At his uncle's urging, Magee took the Philadelphia Fire Department test and, nearly 39 years after he joined the department, he stood Friday on the second floor of the Fireman's Hall Museum as the 2012 recipient of the Firefighter of the Year Award.
NEWS
October 13, 2012 | By Sean Carlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
After getting out of the Air Force in 1972, Henry "Harry" Magee wasn't considering a career in the fire service. "I went to have coffee with my uncle one night and wasn't even thinking about the Fire Department," Magee said. "He said, 'It's a good job,' and I said, 'Well, I'm just a regular guy.' He said, 'We're all regular guys.' " At his uncle's urging, Magee took the Philadelphia Fire Department test and, nearly 39 years after he joined the department, he stood Friday on the second floor of the Fireman's Hall Museum as the 2012 recipient of the Firefighter of the Year Award.
NEWS
October 8, 2012
HERE'S WHAT will be making news in Philadelphia this week: POLITICS Make the debate go down easy Do you think Vice President Joe Biden is a beer-and-a-shot kind of guy? Does U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan like a stiff whiskey and soda? Sadly, those questions probably won't get answered in Thursday night's vice-presidential debate. But we've figured out some places where you can watch the action and imbibe. Here are a few Philly bars that promise they'll be airing the anticipated face-off between the feisty duo: Doobies, at 22nd and Lombard streets; The Good Dog, on 16th near Locust, and the Nodding Head on Sansom near 15th.
NEWS
August 11, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Police and firemen who responded to a house fire in Chester County Friday morning were met with the sad spectacle of two elderly hoarders dead amid the ruins of their cluttered home. But coming from a screened-in porch behind the two-story structure were chirping sounds - the voices of 17 pet birds, police said. Rescuers who followed the chirps found lovebirds and parakeets that had survived due to a door separating the porch from the smoky house. The birds were taken by animal rescuers to the Chester County SPCA for evaluation.
NEWS
August 4, 2012
William H. Mensing, 88, the owner of an aircraft sheet-metal business whose improved water-drop tanks made for Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopters in the early 1970s became widely used, has died. Mr. Mensing died July 26 at his home in Santa Paula, Calif., after a brief illness, said his family. A World War II veteran, Mr. Mensing opened a precision sheet-metal business called Sheetcraft in Los Angeles in the early 1960s and became known for his skill in making new parts for damaged helicopters and airplanes.
NEWS
July 24, 2012 | Morgan Zalot
After a water-main break near 21 st and Bainbridge streets late Sunday night, homes in at least four blocks surrounding the break were evacuated, and a spokesman for the Red Cross said the organization was setting up temporary shelter from displaced people at Stanton School, 17th and Christian streets. Several blocks surrounding the site of the break were flooded, and reports indicated that water service was affected for more than a two-mile stretch, as far north as west of Rittenhouse Square and as far south as parts of Point Breeze and South Philadelphia west of Broad Street.
SPORTS
July 11, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles running back Dion Lewis was arrested and charged with a low-grade felony over the weekend after Albany, N.Y., police said he pulled a fire alarm at a Hampton Inn where he was staying. Lewis and his brother, Lamar, couldn't get in to the hotel shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday morning and began banging on the door and eventually pulled the alarm, according to police. Initial news reports said the incident happened Saturday morning, but a police spokesman said it was early Sunday.
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