April 20, 2012 |
As with all great love stories, Bobbie Ann Tilkens-Fisher and Matthew Fisher found their dream home when they weren't even looking. The couple were happy living in their Northern Liberties rowhouse until they visited Bobbie's family in Wisconsin for the December 2008 holidays. Cocktails at an acquaintance's midcentury house piqued Bobbie's interest: What would it be like to live in one, and are there any in Philadelphia? Back East she went searching, eventually finding the website Modern Homes Philadelphia, run by real estate agent Craig Wakefield, which hosts listings plus resources to learn about the history and significant players behind the region's considerable inventory of midcentury homes.
September 29, 2011 |
Philadelphia Police Department Internal Affairs investigators served a search warrant Wednesday morning at the home of a city officer alleged to have stolen firearms parts from the department. Investigators found 51 firearms in Anthony Magsam's home, but a preliminary check of the serial numbers did not match any guns missing from the department Firearms Identification Unit, Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said. The rifles and handguns were taken as part of the investigation of what happened in the unit, Ramsey said.
June 24, 2011 |
Remember when the "experts" said that most Americans would telecommute from home offices to work every day? Hasn't happened, although ever-evolving technology has made the notion more viable. Think laptops, netbooks, printers, smartphones, and tablets, networked through a wireless router to a high-speed Internet connection. Thanks to wireless technology, you don't even need a physical home office - although if you are counting on an income-tax deduction, the IRS requires that space be dedicated to that purpose.
February 3, 2011 |
After more than 51/2 hours of deliberations Wednesday, a Chester County court jury convicted a Strafford man of running a narcotics mill from his Tredyffrin Township home office. Richard A. Brown, 67, was found guilty of all 16 counts of illicit drug sales by the jury of seven men and five women. Brown, who has battled the joint prosecution by the offices of the state attorney general and the Chester County district attorney for 31/2 years, watched without showing any emotion as the verdict was read.
June 19, 2010 |
HARRISBURG - Federal agents on Friday raided the Lackawanna County home and district office of the state's highest-ranking Senate Democrat, Robert J. Mellow, as part of an investigation into alleged illegal activity, the FBI said. The FBI would not identify the nature of the investigation or say what the agents were looking for. "Based on an ongoing joint federal investigation into alleged illegal activities of Sen. Robert J. Mellow, those search warrants were executed this morning," Special Agent Frank Burton Jr. said.
June 18, 2010 |
HARRISBURG ? Federal agents this morning raided the home and district office of Sen. Minority Leader Robert J. Mellow (D., Lackawanna), federal authorities have confirmed. It is unclear what time the raid occurred and what was taken from the two locations. FBI special agent Frank Burton Jr. would say only: "Based on an ongoing joint federal investigation into alleged illegal activities of Sen. Robert Mellow, those search warrants were executed this morning. " Mellow could not be reached for immediate comment.
March 13, 2010 |
A Philadelphia police officer was injured yesterday after he tried to question two men wanted in connection with a slaying earlier in the day in Montgomery County. Richard Porter, 68, a widower and painting contractor, died in his one-story ranch house on the 400 block of Woodhill Road in Wayne, police said. Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said a cleaning woman found Porter's body at 10:45 a.m. He was lying on his back on the living-room floor, Ferman said, with multiple wounds to the face and neck.
July 29, 2009 |
WHAT HAPPENS in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what about what happens in Los Angeles? Can that stay in Vegas, too? Police and federal drug agents hope not, as yesterday they searched the sprawling Las Vegas home and medical office of Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's personal doctor, seeking documents as part of a manslaughter investigation into MJ's death. Police (from L.A.) and DEA agents entered Murray's home while others across town searched his medical offices, the not-so-humbly-titled Global Cardiovascular Associates Inc. (On USA's "Royal Pains," the concierge doc calls his company HankMed.
April 27, 2009 |
U.S. Army Lt. Eric Schwirian stood amid the jagged, weathered headstones of a small cemetery on a bald hill in the Nerkh Valley of Wardak Province. Schwirian, a Collegeville native and recent Drexel University graduate, was about to lead a mission through the valley to find and question suspected Taliban associates. But first, he had to corral his men - no easy task given that Schwirian, 24, would be commanding more than his usual platoon of about two dozen U.S. grunts. He also was responsible for leading a group of about 30 Afghan National Army soldiers and a dozen French commandos.
October 12, 2007 |
Even in these slack times for the furniture industry, two specialty categories remain a bright spot for sales: home entertainment and home office. At the High Point Market, the range of styles for stowing behemoth flat-panel TVs was incredible. There were enormous, configurable, wall-spanning units (with built-in mounting panels or doors), as well as sleek consoles in various heights (with plasma-lift options and without). Increasingly common, too, were chests and bureaus with drop-down drawer fronts to hold the DVD player for that TV in the bedroom.