June 21, 1999 |
The state Superior Court apparently thinks that an elevator mechanic got the shaft last year. So last week, it reinstated a $1.8 million verdict that Joann Mammoccio had won from a jury in her suit against the operators of a Center City office building. After delayed damages are calculated, Mammoccio should receive a total of $2.4 million. A lower court judge had overturned the decision and granted a new trial to the partnership that operates the facility at 1818 Market St. The jury found the partnership negligent for failing to correct a known problem with a ladder that was too close to the wall of the elevator shaft.
October 15, 2014 |
BARNEGAT, N.J. - The maintenance man stood on a ladder and sanded above a door inside the empty school. It was 10 p.m. on an October night in 2006. Art Walshe was working alone. The surrounding auditorium and classrooms were pitch black, and the dim light from the hallway's high ceiling barely reflected from the floor. He heard a creaking noise and stopped his work. He looked down, searching for the source of the sound. Suddenly, the door beneath him swung open. No one was behind the door.
January 22, 2015 |
LET'S BE honest: This is going to raise some eyebrows. Vanessa Lowery Brown, the indicted Democratic state representative scheduled for a preliminary hearing in her bribery case tomorrow, contacted police on Sunday and reported that someone had broken into her West Philadelphia rowhouse and stolen several of her belongings. Brown's state-issued laptop was among the items reportedly taken from her home, said Lt. John Walker, of Southwest Detectives. Brown, 48, apparently noticed that something was amiss when she got home from work on Thursday night.
February 5, 1996 |
Fourteen West Chester residents were left homeless by a fire in a seven-apartment building at 121 W. Miner St. The blaze began about 4 p.m. yesterday in the building, a converted town mansion of the 1840s. An aerial ladder company works on the fire, which borough police are investigating.
November 30, 1995 |
Santa meets up with Mrs. Claus at the Market Street Strawbridge & Clothier in Center City yesterday as part of the multievent Christmas light program, sponsored by the city. Here, Santa waves to the crowd below as he climbs a ladder to greet his bride.
February 2, 1994 |
Mayor Rendell greets Fire Department officers outside a viewing for John J. Redmond, one of two firefighters who died in the blaze last Friday at Rising Sun Baptist Church in South Philadelphia. Also killed was Vencent Acey, 42, of Rescue 1. A funeral for Acey will be tomorrow. Redmond, 41, was assigned to Ladder 11. He will be buried today.
September 18, 1990 |
Cameron Wilson, the one on the left, perches on a ladder to polish the statue of John Wanamaker, the one-time prominent leading citizen of Philadelphia and founding father of the department store that bears his name. The statue is outside City Hall just across from the famous store.