September 21, 1996 |
Al Bolen Spry of Philadelphia awaits rescue. Starting a new job yesterday, Spry headed 55 feet up a tree in the 5800 block of Woodbine to cut branches, one of which broke his ladder on the way down. His companions didn't have a long-enough ladder, so they called police, who called a fire truck. No go. The city Heavy Rescue Unit got him down.
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.
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.
March 14, 2014 |
Let the fight in City Hall over the precious and few millions in new spending money begin. At least when it comes to new cars and trucks. City Council begins its budget hearings Wednesday to decide how Mayor Nutter's proposed $4.5 billion pot of money will be disbursed in the fiscal year that starts July 1, and some fuss is already being made over what vehicles will be purchased. During last week's budget address, Nutter proposed $12 million in new funding for the Office of Fleet Management.
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.