December 5, 1987 |
A TREE GROWS ALONG THE SCHUYLKILL where Robert Grow of Connelly Containers adjusts a Christmas display atop a water tower. At the bottom of the ladder yesterday was electrician Joe Terifay. The tree and tower, just upriver from City Avenue, are lighted by night.
March 2, 2013
PITTSBURGH - Officials overseeing a closed Roman Catholic church say someone, somehow, stole the building's organ - and the 200 massive pipes required to play it. Skip Hary, business manager of St. Justin's Church, said he was baffled that anyone could get the organ out of the building. He said it would either have to be maneuvered down narrow flights of steps or lowered over a balcony. The pipes could only be accessed by a ladder into the ceiling. There were no signs of forced entry, police said.
February 14, 2012 |
BRIGANTINE, N.J. - Experts said Monday that they did not know whether the recent deaths of three dolphins found along the Jersey Shore were related. Officials with the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine were notified Sunday afternoon about a common dolphin that was trapped between the rungs of a ladder underneath a dock in the Ocean City lagoon. Robert Schoelkopf, director of the center, said it appeared that the dolphin got caught in the ladder, the Atlantic City Press reported.
May 11, 2004
So now Mayor Street wants to make drastic cuts to the Fire Department. These cuts will cause more loss of lives and property. Firefighters risk their lives every day. Here in Frankford, Engine 14/Ladder 15, at Foulkrod and Darrah, has given residents fine service for so many years. We depend on this company. So think before you leap. Bernice D. Hall, Philadelphia
December 5, 1992 |
The remarkable aspect of the company Christmas tree that Bob Grow sets up each year isn't its shape or species. It's the lofty perch, atop a Connelly Containers water tower next to the Schuylkill Expressway. That's a 150-foot climb on a ladder for Grow, his balance tested by the 140-pound tree tied to his back. He's missed making the climb only once since 1987.
September 29, 2013 |
NUMEROUS Philly firefighters were in the unusual position yesterday of having to douse furious flames at their own building. An ambulance inexplicably caught fire inside the headquarters for Ladder 2, at 4th and Arch streets, shortly after 11:30 a.m., filling the Old City firehouse with a blanket of black smoke. "It's not something that you see often," said Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers. Two medics called for help after trying unsuccessfully to put out the fire, which appeared to have started in the engine, with an extinguisher, Ayers said.