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December 17, 2010 | By JAN RANSOM, ransomj@phillynews.com 215-854-5218
Windowizards, the Levittown-based home-improvement company, appears to have abruptly shut down, leaving behind more questions than answers for workers and customers. Customer Brian Burnett, 34, of Torresdale, was told by a sales representative that the company shut down yesterday. "I feel sorry that they lost their jobs a week before Christmas," Burnett said. "Obviously, it is a shock and a surprise to me. " Burnett said he put down a $1,600 deposit for three windows and a patio door that were scheduled to be installed in his condominium within the next six weeks.
SPORTS
October 1, 2010
We asked for your help in naming Sunday's Eagles-Redskins showdown and here is a sampling of your suggestions: Mike & Mac Mania - Bob Bross, Abington The Vick-tory Bowl - Darryl Bigner, Palmyra, N.J. D vs. V - Joe Bley, Levittown Odd Couple Bowl - Jonathan Stears, Marlton, N.J. MicVick vs. McNabb - Carl Morey, Wayne The McVicker - Patrick Casselli Red Eagle Returns Home - Marjorie Harris, Philadelphia ...
NEWS
September 1, 2010 | By Sam Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Levittown man who apparently doused his house with gasoline and died in the fire was identified by authorities on Tuesday as Dominic Morabito. Firefighters found Morabito's body Monday afternoon behind his charred two-story home on Red Maple Lane in Bristol Township. Authorities said Morabito had argued with his girlfriend and ordered her to leave the house. When she returned to retrieve her purse, she saw him "pouring some type of fluid on the floor," said Bucks County Deputy District Attorney Marc Furber.
NEWS
August 31, 2010 | By Larry King, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Levittown man concluded an argument with his girlfriend Monday by apparently setting his house on fire and dying in the flames. It was unclear whether the man intended to kill himself in the fire, said Bucks County Deputy District Attorney Marc Furber, but it does appear that he set the blaze. The fire was reported at 1:25 p.m. on Red Maple Lane. The two-story structure was burning out of control when police and firefighters arrived. The man's body, covered with burns, was found in the yard behind the charred home, Furber said.
NEWS
August 8, 2010 | By Kathleen Brady Shea, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 31-year-old Levittown man who has spent most of his adult life as a theft defendant was charged Saturday in connection with a monthlong robbery spree in lower Bucks County. Cooperation among police departments and a citizen's tip led to the arrests of Rashee Tyree Daniels and Kathleen T. Smith, 24, both of the same Levittown address, according to Bensalem Township police. Daniels was charged with nine robberies, which occurred at Subway restaurants in Bristol Township, Bristol Borough, Falls Township, and Bensalem Township; Game Stop stores in Tullytown and Falls Township; a Middletown Township Chinese restaurant; a Falls Township antique store; and a Bristol Township grocery store, police said.
NEWS
January 25, 2010 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
George A. Klatchko, a retired mechanical engineer and one of the original residents of Levittown in Bucks County, died of heart failure at St. Mary Medical Center on Dec. 22, the day before his 95th birthday. Mr. Klatchko grew up in Austria and graduated from the Institute of Vienna. After World War II, he joined his mother in Philadelphia. He went door to door as a Fuller Brush salesman before finding work as an engineer, said his daughter, Joan Sara Klatchko. During his professional career, he worked for Campbell Soup, Stauffer Chemical, and Ingersoll Rand, a manufacturer of compressed-air systems, tools, and pumps.
NEWS
July 7, 2009 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bucks County may have another snake scare. Yesterday around noon, an 8-to-10-foot snake was seen slithering across Snowball Drive in Levittown. Or at least that's what a witness told police. In June of 2007, in Bristol, about five miles south, a nine-foot albino python was caught, and a 12-foot boa constrictor or python was reportedly hiding in a crawl space - and possibly eating newborn kittens. The latest snake, described as resembling a python, went into a small wooded area near the intersection with Shell Flower Road, perhaps headed toward Mill Creek, according to the witness.
LIVING
September 26, 2008 | By Sally Friedman FOR THE INQUIRER
Things began quietly, with the rumor that someone was buying up land around what is now Willingboro, just a swath of farmland back in 1954. Slowly, rumor morphed into reality: Men in suits were negotiating with local farmers, initially to buy 300 acres, then 300 more. And back then, nobody knew for sure who the buyer was. It was none other than William J. Levitt, already the creator of Levittown, Long Island, and Levittown, Bucks County. He would forever change the face of a part of Burlington County where the land was flat and Route 130 was an access road.
NEWS
September 25, 2008 | By Larry King INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A police sergeant who shot and killed a 30-year-old woman in her Levittown home was justified in his use of deadly force, Bucks County District Attorney Michelle Henry said yesterday. Jennifer McCaffrey had barricaded herself in an upstairs closet with two semiautomatic handguns and a supply of bullets Sept. 10 when she fired three times at Middletown Township Police Sgt. Peter Feeney, Henry said. Feeney fired three shots into the closet, killing McCaffrey. An investigation by county detectives concluded that Feeney's action "was clearly justified," Henry said.
NEWS
September 21, 2008 | By Cynthia Henry, Inquirer Staff Writer
When developer William J. Levitt built his third Levittown, sociologists doubted a sense of community could grow out of the Burlington County labyrinth of cookie-cutter houses. But 50 years later, original resident Lee Isackson, 74, tutors immigrants in a public library started from boxes of books stacked in her garage. Her husband, Richard, also 74, has devoted 39 years to the town's Rotary Club. Cliff and Dottie Anderson, charter members of the town's St. Paul Methodist Church, are planning their 60th wedding anniversary celebration at home in the first section Levitt built.
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