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April 19, 2012
THE CITY Department of Licenses & Inspection issued three citations Wednesday against a building on Market Street near 7th owned by Yechiel, Nahman and Michael Lichtenstein, who also owned the Kensington building that burned last week, killing two firefighters. An L&I spokeswoman said the fire prompted a review of all Lichtenstein properties, leading to the new citations on Market Street, which included operating a multifamily dwelling without a housing-inspection license, failing to keep fire-alarm-testing records and certificates on site, and improperly maintaining the facade.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2015
Pieces by Moore College of Art & Design students will be on a rotating display in Century 21's windows in the 800 block of Market Street until mid-July. The pieces are from JumpStart, the school's annual themed fashion show, which was in September. The students had one month to devise, design and showcase a garment based on a theme. The theme for this show was based on the Philadelphia Museum of Art's 2014 exhibition "Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love. " As part of the school's partnership with Century 21, the retailer also will host internships at its Philadelphia and New York City stores and offer workshops on merchandising and sales at the college.
NEWS
February 10, 1989 | By Robert J. Terry, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police were looking yesterday for the man who shot two young men in the 1300 block of Market Street shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police said the assailant used a .22-caliber pistol to shoot Harold Roberts, 18, of the 2600 block of North 11th Street, and Maxie Everett, 19, of the 2300 block of West Diamond Street, after a quarrel. Both men were taken to Hahnemann University Hospital. Roberts, who was wounded in the head, was listed in guarded condition yesterday. Everett, who was shot in the right knee, was listed in good condition.
NEWS
October 27, 1987 | By KURT HEINE, Daily News Staff Writer
A knife-wielding man slashed wildly at police officers who chased him through five Market Street blocks crowded with rush-hour pedestrians yesterday before subduing him after a struggle, police said. The man kept threatening, "I'm going to kill you," and "I'm going to kill the mayor," police said. Police arrested him at 7th and Market streets, after flogging him with nightsticks. Four police officers suffered minor injuries in the struggle. The suspect, James Wood, 43, of Keim Street near Westmoreland, Juniata Park, was cut on the head, but refused hospital treatment.
NEWS
October 7, 2014
LAST TUESDAY, I fell. Hard. Not in love. That was last year. Tuesday, for no reason, I tripped on Market Street and went down like a sequoia. I landed facedown, but my paratrooper training saved me from serious harm. Editor's note: Never a paratrooper, Byko did skydive a few years ago and learned techniques to hit the ground without injury. When skydiving, I could see the ground coming up to me (actually me coming down to it). Experienced skydivers advise to not look at the ground.
BUSINESS
July 9, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Brandywine Realty Trust has bought almost the entire Center City block that had been the site of 2013's deadly building collapse that flattened a Salvation Army thrift store. The 37,000 square feet of property purchased by the company Tuesday include all but three parcels along the southern side of Market Street between 21st and 22d streets, Brandywine president and CEO Jerry Sweeney said in an interview. The site includes two three-story buildings that Brandywine will renovate into rental lofts, offices and retail spaces, Sweeney said.
NEWS
August 21, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
THE WOMAN whose legs were amputated after being trapped for 13 hours beneath rubble from the Market Street building collapse filed a lawsuit yesterday, claiming several parties ignored signs of the impending danger. Mariya Plekan, 52, of Hunting Park, was shopping at the Salvation Army store when a three-story wall fell onto the store the morning of June 5. Firefighters pulled Plekan from under the debris shortly before midnight. The suit says that, as a result of the catastrophe, Plekan's entire lower body has been removed.
NEWS
June 5, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
THE TWO MEN facing a murder trial in last June's Market Street building collapse that killed six people lost another round in court yesterday after a judge rejected their requests to throw out conspiracy charges. Following a brief motions hearing, Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner ruled that city prosecutors had presented enough evidence during a Feb. 18 preliminary hearing to sustain the conspiracy charges. A trial date has not yet been set for Sean Benschop, 43, and Griffin Campbell, 50, who are being held without bail.
NEWS
October 25, 2013 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
ON MAY 13, 1985, Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on a West Philly rowhouse. Eleven people died and 61 homes went up in flames. Within a week, then-Mayor Wilson Goode agreed to appoint an independent commission to investigate exactly how and why the Police Department's final confrontation with the MOVE fringe group escalated to catastrophe. It has been four months and 19 days since the collapse of 2140 Market St. killed six people and injured 13. So far, all we have is the promise that Mayor Nutter will appoint a similar independent commission to examine how the city's Department of Licenses and Inspections might have averted the tragedy.
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NEWS
August 20, 2015 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
CHAKA FATTAH ain't going to be taking a deal. Not if yesterday's theatrics were any indication. The 11-term Philadelphia congressman defiantly and repeatedly proclaimed his innocence, speaking out of turn in a packed courtroom, then lashing out at prosecutors when a media scrum pinned him against the glass door of the federal courthouse on Market Street. Fattah, 58, made his initial appearance in court yesterday to plead not guilty to a slew of charges - including bribery, racketeering, conspiracy, money laundering and four types of fraud - contained in last month's 29-count grand jury indictment.
NEWS
August 11, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR & VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writers farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
IN A PERIOD of about 24 hours in Philadelphia this weekend, 10 people were shot - three of whom, including a 16-year-old boy, died from their wounds - and three others were stabbed, only one of whom survived, police said. According to police,the following incidents occurred: *  2:46 a.m. Saturday on Redner Street near 30th, in Brewerytown: A 31-year-old man was shot in his abdomen and leg and taken by a civilian vehicle to Temple University Hospital, where he remained in stable condition.
NEWS
July 31, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT & VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writers brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
FORMER JANE DOES from Andrea Constand's civil suit against Bill Cosby filed a motion in federal court yesterday supporting the release of the full transcripts of depositions in the case. Beth Ferrier, a former model from Denver who first told her story to the Daily News in 2005, and Rebecca Neal of Las Vegas filed the motion yesterday in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia. "The Jane Doe Witnesses merely seek to clarify that they have no objection to [Constand's] attempt to unseal [Cosby's]
NEWS
July 26, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
The deadly June 5, 2013, Salvation Army thrift store collapse gave rise to commissions, reports, lawsuits, a criminal grand jury probe, tens of thousands of pages of documents, and an ongoing debate about why only two people have been criminally charged in the deaths of six and injuries to 13. On Friday, a Philadelphia judge decided what the Sept. 29 murder trial of demolition contractor Griffin Campbell will not be: a public airing of the failures of city government and officials. "The mayor's, the chief of staff's public statements - what effect do they have . . . that's relevant to the state of mind of your client?"
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2015 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Be honest: Everybody likes to get muddy, slimy, oozy, or gooey - it's just that kids are way better at it because they have that great excuse of being, well, kids. As we get older and larger, we need to find reasons for getting messy - gardening, fixing the car, running. Here's a new one: Science! The Franklin Institute's popular Mess Fest returns for a fourth year, bigger and better, with different themes for each day - "Nasty Nature," "Art and Design," Splish Splash," and "Gross Anatomy" - and demonstrations including the watermelon blast, mud volcano, trash-can rocket, bubble explosion, and paint bucket dump.
BUSINESS
July 25, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brandywine Realty Trust plans to develop loft-style offices and residential units on the land it bought this month along the 2100 block of Market Street in Center City, president and chief executive Jerry Sweeney told analysts Thursday in a conference call. The offices would be similar to those at the 1900 Market St. building that Brandywine is now renovating, Sweeney said. That structure, known as the Stock Exchange Building, is being upgraded with open floor plans and collaborative work and meeting areas.
BUSINESS
July 23, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
The story of the Center City condo market's turnaround stands 43 stories tall at 2101 Market St. That's the address of the Murano, the bluish glass-and-steel high-rise that in June 2009, as the real estate bust choked the life out of sales, was the first locally to resort to an auction. Next month, the last of the Murano's 302 original units will go to settlement - a milestone that local real estate observers consider not only a measure of market strength but a 180-degree turnaround in the perception of the viability of that Market Street West.
NEWS
July 16, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia property owner Richard Basciano has now sold off his entire real estate portfolio in Center City, opening a frontier for development along what had long been a blighted stretch of sex shops, empty buildings, and vacant land. Basciano's STB Investments Corp. has sold nearly an acre along the western portion of Market Street - including the site of Center City's last porn theater - since June to Brandywine Realty Trust, Parkway Corp., and PMC Property Group or their affiliates, according to city records and company officials.
BUSINESS
July 11, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brandywine Realty Trust, Philadelphia's biggest office landlord, has bought almost the entire Center City block that was the site of 2013's deadly building collapse that flattened a Salvation Army thrift store. The publicly traded investment trust bought the 37,000 square feet of land along the southern side of Market Street's 2100 block on Tuesday, president and CEO Jerry Sweeney said. He would not disclose the price. The purchase of the site - including two buildings, a parking lot, a parking structure, and a vacant lot - is seen as a vital piece in linking Philadelphia's core office district to University City.
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