January 20, 2012 |
The city is close to completing the sale of a vacant, decrepit Center City building to a developer who would demolish it and build 110 apartments, with space for retail and a charter-school expansion. If the sale of the building - which once housed a YWCA Annex - goes through between the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and Aquinas Realty Partners, a significant source of blight would be removed from the block. The building, at 2017-23 Chestnut St., was the subject of a Philadelphia Daily News article in March 2010 that detailed how mold, asbestos, rat feces, and pigeon droppings in the space had generated outrage among neighbors.
April 13, 1997 |
When Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Casino wanted to decorate using 12 six-foot-tall plaster wolves baying at the moon, it found them in Collingswood. Or rather, it found the men who could make them. Joe and Angelo Carolfi, who own and run Carolfi Studios Inc., have tackled bigger things than wolves in their three years in business together. The company, which last year relocated from Philadelphia to Collingswood, where the men grew up, has manufactured everything from a life-size plaster elephant for a New Jersey mall to the architectural moldings used to rebuild historic Yale University walls.
December 6, 2001 |
Spots are reserved on a space-shuttle mission for experiments by four seventh graders from East Norriton Middle School. Andrea White's experiment will examine the effects of weightlessness and radiation on mealworms sent into space. Jack Casey, Brian Letrinko and Christopher Delaney will study the growth of bread mold in space. Glenn Weber, seventh-grade science teacher, encouraged his students to develop projects and submit proposals to NASA for consideration. He participated in the NASA Educators Workshop this summer, spending two weeks in Virginia and Maryland.
May 14, 2002 |
Also in this column: Slave insurance in Pa.? Slave-trade claims Bilingual in Marlton With homeowners in Texas and California complaining they've been sickened by slimy stuff growing in their basements and under their siding, builders and their insurers worry that mold-related lawsuits will soon proliferate like, well, mold. The modern wave of mold litigation dates to 1995, when Philadelphia's ill-fated Reliance Insurance Co. was ordered to pay $40 million (plus $10 million for personal injuries)
April 11, 1999 |
Now and then, when I wake up, my life's a movie, And I'm like, "Ooh, I'm Brad Pitt! I'm Brad Pitt!" Then I'm halfway to work and suddenly I'm Urkel, And I freak, 'cause I was finally sure that I was Pitt. But the harder I try to be Pitt, the more I'm Urkel, And so my mother tells me, "Just be yourself," Which means, I think, to stumble forward more And worry less about who I am than where I head. And when the stakes are high enough, I start running, And if I fall, I get up, wipe the blood and carry on . . . Why is it so few movies feature runners falling, When it seems that's all so many of the best lives are?
October 31, 2008 |
Question: I have a composite deck, light gray in color, and, even though I clean it two times a year with a power washer, there still is this light green mold that appears under the railing and on the steps. Do you have any suggestions for cleaning, and what type of cleaner/detergent do you suggest? Answer: As you surmise, mildew forms where the sun don't shine, even on "maintenance-free" composite decking. Just to clarify: No manufacturer ever claims its products are maintenance-free.
February 5, 1989 |
When the Franklin Mint shut its porcelain-manufacturing facility at the Riddle Valley Industrial Park in Aston Township in 1985, moldmaker and ceramicist Peter Mastroianni saw opportunity amid the layoffs. He thought that he had gained enough expertise from his eight years at the mint and from other ceramics and moldmaking jobs to take the plunge into starting his own business. "At one time, it looked like the mint might keep either me or one of my co-workers," Mastroianni recalled.
November 8, 1996 |
Albert A. Nino, a Ripley's Believe-It-Or-Not character who trained athletes, molded minds and rubbed elbows with Philadelphia's rich and powerful, as well as its poor and plebeian, died Friday. He was 88 and lived in Olney. Nino was retired athletic director at the old Philadelphia Athletic Club, formerly at Broad and Vine streets. During his 25 years at the club - and after - the "rock solid" Nino was a familiar sight running, biking or just walking through the streets of Center City.
August 19, 1987 |
It was dark when they arrived at the site, a mock battleground deep in the Pinelands of South Jersey. The soldiers moved slowly, carefully - under fire. They made their way across the field in teams of two. One was armed with an M-16 rifle, the other, a grenade launcher. Moving close to the ground, they maneuvered among trees and rocks, found cover in ditches, ducked live bullets. Flares went off overhead. They scrambled for cover. Hesitantly, they poked their heads out, then continued down the field.
August 28, 2003 |
The start of classes for more than 800 students at Cedarbrook Middle School in the Cheltenham School District will be postponed by two days because of mold discovered at the school and the need for an emergency cleanup. The school board voted Tuesday night to have students report next Thursday, two days after the scheduled start of classes. The plan is for teachers to have two days - Tuesday and Wednesday - to set up classrooms. Efforts to clean up the mold began late last week and should be completed by the weekend, according to the district.