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January 11, 1994 | By Nancy Lawson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Hampered by slippery footing, firefighters took four hours early yesterday morning to put out a fire on West Valley Road that broke out in the remains of a home just hours after another blaze had damaged it. George Hitchens, 62, who lived with his daughter and grandson in the two- story home in the 600 block of West Valley Road, Wayne, was trying to light an oil burner in his basement when it exploded about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, igniting the first...
NEWS
July 9, 1996 | By Karen D. Brown, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
On a Broadway Avenue corner, a seafood restaurant looks burned out, but it's not. Wooden boards hang unceremoniously on the outside of the building, dirty off-white paint is cracking, a neon Bud Light sign flashes through a high, narrow window. A few doors down, a sign that should say "oil burner supplies" reads only "oil burner" because the bottom neon lighting is out. Across the street, at an auto repair shop, a past coat of green paint shows through the more recent but fading white veneer.
NEWS
October 4, 1987 | By Susan V. Kraft, Special to The Inquirer
After being denied permission in June to build a two-story garage and woodworking shop for commercial use on his residential property, an East Brandywine man has received approval of a modified version of his original plan. The East Brandywine Township Zoning Hearing Board voted, 3-0, on Wednesday to grant a zoning variance to James A. Sack of the 1600 block of Bondsville Road. Sack won approval of his plans by agreeing to a list of stipulations set by the board and its solicitor.
NEWS
January 17, 1990 | By John Way Jennings, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three elderly Camden County residents whose bodies were discovered last weekend in two separate incidents died from hypothermia, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said yesterday. Autopsies performed Monday at the Camden County Medical Examiner's Office in Pennsauken showed that a Pennsauken couple and a Somerdale man had frozen to death at undetermined dates. Frank Mohan, 68, of the 400 block of South Browning Avenue in Somerdale, was found outdoors near his home shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday by a neighbor on his way to the store to buy a newspaper.
NEWS
February 9, 1994 | By Michael Vitez, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
June Hough remembers the morning of Feb. 9, 1934, the coldest in city history. More than 150 fires raged. One of them ravaged her house, at 4108 Unruh St., Tacony. Sixty years later, Miss June, 83, still lives there. But the house is now two stories; the third floor was never rebuilt after the fire. A widow now, she refers to the house as a museum and has filled it with hundreds of pictures. She was just 23 then, a vaudeville dancer and singer, home from touring with her husband, Horace.
NEWS
September 15, 1992 | by Jim Nicholson, Daily News Staff Writer
Services will be held Friday for Tereen "Tony" Hart, the teen-aged baby sitter who was slain Sunday inside his cousin's West Philadelphia row home. Hart, 16, was found shot to death in the second-floor bedroom of a home on Springfield Avenue near 57th Street. He was shot three times in the back of the head and once in the right wrist. The 18-month-old baby he was watching slept through the incident unaware. Tony Hart was a quiet youngster who had endless patience - and love - for children.
NEWS
February 13, 1994 | By Suzette Parmley and Jeff Gammage, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS This article contains information from the Associated Press
A fire that swept through an unheated West Philadelphia home killed four people early yesterday, including two children. Residents in the neighborhood claim that the home was unfit to live in, and that city officials ignored their ongoing requests to condemn it. The one-alarm blaze in the 5000 block of Cedar Avenue began about 12:55 a.m., and when firefighters arrived, flames were spreading across the second and third floors of the three-story twin....
REAL_ESTATE
February 9, 1997 | By Alan J. Heavens, INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER
A nightmare drawn from the pages of home-buying history: The home inspector couldn't start the furnace, but it was a 95-degree July day, so don't worry, he said reassuringly. His inspection report indicated that the circa-1910 boiler, converted to oil from coal around VE Day, appeared to be in good working order. But, he warned, the buyer might want to consider a new furnace sometime down the road. The lender, too, required proof that the system worked properly before the mortgage would be approved.
NEWS
January 26, 1987 | By David Lieber, Inquirer Staff Writer
For one month, Doloris Smith said yesterday, the 275-gallon heating-oil tank in the basement of her home in the city's Allegheny West section sat empty. She tried to get by, conserving her money to pay an outstanding water bill, a $300 electric bill, a $100 gas bill and two mortgage payments. She kept her gas oven at 300 degrees, ran two electric heaters and covered her sun porch with a big green cloth. Her daughter and three grandchildren wore sweaters. The situation was not a good one, but the family "got used to it," said one of the children, Luveater Smith, 6. Her brother, Kapus, 9, said, "I try not to think about it. I keep pulling covers all over me. " Finally, with Saturday's bitterly cold wind ripping through the air holes in windows and doors throughout her two-story rowhouse, Smith, 50, said she could wait no longer.
LIVING
July 4, 2008 | By Alan J. Heavens INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER
Question: I recently removed wallpaper from plaster and lath walls, and although I thought I removed all the glue and residue and sanded prior to applying an oil-based primer, I am still experiencing some sort of "flaking. " It does not appear to be the paint, but the paper adhesive or glue. Any tips on how to remedy this prior to applying a latex top coat? Answer: The problem, judging from my own experience and the opinions of a couple of experts, is that you didn't remove all the adhesive from the walls before you primed it. KILZ, which is what you used, was the correct primer.
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January 7, 2013 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer GreenSpace Columnist
David Director is a man who loves spreadsheets. He spent years at his keyboard, poring over documents, looking for answers to one of life's burning questions. How much energy can you save if you really pay attention? Director tallied everything, logged the numbers, charted them, spreadsheeted them. He listed the electricity use of his lights, appliances, and electronics. His heating oil bill. His natural gas consumption. Then, he chipped away at it all. The answer to his question (and the title of his analysis, which he prepared in detail)
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May 31, 2009 | BY BILL ECENBARGER FOR THE INQUIRER
Despite the postponement of the annual Mummers Parade because of rain and snow on New Year's Day, 1929 seemed to begin bright with promise. With just under two million people, Philadelphia was the third-largest city in the United States and the 10th-largest in the world. There were more than 4,000 musicians and only 2,291 lawyers. Spring training was just a few weeks away, and The Inquirer predicted that the Philadelphia Athletics would field a powerhouse that would win the American League pennant.
LIVING
July 4, 2008 | By Alan J. Heavens INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER
Question: I recently removed wallpaper from plaster and lath walls, and although I thought I removed all the glue and residue and sanded prior to applying an oil-based primer, I am still experiencing some sort of "flaking. " It does not appear to be the paint, but the paper adhesive or glue. Any tips on how to remedy this prior to applying a latex top coat? Answer: The problem, judging from my own experience and the opinions of a couple of experts, is that you didn't remove all the adhesive from the walls before you primed it. KILZ, which is what you used, was the correct primer.
REAL_ESTATE
February 9, 1997 | By Alan J. Heavens, INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER
A nightmare drawn from the pages of home-buying history: The home inspector couldn't start the furnace, but it was a 95-degree July day, so don't worry, he said reassuringly. His inspection report indicated that the circa-1910 boiler, converted to oil from coal around VE Day, appeared to be in good working order. But, he warned, the buyer might want to consider a new furnace sometime down the road. The lender, too, required proof that the system worked properly before the mortgage would be approved.
NEWS
July 9, 1996 | By Karen D. Brown, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
On a Broadway Avenue corner, a seafood restaurant looks burned out, but it's not. Wooden boards hang unceremoniously on the outside of the building, dirty off-white paint is cracking, a neon Bud Light sign flashes through a high, narrow window. A few doors down, a sign that should say "oil burner supplies" reads only "oil burner" because the bottom neon lighting is out. Across the street, at an auto repair shop, a past coat of green paint shows through the more recent but fading white veneer.
NEWS
February 13, 1994 | By Suzette Parmley and Jeff Gammage, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS This article contains information from the Associated Press
A fire that swept through an unheated West Philadelphia home killed four people early yesterday, including two children. Residents in the neighborhood claim that the home was unfit to live in, and that city officials ignored their ongoing requests to condemn it. The one-alarm blaze in the 5000 block of Cedar Avenue began about 12:55 a.m., and when firefighters arrived, flames were spreading across the second and third floors of the three-story twin....
NEWS
February 9, 1994 | By Michael Vitez, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
June Hough remembers the morning of Feb. 9, 1934, the coldest in city history. More than 150 fires raged. One of them ravaged her house, at 4108 Unruh St., Tacony. Sixty years later, Miss June, 83, still lives there. But the house is now two stories; the third floor was never rebuilt after the fire. A widow now, she refers to the house as a museum and has filled it with hundreds of pictures. She was just 23 then, a vaudeville dancer and singer, home from touring with her husband, Horace.
NEWS
January 11, 1994 | By Nancy Lawson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Hampered by slippery footing, firefighters took four hours early yesterday morning to put out a fire on West Valley Road that broke out in the remains of a home just hours after another blaze had damaged it. George Hitchens, 62, who lived with his daughter and grandson in the two- story home in the 600 block of West Valley Road, Wayne, was trying to light an oil burner in his basement when it exploded about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, igniting the first...
NEWS
September 15, 1992 | by Jim Nicholson, Daily News Staff Writer
Services will be held Friday for Tereen "Tony" Hart, the teen-aged baby sitter who was slain Sunday inside his cousin's West Philadelphia row home. Hart, 16, was found shot to death in the second-floor bedroom of a home on Springfield Avenue near 57th Street. He was shot three times in the back of the head and once in the right wrist. The 18-month-old baby he was watching slept through the incident unaware. Tony Hart was a quiet youngster who had endless patience - and love - for children.
NEWS
January 17, 1990 | By John Way Jennings, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three elderly Camden County residents whose bodies were discovered last weekend in two separate incidents died from hypothermia, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said yesterday. Autopsies performed Monday at the Camden County Medical Examiner's Office in Pennsauken showed that a Pennsauken couple and a Somerdale man had frozen to death at undetermined dates. Frank Mohan, 68, of the 400 block of South Browning Avenue in Somerdale, was found outdoors near his home shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday by a neighbor on his way to the store to buy a newspaper.
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