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February 23, 2001 | By Oshrat Carmiel, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church scored a victory with the New Hope Zoning Hearing Board in December, when the board orally agreed to let the church operate a pay parking lot that neighbors long had opposed. But attorneys for the church have found the zoning board's recent written decision radically different from the December pronouncement and have appealed it in Bucks County Court. The board mediated a debate between the church, which wants to raise money by offering parking-strapped tourists its lot, and residents, who argue those tourists are public nuisances.
NEWS
December 14, 1989 | By Vanessa Williams, Inquirer Staff Writer
An executive order prohibiting the consumption of alcohol at tailgate parties in the JFK Stadium parking lot has been delayed while the city's Law Department works out details of the proposed restriction. Mayor Goode was to have signed the document yesterday, as part of several steps aimed at controlling crowd behavior during Eagles games at Veterans Stadium. On Tuesday, city officials, the Eagles and Ogden Allied Services Corp., which runs the concessions at the Vet, agreed to ban the sale of beer at the team's final regular-season game on Dec. 24. The ban also would cover any playoff games at the Vet, but fans who watch the games from superboxes, skyboxes and the stadium restaurant would still be able to purchase alcoholic beverages.
NEWS
June 8, 1989 | By Erin Kennedy, Special to The Inquirer
It may be all right for the birds, but the sight of a 6-foot, 4-inch, 175- pound man bathing nude in the Pennview Savings Association parking lot was too much for bank employees - especially when it became a daily occurrence. They called the police. Montgomery Township police caught him in the act Friday morning. He was rinsing off with a garden hose at the side of the bank. Police arrested Daniel Dean, 32, of no fixed address, at 7:15 a.m. at Pennview Savings, 706 N. Wales Rd. He was charged with open lewdness, disorderly conduct and possessing a prohibitive offensive weapon.
NEWS
January 18, 1987 | By Nancy Scott, Special to The Inquirer
The Media Borough Council has approved a bid for the reconstruction of a parking lot at Galey and State Streets, but not without attracting some controversy. G. Antonini Construction Co. of Broomall was the low bidder - at $28,417 - for the new lot, which will have meters, 24 spaces and new curbing and landscaping. The present lot, which does not have meters, holds about 13 cars. Before the motion was approved by a 7-0 vote Thursday, Mayor Frank Daly asked that a council member explain whose idea it was to condemn and reconstruct the lot, and why it was necessary.
NEWS
December 24, 1998 | By Robert F. O'Neill, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A group of residents opposed to SEPTA's proposal to build an 88-space commuter parking lot on a portion of the 18-acre Duer tract has mounted a campaign to thwart the plan. William Peck, a former township commissioner whose Lindenshade Lane home abuts the tract, said the group has begun a petition drive and hopes to collect 600 signatures in the next few weeks to persuade the Township Board of Commissioners to deny the proposal. Peck said most of his and other residents' objections focus on the partial loss of land that the township acquired in 1996 for the express purpose of preserving open space.
NEWS
August 29, 1994 | By Glen Justice, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Zoning Hearing Board will further study an application to demolish a house and make way for a parking lot on North State Road - a decision that pleased more than 35 residents who went to Thursday night's meeting to protest the request. Simon Oulouhojian, owner of Speedway Auto Radiator on West Chester Pike, has asked the board to grant a variance so that he can knock down a house he owns at 15 N. State Rd. to add parking. The house abuts the shop. Three variances are needed, though the primary one would grant permission to put a commercial parking lot on a lot zoned for residential use. Oulouhojian, 64, testified that the house was badly run down and that the only financially feasible action was to raze it. He said he had bought the house without looking at the inside, hoping to turn it into a duplex.
NEWS
July 9, 1997 | By Natalie Kostelni, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office yesterday filed third-degree murder charges against the man who fatally shot a 19-year-old Willow Grove man July 1 in the parking lot of an Easton Road apartment complex. The shooting was initially investigated as a possible case of self-defense. That claim was rejected, however, after two witnesses told county investigators and Upper Moreland police that James Ford, the victim, was no longer carrying a weapon - specifically, a baseball bat - when George W. Grundy shot him at the Willow Hill Apartments in Willow Grove.
NEWS
September 3, 2008 | By Larry King INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the end, Bucks County lawyer Richard Patton did go to prison. But not for long enough to satisfy the survivors of Patton's girlfriend, Heather Demou, who died in a fall from his truck during a parking-lot squabble last year. Patton, 53, a former state prosecutor, yesterday was sentenced in Bucks County Court to serve three to 23 months in the county prison. "We were instructed to sit tall as choirboys and let the justice system do its work," Demou's brother, Mike Butler, said after the sentencing.
NEWS
September 2, 1988 | By George Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
The New Jersey Casino Control Commission has been asked to referee a multimillion-dollar real estate battle between Donald Trump and Penthouse magazine publisher Robert Guccione. The fate of the Pratt Hotel Corp.'s proposed Sands Hollywood project could hang in the balance. In a petition filed yesterday, Penthouse asked the commission to order Trump to rescind a $16 million offer he has made for a 3.8-acre parking-lot site in the heart of Atlantic City. Penthouse argued that the bid, entered in a complicated bankruptcy case pending in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Camden, was nothing more than a "veiled attempt" to thwart the Sands Hollywood project.
NEWS
June 21, 1989 | By Maureen Maloney, Special to The Inquirer
Residents who made periodic trips to Tabernacle Township Committee meetings over the last two years complaining about the noise of the rock bands and rowdy patrons at Raymond's Bar will have to perk up their ears to hear the clink of forks and conversation of the dinner crowd that Raymond's now hopes to attract. "We've changed our clientele altogether," said Raymond Bakuckas, owner of Raymond's, which has dropped the "Bar" and replaced it with "Tavern and Eatery. " The restaurant has given up live music.
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June 24, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
A seven-story building is planned beside the National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia in South Philadelphia, with a reception center for pilgrims to the religious site and affordably priced senior housing. Current proposals for the St. Rita Place & Cascia Center project at the southwest corner of Broad and Ellsworth Streets call for 10,000 square feet of shrine-related facilities on the building's first and second floors, said Nancy Bastian of architecture firm Cecil Baker + Partners, which is designing the project.
NEWS
June 22, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
A North Jersey property-investment company that specializes in Philadelphia real estate plans a townhouse development and an eight-unit residential building north of Third and Market Streets in Old City, according to documents filed with the Philadelphia Historic Commission. National Realty Investment Advisors LLC of Secaucus is applying to build the nine four-story townhouses behind the five-story multi-family building at the current site of a parking lot at 44 N. Third St., according to the documents.
NEWS
June 5, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Staff Writer
Kenneth Lee spotted the shotgun-toting man in the frightening Halloween mask in the parking lot of the drug store via security cameras. "'I am armed. Do not come into the store,'" police said the pharmacist shouted repeatedly at the man as he came through the door and walked the 35 feet toward the counter. Using an umbrella as a shield, the masked man vaulted the counter. Lee then fired several shots from a 9mm handgun, and when police arrived, they found the would-be robber dead on the floor.
NEWS
May 26, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
A man in a car that pulled alongside a woman walking in a Chester County parking lot grabbed her purse, and as the car pulled away, the victim was dragged by her handbag strap, police said Tuesday. The victim suffered minor injuries to her face, chest, arms, and legs in the incident, which occurred about 8:15 p.m. Thursday at the Gateway Shopping Center in Tredyffrin Township. Police are searching for the man and any other occupants of the vehicle. The driver was later captured on surveillance cameras attempting to use the victim's credit card.
NEWS
May 22, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
The two-day outdoor funk, jam, and New Orleans band fest on the Main Line continues Sunday with Snarky Puppy, Greyboy Allstars, the High & Mighty Brass Band, and more in the parking lot behind the Ardmore Music Hall.
NEWS
May 9, 2016
1 A tree grows near State Road and Linden To kick off this year's Love Your Park Week, Mayor Kenney will help plant trees near the fishing pier in Pleasant Hill Park in Torresdale today. More than 100 volunteers are expected to help clean and mulch at the park, starting at 8:30 a.m. The mayor and other dignitaries speak at 11:30 a.m. 2 Juniata Park Parade returns After a 15-year absence, the Juniata Park Parade is back, beginning at 1 p.m. today. This year's parade features the Samuel Fels High School Band and the Polish American String Band.
NEWS
May 4, 2016
A man has been arrested and charged with throwing a firebomb at a marked patrol car parked at the Gloucester City police headquarters. Jose E. Rodriguez, 28, told arresting officers he set to fire because "he wanted to go to jail," according to a police statement. The statement said that Rodriguez, who lives in the city, walked into the parking lot about 8:17 p.m. Saturday carrying a Molotov cocktail. He "ignited the device and smashed it against the side of a marked patrol vehicle parked in the lot," the statement said.
NEWS
April 28, 2016
ISSUE | DEVELOPMENT Ardmore no longer needs Dranoff project Downtown Ardmore is a very different place than it was in 2008, when Lower Merion Township joined forces with developer Carl Dranoff to spur revitalization ("In Ardmore, a fight over funding for development," April 17). Since 2012, when Dranoff's proposed Ardmore station project was shifted from the train station to the Cricket Avenue parking lot, 267 residences have been built or planned within a half-mile of the SEPTA station - all without public subsidies.
BUSINESS
April 27, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Brandywine Realty Trust plans to demolish an aged industrial building on the 2100 block of Market Street so it can combine the property with surrounding parcels into a large surface parking lot for valet use. The developer has secured permits to tear down the structure at 2126-30 Market St. and is seeking to be excused from zoning rules that prohibit new parking businesses in the area, according to filings on Philadelphia's Department of Licenses and...
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