September 15, 2011 |
THEY DIDN'T do it! That, essentially, is what defense lawyers for the three men accused of beating a man to death in the parking lot of Citizens Bank Park told a jury yesterday afternoon as the trial began. Somebody, however, did beat and stomp the life out of David Sale, 22, of Lansdale, who went to a Phillies game with a bachelor party the afternoon of July 25, 2009, and died of multiple blunt-force injuries that night. Assistant District Attorney Richard Sax told the jury that the guilty parties are the three on trial: Francis Kirchner, 30, charged with first-degree murder for landing the "coup de grace" death kick to the head; James Groves, 48, and Charles Bowers, 37, who are both charged with third-degree murder.
November 5, 1993 |
It is probably good that Elisha Webb could not be consulted in heaven over the fate of his chandlery since, being a businessman, he is likely to have sided with John and Albert Taxin - the owners of Bookbinders - and recommended demolition. Viewed from his timeless perspective, Webb would no doubt find it odd that we should show such interest in him, a dead and defunct Dock Street area merchant, at the expense of the Taxin, living and solvent ones. This is not to praise the Taxins' taste nor his methods but only to note that those who most zealously urge preservation generally possess a cast of mind exactly opposite of those who have actually created the historic properties in question.
October 15, 2014 |
WILLIAM LAWLER didn't want to shoot the man who threatened his girlfriend and him with a 13-inch knife Sunday outside a Pathmark store near his Northeast Philadelphia home. But even after Lawler, 38, an Army veteran and longtime firearms instructor, showed his 9 mm Glock, the knife-wielding madman didn't want to back down. "At least a half-dozen times, I ordered him to stop. The last time, I said, 'I don't want to shoot you, but I will,' " Lawler said yesterday, recounting the bizarre run-in outside the supermarket, on Frankford Avenue near Megargee Street in Holmesburg.
February 20, 1990 |
A man shot and killed his father yesterday afternoon at a busy Montgomery County intersection and then drove to Norristown, where he murdered his pregnant ex-girlfriend before shooting himself in the head, police said. Nicholas Malantonio, 25, of Blue Bell, who police said had a history of bad feelings with his father, Matthew Malantonio Sr., 62, arranged to meet his father, a private security guard, shortly before 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Suburban Physical Therapy Associates at Butler and Skippack Pikes in Whitpain Township, police said.
June 21, 1987 |
Developer Jeffrey Blank has promised to do everything he can to satisfy the concerns of Jenkintown residents and borough officials so he can install a $207,000 parking lot. Blank, owner of Jenkintown Commons at Old York and Wyncote Roads, offered to put up a wooden fence and paint it green or leave it natural; plant ivy in front of the fence, or plant shrubs in front of it. He offered to light his parking lot or leave it dark, depending on...
September 17, 1989 |
Rosenberger's Dairy business on Forty Foot and Koffel Roads in Hatfield Township is expanding its parking lot by 29 spaces in order to meet its growing business needs. The Hatfield Board of Supervisors voted, 4-0, with Chuck Beaver absent, to allow the zoning to be changed from residential to light industrial, so the lot could be expanded. William Rosenberger, president of the dairy, told the board that the lot would be built in the back of the building and would be used by employees, leaving more space for customers to park in the front.
December 17, 1987 |
It's only a matter of a few feet, but the difference is crucial, say officials from Abington Memorial Hospital. Hospital officials went before the township's Zoning Hearing Board Tuesday night seeking a variance that would allow them to build a parking lot with smaller spaces than permitted by township zoning laws. The hospital also needs a variance to use the land for a parking lot, which is zoned for apartments and offices, said Lawrence T. Matteo Jr., the township superintendent of code enforcement.
August 20, 1987 |
Pastor Stephen Wilt walked out of the Abington Zoning Hearing Board meeting Tuesday night with a smile on his face and a bulldozer on his mind. The three-member board had voted unanimously to grant a variance that will allow officials of the Bethel Chapel to have the house of the assistant pastor demolished and expand the parking lot of the Huntingdon Valley church. "We're going to pull the bulldozer up behind the house and see how fast he can pack," Mr. Wilt said of assistant Pastor Dave Dilworth.
July 1, 1987 |
After a long standoff between Woodbury and Gloucester County over how to ease the parking crunch in the city, the county freeholder board has approved an agreement that will provide more than $226,000 in federal funds for the construction of a free parking lot. Freeholder Director John R. Maier said the agreement, approved Wednesday, might mark the beginning of cooperation between the county and the city. "As much as we've done to attract and entice new people to come into the county, they (city officials)