March 25, 2015
Three Philadelphia men have been charged with stealing power tools from work trucks and vans throughout the Philadelphia suburbs. Matthew Suarez, Nicholas Suarez, and Donald Hodum allegedly stole power tools from vehicles in Montgomery, Delaware and Chester Counties over the course of several months, Then they resold them. The three men are charged with a total of 197 counts of theft by unlawful taking, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Whitemarsh Township Police Chief T. Michael Beaty announced Monday.
August 2, 2013 |
Screwdriver vs. power tool. That's what led to Thursday's roughly 12-hour strike at the Convention Center, which ended with a one-year extension of the customer-satisfaction agreement between the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority and the city's unions, and a one-year extension of collective bargaining agreements. Under the settlement, the unions will receive a 2.5 percent pay increase for one year. The walkout unleashed bad publicity at a time when city convention and hotel officials are struggling to lure large groups to the center, which was expanded at a cost of $786 million in taxpayer money to do just that.
May 10, 2013
I'M THE marina owner featured in the cover story in the Daily News on Friday, May 3. I didn't come across as I wanted, so I'd like for your readers to hear my own words about progress we've made since Superstorm Sandy. I am fully insured, and have been since 1996, however the contents - including all of the inventory in the store, the garage and sheds, along with tools, diagnostic tools, power tools, etc. - were not covered because there was an exclusion for rising water. If the roof blew off, I would have been covered.
November 16, 2012
HARRISBURG - A Central Pennsylvania church and its youth pastor have pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a mock kidnapping of a youth group that was meant to be a lesson on religious persecution. Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Lower Swatara Township and Andrew David Jordan, 28, of Elizabethtown, waived an appearance Thursday at a formal arraignment in Dauphin County Court on charges of false imprisonment and simple assault. Prosecutors said the half-hour ordeal in March included interrogation and staged torture using power tools.
November 1, 2010
TOMORROW, citizens across the Philadelphia area will select individuals to fill important positions in our governments. Peaceful free elections are one of the the guiding principles of our government. Registered voters will make an informed decision on who will represent us in this Republic. As awe-inspiring as the process can be, a quick look reveals it can also be pathetic. It's highly unlikely that even half the registered voters will participate. A 50 percent turnout would amaze poll-workers, pundits and politicians.
June 25, 2010 |
Question: We purchased a 1960 stone/stucco ranch house of about 3,500 square feet 10 years ago. We did a complete renovation: new low e-glass windows, wall insulation, and on the exterior where we re-stuccoed. We also installed a geothermal heating and A/C system and had attic insulation blown in. In short, we tried to make the house as energy efficient as possible. The attic gets extremely hot and we are considering an extraction system for the heat. At a recent home show, we gathered information on solar versus electric roof fans.
April 28, 2009 |
Elizabeth and Daniel Boyson had a way of marking Valentine's Day that would warm some grown men's hearts. "Liz and I had a 15-year tradition of exchanging power tools," he said. "We'd give each other power tools for Valentine's Day. And we kept it up until we couldn't think of any more power tools. " Elizabeth Whithed Boyson, 42, a former staff member with the activist organization Greenpeace, died of endometrial cancer April 19 at her Collegeville home. Because the Boysons were frequently on the move, "we had a number of apartments over the years," Daniel Boyson said.
April 3, 2009 |
More people are staying put in their homes, waiting out the downturn, and making cost-effective changes to their living spaces to add value and increase comfort. To lend a hand to those who want to do some of this work themselves, today's column will focus on the contents of the home toolbox. Need to know: As with any product on the market, you get what you pay for. In other words, if you buy cheap, that's exactly what you will get. If you are one of those people who are attracted to shiny and expensive things, you are likely to buy tools that you will never use. It is much wiser to have access to a few good hand tools and a couple of multipurpose power tools - either corded or cordless - than to own the high-end and expensive machinery that Norm Abram uses each week on his PBS program, The New Yankee Workshop.
December 31, 2008 |
There were a meat grinder, a barbecue grill, a turkey fryer, lots of power tools, and an array of books, including the Encyclopedia of Country Living and a handbook called the Worst Case Scenario. These were just some of the purchases cited in court yesterday that federal prosecutors contend were paid for by Citizens' Alliance for Better Neighborhoods, the South Philadelphia nonprofit that is at the center of the sprawling indictment against former State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo. The prosecution contends that Fumo and his codefendant, Ruth Arnao, the former head of Citizens' Alliance, routinely skimmed from the nonprofit by getting it to pay for all kinds of personal purchases, causing a loss to the charity of about $1.4 million.
December 14, 2008 |
On the November day in 1999 when Robyn and Mark Kaminer closed on their house in Medford, Robyn screwed up her courage and drove over, bent on spending the night there. Mark would be meeting her later. It was, after all, the couple's first home and - even if it meant sleeping on the floor - being there just felt right. "But when I got there, the place looked so awful and so creepy that I couldn't go in," she says. "When I finally forced myself to, I called Mark right away - I was literally afraid of my own house.