April 12, 2011
Mayor's dubious 'admiration' In Jeff Shields' article on Thursday ("Firefighters endorse Milton Street"), Mayor Nutter's spokesman is quoted as saying that the mayor has "deep respect and admiration for the hard work the city's firefighters do. " Let's take a look at that "admiration. " First, the mayor goes to Harrisburg to lobby the state legislature to slash our pensions. Next, he closes seven fire companies, imposes "brownouts" on three more, and points to a "study" that says this is safe even though fire deaths and firefighter injuries have increased.
November 25, 2011 |
The eviction notice was in: 48 hours. At a news conference Friday afternoon, Mayor Nutter announced that those camping out on the City Hall apron of Dilworth Plaza as part of Occupy Philadelphia have until 5 p.m. Sunday to pack up their tents and leave. The notice was posted on trees and poles, and handed out to about 300 people in Dilworth Plaza. "This announcement today serves as the promise," Nutter said of those encamped, "you must remove all of your possessions and yourself from that location within the next 48 hours.
April 26, 2000 |
Tatsuo "Tats" Tazumi, 72, a Philadelphia pharmacist for 44 years, died of lung cancer Friday at his Bellmawr home. He had lived in Bellmawr for 39 years. He was born in Salinas, Calif., but in 1942 he and his Japanese-American family were forced to move to a government relocation center in Poston, Ariz. In 1944, he moved to Philadelphia and stayed with his sister, who was working for the American Friends Service Committee. While working as a domestic, he continued his education and graduated in 1946 from Germantown High School, where he was a captain of the basketball team, said Teruko "Terrie" Oye Tazumi, his wife of 46 years.
September 10, 2010 |
It's not every day that a billion-dollar public company decides to move its corporate headquarters to the Philadelphia area. But Gardner Denver Inc. intends to do just that when it relocates from Quincy, Ill., where it was founded 151 years ago. The maker of air compressors, pumps, and blowers wasn't specific about where it was moving. Given that the Philadelphia Mayor's Office was not listed among the organizations involved in luring Gardner Denver, it's safe to assume the suburbs won out once again.
December 18, 2012 |
The last seven days of news from the region's life-sciences industry was a mix of messages involving expansion, succession, relocation, contraction, and conclusion. Iroko Pharmaceuticals L.L.C. cemented its reputation as a company to watch Wednesday when it celebrated the opening of its new offices at the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia. Begun by veterans of the region's Big Pharma companies, Iroko has grown over the last five years to employ about 60 and could triple the number working in its new 56,412-square-foot building over the next few years.
March 8, 2013 |
The Port of Philadelphia will gain a shipping line when Horizon Lines Inc. moves its northeast terminal operations from Elizabeth, N.J., in April. The Charlotte, N.C.-based shipping company said Wednesday that the Philadelphia port would handle cargo arriving from its operations in Puerto Rico. Richard Rodriguez, general manager of Horizon's Puerto Rican operations, said in a statement that the company expected the relocation to produce "significant advantages," including faster transit and turnaround times, and expedited cargo inspections.
February 7, 1988 |
A plan calling for the condemnation of property in Ridley Township to be used for a proposed $100 million hotel and office complex was approved by the Delaware County Council this week - despite the objections of one area businessman. Tom Wizda, operator for 17 years of Wizda's Exxon, which occupies a portion of the 31-acre site, objected to the council's approval because, he said, "I don't think it's legally or morally right the way this thing was handled. " Wizda said the proposed complex would be built on a site that suffers from sewage problems.
June 12, 2012 |
Hal Jones was a young, long-haired sculptor with a lot of nerve when he showed up with some of his creations at the Philadelphia Museum of Art around 1979. Lucky for him, he did not storm off when the late Anne d'Harnoncourt, the museum's then-director, made more of a fuss over the packaging around his works than the sculptures themselves. Instead, Jones accepted a subcontracting job to build packing crates for the Art Museum. The wisdom of that pride-swallowing decision would be affirmed more than 30 years later when Jones' Philadelphia-based company, Atelier Art Services & Storage, landed what he recently called "the move of maybe the century.
August 10, 1997 |
Where is everybody going? They're moving. And at several points in your life, you may, too. If you live in the United States, chances are you have moved, whether it was across the street or across the country. Studies show that the average American will move 11.7 times in his or her lifetime, about once every seven years. The best time to relocate, say industry experts, is during the months between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That explains why you seem to be doing more negotiating with big rigs on the expressway lately; why those lonely "For Sale" signs you have jogged past for months are suddenly slashed with bright, red SOLD strips; why your kid's class swelled by five this year.
January 13, 1994 |
Every time Jesse Wenk looks at the quarter-inch-wide cracks in his walls, he's reminded of it. Every time he sees that his front steps have pulled farther away from his Roxborough home, he can't escape it. Wenk's house on Pensdale Street near Freeland Avenue is sinking. Unbeknown to Wenk, his house, which dates from the 1920s, was built on a former pharmaceutical company dump that was covered over with ash. The ash is now shifting, causing his house to sink. Before long he will have to move.