March 28, 1991 |
The Newtown Township Board of Supervisors voted, 4-0, Monday night to award a $20,070 contract to Frank Bianco, a Philadelphia builder, to construct restrooms at the Petticoat League fields on Bishop Hollow Road. Supervisor Suzanne Mathes did not attend the meeting. Bianco submitted the lowest of the 18 bids. The board acted on behalf of the Petticoat League, a girls' softball league, because a $15,000 state grant for the restrooms was sent to the league through the township.
October 11, 1989 |
The owners of a 270-condominium complex at 9926 Haldeman Ave. in Bustleton won clearance last week for a one-story building containing offices, equipment storage and restrooms for the subdivision's swimming pool. With no objections from the complex's neighbors - Faulkner Oldsmobile and the Bavarian Charity Society - spokesmen for Smallow Management Co. convinced the city's Zoning Board of Adjustment that a variance approving construction of the building was the only way to ease the hardship posed by a pool without restrooms.
August 23, 2002
WE ENJOYED Sally Turner's "Tourism Test" in the Aug. 7 Daily News, but there's one thing she missed. In the new Visitors Center, the restrooms are a grade "D. " They have installed high-tech soap dispensers that don't work and you walk in and see toilet paper exposed and floating around on the floor, etc. It's a bad sign for a new facility. Julie & Jay Preston Bala
October 10, 2015 |
The words men and women are soon to come off many Philadelphia restrooms, thanks to a bill passed Thursday. City Council unanimously approved the ordinance requiring that single-occupancy public restrooms be labeled as gender-neutral, and that men or women be dropped from signs. The bill, introduced by Councilman Mark Squilla, applies to single-occupant bathrooms open to the public and not to multiple-stall restrooms. Mayor Nutter, whose Office of LGBT Affairs drafted the bill, is expected to sign it. "For business owners, the only impact is taking down one sign and putting up another," said Nellie Fitzpatrick, the office's director.
August 2, 2000 |
The city and the Republicans are trying to make sure that delegates and others converging on the convention have a pleasurable experience in all the things they do. Including going to the bathroom. Twenty 30-foot, white restroom trailers - the reputed top of the line in toilets - are outside the First Union Center, courtesy of Mr. John of Keasbey, N.J. "We could have gone with 200 standard units, but the RNC went with the more luxurious trailers," said Brenda Lessieu, special-events sales manager for Mr. John, which also has a Deptford office.
February 7, 2003 |
It came in with a bang. It's going out with a flush. Commuters on Interstate 295 will have to hold their bladders a little longer when state officials close down New Jersey's most infamous rest stop restrooms this summer. Making good on a joking campaign promise to potty-mouthed talk-show host Howard Stern, Gov. Christie Whitman in 1995 named the Burlington County pit stop in his honor. The rest areas on either side of I-295, two miles east of Burlington City, will shut their bathroom doors in July, victims of New Jersey's multibillion-dollar budget crunch.
November 15, 1987 |
We're not talking nostalgia here. We're talking bathrooms. The end seems nigh for the traditional American gas station and its open- door policy on toilets. Similarly: Remember free air? And a road map you could keep - or at least look at? Attendants who cheerfully gave coherent directions to where you wanted to go? Service with a smile? Or, at the very least, service? "Once upon a time . . .," says a spokesman for the country's service stations, recalling the era when you got all that and more - like, maybe, a thank you - at the corner gas station.
December 10, 1987 |
Motorists getting off the Schylkill Expressway at the Conshohocken exit had better not have to go to the bathroom because they will find a locked storeroom instead of relief at the Mobil gas station/mini-mart in West Conshohocken. The station, at Front Street and Crawford, has ignored the borough's repeated requests to complete its restrooms and open them to the public. Borough health officer Dr. Henry Olszta told the West Conshohocken Council Tuesday that Mobil had yet to comply with the borough ordinance requiring gas stations to maintain public restrooms.
August 5, 1988 |
They walk right up to business owners and pull out the heavy artillery. Chunky marketing reports. Advertising research. Customer comments. About then, people laugh. For Gary Skole and Carla Mattioli, getting laughed at is a big part of the job. As co-owners of INstall Advertising Inc., a company that leases ad space in business restrooms, they have come to expect it. "People laugh," said Skole, who has a degree in business from the University of Massachusetts. "You have to get through a lot of laughter.
June 11, 2005 |
In the Philadelphia School District, some student bathrooms resemble a really bad rest stop, the kind you might take one look at and keep on driving. Obscenities and gang names are scribbled and carved on walls and stalls. Toilets and sinks are clogged and littered with cigarette ashes. Wet clumps of toilet paper, tossed by students, hang from ceilings. Plastic bags cover broken fixtures. Floors are wet. Some restrooms even lack toilet paper, soap and paper towels at times. Add to that maintenance problems in a district where the average building is 75 years old, and it means some students avoid using bathrooms at all. "I sit there and hold it," said Henry Costa, 13, an eighth grader at Stetson Middle School in Kensington.