June 16, 1986 |
A request for a special exception to build a house on the corner of Glenwood Road and Barnes Avenue has been opposed by neighbors, who said they feared that the house would obstruct the view of drivers and children riding their bicycles. Barry Frieberg, of the 200 block of Glenwood Road, said Thursday night at an Upper Merion Township Zoning Hearing Board meeting that the proposed two- story house represented a safety hazard to neighborhood children and could lead to more construction in the area.
December 12, 1998 |
Harry Castner Jr.'s Christmas light display is a Philadelphia phenomenon - 200,000 lightbulbs, 150 Santas, two nativity scenes. Any decoration you can think of, Castner has it. People come in busloads, some from as far away as California, to see the spectacle on Albert Street near Trenton Avenue in Kensington. City Council commended Castner's family with a proclamation in 1990. However, while visually impressive, the display is a public safety hazard, according to the city's Department of Licenses & Inspections, which ordered the plug pulled on the display yesterday.
July 28, 1986 |
A request for a variance to allow the construction of a sign closer to another sign than allowed by law was granted to the Mister Donut franchise on Eagle Road in Haverford by the township zoning hearing board. The board voted 3-0 Thursday night to approve an application submitted by John Weeks, an engineer for Mister Donut of America Inc., to construct an elevated sign. Weeks said the sign would be about 45 feet from signs on abutting properties. Township zoning laws require 100 feet between signs.
November 10, 1999 |
The processing plant where an estimated 100,000 pounds of chicken rotted in the summer heat is no longer a public safety hazard, the township and the state Department of Environmental Protection announced yesterday. But despite a successful cleanup, officials said, it might be a long time before any business will want to move into the Meredith Farms site on Route 40. "The building is in poor physical condition to begin with. Then there was the contamination on top of that," said James Manuel of the DEP's Bureau of Emergency Response, who helped coordinate the 26-day cleanup.
October 19, 2002 |
Any player thinking about copying Terrell Owens' autograph session should beware: The NFL has sent a memo to all 32 teams warning that carrying foreign objects will bring a 15-yard penalty and possible ejection from the game. Owens created a stir Monday when, following his second touchdown catch in San Francisco's victory over Seattle, he pulled a pen from his sock, signed the ball and handed it to his financial adviser in the front row. Owens was warned, and the only punishment he received was a $5,000 fine for having his jersey untucked.
June 21, 1990 |
Commuters beware: Don't stop to smell the flowers. And don't even think about picking them. Motorists along Interstate 95, the Schuylkill Expressway and Route 202 who stop to pick wildflowers along the highways face fines of up to $300 for picking vegetation within a state right-of-way, plus additional fines for stopping along a state highway. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation didn't intend to create a safety hazard when it planted the wildflowers on five acres in the Philadelphia area last year.
November 2, 2012
DEAR HARRY: My parents were married for 60 years and raised six children and three grandchildren in our home in North Philly. It was where we all went for a cooked meal, fruit, sweets and love. They saw the good in everyone. The house burned down earlier this year, taking my mother and my great-niece. We hired a contractor to take down the remainder of the house. He did some of the work, then seemed to disappear. I still visualize my mother and the baby standing and crying for help.
May 26, 1988 |
It was a typical springtime scene of suburbia - a backyard barbecue with steaks, corn on the cob and hamburgers on the grill. Then with a sound that Jill Kail likened to a shotgun blast, the window of her new gas grill blew out, showering glass in a five-foot radius on the patio. Kail, who was poised to turn over the meat, jumped back and was not hurt. Kail, a lawyer who lives in Cherry Hill, called the company to report the mishap, and was surprised to learn that officials were aware of the potential problem.
April 17, 2012 |
DEAR ABBY: I'm a 43-year-old veteran of the grocery industry. I am also an associate of one of the premier supermarkets in the country, and I disagree with your response to "Chicago Clipper"! Coupons are a necessary evil and are graciously accepted, but they create work for retailers. It takes countless hours of sorting, logging, filling out forms, mailing and receiving to be reimbursed for the face value of the coupon. This is hardly a benefit to the grocer. The abuse and fraud associated with coupons adds up into millions of dollars.
March 31, 2012 |
An environmental activists' group filed a federal lawsuit Friday against the organizers of a live-pigeon shoot in Bucks County, alleging that the activity pollutes the Delaware River. The Delaware Riverkeeper Network and its head, Maya K. van Rossum, filed suit in federal court in Philadelphia against the Philadelphia Gun Club, which is located in Bensalem. Their complaint alleges that the pigeon shoots, which occur many times a year, pollute the Delaware with lead shot and fragments, as well as dead and injured birds.