October 6, 1999 |
Salvation Army officials last night withdrew their plan to build a community center on Markley Street, saying they will talk to residents of the area before going ahead with the project. "The neighbors have some ideas the Salvation Army is going to do things they never intended to do," said Mitchell Miller, a Norristown-based attorney representing the agency. Two weeks ago the Borough Council granted preliminary approval to the plan, which calls for a $2.9 million center near Eisenhower Middle School.
October 5, 1994 |
The Salvation Army plans to open a thrift shop on Chester Pike this month, but a flier making the rounds in Collingdale warns that what is really coming to the borough is an evil intruder: "Beware Collingdale Homeowners. Drug Rehab. Homeless Shelter. Soup Kitchen. Coming. " The author is Joseph Ciminera Jr., and, at Monday night's council meeting, he added a freewheeling verbal assault. Among his targets: the Borough Council's majority, the Borough of Darby, and the homeless.
December 20, 1994 |
Scrooges are alive and well in Center City. They work in the office building above Bailey Banks & Biddle, across the street from Liberty Place - and they've managed to get the city to do their grinching for them. Just ask Robert Lee and Nate Jordan, two fund-raisers for the Salvation Army who have been threatened with a $300 fine. All because of complaints that the cheerful Christmas jingles - which draw donations to their little red kettle - are too loud. "We're only playing Christmas music," said Jordan, 36, who deftly delivers holiday tunes on an electric piano while Lee, 31, rings the trademark Salvation Army bell.
October 28, 1998 |
Salvation Army officials are still searching for space to create a transitional-housing program for homeless people, with no alternative yet to a rejected location on the Norristown State Hospital grounds. Tom McCaney, the Salvation Army's emergency-housing director here, said yesterday that the organization was having no luck finding a space large enough in the area for the program. Its plan to set up transitional housing and an expanded shelter in the vacant Building 8 on the state hospital grounds was characterized as "untenable" in a Sept.
September 16, 1997 |
Long before cost overruns of the proposed Deliverance homeless shelter in North Philadelphia came under public scrutiny, and months before federal prosecutors and the U.S. Attorney's Office began culling financial records, the Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia had expressed doubts about the adequacy and safety of the facility as a family shelter. So much so that the organization pulled out as consultant for the project, according to an internal memo drafted for Gregory Rost, the mayor's chief of staff, by city housing czar Michael Nardone.
September 15, 1991 |
Uniformity in college fashion is a thing of the past. These days, collegiate style is as diverse as the nation's college campuses. Students at area small liberal-arts colleges tend to dress differently from students at large urban schools in the area who dress differently from students at the area's historically black colleges. Recent visits to three Philadelphia-area campuses showed that students practice "invent yourself" chic. They pull together different items to achieve a look that fits into their campus lifestyle and image.
October 21, 2014 |
Don G. Stout, 68, of West Chester, who sold commercial printing and volunteered for various causes and once received $10,000 on behalf of the Salvation Army, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, at home of appendiceal cancer. In December 2007, Mr. Stout was serving as a Salvation Army bell ringer outside the Boscov's store in Exton when a man approached and passed him a hand-written note. The letter explained how the Salvation Army had provided him with coffee and doughnuts 40 years before while he served at his military post.
October 5, 1989 |
LENDING A HAND, Salvation Army driver Edward A. Gross loads food and supplies into a truck bound for hurricane-ravaged Charleston, S.C. Gross and others were working yesterday at the Salvation Army's office at 701 N. Broad St., where donations are being collected.
January 16, 2014 |
This story was updated at 10:a.m. Wednesday. Calling the Center City spot where six people died in the collapse of a Salvation Army thrift store "a sacred site," relatives of two victims have joined a diverse group of civic and business leaders and design experts to advance the idea of a memorial at the location. The 15-person committee wants to establish a permanent park at 22d and Market Streets, but as a first step would like to have a temporary memorial in place by the one-year anniversary of the collapse on June 5. The committee includes the parents of one of the victims, Anne Bryan, and the fiancée of another, Kimberly Finnegan.