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.
December 2, 2013 |
For days, the workers at the Salvation Army thrift shop on Market Street said, they heard noises from outside and above. "Like a giant mouse running down the wall," assistant manager Richard Stasiorowski testified. "Every day, at some point, we would hear something. " "All of us would say, 'Oh, my God,' " manager Margarita Agosto said. " 'Imagine if this falls on us.' " But they did not alert the demolition crew next door or their Salvation Army supervisor. They said he already knew.
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.
July 15, 2013 |
In the weeks before the deadly Market Street collapse, the building's owner repeatedly warned top city officials and Salvation Army officials that the demolition could endanger the adjacent Salvation Army thrift store. But that did not prompt the city to step in. Nor did it stop the owner from rapidly demolishing the building - with devastating consequences. E-mails and letters reviewed by The Inquirer show repeated warnings about a possible collapse with potentially deadly results.
July 25, 1989 |
On April 1, 1988, a Philadelphia day laborer and ex-convict named Arthur Faulkner raped and murdered Clarice J. Dorner at the suburban archeological site where they worked. Faulkner then stabbed and wounded Dorner's employers, Anne M. Jensen and her husband, Glenn W. Sheehan, and stabbed to death co- worker Annaliese H. Killoran. These facts are undisputed. Faulkner, 32, was convicted by a Montgomery County jury and on July 5 was sentenced to death. Yesterday, a federal court jury began hearing evidence to determine who was responsible for placing Faulkner, a violent man already convicted of attempted rape, with a small archaeological firm where he would work side-by-side with several young women.
July 21, 2012 |
Officials of the company that owns and operates The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com welcomed members of the community and civic groups to its new, state-of-the-art headquarters Thursday. Robert J. Hall, publisher and chief executive officer of Interstate General Media L.L.C., which owns the newspapers and website, told the guests that the company's facilities at 801 Market St. are "a home that we're really proud of. " The company moved this month from its longtime home at 400 N. Broad St. Hall said the new location has 125,000 square feet of space on one floor, the third.