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 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.
December 2, 2013 |
Like many people this time of year, Ardmore resident Betty-Jane Stoeckle is feeling a bit overwhelmed - not, in her case, by the arrival of the holiday season, but by the daily onslaught of charity solicitations. Stoeckle welcomes at least some of the pitches. A retired Germantown High School English teacher, she is a regular, cheerful giver to groups as diverse as the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Philabundance, Habitat for Humanity, and the Southern Poverty Law Center. But she doesn't like making assumptions, especially when it comes to the dozens of other requests her generosity attracts - a small fraction of more than a million nonprofits that competed for more than $316 billion in donations last year, according to Giving USA. "I'd like my money to be well-spent," Stoeckle says.