December 22, 1988 |
A Willistown resident spent more than an hour before the Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday night trying to change the township's notion of where his front yard lies. Kevin Galbraith of Horseshoe Lane argued that what the township is calling his front yard is actually his side yard. The argument was to support the construction of an outbuilding with a 25- foot setback from the front-lot line - a setback 50 feet short of the minimum required by a township ordinance. Galbraith submitted an application for a building permit three months ago. He said he hoped to build a two-story outbuilding with a patio and pool.
June 2, 1994 |
Waterfront-redevelopment planning has dominated borough affairs since the mid-1980s. Things got off to a fast start with office buildings built on Fayette and Elm Streets. But the recession and legal wrangling pretty much derailed the process in the last few years. So it has come as no surprise that 1994 has seen numerous public hearings and borough meetings on the redevelopment effort canceled. The most recent was a session last week at which plans for the final phase of redevelopment along the Schuylkill were to be rolled out. Virtually on the eve of that meeting, the Montgomery County Commissioners refused to attend if certain county Planning Commission recommendations were not included in the plans.
March 1, 2012 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - What the Phillies originally termed a "routine" trip to the doctor for Ryan Howard resulted in another surgical procedure. The first baseman has suffered a setback in his recovery from Achilles tendon surgery and will be sidelined indefinitely after a "small procedure" Monday to clean an infection from his surgical wound, Phillies head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan said Wednesday. During that procedure, no structural damage to the repaired Achilles was found.
October 25, 1990 |
Oscar Vance has resigned after three months as board president of the Montgomery County Opportunity Board, dealing the embattled anti-poverty agency another setback. In a letter Tuesday to the 15-member board and county commissioners, Vance stated that the demands of his regular job as Montgomery County chief of detectives precluded him from performing fully the duties of president. In an interview yesterday, he denied his resignation had anything to do with the board's recent problems, which include the cutoff by the state Department of Community Affairs of $744,000 in federal contracts.
January 17, 2005 |
NBA steals leader Larry Hughes was diagnosed yesterday with a broken right thumb and will miss 4 to 6 weeks, the first real crisis to hit a Washington Wizards team off to its best start in years. Hughes, a former 76er, was hurt when his thumb was hit by Quentin Richardson while driving for a layup in the final minutes of Saturday night's victory over the Phoenix Suns. "This is a difficult loss for our team," coach Eddie Jordan said. "We certainly feel for Larry, who has played a big part in our team's success.
April 29, 1997 |
Unless something went wrong, Rex Hudler was supposed to be activated from the disabled list before last night's game. Something went wrong. In the second at-bat of what was supposed to be his final rehab game Sunday with Double A Reading, Hudler experienced some tightness in the strained left hamstring that had landed him on the DL in the first place. "It was a little stiff and they threw out the panic flag," Hudler said, downplaying the severity of this setback. "I think they'll be able to activate me in a day or two. I'm not quite full strength.
November 19, 2012
BOWLING? Are you kidding me? Bowling? On Sunday, Sixers center Andrew Bynum said he does indeed believe that he injured his left knee while bowling a week ago Saturday - thus confirming what was first reported by ESPN via Twitter just before midnight on Saturday. Injured the left knee, I point out to you - not reinjured the right knee that has kept him from practicing even once since being acquired in August. "Same exact injury, mirror images of the knees," Bynum said.
January 9, 1990 |
Last year was a disappointing one for local junior-lightweight Anthony Boyle, and he hoped to find better fortunes in 1990. On Thursday night, 1990 was less than a week old, but things couldn't have been much worse for Boyle, a Kensington resident and 1983 graduate of North Catholic. Boyle, whose nickname is TKO, suffered a TKO against Puerto Rico's Julian Solis without even being allowed to rise from his stool at the beginning of the seventh round. Referee Tommy Reed stopped the scheduled 10-round bout before the beginning of the round.
December 11, 1986 |
The owner and builder of an apartment house in Ridley Park is seeking a variance and a special exception from the setback requirements for a building that he has already constructed. The applicant, Robert D'Agostino, built a six-unit apartment building at 106 Chester Pike, Ridley Park, and needs to meet the borough's setback requirements or to be granted a variance before he is allowed occupancy of the building. D'Agostino said that his engineers measured the front-yard setback from the title line, and that the calculations showed that he had a 28.3-foot setback, which met the borough requirement that it be at least 25 feet.
July 9, 1989 |
The Yeadon Borough Council has granted a variance to Joseph P. Doyle of the 500 block of Arbor Road to allow the construction of a swimming pool in his back yard. Council member Aris Karalis made the motion for the variance during the council's business meeting Thursday. Karalis said Doyle needed a variance from the borough zoning code requirement of a 6-foot setback from the rear property line to the pool. "The variance is needed because the Doyle property has only a 3-foot setback," said Karalis.