October 10, 2010 |
There's not enough food in Imani Sullivan's life. At home, Sullivan, 31, often doesn't set a fork for herself at the table so that her sons, ages 3 and 10, can eat. Naturally diminutive, Sullivan looks frail these days. She has dropped 15 pounds since losing her part-time janitor job during the summer. Each family meal feels like an obligation she cannot meet, a daily burden multiplied by three. "It makes me feel like less of a mom not to have food," she says in her mother's North Philadelphia apartment, suddenly overcome by the hardship.
February 17, 1994 |
The Coffee Family Ranch, an hour's drive southwest of Austin in the hill country of Blanco County, Texas, is a piece of land steeped in history. And Lawrence Coffee, a 52-year-old rancher, is determined to preserve it. His family's spread is located on 1,000 acres of ground that used to be a part of a community of freed slaves known as Peyton Colony. Coffee is a descendant of one of the original settlers. The colony was named for a freedman, Peyton Roberts, who settled there in 1865.
March 2, 1986 |
A 17-year-old Bucks County high school senior was arrested early yesterday and charged with the fatal shooting of his grandparents in their home in Warrington Township. Several hours after the bodies were found in the immaculate stone house, Richard Mazeffa, who had lived with his grandparents for the last two years, admitted to the killings at the Warrington Township police station, according to records filed in Magistrate's Court in Newtown, Bucks County, an official source said.
July 13, 1999 |
Joseph Ehrenreich Sr., 86, of Croydon, a retired plant maintenance employee who also owned and operated a restaurant, died Wednesday at Crestview North Nursing Center in Langhorne. He had battled cancer for two years. Mr. Ehrenreich was a "master craftsman," able to fix or build anything, including stained-glass lamps and windows, lead carriage lamps, tables, and shelves, said a son, Joseph Jr. He retired at age 66 after 25 years as a lead burner and plant maintenance employee for Yates Industries in Burlington.
August 18, 2014 |
You can buy or build a house. Or, you can buy or build a tiny house. On Sept. 6 and 7, Tumbleweed Tiny House Co. holds its first workshop here at the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District Hotel, 400 Arch St. What qualifies as a tiny house? Something in the range of 172 to 875 square feet. Why a tiny house? Tight mortgage money and rising fuel costs to heat and cool large homes, among other reasons. A few groups are keen on tiny homes, said Steve Weissmann, president of Sonoma, Calif.-based Tumbleweed: "Young people starting out with their first home, seniors downsizing, and people concerned about the environment.
June 3, 2007 |
Everywhere investigators went, every time they talked to an informant or questioned a suspect, one name kept coming back to them: Raymond Morales. It seemed that all the drug dealers in Camden were getting their cocaine from him. While his name was ringing out, no one would cooperate against Morales because he had such a terrifying reputation for violence. "He put the fear of God into people on the street," said Lt. Michael Mangold of the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.
June 9, 1991 |
After an hour above an empty sea, our 14-seater descended over scattered reefs, looped around a smoldering volcano and dropped down on a runway so short that each end overhung the sea. We had arrived on the Banda Islands, still known in many parts of the world as the Spice Islands in what was once called the Dutch East Indies. Separated by hundreds of miles from the main body of Eastern Indonesia's Moluccas, the islands of this group are so small that their size must be grossly exaggerated for them to show up on most maps.
March 17, 2000 |
Something is on the loose in Bensalem. Three times this week, frightened residents have reported a large cat - either a mountain lion or an ocelot - slinking through back yards near Bensalem High School. Local police are hunting the creature, using digital imaging and the expertise of the Philadelphia Zoo. Yet, police remain unsure of what exactly they're looking for. "No one has been able to give a clear description of it," said Fred Harran, deputy public safety director.
February 18, 1990 |
Laurence H. McCormick had been trying to sell his Grays Lane home in Montgomeryville for three years with no luck. It took a recent idea to subdivide the 2-acre property, at 100 Grays Lane, into three lots to seal a deal with developer William H. Heinrich of Quakertown. "Nobody wants a big lot with a small house anymore," said McCormick, who owned the home for 30 years. "They all want a big house on a small lot. " But for Heinrich to go ahead with the subdivision, he needs two variances from the Montgomery Township Zoning Hearing Board.
September 13, 1989 |
A Burlington Township ham radio operator will reach new highs thanks to a zoning board decision Wednesday night. The board granted David Johnson of Mill Lane approval to install a radio communication tower as tall as 100 feet in his back yard with a 35-foot antenna span at the top. "Amature ham radio is my hobby and I have been involved with the hobby for many years," Johnson said. Johnson told the board that he planned to install multiple antennas on the tower for increased performance.