March 12, 1988 |
A surveyor for the organization which accredits hospitals and other health- care institutions has performed a surprise inspection of the embattled James C. Giuffre Medical Center, according to hospital sources. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations visited pathologists at Giuffre and the hospital's surgical areas on Thursday, the sources said. The commission is a private, voluntary organization that reviews and evaluates medical care in most of the nation's hospitals.
August 27, 1987 |
About 350 gamblers were temporarily stranded here yesterday when the buses that brought them to this seaside casino resort were pulled off the road after failing a surprise inspection. Citing faulty equipment, traffic safety inspectors grounded seven of 30 buses that were parked at Brighton Park, a section of the city where the Sands Hotel & Casino, the Claridge Hotel & Casino and Bally's Park Place Casino Hotel are located. Judy Coss, bus management director for the Atlantic County Transportation Authority, said that two buses failed exhaust emission tests, two had faulty brakes, two had tires that were not properly secured, and one had faulty turn signals.
May 12, 1998 |
Even over the idling Peterbilt's purrs, pops and rattles, George Amare's voice could easily be heard. "This whole thing is a big setup," he barked, waving two yellow citation slips for a total of $158 with a calloused right hand. "When this town needs some money to pay their bills or whatever, they come out here and take it out on us truckers. " With a muddy work boot propping open the door of his four-axle dump truck, the stocky, 42-year-old trash hauler from Newark, N.J., shouted his disgust at receiving two of the 97 citations issued to scores of truckers yesterday during a surprise inspection by Falls Township officials.
December 9, 1996 |
The owners of the Chester Exchange here say they have observed a pattern in their 15-month-long battle with city officials over the enforcement of safety regulations at the retail complex. Every time business starts to pick up, the city cites the exchange for safety violations, generating a new wave of bad publicity, say Barbara DeNero and her husband, John. The city's actions, the DeNeros maintain, reflect a pattern of harassment, motivated by a desire to drive them out of business and see the exchange, which Barbara DeNero purchased last year with a $250,000 loan from the city, reopen under new ownership.
August 3, 1989 |
State health investigators swooped down on Manchester House nursing home for a surprise inspection this week, the first step toward negotiating a possible settlement to allow the home to stay open. Investigators arrived without notice on Tuesday and planned to stay at least two and possibly three days, according to Bob Fisher, press secretary for the state Department of Health. In that time, they will check to see if the embattled Media nursing home has corrected the conditions that caused the state to revoke its license July 14. According to the state, the home's problems range from inadequate record- keeping and nursing care to inadequate sanitation in the kitchen.
March 30, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA State officials shut down a Philadelphia day-care center run by the man at the heart of a political-corruption scandal Friday, a day after a surprise inspection found that children there were potentially endangered. Public Welfare Department officials cited conditions that created a likelihood of an "immediate and serious danger to the life or health" of children at the Logan Child Care and Resource Center at 4802 N. Broad St. The center is owned by Tyron Ali, an undercover operative who sources say taped five Philadelphia Democrats accepting cash or gifts.
July 22, 2000 |
Inside Matthew Hart's art studio on Sansom Street yesterday morning, teen-agers toiled with paintbrushes and posterboard to make colorful signs and puppets for protests planned during the upcoming Republican National Convention. Outside the studio yesterday afternoon, TV news vans whined, passers-by gawked and GOP protesters were perturbed after city officials closed it - and the entire seven-story, brick building housing it. City inspectors cited "a dozen or so" violations of fire and building codes.
March 22, 2000 |
Blazin' Blue, the city's most controversial police horse, is not lame, according to the Pennsylvania SPCA. George Stem, director of animal control and investigations at the SPCA, and another investigator checked the horse out late last month. They also examined the other 30 or so horses at the police stables in Northeast Philadelphia and conditions in which they're kept. "We inspected all of the horses there - including Blazin' Blue - to make sure everything was in accordance," Stem said in a recent interview.
January 28, 2010 |
Philadelphia-based Aramark Corp. feeds the world - with operations in 19 countries and 12,000 employees in Pennsylvania alone. It has provided catering at 15 Olympic Games since 1968, and it will handle the Vancouver Winter Games starting next month. It is the food-and-beverage provider to as many as 30 ballparks, stadiums, and arenas, as well as 40 convention and civic centers around the globe. Its vast clientele in the region includes Citizens Bank Park, Independence Blue Cross, and Lincoln Financial Field.
January 29, 2010 |
Certainly, there would be no "mice-and-beans" or "rat-atouille" lunch specials on the menu. But with a track record of dismal health inspections like the one that Philadelphia-based Aramark Corp. has racked up lately at the Capitol Cafe in the state capital, the punch lines were bound to come. "So, we going to the poop-ateria?" said James Roxbury, a cafeteria regular who runs an online news service, as he welcomed me to lunch yesterday. With a buildup like that, how could I say no?