July 11, 2010 |
A two-alarm fire at a company that manufactures waxes and specialty oils burned for more than five hours Sunday in Bridgeport. Flames at C.J. Robinson Co. in the Continental Business Complex in Montgomery County were reported at 2:44 p.m. Sunday, with black smoke billowing for hours as at least 11 fire companies responded. One firefighter was treated for chest pains, but authorities said it did not appear life-threatening. No other injuries were reported. The fire's cause remained under investigation Sunday night.
October 6, 2008 |
Jeanine Burgin's back started to itch in April. Then came red patches, blisters and a burning sensation. Skin-care products only seemed to make things worse. She was in and out of hospitals, where doctors tried cortisone and other treatments - all to no avail. "It was a mystery," says Burgin, 69, who lives outside Paris. Turns out the mystery was right inside her house: her new upholstered armchair. To the litany of tainted products from overseas - milk powder, toothpaste, dog food and toys - now add textiles.
May 31, 2007 |
In a particularly hilarious episode of South Park, the popular animated comedy on cable TV that follows the lives of four raunchy fourth graders in a small town in Colorado, the boys are saddled with a history project about the Declaration of Independence. Eric Cartman, not wanting to do the reading, tries to knock himself into a colonial-era flashback, which he eventually achieves, by electrocuting himself in a tub along with a TiVo full of History Channel documentaries. Cartman's flashback works, and when he eventually wakes up from his coma, his knowledge of the Founding Fathers is impeccable.
April 21, 2006 |
For more than 30 years, Joanne Hulme worked as an event designer, creating elaborate settings for weddings and bar mitzvahs. With the business dependent on the economy and the seasons, she often found herself struggling to keep up with the rent and utility bills for her loft in the Northeast. All the while, what she really longed for was the time to teach design, write, and explore other art forms, from painting to glassblowing. "Then I hit my 50s and I thought, 'If not now, when?
August 21, 2005 |
They started in Old City, got pushed out of Northern Liberties, and now are migrating to "Port Fishington" - a wedge of neighborhoods that takes in parts of Port Richmond, Fishtown and Kensington. They are artists in constant pursuit of cheap space, and lots of it. Slowly but steadily, a mix of painters, metal-workers, glass-blowers, sculptors, musicians and photographers is putting down roots on either side of Frankford Avenue, above Girard Avenue and below Lehigh Avenue.
August 24, 2001 |
Canal House, an upscale rental abode in Manayunk, could be considered one of the more unusual creations to come out of the 19th-century Blantyre textile mill. From the vintage mill's four gutted stone-and-brick buildings, Brandywine Construction & Management Co. spun 71 apartments, commercial space, and LeBus restaurant, weaving a contemporary complex of residential and commercial space into the fabric of the gentrified area. Beyond secured iron gates fronting Main Street, at the bottom of a full flight of stairs, a brick-paved, landscaped courtyard with a bubbling fountain creates a serene, inviting ambience.
July 25, 2001 |
After a fire burned through the night at the Continental Business Center, officials worried that a majority of the businesses there had been lost. Two months after the fire, a clearer picture of the damage to the East Front Street complex, and the borough's economy, has emerged, and officials say the news is not as bad as they once feared it would be. In the end, 15 companies, employing 103 people, were destroyed on May 15 and 16. That is well below early estimates that 50 of the 55 businesses there, employing many hundreds of people, were gone.
July 18, 2001 |
For 13 years, Congregation Mishkan Shalom has lived a nomadic existence, its only real home a radical, activist vision of "repairing the world. " Without stained-glass windows or bronze Torah doors or a Marc Chagall mural in the lobby to call its own, Mishkan Shalom has defined itself by defending the rights of Palestinians, by welcoming gays and lesbians, with prayers invoking female imagery of the divine, and in other ways that sometimes put...
August 22, 2000 |
A memorial service will be held Sept. 8 for Louis W. Scott 3d, 70, of Upper Providence, a popular former principal of Penncrest High School. He died of cancer Aug. 13 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. The service will be at 11 a.m. at Lima United Methodist Church, North Pennell Road, Middletown. Burial was private. Mr. Scott was principal at Penncrest for 30 years before retiring in 1989. For the last 11 years, he had been a special assistant to the president of Delaware County Community College and an education consultant for the Weather Channel.
January 18, 1998 |
The Mills at Rose Valley, Nether Providence, Delaware County For more than 200 years, this 52-acre site off Brookhaven Road in Nether Providence was a home for mills - first a snuff mill owned by a colonial tobacconist, then a textile mill. The textile mill buildings, which were the center of a small community known as Sackville, produced blankets in the 19th century and put together linings for top coats well into the early 1990s. They are no more. Age caught up with some of them in the 1940s, and they were razed.