August 20, 2015 |
Rachel De Barros launched her first car-related business while a student at Ohio University. She printed pink fliers with her name and phone number, promoting herself as a door-to-door mechanic. An oil change? Brake job? Simple repair? De Barros was for hire. No one called. "I would wait by the phone, like, Come on! I need money, " said De Barros, 37, of Feasterville, staring at a spot on the table where a phone would be. "So I changed the fliers, made them white, and wrote, 'Call Jimmy.' Then I started getting calls.
June 30, 1992 |
Recently Philadelphia Gas Works, along with neighboring utilities, Philadelphia Electric Company, UGI Corporation, and Delmarva Power, sponsored a two-day Natural Gas Vehicle Symposium to highlight the benefits of natural gas as a vehicular fuel. The symposium was designed primarily for fleet owners and operators who will be required to add cleaner operating vehicles to their fleets under the terms of the Clean Air Act amendments of 1990. Together with the world-wide focus on environmental matters, it is timely to review what PGW is doing to help to develop a market for clean burning natural gas vehicles.
July 2, 1992 |
A Doylestown Borough resident woke up Sunday to the noise of escaping air. Looking out his window onto North West Street, he saw someone running from the direction of his Volkswagen Golf - on which three tires had just been slashed. After a closer look at the car, the man saw the word pope scratched into the hood. Six other vehicles were similarly vandalized Sunday. The switchboard at the borough police station lit up as five reports came in about 3:30 a.m. Only one other car had pope scratched into it. The remaining two reports came in later that day. Only one vehicle owner gave police a damage estimate.
January 23, 1986 |
The Pemberton Borough Council voted unanimously Monday night to table an proposed ordinance that would prohibit abandoned vehicles from being stored on public or private property. At the suggestion of Councilman William Emmons, the council decided that the proposed law was too vague and that there may be special cases in which the abandoned vehicles would not detract from the character of the rural community. "We need to make the ordinance clear so there's no misunderstanding," said Mayor F. Lyman Simpkins.
January 3, 2013
WILKES-BARRE - Police said two young males were found hiding in a coal truck after they allegedly looted dozens of vehicles in northeastern Pennsylvania. Police said Josh Kolinoski, 19, and a 16-year-old were riding their bicycles and wearing ski masks when they entered at least 50 vehicles in four boroughs early Monday, the Citizens Voice reported. The pair dumped the bikes and fled on foot, leaving footprints that led to a coal truck where they were hiding, police said. Police said Kolinoski, wanted on a warrant, was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility.
March 20, 2013
Philadelphia police are investigating a theft operation that primarily involves cargo vans being stolen from the city and recovered in Bucks County, authorities said Monday. Thieves are stealing Ford Econoline and Chevrolet Express contractor vehicles for construction-related equipment inside the vans, police said. The Major Crimes Auto Squad has recovered many of the vehicles in Bristol Township. Tools that were stolen from the vehicles, some with names or initials on them, have also been recovered.
January 25, 1987 |
In an effort to prevent old cars from becoming eyesores, the Hi-Nella Borough Council has approved restrictions on the length of time residents may store dismantled vehicles on their property. The ordinance, approved unanimously by the six-member council Tuesday, prohibits residents from storing an unregistered or partly dismantled vehicle anywhere on their property for more than three days. Outside parking of more than three such vehicles for more than seven days is banned. The ordinance, which was introduced Dec. 16, also makes it illegal to store such vehicles within 30 feet of municipal streets or county roads.
February 11, 1988 |
When a new 1988 Ford Bronco was discovered in a shopping center parking lot last week, the people who run Sheehy Ford thought it might be a good idea to take inventory to see if any other cars belonging to them were missing. In so doing, the dealership made another, far more remarkable discovery. Fourteen new and used vehicles, estimated to be worth at least $182,000, had been stolen from the lot of the dealership, at Roosevelt Boulevard north of Welsh Road. "Until (the inventory)
March 29, 2012 |
About two dozen passenger vehicles were damaged this morning by vandals who slashed tires, doused cars with a corrosive chemical and dumped sugar in gas tanks in the Overbrook section, police said. Capt. Melvin Singleton, commander of the 19th Police District, said tires were slashed on 17 cars and the paint on seven other passengers vehicles had been stripped away by an acid-like substance. Some cars also had sugar in the gas tanks, he said. A Fire Department Hazmat Unit was called to the scene to scrape off some of the corrosive chemical for testing.
January 10, 1990 |
Two people were hurt and seven vehicles damaged yesterday in two accidents on a Delaware County bridge that were caused by icy roads and that backed up morning rush-hour traffic on Interstate 95 for about five miles, police said. Tinicum Township police said the accidents happened about 7:10 a.m. in the four northbound lanes of I-95 when a van driven by Bobby Andrews, 28, of the 2400 block of Bowers Street, Wilmington, spun out of control on the ice- slickened Bartram Avenue overpass.