August 13, 2011 |
Haddonfield gave birth to Syfy's hit TV thriller-omedy Warehouse 13 - or at least its next episode. Quite literally. The episode, "Don't Hate the Player," to be telecast at 9 p.m. Monday, was conceived and written by Haddonfield High School alumnus Ian Stokes, one of the newest additions to Warehouse 13 's stable of screenwriters. "Television writing really is a team effort," says Stokes, 28, to dispel the illusion he wrote the thing while locked away in a garret.
August 10, 2011 |
IN GENERAL, Tattle is not a fan of movie remakes . . . even if the original doesn't do it for us. We never got the love affair with the 1987 chick-flick classic "Dirty Dancing" (although any movie with Jerry Orbach ["Law & Order" detective Lennie Briscoe] has to be good) so we don't understand why anyone would want to remake it when the beloved original is so readily available in stores or at the click of a mouse. It's one thing to restage shows so new audiences can continually experience them live, but movies don't disappear when the curtain goes down, and can be seen exactly as their makers intended.
August 3, 2011 |
Malvern business landlord Liberty Property Trust , which has developed two generations of the tallest buildings in Philadelphia - Liberty Place and Comcast Center - said in its second-quarter report last week that it has continued selling office buildings and small-market properties, as well as stocking up on warehouses. Since April 1, Liberty has raised more than $320 million, selling 55 buildings with a combined 3.4 million square feet. They include: Thirty-two office and high-finish flex properties in the Allentown-Bethlehem area; 14 others around Richmond, Va.; a distribution center in Sturtevant, Wis.; four office buildings in Milwaukee; and small to midsize office buildings in Mount Laurel, Horsham, Tampa, and Milwaukee.
July 31, 2011 |
A three-alarm fire burned an abandoned warehouse in Camden early Saturday, following a string of similar fires this summer. The fire started about 6 a.m. at a building on Sixth and Liberty Streets, and it took nearly an hour for firefighters to bring it under control, officials said. Police are investigating whether it could have been intentionally set, said Camden Police Lt. Al Handy. Camden has had a string of warehouse fires this summer, including a 12-alarm blaze June 9 at a former tire-distribution center.
July 22, 2011
A two-alarm blaze erupted at a refrigerated warehouse in the city's Port Richmond section Friday night, fire officials said. Building material on the roof of the the sprawling one-story warehouse at 3201 N. Delaware Ave. caught fire shortly before 9:30 p.m. There were no reported injuries and no hazardous material on site. At 10:35 p.m., the fire was declared under control. -Robert Moran
July 22, 2011 |
It's as much a Philadelphia landmark as the statue of William Penn on City Hall, though hardly something that aspires to be an emblem of greatness. Is there anyone who has traveled the south Delaware waterfront and not marveled at the four-story concrete skeleton that lurks behind the RiverView shopping center on Columbus Boulevard, its naked columns flouting both gravity and civic decency? That ruin, which looks as if it had been airlifted in from Kabul, was purchased more than 20 years ago by Bart Blatstein, who was a run-of-the-mill strip-mall developer before graduating to finer things in Northern Liberties.
July 12, 2011 |
The coolest thing about Union Transfer, the Spring Garden Street music venue set to open Sept. 21 with a show by Philadelphia indie-rock band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, might be that the club will actually be cool. That's cool as in temperature. The club, booked by Sean Agnew of R5 Productions in partnership with New York promoter Bowery Presents, will be the polar opposite of the three-digit thermometer readings frequently registered at the First Unitarian Church, the wood-paneled sweatbox that's the centerpiece of Agnew's indie empire.
July 8, 2011 |
A female squatter set fire to a vacant Camden warehouse Tuesday night following a lovers' quarrel, according to authorities. But officials do not believe she played a role in other recent warehouse fires in the city. Tammie Shipp, 35, was charged Wednesday evening with aggravated arson in connection with the two-alarm blaze at a former paint manufacturing plant at Sixth Street and Carl Miller Boulevard in Camden's Waterfront South section. Shipp, who had set up living quarters at the warehouse -- vacant since 1996, when Clement Coverall Co. stopped operating –– is accused of using a lit cigarette to ignite paper under a mattress following a dispute with her boyfriend, who was present at the time.
July 7, 2011 |
A Camden woman has been charged with arson in relation to a Tuesday night warehouse fire in the city's Waterfront South neighborhood. Tammie Shipp, 35, was allegedly squatting in the building at 6th Street and Carl Miller Boulevard and set fire to a mattress following a dispute with her boyfriend, who also was staying there, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. Authorities do not believe the woman is connected to last month's string of warehouse fires in Camden, which remain under investigation by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Explosives and Firearms.
July 7, 2011 |
As a yellow excavator picked up debris on a grassy field behind what was left of a former paint manufacturing plant, men in hard hats, boots, and T-shirts with law enforcement logos searched for evidence in Camden's Waterfront South neighborhood. Wednesday was deja vu for area fire investigators and Camden residents. The fourth major vacant warehouse fire within a month brought back arson teams and law enforcement personnel from the city, county, and state levels. "It's not fun anymore.