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May 4, 2011
The Haddon Township public library in Westmont will remain closed for most of the week because of interior water damage. A passerby notified police Sunday of the problem, which involved a malfunctioning pump in the boiler room. Though only about 10 books were damaged, carpeting and drywall have required repairs, according to a Camden County Library spokesman. The branch is tentatively scheduled to reopen Saturday. Due dates will be extended on items checked out from the branch and fines waived on overdue items for the duration of the closure, according to library officials.
NEWS
July 12, 1989 | By Kathy Brennan and Kit Konolige, Daily News Staff Writers
A smoky, four-alarm electrical fire last night cleared the restaurant-ship Moshulu at Penn's Landing of 200 customers and employees, and sent two customers, three firefighters and the restaurant manager to hospitals. Reataurant officials said today there was no fire damage to the restaurant portion of the ship, which suffered only smoke and water damage. Fire officials today were still investigating the cause of the fire that damaged the turn-of-the-century ship, which is the oldest steel-hulled sailing vessel still afloat.
SPORTS
February 14, 2005 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Homeless in Haddonfield. That's the situation involving the Haddonfield boys' basketball team, which has been without a gym for 2 1/2 weeks and will play most of its remaining "home" games at Rutgers-Camden. No gym, no problem. Haddonfield, which was forced out of its gym because a broken pipe caused water damage to the hardwood floor, hasn't missed a beat. The defending Group 2 state champion Bulldogs (17-1) scored three more wins last week and have climbed into the No. 1 spot in The Inquirer's South Jersey rankings for the first time this season.
NEWS
April 2, 2002 | By Cynthia Burton INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sometime over the holiday weekend, a valve on an old City Hall air-conditioning unit burst, sending buckets of water into the law library, City Council chambers, the Mayor's Reception Room, and the north portal. The damage was so severe that Council may not be able to use its ornate chambers until next fall. In the next few weeks, Council will consider the mayor's budget, school taxes, and a controversial cut in the city wage tax. But late yesterday, no one knew where Council would hold its meetings and hearings.
NEWS
June 28, 2002 | By Cynthia Burton and Clea Benson INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Philadelphia taxpayers may have to spend millions to fix the water-damaged City Council chambers and other ornate rooms in century-old City Hall, but city officials have refused to disclose how much it would cost or even what caused the three-month-old flood. Even though the water damage was discovered April 1, there are still huge blowers stationed in City Hall to dry out the walls and ceilings - a sign of severe damage. "There's been no update, literally, since the time of the event," said Councilman Michael Nutter, who often wanders into the darkened Council chamber to see if anyone is fixing it. So far, he hasn't seen any work under way, but he noted that City Council's antique desks were returned to the chamber last week.
NEWS
September 20, 2000 | By Kristin E. Holmes, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A water-damaged cable wiped out telephone service in the last few days for as many as 2,000 Warminster customers in a three- to four-mile area of the township. Some residents said yesterday they had been without service since Saturday, having to resort to cell phones and neighbors to get and receive calls. A 14-person crew has been working on the problem since Monday morning, according to Verizon Inc. spokeswoman Sharon Shaffer. Most customers should have had service restored by late last night, Shaffer said yesterday.
NEWS
April 1, 2014 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Staff Writer
They don't call it Mud Island for nothing. On Sunday, two days of rain and drizzle had left widening pools and fields of shoe-sucking muck in and around Fort Mifflin on the Delaware River. No one at the fort cared, it seemed. Certainly not the more than 40 volunteers who swarmed the place as the British never did. They were intent on cleaning and polishing and ripping out burned and bedraggled building elements, casting all debris into growing piles of soggy timbers and woebegone insulation.
NEWS
December 13, 2013 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
CENTER CITY The water-main break that flooded part of southwest Center City two summers ago has long been repaired, and the city has committed to paying for the damages. But now, it gets complicated. Water damage to dozens of homes and businesses flooded that night - estimated at $2.8 million based on claims filed so far - is more than five times what the city is statutorily allowed to pay out. And a fight is brewing in court as the claimants, including utility giants Verizon and Peco, fight for the $500,000 pot of city money.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
For many people, a do-it-yourself renovation is merely the cheapest path toward a more beautiful place to live. But for Percy Bright and Tara Mangini, their house makeover became something more: It was a place to learn on the job, a showcase for their design sensibility, and ultimately, the launchpad for a new career. Today, Bright, 29, and Mangini, 30, run the boutique design-build firm Jersey Ice Cream Co. Back in 2009, though, Bright was a graphic designer - and when it came to buying a house, he wasn't even sure what he was looking for. When he came across the South Philadelphia rowhouse, it had "grandma-style" decor - not exactly the stuff of a dynamic interior-design portfolio.
NEWS
February 7, 1987 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / MICHAEL MALLY
ARMS FOLDED, Sen. Arlen Specter listens as Capt. William J. Jackman (center, with four stripes) describes water damage from a leaky roof at the Naval Hospital. Specter toured the South Philadelphia facility yesterday and said he was not convinced it was unsalvageable and should be closed.
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April 1, 2014 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Staff Writer
They don't call it Mud Island for nothing. On Sunday, two days of rain and drizzle had left widening pools and fields of shoe-sucking muck in and around Fort Mifflin on the Delaware River. No one at the fort cared, it seemed. Certainly not the more than 40 volunteers who swarmed the place as the British never did. They were intent on cleaning and polishing and ripping out burned and bedraggled building elements, casting all debris into growing piles of soggy timbers and woebegone insulation.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
For many people, a do-it-yourself renovation is merely the cheapest path toward a more beautiful place to live. But for Percy Bright and Tara Mangini, their house makeover became something more: It was a place to learn on the job, a showcase for their design sensibility, and ultimately, the launchpad for a new career. Today, Bright, 29, and Mangini, 30, run the boutique design-build firm Jersey Ice Cream Co. Back in 2009, though, Bright was a graphic designer - and when it came to buying a house, he wasn't even sure what he was looking for. When he came across the South Philadelphia rowhouse, it had "grandma-style" decor - not exactly the stuff of a dynamic interior-design portfolio.
NEWS
February 22, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eugene Nowakowski and his wife spent the night at a Red Cross shelter following a water-main break Wednesday that flooded the basement of his Port Richmond home and left him without water or heat. As he prepared to spend a second night at the Red Cross House in West Philadelphia, what pained him most was the water damage to his custom-made Ken Smith bass guitar. "You can't buy it anywhere. It was made just for me," an angry Nowakowski said Thursday night. The water-main break Wednesday afternoon flooded the basement of at least a dozen homes in the 3000 block of Livingston Street, where the 55-year-old Nowakowski has lived for two decades.
NEWS
January 15, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
THE TEACHERS UNION is calling a decision late last week to reopen North Philadelphia's Thomas Edison High School - which closed for three days after the building sustained water damage when a coil burst in the heating/cooling system - potentially hazardous to its students and staff. For now, students and staff are back in the school while a 45,000-square-foot section covering five floors is still cordoned off, school district spokesman Fernando Gallard said. The district hired a private company to clean up the damaged section, which he said is adjacent to the cafeteria.
NEWS
January 8, 2014 | By Barbara Boyer and Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writers
The Philadelphia region prepared Monday for a deep freeze that was poised to deliver life-threatening cold and treacherous commutes. The mercury briefly rose to a practically balmy 60 degrees Monday morning in Philadelphia, then steadily fell throughout the day as the arctic air that has been tormenting the Midwest crept eastward. The forecast low was expected to be 7, and Tuesday's high was to inch up only to 12, according to the National Weather Service, which issued a windchill advisory for 12:01 to 5 a.m. The wind chill could plunge to minus-15.
NEWS
December 26, 2013 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Expensive cars in the front. Cheap cars in the back. John Silva's display strategy has worked well in attracting business to his car dealership in Frankford. But on Monday, a major water main broke across the street, sending water gushing into his car lot and other businesses. "It was all my front line," Silva said Tuesday of his BMW and Mercedes vehicles that were destroyed by the quick-moving current. "My crappy cars were in the back, on the hill. Those were fine. " About 23 million gallons of water broke free from a 106-year-old water main at Frankford and Torresdale Avenues, flooding nearby streets and businesses, including a small ice cream shop and a large CVS. The damage was still being assessed Tuesday.
NEWS
December 13, 2013 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
CENTER CITY The water-main break that flooded part of southwest Center City two summers ago has long been repaired, and the city has committed to paying for the damages. But now, it gets complicated. Water damage to dozens of homes and businesses flooded that night - estimated at $2.8 million based on claims filed so far - is more than five times what the city is statutorily allowed to pay out. And a fight is brewing in court as the claimants, including utility giants Verizon and Peco, fight for the $500,000 pot of city money.
NEWS
November 11, 2013 | By Dylan Purcell, and Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writers
When Amy Schlein Kaufman steps into Lowell Elementary School in Philadelphia's Olney section, her eyes water, her nose runs, and the sneezing begins. After years of teaching there, she is accustomed to carrying tissues. But with respiratory ailments affecting as many as 10 Lowell teachers, she worries that the century-old building may simply be unhealthy. A former colleague at Lowell, art teacher Joyce Harris, shares that concern. Last school year, Harris, 48, said she felt sick almost every day on the job - something she blames on "black mold" that was found in a storage area next to her basement classroom just as the year ended.
NEWS
August 24, 2013 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cedarbrook Middle School in Cheltenham is scheduled to open two weeks late, on Sept. 16, as crews continue to remove mold from the campus. The mold was discovered in some classrooms and hallways by maintenance crews in July, and remediation efforts are underway for the entire building, the district said in a letter Wednesday to parents, teachers and staff. An independent environmental auditor will have to certify air-quality levels before students and staff will be allowed to return, Superintendent Natalie Thomas said.
NEWS
August 2, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The White Dog Cafe in Wayne, the Main Line location of the well-known restaurant, was heavily damaged Thursday when a two-alarm fire broke out in the kitchen shortly before noon. Firefighters from the surrounding area fought the blaze, which started at 11:45 a.m., amid a heavy downpour, and brought it under control within an hour. The restaurant and offices in the building were evacuated when crews arrived, and no injuries were reported. "Our intent is to make the necessary repairs as quickly as possible and reopen," said Marty Grims, the owner of the restaurant in Radnor Township.
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