Monday, December 3, 2012
Several Norristown officials and others are named in the suit brought by Customers Bank and several condo owners.
According to The Times Herald, a federal lawsuit brought condo owners and Customers Bank, the bank that owns the debt obligation for the beleaguered Rittenhouse Club Condominium at 770 Sandy Street, gets underway with a hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 11, in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia. The lawsuit names a number of Norristown officials and building inspectors and reportedly alleges that "actions and omissions of the defendants equate to deliberate indifference that was so egregious as to shock the conscience of an ordinary, reasonable and prudent person and caused the plaintiffs to suffer significant damages including severe economic loss and unlawful deprivation of property rights and interests." Named in the suit, according to the …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Residents got their keys and certificate of occupancy on Friday.
According to The Times Herald, Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Bernard Moore lifted the more that two-year-old condemnation order on the Rittenhouse Club Condominium at 770 Sandy Street Friday morning. Condo owners Terry Derby and Malick Kande told the Herald they were thrilled the ordeal was over as they received their keys and certificate of occupancy from Norristown Code Enforcement Manager Joe Januzelli on Friday. "I’m so deliriously excited today," Derby said. "All I want to do is make this my home again. Everyone has been wonderful. Joe [Januzelli] and Tom Kelley have been wonderful through this. Malik has just been my rock." Read more about the lifting of the order on the Herald's website. --- Related Stories
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Lawyers for the municipality are expected to ask a judge to lift the order at a hearing scheduled for Thursday.
According to The Times Herald, a lawyer representing the municipality in the 770 Sandy Street condemnation matter is expected to ask the judge to lift the order at hearing scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 16, at Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. The necessary repairs and inspections were reportedly completed three months ago and have all been documented in a letter from Yerkes Associates written in late June. According to the Herald, costs for repairs, legal bills and other related expenses are almost $2 million. The Herald reports that officials have categorized the following expenses related to the project: Read more details about the case and the arguments before the judge in the upcoming hearing on The Times Herald's website. --- …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
The state has asked the judge to impose a mandatory one-year sentence for builder Bruce Fazio, who was convicted in June of theft.
According to The Times Herald, prosecutors are asking a judge to impose a mandatory one-year sentence on Bruce Fazio, the 770 Sandy Street developer who was convicted in June of of theft by deception, theft by not making required disposition of funds and receiving stolen property in connection with the condemned property. "He has a couple convictions on his record," Assistant District Attorney Steve Bunn told the Herald. "One is for filing false judgment satisfactions — the fraudulent filing of documents, and that conviction was admitted into evidence against him. He also was convicted of a couple DUIs. He has some priors, and that makes his [sentencing] guidelines fairly high." Fazio has contended that was repeatedly misled by code …