WOBURN, MA — In early August, Woburn’s Gloria Scott called =electrician John Kinney due to an issue with one of her light fixtures. On arrival, he quickly realized the problems were much larger than that one light.
Less than two months later, Kinney has raised over $100,000 for his fellow Woburnite, and brought together local contractors and tradesmen to fully renovate her home.
Scott, 72, lives alone and is on a fixed income. After his first visit, Kinney immediately called for volunteers on Facebook, before launching the Facebook fundraiser and then creating a Facebook group, Gloria’s Gladiators, to bring every available resource to bear.
“I got some volunteers together and we went in there and did a ton of yard work and cleanup,” Kinney wrote in the fundraiser description. “Everyone did an amazing job, and this nice old woman was very grateful. It’s simply just not enough though.”
A Massachusetts community has rallied around an elderly woman whose home was in desperate need of repairs thanks to one courteous electrician.
John Kinney was fixing a damaged light fixture at Gloria Scott’s Woburn residence recently when he noticed how dilapidated and run-down her home was, according to CNN.
“There was extensive plumbing damage, there was holes in the ceiling, raccoons were getting in,” he recalled to the outlet, adding how Scott, 72, also didn’t have running water and her kitchen sink was broken and leaking.
“It was definitely a hazard. It was a rough condition she was living in and I noticed immediately,” Kinney continued.
After completing the job, Kinney went home — but he kept thinking about Scott, and how she disclosed that she lived alone and couldn’t afford repairs.
Because of that,
Menard Inc. is appealing a jury award to a woman who was injured when she fell over a flatbed cart at its store in Minot, North Dakota.
A jury last year awarded nearly $40,000 to Darlene Johnson, plus about $145,000 in attorney’s fees in a civil lawsuit against the home improvement chain, based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
According to the complaint in the case, Johnson went to Menards in May 2013 to exchange a floor vent. She stopped at the customer service desk to ask about exchanging the item.
As Johnson turned to leave, she fell onto the flatbed cart that had been left in the walking area beside the service desk, Minot Daily News reported.
Johnson cracked seven teeth which required extensive dental work, including root canals and bridges.
Her attorneys argued Menards was at fault for not keeping the walking area free of obstructions. Menards lawyers said Johnson
A woman has jokingly shared her despair after her aunt found a hidden door in her house.
The woman, from Texas, wrote on Facebook her aunt, who lives in Mexico, is currently remodelling her home.
“This was behind her wall,” she wrote.
The woman shared photos of a wooden door hidden behind the wall which had been ripped apart as part of the renovations.
“They are afraid to see what’s behind it,” she wrote.
People on Facebook threw out guesses, some jokingly, at what was hiding behind the mysterious door.
One woman suggested there could be a wine cellar behind it while another hoped there was money inside.
“Could be a stash of prohibition era booze,” one man wrote.
Another woman wrote a “mummy” could be lurking behind the door.
Some people suggested the woman shouldn’t open
Missing woman’s husband arrested on murder charge; ‘sanitized crime scene’ found in home, police say
Phoenix police have taken 57-year-old Joseph Anthony Concialdi into custody on a first-degree murder charge in connection with the disappearance of his wife, 59-year-old Julie Concialdi.
Julie Concialdi was last seen earlier this month at her north Phoenix home near 27th Avenue and Dove Valley Road. She was reported missing after her car was found abandoned and burned just a few miles away from her home on Sept. 4. The fire appeared to be set intentionally, according to a probable cause statement police filed with the court on Tuesday.
Phoenix police confirmed last week that foul play was suspected in her disappearance.
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Court documents revealed new information about the case.
According to police, surveillance video shows a man walking away from where the