Upper Darby Residents Still Without Heat in Frigid Temps - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Upper Darby Residents Still Without Heat in Frigid Temps

Posted: Updated:
Upper Darby -

The nights are getting colder, and residents of The Gardens apartments in Upper Darby are still without heat; a precious commodity these days. 

"One room is warm.  One room is cold.  The bathroom is cold, the kitchen is cold," said Victoria Savage. 

She has a space heater helping out in the den but takes it into her bedroom at night, for some kind of good night's sleep. 

Residents said they were told the problem would be fixed before Christmas.  Instead, they got a letter on Friday saying it will take ten days longer or more to fix a broken boiler. 

"I don't know what to believe or should I believe them now?" Savage said, adding she is tired of broken promises.  She's not alone.    

"When I got that letter yesterday my heart just dropped," said Charlene Langley.  "What am I going to do?"

We tried to talk with apartment managers but they're offices are closed on weekends.

FOX29 did speak with Mark D'Antonio, the contractor working on the repairs.  He said the delay is due in part to issues in shipping parts for the job. 

He also said they have to dig underground to fix piping problems, which will also take some time.

FOX29 will stay on top of the project until residents of The Gardens apartments feel the heat returning.

  • David Kinchen ReportsMore>>

  • TWU Won't Strike, Will Continue To Work With SEPTA On Contract

    TWU Won't Strike, Will Continue To Work With SEPTA On Contract

    Monday, April 7 2014 8:08 AM EDT2014-04-07 12:08:38 GMT
    Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority officials say little progress was made Sunday, but union president Willie Brown says that a strike is "not going to happen right now."
    Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority officials say little progress was made Sunday, but union president Willie Brown says that a strike is "not going to happen right now."
  • SEPTA Contract Talks Going Down To The Wire

    SEPTA Contract Talks Going Down To The Wire

    Saturday, April 5 2014 7:41 AM EDT2014-04-05 11:41:16 GMT
    The threat of a major strike looms large over the septa system. Buses, subways, and  trolleys throughout the city could be idled, essentially everything but regional rail.
    The threat of a major strike looms large over the septa system. Buses, subways, and trolleys throughout the city could be idled, essentially everything but regional rail. Hundreds of thousands of passengers would be left in the lurch.
  • Popular Party Pill 'Molly' Becomes Increasingly Dangerous

    Popular Party Pill 'Molly' Becomes Increasingly Dangerous

    Friday, October 4 2013 3:22 PM EDT2013-10-04 19:22:01 GMT
    Back in January we first introduced you to the popular party pill "molly."

    All the rage with teens and college students, it was a name many parents were hearing for the first time.
    Back in January we first introduced you to the popular party pill "molly."

    All the rage with teens and college students, it was a name many parents were hearing for the first time.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices