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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : March 4th 2009
4 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, March 5, 2009 MB NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Blaze damages shops FIONA BRADY A row of shops were damaged by fire on Majors Bay Rd, Concord, on Sunday. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP250450 POLICE and the NSW Fire Brig- ades are investigating whether a gas explosion could have caused a fire at a Concord chicken take- away which caused extensive damage to a row of shops. Residents living beside the Ogaleto Portuguese Charcoal Chicken shop on Majors Bay Rd reported the blaze to police at 2.30am on Sunday. Five residents had to evacuate, but no one was injured. Restaurant manager Jack Hammam lives next door to the chicken shop, in an apartment above the restaurant he manages. He said he had just returned from a night out and was watching a DVD with his fiancee when he heard a ''big bang''. Worried that it was a shooting or robbery, he urged his fiancee to stay indoors and went outside to investigate. ''I had to run outside and saw the whole strip was on fire,'' he said. ''She started calling me and I couldn't answer because I was in a big shock. She was choking from the smoke.'' Mr Hammam said his fiancee managed to escape unharmed. The blaze caused massive dam- age to the chicken shop. Neigh- bouring businesses also suffered smoke and exterior damage. Mr Hammam estimated that the two businesses he manages -- Le Sarab restaurant and the cake shop next door -- will be closed for at least a month for repairs. Burwood crime manager Det- Chief Insp Glen Fitzgerald said a gas explosion was one of the lines of inquiry police were following. He urged witnesses to phone Burwood police on 9745 8499 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. School ends public right to walkway SHIREEN KHALIL SAY goodbye to the public right- of-way which runs through the heart of St Patrick's College at Strathfield. The school bought a small sec- tion of Edgar St in 2002 for more than $800,000 on the proviso it retain a public walkway. While the majority of the 130 people who crammed into Strathfield Town Hall last Tuesday night for the council meeting were against the public access due to safety reasons, many residents were outraged with the council's decision to extinguish the right-of-way. Former St Patrick's teacher and campaigner, Terese Le Strange, who believes the school should have been charged millions for the road, said the safety issue was a joke as the public could gain entry to the school via other streets. Mrs Le Strange said the coun- cil's decision would force resi- dents to walk a 1.5km return trip to get around the school, affecting elderly and disabled residents. Principal Brian Roberts said although the school did agree to keep the footpath public, it had clearly become a big safety issue and the school had been vandalised from the walkway. A motion by Liberal and inde- pendent councillors to close the right-of-way was won 4-2. Labor mayor Keith Kwon and deputy mayor Hope Brett-Bowen voted against the motion. MASSIVE SAVINGS!!! Built in Wardrobes & Kitchens • Built In Wardrobes, hinged or sliding doors • Showers Screens, frameless, semi frameless or fully framed • Two sliding safety mirrored doors • Four Drawers in metal runners with safety stop • Double hanging space and 1 single hanging space • Coloured or timber look doors available if preferred (additional cost) $549 Prices Start From including GST Wardrobes Pty Ltd SHOWROOM OPEN 7 DAYS Monday - Friday 8am-4.30pm Saturday 8am-1pm Sunday 10am-1pm Unit 14, 39-41 Marigold St, REVESBY 12 year warranty Free measure & quote Fully installed at factory Prices Up to 2.4m wide wall to wall Up to 2.7m ceiling high 9792 2233 All major credit cards available "Won't be Beaten on Quality, Price & Services" special offer for a limited time only WE NOW DO KITCHENS! MULTI 2108397iL WK33 Sunday 15th March - Flemington www.paddysmarkets.com.au For event details phone the GREAT PRIZES TO BE WON!! KIDS KARNIVAL @ © Chapman Entertainment Ltd and David Jenkins 2009. www.thebestfurniture.com.au RE-COVER YOUR FAVOURITE Lounge Suites, Recliners, Sofas & Dining Chairs MOBILE SERVICE 1800 660 632 Free No Obligation Quote firstname.lastname@example.org WE COME TO YOU WITH FABRIC & LEATHER SAMPLES 2166547i hst wk29 Bailey & McBride Call for free measure & quotes MOB: 0415 082 840 FAX: 9642 1313 email@example.com ARTWOOD KITCHENS FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS For all your kitchen needs IWW 2250971iL WK36 BEST QUALITY, BEST PRICES, BEST DESIGNS
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