July 26, 2013 |
EVEN WITH her mom being one of Philadelphia's leading hematologists, Sarah Steele knew that theater, not medicine, was in her blood. "It happened when I was seven," says the 24-year-old Bala Cynwyd resident and daughter of Dr. Katherine A. High, of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Dr. George Steele, himself a prominent nutritionist in the city who served on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Now living in Brooklyn and bound for local screens today with the premiere of "The To Do List," the daughter of doctors remembers what did it for her early on. "My parents took me to a production of 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.' And that was it. " Any dream will do?
July 21, 2013 |
One of the Northeast's largest office landlords has given up on the Philadelphia suburban office market, where rents remain stuck at the levels of 10 and 20 years ago, as weak corporate hiring and a shift to home offices and shared space have reduced demand for large office leases. Mack-Cali Realty, which controls 20 million square feet of offices in North and Central New Jersey, has agreed to sell its remaining 1.66 million square feet in Philadelphia-area properties for $201 million in cash, a $10 million mortgage, and $22 million in "subordinated interests" to suburban redeveloper Bill Glazer's Keystone Property Group.
July 4, 2013
Comcast Corp.-owned NBCUniversal acquired the Telemundo affiliate in Philadelphia, WWSI (Channel 49), from ZGS Communications for an undisclosed sum. The Spanish-language affiliate now will be part by the NBCUniversal's 16-station Telemundo Station Group. Manuel Abud, group president, said the station, now based near Penn's Landing with 11 employees, will relocate to NBC10 studios in Bala Cynwyd. The Telemundo affiliate will launch local news casts at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. in January to grow its audience.
July 2, 2013 |
There are two beer distributors in Dennis Appleby and Tim Mayfield's South Philadelphia neighborhood, and two liquor stores nearby, as well. That might sound convenient for the friends, who record podcasts on professional wrestling from the 1980s and 1990s. But not if you want to buy vodka on a Sunday. "They're always closed," Appleby, 31, said of the liquor stores. In preparation for their evening recording session, he and Mayfield, 27, trekked Sunday afternoon to the State Store at 12th and Chestnut Streets.
June 27, 2013
J USTIN ROSENBERG, 31, of Wayne, is founder and chief executive of Honeygrow, a restaurant with locations in Center City and Bala Cynwyd. The name is shorthand for "honest eating, locally grown. " The concept is healthy/fast/casual stir fry, salads and smoothies, with touch screens to help customers breeze through the menu. Rosenberg, who graduated from Penn State and has an MBA from Temple, wants to expand Honeygrow. Q: How did you come up with the idea for the business?
June 6, 2013 |
Stephen H. Nissenbaum, 69, a former Bala Cynwyd business owner who doted on his family, died Monday, June 3, at Paoli Hospital of complications from Parkinson's disease. Mr. Nissenbaum, a Wynnewood native, had battled the disease for a decade, his family said. He owned and operated Quaker State Mortgage, a commercial mortgage firm in Bala Cynwyd, from 1985 until 2008, when his condition required nursing care. A 1961 alumnus of Harriton High School in Rosemont, Mr. Nissenbaum graduated in 1965 from the University of Pennsylvania.
May 31, 2013
In the Region Peco rate cut kicks in Friday Just in time for the summer air-conditioning season, most Peco customers will enjoy a substantial rate cut starting Friday, when the cost of residential default electrical service will drop by 10.4 percent, from 9.61 cents per kilowatt-hour to 8.61 cents. The quarterly price adjustment will be in effect for the next three months. This is also the first summer that Peco is not charging two-tiered rates, which imposed a higher rate on consumption in excess of 500 kilowatt-hours.
May 21, 2013 |
Beverly B. Brownstein, 75, of Bala Cynwyd, who helped her husband build an ad agency and later ran her own businesses, died Monday, May 13, at home after battling breast cancer for several years. Born in South Philadelphia, Mrs. Brownstein was 19 when she married her future husband, Berny, who was 21. They began their lives together in Mount Airy and then moved to Cheltenham, where they raised three children. Mrs. Brownstein initially helped her husband manage the Brownstein Group, an ad agency he founded and now runs with their son, Marc.
May 13, 2013
Planting seeds of job growth Gov. Corbett's trade missions have benefited the entire state, and demonstrate his dedication to bringing well-paying jobs to Pennsylvania. In Philadelphia, the result will be a world-leading port. When the governor negotiated the refineries deal here, he saved hundreds of jobs. His latest deal to bring in a containerized-cargo shipper, Horizon Lines Inc., is another example of how Corbett continuously comes up with creative ways to grow jobs. Benjamin Fogel, Bala Cynwyd, email@example.com Bishop never lost touch While a consultant to Cardinal Justin Rigali, I worked with then-Auxiliary Bishop Joseph P. McFadden on a sexual-assault prevention and education program for high school sophomores in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.
April 25, 2013 |
Darryl Reynolds, a 6-foot-8 power forward who helped Lower Merion High School reach the PIAA Class AAAA state championship game in 2012, said Tuesday that he will continue his career at Villanova. Reynolds, who spent last season at Worcester (Mass.) Academy, committed to play for the Wildcats in a news conference at Lower Merion's Downs Gymnasium. He considered Seton Hall, South Carolina, and Utah. He made an official visit to Villanova this month. Reynolds is a three-star recruit, according to ESPN.