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January 31, 2013 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
Has Camden Iron & Metal scrapped the plan to move its iconic scrap heap out of Philadelphia, where the mountain of crushed cars just over the bridge from the airport stands as a dubious but enduring welcome to Philadelphia? Only the chief scrappers know for sure. For now, neighbors are tired - literally - of the earthshaking booms they and the city health department say are shaking their homes and violating noise ordinances at all hours. They want the city to deny owner SPC Corp.
NEWS
September 16, 2000
The echo boom (those born from 1977 to 1997) is 80 million people strong, the largest generation ever. Well informed and media-savvy, echo boomers display a strong work ethic and have grown up understanding the new digital economy.. . . More than any previous generation, they are becoming conversant with a communications revolution transforming business, education, health care, entertainment [and] government . . . Surveys show them to be strong advocates for social responsibility.. . . These young people have $150 billion in direct purchasing power today, and about $500 billion in indirect purchasing power.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 1991 | By Nels Nelson, Daily News Jazz Columnist
I hate myself at times like these, but one must report the news, however grisly. This is to put readers on notice that an esoteric male singer has again appeared in our midst. He trades under the name of Thacher "Big Boy" Longstreth, and lest anyone be misled, this is the real article and not another of those Engelbert Humperdinck deals. Big Boy will be performing on Sunday at the 4:30 p.m. jazz vespers of the Gladwyne Presbyterian Church and, in keeping with the theme of the service, which is "Love & Peace," will be limiting his repertoire to songs appropriate to the circumstances.
NEWS
May 28, 2011
A 1.7 magnitude earthquake caused the rumbling boom reported by dozens in Northeast Philadelphia late Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said Saturday. No significant damage was reported. The micro temblor - which some said could be felt as far away as Bensalem - struck just after 9:30 p.m. with an epicenter just blocks from Franklin Mills Mall. While government seismologists originally said Friday than an earthquake wasn't to blame for the loud boom reported by residents near the intersection of Knights and Fairdale Roads, they revised their findings on their website Saturday.
BUSINESS
May 1, 1986 | By MARC MELTZER, Daily News Staff Writer
Mellon Bank's chief economist said yesterday that Philadelphia's 4-year-old commercial construction building boom is over. "I think there has been some overbuilding, and high vacancy rates," said economist Norman Robertson during a breakfast with reporters. "So I would expect a pause and a lull. " The eight-county boom began in 1982, when new construction added 5.2 million square feet of retail, office, banking and industrial space to the region. That figure was almost twice as high last year, approaching 10 million square feet.
NEWS
September 22, 1991 | By Sally Downey, Special to The Inquirer
Boom bahs don't go boom bah. Instead they go bish, bash, bang, bing and bong. Boom bahs advertised as the "the most uncommon entertainment in Eastern Pennsylvania," are featured every weekend here at the Leather Corner Post Hotel. They don't go oomph pah either, but people are always confusing the two. According to Don Gilliard, the hotel's owner, "Folks are always dropping by looking for oomph pah music. " They come expecting musicians in lederhosen playing accordians. They discover something very different.
NEWS
March 11, 2000 | By James Lileks
Which of the presidential candidates is best qualified to wreck the economy? It's no small question. Killing this boom is Job One. Recently the Wall Street Journal applauded a rise in joblessness as a sign of "the long-awaited economic slowdown. " Previously, such a phrase would make as much sense as "the hoped-for resurgence of the plague," but things are different now. A nice long string of prosperity is all well and good, but this is ridiculous. Who will deliver us from this land of milk and honey?
BUSINESS
May 20, 1987 | By Sandra McIntosh, Special to the Inquirer
In 1985, Shader's China Doll Inc. was ranked 39th on Inc. magazine's list of the 500 fastest-growing, privately owned companies in America. In 1986, the company went out of business. According to owner Ken Shader, the story of the downfall of his firm and that of other companies in the doll business is one of a fad gone wild - and the destruction left behind when the boom went bust. A chemical engineer by training, Shader worked as a production manager at a local chemical company.
NEWS
October 12, 2012 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer
"HERE COMES the Boom" star Kevin James is not the kind of star to pull rank on a less famous actor, a skill he learned from Will Smith. James remembers that when he got his big break - to star alongside Smith in "Hitch," he worried about stepping on the superstar's toes. Some stars can be touchy. But not Smith, said James. "He literally built me up in that movie. He kept saying more, Kevin, give us more. I think somebody less confident or more worried about themselves might have tried to push the other guy down.
NEWS
July 13, 1997 | By Jeff Gelles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Gordon P. Moore doesn't need an economist to tell him about bull markets and boom times. Pretty soon, it will be obvious every morning at breakfast. Moore, a molecular biologist at SmithKline Beecham, is having the kitchen of his Wayne home remodeled: granite counters, custom cabinets, top-of-the-line appliances, an exotic Mexican-tile floor. Along with a remodeled bathroom, the job will cost about $75,000, he said. Moore, 46, is the first to admit it's a splurge. And that he couldn't have done it without the recent, dramatic run-up in stock prices.
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TRAVEL
May 31, 2015 | By Larissa and Michael Milne, For The Inquirer
BUFFALO, N.Y. - A funny thing happened on the way to Niagara Falls: We got distracted - for a week - by Buffalo. Hoping to avoid a few of the 12 million annual visitors who flock to see that famous tumbling water, we chose the city 20 miles down the road, perched at the edge of Lake Erie, as home base for our trip to the Niagara region. To our delight, we found Buffalo to be rich in history, with world-class architecture and parks, a stunning waterfront, and a diverse and funky culture that flies higher than chicken wings.
REAL_ESTATE
May 11, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
It didn't matter when Philadelphia's median home price was $59,000. Back in 1990, the children of longtime owners of rowhouses in the river wards and West Philadelphia walked away from those properties when the last parent passed away. The houses weren't worth the taxes, and no one was interested in them except those who broke the locks and stripped the insides of copper and anything else they thought was worth a buck. Some neighborhoods didn't even have real-estate agents. If someone's son or daughter needed a house and a neighbor had died, the transaction was done off the grid but recorded with the city.
BUSINESS
April 4, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
K.C. Kappen and Rachel Ballard believe that renting a place to live "simply makes sense," given their current situation. Kappen, 26, a junior account executive for social media and public relations with the Brownstein Group in Philadelphia, arrived here with Ballard, 25, from Southern California in June. Ballard will finish graduate school in the next 18 months, Kappen said, "and I'm in the beginning stages of my professional career. " Renting "gives us a chance to weigh our options and see what areas of Philadelphia we prefer.
NEWS
March 27, 2015 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
HAMMONTON, N.J. - The question facing the Jonathan Larson musical tick, tick . . . BOOM! is how much it needs to ride the coattails of the same author's more-evolved Rent . The engaging, accomplished production at the Eagle Theatre makes a good case for the show, which is relatively slight and light, but our appreciation is certainly enhanced by knowing Larson was mastering the pop-music styles in this show before transforming them brilliantly...
NEWS
March 27, 2015 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
IN THE HEART of lower North Philadelphia, amid weeded lots, graffitied walls and mammoth abandoned warehouses, Tim Patton is betting on a renaissance. Patton and business partner Christina Burris last year opened Saint Benjamin Brewing Co. inside an old warehouse on 5th Street near Cecil B. Moore Avenue. By the end of the year, they plan to open a brewpub there, anticipating that new development - and the young, hip residents who often come with it - will seep east from Temple University, north from Northern Liberties and west from Fishtown.
NEWS
February 19, 2015 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
The housing boom rolling across central Philadelphia showed no signs of weakening last year, according to data released Tuesday, but a population exodus could be on the near horizon if little is done to fix the city's schools and tax structure. The news was mostly positive out of Center City District's annual housing report, which found that 1,983 new apartments, condos, and houses between Girard and Tasker Avenues, and the Schuylkill and Delaware River hit the market in 2014, thanks to an influx of empty nesters and young professionals, said CCD chief executive Paul Levy.
BUSINESS
February 14, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City's highest-grossing and most profitable casino, logged excellent fourth-quarter financial results, Boyd Gaming Corp., its managing partner, reported Thursday. "We set all-time quarterly records for market share in every single metric, including table win, slot win, poker, and gross gaming revenue," Keith Smith, Boyd's president and chief executive, said on a conference call with analysts. "We're seeing growth in our non-gaming business as well.
BUSINESS
December 30, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
A billion dollars still buys a lot of real estate in Philadelphia. That's how much commercial real estate brokers in the Philadelphia office of Jones Lang LaSalle say they sold here in 2014. It was a record for the firm, said executive vice president Doug Rodio . The company claims it is the largest adviser to big building-sellers in the region. Prices are up. See, for example, Radnor Court, the brick-and-glass, 121,000-square-foot complex where Airgas has its headquarters on Radnor-Chester Road, near the Radnor SEPTA station.
NEWS
December 8, 2014 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
The man rides along in a buggy, black hat shading his face, horse trotting ahead of him. As author Mindy Starns Clark pens him, he's thinking, maybe praying, enjoying his surroundings as the vehicle rolls through Lancaster County. And the next time Clark gets in her car, she doesn't flip on the radio. Instead, she lowers the windows. She tries to remember the simplicity and quiet her heroes value. "I just live more in the moment," said Clark. That's the influence of the Amish - and over the last few years, the wide and growing appeal of the "plain" life has had much more impact than that.
SPORTS
December 4, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chip Kelly and Pete Carroll may not seem much alike on the surface. Kelly has an East Coast edge. Carroll is California cool. Kelly is offensive minded. Carroll has 40 years of experience as a defensive coach. But they do share one coaching trait - aside from being successful at the highest levels of football - and that is having a core philosophy, making it work, and maintaining belief even when things fall apart. Carroll believes in playing an attacking brand of defense and has since the 1970s when he worked under Monte Kiffin at Arkansas.
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