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July 21, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. For those who have lived here, Jenkintown is a gift that keeps on giving. Ask Adam F. Goldberg, who has assembled memories of growing up on Newbold Road in the 1980s into half-hour sitcom packages for ABC-TV. "Jenkintown may have been small, but life there always seemed so big," says Goldberg, creator and executive producer of The Goldbergs . "I knew all of my neighbors, had block parties, and rode bikes until it was too dark to see. " Though downtown Philadelphia was just a hop away - three train lines serve the Jenkintown-Wyncote station - "I always felt that Jenkintown had it all," says Goldberg, who joins actor Bradley Cooper as an early 21st-century notable from this Montgomery County borough.
NEWS
April 26, 2010 | By Marc Wallace
As a transplanted Philadelphian living in New York, I'm going to lose it if I read one more story about how "some Philadelphians occasionally refer to their city as the sixth borough of New York. " Say what? The sixth borough! Is there anybody from Philly who ever said that? Yeah, and I've also read the claim that some 8,000 commuters make the 75-minute train ride each workday from Philadelphia to New York. But listen, I've lived in New York City for 35 years, and so far I've met only one of these 8,000 people.
NEWS
March 24, 1988 | By Marilou Regan, Special to The Inquirer
The Borough of Folcroft has decided to seek housing-rehabilitation funds from the Delaware County Redevelopment Authority. Borough secretary Jean Bozzelli announced Tuesday night at a continuation of the March 14 council meeting that Folcroft would apply for a Community Development Block Grant from the authority. Bozzelli said funds would be available to the borough for the acquisition and/or disposition of real estate in Folcroft that is deteriorated, suitable for rehabilitation or appropriate for historic preservation.
NEWS
September 16, 1997 | By Tamara Audi, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The borough now has the right to purchase the old Zane School from its owner for more than 30 years, the Rev. Carl McIntire, under an ordinance borough commissioners adopted last night. The ordinance declares the property at 756 Haddon Ave., which has been condemned since January for more than a dozen fire code violations, an "area in need of redevelopment. " Under New Jersey state law, that designation grants Collingswood "broader powers to take some action to rehabilitate what is an eyesore and waste of prime real estate," including purchasing the property, said Commissioner Louis Cappelli Jr. According to the law, the borough or any other potential developer must offer Mr. McIntire the fair market value determined by a certified appraiser.
NEWS
June 17, 1990 | By Robert F. O'Neill, Special to The Inquirer
A contractor on the Blue Route construction project has backed off an agreement to provide 30,000 cubic yards of free dirt to Prospect Park, according to borough officials. The dirt is needed to fill in Moores Lake Park in the borough's northwest end. Prospect Park had hoped to reclaim a marshy area of the park and develop it into a full-scale recreation facility. Councilman Ralph B. Moore reported at a Tuesday night business meeting that the contractor, Kiwit-Perini, advised the borough it now has a number of requests for clean fill and will not be able to provide the dirt free.
NEWS
September 7, 2012 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Colwyn Borough councilman has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that he was assaulted by police at a council meeting last year. Council President Tonette Pray disputed that any assault occurred at the June 9, 2011, meeting. "None of that happened," Pray said. "Basically, this is all political. " Councilman Sunday Nwegbo was arrested for disorderly conduct at the meeting. In October, he was found not guilty in District Court. At that meeting, according to the lawsuit filed Tuesday, Nwegbo was criticizing McDonald Ford, then the borough's treasurer, when Ford "attempted to physically attack" Nwegbo.
NEWS
July 4, 2013 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
If a bunch of young, upstart environmentally conscious entrepreneurs were going to make the struggling Chester County borough of Modena their home base, then the name had to reflect their place and purpose. So Jim Bricker, Rob Mastrippolito, and Brendan Steer relocated Waste Oil Recyclers, their vegetable-oil fuel conversion business, and then renamed the industrial park they later purchased. Out of Modena came MoGreena. The tiny borough, about a third of a square mile with 585 residents, is now a hub for several like-minded businesses whose goal is to live with less.
NEWS
September 9, 1994 | By Cynthia J. McGroarty, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Borough officials have appealed to Commonwealth Court a decision that would allow a former meter maid to collect unemployment pay. The borough took action recently after the state Unemployment Compensation Review Board reversed a decision by a state-appointed referee that said Theresa Swearinger was not entitled to collect unemployment payments. "I think they're wrong," Borough Solicitor Henry J. Lunardi said about the review board's decision. "I was quite surprised to receive the decision in her favor.
REAL_ESTATE
May 5, 1996 | By Marlyn Irvin Margulis, FOR THE INQUIRER
When she was a teenager living in South Philadelphia, Joan Friel and her mother, Margaret, each had the same dream. "We dreamed I'd be living in a two-story white house with pillars, called the Durham," the daughter said. "I saw a dark-haired man and a woman and four children. " In 1969, she married a dark-haired man whose last name was Durham. They moved into her "dream" house, which the builder had named the Durham, in Woodbury Heights. The couple raised four children there.
NEWS
November 8, 1998 | By Tanyanika Samuels, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
In hopes of bringing much-needed improvements to a neighborhood, borough officials are looking to the state for help. They are seeking a Neighborhood Preservation Program grant from the state Department of Community Affairs to rehabilitate the Duncan Farm tract, a triangular lot bordered by the railroad that runs behind Broadway, Delsea Drive and Interstate 295. The neighborhood includes houses and businesses. "We're also looking to rehabilitate some properties [on the tract]
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July 27, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. It's difficult to think of a particular Bucks County borough without remembering Big Marty's. Classic 1980s TV commercials exhorted, "Big Marty really does sell better carpet cheaper - Route 1 in Penndel, Pa. " And, indeed, Big Marty's is still at Business Route 1 and Bellevue Avenue 41 years after Martin Schienholtz, now deceased, moved it there from Levittown in 1973. "I remember it when it was the Acme," says Sue Anderson, who has lived all but nine years of her life on Cynthia Avenue in Penndel, moving to the then-3 1/2-year-old neighborhood with her parents from Oakford in Lower Southampton in 1959.
BUSINESS
July 21, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. For those who have lived here, Jenkintown is a gift that keeps on giving. Ask Adam F. Goldberg, who has assembled memories of growing up on Newbold Road in the 1980s into half-hour sitcom packages for ABC-TV. "Jenkintown may have been small, but life there always seemed so big," says Goldberg, creator and executive producer of The Goldbergs . "I knew all of my neighbors, had block parties, and rode bikes until it was too dark to see. " Though downtown Philadelphia was just a hop away - three train lines serve the Jenkintown-Wyncote station - "I always felt that Jenkintown had it all," says Goldberg, who joins actor Bradley Cooper as an early 21st-century notable from this Montgomery County borough.
NEWS
July 14, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Irma Stevenson exudes Paulsboro. If it's not her red-and-white Red Raiders shirt, complemented by red polished nails and a ladybug watch, maybe it's the borough-happy knickknacks filling her East Jefferson Street home. Or a comprehensive list of boards and committees she has sat on - more than can fit on a notepad-size sheet of paper. Perhaps it's the infectious and signature open-mouth laugh that she's put on display for 25 years as cohost of Eye on Paulsboro , a Web and local cable TV series dedicated to the two-square-mile borough.
NEWS
June 14, 2014 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
A delicate plan to save West Chester's Barclay Grounds from development suffered a setback Thursday when the Chester County commissioners pledged just a fraction of the grant money requested, leaving a $375,000 gap. The commissioners said they would consider giving more to preserve the land - a tree-shaded plot long used as a park - but only if the borough puts up its own cash for the project. "This is a highly unique situation, for us to even be involved in an open-space project in the borough," said Ryan Costello, commissioners chairman.
NEWS
June 11, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
A handsome historical marker titled "Slavery in Haddon Heights" is missing, and a related marker has been removed from the Camden County park that runs through the heart of the borough. The disagreement over the two interpretive markers, involving a state judge, the county parks department, borough officials, and local historians and residents, is a testament to how readily the shameful wound of America's slave-owning past can be reopened. It also touches on matters of privacy, process, and politics.
NEWS
May 30, 2014 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
A parcel of Haddonfield land where a developer wanted to erect a multiunit apartment building may instead be preserved as permanent green space. Borough officials are proposing to buy 65 N. Haddon Ave., better known as the historic Boxwood Hall property, from its owner and would-be developer Bill Burris. On Tuesday night, the commissioners introduced an ordinance that would allow the borough to borrow the $1.8 million called for by the proposed purchase agreement. There will be a public hearing on the proposal June 10. As part of that agreement, the owner would drop his lawsuit against the borough regarding the property, officials said.
NEWS
May 27, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
In Glassboro's historic downtown, the story of one building chronicles the district's past - and, perhaps, its future. A colorful storefront at 11 E. High St. that now houses an artsy glass business previously held a short-lived studio and art gallery, a locally owned coffee shop, and, as far back as the mid-1900s, a neighborhood grocery store that was reportedly the first in the town to sell frozen food. Once thriving and serving the everyday needs of nearby residents, this downtown district is the subject of a revitalization campaign as borough officials try to build on the success of nearby Rowan University and create a vibrant arts community.
NEWS
April 21, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
At Don's Barber Shop in Paulsboro, "we know the water in this town is contaminated," owner Donald Wilson says. "But we don't know enough. " After environmentalists began blowing the whistle last year and borough officials alerted residents in January about an industrial perfluorinated compound (PFC) in a municipal well, Wilson and customer Ian Holmes stopped drinking tap water. So did retired carpenter Benny Sebastiani, 82, and a couple of other regulars at the D&D Cake Shop & Sandwich Shop on Broad Street, where I relished an excellent $5 hoagie while getting an earful about the blue-collar borough and its struggles.
NEWS
April 18, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
FORMER DARBY Borough Council president Nick DiGregorio was shot in the face by a stray bullet Monday afternoon while driving on a Chester street. Nick DiGregorio, 66, a Vietnam War veteran who was once a cop and a prison warden, was released from a hospital yesterday, but said the bullet remained lodged in his left cheek. "I don't think it's really hit me altogether yet, but another couple inches, the bullet would have hit my throat or my brain or my heart," DiGregorio said in a phone interview yesterday.
NEWS
March 8, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
WENONAH After only a year in the job, Wenonah Police Chief Joseph Harrison has been fired, officials confirmed Thursday. It was not entirely clear what led to the termination, which they said was approved unanimously Feb. 27 by the borough council during a closed-door session. Officials announced in early January that Harrison would be placed on a leave of absence, "attending a variety of classes so as to become intimately familiar with New Jersey specific statutes and judicial procedure.
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