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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]
NEWS
June 5, 2000 | By Martin Z. Braun, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Hours after the borough took ownership of the condemned Eldridge Gardens Apartments on Friday, a squad of 20 police, fire, public-works and code-enforcement officials descended on the 84-unit complex to conduct an inventory of the property. At the same time, packets of relocation information were delivered to 20 units still occupied by tenants. Scores of other tenants had left the complex after the borough announced in September that it intended to seize the property and move residents.
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NEWS
November 6, 2014 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Abraham Weitzenkorn opened his family clothing store in Pottstown, Abraham Lincoln was president, and stovepipe hats were the new black. Weitzenkorn, a German immigrant who had peddled his wares from a covered wagon, had saved enough to open a clothing shop, marketing his brand of overalls and work boots to farmers in the area. Over a century later, Weitzenkorn's family still owns a men's clothing store on a main street of the Montgomery County borough. Weitzenkorn's, now offering everything from black tie to beachwear, is celebrating its 150th anniversary, still standing after a shifting retail landscape and a decline of Pottstown's manufacturing base squashed other small businesses.
BUSINESS
November 2, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. To real estate agent Patricia Settar, Wenonah is a "Norman Rockwell kind of place. " To agent Mark Honabach, the one-square-mile borough is "the Haddonfield of Gloucester County. " Add close-knit and family-oriented , throw in a beautiful lake, ponds, hiking trails, a teahouse, a restored train station, and 800 houses of almost every size and style, and you've got Wenonah.
BUSINESS
October 13, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. There isn't a lot of real estate for sale in Yardley: only 30 houses, and all but four on the market for less than $400,000. But what the borough lacks in listings it makes up for in other ways. So if you're good with a knife and know your way around a pumpkin, you might want to volunteer for Carve-A-Thon Oct. 26 at Rivermawr Green at Maple and Morgan Avenues. The event, sponsored by the Yardley Business Association, kicks off the borough's Canal-O-Ween festivities, which run through Nov. 1. Jack-o-lanterns, lighted each evening by volunteers, will illuminate the Delaware Canal towpath for those who stroll the quarter-mile from East Afton Avenue to the end of the paved road.
BUSINESS
October 13, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
 Yardley Borough By the Numbers Population: 2,431 (2010). Median income: $75,777 (2012). Area: One square mile. Settlements in the last three months: 12. Homes for sale: 32. Days on market: 59. Median price: $178,000. Housing stock: Older homes, infill, and new construction. Historic district has 200 buildings listed. School district: Pennsbury. SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau; City-Data.com; Sharon Ermel Spadaccini, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors; Martin Millner, Coldwell Banker Hearthside.
NEWS
October 9, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
The recent repeal of a juvenile curfew in a North Jersey town has renewed questions about the constitutionality of such measures, prompting some local officials to review their laws. The widespread effects were clear Tuesday night, when Paulsboro's borough council approved rescinding its curfew, a measure in place since 1983. The decision to ax the law has brought at least a temporary end to nights when a siren's wail at 10 p.m. signaled those under 18 should be home. "It's going to be a problem," Police Chief Chris Wachter said Tuesday afternoon.
BUSINESS
October 6, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Conshohocken, the Montgomery County borough at the bend of the Schuylkill, is hot. So hot that Keller Williams Real Estate's Blue Bell office will open a Fayette Street satellite in 30 days. "We were doing so much business in Conshohocken that we needed to do it," says agent Gary Segal, who has been selling houses here for 26 years. So hot that local redevelopment officials widened the sidewalks on Fayette Street to accommodate outdoor dining, says Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach agent Danielle Tucciarone.
NEWS
October 2, 2014 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
WEST CAPE MAY - On a bucolic 50 acres at Willow Creek Winery, where the cross breezes of the bay and the ocean mingle, over a vineyard of soil of salt and sand, an enviable microclimate and a unique terroir has been created. And with a visually stunning villa and a nearby 7,800-square-foot post-and-beam "tasting room," the site more resembles a vineyard on the hillside in Bordeaux or California wine country than a winery on the southernmost peninsula of New Jersey. "This place has meaningful roots in the community, with a focus on sustainable agriculture," said Kevin Celli, Willow Creek's winemaker.
BUSINESS
September 15, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Before we pull into Parkesburg on Amtrak's Keystone Service to Harrisburg, here's a trivia question: In what movie did this Chester County borough's train station play a small, but important, role? The answer: Witness (1985). It is there that Amish passengers Rachel Lapp and her son, Samuel, begin an ill-fated train trip to Philadelphia, where the boy witnesses a murder. Although the station is closed, 49,000 travelers a year park in its lot and wait on its sheltered platform for one of the 26 trains that travel daily back and forth from Harrisburg to New York City.
NEWS
September 15, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
The first time bamboo grew in Vincent Lobascio's backyard, the retired Audubon borough commissioner didn't know what it was. Now he does. "The roots are like octopus tentacles," Lobascio, 89, says. "It could be a beautiful plant, but it really doesn't belong in an urban or suburban area like this. It needs to be controlled. " As residents of Audubon, Gloucester Township, Ocean City, and other communities with bamboo issues know, the high-rising, fast-growing plants can make good fences.
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