May 21, 2016 |
Public relations and advertising firm DDCworks has moved its headquarters from Conshohocken into a 5,000-square-foot space in the Cast Iron Building at 718 Arch Street, the company said Thursday. The 48-year-old company moved to Center City to take advantage of the area's business and networking opportunities, chief executive officer Mike Diccicco said in the release. The company employs 12 at the site, with plans to hire three more in the coming weeks, it said. firstname.lastname@example.org 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman
May 21, 2016 |
The two men who were insulted by anti-gay slurs and viciously attacked in Center City Philadelphia nearly two years ago filed a lawsuit earlier this week against the three Bucks County defendants who were criminally charged in the assault. Andrew Haught, 28, and Zachary Hesse, 30, filed the suit in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court on Tuesday against Kathryn Knott, 25; Philip Williams, 25; and Kevin Harrigan, 27. Andrew Youman, one of the plaintiffs' attorneys at the Center City firm Kline & Specter, said Thursday that the lawsuit is not just about getting compensation for medical expenses.
May 20, 2016 |
PMC Property Group has shaved a few floors off its office-and-residential project at the former Marketplace Design Center building at 2400 Market St., to ease its passage through the city's approval process. Plans for the project, posted on the website of the city's Civic Design Review panel, call for a 19-story tower, down from a previously announced 22 stories. The reduction, achieved by a decrease in the number of office floors, should alleviate the need for any zoning exceptions, PMC executive vice president Jonathan Stavin said Wednesday.
May 18, 2016 |
On any given day, about 700 people are living unsheltered in the streets, train stations, or covered alcoves of Philadelphia. Most stake out space in four Center City locations where the city now wants to focus a new outreach program to connect people with services they need. The city's Office of Supportive Housing on Monday announced details of a new homeless outreach strategy targeting Rittenhouse Square and the areas around the Avenue of the Arts, the Convention Center, and Independence Hall during the morning and evening commutes and lunchtime.
May 16, 2016 |
On an uncommonly warm spring night, 25 women with but one thing in common gathered in a Main Line home and soon filled it with happy chatter. Their potluck feast stretched across kitchen counters laden with pastas and salads, bottles of wine, and platters of cheese. They sipped, and nibbled, and laughed, more than they had once thought possible. Membership in this sisterhood was nothing that any of them wanted, or even imagined. All had lost children, the worst loss possible. Here, each smile was hard-won.
May 15, 2016 |
It's been some ride for Villanova senior center Daniel Ochefu. He won a national championship with the Wildcats, rode in a victory parade in Center City, rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, and got to be a special guest at several pro games. Earlier this week, he was among the Wildcats who represented the team at City Hall as Council honored their accomplishment. And on Friday afternoon, he graduated. So how did he celebrate? Well, as it turns out, CBS3 sports anchor Don Bell was feeling under the weather.
May 14, 2016 |
There's a big national convention coming to town that will give Philadelphia a chance to show off what a spiffy, exciting place it has become. No, not the Democrats; it's the American Institute of Architects. Some 19,000 of those exacting design minds will be prowling our streets next week, taking measure of our stone citadels, peering at our construction sites, and generally giving us a professional once-over. What will they make of the things we've built? The visiting architects will find Philadelphia is a very different city from the one they experienced in 2000, the last time the AIA held its convention here.
May 14, 2016 |
The man in the middle of the bribery case against Democratic State Sen. Larry Farnese of Center City is identified only as "Person A" in the federal indictment released Tuesday. But two sources, one familiar with the investigation and the other with the people involved, say he is Ted Mucellin, who briefly worked in Mayor Michael Nutter's administration and who has been Farnese's political consultant for eight years. Mucellin's name came to light the day Farnese told constituents he had done nothing wrong and a Republican leader said the GOP would look for someone to run against Farnese this fall.
May 13, 2016 |
ATLANTA - The Phillies do not expect Odubel Herrera to be a polished product in center field, a position he did not learn until two winters ago. But they had enough faith to keep him in center this season, even with the addition of an acclaimed defender in Peter Bourjos. It is why they are confused by one repeated flaw in Herrera's game over the season's first six weeks: He has had trouble charging grounders to the outfield. "It surprises me," Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said, "because he used to be a second baseman.
May 13, 2016
A federal indictment Tuesday charged Democratic State Sen. Larry Farnese of Philadelphia with providing a phony scholarship taken from campaign funds for the daughter of a party foot soldier. The allegations earn him membership in a growing club of indicted Philadelphia legislators and a particularly impressive series of indicted state senators from the city's First District: Farnese makes three in a row. Unlike his indicted (and convicted) predecessors Vincent Fumo and Henry "Buddy" Cianfrani, Farnese never rose to become more than a backbencher in Harrisburg.