October 22, 2014 |
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust has been renovating shopping malls, selling less-successful properties, and paying down its debt since the last recession. But it's not moving fast enough for one activist shareholder. Connecticut-based Jonathan Litt, whose Land & Buildings investment fund owns about $10 million of PREIT stock - a little less than 1 percent - posted an open letter Monday urging the Philadelphia-based company to sell half its malls, including a handful in this region.
October 20, 2014 |
Theodore B. Krouse, 91, of North Wales and previously Cherry Hill, a medical examiner and pathologist, died Friday, Oct. 10, of esophageal cancer at Abramson Center for Jewish Life. Dr. Krouse performed 2,000 autopsies from 1955 to 1958 while working as an assistant medical examiner for the city of Philadelphia. From 1964 to 1983, he was a Philadelphia dispensary physician, and fire and police "surgeon. " That meant he was on-call at the Roundhouse to respond to fire calls, and to examine thousands of motorists who had been detained for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.
October 19, 2014 |
Services for William H. Buckman, 61, of Cherry Hill, a prominent civil rights lawyer, were set for 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at Platt Memorial Chapels, 2001 Berlin Rd., Cherry Hill. A visitation was set there from 12:15 p.m. Sunday, with interment in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Trevose. Mr. Buckman was found dead in a Mount Laurel motel room on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Mount Laurel police said Thursday that he had committed suicide, but did not state the circumstances. Surviving are his wife, Shellie; son Ethan; daughter Emilee; two brothers; a sister; and a nephew.
October 17, 2014
ISSUE | CAMDEN Keeping the vision As a longtime friend of Msgr. Robert McDermott, I was deeply touched by Kevin Riordan's column (" 'Father Bob' retiring," Oct. 9). Describing Father Bob as a visionary hits the spot. I recall so well his going back to his home parish of St. Joseph's Pro-Cathedral, and the excitement and commitment with which he approached an almost-desperate situation in Camden. His legacy of numerous ministries to the poor will outlive him and bring hope in the midst of what might appear to be despair.
October 14, 2014 |
Lawrence F. Brennan, 82, of Lindenwold, a former postal clerk in Cherry Hill, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at home. Born in Mahanoy City in Schuylkill County, Mr. Brennan graduated from what is now Mahanoy Area High School in 1950 and served as a Navy gunner's mate from 1950 to 1954, part of that time in combat on a destroyer escort off Korea. He wasn't under fire, "but he did a lot of shooting," a son, Patrick, said. Mr. Brennan began his career with the post office in the late 1950s as a mail sorter in the Philadelphia headquarters, moved to the Cherry Hill office when it opened, and retired in the late 1980s from the Postal Service.
October 14, 2014 |
Confidence wasn't the problem. Execution was. "Our guys were extremely positive," Cherry Hill West coach Brian Wright said. "They knew we were a pretty good football team. We just had to figure out a way to finish drives and put points on the board. " Cherry Hill West broke out in a big way Friday, beating Seneca, 45-6, for its first victory of the season. Seniors Tyrone Williams and Chris Pascall each scored two touchdowns, and senior Joey Argentina threw three scoring passes for the Lions, who had lost their first four games to teams ranked in The Inquirer's Top 25. "It was a long time coming," Wright said.
October 5, 2014 |
CHERRY HILL - A Cooper University Hospital Health Care executive has been appointed to fill the seat held by Councilman N. John Amato, who died last month. Brian Bauerle was sworn in Thursday night during a special council meeting. He was nominated by the Democratic Committee to serve the remainder of Amato's unexpired term, which ends in December 2015. Amato, 82, the council's longest-serving member, died of thyroid cancer. He had been on the council continuously for 30 years. Bauerle, 39, has served on the township's Planning Board for several years and this year was named its chairman.
October 5, 2014 |
What kinds of clothes do Kenya's Maasai people wear every day, the seventh grader at Cherry Hill's Beck Middle School wanted to know. The answer came not from a textbook or teacher Rebecca Berkowitz but from an even more credible source - a member of the Maasai tribe visiting the school. Cicilia Seleyian's own outfit - a handmade black robe with blue trim topped off with a giant necklace of beads and jangling metal - provided part of the answer. But she went further, asking two of the students to model attire that her fellow Maasai typically wear.
October 5, 2014 |
Imagine a hidden camera at the entrance to the Cherry Hill condominium unit of Fradele and Harry Feld. As guests step through the door, the jaw-dropping reaction is almost always the same. Some might call it the "Wow Factor. " A fiesta of colors - reds, purples, and lavenders - are on walls and furniture of the ground-floor unit. And fabrics don't just sit there; they leap out and demand to be noticed. "I knew I couldn't live in a beige world," says Fradele, a fabric artist who has studied design, and a woman who delights in the vivid as opposed to the muted.
October 4, 2014 |
A month short of the 20th anniversary of the crime, Paul Michael Daniels, one of the hit men in the killing of Rabbi Fred Neulander's wife, walked out of prison, reputedly weighed down with unshakable guilt. "Paul was released from physical prison, but he will be in mental prison the rest of his life," said his attorney, Craig Mitnick. Daniels, 40, who pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter and was sentenced to 10 to 23 years in prison in 2003, was released from Southern State Correctional Facility in Cumberland County on Wednesday morning, officials said.