July 14, 2014 |
Eugene Kern , a Marine-turned-corporate computing consultant based in West Chester, has spent years promoting a billion-dollar scheme to build a giant corporate data center with its own big, clean natural gas power plant. Rejected at a New Jersey site, Kern found fans in Gov. Jack Markell 's Delaware. The Democrats who run the state have backed a string of big industrial projects, hoping for jobs. Some worked, some didn't: The revived PBF Energy refinery in Delaware City is turning trainloads of oil into fuel.
October 14, 2013 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in this region's communities. Yet again, Glassboro is getting its groove back. It's an era of re-reinvention for the Gloucester County borough - once known for the manufacture of its namesake product, then as the sleepy town that hosted a 1960s Cold War summit - as it links itself to the growing reputation of Rowan University. This time, Glassboro is a college town with a difference, as both municipal and university officials are quick to emphasize.
May 19, 2013 |
In West Chester and college towns across the state, there's never a short supply of alcohol - or patrons bellying up to the bar. But that's not the case when it comes to funds for local law enforcement and public works - and West Chester's borough council is hoping to persuade the state legislature to allow it to institute a drink tax of up to 10 percent to help cover those costs. The move comes as Mayor Nutter has proposed increasing the tax on alcoholic drinks in city bars from 10 percent to 15 percent to aid city schools.
March 12, 2012 |
It's Friday night and a crowd of loud, inebriated college students pours out of a local pub. Two suburban women and their tween daughters walk past and get in their car. Before they can drive off, one of the young bar-goers offers a rude gesture: a fleshy rear end pressed hard against the car's back window. A typical weekend in Happy Valley? Actually, no. It was witnessed one night in Radnor Township, outside Flip & Bailey's, in the Garrett Hill neighborhood. The stereotypes about the affluent Main Line suburb - think foxhunts, The Philadelphia Story, and author David Brooks' latte-crazed, Volvo-driving "bobos" - mask a surprising reality.
February 10, 2012 |
ALTHOUGH Detroit and Toronto are in different conferences now, their rivalry dates to 1927 and they have played 117 playoff games, second only to 170 between Montreal and Boston. The two Original Six foes will play in the Winter Classic on Jan. 1 at Michigan Stadium, it was officially announced yesterday. It will be part of an outdoor showcase that also will include minor league and college hockey games at Detroit's Comerica Park. Toronto will become the first Canadian team to play in the Winter Classic when the Maple Leafs and Red Wings face off in Ann Arbor, about 45 miles west of Detroit.
January 29, 2012 |
Josh Harris, the new owner of the 76ers, is happy sitting center court at almost every home game. He has the best seat in the house, and why shouldn't he? He is a billionaire and, as he sees it, he made his fortune buying companies at just the right time - down-and-out outfits, in need of a fresh approach - just like he has done with the Sixers. Sometimes it's better to be lucky than smart. In the Sixers' case, nearly all the key ingredients to success were already in place - great coach, nucleus of solid young players.
October 20, 2011
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Campus police at New Mexico State University are investigating claims that someone stole panties from a woman's clothesline. The woman told officers on Monday that she had hung several pairs of colored underwear and two bras on the clothesline Saturday night. She found her gate open Sunday and nine pairs of panties worth about $60 were gone. A year ago members of an NMSU sorority told police that one of their members had been stealing Victoria's Secret underwear and bras worth hundreds of dollars.
December 14, 2010 |
More non-native college graduates are choosing to remain in the area after finishing school, a sign that the Greater Philadelphia region is on the rise as a college town, according to a new survey being released today by the nonprofit Campus Philly. The report, based on a 2010 survey of 4,600 students and alumni of local colleges and universities, found that 48 percent of non-native Philadelphians said that they were staying in the area after graduation. By comparison, a 2004 survey showed that only 29 percent of non-natives stayed in the area.
September 12, 2010 |
People like Deborah Diamond illustrate the sticky charm of Philadelphia. At 47, married, and the mother of two, Diamond lives just a few blocks from where she grew up in Center City. "I know these streets from roller-skating, from bicycle-riding, from pushing a stroller, and I'll know them when I'm in a wheelchair," said Diamond, who next month will take over as the new head of Campus Philly, an organization that's all about stickiness. Campus Philly wants more of the 366,000 students who attend college in the area to stick around after they graduate.
March 26, 2009 |
It's striking, the solitude, how calm and quiet and peaceful are the farmlands that spread as far as the eye can see to either side of the turnpike that splits Kansas. With little traffic and no lines at the tollbooths, there are only sprawling fields, silos, and an abundance of deer. Philadelphia it's not. Off the Kansas Turnpike, in the artsy hamlet of Lawrence, a town about one-twentieth the size of home, is where freshmen Marcus and Markieff Morris chose to play college basketball.