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September 22, 1987 | By GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer
After two developers and three lawsuits in five years, the former Rittenhouse Place hotel and condominium project is at last set for completion. The president of Ameribass Realty Co. of Philadelphia, David Marshall, said today the company will spend $100 million over the next two years to complete the unfinished project. Construction will begin in October. The project, to be known as The Rittenhouse, will include a 100-room hotel and 200 luxury condominium units. The building will also contain a health club and two restaurants.
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November 8, 1990 | By Wendy Walker, Special to The Inquirer
Long-stalled public improvements in the West Meadows development in West Grove are under way and some are even ahead of schedule, according to the engineer managing the project. Stephen Woodward, the borough's engineering consultant, said at a meeting Monday that the project was expected to cost $210,000, to be paid by the original developer, West Meadows Associates, from its escrow fund of $331,000. After nearly three years of delay, the borough took over the project from West Meadows Associates under an agreement signed early this fall.
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August 22, 1991 | By Stephen C. Row, Special to The Inquirer
The Bensalem Council has given developer Alan Sobel until Sept. 16 to meet several conditions originally stipulated in the township's approval of his Bucks County Estates subdivision. If the conditions are not met, officials said, the township will assume responsibility for the completion of the project, using funds placed in escrow by Sobel. "The township has undertaken (completion of) several developments recently," said Barbara Barnes, the council chairwoman. "I'm tired of empty promises.
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July 28, 1989 | By Laurie Hollman, Inquirer Staff Writer
And now, new hope for commuters who have sweated, fretted, fumed or simply waited patiently in stop-and-go traffic on the Schuylkill Expressway: The $200 million reconstruction project that has been under way for more than four years might be finished by Labor Day. Meeting such a deadline would be finishing the project early, since the current schedule calls for completion by Sept. 18. Nevertheless, state Department of Transportation officials and the contractors, I.A. Construction Corp.
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October 8, 1996 | By Jennifer Inez Ward, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
After months of following detour signs, dodging orange barrels and driving on bumpy roads, Lower Bucks travelers can soon celebrate the full opening of Route 213. PennDot officials said both lanes should be open by the end of next week. "Right now, weather permitting, we hope to have the road open the week of Oct. 14," said Gene Blaum, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. That is good news for motorists who have waited for Route 213 to be completed since work started in May 1995.
NEWS
June 15, 2010
Officials Monday celebrated the near-completion of a housing development in Southwest Philadelphia that will provide 63 affordable apartments to veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq and their families. The townhouse-style complex of seven buildings in the 6200 block of Eastwick Avenue includes the Robert Brady Sr. Veterans Center, where veterans can get access to services and the community can hold meetings. - Thomas Fitzgerald
NEWS
June 26, 2012 | By Paul Nussbaum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mayor Nutter and other local officials today celebrated the $30 million rehabbing of two Broad Street Line subway stations, marking the end of 32 SEPTA projects funded with $191 million in federal stimulus grants. Noting that 507 jobs were created by the upgrades to the Spring Garden and Girard stations, Nutter said "this is what infrastructure renewal is all about. " The overhaul was the first ever for the 1920s-era stations. Workers installed elevators and new stairs, new lighting and signage, new cashier booths and fare lines, new power and fire-suppression systems, repaired floors and ceilings and installed colorful artwork commissioned for the stations.
BUSINESS
October 30, 1986 | By Andrew Cassel, Inquirer Staff Writer
A confident Philadelphia Electric Co. chairman yesterday said that the utility had "turned the corner" on construction of its Limerick nuclear plant and was on its way toward completing the controversial $7 billion power station by the current target date of late 1990. James L. Everett told security dealers and analysts that "we're on the downslope of the hill" at Limerick, with one unit in operation and the second close to half-finished. "We can see some light at the end of the tunnel, and we don't think it's train coming the other way," Everett said.
NEWS
April 14, 1989 | By Michael E. Ruane, Inquirer Staff Writer
A second frame supporting the roof of Philadelphia's Academy of Music has been found seriously damaged, and more severely than one that had been found damaged earlier, the Academy's engineering consultant disclosed yesterday. The bottom crosspiece, or chord, of the frame - technically known as a truss - was found to be completely fractured, said the consultant, Nicholas L. Gianopulos. "You could almost put your hand through it," he said. The injury to the truss, called T-2, was discovered April 3, Gianopulos said, five days after less severe damage was found in an adjacent truss, T-3. The trusses are made of two 6-inch-wide, 14-inch-deep beams fastened together side by side.
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May 6, 1994 | By Marie McCullough, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The roar of backhoes has added a noisy note to springtime at Swarthmore College as the school launches a $25 million construction project. The project, which was to have an official groundbreaking ceremony today, will dramatically change the northern part of campus when it is completed in 1998. The Parrish annex, now used mostly for faculty offices, will be razed and replaced by a new academic building that will house the departments of economics, modern languages and sociology/anthropology, plus 44 faculty offices, 13 classrooms, and seminar rooms.
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April 18, 2014 | BY JOHN MURROW, Daily News Staff Writer murrowj@phillynews.com
IT HAS been a short but tough stretch for manager John Hackworth and the Union that soon will be complete. Tomorrow at 4 o'clock, Philadelphia (1-2-4) will wrap up its stretch of three games in 8 days when it hosts the Houston Dynamo (2-3-0) at PPL Park. The Union is coming off a 2-1 road loss against New York, the Red Bulls' first win of the season. Hackworth saw his team fade in the second half and attributes the fatigue to the team's difficult schedule early in the year. "It's awful tough," Hackworth said following his team's second loss of the season.
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April 16, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The home schedule came to a merciful close for the 76ers on Monday night, and it ended, fittingly enough, against another team that has struggled through a season dedicated to the future rather than the present. Both teams have one game remaining, but the rest of the league has already stopped paying attention. The Miami Heat and the Washington Wizards, the final opponents for the Sixers and Celtics, respectively, didn't bother to send scouts to Monday's game. The entire scouts' table was empty at the Wells Fargo Center, mute testimony that whatever needs to be learned about these teams has already been learned or is no longer necessary.
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April 12, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hours before the smallest crowd to attend a game at Citizens Bank Park in more than six years watched the Phillies bumble toward another loss - this one by 6-2 to Milwaukee on Thursday - Ryan Howard wanted to correct misguided notions. There is no reason to panic, he said. It is too early. The proof, he said, was beyond the numbers. "We've had a couple of mistakes that have cost us games," Howard said before batting practice. "But in all actuality, we've actually played very well this year.
SPORTS
March 28, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Lefthander Cliff Lee completed a dominant performance in spring training Wednesday in his last start before his opening-day assignment. Lee allowed one run on six hits in five innings during a 1-0 loss to the Detroit Tigers at Bright House Field. "I have felt good the whole time, and spring training for me is over now and it is on to the real games," Lee said. "I am looking forward to it. " Lee will pitch Monday against the Rangers in Arlington, Texas. Although it's dangerous to get too caught up in spring-training statistics, Lee had a 2.55 ERA in 242/3 innings.
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March 23, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
BUFFALO - It has probably been more than two decades, give or take a season, since the best player on the University of Connecticut's basketball team was a senior. That says something about the impatient nature of big-time college basketball - always willing to trade tomorrow's stability for the short-term fix of today's elite prep players - and it says something about UConn's ability under Jim Calhoun to successfully fish those waters. The streak is over, however, and that says something much more about Shabazz Napier, the 6-foot-1 senior point guard who led the Huskies in points, rebounds, and assists and was named the American Athletic Conference's first-ever player of the year.
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March 11, 2014 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
IF SELECTION SUNDAY was yesterday, Villanova almost certainly would have been the No. 1 seed in the East. When the preseason Associated Press poll came out, the Wildcats had zero votes. After beating Georgetown, 77-59, Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center, Villanova completed one of the best regular seasons in city basketball history, going 28-3 and 16-2 in the Big East, sweeping the Hoyas for the first time in the Big East era while also beating them by the largest margin in that time.
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February 28, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Danny Granger got his wish. The 76ers negotiated a buyout of what's left of the forward's expiring contract on Wednesday, six days after he was acquired in a trade with the Indiana Pacers. Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie wouldn't disclose the buyout amount. Granger, however, was slated to receive around $4 million for the rest of the season. Assuming he clears waivers by 5 p.m. Friday, the 6-foot-9, 228-pounder can sign with a team of his choice. He is reportedly looking at championship contenders: the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, and San Antonio Spurs.
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January 7, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
MOORESTOWN Carved from a high school gymnasium built in 1934, the township recreation center will reopen Monday with a new look and many more programs after a $600,000 renovation. The three-story red-brick building was shuttered over the summer so the aging gym floor, air-conditioning, and mechanical systems could be upgraded. New offices and a police substation now occupy the upper floors. After a fire destroyed the Town Hall more than six years ago, officials had considered replacing the recreation center and adjacent town library as part of the rebuilding plan.
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January 4, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner said he didn't see any clues in the weeks after the final regular-season game that Bill O'Brien would pursue an NFL coaching job because the Nittany Lions were always working on the future of the football program. That, however, changed over the weekend when news broke of O'Brien's interest in the Houston Texans coaching job. The Texans announced his hiring Thursday; he will be introduced during a news conference Friday in Houston.
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January 2, 2014 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Culture Writer
PHILADELPHIA Now it's the Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia. With the completion of a series of legal approvals, the Free Library's acquisition of the Rosenbach Museum and Library is done. The collection, housed in two townhouses at 20th Street and Delancey Place, was legally placed under the Free Library's authority as of Dec. 24, said Free Library lawyer Bruce K. Fenton. The acquisition proceeded without contest. The state Attorney General's Office last month waived its right to a filing in the petition for approval, and Orphans' Court Judge John W. Herron on Dec. 17 gave his approval to the deal without scheduling a hearing.
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