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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.
NEWS
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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January 26, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, Staff Writer
The Flyers, coming off two straight one-goal losses, will face one of the many teams they are chasing in the wild-card hunt, Boston, on Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center. "We've got to be better than we have been the last couple games," winger Wayne Simmonds said Sunday after practice in Voorhees. "We've been out of sorts a bit. We haven't been playing 60-minute hockey. We've been playing here and there, but not the full games. " Before losing to Toronto and Pittsburgh, the Flyers were on a 5-0-1 run. In the last two games, they were outscored at even strength by a combined 5-1 margin, and they allowed a total of 80 shots.
NEWS
January 17, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
Stockton University has gotten off the Showboat roller-coaster. After months of legal wrangling, political fights, and millions of dollars spent on maintenance and security at the empty building, the university finally sold the former casino property in Atlantic City. "Stockton is closing this chapter in our history, and moving on to exciting plans for the university's future," Harvey Kesselman, the university's president, said in a statement Friday. The Philadelphia-based developer Bart Blatstein bought the property for $23 million, inheriting a legal mess but clearing Stockton to move forward with other plans.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
I have a homework assignment for you: Prepare for the upcoming X-Files miniseries by reviewing the original series - all 202 episodes. Set to premiere on Jan. 24 on Fox, the miniseries will feature original leads David Duchovny as FBI agent Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson as his partner, Dana Scully. Get ready for the new installment by watching the series in high-def! All nine seasons of the sci-fi classic have been released for the first time on Blu-ray. It is available in individual one-season sets or as a massive, 55-disc box set. Created by writer-producer Chris Carter, The X-Files ran from 1993 to 2002 and helped redefine science fiction on TV, with well-written stories in which the two heroes investigate the FBI's oddest cases, from vampires to UFOs.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 2015 | Dan DeLuca, Staff Writer
When the Arcs, the Nashville rock band fronted by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, were scheduling a Paris date for their European tour last month, they could have played in either of two 1,500-capacity venues. "Our French promoter said, 'I had you playing at Bataclan for a while,' " Auerbach, talking on the phone from his home in Nashville, recalls as he prepares for the Arcs' first American tour, which comes to the Fillmore on Wednesday. " 'But then I switched you,' he said. 'The two venues are basically the same.
NEWS
December 11, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
At the start of Thom Zinny's making-of documentary included in The Ties That Bind: The River Collection (Columbia****) (4 CDs, 2 DVDs or Blu-Rays; $92.19 on Amazon), Bruce Springsteen illustrates a point with an acoustic performance of "Two Hearts," a crucial song on The River , the 1980 album into which the new six-disc box does a deep dive. "Once I spent my time playing tough-guy scenes," the Boss sings. "But I was living in a world of childish dreams / Some day these childish dreams must end, to become a man and grow up to dream again.
NEWS
October 3, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Geisinger Health System completed its acquisition of AtlantiCare Health System Inc., the dominant health-care system in Atlantic County, the two organizations said Thursday. The deal, which was announced nearly two years ago, adds to Geisinger's acute-care operations. Based in Danville, Pa., Geisinger already owned six acute-care hospitals in Pennsylania and this deal expands its licensed acute-care bed count by 36 percent. AtlantiCare operates hospitals in Atlantic City and Galloway Township with a total of 593 licensed beds.
SPORTS
September 24, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Camden Catholic coach Nick Strom says junior Nazir Streater is a "rare find" as a high school running back. Not just because Streater has speed. And power. And can catch the football. And is a willing blocker. But because of all of the above. "I compare him to (former Burlington Township standout) Mike Thomas," said Strom, the Irish's second-year head coach who previously was an assistant coach at Burlington Township. "He might not quite have Mike's top-line speed, but he's a complete back, and you don't see that in high school too much.
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September 18, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mike Smith scored midway through the second half to complete Archbishop Wood's 2-1, come-from-behind victory Wednesday over visiting Cardinal O'Hara in Catholic League soccer. Scottie Pierson scored midway through the second half for the Vikings, who trailed by 1-0 at the break. Suburban One National. Tony Ciarlante scored off an assist from Dan Mehaffey at the 60-minute mark to lift William Tennent past Neshaminy, 1-0, at home. Anthony Caruso made four saves for his first career shutout as Council Rock North blanked Truman, 4-0, on the road.
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August 18, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
MILWAUKEE - Aaron Harang was cruising, despite his teammates not providing any offense of their own through 4 1/2 innings of play. He'd surrendered only a first-inning triple by Jonathan Lucroy, which led to Milwaukee's only run to that point. And then it all unraveled. The Brewers sent 10 batters to the plate in the fifth inning. By the time Scooter Gennett - in his second at-bat of the inning - struck out to end the frame, Harang was no longer in the game, the Brewers had a six-run lead, and Sunday's game, which ended with a 6-1, series-sweeping Brewers victory, was long out of reach.
NEWS
July 17, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Piles of jagged concrete - the remnants of a Mount Holly neighborhood that is about to be erased - sit among tall weeds and scattered, boarded-up rowhouses awaiting their own dates with the wrecker. Nearby, on a hot day this week, crews worked on a row of four condominiums as the redevelopment at the Mount Holly Gardens got underway. Conceived more than a dozen years ago to eliminate blight, the project faced delays as a housing discrimination dispute was fought in state and federal courts.
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