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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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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June 19, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
CHIP KELLY made the annual, ceremonial declaration common to all coaches, that no hard and fast conclusions should emerge from the Eagles' spring work. Yesterday's bit of cautionary Kelly boilerplate might be more accurate than usual this year, given the long list of new starters we haven't seen in pads yet, and the fact that the presumed No. 1 quarterback, Sam Bradford, has yet to throw in an 11-on-11 session. "It's a lot of new people coming into the fold right now, but chemistry is going to come," cornerback Byron Maxwell said.
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June 16, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
PITTSBURGH - It was a play, Ryne Sandberg said, that Freddy Galvis makes "all the time. " The grounder to short and the sharp throw across the field for the out at first. But there was nothing routine about the shortstop's error that precipitated the Phillies' 1-0 loss to the Pirates Sunday at PNC Park. Galvis fielded Jose Tabata's grounder and threw high and to the left of Ryan Howard at first base - a bad throw, Galvis said. The play would have ended the 11th inning. Instead, Neil Walker moved to third and scored on Josh Harrison's single to center.
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June 6, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. - Luke Petela's final race was so dramatically correct there was no need for an encore. Shortly after running a remarkable final lap to win the 3,200 meters at the Meet of Champions on Wednesday night, Petela announced that his high school career was finished. "I was thinking about going to nationals," Petela said. "But not after this. This is it. I want to do some other things before college. " Petela was unofficially clocked at 62.5 seconds in the final 400 meters - a furious pace for the eighth lap of a grueling race - and surged across the finish line to win in 8 minutes, 58.32 seconds during the competition at Frank Jost Field.
BUSINESS
June 3, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
PPL Corp. in Allentown on Monday completed the spinoff of its competitive energy business, which was combined with the power generation assets owned by Riverstone Holdings to form a new merchant power producer called Talen Energy Corp. The new company's shares will begin trading Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TLN. New Jersey officials have been wooing Talen's management to move the new company's headquarters from Allentown to Phillipsburg, 20 miles to the east.
NEWS
May 31, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
UGI Corp. on Friday announced the completion of the acquisition of Total's liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) distribution business in France for $465 million. The acquisition of Totalgaz doubles UGI's retail propane distribution in France to about 500 million gallons a year. The Valley Forge company expects the transaction to reduce per-share earnings by 14 to 18 cents in 2015, due to transaction expenses and the effect of acquiring the business during the off-peak summer months, but it expects it will add to earnings starting in 2016.
NEWS
May 29, 2015 | By Evan Cross, Inquirer Staff Writer
When scattered thunderstorms delayed the start of the game for 90 minutes, Great Valley's girls' lacrosse team didn't spend the extra time stressing out. The players relaxed and had fun with each other. "They're friends on and off the field," Great Valley coach Kim Wenger said. "They're teammates first. That hour that they killed, they were going crazy and having a great time. " It paid off, as the Patriots scored the first goal of the game less than 90 seconds after it began and never relinquished the lead.
SPORTS
May 28, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - The impressive comeback for former Phillies reliever Ryan Madson began with him in catcher's gear, throwing on a mound in an attempt to demonstrate proper technique to a high school pitcher. That was last June in Temecula, Calif., about an hour north of San Diego. But after three years in which he threw just one minor-league inning, Madson is indeed back. The Kansas City Royals righthander has added significantly to what already was considered baseball's deepest bullpen.
NEWS
May 6, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia jury of six men and six women was selected Monday to hear the murder trial of a Levittown exterminator charged in the 2013 strangling of Philadelphia doctor Melissa Ketunuti. Jason Smith, 39, is accused of killing Ketunuti, 35, a pediatrician and researcher at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, during a Jan. 21, 2013, argument at her house in 1700 block of Naudain Street in the Graduate Hospital area of Center City. Smith, an independent exterminator hired by a Bucks County firm, was assigned to rid Ketunuti's rowhouse of mice.
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May 6, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thomas Jefferson University and Abington Health completed their affiliation last week, according to a notice to bondholders Monday. Under the arrangement, Jefferson's board will be reconstituted to have 11 members each from Jefferson and Abington. Two unaffiliated members of the new board are to be picked later. Abington, which has two hospitals in Montgomery County - Abington Memorial and Lansdale Hospital - will be a subsidiary of Thomas Jefferson University. Jefferson and Abington announced their definitive agreement in January.
TRAVEL
April 20, 2015 | By Betty Organt, For The Inquirer
As a teacher of history and a child of the Cold War period, I was always fascinated with the events that led to the U.S. embargo against Cuba. The island nation, the Caribbean's largest, was the "forbidden fruit" of travel, which only heightened my desire to visit it. When I learned about the people-to-people tours that allowed travellers to go to Cuba to see what the Cuban government wanted them to see, I quickly made a reservation. After a briefing on what to expect, what not to expect (toilet seats in most places)
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