July 9, 2016 |
Where other people see blemishes, Andrew Jevremovic tends to see potential. That goes for Pennsylvania maple that's gnarled and peppered with knots. The flaws make it more difficult to work with, but also more beautiful, said the sculptor and furniture-maker behind Octo Studio. Running a hand over a log that has been cut into thick slabs: "This maple, if it was sanded up, it's pretty mind-blowing stuff," he said. It's also true of the gritty stretch of Alter Street in Point Breeze where Jevremovic, 54, and his wife, River Algiers Trappler, 48, have lived since 2000.
July 3, 2016 |
Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. completed its $300 million acquisition of Crozer-Keystone Health System, the Los Angeles company said Friday. Prospect, which now owns 18 hospitals in California, Texas, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, said it offered jobs to "all Crozer-Keystone employees and management in good standing who are current as of the closing date. " Crozer, with about 6,000 employees, is Delaware County's largest employer, officials have said. Prospect, majority owned by private-equity firm Leonard Green & Partners, had $1.3 billion in revenue in the year ended Sept.
June 26, 2016 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Four years ago, when Edubray Ramos was a teenager in Venezuela painting cars and cleaning floors, this day was inconceivable. The day that Ramos walked into a big-league clubhouse to find a No. 61 Phillies jersey with his name on the back. "I was out of baseball," Ramos said through an interpreter. "It was impossible for me to imagine that. It's a beautiful moment for me. " Ramos, 23, did not receive a signing bonus when the Phillies plucked him from an adult baseball league three years after the St. Louis Cardinals had released him. Now, not only is he in the majors, but Ramos is a legitimate prospect to one day become a closer.
June 1, 2016 |
JUST MORE than a mile north of Temple University, a 21,000-square-foot mosque is rising next to a struggling neighborhood in North Philadelphia. The 56-foot-tall structure stands on a former factory lot, next to Amtrak's main line that rolls through the neighborhood. The mosque, on West Glenwood Avenue near 13th Street, will serve Philadelphia's Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and its growing membership, said Bilal Salaam, its imam. It was designed by Olaya Studio, and was based on the White Minaret, an iconic symbol that represents the Ahmadiyya community in Qadian, India.
April 30, 2016 |
WASHINGTON - Cameron Rupp roared into second base on Thursday evening and pounded his fists. The Phillies finally found a run, breaking a scoreless tie in the ninth inning against one of baseball's top teams. Rupp skied a fly ball that soared past the reach of Bryce Harper and fell into deep right field, scoring the winning run of a 3-0 victory over the Washington Nationals. The Phillies - the team picked to finish as one of baseball's worst teams - had shocked the first-place Nationals again, completing a three-game sweep at Nationals Park.
April 8, 2016 |
Bancroft, a historic presence in Haddonfield, has finalized its acquisition of 80 acres in Mount Laurel, school officials announced this week. "It's the closing of the sale, so the property is ours," Bancroft spokeswoman Lori Shaffer said Wednesday. The Burlington County site will be home to the relocated Bancroft School, as well as the Lindens Center for Autism, residences, an enrichment and training institute, and new programs for recreation, socialization, and technical opportunities for children and adults.
April 6, 2016 |
Joel Embiid is back from Qatar, and, according to the 76ers, the center's second trip there was a success. Embiid spent the last two weeks at Aspetar, an orthopedic and sports medicine hospital in Doha, Qatar. This was his second time at the world-renowned facility that serves as the official sports medicine partner of French soccer club Paris Saint-Germain. His first trip was in February around the NBA all-star break. This time, the Sixers sent a doctor, David Martin; head of strength and conditioning Todd Wright; player development assistant Chris Babcock; and player development staffer Curtis Sumpter to Qatar to work with Embiid.
March 11, 2016 |
King of Prussia-based O'Neill Properties Group has completed environmental remediation work at the central New Jersey site where it plans a $2.2 billion mixed-use development known as The Pointe. The company plans to begin work on the project's first retail space - a 200,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops store - in the spring, O'Neill Properties said in a release on Wednesday. The remediation work at the former National Lead Co. manufacturing site in Sayreville, Middlesex County, cost $8 million, with the pad on which the Bass Pro store will be built costing another $3 million, O'Neill Properties said.
March 8, 2016 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I caught my husband cheating. We've started couple's counseling. The counselor told him he needed to let me ask all my questions about the affair, and we had that conversation at home. I do feel better now, but he was evasive on a few of the questions: "Did you tell her you loved her?" (he dodged, unconvincingly), and, "Who initiated the affair?" (he doesn't know I know it was a lie to say she did). How much of a red flag is this?
February 29, 2016 |
Just a month before the Philadelphia mayoral primary last year, the Carpenters' union in New Jersey used a circuitous route to funnel $725,000 to a group supporting Jim Kenney's candidacy. The donation baffled local political observers, who did not know what to make of the out-of-state branch openly challenging Ed Coryell Sr., the longtime leader of the Carpenters in Philadelphia who was backing Kenney's chief rival, State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams. Now, given Coryell's unexpected ouster from union leadership, last year's primary plot twist highlights a power struggle involving unseen political forces, the movement of campaign funds from New Jersey to Washington, D.C., to the Philadelphia mayor's race and a simmering civil war between unions at the Convention Center.