February 21, 2016
Four people were hospitalized after a two-alarm fire struck a condominium complex Friday night in Burlington County, authorities said. The blaze was reported just after 9:30 p.m. in the first block of Florence Tollgate in Florence Township, a county dispatcher said. The conditions of the four victims were not immediately available. - Robert Moran
February 2, 2015 |
Philadelphia's condominium market is set to grow smartly in 2015, particularly in price. Data from Trend Multiple Listing Service show that total for-sale condo inventory in the city has risen slightly compared with 2013's levels, but that it's still well below the October 2006 peak of 1,971. In January 2014, for-sale condo inventory totaled 703 units. It climbed as high as 897 in September before settling back to 730 units by December. The last time inventory was this tight was in May 2005, according to the MLS data.
October 13, 2014 |
Growing up in a Northeast Philadelphia rowhouse, Tom Scannapieco never imagined that he would live in a multimillion-dollar condo tower overlooking Independence Hall - especially one he'd be building himself at 500 Walnut St. Scannapieco Development Corp. plans to break ground early next year on the $178 million 500 Walnut project, with condominiums starting at $2.5 million and going up to $17.61 million for the penthouse. Averaging more than 3,500 square feet, many of the units are full floors.
August 5, 2013 |
Police have identified the woman who plunged to her death from a 12th-floor balcony in Penn's Landing on Friday as Ngoc Tran Vo. Police said Vo died when she fell from the balcony while apparently peeking over the side looking for her cellphone. Vo, who worked at Club Risque, was visiting a man who lived at the waterfront Dockside condominiums on the 700 block of Columbus Boulevard. Vo apparently dropped the phone from the balcony and it fell onto a neighbor's patio eight floors below.
February 15, 2013 |
A former employee of a Montgomery County condominium has pleaded guilty to taking hush money from her boss not to reveal his theft of $600,000 from the complex. Patricia Paugh, 54, on Tuesday admitted to one count of theft and one count of conspiracy to commit theft, both third-degree felonies filed against her in 2011. Paugh was assistant manager of the Plymouth Hill Condominiums, on West Germantown Pike north of Plymouth Meeting Mall, when then-general manager Victor Lopez paid Paugh $30,000 to buy her silence, said Assistant District Attorney Laura Adshead.
January 8, 2013 |
MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. - For the first time in her life, Marion Johnston says she feels old. The petite, red-haired 80-year-old retired school secretary, who uses a walker to get around, is still adjusting to her surroundings as one of the newest residents at the Bristal Assisted Living retirement community. She moved in last month after the howling winds and rising floodwaters of Hurricane Sandy destroyed her Long Island waterfront condominium. Johnston had often thought about moving out of her home, but Sandy "was the straw that broke the camel's back.
October 28, 2012 |
Marvin I. Block, 79, a Philadelphia commercial lawyer who specialized in real estate and condominium law, died Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Block, who lived in the Northeast Philadelphia for 48 years, died from complications of lung disease, said his son, Gary Block. Mr. Block was a member of the Zarwin Baum law firm for nine years. He represented numerous condominium associations and also developed condominiums in South Jersey. He served as an assistant attorney general and special assistant attorney general for Pennsylvania's professional licensing boards.
October 28, 2012 |
Marvin I. Block, 79, a Philadelphia commercial lawyer who specialized in real estate and condominium law, died Thursday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Block, who lived in the Northeast Philadelphia for 48 years, died from complications of lung disease, said his son, Gary Block. Mr. Block was a member of the Zarwin Baum law firm for nine years. He represented numerous condominium associations and also developed condominiums in South Jersey. He served as an assistant attorney general and special assistant attorney general for Pennsylvania's professional licensing boards.
August 26, 2011 |
The interior landscape of the Pennsylvania Avenue penthouse condominium belonging to physicians Alfred and Paula Stillman at the Philadelphian is not just a dramatic showplace. It's a warm, vibrant home, full of personality and interest. And Paula Stillman will explain that it's that warmth that led this couple to move from the suburbs to the city. Not that it was obvious from the start. "The first time we saw the space, mostly out of curiosity," Paula says, "it was actually quite depressing.
July 29, 2011 |
The entry hall to Flora Becker's striking Center City condominium at the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton is lined with art. The living room features a handsome Steinway baby grand piano. The kitchen, with its glass backsplash and walnut cabinetry, is a testament to sleek modern efficiency and elegance. But those are mere distractions. The main event asserts itself within seconds: It's the view of Philadelphia's core - City Hall, its courtyard, William Penn and his hat, and a skyscape that simply will not be ignored.