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February 5, 2016 | By Dana DiFilippo, Staff Writer
A SEPTA train has hit a disabled taxi on the tracks in Conshohocken, but there are no reports of serious injuries. The collision occurred at 6:25 a.m. on the Manayunk/Norristown Line, just south of Poplar Street between the Conshohocken and Spring Mill stations, SEPTA spokeswoman Heather Redfern said. Two people suffered minor head injuries, she said. Fifty-five people were aboard the train, and the car was empty, Redfern said. Service – suspended while police investigated – resumed at 8:40 a.m., Redfern said.
BUSINESS
October 6, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Conshohocken By the Numbers Population: 7,867 (2012). Median income: $65,521 (2012). Area: One square mile. Settlements in the last three months: 53. Homes for sale: 55. Days on market: 35. Median price: $285,000. Housing stock: Industrial-era rowhouses, new townhouses, and apartments, with a trend toward single-family. School district: Colonial. SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau; City-Data.com; area real estate agents
NEWS
December 1, 2012 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before a development boom spurred a restaurant renaissance in Conshohocken, Totaro's was a beacon in the borough's foodie dark ages. It was serving what critics hailed as superb Italian food in a friendly neighborhood setting before the Montgomery County community changed from a mill town to a nexus of office parks, hotels, and apartments near the Schuylkill Expressway and the Blue Route. "It was our Cheers," said longtime customer Beth Holmes of Lafayette Hill, referring to the Boston-tavern setting of the old TV show.
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August 29, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
For years, Conshohocken has owned not one, but two valuable properties that sat mostly vacant, even as it rented office space for its staff. This month, the borough is rectifying that problem, with one of the buildings opening as a new borough hall and police station, and the other undergoing a market analysis to see if it might be turned into a bed and breakfast or event venue, or put to some other use. The progress was years in the making and...
NEWS
May 21, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Public relations and advertising firm DDCworks has moved its headquarters from Conshohocken into a 5,000-square-foot space in the Cast Iron Building at 718 Arch Street, the company said Thursday. The 48-year-old company moved to Center City to take advantage of the area's business and networking opportunities, chief executive officer Mike Diccicco said in the release. The company employs 12 at the site, with plans to hire three more in the coming weeks, it said. jadelman@phillynews.com 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman  
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February 15, 2013 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
A WEST Conshohocken steelworker has sued his employer and the board of trustees of the Steelworkers Health and Welfare Fund for denying insurance coverage to the his husband. The same-sex couple filed the suit in federal court Monday against the board and ArcelorMittal USA, a Chicago-based company that operates the Conshohocken steel mill where Bryce Ginther works as an industrial electrician. Ginther, 54, married his partner of seven years, Kit Kineef, on May 15 in New York.
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October 28, 2012 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
A fire claimed the life of a 71-year-old woman and injured her husband when it tore through their Conshohocken home Saturday afternoon, police said. Firefighters and police were dispatched about 3:30 p.m. Saturday to 367 Roberts Ave. in the Conshohocken section of Whitemarsh Township, according to a press release from Whitemarsh Township Police Chief Mike Beaty. They found James Conicello, 70, at the rear of the home with burn injuries, "while extensive fire was engulfing the entire structure," the release says.
BUSINESS
August 28, 2014 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The drug wholesaler AmerisourceBergen Corp., which is - and will remain - headquartered in Chesterbrook, said Tuesday that it would add at least 185 employees during the next three years in Conshohocken. No. 28 on the Fortune 500 list of America's biggest companies, AmerisourceBergen's revenue increased 38.5 percent to $30.3 billion in the quarter ending June 30 compared with the same period a year earlier, primarily because of a 2013 deal to supply Walgreen drugstores and British-based Alliance Boots.
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April 28, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
For years, Malvern Prep operated its rowing program out of two used truck trailers parked next to a landfill, all the while dreaming of some day having its own boathouse. "I remember thinking at the time that it would be a great spot to film an urban horror movie," recalled William P. "Tip" O'Neill Jr., emeritus trustee at the all-male school. As a step up, the team moved to a warehouse. Better, but no running water and 150 yards from the river - not a short walk when carrying boats.
NEWS
January 18, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
James J. Neve, 92, of Lafayette Hill, a Conshohocken businessman, died of heart failure Monday, Jan. 14, at his home. In 1936, Mr. Neve started J.J. Neve Coal & Fuel Co. He served as its owner-operator before retiring in 1980. Under Mr. Neve, the business expanded to encompass an iron and steel trucking warehouse and storage facility, and an iron ore unloading facility. The consolidated firm, James J. Neve Inc., is now run by Mr. Neve's son Joseph A. It is a warehousing, unloading, and distribution center for railway cargo.
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August 8, 2016
Alexandra Ulkus and Andrew Harder June 11, 2016, in Conshohocken Hello there There she was, like most workday mornings: The beautiful woman with the lovely smile who took the same train to Center City and worked one floor above him at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Andy wanted to speak to her - he had wanted to for six weeks - but never had the nerve. The train made its usual screeching stop at Suburban Station and the woman headed for the doors. But this chilly morning in February 2013, a lone glove remained on her seat.
BUSINESS
July 12, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
Back in the 1860s, before there was a Sun Oil Co. , Philadelphia was home to a disruptive, fast-growing petroleum sector, including the industrial-lubricants firm now known as Houghton International Inc. Houghton is still here, along with publicly traded rival Quaker Chemical Co. of Conshohocken. Houghton boss Michael Shannon says they're "like Villanova and St. Joe's," friendly neighborhood rivals. But the business - and its owners - have left petroleum behind and gone profoundly international.
BUSINESS
July 2, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
HealthRight L.L.C., of Conshohocken, has agreed to acquire HealthNext L.L.C., a Philadelphia company that offers employers roadmaps for reducing health-care costs, HealthRight said Thursday. The price was not disclosed, but John Palumbo, chief executive of HealthRight, which provides consumer health services online, estimated the combined value of the two companies at $100 million. Together, the two firms have 200 employees, Palumbo said. He said HealthNext's principals will become part of senior management at HealthRight.
BUSINESS
May 25, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Commercial real estate services firm Marcus & Millichap is moving its main Philadelphia office from Conshohocken to Center City, where it will lease 10,000 square feet in the One Commerce Square building at 2005 Market St. The Calabasas, Calif.-based company, which is vacating an 8,700-square-foot space in Conshohocken, will also open a new 2,100-square-foot office at 308 E. Lancaster Ave. in Wynnewood, it said in an e-mail Monday. The expansion will allow the company to boost its head count from 60 to about 100 staffers.
NEWS
May 21, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Public relations and advertising firm DDCworks has moved its headquarters from Conshohocken into a 5,000-square-foot space in the Cast Iron Building at 718 Arch Street, the company said Thursday. The 48-year-old company moved to Center City to take advantage of the area's business and networking opportunities, chief executive officer Mike Diccicco said in the release. The company employs 12 at the site, with plans to hire three more in the coming weeks, it said. jadelman@phillynews.com 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman  
NEWS
April 30, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
B. Herbert Lee, 92, a businessman and philanthropist and grandson of the founder of the former Lee Tire & Rubber Co., died of respiratory failure Tuesday, April 19, at Waverly Heights in Gladwyne. Mr. Lee lived in Haverford and Bryn Mawr before retiring to Waverly Heights in 2008. He also maintained a winter home in Delray Beach, Fla. His family was once well-known as the largest employer in Conshohocken, according to the records of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. His grandfather J. Ellwood Lee created the tire manufacturing operation in 1912 as a spin-off from his J. Ellwood Lee Chemical Co., a maker of medical supplies that merged with Johnson & Johnson in 1905.
NEWS
February 5, 2016
For the second time Wednesday, a train struck an unoccupied vehicle stuck on tracks in Montgomery County, authorities said. Shortly before 6 p.m., a Conrail train struck a car on a track crossing on Waverly Road near River Road in Lower Merion, a county dispatcher said. The occupants of the car got out in time and no one was hurt. Early Wednesday morning, a SEPTA commuter train struck an unoccupied taxi in Conshohocken. Two people on the train suffered minor injuries. - Robert Moran  
NEWS
February 5, 2016 | By Dana DiFilippo, Staff Writer
A SEPTA train has hit a disabled taxi on the tracks in Conshohocken, but there are no reports of serious injuries. The collision occurred at 6:25 a.m. on the Manayunk/Norristown Line, just south of Poplar Street between the Conshohocken and Spring Mill stations, SEPTA spokeswoman Heather Redfern said. Two people suffered minor head injuries, she said. Fifty-five people were aboard the train, and the car was empty, Redfern said. Service – suspended while police investigated – resumed at 8:40 a.m., Redfern said.
BUSINESS
January 10, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
An affiliate of Maguire Hayden Real Estate Co. has paid $98.4 million for the 300 Four Falls office building in West Conshohocken, according to Cozen O'Connor, which represented the buyer in the deal. Maguire Hayden closed Friday on the seven-story, 298,482-square-foot property, Cozen O'Connor said in a release. The property is the biggest Class A office buiding in the West Conshohocken market, it said. The building was sold by a consortium of investors whose interests in the property were managed by National Asset Services of Los Angeles, Cozen O'Connor said.
NEWS
January 7, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
The company formerly known as Hersha Hospitality Management has acquired the Residence Inn Philadelphia Conshohocken hotel from a partnership involving Brandywine Realty Trust for $26.5 million. HHM, as it is now known, bought the 137-room Marriott hotel to take advantage of Conshohocken's growing business community, the company said in a release Tuesday. Brandywine announced the sale of the hotel, in the Tower Bridge development, earlier in the day. The Radnor-based developer said it will net $6.1 million from its 50 percent stake in the property after debt repayment and other costs.
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