April 2, 2015
The material of the slab that seals the grave of Elva Parker was misidentified in an article Tuesday. It is granite.
February 16, 2015 |
The escalators still buzz up and down in the Granite Run Mall, but passengers are rare. The water trickling out of a fountain is the loudest noise in its center lobby, echoing off the glass of empty storefronts. Just 30 of 125 stores are occupied in the once-bustling Delaware County mall. Although its business has dropped in recent years, that's not the only explanation for the vacancies: The property is headed for major change. The best way to turn around the struggling mall, according to its owners, is to demolish it. What was once a classic suburban mall will be reborn as something more classically urban.
September 29, 2014 |
At one point during the chaos and carnage of D-Day, the USS Frankford sailed so close to Omaha Beach that it scraped bottom. The destroyer's big guns blasted German machine-gun positions and helped pinned-down GIs advance on June 6, 1944, when all seemed lost. Tom Potts, then a teenager from Moorestown, was manning an antiaircraft gun on the Frankford's deck amid the cacophony of fire - and lost most of his hearing that day 70 years ago. After numerous surgeries and hearing aids, the now-89-year-old from Upper Pittsgrove, Salem County, still has trouble following conversations and is among four million disabled service members who returned home with the lingering effects of war. Next Sunday, all of them will be honored with the dedication of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington.
September 25, 2013 |
BET Investments, the real estate investment group owned by Toll Bros. cofounder Bruce E. Toll, plans "a walkable mixed-use project" at what is now Granite Run Mall after the firm's successful bid of $24 million for the shopping center near Media. "We are very excited about the deal and its possibilities," said Michael Markman, president of BET Investments, in Horsham. New York-based Rockwood Realty Advisors conducted the sale. Banks represented by CW Capital Management foreclosed on Granite Run in 2011 after national mall owner Simon Property Group and partner Macerich Co. stopped paying interest on $115 million they had borrowed to buy the place, figuring it wasn't worth that much anymore.
February 23, 2013 |
Five years ago, you couldn't tour a house with granite countertops in the kitchen and not hear about it. The real estate agent would proclaim its attributes, and you, as a prospective homeowner, would feel confident that those speckled surfaces were the best. Granite has been the showstopper for years, dazzling with its glossy appearance and high performance. But as more surface materials take center stage, the rock star of countertops is sharing the spotlight with materials that flaunt a hipper vibe: concrete, zinc, bamboo, even glass.
January 26, 2013 |
Our Jan. 11 entry about a hairline crack in a countertop brought some expert advice and more questions, proving once more that one should never take anything for granite. The hairline crack under discussion was about 22 inches long, and was in front of the sink. The countertops are five years old, and the installer is out of business. Marty Jensen of Blue Bell spent 44 years in the granite business, and, though retired, troubleshoots for trade organizations. He said the crack may be the result of a natural fissure or could be a pressure crack caused by the method of installation.
January 12, 2013 |
Question: I had granite countertops installed in the kitchen about five years ago by Riya Imports L.L.C. in Monroe Township, N.J. There is a hairline crack about 22 inches long in front of the sink. I tried reaching the installer, but it apparently is out of business. No help was available at either Home Depot or Lowe's, or at other granite suppliers. Is there anything you can suggest other than replacing it, which is too expensive? Answer: I tried calling Riya, and the number was no longer in service.
November 23, 2012 |
Question: We recently installed new granite tile countertops and backsplash in our kitchen. We are noticing that if we place a wet object on the countertop, the granite is stained in that area. Most of the time it fades in a few days, but lately, we are noticing the dark stains staying longer. Is there any way to remove these or to prevent them in the first place? Answer: We have granite countertops and don't have this problem, so I can only tell you what other readers tell me. Most water stains are only a temporary problem.
January 10, 2012 |
MANCHESTER, N.H. - The students in Mr. Walsh's government and politics class at Franklin High School south of Boston were up well before the crack of dawn on Monday. By 7:30, after two hours on a bus, they were eating breakfast at Moe Joe's Family Retreat, waiting to meet GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul. By 8 a.m., they'd been sucked into a political vortex and spit out the other side. It was exactly what they'd hoped for. "All of a sudden, there were all the lights," said John Weich, 18. The 76-year-old Texas congressman materialized at his table in a crush of cameras, a delicious crumb surrounded by ravenous ants.
August 30, 2011 |
DOVER, N.H. - When it comes to the politics of 2012, New Hampshire is a state of uncertainty. From Keene to Dover, voters are largely unenthusiastic about President Obama, but they're not crazy about the Republican challengers either. Folks here routinely say they're fed up with everyone and don't know what to do when they vote next year. "The candidates all say what people want to hear, and then nothing gets done," said Debbie Babineau, a Lebanon property manager.