April 26, 2016
At the Convention Centers Conventions expecting 500 or more to attend. Date Attendance 2016 Hero Conference2 Apr. 24-26 1,000 Habitat for Humanity Annual Luncheon3 Apr. 26 1,500 Philly I-Day3 Apr. 28 800 PA Bar Institute: Employment Law Institute 20163 Apr. 28-29 500 Congress ICFSR 20163 Apr. 28-30 700 Broad Street...
December 8, 2015 |
The half-built, two-story duplex is tucked on a small lane in Cinnaminson, close to a woods adjacent to the Delaware River. It has walls, and its roof was installed last week. But the house still needs siding and windows, and more critically, two veterans willing to move in with their families and to assume an interest-free mortgage that is less than the average rental payment. Habitat for Humanity of Burlington County recently hung an American flag from a utility pole on the front lawn, as if to drive the point home.
November 29, 2015 |
Habitat for Humanity of Burlington County has received a low-interest $420,000 loan from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to purchase the building that houses its administrative offices and its ReStore center in Maple Shade. EDA chief executive officer Melissa Orsen held a press event at the center this week to raise awareness of the financing that the EDA offers to small businesses and nonprofits. "Organizations like Habitat for Humanity serve a dual purpose in our state's economy," Orsen said in a statement.
November 21, 2015
A Nov. 9 article about the Cira Green plaza mischaracterized the ownership of a 25,000-square-foot parcel of land behind 30th Street Station. It is owned by Amtrak. A story Friday about the donation of a Norristown home to Habitat for Humanity misstated the purchase price of the home by businessman Lenny Bazemore. It was $45,000.
November 21, 2015 |
Lenny Bazemore remembers heating pots of water on the stove to fill the bathtub. He remembers waiting his turn and bathing in dirty water. He remembers hunger. He remembers poverty. "We didn't have much, but we had love, we had family," Bazemore said. "We didn't have much, but we had each other. " On Thursday, Bazemore, 46, now a successful businessman, sought to honor the family of his childhood best friend, who lived across the street in Norristown. He had purchased the family's home after the parents died, planning to flip it for a profit.
August 25, 2015 |
Birds' numbers have plunged sharply over the last half-century. Loss of habitat, damage from predators, and widespread use of aerial pesticides that kill their insect diet decimated the populations of common nighthawks and chimney swifts in New Jersey and across the birds' breeding range in the United States and Canada. The numbers of both have dropped by about 2 percent a year since 1966, based on bird counts in designated tracts, according to the North American Breeding Bird Survey.
July 15, 2015 |
Ronald L. Martin, 67, of Tabernacle, executive editor of the Burlington County Times from 1996 to 2008, died of cancer Saturday, July 11, at Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice in Mount Holly. Steve Todd, the newspaper's general manager since 2010, who had first met Mr. Martin at the Willingboro paper in the 1970s, said, "He was a true local community journalist. " "He was a great leader in the newsroom," Todd added. Beyond the newsroom, Todd said, "he was one of the directors for the Ellis Family Foundation . . . created by Shirley Ellis, one of the owners of the newspaper.
June 28, 2015 |
Outfitted with high ceilings, circles of furniture, and stacks of appliances and construction material, Habitat for Humanity's newest store was already a bustling place moments after Friday's grand opening. In the words of Corinne O'Connell, associate executive director of Habitat Philadelphia, the 17,000-square-foot store, housed in a nondescript, one-story building on Washington Avenue, is "Five Below meets Home Depot. " "We have everything but the clothes you wear and the mattress you sleep on," she said.
March 24, 2015 |
They came with paint brushes, steel wool, and brawn. But what really got to Robert Sheppard - what made him cry in front of his wife for the first time in almost never - had to be the love. A dozen Samaritans soldiered into Sheppard's Oxford Circle rowhouse Sunday and attacked the shabby abode with fixer-upper resolve. Sheppard and his wife were barely making it in blue-collar retirement; the workers hoped this kindness would help. The 82-year-old Korean War veteran watched the workers and smiled, even while drawing breath from the oxygen tank that has made him feel less and less like the man he once was. He cracked jokes about the Eagles, about the time he ruined his knees by falling two decks on a Navy ship, and how the family never really took vacations and that was all right.
November 24, 2014 |
When he created a natural habitat on the acre surrounding his Cape May County home, Mike Crewe didn't know he'd be summoned to court to answer for it. His Lower Township property had become a kind of oasis amid the area's manicured lawns, a colorful meadow for monarch butterflies, native bees, and other species of wildlife. Its native grasses, seed- and berry-laden plants, and nectar-bearing flowers such as milkweed provided a feast and a rest stop. So Crewe, program director of the New Jersey Audubon Society's Cape May Bird Observatory, was disappointed by the reaction of neighbors who complained about his unmowed grounds to the municipality, which cited him for code violations last winter.