July 7, 1987 |
About 90 people showed up at a Cherry Hill Planning Board meeting last night to discuss a controversial proposal that would permit professional offices in residential zones along five major roads. The board took no action on the proposal last night. The board, which must make a recommendation to the Township Council, is considering whether to allow offices on portions of Springdale Road south of Route 70; Route 70 in Erlton; Greentree Road between Route 70 and Springdale Road; Kings Highway south of Route 70, and Haddonfield-Berlin Road from the Tavistock housing development to the border with Haddonfield.
October 26, 1998 |
While many businesspeople worry about computers and the year 2000, Gretchen Edwards gets anxious about people in the year 2015 and beyond. Edwards, who is the head of Interior Design Inc., based in Telford, says that while people are living longer, they will not necessarily live better. Getting around becomes more difficult, and not enough homes and buildings are constructed with that in mind. After studying nursing and then art and design, Edwards married and raised a family.
April 24, 1988 |
The Marple Township Zoning Hearing Board on Wednesday asked solicitor Robert J. Levis to determine whether counseling families of substance abusers is considered a profession. Patricia Brittingham asked the board for permission to use part of her residence at 2225 West Chester Pike as a professional office. Zoning ordinances in Marple allow professionals to operate offices from their homes if they reside there. Two of Brittingham's neighbors objected to her request. One of them was Kathy Boas, who owns the property next door, at 16 Ferguson Ave. She theorized that crime could go up if people who have substance-abuse problems were in the area.
August 1, 1991 |
From the driveway, the house is reminiscent of an 18th-century country manor, something from a guidebook to the great homes of Britain. Classical columns mark the main entrance to this grand residence. To one side is a stable yard. In the rear are a formal patio and gardens. And all of it is surrounded by woods. But this estate is in Middletown Township, not Britain. And while the exterior has the look of the 1700s, the interior - with an entertainment area, a conference center, family living space, a swimming pool and an exercise room - is decidedly contemporary.
July 15, 1993 |
Among the 1,500 entrants in Home Office Computing magazine's "Most Disorganized Home Office" contest was a man who wrote that he couldn't send in a photograph, as required by the rules, because his camera was lost in the mess on his desk. He drew a picture instead. Two entrants submitted their entries on toilet paper, claiming it was the only clean paper they could find. Two others said their wives had threatened divorce if they didn't get organized, and another said his wife had already split for that reason.
February 3, 2011 |
After more than 51/2 hours of deliberations Wednesday, a Chester County court jury convicted a Strafford man of running a narcotics mill from his Tredyffrin Township home office. Richard A. Brown, 67, was found guilty of all 16 counts of illicit drug sales by the jury of seven men and five women. Brown, who has battled the joint prosecution by the offices of the state attorney general and the Chester County district attorney for 31/2 years, watched without showing any emotion as the verdict was read.
March 24, 1992 |
In an important case for large numbers of taxpayers who work part time at home, the Supreme Court agreed yesterday to decide when the expenses of home offices may be deducted on federal income tax returns. A worried Internal Revenue Service is protesting recent rulings that allowed such deductions even for taxpayers who spend most of their working time outside their homes. Those decisions, the IRS told the justices, "have vastly expanded the class of taxpayers eligible to claim a deduction for home-office expenses.
July 27, 1989 |
The best part of starting an office at home isn't the commuting time saved or the freedom to be your own boss. The best part is filling your electronic cottage with all the latest high-tech gadgets. To a large extent, the burgeoning home office phenomenon exists because of the emergence of powerful and affordable electronic office equipment. With the right tools, you can do virtually anything in your bedroom or den that you used to do in a skyscraper. COMPUTERS, TYPEWRITERS AND WORD PROCESSORS.
June 18, 2010 |
HARRISBURG ? Federal agents this morning raided the home and district office of Sen. Minority Leader Robert J. Mellow (D., Lackawanna), federal authorities have confirmed. It is unclear what time the raid occurred and what was taken from the two locations. FBI special agent Frank Burton Jr. would say only: "Based on an ongoing joint federal investigation into alleged illegal activities of Sen. Robert Mellow, those search warrants were executed this morning. " Mellow could not be reached for immediate comment.
May 12, 1991 |
A proposed zoning change in Washington Township may make it easier for doctors, lawyers and other professionals to open offices in their own houses. At the same time, officials said, the new zoning designation would prohibit subsequent owners of a property from converting it to an unintended use. During a recent meeting, the Washington Township Planning Board adopted the new O-1 zoning category and assigned it to 19 parcels of land, which previously were designated either highway commercial or residential.