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June 15, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. 'Nice town, friendly people. " That's how Maple Shade sees itself - it's the official motto of this Burlington County community. And you'll get no argument from most folks, residents or not. Larry O. Blinn, of Century 21 Alliance in Moorestown, who has lived in Maple Shade for 18 years, calls it "family-friendly. " "It may be politically incorrect, but I call it a 'blue-collar town,' " Blinn says.
NEWS
May 17, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Pennsauken printing and packaging firm will receive $34 million in tax credits to relocate to and expand in neighboring Camden. Approved Friday morning, the deal for Contemporary Graphic Solutions is another by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to help bring economic activity to the city. The company plans to also spend about $7.5 million in capital investment and add 56 full-time positions to its current staff of 170, according to a project summary with the agency.
BUSINESS
April 6, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities.   It might have been sunny enough Wednesday to lure a few homeowners with rakes into their front yards, but for Grace Metzinger and Joyce Hines it was business as usual in the basement of the Rockledge Municipal Building at Huntingdon Pike and Robbins Avenue. Metzinger, the borough's manager for the last seven years, and Hines, its administrative assistant, spent the day, as they always do, sweating the details that make things run efficiently in this Montgomery County community tucked into 0.3 square miles between Fox Chase and Abington.
NEWS
February 26, 2015 | Jan Hefler
The Pop Shop, a brightly decorated soda fountain and eatery that created a sensation when it opened in Collingswood a decade ago, is opening its second location in downtown Medford on Saturday. The owners have renovated the former Burlington County National Bank, built in 1837, and turned its vault into a soda fountain. The vault's 2,000-pound door displays shiny gears, giving the colorful Pop Shop an added attraction. "What's different from the Collingswood Pop Shop is, this one has two floors and soaring ceilings and four dining rooms," said Connie Correia, one of four owners.
BUSINESS
January 30, 2015 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
As RadioShack and other troubled chains weigh plans for closing stores across the United States, others see an opportunity to grab new locations. "We have a lease" to take over one of the 29 Philadelphia-area RadioShack stores, and are negotiating for others from Boston to Austin, Texas, says Todd Leff , chief executive of Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spas , a 200-store franchise based in Hamilton, N.J. The chain has 35 locations in the Philadelphia area...
BUSINESS
January 19, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities . On the plus side, Weichert Realtors agent Candy Niedoba says, Pennsauken is South Jersey's best-kept secret: a traditionally blue-collar Camden County community with affordable housing that draws a variety of buyers. The still-recovering economy that has stymied the efforts of low- to moderate-income Americans to buy homes has been a boon to this town across the Delaware River, whose unusual name purportedly means tobacco pouch in Leni-Lenape.
BUSINESS
December 29, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities.   Realtor Barbara Mastronardo sums it up this way: "Morton has a multiple personality. " One is the Delaware County municipality, the focus of today's real estate market discussion. The other is Morton the zip code, 19070. As Mastronardo, of Weichert Realtors' Media office, explains, it can muddle the issue for those looking for a house in the borough. "The zip code covers Morton, Rutledge, and parts of Springfield and Ridley, which means that it falls into two school districts, Ridley and Springfield," she says.
NEWS
December 5, 2014
WE ARE hardworking volunteers and spend many hours fighting to maintain the quality of life of the residents south of Packer Avenue that live in our two communities. District 1 comprises 221 residences between 13th and Broad streets, South of Packer Avenue - three blocks from the proposed Live! Casino. District 2 comprises 1,250 residences and is a few blocks farther west, and is already heavily impacted by the traffic that the sports complex generates now. Our convent, rectory, the Mastery Charter Elementary School and Stella Maris Church are within two blocks of 10th and Packer.
BUSINESS
December 3, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Leaving behind a lifetime of memories in a church is never easy. But Ukrainian Catholics in the Philadelphia region, like their Roman Catholic brethren, are contending with dwindling numbers of churchgoers in some parishes, prompting mergers as a way to survive. For two Ukrainian Catholic parishes in Delaware County, merging at a new location next year, the decision to uproot themselves was a little easier to accept because it was made internally by parish councils, rather than ordered by the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia, parishioners said.
BUSINESS
December 1, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in this region's communities. Location has served Spring City well during much of its history. Situated along the Chester County side of the Schuylkill, with Royersford and Montgomery County on the opposite bank, the borough took advantage of the water to become an industrial powerhouse. At one time or another, until recent years, Spring City produced stoves, flags, paper, glass, and cloth. Calling it home were two movie theaters, an amusement park, and horse racing, as well as trolley lines and rail service to Philadelphia and Reading.
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