August 22, 1996 |
Mayor Rendell applauds for Flyers owner Ed Snider during the ribbon-cutting for CoreStates Center last night. Snider was the driving force behind the new arena, situated next to what is now called the CoreStates Spectrum and on the site of the long-gone JFK Stadium in South Philadelphia.
June 21, 1990 |
With emotional speeches and supportive hugs, the Delaware Valley Vietnam Veterans opened their new Outreach Center Saturday in the Levittown Shopping Center. The new center will provide services for veterans of all eras, from help with medical and insurance claims to job training. Several years ago, veterans Al Newsham of Levittown and Jesse Hill of Bristol thought of opening a place in Bucks County where veterans could get help with problems. Their inspiration was Ed Lowry, the head of the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service Center, which has helped 40,000 veterans since it opened in February 1981.
June 18, 1993 |
What better excuse for a party than the new $523 million, 1.3-million- square-foot Pennsylvania Convention Center? Next weekend's opening is part of an 11-day wingding called Welcome America! that includes festivities related to the center's debut (ribbon- cutting by Vice President Gore) as well as the Freedom Festival, the city's Fourth of July celebration, highlighted by the presentation of the Philadelphia Liberty Medal (by President Clinton to Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk)
March 14, 1991 |
Delaware County officials say they are "moving ahead on schedule" on the proposed $10 million emergency communications center. The County Council on Tuesday approved a contract for a new roof for the Watkins Building in the Fair Acres complex near Media. The work will set the stage for the $1.2 million renovation of the Watkins structure to house the new center, which will become a central communications network for most of the county's municipalities. The price tag for equipment alone is projected at $7 million to $9 million, to be financed by a bond issue and funds from the proposed 911 emergency telephone system, county officials said.
January 10, 1988 |
The trickle-down effect of Chester County's development has reached the driver's license photo center in West Chester, which last week moved to a new site and beginning in July will have expanded hours. For eight years the photo center had been in the Borough Hall, until its closing Dec. 31. It had been open Thursday and Friday and last year served about 200 people each day, according to Stephen Fister, state manager for the Pennsylvania Industries for the Blind and Handicapped, a nonprofit company that contracts with the state to run the 114 photo license centers in Pennsylvania.
January 19, 1992 |
James Bryson is a charmer. He has a laugh that is warm and fluffy like popcorn. You hear it once and you want to hear it again. He is disarmingly honest. "I concentrated too much on my social life last year," he will say. He walks out of a basketball locker room wearing a goofy hat and a wide smile and little kids who barely reach his kneecaps stick to him as if he's wearing Velcro. If you know James Bryson, you will like him. Unless, maybe, you were his coach for the last two years.
July 15, 1989 |
Acting to fill what officials called a longstanding need, the federal government yesterday dedicated an information and assistance center for retired government workers in the Philadelphia area, the first such office east of the Mississippi. Until yesterday, said Robert S. Ohl, a Social Security Administration official who coordinated work on the new center, the more than 70,000 retired federal workers in the Philadelphia area and South Jersey had no central source of benefits information.
June 12, 1991 |
Chester County yesterday cleared a legal hurdle in its plans to build a $48 million county services center in West Goshen Township when a judge refused to stop the county Board of Commissioners from awarding the first contract for the project. John L. Philips, an electrical contractor, had asked Chester County Court to stop the county from making an award Tuesday for landscaping and other "site work. " Philips contended the county had violated state law by improperly lumping together, into the same bid package, the landscaping, paving, and electrical work needed to be completed before the erection of the building begins.
September 20, 1987 |
Abington Township may soon be a home base for one of five county centers that will process suspected drunken drivers in eastern Montgomery County. In the next two weeks, the county hopes to lease a site at 1822 Old York Rd. that formerly housed Ciliberto Tailoring. The centers were proposed two years ago, and are a joint effort of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, the county District Attorney's and Sheriff's Offices, and the county Police Department. If the centers are approved by the county solicitor's office, each will be staffed by two county sheriff's deputies.
January 19, 1988 |
It was a half hour after 76ers' practice had formally ended yesterday, but Mike Gminski was still on the court at St. Joseph's, listening intently to assistant coach Fred Carter and working on his pivot moves. Most of the other Sixers had wandered off one by one to shower, change and head out into the foggy, gray day of rest, all except Charles Barkley. Barkley sat on the sideline, feet propped up and a half-smile on his face as he watched Gminski stop, turn, shoot; stop, turn shoot.