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August 22, 1996 | YONG KIM/DAILY NEWS
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.
NEWS
June 21, 1990 | By David Gallagher, Special to The Inquirer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 1993 | By Anita Myette, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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)
NEWS
March 14, 1991 | By Forrest L. Black, Special to The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
January 10, 1988 | By Shelly Phillips, Special to The Inquirer
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.
SPORTS
January 19, 1992 | By Diane Pucin, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 24, 2014 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - In an event seen as symbolic of Atlantic City's future, city and state officials, as well as the head of gambling giant Caesars Entertainment Inc., signed the final steel beam Wednesday to top Harrah's new $126 million conference center. Caesars Entertainment chief executive officer Gary Loveman said the project, due for completion in August, reflected his company's continuing commitment to Atlantic City, even as four casinos - including Caesars' own Showboat - have closed, and a fifth teeters on the brink.
NEWS
June 12, 1991 | By Richard A. Oppel Jr., Special to The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
July 15, 1989 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
September 20, 1987 | By S.E. Siebert, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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October 24, 2014 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - In an event seen as symbolic of Atlantic City's future, city and state officials, as well as the head of gambling giant Caesars Entertainment Inc., signed the final steel beam Wednesday to top Harrah's new $126 million conference center. Caesars Entertainment chief executive officer Gary Loveman said the project, due for completion in August, reflected his company's continuing commitment to Atlantic City, even as four casinos - including Caesars' own Showboat - have closed, and a fifth teeters on the brink.
BUSINESS
October 24, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
On its first day open to the shopping public, Century 21's new Philadelphia department store was hopping Thursday with a curious lunchtime crowd of men and women, young millennials with dyed hair, mothers pushing baby strollers and masculine sports fans in Eagles jackets and caps. And the high price tags for some luxury items on offer in the old Strawbridge & Clothier building at 8th and Market Streets didn't seem to scare anyone away. At the Century 21 entrance inside the Gallery mall, Carol Goodlett wandered in to inspect the store's designer sunglasses, jewelry, gloves, perfume, and handbags, like a Dolce & Gabbana gold sequined clutch for $1,998 and a Prada handbag for $1,469.
NEWS
September 20, 2014 | By Joe Dolinsky, Inquirer Staff Writer
Liberty is not free. It's fragile, and it occasionally needs to be updated. To that end, Old City's National Liberty Museum on Thursday unveiled a new welcome center that bridges the gap between its exhibits and the concepts it promotes. Since 2000, it has been tasked with conveying a lofty ideal - "liberty" - in a historical district flush with museums, national landmarks, and other attractions. Gwen Borowsky, the museum's CEO, said the Welcome to Liberty Gallery would help visitors understand the museum's mission.
NEWS
June 12, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
ON AN ICY Christmas night in 1776, George Washington led his troops across the Delaware River to secure America's independence and to fight unfair taxation. Yesterday, Philadelphia 76ers CEO Scott O'Neil flexed the franchise's freedom to find tax breaks, announcing that the team and its employees will cross the river to the Camden waterfront to open a new headquarters and a state-of-the-art, 120,000-square-foot practice center by June 2016, thanks to $82 million in tax credits approved by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority Board.
NEWS
June 6, 2014 | By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer
The piano had no use. Someone hauled the beat-up piano into a big trash bin parked at a nursing home in Germantown, then took off. The woman had no memory. Sometimes, her son had to remind her to change her clothes or turn off the gas stove after cooking. But when the piano came into the life of the 79-year-old mother, magic happened, not only for her, but for all the seniors at the NewCourtland LIFE Center in North Philadelphia. The story begins two years ago with R. Max Kent.
BUSINESS
May 15, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
The union that represents casino workers in Atlantic City has for years been experimenting with ways to reduce health-care costs for its members while improving results. The latest effort is a primary-care center opened this year in Atlantic City by Unite Here Health, a national labor-management trust fund that provides health benefits to 20,000 Unite Here Local 54 members and dependents. The center, which had its grand opening Tuesday, has three physicians and a nurse-practitioner.
NEWS
May 8, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
After more than a decade of pleas, talks, threats, and work stoppages, the Convention Center board on Tuesday unanimously approved work rules supporters say will attract more big shows to the underused, taxpayer-built showplace. The substantially altered rules are meant to make it easier to fill hotels and restaurants with free-spending conventioneers. That is a vision, heretofore unmet, on which a generation of Philadelphia's leaders have bet Center City's economic future. The board's action created a rift - noteworthy in a town that has long considered itself rock-ribbed union - among the six unions that represent the 500 or so workers at the Convention Center on any given day. Four unions have signed on to the altered work rules.
NEWS
January 16, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
OLD CITY Citing the growing number of women in the military, officials on Tuesday opened Philadelphia's first center to provide services specifically for women veterans. With some military officials and female veterans on hand, officials cut the ribbon at the Women Veterans Center at the Veterans Multi-Service Center on North Fourth Street in Old City before about 50 people. Women's center coordinator Aronda Smith, an Army veteran who served in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm, hailed the new facility as a place of opportunity and support for women vets.
NEWS
January 13, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA A 48-inch water main broke Saturday morning, flooding the parking lot of a newly developed North Philadelphia shopping plaza and causing an 80-by-60-foot cave-in, officials said. Multiple stores in Bakers Centre, which cost $58 million to build on the 3400 block of Fox Street in an industrial area and onetime food desert, were closed Saturday after 13 million gallons of water gushed through. The main broke about 4:30 a.m., and Philadelphia Water Department workers arrived to shut the pipe down by 6:20, spokesman John DiGiulio said.
NEWS
January 7, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
MOORESTOWN Carved from a high school gymnasium built in 1934, the township recreation center will reopen Monday with a new look and many more programs after a $600,000 renovation. The three-story red-brick building was shuttered over the summer so the aging gym floor, air-conditioning, and mechanical systems could be upgraded. New offices and a police substation now occupy the upper floors. After a fire destroyed the Town Hall more than six years ago, officials had considered replacing the recreation center and adjacent town library as part of the rebuilding plan.
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