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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
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.
SPORTS
January 19, 1988 | By Diane Pucin, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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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.
NEWS
January 1, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
COLLEGEVILLE Ursinus College will establish a center for entrepreneurship to help students develop creative projects that cross disciplines and apply what they are learning on the small, liberal arts campus. As part of the effort, the 1,600-student Collegeville college will hold a competition in April to encourage students to develop ideas for a marketable product or service, or that address a social problem. The top prize will be $7,500, plus free housing for the summer so students can carry out their projects.
NEWS
October 29, 2013 | Stu Bykofsky, Daily News Columnist
TEA-BAGGER! Marxist! Racist! Traitor! From the political name-calling you get from the extremes, you'd swear that Americans, politically, are as divided as North and South Korea and have no center. You'd be wrong. Here's the New American Center: * Photo ID at the polls: 75 percent support, 58 percent strongly; * Gun control: 60 percent want background checks and/or stronger gun laws; * Ending affirmative action in hiring and college admissions: 57 percent support; * Path to citizenship for illegal immigrants: 54 percent oppose; * The Constitution can't provide guidance for many modern problems, 54 percent agree; * Religious organizations should have no role in politics: 59 percent agree; * Increase to $10 minimum wage, 67 percent support; * Government assistance (food stamps, welfare, Medicaid)
BUSINESS
September 23, 2013 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The state and city officials and business and labor union representatives who oversee the Convention Center haven't fixed the national problem of too many taxpayer-funded exhibit halls chasing too few big conventions. Nor has the board rewritten the local labor contracts that pit unions protecting workers' hours against exhibitors who want to hook up their own stuff. The center's contracts have been extended into next year. But the center's board is going ahead, almost on schedule, to farm out management of the Center City complex to Conshohocken-based SMG , which beat Comcast affiliate Global Spectrum to get the job. Lawyer Greg Fox , the board's chairman, had hoped to install SMG by Oct. 1. But Gov. Corbett's budget office responded to the draft proposal with a fat file of questions, which Corbett spokesman Jay Pagni wouldn't show me because, he says, they are "pre-decisional.
NEWS
June 15, 2013 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
At a critical moment, with American forces in full retreat, George Washington appeared on horseback to rally his troops and turn the tide against the pursuing British. The Battle of Monmouth - June 28, 1778 - showcased Washington's leadership and the growing effectiveness of the Continental Army after its six-month encampment and drilling at Valley Forge. It will be marked Friday with the opening of an $8.5 million visitor center at Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan, N.J., and, on Saturday and Sunday, with the re-creation of the clash for its 235th anniversary, with nearly 1,000 Revolutionary War reenactors.
NEWS
May 30, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The University of Pennsylvania's law school will launch a center focused on improving the country's criminal justice system with a $15 million gift from a banker and alumnus who spent several years fighting charges in the criminal justice system, the university said this week. Former Credit Suisse Group banker Frank Quattrone was convicted of obstructing a federal probe into Credit Suisse First Boston, but the verdict was overturned on appeal in 2006. The government agreed to drop its case if Quattrone did not break the law for a year.
NEWS
May 12, 2013 | By Jennifer Peltz and Ted Shaffrey, Associated Press
NEW YORK - The World Trade Center's rebirth has long revolved around creating a centerpiece of unsparing symbolism: a skyscraper 1,776 feet tall, its height an homage and a bold statement about looking forward. The new 1 World Trade Center reached that height with the lowering of a silvery spire from a crane on Friday, officially taking its place as a signature of the city's skyline and, with some argument, the nation's tallest tower. After years of waiting for and watching the building's rise, the moment resonated for many, from workers who looked on from the building's roof to visitors on the ground.
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