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May 25, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
The New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division will hear arguments June 6 on whether municipalities have an obligation to zone for affordable-housing units that they did not allow between 1999 and 2015. A panel of judges is scheduled to convene that day at the Old Courthouse in Mount Holly, built in 1794 and modeled on Congress Hall in Philadelphia. A ruling could affect by tens of thousands the number of affordable-housing units the state's 565 municipalities must zone for in the decade ahead under the state Supreme Court's Mount Laurel rulings.
BUSINESS
May 20, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
The team behind the Ridge Flats residential project in East Falls has boosted the number of apartment units in the development, to cover increased costs resulting from an additional road access point into the building that was required of the developers. David Grasso and Onion Flats Architecture were scheduled to present their revised design for the 4300 Ridge Ave. project, which also includes ground-floor retail space, to the East Falls Community Council on Wednesday. The new plan calls for a six-story building with 206 units, compared with the five-story, 147-unit project proposed in 2014, according to Howard Steinberg, an Onion Flats co-owner.
NEWS
May 18, 2016
3,915 First-quarter home sales in Philadelphia in 2016. 28% Increase over first-quarter sales from 2015. $143,000 Median sale price of a single-family home in Philadelphia. $117,500 Median sale price of a single-family home in Philadelphia one year ago.
REAL_ESTATE
May 16, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Staff Writer
Population: 4,872 (2013) Median household income: $61,681 Area: 1 square mile Settlements in the last three months: 8 (5 in Montgomery, 3 in Bucks). Homes for sale: 7 Average days on market: 78 in Bucks; 27 in Montgomery Median sale price: $232,000, Bucks; $239,000, Montgomery Housing stock: 1,977 units, from the 1860s to new construction School district: Souderton Area SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau; Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors HomExpert Market Report
NEWS
May 15, 2016 | By Robert Calandra, For The Inquirer
When George Badame started complaining about stomach pain after a big Italian Easter dinner three years ago, his wife, Mary, chalked it up to a little agita. He vomited that night, and his stomach still hurt the next morning. The couple figured he had a virus, and Mary went to work as usual. Back at their South Philadelphia home by midafternoon, she found George on the bedroom floor shivering. Less than 24 hours after Easter dinner, he was in the intensive-care unit at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
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