August 13, 2016 |
The owners of Philadelphia's Buffalo Billiards pub have acquired the former site of the Irish Pol in Old City, according to Michael Barmash of Colliers International, who helped broker the deal. Washington-based Pioneer Ventures LLC paid $800,000 for the two-story, 116-year-old property at 45 S. 3rd St., where another bar is anticipated, Barmash said Thursday. The buyers have previously said they plan something at the site akin to the Fishtown Tavern, in which they also have an interest.
August 7, 2016 |
Cameron Robertson was a young man who stayed out of trouble, graduated college, returned to his hometown of Philadelphia and tutored students, then used his entrepreneurial wits to become a small-business owner. He was also the father of a 3-year-old girl, whom he adored. On Monday afternoon, Robertson, 26, was walking from an auto-body shop near Berkley and Greene Streets in Germantown, on his way back to his own auto-repair shop when someone gunned him down. He was pronounced dead a short while later at Einstein Medical Center.
August 5, 2016 |
Ellen Rose Tecosky Appelbaum, 87, of East Oak Lane, co-owner of the Chestnut Hill Spice Shop and later the owner of Ellen Rose Restaurant in Germantown, died Sunday, July 17, of complications from heart disease at Einstein Medical Center. Mrs. Appelbaum's passion for food was rooted in necessity. At age 11, after the death of her father, she became responsible for her family's meals. Bored by the daily fare she was putting on the table, she reached out to an aunt who had lived in France and had mastered French cuisine.
July 21, 2016
A co-owner of a Collingswood deli was arrested Tuesday morning in the stabbing death of his wife in Salem County. Mitin Singh, 46, was charged with first-degree murder and related offenses, and was being held at Salem County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1 million bail, police said. Singh allegedly stabbed his wife, Seema Singh, 42, in the kitchen of their apartment in Pennsville early Tuesday morning as their three children slept nearby, NJ.com reported. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
July 18, 2016 |
Tia Manon trudged through the swampy cemetery of the old Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, looking for two names belonging to one man. Perry Ringgold was a slave who escaped the South on the Underground Railroad. James Williams was the free man he became after he was harbored by a Quaker family in Exton. According to family lore, this relative of Manon's helped found the East Whiteland church in 1832, but none of the stone markers bore a trace of him, by either name. She did come across one name she recognized, a Reason - William Reason.
July 15, 2016 |
The historic Bucks County inn featured on the hit TV show Hotel Hell is completely off the market, the owner said Thursday. "We never have intended to sell," said Verindar Kaur, owner of The Brick Hotel in Newtown Borough. Kaur had retained SVN Commercial Real Estate in hope of finding someone to operate the hotel and she said she thought a document she signed was to lease the property. It wasn't until she received calls from potential buyers did she understand she signed a sales/lease agreement, she said.
July 14, 2016 |
One dog literally baked to death in the sun and three others suffered extreme neglect all while their Chester owner was on vacation, authorities say. The three young pitbulls that were confiscated by Humane Officers are now recovering, said Justina Calgiano, spokesperson for the Providence Animal Center in Delaware County. On Thursday, the shelter received a call about two dogs left outside for at least two days in brutally hot conditions without water or food, she said. When Humane Officer Ron Riggle and assistant Sean Rowan, also a veterinary technician, arrived at the home in the 1300 block of Vauclain St. in Chester, they saw a collapsed male Akita chained to a cinder block in the yard.
July 3, 2016 |
A RED, antique-looking vending machine full of dog treats is posted outside Queenie's Pets in Mount Airy. A bowl of water is nearby. The store's owner, Adina Silberstein, started Queenie's, a dog-walking and pet-sitting service, 10 years ago as a home-based business with just one employee. Early last year, the Mount Airy native moved her business, now with 17 employees, to a large but cozy storefront at Germantown and Mount Airy Avenues. She had dreamed of this spot for years.
June 28, 2016
DEAR ABBY: Please remind your readers that it's important to keep their dogs on a leash for their pets' protection as well as the protection of those around them. In my community, leash laws are rarely enforced, and it's common to see dogs running loose in city parks. The result is an increase in dogfights and unwelcome contact with people. Coyote attacks are also common here in the West, and small dogs are often the victims. If other dog owners kept their dogs leashed, I wouldn't have to worry about them bounding up to mine and about the ensuing dogfight that follows when my dogs interpret that behavior as a threat.
June 19, 2016 |
The Dukart men will not be celebrating Father's Day at McDonald's. They spend up to 12 hours a day, six days a week, under the Golden Arches, eating lots and lots of fries, burgers, and Chicken McNuggets. "We're already what you call super-heavy users," Joel Dukart said, explaining why he and brother Michael will treat their father, Les, to something other than a Happy Meal on Sunday. All three, plus Les' brother Alan, are principals in Dukart Management Corp., licensed operators of 11 Mickey D's throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware, with about 625 employees.