January 4, 2016 |
Hello there With Hurricane Irene aiming for the region in August 2011, Leah and her friend Stephanie thought they'd ride out the storm together at Leah's Arch Street apartment. "I invited her to camp out in my building, the Phoenix, because I thought there was no way we would lose power," Leah remembered. But Irene found a way, and it made their adventure much more like actual camping than the women intended. Stephanie wondered whether her building, the Sterling, had better luck.
November 19, 2015 |
Over the last 20 years, floods have taken a lot from Deb McGlade: Several cars, a lawn mower, "all the mementos the kids made when they were little. I pretty much have no wedding pictures. " But it wasn't until 2011, when Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee smashed into the region, that she realized the rushing watery menace pervaded much of Cheltenham Township. "I had no idea that other neighborhoods were flooding as drastically as Brookdale," she said. "That was an eye-opener for me. " That horrific year persuaded McGlade and many others that the township needed to take a comprehensive look at its watershed and find places to ease the pressure.
November 18, 2015 |
Weeks after Pope Francis paraded past adoring throngs along Philadelphia's premier boulevard, a new frenzy has taken hold on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Towering cranes, traffic detours, and construction fences have created a Legoland out of Logan Square, whose Swann Memorial Fountain forms the heart of the majestic avenue connecting City Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. All around the fountain, apartment towers rise, workers topple Vine Street Expressway bridges only to build them back up, and old buildings make way for new hotels.
October 6, 2015
Capehart Scatchard in Mount Laurel has promoted Mary Ellen Rose to managing partner of the law firm. Last year she was assistant managing partner and was the hiring partner for the last 15 years. The firm says Rose has the distinction of being the only female managing partner at any of the 20 largest law firms in New Jersey. Rhona K. Wulf was named vice president of sales at IXP Corp., a Princeton public-safety and emergency-solutions provider. She had been vice president, client solutions, at UI Centric in New York City.
July 30, 2015 |
As cyclists whizzed past and kayakers drifted below the bridge on a hot summer afternoon, the final link in the Schuylkill River Trail connecting Philadelphia to Phoenixville officially opened. The Schuylkill Canal Towpath, a 13/4-mile stretch running along the border of Upper Providence Township, is ready for runners, bikers and walkers after 35 years of work to restore the canal. "This is a gem that links our county to Philadelphia," said Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro at the ribbon-cutting on Tuesday attended by state and local officials and advocates.
July 17, 2015 |
Plans for Pope Francis' visit to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will include consideration of the homeless people who frequently sleep there, organizers reiterated Wednesday. That may include some prized ticketed seating near the front of the stage for the Sept. 26 Festival of Families. The assurances came a day after a homeless man approached Mayor Nutter outside City Hall and tussled with a member of his security detail, forcing Nutter to pry the man off the aide. The man, identified as George Creamer, later told NBC10 that he was upset over plans to clear the Parkway of homeless people during the World Meeting of Families from Sept.
February 24, 2015
Bryn Mawr Bank Corp. , Bryn Mawr, has elected Michael Clement and John May to its board. They had served as directors of Continental Bank Holdings Inc., which Bryn Mawr Bank Corp. acquired on Jan. 1. Clement is a partner with the law firm Wisler, Pearlstine, Talone, Garrity & Potash L.L.P. May is a partner in the corporate and securities department of Pepper Hamilton L.L.P. The University City District has named the following board members: Jamie Gauthier , executive director of the Sustainable Business Network and president of the Garden Court Community Association; Tom Klaritch , executive vice president of HCP; Mark Mills , president of the Metropolis Group; Joe Reagan , vice president-development at Wexford Science & Technologies; Joe Ritchie , vice president of development at Brandywine Realty Trust; and Joe Vitali , vice president of finance and administration at the University of the Sciences.
January 6, 2015 |
A lucky few chosen from thousands of applicants soon will be able to call the Riverfront Village in Pennsauken their new home. With construction expected to finish ahead of schedule, the first tenants could begin moving into their new digs in February, said Nick Cangelosi, a project manager for Conifer L.L.C., the construction and management company overseeing the project. "It's moving quickly," Cangelosi said in an interview last week. Construction began in March and was expected to take at least 12 months.
January 1, 2015
A story Tuesday on high-profile deaths in 2014 contained erroneous information about the singer Jimmy Ruffin, who died in November. He was a solo act who recorded the hit "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" in 1966. David Ruffin, a member of the Temptations, died in 1991. Also, Richard Attenborough, who died in August, was the director of Gandhi and an actor in Jurassic Park and other films. David Attenborough is a naturalist and television host. A story Tuesday misidentified a project manager for the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
October 18, 2014 |
Vice President Biden toured a dredging barge at Penn's Landing on Thursday to show support for the project to deepen the Delaware River shipping channel. Biden, the latest high-profile politician to visit the region in recent days, was flanked by a phalanx of Pennsylvania Democrats - U.S. Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr., and U.S. Reps. Robert A. Brady and Chaka Fattah. Before delivering remarks on the ongoing deepening of the Delaware, Biden and the delegation were taken on a tour of the large barge by Brian Puckett, project manager for Great Lakes Dredging & Dock Co. The vessel's main feature, a dredging bucket that can haul as much as two dump trucks, immediately caught Biden's eye. "That's a hell of a bucket," the vice president said after walking a gangplank onto the ship.