July 11, 1993 |
Down below, the malls loom out of the summer haze. Columns of hot air rise from the roads and parking lots a thousand feet below to jolt Tim Kunda's clattering airplane like speed bumps. Kunda looks down at the sprawling 330-store complex, home to the Court at King of Prussia and its soon-to-expand sister mall, the Plaza. Grinning, he takes his hands off the controls and turns his palms upward in a gesture of incredulity and pride. "It's huge. It's incredible how big it is," shouts Kunda, 34, chairman of the local planning commission.
October 30, 2012 |
With messages of hope and gratitude, friends and family bid a tearful farewell Sunday to Saanvi Venna, the baby girl who was abducted and killed, along with her grandmother, last week in King of Prussia. At a viewing in East Norriton, mourners clasped hands and placed pink and red rose petals atop the tiny, closed white casket. They removed their shoes to protect the sanctity of their surroundings and to create the type of intimate space 10-month-old Saanvi would have known at home.
February 2, 2014 |
With the victims' family members sitting nearby, the man accused of killing a baby and her grandmother in 2012 received a scolding from a judge Friday for interrupting his attorney and trying to control the proceedings. "You are not, at this stage, your own lawyer," Judge Steven T. O'Neill said to Raghunandan Yandamuri. The father of the baby - the son of the grandmother - sat quietly between two relatives during the proceeding. O'Neill's comments came near the end of a hearing in which prosecutors and defense attorneys argued a defense motion to have Yandamuri's confession and other evidence barred from his trial.
December 18, 2013 |
NORRISTOWN The man authorities dubbed "the Kingpin of Prussia" for running a cocaine trafficking ring out of a King of Prussia apartment complex was sentenced Monday in Montgomery County Court. Judge William J. Furber Jr. gave Charbel Pita-Rosales a seven- to 14-year prison term, said Assistant District Attorney Jason Whalley. The prison term followed sentencing guidelines both sides agreed upon, said defense attorney James E. Lee. Pita-Rosales was one of the people arrested in 2010 and charged with distributing more than 22 pounds of cocaine a month out of Marquis Apartments on Dekalb Pike.
June 16, 2012 |
Upper Merion Township supervisors have voted unanimously to approve a $13 million settlement of legal wrangling over the former Valley Forge Golf Course, the last undeveloped tract in King of Prussia. The deal, approved Thursday night, calls for the township to pay $1 million to the former property owner, the Hankin Family Partnership. The Hankin family went to court almost three decades ago, insisting it had the right to sell to a developer. The township refused to rezone the agriculturally zoned tract for higher-density development.
February 21, 2014 |
When the ironworkers saw a wall of union pickets blocking entry to a King of Prussia construction site early one morning in June 2010, it seemed like the latest speed bump in a project that had already suffered several acts of vandalism. But then, as the five ironworkers waited in a nearby parking lot, the scene turned into something out of a gangster movie. A dark car pulled up and three men jumped out, wielding baseball bats they used to shatter the back windows of the workers' trucks.
January 17, 1991 |
In a move to allow shoppers and commuters to let someone else fight the traffic for them, Capitol Trailways of Harrisburg and the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association of King of Prussia have teamed up to provide additional service between King of Prussia and Reading. The new service, which began Jan. 7, provides five additional buses daily each way. The four previously existing bus runs between King of Prussia and Reading do not include stops at industrial parks or the Plaza Mall in King of Prussia; the new service adds both.
December 23, 2012
4-week bills , Dec. 26; 3-month and 6-month bills , Dec. 24; 1-year bills , Jan. 8; 2-year notes , Jan. 28; 3-year notes , Jan. 8; 5-year notes , Dec. 29; 7-year notes , Dec. 19; 10-year notes , Jan. 9; 30-year notes , Jan. 10; 5-year TIPS , Dec. 20; 10-year TIPS, Jan. 24 ; 30-year TIPS , Feb. 21. Business Referral Luncheon , presented by BNI, King of Prussia chapter. Peppers Italian Restaurant, 236 Town Center Rd., King of Prussia;610-792-2105. Reservations required. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. recurring Networking Meeting , presented by BNI, Fort Washington chapter.
January 17, 2012 |
THERE WAS a time when everybody went to Gino's, a time when a giant burger slathered in secret sauce left char-grilled imprints on the brains of a generation. Gino's burgers were there by the bagful after Little League games, before David Bowie concerts, despite warnings from doctors to "cut back on the burgers. " Then Gino's went away, slowly, like an aging hairline, and eventually, you could go there only in your mind. "I don't know what it is. It's just something about Gino's," said John Flack Jr., of Marlton.
June 5, 2008
I THOROUGHLY enjoy Solomon Jones' Saturday columns. They are refreshing, real and a great reminder about situations that fit into everyday lives, help bring stressful moments into perspective, and are great to relax with over a cup of coffee. Drew M. Brochet Sr. King of Prussia