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February 14, 2016
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. There are those who might observe that a visit to Berlin, N.J., was "long-a-coming. " This Camden County borough was originally known by that name, attributed alternatively to shipwrecked sailors looking for a brook with clean water, to stagecoach travelers stopping here on an otherwise boring ride from Philadelphia to the Shore, or, most likely, to the Leni-Lenape and the Lonaconing Trail from the Delaware River to the Atlantic Ocean, as the historic marker notes.
REAL_ESTATE
February 1, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. It was the week before Christmas. You could tell by the way traffic moved through Upper Southampton's shopping areas along Second Street Pike. Unless there were accommodating signals, left turns were not easy to accomplish, as car after car of shoppers jammed the road, also known as Route 232, around lunchtime. "It can be confusing if you aren't a local," says Sharon Ermel Spadaccini, an agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors in New Hope, who sells in the township.
NEWS
January 22, 2016 | By Barbara Boyer, Staff Writer
A Woolwich Township man was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for scamming financially troubled homeowners and soliciting fake real estate investments, netting more than $3 million in illegal profits, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced Wednesday. Randy Poulson, 44, had been charged in May 2014 and later pleaded guilty to mail fraud before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb in Camden. Wednesday, Poulson was back before the judge. According to court documents, Poulson owned and operated Equity Capital Investments L.L.C.
NEWS
December 5, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Allen Harberg, 81, of Philadelphia, a real estate developer and entrepreneur who championed the cause of underserved neighborhoods, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, of heart failure at Chestnut Hill Hospital. A graduate of the Haverford School and Washington and Lee University, Mr. Harberg was "an entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word," his family said. As a young man, he struck out on his own, developing the Philadelphia Marine Center, the Gateway Care Center, and a joint venture between Delaware County Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania Hospital to build nursing homes in Wayne, Havertown, and Paoli.
NEWS
December 5, 2015 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Culture Writer
Following a molto allegro search process, the Curtis Institute of Music board on Thursday approved a new chairman. Real estate mogul Mark E. Rubenstein will succeed Nina Baroness von Maltzahn on June 1, after the end of the academic year, the school announced. Rubenstein, 74, joined the board in 2009, and has been active in matters relating to facilities, governance, and fund-raising. He advised the school on construction of Lenfest Hall, and was a major contributor to the campaign to build the addition.
NEWS
December 3, 2015 | Jenny DeHuff
"I'm starting to make it rain in the real-estate market," says four-time Emmy-winning meteorologist and so-called blackballed former Fox 29 weatherman  John Bolaris . Bolaris is now a real-estate agent targeting clients who are athletes and in the entertainment industry. He goes by the adage "Sky's the Limit!" and is now licensed to sell homes in Pennsylvania and New York. "I've found a home for a couple of professional athletes playing in the Philadelphia market," he said.
NEWS
November 19, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philip Buffone started playing Pop Warner football when he was 13. Rocco R. Bene was 14 and on the same South Philadelphia team. "He has been my best friend for 65 years," Buffone said from his home in The Villages, Fla., where Mr. Bene bought a house down the street four years ago. They played for the former Chadmoore Club, at Chadwick and Moore Streets near 17th Street, "an athletic sports club that changed all our lives," Buffone said....
SPORTS
October 23, 2015 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Columnist
JOEY LOGANO vs. Matt Kenseth - the first major conflict in this year's Chase. With only five more Chase races remaining, there's bound to be more heavyweight heat generated among drivers and crews. The major question I have about Sunday's Kansas race is: Did Logano have to spin out Kenseth to pick up his fifth win of the season, or could Logano have passed Kenseth cleanly? Entering the Kansas race, Kenseth had collected the most wins this season (five). Logano had won four. Logano knew that if he could prevent Kenseth from winning the race, he would force Kenseth into a must-win situation Sunday in the CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega.
NEWS
October 5, 2015 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Staff Writer
Had it been a normal October, the big attraction of the Philadelphia Open Studio Tour on Saturday would have been the artist hive at 915 Spring Garden, the massive redbrick Reading Railroad train station hard by the abandoned viaduct. But this is far from a normal year for Philadelphia's stalwart artists' community. After city building inspectors discovered a host of safety violations at the century-old depot last month, more than a hundred artists found themselves out on the street.
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