January 25, 2015 |
Passengers at five busy transit stations will face detours when the Gallery shopping center in Center City closes for renovations. But frustrated officials at SEPTA and PATCO can't alert riders to coming changes, because, they say, they've been unable to get information from Gallery manager Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT). "We really don't know anything," said PATCO spokeswoman Fran O'Brien, who said PREIT officials had said only that they were in the process of finalizing development plans.
January 25, 2015 |
The new Bancroft Neuro-Rehab Resnick Center, which will seek to help adults with brain injuries learn how to perform daily chores, opened Friday in Mount Laurel. The 18,000-square-foot facility will offer rehabilitation to people with neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, other dementias, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, concussions, and stroke, according to the nonprofit center's announcement. It will also serve children and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities, and help adults reenter the workforce.
January 19, 2015 |
Ken Weinstein, entrepreneur and developer, is well-known for rehabbing properties in Mount Airy. Now, he's turned his sights on Germantown, buying and refurbishing historic or vacant buildings and turning them into modern apartments and stores. "Germantown is still high-risk, low-cost, as far as development goes," Weinstein said in a recent interview. "It's not hot yet, but it's growing. Mount Airy shows what Germantown could be. " Weinstein is now one of the larger property owners along Germantown Avenue, having invested $18 million.
January 5, 2015 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Falls Township, Bucks County, may not be that well-known throughout the far-flung Philadelphia region. But its Fairless Hills and Levittown sections certainly are. The township came first, back in the early days of European settlement, and it was here that William Penn built Pennsbury Manor, which he occupied from 1683 to 1701. The village of Fallsington is here, too, with its "wonderful, old historic houses," as Martin Millner, of Coldwell Banker Hearthside in Yardley, describes them.
December 15, 2014 |
In a bedroom lay a white silk pillow - yellowed with age and emblazoned with the screaming eagle emblem of the Army's 101st Airborne Division. On the walls were pictures and plaques telling the story of a World War II veteran; in another room was an adjustable hospital bed and, on a windowsill, a worn Bible. That October day, Jim Bennett was looking for an investment, a house to buy, rehab, then rent or resell, as he has done with about 500 others over more than 20 years. But Bennett found much more at the two-story rowhouse on Winton Street in South Philadelphia.
December 14, 2014 |
In a bedroom lay a white silk pillow - yellowed with age and emblazoned with the screaming eagle emblem of the Army's 101st Airborne Division. On the walls were pictures and plaques telling the story of a World War II veteran; in another room was an adjustable hospital bed and, on a windowsill, a worn Bible. That October day, Jim Bennett was looking for an investment, a house to buy, rehab, then rent or resell, as he has done with about 500 others over more than 20 years. But Bennett found much more at the modest, two-story rowhouse on Winton Street in South Philadelphia.
November 28, 2014 |
After 275 days and nights in a hospital, Jackie Lithgow went home. The parade of goodbyes lasted all morning. The chef baked a farewell strawberry shortcake. Housekeepers, kitchen staff, therapists, doctors, nurses all stopped in Room 442 at Magee Rehab for clenching hugs and tearful farewells. Erin Trudell, his physical therapist, made Jackie stand up to hug her goodbye. "I'm so proud of you," she said. Dan Ryan, a physician, came in with two last words, "Cole Haan," which Jackie repeated, their little bond.
November 8, 2014 |
For more than two decades, Bancroft NeuroRehab in Cherry Hill has been helping adults with brain injuries relearn such everyday tasks as cooking, cleaning, walking, and speaking. The highly individualized program also helps patients, including veterans, strengthen skills needed to reenter the workforce. The center treats people with an array of conditions, including Alzheimer's, dementia, and hypoxic and traumatic brain injuries. "After acquiring a neurological illness, you need to relearn things you could do before," Cynthia Boyer, NeuroRehab executive director, said Friday.
November 2, 2014 |
Helen Heenan bought a 19th-century house on the 400 block of East Wildey Street in Fishtown in 2013. It was uninhabitable at the time. Using an FHA program called 203k, Heenan was able to finance both the acquisition of the property and nearly all of a total renovation. A native of Port Richmond, Heenan has lived on and off in Fishtown for nearly 20 years. First, she was renting houses with roommates, and then, after a stint working in Ireland and attending business school in London, she finally bought her own Philadelphia house in 2005.
October 19, 2014 |
As the search continues in northeastern Pennsylvania for Eric Frein, alleged killer of a state trooper in an ambush last month, the trooper who survived has entered a rehabilitation facility. Alex Douglass, 31, who suffered a gunshot wound to his pelvic area, left Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton on Thursday for an undisclosed facility in the area amid tears from the hospital's staff and his family. "It was very bittersweet to see him go," hospital spokeswoman Wendy Wilson said.