May 14, 2016 |
City Council President Darrell L. Clarke is looking to pump $100 million into preserving Philadelphia's aging housing stock, including giving owners of deteriorating homes loans for repairs. He has proposed paying for the effort with a bond, and on Thursday introduced legislation to pay the debt service on that borrowing with a 0.1 percent increase in the real estate transfer tax. Clarke said he wanted to "expeditiously change neighborhoods. " "Not little, rehab four or five houses at a time," he said.
May 12, 2016 |
Bancroft, a Cherry Hill provider of services for people with intellectual and neurological disabilities, acquired Independence Rehab, also of Cherry Hill, from its owner, Joan Roush, Bancroft said Monday. The price was not disclosed. Roush is now a senior vice president in Bancroft's NeuroRehab division, and Independence Rehab's 25 clinicians, nurse case managers, and practice management staff have become employees of Bancroft. Bancroft NeuroRehab employed 290 before the acquisition.
May 10, 2016 |
MIAMI - When the season began and the Phillies did not have a closer, Pete Mackanin promised that he would discover one. Only through others' failures did Jeanmar Gomez ascend to the role. Now it is the second week in May, and Gomez is tied with Kenley Jansen for the major-league lead in saves. "I knew it all along," Mackanin deadpanned Sunday after a 6-5 win over the Marlins. Gomez, a nondescript 28-year-old middle reliever before this season, has converted 11 of his 12 save chances.
May 5, 2016 |
Restaurants will play a big role at the redeveloped Gallery at Market East, according to Santa Monica, Calif.-based Macerich Co., which is partnering with Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust on the revamp. The shopping mall - to be renamed Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia - will benefit from an influx of restaurant guests from the growing number of residential and hotel projects in Center City, Macerich chief executive and chairman Arthur Coppola said in a conference call with analysts Wednesday.
April 24, 2016 |
Sadie, a 10-year-old labradoodle, does not look like a typical prop for occupational therapy. But that's what she became when Ruth Zahn brought the friendly dog recently to visit her "grandma," 90-year-old Emma Zahn, who was at Phoebe Allentown for rehabilitation after a stroke. Phoebe Ministries, which operates an array of services for the elderly, created an unusual rehab program for people with dementia or other cognitive impairment. Instead of repetitive exercises, it uses activities patients enjoy to build physical strength and improve speech or memory skills.
April 21, 2016 |
IT'S ONE OF the many inequities in our society: Women get paid 79 percent of what men make, but, especially in TV and R-rated movies, they have to remove 100 percent of their clothes. (Ironically, in porn, the more allegedly exploitative the entertainment, the women get paid more than the men.) On The Late Show with James Corden , the issue was raised again Monday night when Game of Thrones Queen of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen (non-blonde Emilia Clarke ) noted that while viewers have seen her naked, the same can't be said of her male co-stars.
April 16, 2016 |
Orthopedic-care provider Rothman Institute and Carlino Commercial Development have purchased an 88,000-square-foot office building at 510 Township Line Rd. in Blue Bell, where they plan $4.3 million in upgrades, the two said in a release on Thursday. The announcement follows the March 16 purchase of the property by a partnership sharing a West Conshohocken address with Carlino for $4.6 million, according to records filed with Montgomery County. Rothman and Carlino plan a "complete redevelopment" of the building, with the addition of a shared conference room, a fitness center, a WiFi lounge and other new amenities, according to the release.
April 6, 2016 |
Joel Embiid is back from Qatar, and, according to the 76ers, the center's second trip there was a success. Embiid spent the last two weeks at Aspetar, an orthopedic and sports medicine hospital in Doha, Qatar. This was his second time at the world-renowned facility that serves as the official sports medicine partner of French soccer club Paris Saint-Germain. His first trip was in February around the NBA all-star break. This time, the Sixers sent a doctor, David Martin; head of strength and conditioning Todd Wright; player development assistant Chris Babcock; and player development staffer Curtis Sumpter to Qatar to work with Embiid.
March 10, 2016 |
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital on Wednesday will officially start construction of a $4 million rooftop therapy center and garden to give patients a chance to get outdoors for therapy. The Center City tax-exempt organization said that it had raised $2.1 million of the project's costs from donors, and that it would cover the remainder of the costs itself. The Creative Therapy Center and Healing Gardens are expected to open in the late fall, Magee said. firstname.lastname@example.org 215-854-4651 @InqBrubaker
March 5, 2016 |
When Joel Embiid made his way into the locker room before the 76ers faced the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, he casually walked to his locker and sat on the undersize stool. Just seconds later, Jerami Grant made his way from his locker spot to Embiid and, without saying a word, wrapped his arms around Embiid's massive shoulders and gave him a hug. It was like a kid seeing his father after a long time away. Embiid reached up and patted one of Grant's arms and the two shared a hearty laugh.