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March 10, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
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. hbrubaker@phillynews.com 215-854-4651 @InqBrubaker  
SPORTS
March 5, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
March 4, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, Staff Writer
WHEN JOEL Embiid made his way into the locker room before the 76ers faced the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, he casually walked to his stall and sat on the undersized 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.
NEWS
March 2, 2016 | By Melanie Burney, Staff Writer
Recovery Centers of America is pulling up stakes in Mount Laurel and now plans to acquire a facility in Atlantic County, an official said Monday. Developer J. Brian O'Neill notified the Burlington County community late Monday that it was withdrawing its proposal, company lawyer Edmund Campbell Jr. said. "It would have been a good location," Campbell said. "We think Mount Laurel is a good community. " Campbell said Recovery Centers expects to close a deal in about 10 days to acquire Lighthouse, a drug and alcohol treatment facility in Mays Landing with three outpatient centers.
NEWS
February 7, 2016
ISSUE | ADDICTION Rehab takes time Based on my experience as a volunteer at a drug/alcohol rehabilitation facility, "sober homes" play a critical role for many patients in their recovery journey (" 'Sober house' can be an asset in a community," Jan. 27). Patients invested 30 (usually unpaid) days away from their jobs and families and thousands of dollars because their alcohol/drug use was past the point of "just say no. " They had lost power over their substance use, and it was destroying every important relationship in their lives.
REAL_ESTATE
December 28, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
Ken Weinstein wasn't sure how well the idea of gathering and training a force of residential developers to recycle housing in Germantown would play to the neighborhood. Nor was the developer certain that he could interest enough people in his idea, which included a revolving loan fund of $2 million to get Jumpstart Germantown off the ground. Since he announced his plan in March, Weinstein has taken 108 "mentoring" applications from experienced and would-be developers around the area, and 75 of them have completed nine-plus hours of training with experts in the field.
SPORTS
December 25, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Staff Writer
The player they call Ghost became more interested in hockey because, as a kid, he used to tag along to figure-skating practices attended by his big sister, Felicia Gostisbehere. That same big sister - a one-time Olympic hopeful whose promising skating career was cut short because of hip surgery - is a major reason Shayne Gostisbehere had such a smooth recovery from surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. "Her dreams were cut short," said Shayne Gostisbhere, the swift-skating, unassuming Flyers rookie defenseman who has taken the NHL by storm, "but she helped push me toward mine.
REAL_ESTATE
December 6, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
A thousand years ago, 1978 to be exact, I traded a suburban apartment complex we called "Plywood Village" for a first-floor apartment in a rehabbed 19th-century hotel in Hartford, Conn., a few blocks from the state Capitol. I'm not sure who had been living in the Hotel Capitol before the rehab, but they likely were not well-to-do. I later completed a demographic study of the building on the way to a doctorate in history I was working toward but didn't finish because I moved to Philadelphia.
SPORTS
November 20, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
THERE WAS a somewhat familiar figure roaming around the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday. When someone is 7 feet, 3 inches tall, you always give a double-take, and this time, it was because of Zydrunas Ilgauskas. The former Cleveland Cavaliers star was a guest of the 76ers, and for quite good reason. Ilgauskas was saddled early in his career with fractures to the navicular bone in his foot. It is the same injury Sixers center Joel Embiid is dealing with, following his second surgery, which will cause him to miss his second straight season.
SPORTS
November 13, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
WHEN AN NBA player gets word that he is being sent to the Development League, the news isn't usually greeted with the reaction both Tony Wroten and Kendall Marshall had Wednesday, when they were informed they would spend time with the Delaware 87ers. For the two veteran guards, it means they are getting closer to full recoveries from the torn ACLs both suffered in January. The 76ers announced before their game against the Toronto Raptors that the two had been assigned to Delaware to continue their rehab.
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