March 18, 2015 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - On each of the last two mornings when Phillies pitchers gathered to play catch, Cliff Lee was absent. The discomfort in his pitching elbow had progressively worsened, so the 36-year-old lefthander weighed his options. Late Monday afternoon, the Phillies announced that Lee will try for a third time to non-surgically rehabilitate the tear in his common flexor tendon. Season-ending surgery, not recommended last summer, was endorsed by doctors after the latest setback.
March 18, 2015 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The latest news on Cliff Lee wasn't really news, in a way, because nothing has been new regarding the lefthander's $120 million arm in the last 10 months. Lee has had a sore elbow since last May, when the pain was enough to cause him trouble when he turned a door knob. He's had a sore elbow since grabbing at it during his last regular-season start in Washington on the last night of July, hours after baseball's trade deadline. He's rested it. He's rehabbed it. Twice.
March 18, 2015 |
When developer Ken Weinstein meets with prospective tenants for his commercial buildings, he says, the first question they ask is "about the condition of Germantown," the historic Northwest Philadelphia neighborhood where decades of disinvestment continue to take a toll on housing. Weinstein, whose focus as a commercial redeveloper makes him acutely aware how blighted blocks can affect nearby businesses, said Monday that he was launching "Jumpstart Germantown," an effort to push residential redevelopment "to where it should be. " The plan, expected to get underway in April, is to "unleash a force of small residential developers to renovate properties throughout the neighborhood," he said.
March 3, 2015 |
Until Sam Hinkie decided to trade Michael Carter-Williams and K.J. McDaniels, the 76ers' most intriguing activity at the trade deadline took place after practice early that afternoon. At one of the six baskets ringing the court at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Joel Embiid rolled through a succession of post moves with assistant coach Billy Lange. There was Embiid, spinning left to set up a baseline fadeaway. There was Embiid, pivoting right for a short hook shot. There was Embiid, nimble and fluid and on the move within full view of a contingent of media members standing a few feet away.
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.