March 2, 2016 |
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.
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.
December 28, 2015 |
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.
December 25, 2015 |
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.
December 6, 2015 |
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.
November 20, 2015 |
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.
November 13, 2015 |
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.
October 13, 2015 |
A second South Jersey community is balking at plans by real estate developer J. Brian O'Neill to locate a drug and alcohol treatment center in its midst. Unlike in Haddonfield, his dispute with Gloucester Township has landed in court. O'Neill wants to establish a Recovery Centers of America facility in Gloucester Township near the Blackwood campus of Camden County College. The township recently rejected O'Neill's proposal for a 37-bed residential treatment facility on Peter Cheeseman Road, saying the property is not zoned for a drug center.
September 3, 2015 |
SAM BRADFORD is less than two weeks away from playing in his first NFL regular-season game in nearly two years. I was curious what he is feeling right now as he tries to move on from back-to-back ACL tears and the back-to-back rehabs that accompanied them. Excitement? Relief? Worry? Cautious optimism? "It's nothing but excitement for me," Bradford said yesterday. "I've been excited this whole preseason. Excited just to get back on the field. I was excited for Baltimore and I was even more excited to be out there for Green Bay for three series.
August 28, 2015 |
Josh Duggar in rehab Embattled reality star Josh Duggar has availed himself of the services of a rehab facility, his parents announced. No word on what precise malady or addiction he seeks to address. "[Josh] has . . . brought great insult to the values and faith we hold dear," Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar say. "Josh [has] checked himself in to a long-term treatment center. For him it will be a long journey toward wholeness and recovery. " This comes days after the onetime spokesman for conservative Christian family values admitted he used the Ashley Madison website to arrange adulterous liaisons.