November 11, 2012 |
Seventh and eighth graders from Carnell School in Northeast Philadelphia will be relocated from an annex to a former Catholic school in January because of structural concerns about the annex's facade, the Philadelphia School District announced Friday. The district said the Department of Licenses and Inspections had asked the district to vacate the annex at 901 Devereaux Ave. in Oxford Circle that houses the Carnell Middle Years Academy by Jan. 30. When seventh and eighth graders return from winter recess Jan. 2, they will attend classes at the former St. Bernard school at 7360 Jackson St. in Holmesburg.
November 8, 2012
The Whole Foods Market next to the Barnes Foundation near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway has signed a lease to relocate to an undisclosed new location near its existing store at 20th and Callowhill Streets by 2017, the company announced Wednesday. The grocer did not disclose an address for what it described in a news release as an eventual 55,000-square-foot mixed-use development "a short distance away" on three acres. "The exact address cannot be disclosed at this time per the developer," said Whole Foods spokeswoman Defausha Hampton in an e-mail exchange.
September 7, 2012 |
PennDOT will close the Platt Bridge from 9:30 tonight through 5:30 Friday morning for expansion joint replacement and concrete barrier relocation. PennDOT says detours around the bridge will be posted. The work is part of the $43 million project to restore the bridge and keep it open for another 30 years.
September 3, 2012 |
A proposed new safety rule requiring Pennsylvania utilities to move some residential gas meters from basements to exterior walls has triggered anxiety among preservationists, who fear a proliferation of unsightly devices on urban streets. Scores of commentators representing historical societies, neighborhood associations, and preservation commissions have submitted objections to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. The Independent Regulatory Review Commission, the state's advisory panel on new regulations, on Aug. 15 found so many faults with the PUC's proposal that it suggested the agency withdraw the plan.
August 25, 2012 |
Are the Sacramento Kings headed east? Inside Business of Norfolk, Va., citing sources who asked not to be identified, reported Thursday that Virginia Beach, Va., officials and the Maloof family, owner of the Kings, are expected to announce on Wednesday that the Kings will move to Virginia Beach. The report did not say when the relocation was to take place. How such a move would affect the NBA is unclear. The Kings play in the Pacific Division, and it's unlikely they would remain there if they moved to Virginia.
July 27, 2012 |
On the day that Reuben Mills, the current chief of Camden's schools, got a boost in both his title and salary, he faced the task of overseeing one of the district's most contentious tasks - moving Lanning Square Elementary students to yet another location. The students, who have been shuffled among various sites in the last decade, including twice last year, will be moved yet again for the start of the next school year. "The community was displeased with Parkside. . . . We looked at what was feasible," Mills said in an interview Wednesday at one of the school's two current locations.
June 12, 2012 |
Hal Jones was a young, long-haired sculptor with a lot of nerve when he showed up with some of his creations at the Philadelphia Museum of Art around 1979. Lucky for him, he did not storm off when the late Anne d'Harnoncourt, the museum's then-director, made more of a fuss over the packaging around his works than the sculptures themselves. Instead, Jones accepted a subcontracting job to build packing crates for the Art Museum. The wisdom of that pride-swallowing decision would be affirmed more than 30 years later when Jones' Philadelphia-based company, Atelier Art Services & Storage, landed what he recently called "the move of maybe the century.
May 11, 2012 |
The communications center, on Egg Harbor Road, handles requests for firefighters and EMS services for 37 county towns and police services for 32 towns, Keashen said. Other employees remained in the center and dispatchers returned to the building in about an hour, he said. The electrical problem in the server room occurred shortly before 1 p.m. and did not cause a fire, Keashen said. Employees went through a drill in March that simulated a similar scenario, he said. Contact Darran Simon at 856-779-3829 or email@example.com.
May 3, 2012 |
Forty-four percent of corporate executives surveyed by Atlas Van Lines believe the economy will improve in 2012, the moving company said Wednesday. Of 360 executives completing the first-quarter survey, 26 percent said their firms plan to relocate more workers this year than last, while 86 percent of companies will spend as much or more on relocation in 2012 than in 2011. After progressively declining over the past two years, 65 percent of firms are offering relocated employees full reimbursement, far more often than lump sum or partial reimbursement, the Atlas survey showed.