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July 22, 2013 | By Susan FitzGerald, For The Inquirer
Jaimee Drakewood hurried in from the rain, eager to get to her final appointment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ever since her birth 23 years ago, a team of researchers has been tracking every aspect of her development - gauging her progress as an infant, measuring her IQ as a preschooler, even peering into her adolescent brain using an MRI machine. Now, after nearly a quarter century, the federally funded study was ending, and the question the researchers had been asking was answered.
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September 10, 2009 | By Elizabeth Wellington, INQUIRER FASHION WRITER
Fall is fashion's most exciting time of year. But it also raises the most questions: What's the in shoe? Will belts be important? Are we still in a dress season? So, to guide us, I asked some of New York's hottest designers: Isaac Mizrahi, the man who chic-ified Target and stars in the brand-new Bravo reality series The Fashion Show ; Jason Wu, best known for his soon-to- inhabit-the-Smithsonian inaugural gown for first lady Michelle Obama; and Tracy Reese, the delicate hand behind Plenty and her girly self-named label.
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December 16, 1993 | Inquirer photographs by Michael S. Wirtz
When only four members of the Housing Authority Choir could attend a concert at Katie B. Jackson Plaza, the event became a sing-along. "They did fantastic," said choir director Val Yancey.
NEWS
November 22, 1986
In the Nov. 2 Inquirer, two areas of the city were written about, Northern Liberties and Ludlow. Northern Liberties was depicted as a community on the rise. The houses are being renovated and sold to new people, new businesses are cropping up, and a new spirit is evident everywhere. In sharp, bitter contrast, Ludlow is shown to be the pits - poor housing, poor people and above all a complete poverty of spirit. Here is where I must differ. We are not about to roll over and play dead; we do have plans for Ludlow.
NEWS
February 19, 1987 | By Lou Perfidio, Special to The Inquirer
Upper Dublin Police Chief Raymond Polett said in his monthly report to the Township Committee on Public Safety, Works and Services that the number of accidents and injuries on Upper Dublin roads in January was the highest in 18 months. Polett told the panel, a subcommittee of the Board of Commissioners, on Tuesday night that the increase was due to hazardous road conditions caused by two major snowstorms last month. He said the danger was compounded by a lack of snow tires and chains on many cars.
BUSINESS
November 3, 1993 | By Andrew Maykuth, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia Suburban Corp., the Bryn Mawr utility whose chief subsidiary is the Philadelphia Suburban Water Co., reported that water sales increased 8 percent during the parched summer, leading to the company's "strongest quarter in recent history. " Earnings per share from continuing operations increased about 9 percent because the number of outstanding shares increased by 2.6 million since last year, primarily through customer stock purchases. The profits contrast starkly with the company's performance last year, when it reported hefty losses in the third quarter, largely thanks to a $5.5 million loss when the company shedded three unprofitable nonutility subsidiaries.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 19, 2000 | By Nick Cristiano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Though his albums have built him a reputation as one of the most exciting young guitarists to emerge from the Chicago blues scene in some time, Melvin Taylor is still not as well-known in his homeland as he should be. Until the current U.S. tour that is bringing him to Philadelphia this weekend, the singer-guitarist had performed only in Europe and on his home turf on the Windy City's West Side. On his latest CD, Bang That Bell (Evidence), Taylor again offers a thrilling combination of incendiary technique and soul-deep feeling, stretching the boundaries of the blues to take in elements of jazz, funk and rock.
BUSINESS
May 5, 1995 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / VICKI VALERIO
The Philadelphia International Women's Show got underway yesterday at the Convention Center and continues through Sunday. The gathering provides a forum to trade ideas and a chance to shop, eat and have fun. Advance tickets are $6. Admission at the door is $7.
NEWS
December 24, 1989 | By Gina Esposito, Special to The Inquirer
Homeowners in Lansdowne Borough will be paying $37.60 more in property taxes in 1990 on a home assessed at the borough average under a final budget adopted Wednesday. The budget, with expenditures of $3,357,191, calls for a 11.57-mill rise in the property tax rate, from 116.68 in 1989 to 128.25 in 1990. The budget will rise $231,998, or 7.4 percent, in 1990 from the 1989 total of $3,125,193. The rise is due to overall increases in borough contracts. Taxes on a home assessed at the borough average of $3,250 will be $416.
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August 11, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
The city of Philadelphia is officially a sellers' real estate market, as a continued shortage of inventory has pushed up prices for properties listed for sale. Economist Kevin Gillen, senior research fellow at Drexel University's Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, said the second quarter of 2016, which ended June 30, saw median prices 13 percent higher than April-through-June 2015. The increase pushed the city's median price for single-family homes to a record $145,000, he said - even as homes sell in an average of just three months, a pace that meets the industry standard for a sellers' market.
BUSINESS
July 15, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
Shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries rose nearly 4 percent Wednesday after the drugmaker said its $40 billion deal to buy Allergan P.L.C.'s generics business is expected to close shortly. On a call with analysts, Teva chief executive officer Erez Vigodman said the acquisition - for $33.5 billion in cash and about 100 million of Teva's shares - should close "at any time now. " He said he knew of nothing that would hold up the purchase, which awaits final clearance from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
SPORTS
July 1, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
AT THE 2011 Masters, Australian Jason Day closed with two birdies to finish tied for second, two behind South Africa's Charl Schwartzel, who birdied the last four holes. And two months later he got another second at the U.S. Open, eight in back of runaway winner Rory McIlroy. The previous August, Day had tied for 10th at the PGA Championship in his second major. But that April in Augusta, most people still didn't really know who the then-23-year-old was or what he might have in him. Golf is littered with guys who do something and are mostly never heard from again.
NEWS
June 30, 2016 | By Grace Toohey and Daniel Block, STAFF WRITERS
Liana Roadcloud lives in a town where homeowners pay some of the region's highest property tax rates, where the schools struggle academically, and where the fiscal year that begins Friday will bring exactly what she doesn't want: another tax hike. The William Penn School District insists it has squeezed every nickel to keep the increase on her tax bill at just under 2 percent. For Roadcloud, that means a $58 bump next year, to $3,091 for a Lansdowne home valued around $70,000. "People don't mind paying for something if they're getting something in return," said Roadcloud, whose son is a sophomore at Penn Wood High School.
NEWS
June 27, 2016 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, POLITICS WRITER
Big-name Republicans aren't exactly jostling each other for the chance to be Donald Trump's apprentice. Democrats are watching as Hillary Clinton goes on the road Monday in pivotal Ohio with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), the progressive icon. It sure seems like a tryout. After a bruising primary fight with Bernie Sanders, Clinton does need help with her party's disappointed left and young voters, analysts point out. And Trump, after two bumpy months as presumptive GOP nominee in which he has wallowed in gaffes and failed to raise much money, could use political and policy heft in a running mate - somebody soothing to anxious party leaders and donors.
NEWS
June 24, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, TELEVISION CRITIC
It was hard for me to watch the first episode of USA's Queen of the South and not think of what Donald Trump might say about Teresa Mendoza. Queen is adapted from Arturo Pérez-Reverte's novel La Reina Del Sur , whose 2011 telenovela version broke ratings records for Telemundo. Premiering Thursday, it's the story of Teresa (Alice Braga, I Am Legend ), and her rise from humble Mexican roots to riches on the U.S. side of the very border on which Trump has proposed to build a wall.
NEWS
June 22, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
A North Jersey property-investment company that specializes in Philadelphia real estate plans a townhouse development and an eight-unit residential building north of Third and Market Streets in Old City, according to documents filed with the Philadelphia Historic Commission. National Realty Investment Advisors LLC of Secaucus is applying to build the nine four-story townhouses behind the five-story multi-family building at the current site of a parking lot at 44 N. Third St., according to the documents.
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June 22, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Asbury, N.J.-based builders J.G. Petrucci Co. plan to officially start work Wednesday on an eight-building, 151-unit apartment complex across the street from SEPTA's Warminster regional rail station. The development, to be called Jacksonville Station, is expected to open in Spring 2017, the company said in a release. J.G. Petrucci also built the nearby Station at Bucks County residential complex, a 257-unit project that opened in 2012. jadelman@phillynews.com 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman
NEWS
June 17, 2016
ISSUE | DEVELOPMENT High-rise within law The Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections is not considering allowing a developer, PMC Property Group, to back out of a "deal" to provide affordable housing in return for a zoning "favor" from the city that added five stories to the apartment building on the Delaware waterfront ("Low road for high-rise," Monday). L&I's role is to apply the law. There is no deal; there is no favor. PMC's zoning permit provides for a "zoning bonus" authorizing extra stories on its building.
NEWS
June 17, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, Staff Writer
Rowan University's board of trustees on Wednesday approved a 1.92 percent increase in tuition and fees for undergraduates during the 2016-17 academic year. The board, meeting at the Chamberlain Student Center on the Glassboro campus, also approved an average 2.5 percent increase in tuition and fees for students in the School of Osteopathic Medicine, and a 3 percent increase for students at Cooper Medical School of Rowan. This is the fourth year the undergraduate tuition and fees increase at the university has been 2 percent or lower, said president Ali A. Houshmand.
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