April 21, 1988 |
The Pennsauken Township Committee last night decided to locate a proposed $6.4 million municipal building and senior citizen housing complex at the former site of the Walt Whitman Theater on 47th Street at Westfield Avenue. Plans call for the first floor, with 18,000 square feet of space, to serve as the municipal center. On the remaining six floors would be about 80 apartments for the elderly. Financial consultant Fred Greene said the township would rent the municipal center from a group of real estate investors for approximately $127,000 a year.
August 8, 1994 |
The Wandering Bambino may finally have a home. The proposed 9-foot statue of former Mayor Frank Rizzo now seems destined to reside in front of the Municipal Services Building, practically in the shadow of the abstract sculpture Rizzo publicly ridiculed 20 years ago. A joint committee of the Fairmount Park Commission and the Philadelphia Art Commission recently scouted three Center City sites, and sources say the MSB location is the...
September 26, 1991 |
The Gloucester City Board of Education has begun its search for a site for a new elementary school, and the field has been narrowed to a handful of properties, officials said. The new school, for preschool through third grade, will consolidate three of the district's four neighborhood schools, all of which were built before 1920. The four elementary schools now house 1,100 students, and the new school, expected to be almost 98,000 square feet, will hold about 1,000 preschool through third-grade students.
July 23, 1989 |
On the site of a proposed retail and office complex archaeologists have uncovered remnants of Medford's colonial past. Archaeologist Budd Wilson, who was hired by developers to survey the 32- acre site at Stokes and Branin Roads, this spring uncovered the foundations of a house, believed to be built in the late 1700s, and artifacts dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. "What made this survey more exciting than some I have conducted is the area was known to have been settled since the township's beginnings," Wilson said.
September 26, 2010
Is there room for another search engine for flights? If Hipmunk.com can truly save us time, then absolutely. The "agony" sort feature takes into account the price, duration and number of stops. I tested Hipmunk for an October round trip between Los Angeles and New York. It returned a great $279 fare on three airlines, matching results from another search site, Travelocity.com . (That fare may no longer be available.) - Jen Leo, Los Angeles Times
February 1, 1987 |
The Jewish Federation of Camden County is planning to move to better serve Jewish families in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties. Last month, the federation purchased a 17-acre tract on the northeast corner of Springdale and Kresson Roads in Cherry Hill, which will be the site of a Jewish community-services complex, said Stuart Alpern, executive director of the federation. The federation's complex on Route 70 in Cherry Hill, which likely will be sold when the new facility is finished, has been home for the last 31 years to a number of agencies, including the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family Service, Jewish Community Relations Council, Bureau of Jewish Education, Bequest and Endowment Fund, The Voice and federation administrative offices.
September 22, 1998 |
After months of keeping the public wondering if perhaps the old Roxborough reservoir was a secret biochemical graveyard, the Eagles finally have the results to the environmental tests to determine if they could safely build their new practice facility there. They can. But they haven't decided if they want to. "Everything is done," Eagles senior vice president Joseph Banner said last week. "Nothing is holding us back. Like any site that is that old, there are things to do. But there are no problems.
February 12, 2012 |
MEXICO CITY - When neighbors in the hills east of Mexico City saw backhoes ripping up pre-Hispanic relics for a highway, they did something unexpected in a country where building projects often bulldoze through ruins: They launched protests to stop the digging and demanded an accounting of what is there. Dozens of residents set up a protest camp and filed complaints with state and federal officials, demanding the highway be rerouted, hoping that studies of the site could help solve an age-old riddle.
May 17, 2013 |
Compared with his many siblings, Rachel Zeldin's great-uncle Rafe led an adventurous life. He headed west, worked as a musician and as a roadie and hairstylist for jazz groups, and eventually settled in New Mexico. But he never married, had no children, and left no will or final directions. When he died at 73, Rafael Perno had few resources. But he may have left his grand-niece a valuable legacy anyway: the germ of an idea for an online business Zeldin calls I'm Sorry to Hear L.L.C.
June 22, 2011 |
Money changes everything. In many ways, the provocatively named WhatsYourPrice.com, launched three months ago, is just like any other online dating site. Women and men post sexy, glamorous pictures, write witty snippets about themselves that massage reality, and request fun, romantic dates with the man or woman of their dreams. Except that so-called generous members (mostly men) open their wallets and bid real money for a first date with members who list themselves in the "attractive" category (mostly women)