October 7, 2006 |
A group of property owners trying to preserve a coastal anomaly known as the Avalon High Dunes has sued a Pennsylvania potato chip magnate, the borough and New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection in its latest effort to halt construction of the chip king's 14,000-square-foot beach mansion. At the same time, Utz Quality Foods president Michael Rice has sued Avalon for denying his application to add one more luxurious amenity to his Dune Drive property - a large swimming pool.
July 14, 2011
Pilot Freight Services Inc. said today it will open a shipping station in Amsterdam, its first company-owned location in Europe. Pilot, of Lima, Delaware County, said the expansion results from a 60 increase in its international business last year compared with 2009. The new transportation center will service customers in Europe and Asia. -Paul Schweizer
September 25, 2000 |
Township officials will begin to advertise for a master planner for the Haverford State Hospital site within the next two weeks, Township Manager Thomas J. Bannar said Friday. Local officials met with state officials in Harrisburg Thursday to review the township's request for proposals to hire a planner - and got their approval the same day. "They really want us to move ahead quickly on this," said Mary March, the First Ward commissioner, who chairs the township hospital site steering committee.
June 8, 2013 |
A Philadelphia judge on Friday ordered the city to preserve the site of Center City's deadly building collapse so experts can examine it for lawsuits by two woman injured by falling rubble at the Salvation Army Thrift store. Common Pleas Court Judge Ellen Ceisler also directed that any debris removed from the site be preserved for inspection by engineers hired by the plaintiffs. Some building pieces were removed on Thursday by members of the police Crime Scene Unit. Ceisler said the engineers should be allowed to examine the debris at the site once it is made safe.
May 10, 2002
Don't think of this as a setback, city officials are saying, but it's hard to imagine skateboarders will see it any other way. On Wednesday, the Fairmount Park Commission tabled Mayor Street's idea for a new skatepark site on two acres along the Schuylkill below the Art Museum. This is the same commission, as you may recall, that OKd Mayor's Street's rush redo of Center City's LOVE Park - a project that will add nice greenery but also wipe out LOVE's standing as a skateboarding mecca, albeit an illegal one. So that's why this all sounds like a setback to skaters.
December 18, 1996 |
The largest Fresh Fields Supermarket in this region - and one of the largest Fresh Fields in the United States - will open at 20th and Callowhill streets in Fairmount on Jan. 8. Why there? Partly because there's no other large supermarket in the vicinity, says Joseph Dobrow, director of marketing for the natural-foods division of the store's parent company, Whole Foods Corp. of Boston. The site, he acknowledges happily, is close to upscale apartment buildings on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
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)
April 9, 2016 |
Camden County closed a $6.2 million deal Thursday to build apartments on the site of the old Pennsauken Mart on Route 130 in South Jersey. The Camden County Improvement Authority said it has reached a long-anticipated agreement with Delco Development of Willingboro. The Burlington County builder plans to put a 250-unit residential site on the property, according to the county. The project will also include amenities and retail outlets. In a statement, Pennsauken Mayor John Kneib said he was "excited to hear of the completed sale of the site.
April 11, 2000 |
Where do you want your ballpark? Broad and Spring Garden? On the Delaware in Port Richmond? The old Schmidt's brewery? FDR Park? 30th Street? At last, here's your chance to tell Mayor Street and hear from his top advisers on the question of the year. Street has scheduled a "citywide town meeting" on stadium site selection for tomorrow night in City Council chambers, featuring a presentation from his transition subcommittee on stadiums. The bottom line, sources tell the Daily News, is that the committee prefers a Center City ballpark and has virtually rejected all non-South Philadelphia locations except one: 12th and Callowhill streets.
September 12, 1996 |
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency yesterday announced that it would proceed with installing a cap on the Havertown Superfund site - much to the surprise of township officials. In a news release issued in late afternoon, Michael McCabe, EPA regional administrator, said work would begin on the cap, which he said would remove the health hazard from the community with minimal risks. That's not quite how the township sees it. Fred Moran, president of the Board of Commissioners, said that "it's quite clear to me that the EPA doesn't really care what the residents of Haverford think.