December 29, 1997 |
Snow began falling yesterday at Winter Olympic sites around Nagan, Japan, a day after local tourism officials prayed at a Shinto shrine for snowfall. The tourism association, representing about 800 lodging facilities in Hakuba, held prayers at a shrine of Japan's indigenous religion because their business has been suffering from lack of snow this season. On an ordinary winter day, more than 30,000 skiers come to the village, but the number has been about half this season because there is snow only in the high mountain areas.
November 11, 2015 |
The Frankford Chocolate Factory site on Washington Avenue has been sold to developers who are said to be planning a mixed-use project, the latest move to bring homes, shops, and offices to the industrial strip. On Monday, the 100,000-square-foot property at 21st Street was sold to a consortium of buyers that plans to develop the site, said Robert Fahey, an executive vice president at commercial real estate services firm CBRE in Philadelphia. One of the buyers, Anthony Nguyen, confirmed the acquisition but declined to provide other details.
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.
November 13, 2012 |
Three years after purchasing the command section of a Cold War-era Nike missile base from the U.S. government for $828,000, Woolwich Township owns the site free and clear. Its future, though, remains unclear. Located on Paulsboro Road, just off Route 322 and across from St. Joseph's Cemetery, the overgrown, 33-acre site was part of the nation's air defense until 1974, when the Army abandoned it and other Nike bases protecting Philadelphia. Under the purchase agreement, Woolwich, which hopes to sell the parcel to a developer, would have had to turn over to the federal government any profit in the first three years.
April 4, 1993 |
Entranced by the rural charm of their Bryn Mawr home, the Lewises barely gave a thought to the long history of the site when they moved from Connecticut in 1991. "We knew it had historic value, but it never really registered," Mary Ann Lewis said. It was only after other people started asking questions about the property that she and her husband dug out the original plans of their home. However, the history of the property, Black Rocks, named for its striking, oddly shaped stone formations, is far older than the quaint stone farmhouse.
July 17, 2013 |
Radnor police are cautioning residents about a website that allows users to chat anonymously with strangers after the parents of a 12-year-old reported that someone on the site coaxed the child into sending nude pictures. The site, Omegle, randomly pairs users in one-on-one chat sessions where they communicate using the handles "You" and "Stranger. " The site was created by 18-year-old Leif K-Brooks of Brattleboro, Vt., in 2008 and helped usher in the age of the anonymous face-to-face chat on the Web, according to Wikipedia.
December 6, 1989 |
An official of the Robert T. Winzinger firm of Hainesport acknowledged yesterday that two small piles of construction debris had been dumped by mistake at a 40-acre site it owns on Coopertown Road in Delanco, but said a much larger mound contained material that already was present on the site. Jo Ann Winzinger, vice president of the construction company, said two 15- ton piles of asphalt, deposited in error by a subcontract carrier, would be removed, as would a 20-foot-high, 150-ton mound of concrete.
October 30, 1997 |
The school district unveiled yet another potential site for a new elementary school Tuesday night as its self-imposed deadline approached to choose a site that would please neighbors, parents, environmentalists and traffic engineers. The new proposal calls for a school to be built on a field adjacent to the high school, which is on King of Prussia Road near Lancaster Avenue. The site has several advantages, said Board President Arthur Lewis. It is on school district-owned land, while other sites would have to be purchased.
May 24, 2012 |
Brandywine Senior Living, a Mount Laurel operator of residential communities for seniors, started construction on a $32 million assisted-living facility in Voorhees. The facility, with 102 suites and room for 120 residents, is expected to open next May, Brandywine's chief executive Brenda Bacon said. It will be Brandywine's 25th facility. The Voorhees site is on Route 73 near Virtua hospital, which opened a year ago. Harold Brubaker
April 19, 1990 |
The Yardley-Makefield Emergency Unit has staved off defeat in its yearlong battle to get a site to its liking for its new headquarters. Meeting Monday night, the Lower Makefield Township Board of Supervisors, which opposes the squad's first choice, agreed that more alternatives must be studied. Supervisors said it would be premature to condemn the squad for refusing to accept free use of a $450,000 proposed building within the township municipal complex. That site is "poorly situated" and would cut down response time to the northern, western and some fringe areas of the township by almost three minutes, Jennifer Rattigan, squad president, said.