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.
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.
November 26, 2013 |
CHERRY HILL Costco Wholesale has set its sights on a parcel of prime South Jersey real estate to expand the megastore chain's presence in the region. The Issaquah, Wash., retailer has put down a marker to build a 157,845-square-foot warehouse in Garden State Park, site of the former horse racetrack. In addition to a warehouse, a proposed site plan recently filed with the township calls for retail space, a restaurant, and a bank on the vacant 18-acre site. "We're excited about Costco," Cherry Hill Mayor Chuck Cahn said.
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.
August 25, 2000 |
The former Wade dump, site of a huge chemical fire 22 years ago and a subsequent Superfund cleanup, may soon become a parking lot for an expanded Delaware River boat launch and recreation area. The City Council hired RT Environmental Services Inc. yesterday to conduct a preliminary site review of the 2.2-acre former dump, at the foot of Flower Street in the shadow of the Commodore Barry Bridge. The review will determine what environmental problems remain, recommend how to proceed with the site's purchase, and study how it could be used under state "brownfields" legislation, which permits the reuse of polluted properties.
January 6, 1989 |
It's too early to tell whether the site of the Franklin Institute's $58 million Futures Center should be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, according to a preliminary report. Excavations of the site have unearthed mid-19th-century deposits from the Magdalen Society for "fallen women," the report says, but it's still too early to determine their significance. The preliminary report is being drafted by the Clio Group, the archaeological consulting firm in charge of the excavations, and will be submitted to the Franklin Institute within the next two weeks.