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.
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.
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 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.
May 18, 2016 |
The building that once housed the Please Touch Museum near 21st and Race Streets is to be demolished to make way for an eight-townhome development, according to permits on the website of the Department of Licenses & Inspections. The project is being completed by Philadelphia-based U.S. Construction Inc., according to Logan Square Neighborhood Association President Drew Murray, whose group endorsed the proposal at a meeting last year. The demolition permit was issued May 10. Horsham-based homebuilders Toll Brothers had previously been under agreement to acquire the 30,000-square-foot building at 208 N. 21st St. with plans to build a five-story condo project at the site.
June 20, 2016
Name: Adrenaline-hunter.com. What it does: The website is a source for air, land, water, snow, urban, and crazy adventures around the globe. What's hot: Thrill-seekers don't have time to sift through all the options offered by most general-activity-focused travel websites. I like this site's niche focus: It points you in the direction of "Our Top Spots," "Our Sports," which are the best adrenaline-packed activities in each of its sports, and "Adrenaline Hunter's Top 6," which are its favorites and include canoe surfing lessons in St. Martin, paragliding over Lake Annecy in France, and scuba diving in Lesbos, Greece.
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.