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March 10, 2014 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
For a couple of hundred years now, it has been the light - its brilliance and refraction spoken about with reverence here - that has brought great artists and those unknown to West Cape May on the southern tip of New Jersey. A kind of stepsister to more chichi - and expensive - Cape May proper, West Cape May has long been evolving as an artisan's outpost where artsy mom-and-pop shops and galleries have been springing up in recent years. So it seems fitting that the 19-member Cape May Artists' Cooperative has opened its new gallery at 122 Sunset Blvd.
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March 2, 2014 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
MIDDLETOWN TWP. A decade after the Franklin Mint closed, its round museum building still sits vacant along busy Baltimore Pike in Delaware County. Development of the prominent property has been plagued by opposition from residents, a slow economy, and - most recently - a legal battle among the developers. But the plan took a step forward this week when a revised zoning ordinance won approval from the Middletown Township Council. The site, with more than 170 acres, could now have 350 townhouses, offices, retail space, and a hotel.
NEWS
February 20, 2014 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
THEIR TARGETS of violence, according to a federal indictment unsealed yesterday, included a Quaker meetinghouse site and workers building a kids' toy store. Yes, those peaceful Quakers. Yes, a kids' store. Ten members of Ironworkers Local Union 401, including its leaders, were arrested yesterday and charged with conspiring to commit acts of violence to force contractors to hire union members. The alleged crimes include a 2012 arson at the site for a new Chestnut Hill Friends meetinghouse and a 2010 baseball-bat whacking that seriously injured nonunion workers at a Toys R Us under construction near the King of Prussia Mall.
NEWS
February 18, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
DEVELOPER Eric Blumenfeld wants to dust off an old idea to transform a large swath of the city's perpetually drab waterfront. Blumenfeld said he plans to partner with the Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 to build a "lifestyle community" on the 20 acres that house the union's offices and a catering hall on Columbus Boulevard near Washington Avenue. The site would contain a little of everything - residences, offices, restaurants and retail. Blumenfeld said the idea was originally crafted by his father, the late developer Jack Blumenfeld, who was once tasked by former Mayor Frank Rizzo with redeveloping Penn's Landing.
NEWS
February 17, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHESTERFIELD Plans are being made to begin construction on a $1.75 million roundabout next month at a Burlington County intersection where a child was killed two years ago when the school bus in which she was riding collided with a dump truck. Isabelle Tezsla, an 11-year-old triplet, died in the Feb. 16 crash when the bus driver drove into the path of a truck that was loaded with construction debris from the New Jersey Turnpike widening project. Her two sisters and 12 other children were injured.
SPORTS
February 7, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
AS THE OLYMPICS begin, they present a confounding question: What should we care about? Four years ago, in Vancouver, it was simple. There was Apolo Ohno, the multiracial icon whose speedy skating (and deft dancing) gave America its unquestioned darling. There was Lindsey Vonn, a snow princess who did for ski outfits what Katarina Witt did for skating costumes. Shaun White was relatively fresh and still somewhat refreshing. There were Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto, the U.S. ice dancers who won a silver medal in 2006, trained locally and gave the world's best a run for their money before finishing fourth.
BUSINESS
February 7, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Ground was broken Wednesday at the site of Philadelphia's latest high-rise rental effort - a 28-story, $110 million project at 36th and Market Streets in University City. Called 3601 Market Street and due for delivery in spring 2015, the building will be constructed on a portion of the 17-acre University City Science Center campus that is now a parking lot. The 364-unit, 443,000-square-foot, mixed-use structure is a joint project of the Science Center and Southern Land Co., of Nashville.
NEWS
February 5, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Saying a New Hope-based social media company's website endangers minors by allowing them to provide too much personal information, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera sued MeetMe Inc. in California Monday. The lawsuit cites criminal cases around the nation in which adult men were either arrested for or convicted of sexual crimes against teenage girls they met through the site. To make connections, members can search by age and geopersonal information, learning, for example, that another member is within 500 feet.
NEWS
February 5, 2014 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHERRY HILL A Superior Court judge on Monday upheld the Cherry Hill Township zoning board's approval of a 152-unit luxury apartment complex to be built at a site most recently occupied by a building materials supplier. In a case that underscored development tensions in one of the state's most heavily built-out municipalities, Judge Lee A. Solomon accepted the board's conclusion that Buckingham Partners L.L.C. of Cherry Hill had met its burden of proof related to variances. He rejected all arguments by the plaintiffs, a group of residents living nearby, who pledged to appeal.
NEWS
February 2, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
The FBI is on the scene of several North Jersey hotels in the vicinity of the Meadowlands site of Sunday's Super Bowl that received letters containing a suspicious substance, Bergen County officials said. County hazmat teams, the joint terrorism task force, and hazmat materials units all deployed to investigate, the FBI said in a news release. The New Jersey State Police issued a statement saying there are no reported injuries and the locations are being secured. The locations are the Econo Lodge on Washington Avenue in Carlstadt, the Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel on Rutherford Avenue in Rutherford, the Homewood Suites on Route 17 in East Rutherford, and the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights Meadowlands on Terrace Avenue in Hasbrouk Heights.
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