July 15, 2014 |
All signs point to the recovery of the region's real estate market after nearly eight years in the tank. With inventory short, real estate agents report sales within percentage points of asking prices, and multiple bids on properly priced listings in move-in condition. Not everyone is benefiting, however. Ask Larry Golub, of Trevose; Gayle Whittle, of Oreland; and Wendy Wirsch, of Warrington. "We've had our home on the market for over three years now, with no showings for over seven months," said Golub, whose high-end manufactured home in Trevose cost $135,000 when it was new seven years ago. Price reductions for his "as-new home" - now listed at $92,000 - haven't helped, said Golub, who lives in the Neshaminy School District.
January 14, 2013 |
Jeanne Caruso believes her house, at just over 1,000 square feet, is among the smaller in the Erlton section of Cherry Hill. She had questions when its assessed value jumped from $93,300 to $170,400 in the latest revaluation, which is estimated to raise her property taxes by more than $400. "It's a lot of taxes for a small house," Caruso said Thursday evening at Croft Farm, where residents were arriving in a steady stream for one-on-one meetings with representatives of the company that performed the revaluation.
March 2, 1986 |
A 17-year-old Bucks County high school senior was arrested early yesterday and charged with the fatal shooting of his grandparents in their home in Warrington Township. Several hours after the bodies were found in the immaculate stone house, Richard Mazeffa, who had lived with his grandparents for the last two years, admitted to the killings at the Warrington Township police station, according to records filed in Magistrate's Court in Newtown, Bucks County, an official source said.
July 13, 1999 |
Joseph Ehrenreich Sr., 86, of Croydon, a retired plant maintenance employee who also owned and operated a restaurant, died Wednesday at Crestview North Nursing Center in Langhorne. He had battled cancer for two years. Mr. Ehrenreich was a "master craftsman," able to fix or build anything, including stained-glass lamps and windows, lead carriage lamps, tables, and shelves, said a son, Joseph Jr. He retired at age 66 after 25 years as a lead burner and plant maintenance employee for Yates Industries in Burlington.
June 3, 2007 |
Everywhere investigators went, every time they talked to an informant or questioned a suspect, one name kept coming back to them: Raymond Morales. It seemed that all the drug dealers in Camden were getting their cocaine from him. While his name was ringing out, no one would cooperate against Morales because he had such a terrifying reputation for violence. "He put the fear of God into people on the street," said Lt. Michael Mangold of the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.
June 9, 1991 |
After an hour above an empty sea, our 14-seater descended over scattered reefs, looped around a smoldering volcano and dropped down on a runway so short that each end overhung the sea. We had arrived on the Banda Islands, still known in many parts of the world as the Spice Islands in what was once called the Dutch East Indies. Separated by hundreds of miles from the main body of Eastern Indonesia's Moluccas, the islands of this group are so small that their size must be grossly exaggerated for them to show up on most maps.
March 17, 2000 |
Something is on the loose in Bensalem. Three times this week, frightened residents have reported a large cat - either a mountain lion or an ocelot - slinking through back yards near Bensalem High School. Local police are hunting the creature, using digital imaging and the expertise of the Philadelphia Zoo. Yet, police remain unsure of what exactly they're looking for. "No one has been able to give a clear description of it," said Fred Harran, deputy public safety director.
February 18, 1990 |
Laurence H. McCormick had been trying to sell his Grays Lane home in Montgomeryville for three years with no luck. It took a recent idea to subdivide the 2-acre property, at 100 Grays Lane, into three lots to seal a deal with developer William H. Heinrich of Quakertown. "Nobody wants a big lot with a small house anymore," said McCormick, who owned the home for 30 years. "They all want a big house on a small lot. " But for Heinrich to go ahead with the subdivision, he needs two variances from the Montgomery Township Zoning Hearing Board.
September 13, 1989 |
A Burlington Township ham radio operator will reach new highs thanks to a zoning board decision Wednesday night. The board granted David Johnson of Mill Lane approval to install a radio communication tower as tall as 100 feet in his back yard with a 35-foot antenna span at the top. "Amature ham radio is my hobby and I have been involved with the hobby for many years," Johnson said. Johnson told the board that he planned to install multiple antennas on the tower for increased performance.
July 21, 1999 |
It started with a single spark of compassion and unyielding determination. The year was 1883. Margaret Bancroft defied her father's orders, rented a small house on Chestnut Street, and, with just one student, started a school for the mentally handicapped. Now, Bancroft NeuroHealth, formerly the Bancroft School, provides educational, residential and job-training programs for hundreds with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries. Though based in Haddonfield, Bancroft has campuses and affiliates in Louisiana, Maine, Delaware and several towns in South Jersey.