March 11, 2015 |
A woman who stabbed a child protection worker in a state office building in Camden last year pleaded guilty Monday. Taisha Edwards, 31, of Camden, pleaded guilty in Superior Court to attempted murder. In return, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office agreed to recommend a 13-year term in state prison, it said in a news release. Edwards, a client of the state's Department of Children and Families, had been meeting Leah Coleman, a caseworker, at the state agency's Division of Child Protection and Permanency office on the 100 block of Haddon Avenue on Nov. 17, 2014.
November 20, 2014 |
A woman accused of repeatedly stabbing a child protection worker Monday in a state office building in Camden, from which armed guards had just been withdrawn, had twice before been charged with assault, according to court records. On Tuesday, after Taisha Edwards, 30, of Camden, was charged with attempted murder, union officials who represent the state workers in their offices at 101 Haddon Ave. complained of a lack of protection there. The concerns appeared to lead to action, as the Department of Children and Families decided Tuesday to restore armed guards at the building, according to Hetty Rosenstein, state director for the Communications Workers of America.
November 19, 2014 |
After publicly asserting that she had followed the law, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane answered questions for more than two hours Monday before a grand jury investigating whether she or her office improperly released information to embarrass a political foe. Kane's testimony was private, but as she prepared to take the stand in a Montgomery County courtroom, she told reporters she would tell the special prosecutor "the facts and...
August 12, 2013 |
Say what you will about Pennsylvania's Tom Corbett, and plenty of people have, at least he's not known as "Governor Flintstone. " That would be Maine's Paul LePage, a fellow Republican that national pundits have listed alongside Corbett as an incumbent governor likely to lose in 2014. "Dead men walking," Politico recently called the two. And there are some similarities. Both have underwater approval ratings, and each has a frosty relationship with his legislature. But LePage, a bedrock tea party warrior, has earned his Stone Age nickname with a hard-edged and sometimes vulgar approach to politics that makes Corbett seem like a cuddly and softspoken centrist.
July 14, 2013 |
A PASTOR from Montgomery County found himself in handcuffs in Harrisburg yesterday morning after officials say he refused to leave a state office building, saying that he was there to pray for Attorney General Kathleen Kane to change her position on refusing to defend the state's ban on gay marriage. Pastor Bill Devlin skirted Capitol Police at the Strawberry Square building where Kane's office is located, according to Holly Lubart, spokeswoman for the state Department of General Services, which oversees the police force there.
January 9, 2013 |
The developer Bart Blatstein on Tuesday unveiled a $70 million renovation of the former State Office Building at Broad and Spring Garden Streets, the latest outpost in what he calls his "$1 billion commitment to North Broad Street. " Blatstein has made headlines by joining the competition for the city's second casino license. He wants to convert the former headquarters of The Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News at 400 N. Broad into the anchor of a three-block, $700 million gaming complex.
April 11, 2012 |
BART BLATSTEIN is getting down to business on Broad Street. The real-estate developer announced Tuesday that he's ready to begin converting the former State Office Building at Broad and Spring Garden streets into Tower Place, a luxury-apartment-and-retail complex. "I'm in love with North Broad, and I'm ready to bring it through a transformation back to the splendor it once had," said Blatstein. He bought the building from the state in July for $21 million and spent the intervening period preparing for his two-phase construction project.
October 18, 2011 |
Eric Blumenfeld got nothing but blank stares from bankers when he wanted to borrow money to convert an empty building at 640 N. Broad St. into high-end apartments. "They thought I was hallucinating," Blumenfeld recalled. Their view of North Broad: "An empty, godforsaken corridor. " Seven years later, Blumenfeld has leased all 265 apartments at Lofts 640, and his company - EB Realty - is finishing work on a major conversion of two buildings just across the street. The project, at Broad and Mount Vernon Street, includes an additional 101 lofts in an old dress factory, plus two restaurants and a 17,000-square-foot catering hall in the former Wilkie Buick dealership.
July 29, 2011 |
BART BLATSTEIN is the alpha and the omega. At least on our block. Having recently purchased the former State Office Building at Broad and Spring Garden streets - for a cool $21 million - the Tower Investments developer went ahead and bought the neighboring 18-story Daily News / Inquirer building at Broad and Callowhill. "It's a wonderful property. We like to have critical mass where we develop," Blatstein said yesterday, declining to reveal how much he's paying Philadelphia Media Network for the half-empty building at 400 N. Broad St. and its adjacent parking lot and garage.