August 7, 2016
When I ask Runnemede laundromat manager Crisi Sinauskas about the Clements Bridge Road project, she takes a drag on an Eve cigarette and exhales a wisecrack. "Some days it adds 20 minutes to my commute," Sinauskas, who lives across Clements Bridge Road from her job, laughs. "It can take 20 minutes just to cross the street. I'm not kidding. " For people who live, work, walk, or drive along this 1.5-mile strand of potholed pavement between the Black and White Horse pikes, the $2.7 million improvement project that's disrupted their lives and livelihoods is no joke.
February 5, 2016 |
Plans for central Philadelphia's eastern waterfront call for bike- and pedestrian-friendly trails, sprawling green spaces, and dense blocks of housing over street-enlivening shops and restaurants. Add to that now a big new convenience store with gas pumps, strip-mall retail, and lots of parking. That's what developer Bart Blatstein has in mind for part of the property he owns along the Delaware River in South Philadelphia where a Foxwoods casino had once been planned. Blatstein's proposal, which recently came to light in an online presentation by real estate brokerage MSC Retail, calls for a shopping plaza, apartments and townhouses, and parkland on the 21-acre parcel along Columbus Boulevard.
July 24, 2015 |
Remember when we were fighting them over there so we wouldn't have to here? Increasing domestic terrorism by so-called lone wolves has blown that strategy out of the water and weakened the rationale for further U.S. military intervention in the Middle East. A domestic terrorist attack occurred or was foiled every 34 days in the United States on average between April 2009 and February 2015, according to a study by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks violent groups. Three-quarters of the more than 60 incidents during that period were planned or carried out by a lone wolf.
February 25, 2015 |
Two men who tried to burglarize a Tullytown gun shop early Monday were arrested after being located in the overhead ductwork of the building, police said. Police Chief Daniel Doyle said the men, later identified as James Townes, 22, and Ashier Williams, 21, both of Philadelphia, set off an alarm around 2 a.m. by knocking a hole in the roof of Mike's Guns & Sporting Goods on the 200 block of Levittown Parkway. Police responded and saw a man on top of the building, Doyle said. Officers then surrounded the strip mall and attempted to negotiate with the would-be burglars.
March 7, 2014 |
Pennsylvania is seeking $2.4 million in civil penalties against Sunoco Logistics Partners for alleged Clean Streams Law violations related to a November 2008 spill of 12,000 gallons of gasoline near Pittsburgh. The spill in Murrysville, Westmoreland County, killed virtually all the aquatic life in a three-mile stretch of Turtle Creek, according to a complaint filed Friday by the Department of Environmental Protection with the Environmental Hearing Board. The DEP said a valve in the company's eight-inch pipeline ruptured shortly after a maintenance crew worked at the site, near a strip mall on Route 22. The rupture unleashed a 20- to 30-foot geyser of gasoline.
January 26, 2013 |
A man died and two firefighters suffered minor injuries after a fire broke out late last night at the Melrose shopping center in Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County. Montgomery County dispatch logs show the fire was reported about 11 Thursday night in a 911 call. The two-alarm blaze broke out during what was initially reported as a small explosion in a beauty supply store in the strip mall on the unit block of East Cheltenham Avenue. The fire was brought until control about 4:37 a.m., but was still burning an hour later.
October 19, 2012 |
THE DAY they opened The Laundry Cafe in Olney, owners Tyrone Akins and Brian Holland were approached by an older woman with an unexpected request. She had inspected the Laundromat's 150 high-end washers and dryers, granite-topped tables and coin-operated massage chairs. She had marveled at the low-fee computer stations, Starbucks coffee kiosk, digital jukebox, video games, free Wi-fi and flat-screen TVs. She made note of The Laundry Cafe's complimentary curbside assistance, first-load-free dryer service and bright community room where classes would be offered, free, on topics like how to start your own business.
February 21, 2012 |
For years, J&S Seafood, a fast-food place that sells the likes of fried shrimp, whitefish, and mozzarella sticks and which stays open after the bars close, has been a magnet for Chester's young night owls. And, according to police and people in the neighborhood, it has been a magnet for trouble. They say it is a big reason that the intersection of Ninth and Kerlin Streets in Delaware County's largest city has become a Hell's Corner - one of the region's most violent. "It's a hot spot," Police Capt.
February 20, 2012 |
For years, J&S Seafood, a fast-food place that sells the likes of fried shrimp, white fish, and mozzarella sticks and which stays open after the bars close, has been a magnet for Chester's young night owls. And, according to police and people in the neighborhood, it has been a magnet for trouble. They say it's a big reason that the intersection of Ninth and Kerlin Streets in Delaware County's largest city has become a Hell's Corner, one of the region's most violent. "It's a hot spot," Police Capt.
October 18, 2011
A fire early Monday severely damaged a strip mall in Upper Roxborough and sent a firefighter to Roxborough Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, according to the Fire Department. The two-alarm blaze ruined several stores on the 8900 block of Ridge Avenue, authorities said. The blaze was reported about 3:30 a.m. and was declared under control at 4:51 a.m. - Peter Mucha