January 30, 2014 |
Northampton Township police have spoken with the driver of a car that struck and killed a woman on Jacksonville Road on Monday, but are awaiting autopsy results before determining whether to file charges against the man, Chief Michael Clark said Tuesday afternoon. Clark identified the victim in Monday's hit-and-run as 51-year-old Christine E. Witte, who he said was living with her mother on Jacksonville Road near the site of the accident. Clark did not identify the driver but said the driver told police he knew he had hit something while driving Monday morning, but was unaware that it was a person.
September 10, 2013 |
LOWER MERION Alison Graham and her husband have moved twice since they first bought a house in North Ardmore 42 years ago - but never more than 900 feet. She said the sense of community, not to mention the ability to walk to shops, restaurants, and a train station, has had a powerful pull, keeping them in the leafy neighborhood of single-family houses near Lower Merion High School. "We have the same neighbors that we had in 1970," Graham said. "It really is a neighborhood. " But now her neighborhood - and others across Lower Merion Township - is on the cusp of arguably the most dramatic changes since the first suburban boom peaked four decades ago, as developers push plans for as many as 1,300 new apartment units over the next five years.
July 23, 2013 |
Boarded up, with peeling paint and an empty platform, the shuttered train station at the end of Third Street is a portrait of urban blight, emblematic of so much of downtown Coatesville. But local and state officials are pinning their hopes of getting a citywide revitalization on track with an $18 million-plus spruce-up of this underused Amtrak station. Amtrak trains still stop at the Coatesville station - albeit without ticket sales or baggage services. Just under 15,000 people caught a ride there in 2011.
June 25, 2013
By John A. Fry The United States is witnessing something that seemed next to impossible not long ago - the rebirth of its urban centers. Nowhere is this seismic shift more prevalent than along the 450 miles stretching from Washington to Boston, otherwise known as the Northeast Corridor. Indeed, this area is quickly becoming the nation's epicenter of high-quality urban living. This transformation is being driven by a powerful combination of demographic and social trends. Key among them is the millennial generation's strong preference for working, living, learning, and socializing in urban environments.
June 6, 2013 |
SECAUCUS, N.J. - New Jersey bid farewell to Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a strong advocate for the state's public transportation system, Wednesday afternoon with a brief ceremony at the train station that bears his name. Family and dignitaries, including Gov. Christie, gathered at the upper rotunda of the Frank R. Lautenberg Secaucus Rail Station, as police played "Taps" and "God Bless America" on bagpipes. Lautenberg, a five-time Democratic senator, died Monday of complications from viral pneumonia.
June 5, 2013
Vice President Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez will eulogize Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg on Wednesday in New York City, Lautenberg's office said Tuesday. Lautenberg, the last World War II veteran in the Senate, will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, after one last stop at the train station bearing his name in Secaucus, next to the New Jersey Turnpike. Lautenberg, the Senate's oldest member at age 89, died Monday of complications of viral pneumonia.
May 9, 2013 |
A jackknifed tractor-trailer spilled its cargo of cooking fat on the Schuylkill Expressway near 30th Street Station late Tuesday, prompting a major cleanup that lasted until after Wednesday's morning rush hour. PennDot reported that the last section of roadway affected by the accident - Exit 344 at the I-676 Vine Street Expressway - reopened about 10:30 a.m. Officials said the rig jackknifed about 11 hours earlier on the stretch of I-76 that runs under the train station. The trailer hit a pillar and was ripped apart, spilling its cargo of boxes of shortening.
May 1, 2013 |
AN OFF-DUTY Philadelphia police officer was in stable condition after being stabbed during an attempted robbery last night in Northeast Philadelphia, authorities said. The stabbing happened on Grant Avenue near the Torresdale train station shortly after 10 p.m. Police described the robbers as two white men, one wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. It was unclear if anything was taken. The officer was transported to Aria Health's Torresdale campus for treatment. His name was not released.
April 30, 2013 |
The atmosphere is thick with the aroma of pasta sauce and lasagna from the Italian buffet, and across the room, a guitar player and an aspiring opera singer are performing. It's evocative of the Billy Joel song "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant," but the venue in this case is SEPTA's Wayne Station in Radnor Township, for many years little more than a prosaic commuter shelter bracketing a ticket window. Fabio & Danny's Station Cafe, on the Philadelphia-bound side of the Main Line tracks, now hosts Friday-night BYOB dinners with free music.
April 13, 2013 |
HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. - A missing College of New Jersey senior whose purse was found on a walkway of the George Washington Bridge had been feeling a lot of stress, said her father, who worried her disappearance may have had something to do with her birthday. Paige Aiello, whose 22d birthday was Thursday, was reported missing two days earlier by her family in Hillsborough after she apparently took her mother's car without permission, authorities said. That night, a passerby reported finding her purse, cellphone, and car keys on the south walkway of the bridge.