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REAL_ESTATE
November 30, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
It was not, David Yeager readily acknowledged, your typical urban high-rise-apartment construction project. But Yeager, founder of Radnor Property Group in Wayne, had never partnered on a project with a church - in this case, the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral. That partnership has produced a 26-story, 276-unit glass-and-steel structure at 37th and Chestnut Streets and a three-story office building, as well as a 19th-century Romanesque-style brownstone church now in much better shape than it has been in decades.
SPORTS
November 16, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Karim Karamoko threw for two touchdowns on Thursday afternoon, and Robert Hall rushed for two more as University City rolled to a 40-0 win over Edison at West Philadelphia. Both of Karamoko's touchdowns came in the first half, and University City entered halftime ahead by 26-0. Hall opened up the third quarter with a 35-yard touchdown before adding another from 10 yards out. Commitments Lower Merion's Marina Aileen Forster signed a national letter of intent to accept a rowing scholarship to Drexel.
SPORTS
January 29, 1986 | By John D. Harris, Inquirer Staff Writer
Winning in the pinch hasn't always come naturally to the University City basketball team. It only appears that way after games like the one yesterday, in which the fourth-ranked Jaguars outlasted visiting Mastbaum, 67-59, for Public League Division C bragging rights. "It shows that we can handle the pressure," said University City senior forward David Scott. "Last year, we had a lead against Mastbaum in the last 2 minutes, and we weren't experienced enough to handle it. This year, in the hard-nosed games, all of us are really up for the challenge.
REAL_ESTATE
February 8, 2015 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
When it comes to Philadanco, the award-winning dance company she created back in 1970, Joan Myers Brown is all focus. Fervor for the company, she acknowledges, has been second only to her delight in family. "My home, well, it's a good place to kick off my shoes and relax. But it's nothing fancy. " What her University City home is, however, is a warm and welcoming place that has brought Brown back from her years of rearing children in the suburbs to a more urban existence.
SPORTS
February 23, 1992 | By Joe Santoliquito, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Jaconda Jackson scored the 1,000th point of her career and the Martin Luther King girls ovecame a sluggish first half to defeat Northeast High, 54-37, in a Public League semifinal game yesterday at the Civic Center. The victory earned the Cougars, the defending Public League champions, a chance at a second straight title and their third straight visit to the championship. King (20-3) will face University City - an easy 58-28 winner over Franklin Learning Center in the other semifinal game - for the championship at the Civic Center next Sunday at 3 p.m., following the boys' championship.
REAL_ESTATE
October 7, 2013 | By Alison Burdo, Inquirer Staff Writer
After spending nearly two years renovating a vacant Walnut Hill property, a student-housing developer and landlord hopes to entice denizens of University City to move deeper into West Philadelphia with discounted rental rates and free rides to class. About 30 apartments in the 127-unit Croydon Hall Apartments at 241 S. 49th St. will be available for lease beginning in January, said Scott Orens of Philadelphia-based Orens Bros. Real Estate Inc., the property's owner. With the $10 million renovation, the building will have a fitness center and bike storage and apartments with dishwashers, garbage disposers, and air conditioning, Orens said.
SPORTS
January 27, 2001 | By Todd Zolecki, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
University City head coach Lurline Jones had one question for her players late in the third quarter of yesterday's Public League girls' basketball game against Central: Is there anybody here who really wants to win? Jones had seen enough. The defending league champions were fumbling and stumbling their way to a 62-47 third-quarter deficit, missing layups and losing interest fast. "But we're a fourth-quarter team," Jones said afterward. "Don't ask me why. " The visiting Jaguars (13-4 overall, 4-1 league)
NEWS
October 2, 2012
The Philadelphia Water Department reported Monday the appearance of rusty water in University City and urged customers to limit the use of the water while the utility cleans the system. The department said the rusty water is not a health hazard, but it is a nuisance. Once the system is cleared, customers should run cold water through their pipes to remove any accumulated rust. Customers with questions can call the department's hotline at 215-685-6300.    - Robert Moran
NEWS
October 17, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
A 12-inch water main broke in University City this morning, forcing the Philadelphia Water Department to shut off nearby service, and causing traffic to slow. John DiGiulio, a spokesman for the department, said crews were at the scene of the break around Market street between 42nd and 43 Streets. DiGiulio said he did not have an estimate on when repairs would be complete and water service turned on for the block. The break is not on the scale of Saturday's 36-inch transmission pipe break in Old City that rushed five million to six million gallons of water through that area.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 2011
THIS WEEK "Street Gazing" left Center City for the University City home of the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. Class is in session and students promenading down Locust Walk clearly dress for comfort and style. On my journey I saw the classic prep style, relaxed looks and even some high fashion takes on the student body. It seems higher education builds your mind and sharpens your style.   Follow Reuben Harley on Twitter at @BigRubeHarley and at streetgazing.blogspot.com.
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BUSINESS
April 21, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Swiss insurer Zurich Insurance Group has acquired the 2.0 University Place office building near 41st and Market Streets for $420 a square foot - among the city's highest purchase prices ever for a commercial property. Zurich paid $41.3 million Tuesday for the five-story building in a deal that also commits the company to completing up to $1.8 million in interior construction work, developer Scott Mazo said. Mazo invested $31 million in the 98,000-square-foot eco-friendly office project at the largely untested western edge of Philadelphia's University City neighborhood.
FOOD
April 1, 2016 | By Michael Klein, Staff Writer
Philadelphia's new and burgeoning genre of chain restaurants has less to do with burgers and fries than it does with quinoa (the protein-packed grain) and kale (the leafy vegetable once relegated to the bottom of deli trays). Healthful eating is the theme of a segment of fast-casual restaurants, so defined by counter service and customization. Credit a heightened awareness of nutrition combined with a soaring population of millennials and Generation Xers who seem to have a few bucks to spend.
NEWS
March 30, 2016
Police release names of two homicide victims Philadelphia police on Monday identified two men slain in shootings last week in Philadelphia. The first shooting was early Thursday morning, when a man was shot several times while on the 100 block of East Indiana Avenue in Kensington. The victim, Luiz D. Padilla, 38, was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital at 1:59 a.m. On Saturday, Edward Jefferson, 42, died after he was shot in the chest in a vacant lot in North Philadelphia on the 1500 block of North 19th Street.
NEWS
March 29, 2016
Heidi Cruz cancels South Jersey visit Heidi Cruz, wife of GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz, has canceled a campaign appearance set for Tuesday in Haddon Heights. Scot DeCristofaro, a spokesman for the Cruz campaign in New Jersey, said the senator and his wife had decided to campaign together in Wisconsin, which will hold its primary next week. The Haddon Heights event, billed as fund-raiser and rally, was to be held Tuesday afternoon at The Cabin in Hoffs Park. DeCristofaro said the rally would be rescheduled after the April 5 Wisconsin primary.
BUSINESS
March 28, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
Digitally savvy millennials are the top buyers of gift cards. Gen X shoppers lean toward gift cards from traditional department and grocery stores. And boomers value one-stop shopping. That's what a joint study by the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the global information firm NPD Group Inc. recently revealed. The findings give retailers and brand manufacturers useful intelligence on how to better connect with their existing customers and attract new ones, said Denise Dahlhoff, research director of the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center at Wharton, who worked with the NPD Group on the study.
NEWS
March 24, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas, Staff Writer
The chairman of a super PAC that raised $1.4 million to help elect Mayor Kenney last year has been appointed to the board that has oversight of the city's budget and spending plans. Kevin Vaughan, who headed the Forward Philadelphia super PAC, is the new chairman of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (PICA). He was appointed to the board this month by Gov. Wolf on Kenney's recommendation. At last week's PICA meeting, the board unanimously approved Vaughan as chairman.
BUSINESS
March 17, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Amtrak and its development partners want to build a new underground concourse linking 30th Street Station with SEPTA's subways and trolleys as the first step in a 35-year plan for the area. The concourse, to be topped by a skylight and lined with shops along its 250-foot span, would be completed during the first half of the 2020s, according to a draft of the 30th Street Station District Plan to be released during an open house at the station Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. The draft is the latest stage in a $5.25 million study, nearing completion after two years, of plans for the station.
NEWS
March 5, 2016
By John Fry and Jerry Sweeney For far too long, Philadelphia was a punchline, never getting the respect it deserved, even from city residents. Not anymore. Philadelphia today is synonymous with urban comeback and growth. Over the past 25 years we've gone from being a symbol of urban distress to being a leader of America's urban renaissance. Our world-class institutions of higher learning and medical science have been joined by expanded cultural and sports facilities and a vibrant restaurant scene.
NEWS
March 4, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
A Kingsessing man was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for shooting and killing a man two years ago outside a University City nightspot. The Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury deliberated 21/2 days before finding Corey Gaynor guilty in the April 2014 killing of Timothy Cary outside the Copabanana at 40th and Spruce Streets. Judge Lillian Ransom immediately sentenced Gaynor, 28, to the mandatory life in prison without parole. Gaynor did not testify in his defense, and did not speak before he was sentenced.
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