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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.
BUSINESS
May 14, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
FMC Corp. plans to move this weekend into its still-under-construction University City headquarters tower, among the most prominent of the recent building projects that are reshaping the city's skyline. The chemicals giant will be the first tenant in the glass tower that will bear its name near 30th Street Station, where it is to occupy 250,000 square feet over nine floors, communications chief Ken Gedaka said in an interview on Thursday. The move was timed to beat the expiration of its lease at its current home, the BNY Mellon Center tower at 1735 Market St., which it had occupied since 1991.
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
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 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
June 17, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Amtrak and its partners in the proposed redevelopment of a massive swath around 30th Street Station in University City say the decades-long plan - including partially capping the adjacent rail yard - will involve $6.5 billion in infrastructure funding and private investment. The financial projection is part of the planning team's final blueprint for the 175-acre site extending northeast from 30th Street Station, to be released Thursday morning. Publication of the 30th Street Station District Plan ends a two-year, $5.25 million study led by Amtrak, Drexel University, Brandywine Realty Trust, SEPTA, and PennDot for the area between Walnut and Spring Garden Streets east of Drexel's campus and Powelton Village.
BUSINESS
June 2, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Shared-office giant WeWork opens its first Philadelphia location Wednesday, a validation of - and potential threat to - the city's large existing contingent of collaborative-workspace operators. The 30,000-square-foot, two-story space at the former Schmidt's brewery building in Northern Liberties' Piazza development is the first of three shared-office facilities planned in the city by New York-based WeWork. To follow in the fall are a 30,000-square-foot space at 1430 Walnut St. - a glass-walled retail building that also accommodates a Cheesecake Factory restaurant - and a 40,000-square-foot location on the 19th and 20th floors of the Five Penn Center office building at 1601 Market St. "We look for cities that have a robust mix of the right elements: a real percolating tech community, an active investment community, strong support from the city," said Dave McLaughlin, the company's eastern U.S. general manager.
NEWS
May 14, 2016
ISSUE | DEMS' CONVENTION Time for Philly to shine Civic leaders Paul Levy and Stephen Tang have argued that Philadelphia must leverage its momentum to promote growth ("Use key assets to promote Philly growth," April 28; "Keep city focus on job growth," April 29). Innovation fuels this momentum. From Philly Tech Week to Microsoft's decision to open an Innovation Center in University City to the Huffington Post citing Philadelphia as a prime city for techies, the city is gaining national attention for its growing innovation and start-up culture.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2016 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
There's a big national convention coming to town that will give Philadelphia a chance to show off what a spiffy, exciting place it has become. No, not the Democrats; it's the American Institute of Architects. Some 19,000 of those exacting design minds will be prowling our streets next week, taking measure of our stone citadels, peering at our construction sites, and generally giving us a professional once-over. What will they make of the things we've built? The visiting architects will find Philadelphia is a very different city from the one they experienced in 2000, the last time the AIA held its convention here.
BUSINESS
May 14, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
FMC Corp. plans to move this weekend into its still-under-construction University City headquarters tower, among the most prominent of the recent building projects that are reshaping the city's skyline. The chemicals giant will be the first tenant in the glass tower that will bear its name near 30th Street Station, where it is to occupy 250,000 square feet over nine floors, communications chief Ken Gedaka said in an interview on Thursday. The move was timed to beat the expiration of its lease at its current home, the BNY Mellon Center tower at 1735 Market St., which it had occupied since 1991.
BUSINESS
May 12, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
Radnor Property Group of Wayne will break ground Wednesday on Vue32, a mixed-use project on Drexel University land at 3201 Race St. in University City. The $56 million project includes a residential tower, for-sale townhouses, a preschool and a plaza area for community use. The 16-story tower, with 164 rental apartments, including junior one-bedroom, one-bedroom, two-bedroom units and three bedroom units, is expected to be completed in stages from June to August 2017. Radnor Property Group is developing the project under a ground-lease agreement with Drexel at no cost to the university.  Amenities include a fitness center, underground parking for 32 cars, and a rooftop deck with a gas fire pit and grills.
BUSINESS
April 27, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Brandywine Realty Trust plans to demolish an aged industrial building on the 2100 block of Market Street so it can combine the property with surrounding parcels into a large surface parking lot for valet use. The developer has secured permits to tear down the structure at 2126-30 Market St. and is seeking to be excused from zoning rules that prohibit new parking businesses in the area, according to filings on Philadelphia's Department of Licenses and...
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.
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