July 19, 2016
By Matt Bergheiser Imagine applying to 42 jobs in three months and not landing a single interview. Imagine what it feels like to realize that even jobs at the lowest rungs of the career ladder require online applications when you haven't turned on a computer in years. Imagine being so desperate for income that you'll ride two trains and a bus for a chance at back-breaking day labor that might not even materialize. This story line is typical for citizens returning from prison, as a criminal conviction is often a career-ender, creating devastating impacts for individuals, families, and communities.
February 24, 2015
Bryn Mawr Bank Corp. , Bryn Mawr, has elected Michael Clement and John May to its board. They had served as directors of Continental Bank Holdings Inc., which Bryn Mawr Bank Corp. acquired on Jan. 1. Clement is a partner with the law firm Wisler, Pearlstine, Talone, Garrity & Potash L.L.P. May is a partner in the corporate and securities department of Pepper Hamilton L.L.P. The University City District has named the following board members: Jamie Gauthier , executive director of the Sustainable Business Network and president of the Garden Court Community Association; Tom Klaritch , executive vice president of HCP; Mark Mills , president of the Metropolis Group; Joe Reagan , vice president-development at Wexford Science & Technologies; Joe Ritchie , vice president of development at Brandywine Realty Trust; and Joe Vitali , vice president of finance and administration at the University of the Sciences.
February 24, 2015 |
Take SEPTA's No. 34 trolley along Baltimore Avenue to 47th Street, and it will deposit you at the doorstep of Lee's Deli, home to such unusual creations as the Game Over Cheesesteak (chicken topped with shrimp and broccoli or spinach) and Tanzanian Fries (an East Africa-inspired omelet stuffed with fried potatoes, cheese, green peppers, and onions, and topped with hot sauce). You also will witness a 22-year-old business in transition, changing in response to a West Philadelphia neighborhood itself taking on a new look as young professionals and families move in. And if you introduce yourself to owner Insuk "Scott" Lee, behind the counter six days a week since he opened the corner eatery in 1993, you will experience a South Korean immigrant's abundant gratitude and joy in fulfilling his American entrepreneurial dream.
January 15, 2015 |
THE MAY 19 DEMOCRATIC primary election is shaping up with some new faces expected on the ballot and one veteran city politician wrapping up her tenure. City Councilwoman Marian Tasco, leader of the 50th Ward, told her committee people Monday night that she will not run for an eighth term in the 9th District. Tasco yesterday said she hopes state Rep. Cherelle Parker takes her place on Council. Parker, who started her career as a high-school intern in Tasco's City Hall office, said she has been in "nonstop" conversations since Monday's announcement.
January 15, 2015 |
Paul Steinke, former general manager of the Reading Terminal Market, announced his bid Tuesday for an at-large City Council seat, calling himself a candidate with a track record of transforming the city for the better. Standing in front of the wide windows of a Center City bar across from the market he oversaw for 13 years, the Democrat said his life's work has been "creating growth and producing results. " "Our city deservedly is an international destination, known for its great history.
December 18, 2014 |
Can the Schuylkill ever play a role like the Chicago River or Paris' Seine - a source of beauty and vitality that unites riverside neighborhoods like Center City and University City rather than dividing them? It's a decades-old dream, but key pieces are finally falling into place, according to civic leaders and developers who joined a panel discussion Tuesday at the Union League sponsored by the Central Philadelphia Development Corp. On both sides of the river, new projects such as Brandywine Realty Trust's 47-story FMC Tower at 30th and Walnut Streets and PMC Property Group's million-square-foot complex planned at 2400 Market St. are paying closer attention than their predecessors to the streetscape and river.
July 14, 2014 |
He's the man who built Campus Apartments in University City from a regional student-housing company into a national firm. David Adelman, who took over from the Campus Apartments founder, is branching out into office space in West Philadelphia - and he's looking to attract a key anchor tenant, such as Google, to lease his former factory space at 4101 Sansom St. The retrofitted printing-press shop here is known as the Graphic Arts Lithographers building...
November 26, 2013 |
WHEN PANSY CLARKE bought two five-story fixer-uppers in West Philadelphia several years ago, the registered nurse planned to convert them to an assisted-living facility. But those plans, like the dilapidated properties, soon began to crumble. Clarke had gotten a sizable blanket mortgage for another property she owned in Delaware County, which blocked her from taking out more funds to fix up the Chestnut Street properties. As a result, the buildings sat empty, causing a huge eyesore on an otherwise rising block just a stone's throw from the old West Philly High.
October 4, 2013 |
Real estate developers keep moving into University City as the neighborhood continues to evolve as a desirable place to live and work, according to a report issued Wednesday by an area civic group. More than 6.6 million square feet of commercial or residential real estate is under construction or planned for the area, according to "The State of University City 2013/2014," produced by the University City District. Though opinions vary on neighborhood boundaries, the district defined its borders as the Schuylkill, 50th Street, Spring Garden Street, and Woodland Avenue.
April 6, 2013 |
To some, they are former diamonds in the rough, locales that a decade or so of change has polished into something now truly unique. And many have made the cut as city neighborhoods that the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp. will be showcasing in a new, two-year campaign. The 14 areas, to be unveiled Friday as part of the campaign's launch, are: Fairmount, Spring Garden, Graduate Hospital, Callowhill, Bella Vista, East Passyunk, Fishtown, Northern Liberties, Queen Village, Pennsport, Cedar Park, Spruce Hill, University City, and Powelton Village.