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June 7, 2012 | Inquirer Staff Report
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it cited Heraeus Materials Technology L.L.C. for exposing workers to dangerously high levels of lead and silver metal, among other violations, at the company's West Conshohocken facility. OSHA initiated an inspection in December 2011 after being alerted by the Pennsylvania Department of Health of a possible exposure. Proposed penalties total $45,265, OSHA said. Based in Hanau, Germany, Heraeus produces conductive pastes at the West Conshohocken facility containing precious and other metals that are used to make circuit boards.
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March 29, 1990 | By Anne Fahy, Special to The Inquirer
Casting aside all modesty, West Conshohocken is joining the ranks of communities proud to blow their own horn. It's been done in New Jersey; Virginia, too. Now, West Conshohocken is gearing up for a massive marketing campaign that will spread the word near and far about the advantages of living and working in West Conshohocken. With $60,000 it expects in a state grant, West Conshohocken will begin to "correct" the misperception that it is still an old mill town without much to offer corporate heavyweights that are looking to locate in the Philadelphia suburbs, according to John F. Nugent 3d, a development consultant who submitted West Conshohocken's application for the money.
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August 13, 2010 | By Robert Moran and Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writers
A Montgomery County man trying to fight a house fire with a garden hose Thursday morning was flown to Temple University Hospital with burns on his back and arm, police said. Jason Freas, 27, was dragged out of his corner twin house on Front Street in West Conshohocken after the blaze was reported at 7:15 a.m., said Michael J. Sinclair, the borough's police chief. About that time, retired Conshohocken Fire Chief Robert Phipps happened to be driving by when he saw flames in the rear of the second floor.
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September 19, 1987 | By Suzanne Gordon, Inquirer Staff Writer
Developer John S. Trinsey Jr. has never taken no for an answer, and he says he won't start now. He unveiled his latest scheme this week: to buy the entire borough of West Conshohocken and create a new borough, the "corporate capital of the world. " Trinsey's vision of what he calls a "supermunicipality" has already sparked responses - almost all negative - from residents and borough officials. Yet he says he is forging ahead with plans to buy each of the 540 houses and 25 businesses in the square-mile borough, and replace them with 16 office buildings each 40 to 60 stories high, and townhouses, condominiums and apartments.
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December 6, 1987 | By Suzanne Gordon, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was the best of times and the worst of times for West Conshohocken. After 16 months of waiting, the small borough nestled along the Schuylkill again was linked with its big brother Conshohocken with the opening of the Matsonford Bridge 10 days ago. For the working-class community, the bridge - coupled with the multi- million-dollar commercial developments cropping up near the span - means progress and prosperity. But the revelry of the bridge opening and the anticipation of brighter economic times were overshadowed Monday when word quickly spread through the community that tragedy had struck one of its families.
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August 16, 1990 | By Anne Fahy, Special to The Inquirer
Senior citizens in West Conshohocken may be able to move out of houses they can no longer care for, but remain in the borough if plans for government- funded apartments are approved. The concept is in the very early stages, but borough and county officials say it is one they want to pursue. "I look at this as a real strong community issue," said Borough Council President Joseph Brigandi. "Some of our older people are trapped in their homes. It's the lowest rent they'll find, but they can't keep (their homes)
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August 2, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
There will be no ribbon-cutting ceremony, not even a speech, Wednesday afternoon when the state Department of Transportation plans to reopen Route 23 in West Conshohocken and Upper Merion Township in Montgomery County. Sometime before 5, crews will simply take down the barriers, letting the 15,500 daily drivers who have coped with yearlong detours stream through. "We don't want to keep it closed one minute more than we have to," said PennDot spokesman Eugene J. Blaum. The reopening is not being ballyhooed because the botheration is not over.
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November 1, 1992 | By Karen McAllister, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
When Whiskey Joe's bar in West Conshohocken invited the band Mass Confusion to perform last weekend, the night lived up to the band's name. By night's end, sinks and toilets had been ripped from the walls of the men's room, glass was broken and bar patrons had been dispersed by officers from six area police departments. After the incident early last Sunday, two people were charged with summary offenses and the bar manager was criticizing the response. "The police overreacted," said Michael McMullen, manager of the bar at 144 Moorehead Ave. "There was never a fight.
NEWS
January 6, 1994 | By Paul J. Lim, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The state Department of Community Affairs has announced a $110,000 grant to fund ongoing activities in the enterprise zone shared by Conshohocken and West Conshohocken. The gift is the latest in a series of grants that the state has awarded for the zone, which covers all of West Conshohocken and Conshohocken between Second Avenue and the Schuylkill. In April, the state awarded $1.5 million to help redevelop the riverfront commercial area. "We really do count on this money to help the zone out," said Borough Manager Charles Jacien.
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March 30, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Francis J. Haas, 76, of West Sadsbury Township, a builder, civic leader, and fire company official, died Friday, March 20, of cancer in the family home he built. Mr. Haas was perhaps best known as chairman of the Chester County Township Board of Supervisors and chairman of the Keystone Valley Fire District, a fire company network he helped create. Mr. Haas, born in Philadelphia, was the only child of Frank L. and Margaret Halligan Haas. He was reared in Southwest Philadelphia and graduated from West Catholic Preparatory High School in 1957.
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March 28, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William Gray Warden III, 82, of Newtown Square, a business executive and sailor, died Wednesday, March 18, of causes related to aging at his second home in the Bahamas. A native of Haverford, Delaware County, Mr. Warden graduated from the Haverford School in 1950. While there, he played soccer and ran track. Four years later, Mr. Warden graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts and received a commission as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. He became a pilot and flew early-generation single-engine jets.
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February 19, 2015 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Saladworks , the Conshohocken restaurant chain, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in Delaware and is hunting for new owners. All locations remain open, spokeswoman Gail Scardapane , wife of founder John Scardapane , told me. The company hopes the move resolves the long-running struggle between John Scardapane, the founder and chairman, and investor Vernon Hill , who founded Commerce Bank and Britain's Metro Bank P.L.C. Saladworks hired SSG Advisors , the West Conshohocken investment bank that specializes in selling troubled companies, to search for buyers or investors.
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October 24, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jacques E. Mauch, 93, a financial planner and active Villanova University alumnus, died Monday, Oct. 20, of pneumonia at Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square. Known as "Jake" to friends, Mr. Mauch lived in Rosemont and Bryn Mawr. He spent most of his 55-year career as a financial and estate planner working for Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. and CIGNA. A 1943 graduate of Villanova University, he served as class president and for the rest of his life was an ardent supporter of the university and its swimming, football, and basketball programs.
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July 25, 2014 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
The man accused of breaking into a Gulph Mills home this week, tying up a woman, and then forcing her fiance to get him money from an ATM has confessed to that and another burglary in Upper Merion Township, Police Chief Thomas Nolan said. Keith Darrin Morrison, 24, of Philadelphia, allegedly broke into a Holstein Road home around 8 a.m. Tuesday after taking a SEPTA train to the neighborhood and walking to a house. Inside, he was confronted by the man who owned the home, police said.
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December 15, 2013 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
BRYN MAWR A tennis coach at a Main Line Catholic girls school was arrested Friday on charges that he kissed a 15-year-old player and sent her inappropriate text messages over a period of months. Charles "Ty" Meredith, 52, coached tennis at Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Bryn Mawr until he was fired after the investigation began in October, school officials said. Meredith's attorney, James Freeman of Phoenixville, said, "His position is there is absolutely no merit to the allegations.
BUSINESS
September 28, 2013 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Inquirer Columnist
Don't feel too stupid if you lose money to a financial fraudster. Even the smartest Wall Street hedge funds get taken sometimes. A West Conshohocken businessman, Richard Shusterman, and three others were indicted this month for allegedly committing wire fraud and swindling millions from Wall Street hedge funds. Specifically, the indictment alleges that between July 2008 and March 2010, Shusterman and his accomplices lied to investors and inflated prices of medical and hospital debts they purchased, then used the phantom profits to raise money from new investors.
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September 13, 2013 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
Not since Philadelphia's Great Steakhouse Rush of 2008-2009 has Center City seen the luxe grandeur of Ocean Prime , which opened this week at 15th and Sansom Streets (124 S. 15th St., 215-563-0163), a $5 million build-out of the former Roy's. This is the 10th Ocean Prime for restaurateur Cameron Mitchell, who owns about 20 restaurants nationwide. Entrees start at $27 for chicken and top at $47 for twin lobster tails. Opens 4 p.m. daily.   Siggie is back Old-timers may remember Helen Sigel Wilson, one of the city's most decorated amateur golfers of the 1940s and 1950s, who made her living with the restaurants Helen Sigel Wilson's in Center City and L'Auberge in Wayne.
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August 23, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Wistar Institute said it has received a $1.5 million grant from the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust of West Conshohocken to endow a professorship in cancer research. Wistar, a medical-research center in University City, said it has been a regular recipient of research grants from the W.W. Smith trust for more than 30 years. The trust, established through the will of William Wykoff Smith, an oil company executive who died in 1976, made $9.8 million in grants in the year ended June 30, 2013, according to its website.
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