April 21, 2016 |
A community group has endorsed plans for a 178-unit apartment project with 20,000 feet of street-level retail at the current site of the Woods Bros. lumber yard in East Kensington. The East Kensington Neighbors Association voted 61-to-33 at a meeting last week in favor of the so-called Woods Square project at 2621 Frankford Ave., the group's zoning chair, John Theobald, said. Developer Michael Vegh's plans for the two-acre site show three five-floor residential structures rising over a green roof atop a single-story podium of shops and parking.
April 17, 2016 |
Joseph Neff Ewing Jr., 90, of Newtown Square, an attorney in Philadelphia and a Willistown Township leader for 22 years, died Friday, April 8, at home after a three-year battle with leukemia. The son of Joseph Neff and Anne Ashton Ewing, he was born in Valley Forge. He was a graduate of Haverford School, Princeton University, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Mr. Ewing served in the Marine Corps at the end of World War II in Okinawa, Japan. In 1951, he married Margaret Converse Howe, and they had three daughters.
April 16, 2016 |
City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson proposed legislation Thursday for zoning changes to the northwest corner of Broad Street and Washington Avenue to permit the construction of the residential and retail project known as Lincoln Square. One of the bills shifts the 3.4-acre corner parcel's zoning from industrial to commercial-and-mixed use, while another tweaks the area's land-use bylaws to allow greater ground coverage by structures, along with other changes, Johnson chief-of-staff Steve Cobb said.
April 1, 2016 |
Center City restaurant, cafe and live-music venue Milkboy has a new landlord: Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. The health-care network purchased the 1100 Chestnut St. building occupied by the popular spot last week for $2.1 million, according to Tom Lussenhop, president of Philadelphia developer U3 Ventures, which sold the property. A U3 affiliate bought the two-story, 3,330-square-foot building in 2007 for $2 million, according to records filed with the city. Jefferson spokeswoman Jacqueline Kozloski did not immediately respond to a message asking about its plans for the property.
March 31, 2016 |
For much of Jay Wright's first 14 seasons as head coach at Villanova, a zone defense by his team was seen about as often on the basketball court as a unicorn. Despite the fact that former Wildcats coach Rollie Massimino, one of his mentors, urged him to play a zone, as did Hall of Fame coach and longtime 'Nova practice observer Larry Brown and former UCLA and St. John's coach Steve Lavin, Wright resisted. "Even though I coached under Coach Mass, there are certain aspects I don't like," Wright said.
March 19, 2016 |
The Philadelphia City Planning Commission has endorsed plans to rezone two blocks off North Broad Street, including the site of the former Inquirer building, to allow for new commercial development in the area. The panel voted this week for the change, which must be passed by City Council, because the area's current zoning "improperly" limits development there to industrial uses, Gary Jastrzab, the commission's executive director, said in an email. Developer Bart Blatstein, who in 2011 purchased the former home of the Inquirer, the Daily News and Philly.com at 400 N. Broad St., has shared no specific details about his plans for the site, though he has discussed a hotel there in the past, Jastrzab said.
March 1, 2016 |
Brayden Schenn and Luke Schenn are more than brothers. They are best friends, and both say they miss being Flyers teammates. Funny thing is, their play has been elevated - especially Brayden's - since they were separated Jan. 6, the day the Flyers dealt Luke Schenn to Los Angeles. In his first 22 games since the trade, Brayden Schenn looked noticeably more confident and had nine goals and eight assists - his best streak of the season. Brayden Schenn was asked if his increased productivity was because he was taking on more responsibility with his brother not around.
February 23, 2016 |
The race to become the president of the United States is a protracted affair, more of a marathon than a sprint. However, once formal caucus and primary voting begins, the natural fluctuations of an election become more evident. A candidate could be resting comfortably at the top of the polls one minute and slide to the back of the pack the next. As with past years, the first four states to make their choices (Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada) help decide which candidates are able to make a pitch to Pennsylvania voters.
February 4, 2016 |
Temple University has quite a bit of work to do if it wants to build a football stadium on campus, says Philadelphia City Council President Darrell L. Clarke. In other words, the Owls aren't in the red zone. "At some point, it probably will require a significant amount of city support, and at this point, that's not there," he said. His comments came one day after Temple president Neil D. Theobald told student government leaders that he intended to recommend to the university's board of trustees that the school proceed with plans for a stadium.
January 8, 2016
HELEN GYM - brand-new councilwoman, fierce education advocate, longtime media favorite - is already ruffling some feathers in City Hall, and not in the refreshing, shake-up-the-system way that you might expect. The contretemps among Gym and some of her colleagues was explained to Clout thusly: Each of the seven at-large Council members had agreed to kick in about $1,800 in campaign cash to cover the cost of Monday's at-large inauguration celebration on the fifth floor of City Hall.