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What's with that huge hill?

Posted by Dan Golden on March 29, 2019 in No Category
While my wife and I were driving past the new Stone Mill at Huntingdon Valley development being built by Toll Brothers on Byberry Road in Lower Moreland recently, she asked a pretty good question. What was that giant hill doing in the middle of the construction site? They certainly were not building a ski slope for use by the homeowners. As you can see by the accompanying photo, the hill dominated the development,  the future home of 60 houses, but the hill won’t be there forever. When doing site prepara... read more
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Development in the works

Posted by Dan Golden on March 16, 2019 in No Category
Two well-known sites in the Philadelphia area are scheduled for development, according to a couple of news items that appeared in the Business section of Saturday’s Inquirer. The site of the former Nabisco plant at the intersection of Roosevelt Boulevard and Byberry Road in Philadelphia’s Far Northeast could become a golf-themed entertainment complex. Topgolf International has reached a deal with owner Provco Group to develop the 27.5 acre property. The report said Provco VP Michael Cooley told the Some... read more
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Apartment building coming to Horsham

Posted by Dan Golden on March 11, 2019 in No Category
BET Investments’ development of its property at the intersection of Witmer and Dresher roads in Horsham into a four-story apartment building could break ground in about 60 days. The building will be home to 256 one and two-bedroom apartments that will rent for between $1,800 to $2,000 a month. It will be a bit of a new development in real estate, so to speak, because you don’t see many apartment buildings in business parks. Horsham Township changed its zoning regulations to allow developers to re-purpos... read more
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Harold Schultz, Iwo Jima flag raiser

Posted by Dan Golden on March 01, 2019 in No Category
Last Saturday morning, Feb. 23, I was in the garage when my wife, who was watching CBS Saturday Morning, told me that the show had just mentioned that it was the 74th anniversary of six Marines raising the flag over Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima. As a journalist in 1995, I did a lot of research for a story on the 50th anniversary of the battle, one of the deadliest of the Pacific war. Almost 7,000 U.S. military personnel were killed, most of them Marines, and 19,000 wounded in fighting that lasted from Feb. 19 to Mar... read more
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