Philly Art Center Expands to Cherry Hill

Philly Art Center

Starting in late-April the Philly Art Center will open a third location in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Located at 1721 Springdale Road in the new JFed Annex building, the new digs will feature “open studios with stainless steel art sinks, work space for miles, natural light streaming through oversized windows and Philly Art Center’s vibrant trademark colors. The open architecture will invite all to be inspired and allow parents to observe as their kids engage in the creative process.”

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Cape May Man Charged With Shooting Whale With WWII-Era Rifle on Boat Named Capt Bob

A pilot whale (Photo | Adam Li, NOAA)

A pilot whale (Photo | Adam Li, NOAA)

It’s like Moby-Dick, except instead of harpoons and the Pequod it’s a decades-old rifle and a ship named Capt Bob.

Federal authorities yesterday charged Cape May’s Daniel Archibald with violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act. The government says Archibald fired several shots at pilot whales, which violates the act’s prohibition on hunting or harassing marine life.

Authorities say Archibald used a Mosin-Nagant rifle to fire at the whales off the New Jersey coast, which it describes as “a World War II rifle that has not been manufactured in several decades.” Read more »

New Bon Jovi Album on the Way

Good news, thirty- and forty-something women everywhere: Jon Bon Jovi is recording a new album.

People magazine confirms that the New Jersey singer has been recording the work in a studio in New York City. While there’s no information about who he’s working with, Jovi did reveal his source of inspiration for the songs: “I just read the paper; it gives you an opportunity to write something … It’s early, but I’m about a dozen songs in. I feel good.”

Morning Headlines: First Domino Falls in CHOP’s 2015 Building Bonanza

The Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania at UPENN.

The Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania at UPENN.

CHOP announced the opening of a new specialty care center in Plainsboro, New Jersey this week. According to the Philadelphia Business Journal, the $19.8 million, 25,000 square-foot facility will offer an array of health care services and can be “very quickly” expanded to up to 100,000 square-feet if there is a demand:

Judi Lauria, CHOP’s senior director for specialty care services in New Jersey, said the additional space allows CHOP to bring a complete array of rehabilitation services — including physical, occupational and speech therapy and sports medicine programs — to the new center. In fact, it features two “kid-friendly” rehab gyms. The Plainsboro center also has its own X-ray equipment, something the old center didn’t have. It also has rooms for auditory brainstem response testing

As noted by the Philadelphia Business Journal, this is just the beginning for CHOP. In addition to the facility in Plainsboro, CHOP plans to welcome six more facilities throughout the region into the fold this year. In the city, CHOP is working on the primary care/library community center at Broad and Morris Street, the 700,000 square-foot Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care in West Philadelphia and another primary care center in Roxborough.

As for the suburbs, specialty care centers in King of Prussia and Concordville, as well as an urgent care center in Chalfont, are all expected to open by year’s end.

CHOP’s building boom begins with $19.8M New Jersey facility [Philadelphia Business Journal]

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Morning Headlines: Another Eminent Domain Case Leaves Owner in a Lurch

Photo via Google Street View

Photo via Google Street View

Yet another eminent domain case has popped up in the area, this time across the river in Camden. According to the Inquirer’s Jonathan Lai, real estate investor Milton Rubin was offered the short end of a deal by the  the Parking Authority involving the sale of his Commerce Building.

Lai reports the department offered Rubin a price significantly below the $4.5 million mark he had originally intended to sell it for.

The Parking Authority’s offer came in considerably lower. In a letter in June, the agency raised the specter of eminent domain as it offered minus $200,000 – essentially asking the estate to part with the building and pay on top of it.

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Police Warn of Pickpockets at Wegmans, Panera Bread

Cherry Hill Wegmans surveillance photos

Photos via Cherry Hill Police Department

Police in Cherry Hill yesterday released images taken from surveillance footage of two people they suspect of stealing a woman’s wallet from her shopping cart at Wegmans.

The incident took place on January 18th. One of the alleged thieves, cops say, distracted the woman with a conversation while her counterpart swiped the wallet from her purse. They then rang up $1,150.39 in jewelry at the Cherry Hill Kohl’s. Yes, thousands of dollars in jewelry from Kohl’s.

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Spotted: Jersey Digs with Elevated Reading Nook

All photos via Long & Foster Real Estate.

All TREND photos via Long & Foster Real Estate.

We’re really liking that book-shelved loft overlooking the living room and its log-burning fireplace (because of course that part would grab our attention first) Everything else? Well, to each her/his own.

Aside from the mini library, the home has a granite-countered kitchen with a 15×8 butler’s pantry, an office with built-ins and bookshelves, and a master suite with a sitting room, his & her closets and its own private veranda overlooking the pool. There’s also a great room with a wall of French doors and windows looking out to the grounds, which include a gazebo and pond.

Click here to see the inside of the home.

Caesars Atlantic City Fined for Losing Two Slot Machines

Bridesmaids Slots

Slot machines in Atlantic City in November 2014

When a casino says it has loose slots, it doesn’t mean this loose.

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement announced on Tuesday it has fined Caesars $5,000 for losing two slot machines and reporting that all machines had been accounted for. A spokesperson for the DGE said the two slot machines are still missing.

Caesars, which did not respond to a request for comment, reached a settlement with casino regulators over the missing slot machines. Regulators said Caesars discovered it couldn’t find two machines when it was moving machines around in November 2013, but still reported on monthly filings that it knew where all of the machines were.

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Haddonfield Home Going for $1,085,000

TREND photos via Lenny, Vermaat, & Leonard Inc.

TREND photos via Lenny, Vermaat, & Leonard Inc.

Beautiful red oak stained floors are throughout the first two levels of this unassuming Jersey home that, it goes without saying, is very nice indeed.

To begin, there’s a showcase kitchen with a white Arabesque marble island, countertops made of granite, and Signature custom cabinetry. The dining room boasts a coffered ceiling and has pillars with custom trim work. Meanwhile, the great room offers a warming stone hearth gas fireplace.

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