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Published: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:45:26 GMT


Burlington Township: The chickens and the eggs, the bread and the neighbor
When I was growing up in the 1950s, Raphael, the man across the street, began baking bread in a basement oven and selling it to friends and neighbors.

On the Center City house tour: Judy Wicks' solar abode
Judy Wicks is studying her cellphone, checking the app that tracks the amount of electricity her solar panels are generating versus consumption.

A boomtown, born in a mid-1990s building bonanza
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. It's a visit someone from my household has made every 5,000 miles for the last six years. Because the ultimate destination is always one of the car dealerships on Route 130, just that part of Burlington Township gets regular scrutiny.

A gooey mystery: Dark liquid leaks from the dishwasher
Question: The other night, I turned the dishwasher on as I usually do, and after a while a little bit of dark liquid dripped out of the right bottom corner of the machine and onto the floor.

Housing affordability still makes us feel insecure, a survey shows
In this job, I regularly receive email and telephone calls that qualify as balderdash. This I define as questionable information, typically involving online surveys from groups I have never heard of, sent in the hope that I will publish them as "click bait" without checking further than the end of my fingertips.

A Medford property with local and family history goes on the market
High on the list of properties with strong connections to South Jersey history is Christopher's Mill in Medford. Once part of a 40,000-acre tract acquired, according to the Medford Historical Society, in 1678 by William Hewlings, the 7.5-acre property on Tuckerton Road remains of great interest to historians both amateur and professional.

Pa. sues Montco home builder Cutler Group over stucco issues
Some homeowners have damage costing $100,000 to correct, the Attorney General's Office said.

Quintessential Chester County, with homes on large properties
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. You figure that if you're already checking out Uwchlan Township, why not cross the border into Upper Uwchlan to see what you can see?