September 22, 2016 |
The parent company of the Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com reached a settlement agreement Tuesday with the former board chairman of the Convention Center, who had sued for libel and slander over a 2011 Inquirer article that incorrectly reported allegations about him contained in a federal lawsuit. Financial terms of the settlement were not disclosed by attorneys for Philadelphia Media Network or for the plaintiff, Thomas A. "Buck" Riley Jr., but both sides said the Inquirer's editorial section would publish a statement at an undetermined future date to address the issues with the original story.
September 18, 2016
Name: Delaware Valley Floral Group Inc., founded in 1959. Family-owned. Headquarters: Sewell. Employees: 500, 2 to 3 times that at Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas. Revenues: $160 million to $170 million. Flower source: 50 percent from Colombia, Ecuador. For sale: 8,000 flower and floral hard-good varieties.
September 13, 2016 |
Paul B. Schimmel, 91, a World War II veteran who served as an infantryman in the Battle of the Bulge and was twice awarded a Purple Heart, died Thursday at the Sunrise Senior Living Facility in Haverford. Mr. Schimmel served in the Battle of the Bulge from Dec. 16, 1944, to Jan. 25, 1945, and spent some of his time in the Army helping refugees in camps in France. Although he "saw some real atrocities there," said his oldest son, Rob Schimmel, "one of his great pleasures was reliving the war, because it gave him an appreciation" for what he had in peace time.
September 9, 2016 |
Using her neatly manicured hands as a guide, Denise Baylor expertly manipulated a piece of camouflage fabric through a sewing machine to make an eyelet. She made it seem easy. But it took years of training and practice for Baylor, who lost her sight in 1983, to perfect the technique. "I didn't think I could do this without seeing," said Baylor, 60, of Deptford. "It's not bad. I like it now. " Baylor is among 82 blind and visually impaired employees at Bestwork Industries for the Blind in Cherry Hill.
September 8, 2016 |
Miriam H. Herr, 89, wife of the late founder of the snack maker Herr Foods Inc., died Sunday, Sept. 3, from heart and respiratory failure at Jennersville Regional Hospital in Chester County. In 1946, James S. Herr bought a small potato-chip company in Lancaster for $1,750. From when she was his fiancee, Mrs. Herr helped with deliveries, packing, and bookkeeping in those early years, said son James M. The company, based in Nottingham, Chester County, generates $250 million in sales annually and employs more than 1,500 people.
September 7, 2016 |
For more on the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, check out our guide to the curated and non-curated shows . At Life Do Grow, the concrete-and-grass farm at 11th and Dauphin Streets in North Philly, fruit and vegetable gardens are built and grown while conversations are hatched regarding freshly farmed food and the concerns of sustainability. For the FringeArts festival starting Thursday, however, all manner of niceness goes out the window when the Renegade Company hits the fields and stalks.
September 5, 2016 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. It's high time we headed over to East Whiteland for a visit. After all, without this 11-square-mile Chester County community, a good many folks in this region would be unemployed. There are so many corporate headquarters in East Whiteland that every weekday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., the township's population of 10,650 increases by more than 23,000. Those companies include Cerner Corp.
August 28, 2016
Authorities sent a hazmat team into a Burlington County building Friday that houses a manufacturing company, following a reported spill of an unknown substance. Dispatchers received a call around 10:35 a.m. about the incident at CVC Speciality Chemicals at 2890 Route 73 in Maple Shade. The spill was cleaned up by early afternoon, authorities said. One worker was injured when the spill occurred and taken to a local hospital, authorities said. The extent of the worker's injuries, and what type of substance had spilled, were not released.
August 26, 2016 |
Sara Garonzik, who has helmed the Philadelphia Theatre Company from its tentative days as a professional troupe in 1982 to its status as a well-regarded and highly visible anchor for the Avenue of the Arts, has decided to step down from her post as executive producing director. "This will be my 35th season and my last," said Garonzik, 65. "I tell people this, and they are surprised, and I am like, 'Really? It's been 35 years?' " Garonzik said she will stay on as long as necessary - until the national search for her successor is complete and the company's future is set. "I am not running out the door, I will work at least through the middle of the next season," she said.
August 18, 2016 |
TRENTON - Gov. Christie offered his "unequivocal" support for Israel on Tuesday, signing into law legislation that prohibits the state Treasury Department from investing public employee pension funds in companies that boycott the U.S. ally. The law is a rejection of the "boycott, divestment, and sanctions" movement against Israel that Palestinians and other supporters launched a decade ago to, as the movement puts it, "pressure Israel to comply with international law. " "Unequivocal, unashamed, unapologetic support of Israel is the policy of the State of New Jersey - and should be the policy of the United States of America, and hopefully will be in the years going forward," Christie, a Republican, said at a Statehouse news conference.