March 30, 2014 |
The financial reality that the Mitchell family faced in 2010 was this: Their perfect home in West Chester had to be sold. Josh Mitchell, now 38, a self-employed contractor, had worked on the fieldstone rancher for 10 years. But a crisis involving wife Dawn's stationery shop - her partner suddenly pulled out - created debt, and when she became pregnant with the couple's third child, she closed the store. So they decided to create a new reality: They'd buy and restore a cheap house in a good neighborhood - luckily, just five minutes away, on the street where Dawn Mitchell's parents lived - and they would nearly double its 1,110-square-foot size.
December 4, 2013 |
As shoppers begin to grasp the reality that making apparel in America - or better yet, in their hometowns - is not just a matter of style but also a way to build local economies, the news of SA VA's demise is just plain bad. Designer Sarah Van Aken, 37, let slip in a recent speech to the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs that she was on the "precipice of an epic failure. " In other words, SA VA, her work-appropriate dresses, roomy trousers, and slouchy sweaters, all manufactured in her Port Richmond facility, would be no more.
August 30, 2013 |
With an eye on Labor Day, here's a look at smartphone applications that deal with labor issues such as getting a job, hiring a laborer, and, of course, clocking labor pains. Two free job apps, Job Search by Indeed.com and Monster.com Jobs by Monster Worldwide, provide intuitive searching from their opening screens, where you type in keywords and a location. Both provide many other services, such as resumé posting, links to apply for jobs, and notifications for registered users.
August 16, 2013 |
A WILLOW GROVE MAN arrested in June for allegedly murdering a New Jersey man he lured to Philadelphia with a Craigslist advertisement offering an ATV for sale, was held for trial yesterday in that slaying and three unrelated armed robberies. All of the crimes attributed to Thomas Coffee, 23, took place in June, and all but one involved his placing ads on the Craigslist website seeking buyers for a 1995 Yamaha Banshee ATV or Kawasaki dirt bike. Although no gun has been recovered in the June 21 slaying of Daniel Cook, 27, cellphone records and a bullet recovered from his home link Coffee to the homicide, said Assistant District Attorney Nicholas Liermann.
August 16, 2013 |
A Willow Grove man who allegedly used Craigslist ads to lure and rob victims at gunpoint was held for trial on murder charges Wednesday in the shooting of a South Jersey man who went to West Oak Lane to buy an all-terrain vehicle. Thomas Coffee, 23, will also face trial in three robberies that used Craigslist as the bait, including one that ended in the June 21 killing of Daniel R. Cook Jr., 27, of Williamstown. After a preliminary hearing before Municipal Court Judge J. Scott O'Keefe, Coffee also was held for trial in a separate armed robbery on June 17 in Oxford Circle.
July 25, 2013
DEAR ABBY: I have an awful time meeting men. I'm not considered beautiful by any means, so that means meeting any good guys won't happen. I use Craigslist a lot to meet sexual partners. I am so tired of giving up my body for a few minutes of pleasure and then feeling empty on the inside. Please tell me what to do. - Where Are the Good Guys? DEAR WHERE: I'll try, but first let me tell you where the good guys aren't . They are not on Craigslist, trolling for sex partners.
June 25, 2013 |
The alleged killer of a South Jersey man who had traveled to Philadelphia late Friday night in response to a Craigslist ad for an all-terrain vehicle has an extensive arrest history for alleged unlawful gun possession and violent crime, according to court records. Police have charged Thomas Coffee, 23, of Willow Grove, with murder and weapons offenses in the death of Daniel Cooke, 27, of Williamstown, Gloucester County. Cooke (earlier reports spelled the name Cook) went to West Oak Lane about 11 p.m. with two friends to see the advertised ATV, police said.
June 24, 2013 |
A WILLOW GROVE man with a lengthy rap sheet has been charged with killing a New Jersey man who responded to a Craigslist ad. Police arrested Thomas W. Coffee Jr., 23, of Willow Grove, on Saturday, in connection with the shooting death of 27-year-old Daniel Cooke, of Williamstown, N.J. Authorities said that Cooke traveled with two friends to Walnut Lane near Hollis Street, in West Oak Lane, about 11:15 p.m. Friday in response to a Craigslist ad...
June 6, 2013 |
With four days before the start of the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, opportunities for last-minute tickets are everywhere - just pick your price. Anyone who wants to catch the first practice round Monday morning can go for as little as $20, according to sites like StubHub and eBay. But anyone with more than a passing interest is going to pay: at least $250 for a tournament day pass, and anywhere from $1,200 to $2,500 for a weekly badge. For true devotees, there are offers like a $15,000 VIP package for two advertised on Craigslist that includes championship tickets, four nights in a luxury hotel, transportation, food and drinks, dinner with "a golf talent," and more.
April 19, 2013 |
COLWYN is 170 acres of political chaos. Jammed between Cobbs Creek and Darby Creek on the Southwest Philly border, the Delaware County borough's declining tax base and shifting demographics have fanned the flames of racism and led to a dysfunctional local government. Employees without health benefits, skyrocketing legal bills, a speakeasy in the firehouse, a cop with 15 active warrants in her name, secret expenditures and a police chief collecting a paycheck from home . . . for nearly two years now. The town of 2,500 people has bounced from one crisis to another in recent years, after Democrats, lead by Council President Tonette Pray, took over following decades of Republican control.