November 29, 2012 |
Brian Lipstein, 28, of Manayunk, is CEO of Henry A. Davidsen Master Tailors & Image Consultants, which he founded in 2006. From a shop on 17th Street near Spruce, the Penn graduate creates a custom-tailored look that fits the image a client wants to project. Clients have included Flyers coach Peter Laviolette, former Eagle Ron Jaworski and radio/TV personality Danny Bonaduce. Q: How did you come up with the idea for the company? A: I started selling high-end custom suits for $2,500.
November 28, 2012 |
The websites bore names such as FlyersJerseyShop.com, TiffanyOnlineStore.com, and ErgoBabyShop.com, and pitched merchandise that looked authentic. But customers at those and dozens of similar websites shut down Monday by U.S. and European authorities bought counterfeit and typically shoddy goods, U.S. customs investigators said. For the third straight year, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents marked "Cyber Monday" with a crackdown on Internet sales of counterfeit goods.
November 15, 2012 |
THIS GUY was obviously not a smart phone salesman. A customer who went to an Upper Darby T-Mobile store Tuesday to complain about his bill left with a stab wound to his abdomen that police said had been inflicted by an employee. Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said the 59-year-old victim went to the store on State Road near Lansdowne Avenue about 1:15 p.m. to complain about being double-billed. What started out as a conversation between the customer and employee Darnell Schoolfield devolved into a physical confrontation, police said.
November 14, 2012
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Tuesday upgraded its online electric-shopping tool to add enhancements targeting small-business customers. The site, www.PAPowerSwitch.com , previously focused primarily on residential customers, but now includes competitive offers for small business customers. For instance, 10 suppliers have posted offers for Peco Energy Co. "general service" customers, the rate classification for small businesses. The offers include discounts up to 17 percent off Peco's default rate.
November 4, 2012 |
With New Jersey residents growing increasingly disgruntled by the residual effects of Hurricane Sandy this past week, Public Service Electric & Gas Co. Saturday reported that it has restored power to 65 percent of its customers that lost power during Hurricane Sandy. The utility said it has 607,000 citizens who are still without electricity in the state. As of Saturday morning, in Burlington County, there were 6,000 customers without power of the 71,600 affected. In Camden County, 5,000 were without jpower of the 27,800 that had lost service.
November 2, 2012 |
PECO ENERGY Co. expects to have power restored to 90 percent of its customers by Friday night, a Peco spokeswoman said Wednesday afternoon. Spokeswoman Karen Muldoon Geus said that 350,000 Peco customers still were without power as of 4 p.m. Wednesday, with customers in Bucks and Montgomery counties accounting for 282,000 of those still in the dark. In Philadelphia, 35,000 Peco customers were still without power. Geus said that 850,000 Peco customers lost power as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
November 1, 2012 |
David Grant and his team of 15 utility workers were on the scene Wednesday in Glenside, performing an aerial ballet with five bucket trucks as the linemen repaired a power line along Mount Carmel Avenue that had been knocked down by Hurricane Sandy. "We're from Florida," Grant told Linda Lee, who had lost her power Monday night and who delivered a container of peanut butter cookies to the workers. "We're going to have your power on in a couple of hours. " Grant and his crew are among a contingent of 70 Gulf Power Co. workers who arrived Tuesday night in Philadelphia after a 1,100-mile drive from Pensacola.
October 20, 2012 |
Today's home-economics class is as much about the consumer as the product and service being consumed. Rance Bell of Burlington Township has 26 years of service with the Air Force behind him, the first six as a German-speaking linguist and the rest as a readiness superintendent for the Sixth Airlift Squadron at Joint Base McGuire/Dix/Lakehurst. On a sunny Tuesday morning, standing as he is able in his dining room as he recuperates from foot surgery, the retired master sergeant is extolling the virtues of home-automation technology, for which he pays $55 a month to Vivint, his Utah-based provider.
October 18, 2012 |
Fresh off news of Philadelphia's mailing inaccurate information on voter ID to 34,000 retired city workers, the state's biggest utility, Peco, acknowledged a similar but more significant problem Tuesday - sending faulty voter ID information to 1.3 million customers in seven Pennsylvania counties. Like the city's mailing, Peco's " energy@HOME" ; newsletter advises voters that they will have to present a valid photo ID before they will be allowed to vote in the general election Nov. 6. But Commonwealth Court Judge Robert E. Simpson Jr. suspended the photo ID requirement in a ruling on Oct. 2 - just as Peco's newsletter began arriving in customer mailboxes, stuffed into their latest electric bills.