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June 19, 2015 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
TUCKAHOE, N.J. - A controversial proposal to run a natural-gas pipeline through the Pinelands, blocked in a Pinelands Commission vote last year, emerged Wednesday before the Board of Public Utilities in a move that the gas company hoped would ease opposition to the project. At a hearing, South Jersey Gas asked the board to approve the relocation of a pipeline connection point outside the Pinelands and to restrict any new pipeline from adding natural-gas customers. The moves, a spokesman for the company suggested, were intended to demonstrate - to the Pinelands Commission and critics - that the proposal was environmentally sensitive and not motivated by the potential to gain customers.
NEWS
June 18, 2015 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ovella O'Neal's parenting secret is simple: no cellphones, no girlfriends. This strategy helped her raise her son, Aljelani Igwe, who is set to graduate from LEAP Academy University Charter School next week and begin classes at Rowan University in the fall. Growing up in Camden, Igwe stayed out of trouble, O'Neal said, and never had any run-ins with the law. "He's just been a super kid," she said. "If I could clone him and put him in every home. ... He just listens. " To show her son how proud she is of his success, O'Neal arranged a surprise Tuesday afternoon.
NEWS
June 14, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker and Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writers
Until the last minute, Philadelphia NAACP president Rodney Muhammad was set to denounce a developer who intends to build a casino in South Philadelphia. Muhammad was to star at a City Hall news conference Thursday to release a report on alleged racist practices by Baltimore-based Cordish Cos. He decided not to attend, he said Friday, after receiving a call from Mayor Nutter, who said they needed to talk, and a second call from national NAACP officials. Without Muhammad's presence, the news conference, organized by Jason Ortiz, a managing director with consulting firm Metropolitan Public Strategies of New York, unraveled.
BUSINESS
June 14, 2015 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Saladworks, the 108-store chain that pioneered vegetable-based restaurant franchising, has been acquired by Centre Lane Partners L.L.C., a New York buyout firm. Centre Lane agreed to pay $16.9 million to the Conshohocken company's owners and creditors to acquire the chain, and to spend an initial $2 million "to help us accelerate growth" and update the stores, Saladworks CEO Paul Steck said. "We will be adding new products - upscale cheeses, organic greens, antibiotic-free poultry, quinoa," and boosting headquarters and field staff to 22 from 15, Steck said.
NEWS
June 4, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph T. Hess, 66, of Cape May, former owner of a Philadelphia construction firm involved in plastering restoration work at the Academy of Music and the Union League, died of melanoma Saturday, May 30, at Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House. Born in Havertown, Mr. Hess graduated from Cardinal O'Hara High School in 1966 and earned a bachelor's degree in accounting at Villanova University in 1970, where he was a member of the Accounting Society, his wife of 41 years, Doriel, said.
NEWS
June 4, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sixt Rent A Car has purchased a building near Philadelphia International Airport for what will be the German company's first Philadelphia location, according to Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, which brokered the sale. The Munich-based car-rental firm bought the 84,471-square-foot industrial building at 3601 Island Ave. for $3.4 million from Pennock Co., NGKF said Tuesday in a release. NGKF also brokered the purchase of a nearby 104,000-square-foot warehouse by a company called Powers Court Partners for $3.48 million, it said in the release.
NEWS
June 4, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
Ensuring that Pennsylvania nursing homes provide high-quality care is a worthy pursuit. But Attorney General Kathleen Kane's efforts to do so are tainted by a secretive no-bid contract benefiting a campaign contributor. The Washington law firm Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll offered to act as a sort of bounty hunter for the Attorney General's Office, investigating government-financed nursing homes to determine if they employ enough staff to adequately care for patients. The state could seek fines from those that don't meet requirements.
NEWS
June 2, 2015
K EN BAKER, 61, of Ambler is CEO and majority owner of New Age Industries, in Southampton, Bucks County. The family business makes and sells high-purity plastic tubing and hose as well as sanitary fittings and hose assemblies for the food-processing and pharmaceutical industries. The firm is 40 percent employee-owned and expects $40 million in revenue this year. Q: What's New Age do? A: We're an industrial-grade manufacturer of plastic and rubber tubing and hose for food processing.
NEWS
June 1, 2015 | By Craig R. McCoy and Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Staff Writers
Last year, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office dropped subpoenas on dozens of nursing homes statewide, demanding facts about their staffing - an opening salvo in a probe that could force the homes to pay big fines. The office says the process will improve conditions and pay off for the state's elderly. Someone else could benefit, too - the Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll law firm. The Washington firm stands to pocket up to $21 million of the first $100 million of any fines extracted by state prosecutors.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2015 | By Victoria Mier, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Ben Franklin Parkway will get a makeover into a Parisian-style wonderland with the public art installation "Future Sensations," starting Friday. Partnering with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy, the French buildings-material company Saint-Gobain will offer pop-up beer gardens, food trucks, and night-to-day entertainment. But the main events are the five pavilions, ranging from 13 to 70 feet high, and telling the story of Saint-Gobain's 350-year history.
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