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April 14, 2013
IT'S TRASH TIME. Philly Spring Cleanup, the annual anti-litter event that last year mobilized 12,000 volunteers, returns Saturday with more than 500 locations around the city. In its sixth year, the cleanup encourages city residents to take to the streets with brooms and gloves, and cleanse a city with a serious litter issue. Residents collect more than 1 million pounds of trash each year. How it works is the city relies on community organizations to help recruit volunteers and initiate projects.
BUSINESS
October 23, 2012 | By Harold Brubaker, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
LA Weight Loss said it is closing 22 locations in the Philadelphia and Harrisburg regions, a move that will cost 55 people their jobs. That includes 16 stores and 45 employees in the Philadphia area. The Toronto company said it would encourage its 1,500 clients to use its online and telephone support program. The company blamed "changing client behavior and a lingering recession" for the decision to close the stores, which officially closed Monday, but will remain accessible this week to customers who meet with their weight-loss consultants to set up a transition plan.
NEWS
December 6, 2011
Ikea, the Swedish home furnishings retailer with U.S. headquarters in Conshohocken, on Tuesday announced plans to install 45,360 solar panels on ten locations in the southern United States. The panels will have a generating capacity of 10.7 megawatts. The retailer already has 23 solar systems installed or under way. The ten new locations will increase the company's solar presence to 75 percent of its U.S. locations.    - Andrew Maykuth
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2013
Circle Thrift 2233 Frankford Ave., 215-423-1222 1125 S. Broad St., 215-468-0645 circlethrift.com Goodwill Various locations, goodwill.org ORT Resale 29 S. 19th St., 215-563-2377 Philly AIDS Thrift 710 S. 5th St., 215-922-3186 phillyaidsthrift.com. The Second Mile Center 214 S. 45th St., 215-662-1663 thesecondmilecenter.org. 2nd Avenue and Village Thrift Various locations, 2ndavestores.com.
NEWS
May 31, 2013 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the final three years that she worked for a chain of day-care centers, Lydia Otero, 46, took care of a lot of babies and young children. The Willingboro woman would begin her day at the Just Children's Cambridge Crossing center in Mount Laurel, work a full day there as a teacher and child-care worker, and then move on to the Just Children's Bishop's Gate location, also in Mount Laurel, where she worked primarily in the infant room. In total, Otero claims in a lawsuit she filed last week in federal court in Camden, she was putting in 55 to 60 hours a week between the two locations.
NEWS
September 25, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's National Coffee Week and several retailers are giving away free cups. Participating East Coast McDonald's locations - 5,000 in all, says a company rep - will be pouring free small cups each day through Saturday of Premium Roast Coffee. To find a location, go to www.mcdonalds.com , click "locations" and punch in a town or zip code. To see the ad for the offer, scroll below the map, find the store, and click "Restaurant Homepage. " Participating 7-Eleven stores will be dispensing large free 20-ounce cups from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, Sept.
TRAVEL
February 12, 2012
Travelocity experts looked at locations, deals, reviews, and overall hotel romance to compile this alphabetical list of 14 locations for a Valentine's Day getaway. Read more at travelocity.com. Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix Chicago South Loop Hotel, Chicago. The Edgewater, Seattle Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview, Ontario. Emily Morgan Hotel, San Antonio Flatotel, New York, N.Y. Four Seasons Vancouver, Vancouver, B.C. Hotel Provincial, New Orleans, La. Lake Eve Resort, Orlando Lavender Inn by the Sea, Santa Barbara, Calif.
NEWS
June 20, 1996 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / BARRY GUTIERREZ
Life on the street was particularly wretched yesterday for Barry Johnson, who tried to keep dry on a steam grate at the corner of 15th and Spring Garden Streets. Today may be another miserable one as the rains keep coming; some locations can expect two or more inches.
NEWS
July 5, 2011
Abandoning its original plan to locate at a largely-stalled retail development under construction in Malvern, outdoor gear and apparel retailer L.L Bean has announced it will instead open its first store in Southeastern Pennsylvania in September at King of Prussia Mall. The Maine-based company, whose sales model has largely centered on catalog and Internet sales, said the King of Prussia store is one of three to open later this year. It had planned to open in fall 2009 at Uptown Worthington, but that retail development's completion was stalled after bank financing dried up and litigation was launched.
NEWS
February 4, 1990 | By Robert DiGiacomo, Special to The Inquirer
Voorhees Township officials and Main Street developer John B. Canuso Sr. have reached an informal agreement in a dispute over the number of locations for the Main Street liquor license. "I think both sides gained something from it," Mayor James L. Curran said. "This should put the whole liquor-license situation to bed for a while. " Under the terms of the settlement, which is expected to be signed later this month, the township will allow two additional locations for Main Street's Class C consumption license - bringing the total to five, said Frank Thatcher, township solicitor.
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NEWS
June 15, 2015 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
The trial has not started yet, but lawyers are already baring their fangs in the fight between Sen. Robert Menendez and the federal prosecutors accusing him of accepting bribes. In court filings debating where to hold the New Jersey Democrat's trial, prosecutors accuse Menendez of "seeking special treatment" by asking to move the case from Newark to Washington and trying to avoid his own constituents. "Put simply," federal prosecutors wrote, "the Department of Justice is more confident than Senator Menendez that a New Jersey jury will objectively consider the evidence.
REAL_ESTATE
June 15, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. 'Nice town, friendly people. " That's how Maple Shade sees itself - it's the official motto of this Burlington County community. And you'll get no argument from most folks, residents or not. Larry O. Blinn, of Century 21 Alliance in Moorestown, who has lived in Maple Shade for 18 years, calls it "family-friendly. " "It may be politically incorrect, but I call it a 'blue-collar town,' " Blinn says.
NEWS
May 17, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Pennsauken printing and packaging firm will receive $34 million in tax credits to relocate to and expand in neighboring Camden. Approved Friday morning, the deal for Contemporary Graphic Solutions is another by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to help bring economic activity to the city. The company plans to also spend about $7.5 million in capital investment and add 56 full-time positions to its current staff of 170, according to a project summary with the agency.
BUSINESS
April 6, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities.   It might have been sunny enough Wednesday to lure a few homeowners with rakes into their front yards, but for Grace Metzinger and Joyce Hines it was business as usual in the basement of the Rockledge Municipal Building at Huntingdon Pike and Robbins Avenue. Metzinger, the borough's manager for the last seven years, and Hines, its administrative assistant, spent the day, as they always do, sweating the details that make things run efficiently in this Montgomery County community tucked into 0.3 square miles between Fox Chase and Abington.
NEWS
February 26, 2015 | Jan Hefler
The Pop Shop, a brightly decorated soda fountain and eatery that created a sensation when it opened in Collingswood a decade ago, is opening its second location in downtown Medford on Saturday. The owners have renovated the former Burlington County National Bank, built in 1837, and turned its vault into a soda fountain. The vault's 2,000-pound door displays shiny gears, giving the colorful Pop Shop an added attraction. "What's different from the Collingswood Pop Shop is, this one has two floors and soaring ceilings and four dining rooms," said Connie Correia, one of four owners.
BUSINESS
January 30, 2015 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
As RadioShack and other troubled chains weigh plans for closing stores across the United States, others see an opportunity to grab new locations. "We have a lease" to take over one of the 29 Philadelphia-area RadioShack stores, and are negotiating for others from Boston to Austin, Texas, says Todd Leff , chief executive of Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spas , a 200-store franchise based in Hamilton, N.J. The chain has 35 locations in the Philadelphia area...
BUSINESS
January 19, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities . On the plus side, Weichert Realtors agent Candy Niedoba says, Pennsauken is South Jersey's best-kept secret: a traditionally blue-collar Camden County community with affordable housing that draws a variety of buyers. The still-recovering economy that has stymied the efforts of low- to moderate-income Americans to buy homes has been a boon to this town across the Delaware River, whose unusual name purportedly means tobacco pouch in Leni-Lenape.
BUSINESS
December 29, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities.   Realtor Barbara Mastronardo sums it up this way: "Morton has a multiple personality. " One is the Delaware County municipality, the focus of today's real estate market discussion. The other is Morton the zip code, 19070. As Mastronardo, of Weichert Realtors' Media office, explains, it can muddle the issue for those looking for a house in the borough. "The zip code covers Morton, Rutledge, and parts of Springfield and Ridley, which means that it falls into two school districts, Ridley and Springfield," she says.
NEWS
December 5, 2014
WE ARE hardworking volunteers and spend many hours fighting to maintain the quality of life of the residents south of Packer Avenue that live in our two communities. District 1 comprises 221 residences between 13th and Broad streets, South of Packer Avenue - three blocks from the proposed Live! Casino. District 2 comprises 1,250 residences and is a few blocks farther west, and is already heavily impacted by the traffic that the sports complex generates now. Our convent, rectory, the Mastery Charter Elementary School and Stella Maris Church are within two blocks of 10th and Packer.
BUSINESS
December 3, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Leaving behind a lifetime of memories in a church is never easy. But Ukrainian Catholics in the Philadelphia region, like their Roman Catholic brethren, are contending with dwindling numbers of churchgoers in some parishes, prompting mergers as a way to survive. For two Ukrainian Catholic parishes in Delaware County, merging at a new location next year, the decision to uproot themselves was a little easier to accept because it was made internally by parish councils, rather than ordered by the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia, parishioners said.
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