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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
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.
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
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
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.
BUSINESS
December 1, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in this region's communities. Location has served Spring City well during much of its history. Situated along the Chester County side of the Schuylkill, with Royersford and Montgomery County on the opposite bank, the borough took advantage of the water to become an industrial powerhouse. At one time or another, until recent years, Spring City produced stoves, flags, paper, glass, and cloth. Calling it home were two movie theaters, an amusement park, and horse racing, as well as trolley lines and rail service to Philadelphia and Reading.
NEWS
October 31, 2014 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
The helium-filled balloon deployed to search for Eric Frein has been returned to Ohio. "Due to the tree canopy and rugged terrain of our search area, the balloon was not as helpful, as everyone hoped it would be," Pennsylvania Trooper Tom Kelly said. The dense woods of the Poconos have hampered every method of searching for Frein, police said. The terrain has made it difficult for officers to search for the alleged killer on foot, with search dogs, helicopters, and now with an unmanned balloon.
NEWS
August 7, 2014 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
When you call 911 from a mobile phone but do not know your exact location, a complex array of technologies is supposed to lend a hand, automatically transmitting a good estimate of your position to a dispatcher. But when a 14-year-old Philadelphia boy was drowning June 29 in Ocean City, N.J., an accurate electronic location showed up on dispatchers' screens for only two of the four calls seeking help, according to police data. The two callers pinpointed by the automated system were unsure where they were.
NEWS
May 13, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
OF COURSE Tom McCusker believes he has one of the best, if not the best, Mexican eateries this side of the Rio Grande. What he didn't know, however, was that a good number of his Spruce Hill neighbors also agreed. Honest Tom's Taco Shop was named "most favorite site" in that bucolic West Philadelphia neighborhood, according to a just-released retail survey conducted by the Spruce Hill Community Association Business Attraction Committee. "I couldn't be happier about it," McCusker said of the cozy house shop on 44th Street near Spruce.
NEWS
April 16, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
The first time I saw Camden's Harrison Avenue landfill, it had been closed for years. It was also on fire. I'd been dispatched by an editor to check on a report that the grass atop the toxic tundra of buried trash was ablaze again. And so it was, on a hot afternoon in the late 1970s. Last week, I returned to Harrison Avenue to tour the $68 million Salvation Army Kroc Center, which is on schedule for an Oct. 4 ribbon-cutting ceremony. The project's cost includes $21 million for 34 acres of site remediation work by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
SPORTS
April 2, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas - When Jimmy Rollins crushed a grand slam that spawned a six-run Phillies lead in the second inning Monday, Larry Bowa thought, "It's over. " The bench coach was not alone. Cliff Lee had made 99 straight starts without allowing more than six earned runs. The lead vanished by the third inning. Lee endured five lackluster innings but still earned the win, and Bowa found beauty in that. "All those games I watched when I was at MLB [Network], he was losing 1-0 or 2-1," Bowa said, "so justice was served today.
NEWS
February 7, 2014 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA More than two years ago, the University of Pennsylvania announced a project to expand the use of portable heart-shocking defibrillators with a new smartphone application. That app is still "a few months" from being ready, according to project director Raina Merchant. But on Thursday, Penn plans to announce a lower-tech approach to promoting automatic external defibrillator (AED) use: a contest to develop "public art" that would call attention to the devices. Or at least some devices.
REAL_ESTATE
December 8, 2013 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
There is fairly good statistical evidence that the housing recovery has not been a consistent one. In fact, the third quarter, which ended Sept. 30, was a mixed bag regionally, according to economist Kevin Gillen of the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government. It's safe to say that home prices were flat regionwide compared with the spring, Gillen said, and that sales, while flat in Philadelphia, surged in the suburbs. For more than a year, I've been taking the idea of all real estate being local as far as possible, invading communities and neighborhoods in the region's eight counties to take their temperatures.
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