April 18, 2013 |
The number of disposal facilities for unneeded prescription drugs is being expanded in New Jersey, and state officials are encouraging residents to clear their homes of dangerous drugs. Concerned about a dramatic increase in the abuse of prescriptions, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced the expansion Tuesday of "Project Medicine Drop. " It now includes 40 locations statewide, a significant increase since the project reached all 21 counties last fall, officials said.
September 11, 2012
In the Region ViroPharma to expand HQ, add jobs ViroPharma Inc. will lease an additional 71,000 square feet of office space in Exton, nearly doubling its current space in Chester County. The biopharmaceutical firm, with 188 employees, will create 151 new jobs within three years, Gov. Corbett said Monday. ViroPharma received $583,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development that included a $130,000 grant and $453,000 in job-creation tax credits. "We're committed to this area for the long-term and look forward to creating opportunities in this community," said president and CEO Vincent J. Milano.
August 12, 2011 |
PEOPLE IN Philadelphia had more than a million chances to have safer sex during the past four months - for free - thanks to the city's Department of Public Health. The Freedom Condom Campaign, which gives out free latex condoms in specially designed wrappers at more than 100 locations citywide, passed its 1 million mark this week. The campaign was launched April 7, after statistics showed that Philly youths between ages 11 and 19 have one of the highest sexually transmitted-disease rates among their peers in other big cities.
January 10, 2013
Fred L. Turner, 80, a former McDonald's executive who helped expand the fast-food chain's global footprint and spearheaded the creation of "Hamburger University," died Monday night after suffering complications from pneumonia, the company said. During his time as chief executive officer from 1974 to 1987, McDonald's more than tripled its number of locations and set up shop in dozens of new markets. The chain, based in Oak Brook, Ill., has about 34,000 locations worldwide. He spearheaded the creation of McDonald's Hamburger University in 1961, the company said.
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.
July 31, 2007
THE VALIANT fight by those opposing casinos in Philly has failed in every court venue thus far. There is no reason to believe that will change. The city Planning Commission's decision to postpone the Foxwoods project is just that, a delay not a rejection. What needs changing is the strategy so that a more reasonable outcome has a chance. One approach would be to ask the casinos to meet voluntarily with interested parties to determine if more suitable locations are available.
December 4, 2002
Mummers Parade traditions are in danger I have enjoyed the Mummers Parade since the 1930s, when I could watch the parade on Broad Street and then go down to my uncle's house at Front and Wolf and see most of it again as the units competed for local prizes. Those were the days of real "Two Streeters. " While I haven't lived in the area for decades, I usually come "home" each year for the parade. When the parade came up Broad Street, we knew we could go to a location such as Methodist Hospital because all units would perform their routine there.
July 31, 1986 |
Most of our problems with trash in the city of Philadelphia, from lack of pickup on the streets to sky-rocketing disposal costs, can be traced to lack of a good, integrated, long-term plan for solid-waste management. Our inability to handle our trash efficiently will begin to cost us jobs, whereas a sound management plan not only will create new employment directly related to disposal, but also numerous spinoff positions. The basic plan should have three major elements: recycling, resource recovery (trash-to-steam plants)
January 10, 2013
Stray Boots' mobile-phone-based tours put a scavenger hunt twist on sightseeing, with challenges and clues that move the tour along at your pace. Two food-themed excursions, each $12 a person, look at "South Street & the Italian Market" and Center City, where stops include Reading Terminal Market and McGillin's Olde Ale House. More at strayboots.com . * Speaking of tours, City Food Tours will host its aphrodisiac-themed three-course dinner at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at Day By Day Restaurant near Rittenhouse Square.
May 5, 2012 |
Crowdsourcing? Social media? Twitter blasts? Fuggedaboutit. Contrary to expectations, the winners of a contest to locate lifesaving portable medical devices in Philadelphia relied on old-fashioned shoe leather. That was just one surprising outcome of MyHeartMap Challenge, the University of Pennsylvania's project to map the locations of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) — backpack-size gizmos that can save cardiac arrest victims if used in time. Another surprise: The original estimate of 5,000 public-access defibrillators was way too high.