January 11, 2016 |
If Maurice Rose, 55, were to win the unprecedented $900 million Powerball jackpot, he would buy beachfront homes in Florida, California, and Wildwood, N.J. - and maybe a condo or two in Philadelphia. Rose, who works as a SEPTA manager and lives in West Oak Lane, was at 10th and Market Streets on Saturday afternoon, buying six $2 Powerball tickets. He was hoping "it would be my lucky day. " Lottery fever set off a national frenzy of ticket buying Saturday, just hours before the 10:59 p.m. drawing to win the largest lottery prize ever.
April 25, 1997 |
Perhaps you're one of the 5,000 people who volunteered to clean up Germantown Avenue on Sunday as part of the Presidents' Summit for America's Future - and you're wondering what else you might be able to squeeze in between collecting trash, scrubbing graffiti and sweeping dirt. (Then again, maybe you're not a volunteer and your intention is to stay as far away from Germantown Avenue as possible until the dust settles and everybody goes back home.) You should know, if you don't already, that the Avenue is lined with scores of stores, shops and eateries that are as varied as the neighborhoods it runs through.
June 3, 2016 |
Opening dates have been set for the two Target stores coming to Center City this year. The first, located at 1128 Chestnut St., is scheduled to open July 20, according to a Target spokeswoman. Another Target is slated to open at 1900 Chestnut St. on Oct. 5. The stores are what the company describes as "flexible format" locations, which have slimmed-down designs and emphasize order pickups from Target's website. The locations are part of Target's expansion into urban areas and will be smaller than the retail giant's typical suburban shopping centers.
October 12, 2007
THEY SAY A lie repeated often enough will come to be seen as the truth. We hope that isn't the case with SugarHouse's claims about where their casino would be located. Contrary to what Philadelphians may read in the papers, SugarHouse would be located in both Fishtown and Northern Liberties - not just in Fishtown. We believe SugarHouse is working to create the impression that its casino would be located only in Fishtown because the membership of the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association has chosen not to discuss a potential community-benefits agreement with SugarHouse at this time.
June 18, 2016 |
The final buzzers will begin sounding for Sports Authority on Sunday as its Cherry Hill sporting-goods store closes for good. Other Sports Authority stores will soon follow. The one in Langhorne, Bucks County, on East Lincoln Highway, will close sometime in August. The retailer's predicament reflects the broader trend of bricks-and-mortar stores struggling against the migration of shoppers to the internet. Competitive sports may be cutthroat, but sports retailing is too, experts say. "Sports Authority had seriously large debt issues, but their bigger problem was not adapting and separating themselves from the other big-box retailers like Dick's," said Mark Torres of the Play It Again Sports chain in Deptford, about 12 miles from the Cherry Hill Sports Authority store.
May 2, 2003 |
A commemorative marking the 200th anniversary of the greatest real estate bargain for the United States - the Louisiana Purchase - was issued this week. It is the third time the Postal Service has recalled the occasion. The 37-cent stamp, issued Wednesday, is vertical in format and depicts three unidentified signers of the treaty, along with the handwritten treaty with France superimposed on a map of the United States. The purchase annexed 828,000 square miles to the fledgling United States for $15 million.
January 8, 2012 |
We are what we eat. But we are also where we live. Volumes of anthropological, criminological, and sociological research back me up on this. What results is a rich stew of eccentric flavors seasoned by our parents' housing histories and their parents' housing histories, too. Is it any wonder then that home-buying - and home-selling - decisions are often driven by emotion, that gut feeling that this is the house we were meant to live in?...
December 10, 2009 |
Visitors to New Jersey chain restaurants may soon have more information when deciding whether to add fries and a shake to their order. A bill in the Legislature would require chains to post calorie counts for all items on menus inside the restaurant and at drive-up windows. Aimed at curbing obesity by helping eaters make the healthiest choices, the bill would affect any chain that has 20 or more locations nationwide. The Senate is scheduled to vote on it today. Consumers aren't very good at guessing the calories of a cheeseburger or a bowl of fettuccini Alfredo, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health and cited by authors of the bill.