October 23, 2012 |
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.
October 17, 2012 |
My recent column pointing out the dog-whistle politics of race, which has color-coded the presidential campaign, apparently struck a nerve. I knew it would. Race is always a thorny issue. Most folks hope that if they don't talk about it, it will go away, like a nagging ache. What I've learned is that you bring it up at your own peril, lest the messenger gets accused of the very thing she writes about. I get why even thinking about race can be emotionally burdensome, especially for those old enough to remember segregation.
September 26, 2012 |
Pennsylvania Health Department workers visited Monarch Med Spa in King of Prussia on Monday, the company said, but have not issued findings from the visit. Monarch's locations there and in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Greenville, Del., are being investigated after Maryland last week closed its other facility, in Timonium, north of Baltimore. The closure followed invasive group A streptococcus (GAS) infections in three women, one of them fatal, who underwent liposuction there. A Delaware Health Division spokeswoman said Monday that it had confirmed invasive GAS in one resident, no longer hospitalized, who had "a surgical" procedure at a Monarch location in Pennsylvania.
September 25, 2012 |
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.
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 31, 2012
YOU'VE BEEN a sloth all summer, letting your mate grill the burgers while you drink beer on the deck. Before the summer is gone, you owe it to yourself to get out and see the world, expand your horizons. In other words, go drink beer somewhere else. Here's a bunch of destinations on the last holiday weekend of the season. Around town * Old Eagle Tavern (177 Markle St., at Terrace). Quick, before the college kids return for the fall semester, head over to Manayunk and grab a rare parking space.
August 21, 2012
NEW ADDRESS, new offices, new technology. Plenty has changed at the Daily News this summer, but I'd like to think the things that matter haven't. Including the recipe for the chocolate-chip cookies I've been baking pretty much every fall since 1995, when we first started inviting Daily News readers to spend an evening watching TV with me. We call it "Everybody's a Critic" and it works like this: A small group of avid TV watchers comes to the Daily News on an evening in September and spends a few hours with me screening pilots for new shows and offering opinions, some of which will later appear in the paper, along with my reviews.
July 28, 2012 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The 7-foot bronze version of Joe Paterno was loaded into the back of a truck and driven out of Beaver Stadium for the last time Friday morning, sources told The Inquirer. Construction workers inside the stadium loaded the 900-pound statue into a truck that left the stadium for an undisclosed location, a sad end to a monument erected 11 years ago in honor of a man once revered as a "molder of men" before becoming marred in the child sex-abuse scandal that rocked his school.
July 12, 2012 |
Last year, the big debate in Moorestown was whether to shatter a nearly century-old tradition by permitting the sale of liquor. In a November referendum, voters resoundingly approved ending Moorestown's days as a dry municipality. But their yes vote has stirred up a new argument that has reached beyond the affluent community to Superior Court. At issue is whether Moorestown Mall - which last week bid $1 million each for four liquor licenses to be used by mall restaurants - should have exclusive rights to pour spirits in the town.