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.
June 27, 2012 |
ATLANTA - Would you go to a drugstore for an AIDS test? Health officials want to know, and they've set up a pilot program to find out. The $1.2 million project will offer free rapid HIV tests at pharmacies and in-store clinics in 24 cities and rural communities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday. Officials are hoping that testing for the AIDS virus will become a routine service at drugstores, like blood pressure checks and flu shots.
June 15, 2012 |
A proposed "flagship Walgreens" store modeled on similar stores on New York's Wall Street and Chicago's Michigan Avenue has won city zoning approval for the three-story, 26,000-square-foot former Borders bookstore at Broad and Chestnut Streets in Center City, said Larry Steinberg, the real estate broker who runs Fameco's Center City office. As with Marshall's recent decision to lease a vacant Staples at 1046 Market, the move by Walgreen Co. marks another mass-market chain's expansion in Center City, an aging office center that's increasingly popular as a residential neighborhood.
June 13, 2012 |
It is no mere stroke of good fortune that three former Genuardi's supermarkets in the Philadelphia suburbs will reopen this weekend as Weis Markets. The stores — on Ridge Pike in Conshohocken, West Germantown Pike in East Norriton, and Old Dublin Pike in Doylestown — are part of a calculated strategy to expand a little-known name deeper into the Philadelphia region, where, despite the presence of many grocery options, new players can't seem to stay away. The Sunbury, Pa.-based Weis chain has been remaking itself for several years, rebranding all its holdings in its core central and north-central Pennsylvania markets: Mr. Z's stores in the Poconos and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area have become Weis Markets, as have King's stores in the Lehigh Valley and Scot's Lo Cost stores.
June 6, 2012 |
Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd.'s plans to build a facility in Northeast Philadelphia now appear uncertain, as the drugmaker goes through tumultuous change at the top of its global organization. In September, the world's leading producer of generic medicine organized a groundbreaking ceremony to herald planned construction of a $300 million, 1.1 million-square-foot distribution/warehouse/computer data complex on the site of the former Budd Co. plant along Red Lion Road in the city's Bustleton section.