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NEWS
May 20, 2015 | By Chris Palmer and Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writers
With new safety measures in place, passenger trains resumed shuttling between Philadelphia and New York City on Monday, restoring full service to the bustling Northeast Corridor for the first time since last week's deadly Amtrak derailment at Frankford Junction. Amtrak spokesman Craig Schulz said the railroad installed an automatic train-control system over the weekend on the northbound tracks to limit speed approaching the curve to 45 m.p.h. Train 188 was traveling at 106 m.p.h.
BUSINESS
May 19, 2015 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Bass Pro Shops opened here April 15, and the outdoor gear and apparel retailer surpassed expected sales by "40 percent" for its first month. "It was outstanding," said Eric Clements, the store's general manager, whose Springfield, Mo., firm doesn't release specific sales numbers. The Bass store sales represent a hopeful blip in this ailing gambling town, where four casinos closed last year, snuffing out 8,000 jobs. Retail is expected to play a bigger role here.
NEWS
May 19, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - Chris Christie, then the U.S. attorney for New Jersey, declared in 2004 that an indictment of a fund-raiser for Gov. Jim McGreevey painted "a very vivid picture of the corrupt and broken political system in the state of New Jersey. " Preet Bharara, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, said in January that corruption charges against New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver exposed "the very core of what ails Albany: lack of transparency, lack of accountability, and lack of principle joined with overabundance of greed, cronyism, and self-dealing.
NEWS
May 18, 2015 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
At Specca Farms in Burlington County, Bill Hlubik stooped down in a large furrowed field, picked a plump red strawberry and took a bite. "That's the best berry I've had in my life, and I'm not just saying that," he said enthusiastically. "Wow, that is a good berry. " Hlubik, a professor and agricultural agent for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, ought to know. He helped develop and test the new "Rutgers Scarlet" strawberry, which is now being praised by farmers and consumers as particularly sweet, juicy, and flavorful - superior to strawberries shipped in from California, Florida, and Mexico.
NEWS
May 13, 2015 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) filed Monday to move his federal corruption trial from New Jersey to the District of Columbia, his lawyer arguing that nearly all the events at issue took place there and that the vast majority of key witnesses live or work in the capital. The filing also says holding the case in New Jersey could disrupt the functioning of the federal government, since at least three other senators cited in the indictment will "likely be called as witnesses" and numerous congressional aides, cabinet secretaries, and other high-ranking officials could be called.
NEWS
May 13, 2015 | By Barbara Boyer and Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writers
The sons of Cooper Health System's late CEO, John P. Sheridan Jr., and his wife want the full investigative file surrounding their parents' deaths, alleging that the medical examiner who conducted their autopsies was not qualified and was persuaded by authorities to conclude it was a murder-suicide. In a letter released Monday, Mark Sheridan, one of the four sons, wrote to New Jersey acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman seeking a wide array of documents. Sheridan, a lawyer, also criticized the six-month investigation by the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office and the quality of the state Medical Examiner's Office.
REAL_ESTATE
May 11, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Since 1980, projects by New Jersey's nonprofit community developers have poured $12 billion into the state's economy, an analysis of data shows. In the last 25 years, said economist Lee Huang, of Econsult Solutions of Philadelphia, 21,000 residential units and 2.5 million square feet of commercial space were completed by community-development corporations in New Jersey. That represents 1,506 projects - residential, commercial, and mixed-use, Huang said - for a total investment of $6 billion.
NEWS
May 11, 2015 | By Scott Sturgis, For The Inquirer
This week, Mr. Driver's Seat steps out of the comfy passenger compartment to let his hair blow in the breeze as he takes on the role of Mr. Motorcycle Seat. Since I've never actually been on a motorcycle - and didn't have time to get licensed for this Very Special Inquirer Automobiles edition marking Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month - it seemed I should use my ignorance as a tool. (Insert joke here.) So I decided to find out what it takes to get started, and how to stay safe after opting for two wheels.
BUSINESS
May 11, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
The quality of the food, the variety of the entertainment, and the price of a haircut at a continuing-care retirement community (CCRC) are easy to evaluate. But assessing whether a continuing-care retirement community will have the financial resources to care for you for the rest of your life - the promise CCRCs make - is a much more onerous task. New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and other states do little more than provide a list of authorized CCRCs, publish a booklet of recommended questions for prospective residents to ask CCRC management, and require the CCRCs to disclose certain information.
SPORTS
May 10, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Detroit Red Wings granted permission Friday for teams to talk to their highly coveted coach, Mike Babcock. A long line has started forming, and it stretches from Philadelphia to Edmonton. The Flyers, Toronto, Buffalo, New Jersey, and San Jose have coaching vacancies. Edmonton has an interim coach, and many other teams, such as Pittsburgh, Boston, and St. Louis, may get involved if they can lure Babcock. Babcock, 52, whose contract with the Red Wings expires June 30, is considered the No. 1 choice in a lot of cities.
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