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May 22, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Wa-What: Privately held convenience, gasoline retailer; 725 stores in Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, Maryland - $9 billion in 2015 sales. Wa-Where: Wawa, Delco. Wa-When: Wood family started iron foundry in 1803; switched to dairy, home milk delivery in 1902. First store opened in 1964. Wa-Who: 28,000 workers, 12,381 here; 900 corporate.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2016 | By Craig LaBan, Restaurant Critic
Where there's smoke, there's usually fire. But it also means summer kitchens are heating up for the season's rush up and down the coast. In the case of Chesapeake & Maine (316 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 302-226-3600; dogfish.com ), Dogfish Head's hot new seafood restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, there's smoke bred right into some curious raw oysters with a special tea. They're potently flavored and appropriately named "Smoke on the Water. " And they're just the latest clever draw to the beer-centric juggernaut of Sam Calagione's ever-growing Dogfish Head empire, which a couple of years ago also added an inn. With a complete menu built around some ambitious seafood inspired by both the Chesapeake Bay and the state of Maine (which inspired the brewery's name)
NEWS
May 21, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - Gov. Christie intends to nominate his acting attorney general for a judgeship, less than three months after naming Robert T. Lougy the state's top law enforcement official. Christie on Wednesday notified the Democratic-controlled Legislature of his intent to nominate 18 people to Superior Court. The governor said he would also nominate, in addition to Lougy, Assemblywoman L. Grace Spencer (D., Essex), and Deborah Gramiccioni, a trusted Christie confidante. Christie, a Republican, named Lougy acting attorney general in late February after John J. Hoffman left that post for a job at Rutgers University.
BUSINESS
May 21, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
The number of U.S. houses left vacant because of foreclosure was down at the start of the second quarter compared with the same period last year. But New Jersey's share of these "zombies" continues to be tops in the nation, real estate information provider RealtyTrac said Thursday. Zombie homes are defined as houses that mortgage borrowers vacated for which the foreclosure process was never completed. In the United States overall, just 19,187, or 4.7 percent, of residential properties in the foreclosure process were zombies as of May, according to the Irvine, Calif., company, which monitors foreclosures nationwide.
SPORTS
May 19, 2016
The Flyers announced their 2016 preseason schedule on Tuesday. It is highlighted by home games against the New York Islanders, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. Flyers 2016 Preseason Schedule Home games at the Wells Fargo Center   SEPTEMBER 26 (split squad) at New Jersey, 7    p.m. and at N.Y. Islanders, 7          p.m. 27 N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. 28 vs. New Jersey, PPL Center, Allentown, Pa. 7 p.m. OCTOBER 1 Boston, 7 p.m. 3 N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. 6 at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. 8 at Boston, 5 p.m.  
NEWS
May 19, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Before and after Anthony M. Lario was a New Jersey Superior Court judge, daughter Lynn Miller said, he was proud of his work as a pro bono lawyer. "I can't tell you how many times there were food items and pastries left on our back steps," Miller said. "Left by people he would help and not charge. " Those clients, she said, were often "a lot of immigrants . . . people he knew could not afford it. " On Sunday, May 15, Judge Lario, 95, of Cherry Hill, a Superior Court judge in Tax Court from 1979 to 1990, died at Methodist Hospital.
NEWS
May 18, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - Phil Murphy, a former Goldman Sachs executive and ambassador to Germany, has made it official: He is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor next year, and will lend his campaign $10 million in seed money. "It's time for a governor who has your back," Murphy says in a two-minute web video released Monday announcing his candidacy. "I will. " In the video, Murphy, the first person to declare a campaign to succeed Gov. Christie, advocates an "economy that works for all of us," equal pay for equal work, and a higher minimum wage.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
At 38, Kensington-born songwriter-singer Amos Lee is at a strange point in his career. Known first for his pastorally soulful folksy blues and nice-guy earnest emotionalism that earned him No. 1 Billboard chart slots (e.g. 2011's Mission Bell ), Lee recently won a rep as a wanted songwriter and a musician's musician. Along with having penned songs and performed with country cousins Zac Brown and art hopper RJD2, Lee got a nod from Eddie Vedder during one of Pearl Jam's Philly shows, just for showing up. So the question became, going forward, what would humble Lee do with such infamy?
NEWS
May 16, 2016
ISSUE | ADOPTION Finally, a chance to find my birth mom My mom in heaven - you adopted me, loved me, and left me with so many unanswered questions. The young girl who gave birth to me - I know you loved me, I know you were forced to give me away, and I understand you could not keep me. If you are searching for me, I know you cannot find me, because I cannot find you. Our records are sealed; our existence is hidden away. We were told to forget - how can we? I think about my mom in heaven, how I miss her and wish she could have answered my questions.
BUSINESS
May 16, 2016 | By Joel Naroff
With Atlantic City on the edge of fiscal disaster, the Democrats are feuding with one another, the Republican governor is saying "my way or the bankruptcy way," and the Republican mayor is calling out almost everyone. Meanwhile, nothing is getting done to ease the city's financial crisis. Ultimately, a decision will be made and it could have a profound impact on New Jersey bond ratings as well as the sanctity of public-sector contracts. Forty years ago, New Jersey moved to save a dying resort by legalizing gaming.
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