August 7, 2014 |
There has been no word so far this week on bids for the bankrupt Revel casino, which were due Monday in preparation for an auction Thursday if more than one qualified bid was received. But a U.S. Bankruptcy Court filing Tuesday in Camden by the investment bank Moelis & Co. L.L.C., charged with finding a buyer for Revel, revealed some details. In the filing, Moelis said it was owed $150,000 in fees, plus $5,950 in expenses, for its work on the sale of Revel, which it calls "Project Redwood.
July 29, 2014 |
SUICIDE SILENCE is off to the type of fresh start no band wants to go through. The deathcore quintet from Riverside, Calif., is touring in support of its fourth full-length album, "You Can't Stop Me" (Nuclear Blast Records), with new singer Eddie Hermida, who came on board in October 2013 after a motorcycle crash killed frontman Mitch Lucker the previous fall. The tour will take them to the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden on Friday as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.
July 27, 2014 |
TUMON BAY, Guam - It's a tropical island where the streets have no names and the trees have no birds. The place "where America's day begins" (as they like to say), Guam is a Micronesian dot 1,200 miles east of the Philippines, known mostly to those Americans who served in the Pacific during World War II, or to Vietnam-era military who passed through. A U.S. territory since it was ceded after the Spanish-American War, hot and hilly Guam is small (180,000 population) and manageable (30 miles long and 9 miles wide)
July 25, 2014 |
The humble mason jar has become the symbol of DIY culture, Pinterest aspiration, and nostalgia for homespun days of yore. Invented in Philadelphia in 1858 and revived by neo-food preservationists and Martha Stewart wedding pictorials circa the early aughts, the old-timey glass with the tin lid has become the go-to restaurant vessel for cocktails, single-serve cakes, and plain old tap water. Mason jars just seem to make everything look simple - in a good way. It's not only a matter of aesthetics, though.
July 21, 2014 |
It is common to rail against City Hall. Less so to want to tear it down. Philadelphians long harbored that desire. A 1929 plan called for making the municipal seat a traffic circle. A 1950s push to raze what was viewed as a monstrosity ended only because it would cost too much. As late as 1970, architect Louis Kahn labeled City Hall "the most disreputable and disrespected building in Philadelphia. " Yet here we are, still stewards - and now promoting tours - of perhaps the most curious, majestic, ornate, inefficient (by modern standards)
July 20, 2014 |
Patty and Jim Seif had always yearned for a waterfront home. They just never envisioned theirs would be overlooking the Brandywine Creek in Wilmington. Eager to downsize from their five-bedroom farmhouse in Blue Bell, the Seifs considered other Pennsylvania suburbs and Center City, but they couldn't agree on what would best work for them. Then, in 2011, Patty accepted a job in financial communications with DuPont in Wilmington. "I then pushed Jim for us to live closer to my work," says Patty.
July 19, 2014 |
WILMINGTON - President Obama on Thursday offered American assistance in trying to determine what happened to a Malaysian airliner that broke apart under mysterious circumstances over what is essentially a combat zone in eastern Ukraine. Saying the incident appeared to be a "terrible tragedy," the president said the government's "first priority" is determining if any Americans were aboard. In brief remarks about the crash during an appearance in Wilmington, Obama offered his condolences to the families of the 295 passengers and crew on the plane, none of whom is believed to have survived.
July 18, 2014 |
AFTER MONTHS of presenting evidence and calling witnesses, the prosecution and defense recapped their cases yesterday during closing arguments in the federal corruption trial of six former Philadelphia Traffic Court judges and a Chinatown businessman. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Anthony Wzorek and Denise Wolf have painted the defendants as hack judges who lacked any moral compass as they wittingly wrote off traffic tickets for friends, family members or anyone connected in the city's vast political arena.
July 18, 2014
NICOLE MARIE CAPP, 26, and Justin Matt Sapolsky, 28, both of Center City, are co-founders of Matt & Marie's Italian Sandwiches on 18th Street near Arch. The two are Wharton MBA graduates and were finalists in the 2013-14 Wharton Business Plan Competition. In 2013, Matt & Marie's began as a catering business but this year shifted to a brick-and-mortar store that opened on June 30. I spoke with Capp. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for Matt & Marie's? A: Matt and I both wanted to open up a place in the fast-casual space with Italian sandwiches.
July 15, 2014 |
With a glistening river beside him and a lush treetop canopy above, Patrick Starr, executive vice president of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, was in his nature-loving glory atop his Zurich LeMond road bike one spring day a couple of years ago, breezing along the Schuylkill River Trail, when two things of beauty caught his eye. They were signs on the fence of a restaurant on the other side of Kelly Drive, just west of the Route 1 overpass, in...