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June 28, 2016
DEAR ABBY: Please remind your readers that it's important to keep their dogs on a leash for their pets' protection as well as the protection of those around them. In my community, leash laws are rarely enforced, and it's common to see dogs running loose in city parks. The result is an increase in dogfights and unwelcome contact with people. Coyote attacks are also common here in the West, and small dogs are often the victims. If other dog owners kept their dogs leashed, I wouldn't have to worry about them bounding up to mine and about the ensuing dogfight that follows when my dogs interpret that behavior as a threat.
BUSINESS
June 19, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Staff Writer
The Dukart men will not be celebrating Father's Day at McDonald's. They spend up to 12 hours a day, six days a week, under the Golden Arches, eating lots and lots of fries, burgers, and Chicken McNuggets. "We're already what you call super-heavy users," Joel Dukart said, explaining why he and brother Michael will treat their father, Les, to something other than a Happy Meal on Sunday. All three, plus Les' brother Alan, are principals in Dukart Management Corp., licensed operators of 11 Mickey D's throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware, with about 625 employees.
NEWS
June 14, 2016 | By Howard Gensler, STAFF WRITER
The last time nightclub entrepreneur Ivan Kane got Atlantic City dancing, it was with his Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub at Revel. But when Revel went under, it jammed up Royal Jelly. "It was a sad day when it closed," Kane said in a recent phone interview, "because we were incredibly successful there. "The silver lining is that it introduced me to the Atlantic City area, and I met Tony Rodio. " That meeting with the president and CEO of Tropicana Entertainment has paid off with Ivan Kane's Kiss Kiss a Go-Go, the new night spot opening Thursday at the Quarter at the Trop.
BUSINESS
June 12, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust indicated this week that it was open to merging with another shopping-mall operator, raising the possibility that the Philadelphia company may join a wave of buyouts among retail-center owners nationwide. PREIT chief executive Joseph Coradino said at a real estate investment conference in New York that the company - owner of Cherry Hill Mall, among others locally, and a partner in the $325 million redevelopment of Center City's Gallery at Market East - would consider combining with another operator if such a move would be good for shareholders.
NEWS
June 3, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
The glow shining into the houses of Downingtown residents on a quiet residential street is a daily reminder of what homeowners say were false assurances made by a billboard company about its electronic sign on the Route 30 Bypass. The two-sided sign, residents say, can be seen from their homes. "We were told they would not be impacted. And that's clearly not the case," said Phil Dague, a Downingtown Borough Council member. "I cannot help but feel we were misled. " Representatives of the billboard company, Catalyst Outdoor Advertising, pushed back and said they would do what they could to work with residents.
NEWS
May 29, 2016
The owners of a Bellmawr liquor store and two others have been charged in connection with drug activity at the store and a neighboring laundromat on Browning Road, authorities said Friday. Investigators targeted both locations during a months-long investigation and seized 74 bags of heroin, 25 bags of crack cocaine, 245 oxycodone pills, and $56,000 in cash, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said. The owners of Johnnies Liquors on 834 W. Browning Rd. were charged with distribution of a controlled dangerous substance.
SPORTS
May 23, 2016 | By Dick Jerardi, STAFF WRITER
BALTIMORE - Ten years ago, Roy and Gretchen Jackson watched in horror from their box seats above the finish line at Pimlico as their Kentucky Derby winner, Barbaro, was running on three legs after his right rear leg shattered in the first few hundred yards of the Preakness. Saturday afternoon, sitting in those same seats with horses running in three races on the Pimlico card, the Jacksons saw one of their horses finish third, another finish second, and a third, shielded from their view behind the infield tents, suffer a horrific leg injury and crash to the turf on the far turn.
BUSINESS
May 19, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
The owner of the sprawling South Philadelphia lot where Bart Blatstein has proposed an apartment and retail complex sought in court Tuesday to free itself of its contract with the developer so the property can be sold to another buyer. Blatstein no longer has any legal claim to the South Broad Street site after missing a March 15 deadline to complete his purchase of the land, John A. Guernsey, a lawyer for New York-based owner Hudson Realty Capital L.L.C., said during a Common Pleas Court hearing in Philadelphia.
BUSINESS
May 18, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
The owner of a defunct Northeast Philadelphia ambulance company was charged with Medicare fraud for transporting patients who could walk and did not meet the federal program's requirements for ambulance services, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania said Monday. Bassem Kuran, who was the sole owner of VIP Ambulance Inc., applied to participate in Medicare in October 2011, soon after his previous employer, Brotherly Love Ambulance Inc. was shut down for the same type of fraud.
BUSINESS
May 18, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Developer Bart Blatstein is being sued on grounds that he failed to complete his purchase of a South Philadelphia site on which he plans a massive residential and retail complex, a new setback for the beleaguered proposal. The property's owner, NH Philadelphia Properties L.P., is seeking to recover "liquidated damages" it claims to be owed under its purchase agreement with Blatstein's Tower Investments Inc., attorney Matthew McClure said in a letter to Zoning Board of Adjustment Chairman James Moylan on Monday.
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