October 15, 2014 |
A NORTHEAST Philly barbershop owner was fighting for his life last night after he was shot inside his business, police said. Just before 9 p.m., police were called to Castor's Finest Barbershop, on Castor Avenue near Friendship Street, after receiving reports that a man had been shot inside, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. Inside the shop, which was closed, they found the 33-year-old owner collapsed, Small said. He had been shot four times in the head, left shoulder and left thigh.
October 14, 2014 |
A little-noticed change in federal law may hurt small neighborhood grocery stores and their low-income customers who use food stamps. In 2004, food stamps went digital, switching from paper coupons to electronic cards. In large supermarkets, such Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards are swiped at checkout terminals along with credit and debit cards. But in around 118,000 bodegas, corner stores, and mom-and-pop markets nationwide, EBT cards have been used in specific EBT machines provided to stores free in a federal-state partnership, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the food-stamp program, known as SNAP.
October 14, 2014 |
EVEN THOUGH two months and a heartbreaking reunion with the wrong dog had passed since Nia Kora's beloved Pomeranian, Chi-Chi, was stolen during a burglary at her Francisville apartment, the Penn State nursing student held out hope that she'd see her dog again. Over the weekend, Kora's wish came true when a salon owner who had unknowingly bought Chi-Chi - whom he knew as Candy - days after the July 30 burglary spotted a Daily News story last week about Kora accidentally being reunited with the wrong dog. "Something inside me felt like, 'Hold up, a dog was stolen in the summer, and it wasn't too far from my barbershop, at the same time I got my dog, the same kind of dog, the dog wasn't answering to her name,' " Henry Collins, who owns Mecca Unisex Salon in Progress Plaza on Broad Street, said yesterday.
October 13, 2014 |
A Pomeranian stolen from a North Philadelphia home in July has been reunited with her owner - and this time it's the right dog. Last week, police posted video online about a West Girard Avenue burglary on July 30 in which two men stole a flat-screen TV, an XBox, and a 4-year-old dog, Chi-Chi, that belonged to Nia Kora. Within hours, a South Philadelphia family called police to say they believed a stray they had taken in a few weeks earlier could be the missing dog. And, indeed, the dog looked enough like Chi-Chi that even Kora was convinced it was hers.
October 11, 2014 |
Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. has asked a bankruptcy judge to order its biggest union to stop harassing convention clients. An official with Unite Here Local 54, which represents 1,140 workers at Trump Taj Mahal, has been contacting organizations that have meetings scheduled at the casino and urging them to consider using another venue in the city, one not trying to eliminate health insurance for workers. "Atlantic City and New Jersey have a lot of labor and labor-friendly businesses, and most groups don't want to get involved in a labor dispute over health care or anything else," Unite Here spokesman Ben Begleiter said Thursday.
October 8, 2014 |
The majority owner of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard and American Shipping Co. is exploring "strategic initiatives" for the companies that might include a U.S. listing of stock, a merger or acquisition, or a financial restructuring. Converto Capital Fund, an investment fund owned by the Norwegian parent company Aker ASA, has a 57 percent stake in Aker Philadelphia Shipyard and a 20 percent stake in American Shipping Co. "These two companies have performed well, and Converto is always looking to create values," said Atle Kigen, Aker ASA spokesman.
October 6, 2014 |
E. Weldon Jones, 89, of Malvern, a decorated World War II veteran and owner of Jones Disposal, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Paoli Memorial Hospital from complications of pneumonia. Mr. Jones and his identical twin, Edgar Kinzer Jones, were born in the Homeopathic Hospital in West Chester. Mr. Jones grew up near the Paoli Train Yard and attended Tredyffrin/Easttown schools; his twin died of an infection at age 4. During World War II, Mr. Jones was drafted as a private first class and eventually deployed with the Ninth Armored Division to central Europe.
October 5, 2014 |
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Four days into training camp and 76ers majority owner Josh Harris gave his state-of-the-team talk with reporters while the team was on the practice floors at Richard Stockton College. Not surprisingly, Harris is happy with the team's direction, saying that it's "bottomed," but now everything is going up, not down. He says he knows the process is long, but is confident that the fans are on board and that the team will be a championship contender when the rebuild is complete.
October 5, 2014 |
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. – General manager Sam Hinkie is recognized as the architect for the 76ers' rebuilding plan. But manager/owner Josh Harris gave Hinkie the freedom to sacrifice wins now in order to secure a winning future. So for the second straight preseason, the billionaire businessman backed the rebuilding methods. He also talked of potential changes to the NBA lottery and supported second-year coach Brett Brown. "I think he's awesome," Harris said during his training camp state-of-the-team address at Richard Stockton College.