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June 20, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marie Devlin Schwarz, 93, a principal in the Schwarz Gallery in Center City, died Thursday, June 13, at her home on Rittenhouse Square. Born in Atlantic City, Mrs. Schwarz graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1936 and at 19 eloped with Frank S. Schwarz, who had founded a gallery under his name in 1930 on the Boardwalk. The Schwarzes moved the gallery to Philadelphia during World War II, renaming it Frank S. Schwarz Antiques, her grandson, Robert D. Schwarz Jr., said. After her husband died in 1985, she named her son, Robert D. Sr., as president of what was now Schwarz Gallery, where she was executive vice president and where the firm focused on 19th and 20th century American and European paintings.
NEWS
June 16, 2013 | By Sean Carlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Glenn Gross and Ed Willis had been searching for an avenue to dive into the barbecue business when a "brownish-orange-colored, barn-looking building" along South Delsea Drive in Vineland, N.J., kept catching their eye. "We just kept driving by this place, looking at it and saying, 'Man, that looks like a barbecue restaurant,' " said Willis, 55, of Gloucester Township. That's where the two longtime friends opened the first Fat Jack's BBQ & Blues. The original site is now closed and their business partnership has changed, but their barbecue acclaim has spurred them to national exposure.
BUSINESS
June 15, 2013 | By Wayne Parry, Associated Press
ATLANTIC CITY - Internet gambling isn't expected to start here until about Thanksgiving, but the 12 casinos must move fast to line up partners for their online operations. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has told the casinos they have until June 30 to arrange Internet deals. The deadline is intended to give regulators time to examine the qualifications and backgrounds of companies that want to partner with the casinos, particularly since several foreign companies are considered likely to do so. For example, Bwin.party, based in Gibraltar, has inked a deal to partner with Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. Joe Lupo, Borgata's senior vice president, said the casino moved early to work with the firm.
NEWS
June 7, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
FORMER Lenny Dykstra business manager, Dan Herman , has filed a complaint against former Fox 29 weatherman John Bolaris , after a text-message battle between the two resulted in Herman going to the Pennsylvania State Police. The dispute began when Herman, the owner of Chinga Chang Records, pitched a documentary called "Race in the Ring," about the 1982 fight between boxers Larry Holmes and Gerry Cooney . On June 28, 2012, Herman says he entered into a contract with Bolaris to narrate the documentary, in exchange for a one-fifth ownership of the film.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2013 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: My husband and I are newlyweds. He had a long-term relationship with a woman who turned out to be married. When they started dating, she lied about it. He eventually found out but, by that point, had developed strong feelings for her and did not end their relationship. They have remained in constant contact over an 11-year period, with occasional weekends together (she lives in another state). She always stayed with the husband, claiming she was "staying for the children" - who, by the way, are adults!
NEWS
April 25, 2013 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
SOME OF state Rep. Bill Keller's closest associates will gather Wednesday in federal court. It won't be a happy reunion. Mark Olkowski, Keller's longtime business partner, is scheduled to change his not-guilty plea after being indicted Jan. 29 on charges of filing false personal and business income taxes along with improperly collecting unemployment. Lorraine DiSpaldo, Keller's former chief of staff, is also scheduled to change her not-guilty plea after being indicted on Sept.
NEWS
April 5, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
La Comunidad Hispana, the nonprofit health-care and legal-aid clinic in Kennett Square, wanted to reach out to Hispanics beyond Chester County. The Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia wanted to be known better to the folks served by La Comunidad, those beyond the city. "The consulate wanted to partner with us because we understand the population we serve, the same population they serve," La Comunidad president and CEO Margarita Queralt Mirkil said in an interview. So on Monday, a nurse from La Comunidad will begin the clinic's monthly presence at the consulate office in the Bourse Building on the east side of Independence Mall.
NEWS
March 28, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
City Hall blossomed with Philadelphia pride Wednesday as elementary school students and civic leaders celebrated the 118th birthday of the city's flag - a unifying symbol that Mayor Nutter acknowledged "sometimes goes unnoticed in our daily lives. " Brenda Exon, cofounder of the nonprofit advocacy group Partners for Civic Pride, gave a history lesson on the Philadelphia flag, which depicts the city seal on a gold-and-sky-blue background. She said her group was trying to establish March 27, Philadelphia Civic Flag Day, "as an important day on the Philadelphia calendar.
NEWS
March 27, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Keith J. Mastronardo, 24, of St. Petersburg, Fla., an Upper Merion native who was a partner in a skin-care start-up seen on reality TV, died Tuesday, March 19, in a motorcycle accident in Florida. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Mr. Mastronardo was riding a motorcycle east on Belleair Road in Largo when he swerved to avoid hitting an animal and was thrown off the bike. Police said Mr. Mastronardo was hit by a car driven by Jerome E. Mullarkey, 77, of Clearwater. Mr. Mastronardo died from his injuries at Largo Medical Center; the driver and a passenger were unhurt.
NEWS
March 21, 2013 | By Martha Woodall, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Archbishop Ryan High School in the Northeast and Holy Family University today unveiled a new partnership that includes a dual-credit program. Archbishop Ryan students who complete Holy Family courses offered on Ryan's campus on Academy Road will receive both high school and college credits for their work. "Today marks an historic moment in our school's 47-year history," Ryan's President Michael McCardle said at a signing ceremony carried live on the websites of both Ryan and Holy Family University.
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