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December 20, 1990 | By Mary Flannery, Daily News Staff Writer
It's still Frank's, thanks. But because of the quiet sale of the 95-year- old local institution to an Elizabeth, N.J., bottler, Frank's Beverages are no longer made in Philadelphia. Frank's sodas, including cream, birch beer and the legendary Black Cherry Wishniak, are being manufactured and bottled these days in North Jersey, at the plant of C&C Cola. The grandson and great-grandson of founder Jacob Frank sold the business in August to C&C, owned by a fellow independent bottler who'd been wooing them for some time.
NEWS
April 16, 2015 | By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - The Republican-dominated state Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would invalidate Philadelphia's new mandatory paid sick-leave law. The bill, which passed by 37-12, would effectively preempt local governments from requiring companies to provide workers with paid sick days. The measure's supporters say it is necessary to have uniform rules across the state for businesses. The bill's sponsor, Sen. John Eichelberger (R., Blair), called Philadelphia's sick-leave law "a mistake.
NEWS
January 5, 2010
STANDING IN line in the post office the other day, I was delighted at the response when two customers at the window were short of cash. Each time someone quickly supplied the 10 cents and 48 cents needed. And a lady asked an elderly woman (me) to go ahead of her in line! Did you know that on Nov. 26, Mayor Nutter participated in a reading from scripture in City Hall at the invitation of the American Bible Society? Indeed, the mayor read from Psalms and was followed by the president of the Westminster Theological Seminary and then by many others.
NEWS
February 3, 1991
Friday's front page brought news about two of Philadelphia's genial, if quite different, old gentlemen - G. Stockton Strawbridge and Peter Camiel. Mr. Strawbidge, 77, the Grand Old Man of Market Street East, was receiving the Powell Award for his civic accomplishments; Mr. Camiel, the one-time boss of the city's Democratic Party (but who is somewhat more famous as the man who proved Frank Rizzo a liar), had died at 81. The easy thing is to talk about Mr. Strawbridge's grand and glorious achievements and contrast them with Mr. Camiel's amusing if venal activities in trying to make the world a better place for, among others, the state's beer distributors in whose behalf he labored ceaselessly while a state senator.
NEWS
November 16, 1988 | By DAN ROTTENBERG
Over lunch the other day, the head of a high-profile Philadelphia company confided that he recently almost moved his headquarters from Center City to Bala Cynwyd. His company needs more space, he said - and if it's going to move, why not move across City Line, where taxes are lower, traffic is lighter, potholes are fewer and you can go for months on end without confronting a vagrant, hooker, a drug dealer or a mugger? My executive friend ultimately decided against such a move - but only because of its potential negative effects on his company's image.
SPORTS
November 19, 1996 | By Mayer Brandschain, FOR THE INQUIRER
Philadelphia won the intercity squash racquets matches for the Lockett Cup with 5-0 victories over Baltimore, Boston and New York yesterday at Chestnut Hill Academy. The Philadelphia team included Ben Desombre, Jim Masland, Rob Whitehouse, Rich Sheppard and Trip Davis. Desombre is the Philadelphia champion. Baltimore won the Class B title by defeating Philadelphia, 3-2.
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February 23, 2012
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April 29, 1999 | By Doug Hadden, FOR THE INQUIRER
Overbrook's Chris Lange and Andy Thompson each won singles matches and teamed for a 4-and-3 win in the better-ball competition against Little Mill's Mike Hyland and Manasquan's Bob Housen to lead the Golf Association of Philadelphia to an 11-7 win over the New Jersey State Golf Association yesterday in the 37th annual Compher Cup at Metedeconk National. The results Singles matches Ron Vannelli, Metuchen, def. Jamie Slonis, Little Mill, 2 and 1; Robbie Gaglioti, Twin Brook, def. Jarrett Kling, Merion, 1 up; Oscar Mestre, Overbrook, def. Kevin Purcell, Forest Hill, 3 and 2; Chip Lutz, Berkshire, def. Bill Henry, Forsgate, 5 and 4; Harry Goett 3d, Ash Brook, def. Tom Shallow, Phila.
NEWS
December 11, 2007
REP. MARK Cohen has called for a "state-system college" for Philadelphia. In fact, Cheyney University, part of the state university system, has had an urban campus in Philadelphia for years, offering graduate degrees and certification programs in education. My understanding is that Cheyney would be happy to expand their course offerings in Philadelphia, perhaps even extending them to undergraduates. So there is a strong base on which to build. And, since Cheyney has an agreement with Community College of Philadelphia about accepting CCP students, there could be a smooth transition.
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May 22, 2015 | Jenny DeHuff, Daily News Staff Writer
DEMOCRATIC MAYORAL nominee Jim Kenney got a surprise phone call yesterday from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton . He was just as surprised as I was to hear the following: "I just wanted to call and congratulate you, Jim, on your nomination to be Philadelphia's next mayor. The issues of diversity and economic inclusion are important for all of our working families. We want to tackle these issues throughout our country. Again, congratulations, and good luck!"   Speak of hills Production began recently for Philly actor David Morse 's new original drama series, "Outsiders," which will launch on the Comcast Network early next year.
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May 22, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
The last time the Duke women's lacrosse team made a final four in the Philadelphia area, it was 2007, and Taylor Trimble looked on from the Franklin Field stands. Trimble, an eighth grader at the time, was still jamming soccer, squash, and lacrosse into her schedule. Watching the Blue Devils in the NCAA tournament semifinals, even in a 14-13 loss to Virginia, inched her toward the sport. "I just thought it was the coolest thing ever," said Trimble, a Rosemont native who went to Episcopal Academy.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
It appears fast-fashion retailer H&M believes in Philadelphia's emerging persona as a mecca for all things young, urbane, and affordably stylish. On Thursday, the trendy Stockholm apparel company, also known as Hennes & Mauritz, launched a slick campaign to recruit millennials to its national sales force - with a particular focus on young people in Houston and Philadelphia. Millennials, the company argues, are the future of fashion. They embody an entrepreneurial spirit and a creative energy the company says will help it continue its expansion in the United States - from the current 363 American H&Ms to more than 400 by year's end. (Ten of its current lot are in the Philadelphia region, including two in Center City blocks away from each other.)
BUSINESS
May 20, 2015 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Four Amtrak passengers sued the railroad company Monday in federal court in Philadelphia for injuries suffered in Tuesday's crash of Train 188, alleging the rail line failed to install an automatic-braking system on a dangerous curve where the train derailed. One of the passengers, Felicidad Redondo Iban, a Spanish tourist, was pinned under a car and since has had multiple surgeries to save a nearly severed right arm from amputation. "It is utterly inexplicable to me that someone would accelerate into a sharp curve, unless they were not paying attention or that they believed they had already gone through the curve and were accelerating into a straightaway," said personal injury lawyer, Robert Mongeluzzi, who filed the suit.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 20, 2015 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
No commemorative speeches. No plaques. No tear jerking. Artistic director David Hayes barely announced the encore at the farewell concert of the Philadelphia Singers, going out of business after 43 years, but let the occasion speak with music, the best performance coming last - Rachmaninoff's Vespers , the "Rejoice O Virgin" section. Maybe Hayes was focusing his energy, having survived last week's Amtrak derailment in reportedly functional though bruised form, which had him walking on and off stage with care.
NEWS
May 19, 2015 | Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Democratic candidates for mayor in Tuesday's primary election took their pitches to the pulpits on Sunday, seeking the support of the party faithful. Those pitches were framed by race and the struggle for civil rights - in very different ways - by two of the six Democrats in the race. Former Councilman Jim Kenney urged churchgoers to be voters in honor of those who suffered for the right to cast ballots. State Sen. Anthony H. Williams and his supporters took an even more impassioned approach at a "righteous rally" at Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church in Nicetown.
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May 18, 2015 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there On Memorial Day weekend 2011, Rachel and her lifelong friend Sarah had a hotel room in Stone Harbor and evening plans in Avalon. Elsewhere at the Shore, Glenn was at his West Chester University buddy Bill's Sea Isle City beach house when another college pal, Paul, suggested they go out in his neck of the barrier islands. That's how a guy from Broomall and a girl from Cheltenham ended up at the same bar: the Princeton. Rachel and Sarah recognized Paul, whom they had met a few summers before.
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May 18, 2015 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
After Asia, the Philadelphia Orchestra's 2015 Tour of Europe might seem easy. In contrast to last year's 1,800-mile Macau-to-Tokyo hop, the orchestra's Tuesday to June 7 tour's longest stretch is 714 miles between Vienna and Amsterdam, and involves venues that have been hosting orchestras for decades, even centuries. Yet music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin laughs indulgently at the suggestion that 14 concerts in 17 days will be a breeze. "It's a totally different challenge.
BUSINESS
May 17, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Leisure travelers "like" us - enough to generate $10.4 billion in economic impact in 2014, according to the Philadelphia region's leisure tourism marketing agency, Visit Philadelphia. In its annual report released Friday, the quasi-public agency funded through the city's hotel tax, said that on social media networks, Visit Philly, as it is known, ranks third in user engagement, measured by "liking," sharing and commenting. Besting Visit Philly were Discover Los Angeles and Los Vegas.
NEWS
May 15, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
"Canceled" was the operative word at the Trenton Transit Center at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Amtrak to Harrisburg, CANCELED. Amtrak to Boston, CANCELED SEPTA to Philadelphia, CANCELED. Commuters at the Trenton station had their schedules disrupted by the suspension of service to and from Philadelphia, but were stoic about the inconvenience. John Di Paolo, 45, said he was sitting on a train at Newark Penn Station Tuesday night when service was canceled because of the derailment.
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