June 28, 2016 |
A bear that had been roaming through a Bucks County community has been captured and safely relocated, authorities said. The animal was spotted in a wooded area behind the Pennsbury Racquet and Athletic Club in Morrisville shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday. Falls Township police contacted the Pennsylvania Gaming Commission, which sent a marksman to hit the bear with a tranquilizer dart. The bear weighed 161 pounds, said Lt. Hank Ward of the township's police department. Based on several recent sightings in and around Philadelphia, it appears that bears are increasingly present in cities and suburbs.
May 25, 2016 |
Commercial real estate services firm Marcus & Millichap is moving its main Philadelphia office from Conshohocken to Center City, where it will lease 10,000 square feet in the One Commerce Square building at 2005 Market St. The Calabasas, Calif.-based company, which is vacating an 8,700-square-foot space in Conshohocken, will also open a new 2,100-square-foot office at 308 E. Lancaster Ave. in Wynnewood, it said in an e-mail Monday. The expansion will allow the company to boost its head count from 60 to about 100 staffers.
March 26, 2016
Question: Last year, I moved across the country to be with a wonderful man. The move required me to change my career plans a bit and take a pay cut. I also now live 3,000 miles from my family. I enjoy my new city and my job. My relationship with my boyfriend is great, and I love him very much. But he is adamant about living in this region of the country, so staying with him means staying far from my family, which is inconvenient, but not necessarily a deal-breaker. My bigger issue is that sometimes I look at my boyfriend's life and think about how he gets to live in his city of choice, he gets to live near his family, he gets to pursue his first-choice job, etc. It seems like he doesn't ever have to make any compromises.
March 26, 2016 |
Environmental and geotechnical consulting firm GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. has moved its Philadelphia-area operations from Fort Washington to bigger office space in Center City. The Norwood, Mass.-headquartered company is to lease about 4,600 square feet for its 10-member regional staff at the 1515 Market Street office building, the company said Friday on its website. The move allows for anticipated future growth and boosted headcount and provides "staff an opportunity to be part of the broader business community," GZA GeoEnvironmental said.
March 17, 2016 |
Ben Franklin Parkway and I-676 bridge construction has forced the Philadelphia Science Festival to move its signature Science Carnival to the Delaware waterfront. And nobody knows whether the festival's longtime lead sponsor, Dow Chemical, will still be so generous if its merger with DuPont goes through. Still, all parties were beaming in the noonday sun Tuesday at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing - scene of this year's festival-capping Science Carnival - affirming that this celebration of all things STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)
January 28, 2016 |
For years, Diana Rubens was an ostensibly successful government employee who climbed the executive ladder at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. After being tapped in 2014 to clean up the mess at its Philadelphia benefits office, she won praise. But in the last year, Rubens became something else: a poster child, deserved or not, for the flawed management at the VA. Inspectors accused her of engineering her transfer from Washington to an easier job in Philadelphia for the same pay. Members of Congress said she fleeced the government with $270,000 in relocation expenses.
January 20, 2016 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I love my boyfriend dearly, and we are starting to talk about building a life together. However, we live in a certain place due to job opportunities for him. I don't like where we live. I feel guilty for saying that because we live in a beautiful house and have wonderful friends. I have always wanted to live in a certain place; it's a city I love, have family ties to, and is great for my career, where here I have none of those things.
December 4, 2015
A story Tuesday on legislation to recoup payment of some Department of Veterans Affairs relocation expenses incorrectly identified Sen. Johnny Isakson (R., Ga.) as a House member.
December 3, 2015 |
A key critic of the embattled former director of the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs benefits office launched a new bid Tuesday to get her to repay the $274,000 the government spent to relocate her from Washington to Delaware County last year. Rep. Jeff Miller (R., Fla.), chairman of the House VA committee, introduced legislation that would allow the agency to recoup relocation expenses paid to employees, something he said the agency claims it cannot legally do. "We aim to fix that with this bill," Miller said in a statement.
November 21, 2015 |
Stockton University's dream of an island campus in Atlantic City will have new life on the other side of town. Although Stockton has not completed its $23 million sale of the former Showboat Casino Hotel, where its previous plan for an Atlantic City campus unraveled, new plans are underway to build the Galloway college a campus at the southern end of Atlantic City. Christopher Paladino, head of the newly formed Atlantic City Development Corp. (ACDevCo), said the independent, not-for-profit organization was going ahead with plans to build an Atlantic City campus for Stockton, to open in the fall of 2018.