August 13, 2010
FedEx Corp. subsidiary FedEx SmartPost notified Pennsylvania labor officials this week that 106 regular employees and 56 temp workers would be affected when it relocates operations from a Pottstown facility to Breinigsville, Pa., near Allentown. The 106 regular workers are being offered jobs at the new facility, about 50 miles from the Pottstown location, the company told the state labor department's dislocated worker unit. The transfers will be complete by about Oct. 10, the company said.
August 11, 2010 |
A small but significant victory has been won by Chester County voters who waited for hours in the rain to take part in a historic presidential election. They have persuaded county officials to move a polling place back to the campus of Lincoln University after a lawsuit arising from a chaotic Election Day in November 2008. The county's decision to move the poll, announced Tuesday, was part of a settlement of a suit in which five voters claimed the Board of Elections had violated the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
July 2, 2010 |
After years of decline, the amount of money set aside to relocate frightened witnesses in Philadelphia is about to surge to a record level. The state budget approved by legislators Wednesday contains a 35 percent increase in funding for witness relocation and should steer more than $230,000 in additional funding to Philadelphia's beleaguered program. This increase would come on top of $200,000 that Mayor Nutter set aside this month to combat the problem, the first time that Philadelphia has dipped into its treasury to attack witness intimidation.
May 11, 2010 |
NEW YORK - Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. plans to lay off or relocate some of its New York City employees. Spokeswoman Joan Campion says she does not know the number of workers who will be affected. She says the company is moving "a number" of people to New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The company is putting an office tower, at 685 Third Ave., up for sale. Pfizer spokesman Chris Loder said employees who work there will be transferred to other buildings in New York as well as Madison and Peapack, N.J., and Collegeville, Montgomery County.
April 18, 2010 |
When Steve and Ann Kravitz moved back to South Jersey from Pittsburgh after being away for 25 years, they were looking for more than a new address. They were looking for a total change in lifestyle. "We didn't need the big house or the big lawn anymore," Ann recalls. "When we left Cherry Hill for Pittsburgh and had two children, we tried to replicate our lives, even down to the neighborhood swim club. This time, it was different. We were empty-nesters, and we were looking for simplicity and convenience.
April 10, 2010 |
The Haddonfield doctor whose Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs have landed him in court multiple times has agreed to move one of the animals out of town. Duke, who attacked a 4-year-old girl in Salem County last year, will not reside in the borough until court proceedings are held to decide what should be done with the animal, Haddonfield Commissioner Ed Borden said Friday. One possibility is that the court could order Duke to be put down. In a tentative deal agreed to by the borough and dog owner Bob Taffet two weeks ago, the family will keep no more than two dogs in its Camden County home.
November 17, 2009 |
The Dad Vail Regatta - held in Philadelphia on the Schuylkill since 1953 - is officially moving the 2010 race to North Jersey. Regatta spokesman Harry Stinger confirmed last night that the event would be moving about 90 miles northeast to Rumson, N.J. "We are thrilled that the Dad Vail Regatta has decided to relocate to Rumson," said John Ekdahl, mayor of the Monmouth County town. "We think the event will have a tremendous economic impact not only for Rumson but for all of the surrounding Two River towns," he said, referring to the area along the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers.
October 8, 2009
Meet the new Barnes Foundation museum, just like the old Barnes - only its Philadelphia home will be far better-suited to an extraordinary art collection, all housed at a world-class location. With the unveiling of a design for what Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron described as "a gracious, golden-hued temple - contemporary . . . yet almost classical," the Barnes is shaping up to be everything promised by its move from Lower Merion. The long-awaited plans for the $200 million museum received approval by the Philadelphia Art Commission yesterday.
September 4, 2009 |
Looking for bright spots in the economy? One surely is Gratz Gallery's move a week ago from rental space that it had occupied for nine years in New Hope to its newly purchased building in a downtown Doylestown Borough historic district, a block from the Michener and Mercer Museums. It's the former Sabine Rose Gallery location. A conservation studio, vintage 1981, in Collegeville became Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio in New Hope. Depending on an instinctual feel for kinds of art featured rather than on styles or trends, the gallery has displayed 19th- and 20th-century oil paintings - particularly works by Bucks County and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts artists.
August 14, 2009 |
The official relocation of the Atlantic 10 Conference headquarters from Philadelphia to Newport News, Va., was announced yesterday. The relocation was first reported by the Daily News. "Moving the office to a new region of the Atlantic 10 footprint is an opportunity to further brand the A-10," commissioner Bernadette McGlade said. The A-10 office had been in Philadelphia since 1995.