August 5, 2016 |
Geets Diner, a landmark in Williamstown for nearly 75 years, abruptly closed its doors during a routine lunch hour Monday. "It was where you had your hometown people," said Monroe Township Mayor Dan Teefy. "It was 15 minutes of saying hello to everybody before you sat down. " On the morning of the diner's closing, owner NJK Hospitality L.L.C.'s Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition was converted to Chapter 7, which calls for liquidation of assets. Teefy said a bankruptcy court order called for the immediate closure.
June 16, 2016 |
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has agreed to let folic acid be added to corn masa flour, a change expected to spare Hispanic babies from devastating birth defects - and a change that some advocates say is long overdue. "With this approval, FDA is taking a powerful, preventive public health action," Jonca Bull, director of the FDA's Office of Minority Health, said in a statement. "Many Hispanic women don't benefit from the folic acid in cereal grain products because those products are not a mainstay of their regular diets.
April 11, 2016 |
A 36-year-old woman was found dead early Saturday in the bathroom of a northwest Philadelphia Staples, surrounded by nearly a dozen empty cans of aerosol keyboard cleaner, police said. An employee at the Chestnut Hill store called police at 12:11 a.m. after managers, realizing a woman had been locked in the bathroom since 9:40 p.m., gained entry with a crowbar. Investigators found 10 empty cans of "Dust Destroyer" keyboard cleaner in the trash can and two more in the woman's handbag, police said.
February 8, 2016
Rock, paper, scissors. Amazon always seems to win. Is there any sector that the Internet juggernaut isn't taking down? Its latest target is office supplies. Essentially, if you sell paper products, or anything that uses paper - say, notebooks or books - you're facing challenging times. No wonder that Staples, Office Depot, and Barnes & Noble are all "streamlining" operations and closing hundreds of stores. As it awaits a federal judge's ruling on its proposed merger with Office Depot, Staples just announced it was downsizing nationwide, with store closures, reduced hours, and layoffs.
November 29, 2015 |
With the July release of his double-disc debut album, Summertime '06 , and a gig as opener on A$AP Rocky's September tour, rapper Vince Staples has emerged as a contender for hip-hop royalty. His plainspoken lyrics and cool flow give his work a stark finality that often turns to the funereal on tunes such as "Blue Suede," in which "young graves get the bouquets. " The protagonist sings, "Hope I outlive those red roses. " He plays Union Transfer on Wednesday. In conversation, Staples seems not so much severe as pragmatic, realistic, but willing to see silver linings.
September 11, 2015 |
Confession: I have never had a tuna-noodle casserole. I don't know what that is, exactly, and don't harbor much curiosity. It just doesn't sound that appealing to me. You, on the other hand, may have grown up eating some variation of this unfussy, belly-filling comfort food that laughs in the face of low-carb diet fads. For me, that comfort food is kugel. This catchall genre of starchy, egg-bound casserole shows up at almost every Jewish holiday table in one form or another.
July 15, 2015 |
BY ANY measure, Penn & Teller reside in the upper echelons of show business. With 14 years under their belts at Las Vegas' Rio casino, the one-of-a-kind, comedy-magic duo reigns as that town's longest-running resident act ever. They have been TV staples as both ensemble cast members ("Sabrina the Teenage Witch") and headliners ("Penn & Teller: Bullsh-t!" on Showtime, The CW's "Penn & Teller: Fool Us"). They are published authors, both individually and collectively. And their current run (through Aug. 16)
May 30, 2015 |
GALLOWAY, N.J. - The ShopRite LPGA Classic, which begins Friday, is being held for the 27th time. Juli Inkster won the first one and the third one, in 1986 and 1988, when it was known as the Atlantic City Classic, and is here preparing once again less than a month shy of her 55th birthday. She has other responsibilities these days, both as the 2015 captain of the U.S. Solheim Cup team, and as a television commentator for Fox, which will televise the U.S. Open and other USGA national championships this year.
March 16, 2015 |
Nearly five decades after opening in Burlington County's heartland, the sprawling Conte Farms and its iconic farmer's market have closed. A popular stop on the way to the Jersey Shore, Conte's also was among the first pick-your-own farms in the region, opening many of its 250 acres to families who would board tractor-pulled wagons to the orchards to pluck juicy apples from trees and then head into fields to gather strawberries and string beans to...
November 21, 2014 |
MORE THAN one in three U.S. adults - 89 million Americans in all - will buy at least one electronics product over the weekend between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, say researchers at the Consumer Electronics Association. For the second year in a row, tablets are tops on shopping lists. But televisions are a close second, moving up from fourth place last year, as our collective appetite for bigger and better screens keeps growing, and sharper prices make all seem possible. Laptop/notebook computers, smartphones and video-game consoles are high-priority items, too, says CEA. And we're thinking that wireless and streaming video and audio devices (Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast, Sonos)