November 12, 2014 |
More than two years have passed since state law enforcement agents quietly searched an upper Montgomery County home, looking for evidence in a probe of illegal pollution and fraud. No charges have been filed against the Harleysville homeowners, Sloane Six and J. Scott Clemens, who own and operate Hazleton Oil & Environmental, an oil recycling company in northeast Pennsylvania. The investigation into the company remains active, said Carolyn Myers, spokeswoman for the state Attorney General's Office, though she declined to elaborate.
November 12, 2014
P ATRICK MICHAEL Carrow, 46, of Bella Vista, is owner and creative director of Patrick Michael Accessories, in North Philly. Carrow creates one-of-a-kind handbags, clutches, wallets and wine totes from discontinued fabrics he sources from textile mills overseas. The business, started in 2009, sells from a website, at craft shows and at boutiques. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for the biz? A: I've always collected beautiful fabrics, and one night I stacked all the fabrics and, after running errands, came back and saw this harmony of color, print and texture.
November 8, 2014 |
It's too soon to say that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has recovered from the deep financial distress it was mired in three years ago, but financial statements released Thursday show positive momentum continued in the fiscal year ended June 30. On an operating basis, the archdiocese's central financial office posted a loss of $3.1 million in fiscal 2014, down from $4.9 million the year before and well below the $17.6 million loss in fiscal 2012....
October 24, 2014 |
Days after Rahim Hicks was shot dead outside a Chester restaurant, Kandie Meinhart gave police a statement implicating Jamir Williams, her child's father, as the shooter. Less than two weeks ago, she met with prosecutors to prepare for his trial. But in testimony Wednesday in Delaware County Court, Meinhart said she could not remember many details - even after prosecutors played her taped statement for the jury. The sudden bout of forgetfulness from what was supposed to be a key witness frustrated Assistant District Attorney Sandra Urban, who asked that Meinhart be treated as a hostile witness on the second day of Williams' trial.
October 22, 2014
A story Tuesday on the suspension of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery attributed a statement on behalf of McCaffery to his lawyer, Dion G. Rassias. Spokesman Frank Keel, who e-mailed the statement Monday night, said Tuesday that the remarks should have been attributed to him and blamed the mistake on "some miscommunications in the heat of the moment. " A story Tuesday wrongly described Republican Sixth District congressional candidate Ryan Costello as the only area congressional candidate to receive campaign contributions from the National Rifle Association.
October 20, 2014 |
HEY, HOW do you like your judicial porn scandals? If you answered "ever-worsening and increasingly juvenile," you're in luck! State Supreme Court Justices J. Michael Eakin and Seamus McCaffery issued dueling statements yesterday over who-said-what-to-whom during a recent conversation the two had about the email-porn debacle that has consumed Harrisburg for much of the last month. In his statement, Eakin indicated that he was threatened by McCaffery during a phone call Thursday morning.
October 13, 2014 |
A golden ring-to-wrist bracelet is a fun accessory. A golden ring-to-wrist bracelet tattoo is the epitome of fun with accessories. More fun: glittery, inky, black skull tattoos (faux dangerous) or tattoos that look like smudged makeup (bedroom chic). The trendlet Statement tattoos. Lasting up to a week, these tattoos move beyond Cracker Jack boxes and even Tattly, the 3-year-old designer tattoo company, to evoke jewelry and makeup. Where's it come from? Metallic body art goes back to the ancient Egyptians and has always been a staple in African and Eastern cultures.
September 24, 2014 |
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc., said Monday that its board of directors rejected last week's unsolicited takeover offer from Endo International P.L.C., because it undervalued Auxilium. Endo offered $28.10 per share for Auxilium stock and called its total value $2.2 billion, but the offer was in an unspecified combination of Endo stock and cash. This takeover attempt involves two Philadelphia-area companies. Endo was headquartered in Chadds Ford before moving to Malvern. Most of its leaders still operate from Malvern, but the company registered in Dublin, Ireland after another acquisition late in 2013.
September 12, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE - You don't need a cartographer to confirm the obvious: Penn State is a school in Pennsylvania. However, Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood is driving home the point by not referring to Penn State as, well, Penn State. Rather, the third-year head coach uses terms like "the team from Pennsylvania" or "the neighbor to the west. " Penn State coach James Franklin took the high road Tuesday, saying he is "good about" Flood's comments. He also said he has a lot of respect for the coach.
September 5, 2014 |
The largest Philadelphia-based accounting firm, ParenteBeard L.L.C., will join Chicago-based Baker Tilly Virchow Krause L.L.P., the two firms said in a statement Wednesday. The combined firm will be called Baker Tilly Virchow Krause L.L.P. The ParenteBeard name will disappear, the combined firm will be headquartered in Chicago, and Baker Tilly leadership will remain in place. But, Baker Tilly spokesman David Pendery insisted, the transaction was a merger and not an acquisition by the larger Baker Tilly.