June 29, 2015 |
ATLANTIC CITY - What to do when you have barely $100 to your name and a retail dream you can't let go of? Two sisters, Lisa Muratore, 30, and Jaime Hannigan, 31 - neither of whom had worked in retail before - are riding the social media wave. They are using online to grow their business that started from Muratore's car trunk nearly a decade ago, and now has grown to three stores near the Jersey Shore. They started White Lotus, a women's apparel, accessories and jewelry retailer in Sea Isle City, in 2010.
September 9, 2011
With a few taps on a touch pad, an anonymous prankster can virtually wipe out a business on Google Places, the search engine's version of the Yellow Pages. A coffee shop in Kansas and a bed and breakfast in Hawaii were victims of malicious reports that led Google's service to show they were "permanently closed. " The owners noticed a drop-off in business, checked their Google listings and struggled to have the information corrected. No one seems to know how many other businesses have been hurt by similarly inaccurate reports.
January 20, 2011 |
Marie Smith thinks about it every day, thinks about the time when Kermit Gosnell almost single-handedly ended her life. It was 1999. Smith was 19 years old and five months pregnant when she ended up at Gosnell's West Philadelphia office after she found his name in the Yellow Pages. She wanted an abortion. Gosnell botched it, botched it so badly that Smith got violenty ill and had to be taken to Presbyterian Hospital, where doctors found her fetus's arm and a leg still inside of her. Smith, 31, didn't hesitate yesterday when she was asked what should happen to Gosnell now that he's been charged with murder, infanticide and abuse of a corpse for decades' worth of negligent and criminal behavior.
January 6, 2011 |
Thwummp! Was that a sonic boom? Or just another phone directory - bigger than a doorstop, heavier than a hard drive - landing on your front steps? It's a sound people will be hearing less this year. The icon known as the residential phone directory is going away. More and more, only people who ask for them will get them. It's partly about waste. Not to mention the digital crowd's who-needs-it-anyway attitude. Internet directories - with online ops and apps - are proliferating.
July 3, 2009 |
Question: I know you've written many times about cleaning decks, but mine is looking kind of dingy and, because it sits on the north side of our house, is coated in mildew. The deck is gray, but the color is more greenish-black. Can you dig into your files and see if you can find your advice? I would have liked to have gotten it done for July 4. Maybe I'll get it done in time for Labor Day. Thanks. Answer: First, if you don't want to do the job yourself - especially if it has been a while since the last cleaning - there are companies that will do it for you. Check out the Yellow Pages or ask your friends or neighbors for recommendations.
September 19, 2001 |
We think of our homes as castles, fortified against the world with wood, windows, locks, alarm systems. Despite all our precautions, though, sometimes intruders break in. There was that bird, as wild-eyed and terrified as I was. There was the mouse that met a sad fate in our basement. Then there were those two squirrels that, several years apart, shimmied down the chimney. We handled each of these intrusions largely by ourselves. Nothing, however, prepared us for the latest onslaught - an army of yellow jackets.
July 12, 2001 |
Malcolm W. McDonald, 80, a longtime president of the National Telephone Directory in New Jersey, died Monday at his home in Haddonfield. He had lived in Delray Beach, Fla., for about the last 20 years, and had had a home in Haddonfield since the early 1960s. He was born and reared in Dedham, Mass. Mr. McDonald retired in 1984 after serving as president for 20 years. He started as a sales trainee in 1948 with the Von Hoffman Corp., which was the original firm producing the directory, called the Yellow Pages.
May 12, 2000 |
For Kathleen Sullivan, it was a choice between dust bunnies and her daughter. Her daughter won. Sullivan, a working mom and sales representative in Yardley, decided to pay a local service, Alycia's House Cleaning and Detailing, $50 every other week to clean her three-bedroom, 2.5-bath townhouse. "I debated about it for at least a year because I thought it would be a splurge," says Sullivan. "I realized that instead of vacuuming, I could spend the time with my daughter. Then it was an easy choice.
October 9, 1998 |
Thirteen women, all from either Korea or Thailand, were arraigned yesterday on prostitution charges stemming from police raids this week on four 24-hour massage parlors in downtown Atlantic City. Police sources said some of the women were believed to have been brought over from Asia and forced to work as prostitutes in parlors allegedly run by Asian organized crime. The women typically work six months in a city before being moved to another location, police said, and operate under an "indentured servant" status, to pay off the expense of bringing them to the United States.
August 13, 1998 |
Hold onto that new copy of the Bell Atlantic White Pages Directory for Philadelphia. It has to last until February 2000. Bell Atlantic Corp. began distributing a special 18-month city edition Monday. Phone company officials say they devised this one-time, long-life phone book to synchronize the distribution of the White and Yellow Pages so that in 2000 Philadelphia consumers will receive both directories at once - just like most Bell Atlantic customers. Stephanie Hobbs, spokeswoman for Bell Atlantic Directory Services, said the move was part of corporate efforts to standardize its phone directories.