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Published: Sat, 25 Nov 2017 02:50:22 GMT2017-11-25T02:50:22Z

 



Conditions at Blossom Philadelphia violate landmark Pennhurst order

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 02:50:22 GMT2017-11-25T02:50:22Z

Blossom Philadelphia's population of 89 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities includes 18 former residents of Chester County's notorious Pennhurst State School and Hospital, which was closed 30 years ago this month after more than a decade of legal battles. Conditions at Blossom violate terms of a 1985 consent decree governing the care of former Pennhurst residents, an official monitor said, but it is not clear how quickly anyone will act to enforce the decree.



Black Friday (and Thursday) retail creed: Shop early, shop often, for the big bargains

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 01:14:08 GMT2017-11-25T01:14:08Z

Shoppers and bargain hunters braved the chilly temperatures on Thanksgiving and gave the region's big-box retailers and shopping centers something to smile about. Black Friday was expected to draw even bigger crowds.



Stocks rise on retail reports

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:42:07 GMT2017-11-25T00:42:07Z

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks set more records in quiet postholiday trading Friday, as technology companies again did much of the heavy lifting. Energy companies rose with the price of oil.



Retailers take another look at printed catalogs

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:43:08 GMT2017-11-24T23:43:08Z

For the first time since 2011, Sears Holdings sent out the Sears Wish Book, a holiday tradition for generations of children. Although this year's catalog has the heft of a magazine rather than the phone-book size the department store chain produced when it was a retail juggernaut, the offerings are more extensive and searchable online.



Uber and Lyft changed how Philly gets around. What does that mean for the city?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:37:41 GMT2017-11-24T23:37:41Z

Uber and Lyft are taking riders away from some modes of public transit, adding them to others, and overall likely doing little to get cars off the road in cities concerned about congestion and pollution. So found a recent study on ride hailing. Four Philadelphia transportation experts share their thoughts on what it means for getting around Southeastern Pennsylvania.



Teva to cut up to 25% of Israel, 10% of U.S. workforce, report says

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:35:27 GMT2017-11-24T23:35:27Z

Teva also will let go more than 10 percent of its U.S.-based workers and some in Europe, according to Calcalist.



Chester Water Authority pressed by Aqua America, Pennsylvania

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:23:06 GMT2017-11-24T23:23:06Z

Chester Water supporters fear that Aqua has friends in high places - specifically in Harrisburg.



That big landfill at South Jersey's Route 42/I-295 interchange? Imagine shops and a park there

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 22:59:35 GMT2017-11-24T22:59:35Z

Meanwhile, the giant "Direct Connection" highway reconstruction project where 295, 76, and 42 meet will be delayed to 2024.



Police seeking to identify young man killed atop a SEPTA train

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:51:54 GMT2017-11-24T20:51:54Z

Police are investigating to determine how the person got on top of the train.



70 high-end townhouses planned for Manayunk's long-vacant Venice Island

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:27:41 GMT2017-11-24T20:27:41Z

Where a vacant building and unkempt land once sat, Manayunk developer Dan Neducsin - in conjunction with Greg Hill of D3 Developers and Concordia Group - is planning to build 70 high-end townhomes on Venice Island. The starting price, Neducsin said, will be $599,000.



2018: The year of heading to the 'burbs? And other real estate predictions

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:06:01 GMT2017-11-24T17:06:01Z

A new year, a new housing market? In some ways, maybe. Housing website Zillow predicts that more entry-level homes will hit the market next year and that developers will once again start building en masse in the suburbs.



Rush of pot grows splits rural California before legal sales

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:18:05 GMT2017-11-24T16:18:05Z

COPPEROPOLIS, Calif. (AP) - The four young men had just started their marijuana harvest in rural Northern California when a dozen sheriff's deputies swooped in with guns drawn, arrested them and spent the day chopping down 150 bushy plants with machetes.



ACLU leader: Legalizing marijuana a 'racial justice issue'

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:41:27 GMT2017-11-24T14:41:27Z

NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) - The head of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey says legalizing recreational marijuana would help fix "a racial justice issue and a civil rights crisis" because the war on drugs is disproportionately targeting black New Jerseyans.



Cooking with cannabis: 3 questions with a professional cannabis chef | Philly420

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:40:51 GMT2017-11-24T14:40:51Z

Cheri Sicard is a professional cannabis chef in California who has some delicious recipes and some great tips.



Philly's Thanksgiving Day parade just another day at the office for these folks

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 21:49:58 GMT2017-11-23T21:49:58Z

At Philadelphia's Thanksgiving Day parade, cops, bakers, and those just trying to make a buck come out to work while the city celebrates a holiday.



A tribute to Roy Halladay from Pro Image Sports shops in South Jersey

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:01:25 GMT2017-11-23T11:01:25Z

He made his mark on and off the field, and local sports retailers are paying homage to the former Phillies ace whose merchandise was a top seller.



Inglis House is installing Amazon Echo, smart-home devices, for residents with disabilities

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:00:37 GMT2017-11-23T11:00:37Z

The kitchen lights flicker on for Richard Bernard, 45, at his apartment - with the help of the Amazon Echo device, which helps him live independently.



Factory automation, inspired by a farm harvest

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:56:30 GMT2017-11-23T10:56:30Z

Tom Brizek, founder of TAB Industries LLC, had an epiphany: He could build a sturdier version of a contraption to wrap doors securely onto skids and secure heavy parts for factory clients, replacing the manually adjusted straps and bands still used by small-batch industrial shippers.



Stocks decline from record highs

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:49:06 GMT2017-11-22T23:49:06Z

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks mostly slipped away from their latest record highs Wednesday as the two former halves of Hewlett-Packard both tumbled, while falling interest rates helped phone companies but hurt banks.



Retired and investing with friends or family? Think hard, and then think again

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:18:19 GMT2017-11-22T17:18:19Z

The story of Ron Smith and his daughter Lynn Byrne is a cautionary tale about investing with risky start-up companies. The father-and-daughter duo invested and lost roughly $230,000 in a physical therapist's start-up small business - and say they've gotten no help from state regulators.