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Pa. Supreme Court suspends Justice Seamus McCaffery amid porn email controversy

Tuesday October 21st, 2014 02:11:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has suspended Justice Seamus McCaffery with pay, following revelations that he sent pornographic emails to state prosecutors, allegedly blackmailed another justice and may have tried to have a traffic citation against his wife fixed.In an order Monday, the majority of the state high court said that "in view of the compelling need to protect and preserve the integrity" of the state's judicial system, McCaffery is "hereby relieved on an interim basis of any and all…

Monica Lewinsky tears up at Philly speech, recalls bullying in Clinton aftermath

Monday October 20th, 2014 06:50:00 PM
It was Sept. 11, 1998, when the Starr Report released a detailed, intimate account of sexual relations between President Bill Clinton and his intern Monica Lewinsky.At the time, 24-year-old Lewinsky was held up in her New York City hotel room, with her Sony Vaio laptop in hand, shouting at the screen: "Oh my God." "I can't believe they put that in." And "that's so out of context!"Lewinsky, 41, told 1,000 attendees at the first Forbes' Under 30 Summit on Monday: "Those were the only thoughts that…

Longtime CEO of life sciences firm to retire

Monday October 20th, 2014 06:20:00 PM
Donald E. Morel Jr., the longtime chairman and CEO of West Pharmaceutical Services Inc., is retiring in May 2015 at the company's annual meeting.The Exton, Pa., pharmaceutical packing and services company said it has retained the executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates to identify Morel's successor.Morel joined the company in 1992 and was named CEO in 2002 before become chairman and CEO the following year."My time at West (NYSE: WST) has been extremely rewarding on both a personal…

Voiding Taj Mahal union contract “great news" for remaining casinos, say experts

Monday October 20th, 2014 06:15:00 PM
A federal bankruptcy judge voided the Trump Taj Mahal's union contract on Friday, a move that isn't likely to save the troubled casino but should be a boost for Atlantic City's remaining ones, according to experts."It's great news for the city and employees. The unions are trying to behave like nothing has changed from seven years ago when the city was at the top of its game," said Roger Gros, publisher of Global Gaming Business. "They were trying to make believe that [they could] be continued…

Person rescued from underneath train in Center City

Monday October 20th, 2014 06:02:00 PM
A person was rescued from underneath a SEPTA train near the Broad and Locust Station in Center City just before noon Monday.The victim was stuck under a local train traveling south.Crews were able to quickly free the person who has been transported to a nearby hospital.Read the entire NBC10 story here.

Sears to close at King of Prussia Mall

Monday October 20th, 2014 04:54:00 PM
Sears will close its operations at the King of Prussia Mall, where it has had a presence for decades.Sears has entered into a lease with Primark, a European retailer, to occupy up to 100,000 square feet of the lower level space it has at King of Prussia. The remainder of the Sear's space, about 75,000 square feet on the upper level, had already been leased to Dick's Sporting Goods.In light of these leases, "Sears will no longer operate a retail store or auto center at King of Prussia Mall," the…

Cultural institutions see corporate donations decline yet again

Monday October 20th, 2014 04:40:00 PM
After years of declining revenue, Philadelphia's cultural institutions are showing signs of a slow recovery in attendance and earned income. But contributed income is still declining, according to a new study by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (GPCA).After the economic highs of 2006 and 2007, it was clear that Philadelphia's cultural institutions were not immune to the effects of the recession. In fact, revenue dropped 45 percent from 2007 to 2009, according to GPCA's 2011 Portfolio.…

Philly Beer Madness: Elite 8

Monday October 20th, 2014 04:10:00 PM
In our quest to find the best brewery in Philadelphia, we're down to the final eight.Who goes to the Final Four? Cast your vote now.With more than 1,600 voters, Round 2 saw a few heated battles. Yards (56 percent) earned a narrow victory against Flying Fish (44 percent.) Philadelphia-based Yards (maker of Philly Pale Ale and Brawler) will now face off against Stoudt's (maker of Scarlet Lady Ale and Fat Dog Stout.)Speaking of Stoudt's, the brewery won the narrowest victory in Round 2. It earned…

Admiration for LGBT civic leader Gloria Casarez on her passing

Monday October 20th, 2014 03:49:00 PM
Friends and family and the LGBTQ community at large are mourning the loss of a pioneer in LGBTQ civil rights. Gloria Casarez passed away this weekend after battling a long bout with an aggressive form of cancer. She was 42-years-old and is survived by her strong and compassionate wife, Tricia Dressel.In 2008, Casarez became Philadelphia's LGBT Office director and played an important role in the creation of Mayor Michael Nutter's Advisory Board on LGBT Affairs. During her tenure, Casarez focused…

NXTsports picks Navy Yard for new headquarters

Monday October 20th, 2014 03:15:00 PM
NXTsports, now based in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., is relocating its headquarters to the Philadelphia Navy Yard.The company, which is just four years old and focuses on youth sports education programs and events, will bring 20 new jobs to the city.It will be headquartered in building 101 at 4747 S. Broad St. and occupy 7,000 square feet. Patrick T. Heim of Binswanger represented the company.NXTsports currently leases space at 555 City Ave. and considered remaining in the building when it launched its…

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