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Hey, Look: Obama Tops The Washington Post's Biggest Lies List of 2014
Tony Phyrillas: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Habitual liar Barack Obama has done it again. He's been singled out for telling the biggest lie of 2014, on the heels of telling the biggest lie of 2013.Heckavu job, Barack. Hey, Look: Obama Tops The Washington Post's Biggest Lies List of 2014
Would Obama Lie to You?
Tony Phyrillas: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Randi Zuckerberg to headline upcoming tech conference
Philadelphia Business Journal: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies, or PACT, announced Tuesday its plans for next year's Phorum. It's Philadelphia's annual enterprise technology strategy conference, slated to be held April 14 at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. This year, the keynote speaker will be Randi Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media (and, of course, sister to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg). The conference, with sponsors Fairmount Partners an...
Agreement reached to redevelop SS United States
Philadelphia Business Journal: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Traveling on Columbus Boulevard near Oregon Avenue, it's nearly impossible to miss the SS United States. Once a grand ship that's 100 feet longer than the Titanic, it's now rusty and faded. But an ongoing effort to revitalize the ship is gaining ground. Led by Susan Gibbs (who's grandfather designed the vessel) a group called the SS United States Conservancy announced on Monday that it entered into a preliminary agreement to support the redevelopment of the ship. "Negotiations have been un...
Parking lot where 'Fergie Tower' was proposed sold to Goldenberg Group
Philadelphia Business Journal: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Goldenberg Group has purchased 1213-1219 Walnut St. in Center City and will reportedly move forward with a mixed-use project that many have been referring to by its informal name — "Fergie Tower." Goldenberg of Blue Bell, Pa., paid $8.2 million for what is now a surface parking lot. The property was sold by U3 Ventures, a Philadelphia real estate firm that has owned the parcel since around 2007 and took it through a long-drawn out approval process. Goldenberg is expected to construct a 26-...
CHOP, Art Museum bike share locations get high marks from public
Philadelphia Business Journal: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Bike share locations will begin popping up next spring, with approximately 60 stations planned for Center City and parts of North, South and West Philadelphia. To figure out exactly where the stations should be located, the Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities collected public input on 95 potential locations through text, online and in-person surveys between Sept. 17 and Oct. 20 — and the results are in. 30th Street Station, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Eastern State ...
Study: Consumers choose home service more if it has Uber-like tracking tech
Philadelphia Business Journal: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Comcast announced the trial period for its new technician-tracking feature last month. Similar to popular car service app Uber, Comcast customers can keep an eye on technicians' progress on a map using their smartphones. "We're hoping this will prevent our customers from just needing to sit at home and wait," said Charlie Herrin, Comcast Cable's senior vice president of customer experience. Cleaning service Handy and food delivery service Postmates have similar GPS tracking features. It's ...
Obama Calling Islamic State Terrorists the 'JV Team' Named Top Lie of the Year
Tony Phyrillas: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Obama gets the honor of telling the No. 1 lie two years in a row ... Obama Calling Islamic State Terrorists the 'JV Team' Named Top Lie of the Year
Historic properties up for lease in Valley Forge National Park
Philadelphia Business Journal: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The Valley Forge National Historical Park is prepared to lease about 2,500 square feet of space that includes two properties on the King of Prussia, Pa., ground south of Route 23. The lease includes two buildings: The Maurice Stephens House and the nearby Spring House, located southwest of the main house. The rentable premises also includes a 40-space parking lot on the northeast side of the house along with a former parking lot that has the potential to be put back into use. (See photos of t...
Pileggi not running for State Supreme Court
Philadelphia Business Journal: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Senator Dominic Pileggi will be staying in PA's upper legislative chamber. After losing his spot as Majority Leader, Sen. Pileggi faced a career crossroads. A big rumor out of PA Society weekend was that the Senator would run for one of the open State Supreme Court seats. Now, in an apparent attempt to squash that buzz, Pileggi made clear he won't run next year. "Over the past few weeks, many people have asked me to consider running for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania," Sen. Pileggi w...



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