It’s perhaps unthinkable to a true fan, but one man has a good reason to be angry with Wawa. Jeffrey Armstrong was fired from a Delaware store late last year, and he says the event set off months of stress and legal battles. In other Philadelphia favorites news, Eagles practice has begun in earnest and the Birds are prepping for preseason, which will be here before you know it. But the NFL has made some changes to gameplay you’ll want to keep track of. Another development to look out for this week: a new affordable form of medical marijuana is hitting Pennsylvania markets. It’s said to be a game-changer. Reading this online? Sign up here to get this newsletter delivered to your inbox every morning. — Aubrey Nagle (@aubsn, [email protected]) Fired Wawa worker claims illegal lunch break policy led to ‘seven-month nightmare’ Jeffrey Armstrong used to work at a Delaware Wawa, but he thought the store’s lunch break policy — which … [Read more...] about Fired Wawa worker fights back, Eagles prep for preseason
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What will become of Made in America? Jay-Z and Mayor Kenney are engaged in a public spat over the future of the two-day-long festival that’s been attracting thousands to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway since its inception in 2012. Kenney’s administration is pushing Made in America away from the Parkway — a bit of information that came as a surprise to Jay-Z, the mogul’s own Roc Nation as well as Live Nation, the festival’s organizer, after it was first reported by news outlet Billy Penn. >> READ MORE: Questlove responds to Made in America festival’s move from the Parkway Sarah Reyes, deputy communications director for the mayor’s office, confirmed that the 2018 celebration, featuring Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, Post Malone and Diplo, will be the “last year MIA will be held on the Parkway.” However, she said “the city is interested in discussing alternate locations within Philadelphia for … [Read more...] about Tell us: Where should Made in America go?
Is there a better city to celebrate July Fourth than the city where it all began? As usual, Philly is going big with Independence Day festivities that last an entire week, building up to Wednesday’s free concert and fireworks celebration on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Wednesday’s large crowd mean you’ll need to prepare for potential travel delays and traffic. Here’s what to expect, whether you’ll be driving down the Schuylkill or hopping on SEPTA. >> READ MORE: Fireworks sales are booming in Pennsylvania thanks to a change in the law Street closures The festivities, from the Independence Day Parade and the Party on the Parkway to the concert and fireworks, will mean lots of traffic. Some of the closures start Tuesday, when some Old City streets will be blocked off for Philly Pops’ concert on Independence Mall. The following roads will be closed Wednesday due to the parade, according to the … [Read more...] about July Fourth travel in Philly: Road closures, SEPTA, traffic and parking
Cherry Hill Courier-Post Published 3:13 p.m. UTC Jun 27, 2018 Sure, some fireworks are legal in New Jersey now so youcould put on your own small-scale display for July Fourth. But South Jersey towns' fireworks shows aren't just spectacular — they're a tradition. And Independence Day parades down your local Main Street? It doesn't get more all-American than that. So even if you do stock up on backyard sparklers, don't forget to attend one — or more — of these events in South Jersey or Philly. Audubon Parade, concert and fireworks July 4. Parade steps off at 8:30 a.m. Athletic events at the Audubon High School football stadium at 10:45 a.m. The Audubon Fire Department has an open house from noon to 2 p.m. with free hot dogs, water ice and soda. Live music by Roadhouse at 7:30 p.m. at the football field. In the evening, streets around the high school will be closed to all … [Read more...] about July 4th in South Jersey: Fireworks, parades and more
The developer of a proposed Wawa in Newark has thrown in the towel on the project, a decision that pleases nearby residents but disappoints some business owners and public officials. Tonymar LLC in Elizabeth had its attorney send a letter to the planning board last week explaining that it wants to withdraw the application and has terminated the lease with Wawa for a complex that would have been built on a 2.48-acre location at McCarter Highway near Gouverneur and Clark streets. Michael Oliveira, attorney for the developer, said his client and Wawa agreed not to proceed with the project because of a lawsuit filed by a neighborhood group opposing the development. MORE: Recent Barry Carter columns "Litigation could run as long as two years, and the developer and Wawa mutually decided it didn't make sense to wait that long," Oliveira said. Wawa could not be reached for comment. In its lawsuit to stop the project, the Broad Street Block Association contends that … [Read more...] about It’s a wrap: Wawa is not coming to Newark