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Questions about the Christmas tree? Ask the mayor of Rockefeller Center.

For two decades, Correll Jones has been the main host of a bustling Midtown Manhattan plaza. His company-issued business card reflects his status: “CJ Mayor of Rockefeller Center.” And each winter, as countless visitors arrive to view the Christmas tree outside 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Mr. Jones essentially becomes the tree …

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Your future owner has just outbid you for this house

It’s no secret that rising prices and dwindling inventory have made it difficult to successfully buy a home. The news that investors are increasingly winning these deals should come as no comfort to frustrated homebuyers. In the third quarter of 2021, investors bought more than 18% of homes sold in …

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Boyertown starts school budget with $ 1.3 million surplus

BOYERTOWN – As the Boyertown area school district prepares for the next budget season, there is good news for the new school board. According to a recent presentation by the Director of Finance Patricia Denicola, the first figures indicate that the previous school year ended with a surplus of $ …

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South Whitehall to Host Second Budget Reading and Consider Land Donation Proposal | Regional News from Lehigh Valley

S. WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. – The South Whitehall Township Council of Commissioners will hear a second reading of the 2022 budget proposal at its meeting on Wednesday. The spending plan leaves the total tax rate unchanged at 3.32 million in total. The current property tax is 2.85 miles, according to …

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The holiday shopping season is here, but is it back?

The pandemic is not over but with the help of vaccines and Covid-19 safety measures, Santa Claus is feeling much better about coming to town this year. Stephen Arnold, president of the International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas, a business group with more than 1,800 members, appeared at only one …

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Cultivating Art, Not Argument, at a Los Angeles Law Firm

Much of what is done in law firms is tedious business instruments: contracts, loan agreements, multi-page memoranda. But this year, law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan ceded office space overlooking the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles to artistic creation. On the sixth floor, the works in progress of …

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NYC Breaks Ties With Nonprofit Housing Led By Jack A. Brown III

Nine of the 62 groups that run shelters are on an internal city watch list for issues like conflict of interest and financial issues. All of them continue to receive funding from the city. In February, after a Times investigation uncovered abuse by another operator of homeless shelters in the …

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How Boscov met the COVID challenge

Jim Boscov, president and CEO of Boscov’s Department Store LLC, spoke for over an hour Tuesday morning at the Berks Family Business Alliance. Prior to a full ballroom at DoubleTree by Hilton, Reading, Boscov mainly discussed his career in retail and his work for the family business, which started as …

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Black Church pioneer Reverend W. Sterling Cary dies at 94

The Reverend Dr W. Sterling Cary, who boldly joined with other black religious leaders in 1966 in an attempt to reconcile nonviolence with the demands of black power, and who was subsequently elected the first black president of the National Council of churches, died Sunday at his home in Flossmoor, …

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