Retail Liquor Licenses Get Final Approval In Moorestown

Desy Papper

MOORESTOWN, NJ — Moorestown Council unanimously approved a proposal to issue and regulate plenary retail licenses as some residents continued to object to the idea of bringing liquor stores into the township Monday night.

“This is more important than what can be decided by five members of a council,” resident Roger Boyell said during the public comment portion of Monday night’s meeting. “I ask you to put this to a vote for another referendum.”

The first referendum took place in 2011, and involved two questions. By approving Question 1, voters elected to open the township—dry since the early part of

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The Retail Workforce of the Future | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

Desy Papper

Nicolina Venezia, 30, has experienced the full spectrum of the retail industry’s recent difficulties.

As a sales associate at Barneys, she barely made ends meet while selling luxury fashion, sometimes relying on babysitting gigs to make rent. After the department store shut down in February 2020, she found work at a Mark Cross boutique on Madison Avenue. She was there for barely a week when New York went into lockdown. The store closed, and Venezia was out of work for the second time in a month.

Today, Venezia works in a pop-up jewellery boutique in Lower Manhattan. But she said

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W. Galen Weston, billionaire and ‘retail visionary,’ is dead at 80

Desy Papper
Weston’s family announced his death on Tuesday, saying in a statement that he died “peacefully at home after a long illness faced with courage and dignity.”
The retail magnate was one of Canada’s wealthiest people, having amassed a net worth of $10.7 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Weston was the third generation of his family to run George Weston Limited, which started as a commercial food operation in Canada but expanded over decades to include Canadian grocery business Loblaw and real estate firm Choice Properties. The family also controls British high-end department store chain Selfridges and discount
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How a local doctor is bringing big savings to patients

Desy Papper

(WXYZ) — The high cost of prescription drugs is a national problem, but it is also a Michigan problem. Prices for the most commonly prescribed drugs for older patients have increased at more than 10 times the rate of inflation within five years, and the average cost of prescription drugs increased nearly 60% between 2012 and 2017, according to Michigan’s Prescription Drug Task Force report. Meanwhile, Michiganders’ incomes have increased only 11%.

It’s a bitter pill millions of Michiganders are forced to swallow.

“It can be really damaging to someone’s budget,” said Michelle DiMercurio, who has asthma and allergies.

DiMercurio

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Galen Weston, Canadian Who Built Retail Empire, Dies at 80

Desy Papper

Source: CNW Group/George Weston Limited

W.G. Galen Weston, the entrepreneur who built an Atlantic-spanning business network that made him one of the richest Canadians, has died. He was 80.

Weston died Monday “peacefully at home after a long illness faced with courage and dignity,” the Weston family said in a statement.

“In our business and in his life he built a legacy of extraordinary accomplishment and joy,” his son, Galen G. Weston, chief executive officer of George Weston Ltd., said. His daughter, Alannah Weston, the chairman of

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