Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A shopper who lost her mother to cancer last week was removed from the King of Prussia Mall for wearing a cancer awareness hat containing an expletive.
A woman was recently kicked out of the King of Prussia Mall because she was wearing a cancer awareness hat containing an expletive. According to a report by FOX 29, the woman, along with her sisters, was removed after ignoring requests from security to take off the "F*** Cancer" hat. They lost their mother to breast cancer last week, the report states. The mall's manager issued a statement to FOX 29, stating that the "King of Prussia Mall is a proud supporter of breast cancer awareness and other important causes however, the mall is first and foremost a family destination." Do you agree with the mall's decision? Tell us in the comments! Subscribe to our free daily newsletter | Follow us on Facebook | Follow us @NorristownPatch See also:
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run will be held on Sunday, May 19.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
A look back at some of the local stories you may have missed during the past week.
Missing Norristown Teen Returns Home A Norristown teen who had been missing for a week was found when she reported to school on Thursday morning. The teen was unharmed. Victim Airlifted Following Shooting on Chain Street A 22-year-old man was medevaced after he was shot in the side of the abdomen on Friday afternoon. Police are continuing to investigate the incident. Young Teen Boy Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver, Police Say A boy in his early teens was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Tuesday night in the area of West Main and Hamilton streets. Police are currently seeking the identity of the driver. Wet Seal Pays Millions to Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Three local women will have a share in the $7.5 million settlement, after they …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The trendy clothing retailer will pay a reported $7.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit, which originated after a manager from King of Prussia was fired for being black.
NORRISTOWN, PA -- Nicole Cogdell was working as a manager at Wet Seal in 2009, when she overheard the company's executive vice president tell the district manager that she "wasn't the right fit for the store" and that they needed someone "with blonde hair and blue eyes." Days later, Cogdell, a black woman, was fired from her job. Cogdell wasn't alone, however, as her assistant manager, Myriam Saint-Hilaire, and Kai Hawkins, who worked at The Gallery mall in Philadelphia, were also let go, according to Philly.com. Later, an email was sent by an executive stating the retailer needed to diversify its workforce, as it was too African-American. The three women filed a federal discrimination suit last year in California against Wet Seal, and in …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Kush Gupta of King of Prussia, is a 2013 recipient of the National Merit Scholarship.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced today the 2013 $2,500 Merit Scholarship winners. There are 8,000 students nationwide who will receive a National Merit Scholarship in 2013, totally $35 million. According to a release, students are selected based on academic record, "scores from two standardized tests, contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the Finalist; and a recommendation written by a high school official." Locally, the following students have been named National Merit Scholarship recipients: Name: Kush Gupta Hometown: King of Prussia School: Upper Merion Area High School Probable Career Field: Biomedical Engineering
Monday, May 6, 2013
Locations near the PA Turnpike will offer spots to 'plug in.'
This summer, drivers along the Pennsylvania Turnpike will find at least four rest stops to be "electrifying." The Turnpike Commission announced recently that four new charging stations will be installed this summer for electric cars. According to the Lancaster New Era, a new charging station is scheduled to be added along the Pennsylvania Turnpike at the King of Prussia rest stop gas station. The additions are a part of a $2.5 million project by the commission. Renee Vid Colborn, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, told the Era that a "fill-up" will cost "anywhere between $2 and $5, depending on the charging station we put in and the utilities." "The charging stations will be positioned near the rear of the service plaza…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Nurtisystem's Jumpstart Your Weight Loss Kit can be purchased at the King of Prussia, East Norriton and West Norriton Walmart stores.
Fort Washington-based Nutrisystem, announced it will begin selling their 5-Day Nutrisystem Jumpstart Your Weight Loss Kit at 2,000 Walmart stores across the country. The kit, according to an article in the Herald Online, includes 15 entrees, five desserts, a meal planner and program guide. Locally the kits can be purchased at the King of Prussia, East Norriton and West Norriton Walmart stores, according to the list on Nutrisystem's website.
Comics and More is participating in Free Comic Book Day, May 4.
Free Comic Book Day is always the first Saturday in May, this year May 4. Free Comic Book Day, according to their website, is the one day a year, where local comic shops give away comic books for free. Comics for the 2013 include Star Wars, Sesame Street, Superman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and much more. Locally, Comics and More at the King of Prussia Mall is participating in Free Comic book Day. Learn more on the website and at Comics and More's website.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
More than 50 restaurants inspected in the greater Norristown area during the month of March.
The Montgomery County Health Department in March conducted inspections of food-service establishments in the Pottstown Patch area. Lower Providence Township Health Inspections Arcola Skyview Schools, Arrowhead Elementary, Audubon Elementary, Speck's Drive In, Dairy Queen and Rita's and more inspected during the month of March. East and West Norriton Health Inspections Applebee's, Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, Guppy's Good Times, and more inspected during the month of March. Norristown Health Inspections August Moon, Honcock Elementary, Crown Fried Chicken, Stewart Middle School, Pub Deli and more inspected during the month of March. Plymouth Township Health Inspections Andy's Diner, Auntie Anne's, Cracker Barrel, Chipotle and more among the …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Bahama Breeze, Dunkin Donuts, Famous Georges Pizza, Joe's Crab Shack, The Melting Pot and more inspected in March.
The Montgomery County Health Department in February and March conducted inspections of food-service establishments in Upper Providence Township. Click each facility's name to see its Patch directory listing and click the date of its inspection to read the health department's report. Angelo’s Pizza, 216 W Beidler Rd., 3/28 Arkema Research Center, 900 First Ave., 3/18 Bahama Breeze, 320 Goddard Blvd., 3/14 Baja Fresh, 340 W DeKalb Pike, 3/12 Bistro Sensations, 160 N Gulph Rd., 3/22 Bottom Dollar Food, 197 E DeKalb Pike, 3/6 Cajun Grill, 160 N Gulph Rd., 3/11 Caley Elementary School, 725 Caley Rd., 3/1 Canton/Uni Hu Inc., 160 N Gulph Rd., 3/11 China King, 104 E Beidler Rd., 3/28 Compass Group/Eurest Dining Service, 1020 First Ave., 3/18 …