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How to get medical marijuana in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

With the launch of a statewide medical marijuana program in February, Pennsylvania residents who qualify for the treatment now have access to various forms of cannabis.

Former Phillies pitcher Joe Blanton turns to winemaking after baseball

The 2008 World Series champion owns a vineyard in Napa Valley and is pursuing winemaking following his retirement from baseball.

Mount Laurel N.J.’s Productive Plastics keeps faith and corporate ministry at center of work

A plastics fabrication company in New Jersey places a priority on faith and spiritual health, working with corporate ministers to uphold its first core value of honoring God in all they do.

Veroni brings Italian authenticity to U.S. markets with New Jersey plant

Veroni, an Italian company that produces cured meat products such as salami and prosciutto, opened a plant in Logan Township, N.J., two years ago, but has remained committed to its Italian roots as it ventures into new food trends, including meat snacks.

Philly start-up Kapsul is making a quieter air conditioner thanks to $2.3 million from crowdfunding

Kapsul, a Philadelphia startup, raised $2.3 million through crowdfunding to bring a new and improved air conditioning unit to the market. After several initial delays, the company is on track to deliver the product by next summer.

Philadelphia Fusion’s strong finish shows how e-sports can fill arena seats

The Philadelphia Fusion e-sports team lost in the Overwatch League grand finals, but it's just the beginning for the team — and the e-sports franchise as a whole.

Philadelphia e-sports firm introduces young gamers to variety of professions in the industry

The world of e-sports offers career opportunities beyond being a professional player. N3rd Street Gamers in Philadelphia is exposing young gamers to the business side of the industry through a new e-sports summer camp.

University City Science Center names new President and CEO

Stephen Zarrilli is the next CEO as the science center faces a transition.

University of Pennsylvania to offer fully-online master’s program in computer science

Penn is launching its first fully-online degree program in computer science on the online learning platform Coursera. "The future of degrees, especially master's degrees where people are working, is going to be online," said one expect. "

Underdog Philadelphia Fusion advance to inaugural championship of e-sports Overwatch League

The Philadelphia Fusion are the Cinderella story of the inaugural season of the e-sports Overwatch League. The sixth-seeded team beat the best in the league to advance to the championship, where they will compete for $1 million in prize money this weekend.