September 16, 2016
ISSUE | JEWELERS ROW Toll Bros. project a welcome addition As a longtime building owner on Jewelers Row, I welcome Toll Brothers' proposed development, and most of my fellow merchants support this project, too ("Phila. historic unit bids to save Jewelers Row buildings," Saturday). The real opposition seems to be driven by the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia. It's frustrating seeing the alliance take a stand now, when we're on the brink of an opportunity that will revitalize and boost our economy and Jewelers Row. Where was the alliance during previous changes to some of the buildings and the neighborhood, some of which hurt our businesses?
August 23, 2016 |
RIGHT NOW, and for the past couple of months, there is nothing to deflate the excitement surrounding the upcoming season for the 76ers. Rookie Ben Simmons had a summer that exceeded the expectations of Sixers' fans, with his precision passing, court awareness and guard-like ballhandling ability. Fans are also anticipating the contributions of a finally healthy Joel Embiid, the 7-foot, 280-pounder center who possesses the footwork of a soccer player, the shooting touch of a shooting guard and the athletic ability of a point guard.
April 27, 2016 |
The proposed $1.2 billion PennEast Pipeline, which would deliver Marcellus Shale natural gas to New Jersey utilities, was dealt a setback Monday when a regional regulatory agency said it now wants to conduct an independent review of the project. The Delaware River Basin Commission, which last year requested a joint review with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), said Monday that it would conduct its own set of public hearings about the 119-mile pipeline. The DRBC, consisting of the governors of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware and a federal representative, has been under pressure from pipeline opponents to more rigorously review the project.
March 10, 2016 |
LA SALLE'S Hank Davis has appeared in two games this season, playing a total of five minutes. He missed his only shot, and picked up one foul. He still says he's living his dream. "Definitely," insisted the 5-11 junior walk-on, without hesitating. "This is what I wanted to do. When you're an athlete, something would be missing if I wasn't part of a team. It's something I love. I always like to be busy working anyway. So when I got this opportunity I couldn't turn it down. "When I came here, they'd just had that Sweet 16 run. To keep my career going was just awesome.
January 27, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I just read the letter from "Expecting in Canada" (Sept. 8) and am disappointed in her daughters' reaction to her pregnancy, as were you. My own mother announced she was pregnant with my baby brother when she was 42 and my sister and I were in college. Now, 46 years later, I can say he is one of the best things that ever happened to our family. He took great care of both my parents as they grew older and was with them when each passed away. My sister and I are very close to him, even though we nicknamed him "the crown prince" and teased him because that's how my parents treated him. I hope "Expecting's" daughters will eventually embrace this great gift.
January 14, 2016 |
Coworking-space operator Benjamin's Desk is doubling its footprint at the Curtis Building at Washington Square and leasing more space near its original location near Rittenhouse Square, the company said Tuesday. Benjamin's Desk is leasing a second floor of 9,550 square feet at the Curtis and will occupy 2,500 square feet at 1611 Walnut Street, according to a news release. Companies taking space at the Curtis include alumni-engagement-app developer Tassl and education nonprofit 12Plus.
November 11, 2015 |
Prospect Medical Holdings Inc., which is negotiating a final deal to acquire Crozer-Keystone Health Systems, said Monday it hired investment bank Morgan Stanley "to help review and assess possible additional sources of investment into the company's overall growth strategy. " Prospect, which buys financially struggling health systems, said it often receives inquiries from potential investors. "We believe that this interest by the investment community in Prospect is a very positive sign that the company is on the right track.
November 10, 2015 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - Greg Hardy sure loomed large Sunday night. Some of his outsized presence even pertained to football. The Cowboys' indefensible defensive end stunted inside, finally beat Lane Johnson and sacked Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford to end a drive. Why did Hardy matter so much beyond that sack? Because pictures from Hardy's disgusting past seeped back into his disturbing present again - an inevitability, certainly; but in keeping with the Cowboy Code. The Dallas Cowboy Code.
August 15, 2015 |
For nearly five years, SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia's Fishtown neighborhood has been operating in what general manager Wendy Hamilton called an "interim facility. " "They've been working with a short deck," Greg Carlin, chief executive of SugarHouse majority owner Rush Street Gaming L.L.C., said at an event Thursday to mark the topping-off of a $164 million addition. "With this expansion, Wendy and the team will finally have a property that's worthy of their talents," Carlin said.
July 13, 2015 |
Ant-Man is upon us. On Friday, another superhero heads to the multiplexes. A Silver Age brethren of Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Thor, Ant-Man is, um, a little different. Sure, he has the superhuman strength, the supercool costume, and the supersmart-alecky retorts of a Marvel Comics crimebuster. But this guy is less than an inch high, and if he joined his fellow Formicidae in an invasion of your kitchen pantry, you'd grab the Raid and gun him down with the rest of the pests. How can this tiny speck possibly do battle with evil masterminds bent on world domination?