April 9, 2015 |
Philadelphia "condo king" Allan Domb, a candidate in the crowded City Council at-large race, aired a TV ad Tuesday pledging to forgo a salary if elected. Domb is the first - and could be the only - candidate in a Council race to go on TV. He wouldn't say what the ad buy cost but said 150 to 200 commercials would air each week leading up to the May 19 Democratic primary. The first aired Tuesday on Fox29. Federal Communication Commission reports show Domb's campaign is spending $312,325 for the 30-second spots on PHL17, 6ABC, and Fox29 through May 15. In the ad, Domb pledges to donate his $127,000 Council salary to Philadelphia's cash-strapped schools if elected.
April 4, 2015 |
Barbara Capozzi, the South Philadelphia real estate broker who came very close to winning a seat on City Council four years ago, is dropping her second bid for a Council seat. Capozzi sent supporters an e-mail Wednesday night announcing the move. She said she was conflicted about her decision but cited three reasons creating "insurmountable" odds against victory: a crowded Democratic field in the May 19 primary for five at-large seats; the poor ballot position she drew (No. 12 in a field of 21 candidates)
April 2, 2015 |
Update : Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, to whom office the case has been referred, said Wednesday that in view of the state Supreme Court's decision, her office would review the grand jury case and investigate further if need be before determining if harges are warranted "against any individual. " Earlier Story: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected state Attorney General Kathleen Kane's challenge to a grand jury's recommendation that she face criminal charges.
April 1, 2015 |
ASIDE FROM battling Sidney Crosby for the Art Ross Trophy, Jake Voracek will have one more thing to play for this spring: a gold medal on home ice at the World Championships. Once the Flyers wrap up their season next Saturday, Voracek and quite a few teammates will have a few weeks to prepare for the 16-team IIHF tournament in Prague and Ostrava, Czech Republic. The tournament runs May 1-17. "Trust me, I'd rather be in a playoff run, battling for the Cup," Voracek said. "But there's an opportunity to play for my country, especially at home.
March 16, 2015 |
On stage at the Palestra, amid the rows and rows of officers in dress uniforms and family members in black and the flowers that surrounded Officer Robert Wilson III's casket, a list of names was read. Ten, including Wilson, in the last nine years. Cassidy, Nazario, McDonald, and Skerski. Lorenzo and Pawlowski, Simpson and Liczbinski. Moses Walker, who worked alongside Wilson in the 22d Police District. All killed in the line of duty. All with lives ahead of them. And Officer Robert Wilson, Badge 9990: Two sons.
March 11, 2015 |
If shopping malls are really dying - killed by retail apps, next-day delivery, and those giant "fulfillment centers" rising across Pennsylvania - you wouldn't know it. Not the way big investors like Simon Property Group are buying and selling rival shopping malls. On Monday, Simon - the Indianapolis company that owns one of the largest malls in the United States ( King of Prussia ) and the biggest in Philadelphia ( Philadelphia Mills , the former Franklin Mills) - offered $22 billion, or $91 a share, for national mall chain Macerich Co. , of Santa Monica, Calif.
March 6, 2015 |
THE JOCKEYING for an NCAA bid is intensifying. The power conferences are closing down their regular seasons this weekend, while the would-be Cinderellas are starting to decide who is going to the NCAA ball. Here are the three leagues beginning their tournaments tonight: Colonial At Baltimore FIRST ROUND/Today 8-Elon vs. 9-Towson, 6 7-Drexel vs. 10-College of Charleston, 8:30 QUARTERFINALS/Tomorrow 1-William & Mary vs. Elon/Towson, 12 4-James Madison vs. 5-Hofstra, 2:30 2-UNC Wilmington vs. Drexel/Charleston, 6 3-Northeastern vs. 6-Delaware, 8:30 SEMIFINALS/Sunday Times: 2:30 & 5 p.m. CHAMPIONSHIP/Monday Semifinal winners, 7 (NBCSN)
March 6, 2015 |
John Valore figured his Camden team was in for a tough game. He was right. "I can't understand how they were a six seed," Valore said of Collingswood. "They are outstanding. " Camden rallied in the fourth quarter and emerged with a hard-fought, 61-57 victory over visiting Collingswood in the quarterfinals of the South Jersey Group 2 tournament Wednesday night. Junior forward Jamal Holloway scored 23 and junior guard Brad Hawkins added 12 for third-seeded Camden, which will visit second-seeded Middle Township in the sectional semifinals Friday night.
March 4, 2015 |
WASHINGTON - Joe Sestak will formally launch his Senate campaign Wednesday at Independence Hall, he announced in a news release Monday. Sestak, a former admiral and Delaware County congressman, has long made clear that he intended to run for Senate in a bid to unseat Republican Pat Toomey in 2016. He has been fund-raising and making appearances across the state in hope of a rematch from their race in 2010. Sestak "is running to restore Americans' lost trust in their political leaders by being accountable to the people," said the announcement.
February 16, 2015 |
ATLANTIC CITY - In what is expected to be one of the most hotly contested and expensive legislative races in the state this year, Republican Assemblyman Chris A. Brown announced his reelection campaign Saturday alongside Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian. The sprawling Second District includes Atlantic City, which is in the midst of an economic meltdown after four casinos closed last year, taking with them 8,000 jobs. The resort is desperately seeking other revenue sources to keep municipal services and city government running.