December 12, 2013 |
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Barring a blockbuster trade in the next 2 months, the Phillies already have the eight pieces in place that will represent their regular, everyday lineup. If all of those pieces stay on the field - and are producing - you should see a familiar name in the middle of the lineup: Ryan Howard. Although current manager Ryne Sandberg said he likes his lineup's flexibility and that he isn't set with any particular order, he continues to see Howard batting cleanup.
October 28, 2013 |
With the whisper of waves behind them and a gentle breeze coming off the water, thousands of volunteers along the Jersey Shore dug dunes, painted lifeguard stands, and cleared debris - repairing the damage a far fiercer ocean wrought nearly a year ago. Sandy Service Day, a two-day volunteer event organized by the New Jersey Relief Fund and Jersey Cares, brought more than 2,000 people to 80 projects from Surf City to Jersey City on Saturday....
October 1, 2013 |
In recent years, neighbors of Camden County's Kirkwood Lake looked on with growing concern as the lake bed became shallower and shallower and virulent vegetation took over large parts of the water's surface. To many residents, dredging the lake seemed the answer, but that was not to be. The county-owned lake, bordered by Voorhees and Lindenwold, is part of a federal Superfund site cluster - several miles of land and waterways allegedly contaminated by former paint manufacturers that operated in the area from the mid-1800s to the late 1970s.
September 12, 2013 |
The firm that landed a state contract to clean up the Jersey Shore after Sandy and several monitoring companies overbilled towns by $300,000, according to a report from the state Comptroller's Office released Tuesday. But there was "no persuasive evidence" that the overcharges by AshBritt and three debris-removal monitors in Ocean County were intentional, according to the report. The vendors will credit towns for the overcharges - which comprised 6 percent of the charges the Comptroller's Office reviewed during its investigation, it said.
July 16, 2013 |
The groundwater-treatment plant has been chugging away for 13 years, but testing at the former chemical-drum cleaning site in Evesham continues to show elevated levels of a contaminant linked with diabetes, liver conditions, and increased risk of cancer. Studies in recent years have shown that the plant is doing its job at the Superfund cleanup site at 150 Sharp Rd., officials at the Environmental Protection Agency said, but a hidden source of contamination continues to spread the compound, trichloroethylene (TCE)
June 18, 2013 |
Jim Brown has caught bass, sunfish, and three kinds of catfish in Newton Lake, a man-made lake and favorite fishing spot that winds through Collingswood, Haddon Township, and Oaklyn. "They're all fun to catch," Brown, of Oaklyn, said Sunday, leaning next to his tackle box on a railing overlooking the lake, a line lowered into the algae-spotted water below. In the last year, algae grew so thick Brown said fish were coming up to the surface, searching for air. The situation has improved, he said, one week into an algae-removal project led by Camden County, which owns the 103-acre park surrounding the lake.
June 14, 2013 |
MINNEAPOLIS - Ryan Howard has been the Phillies' every day cleanup hitter for most of the last half decade. In fact, Charlie Manuel hasn't penciled Howard's name in any spot but fourth in his starting lineup in nearly 5 years. On June 29, 2008, Manuel slotted the righthanded hitting Pat Burrell in the cleanup spot in between lefties Chase Utley and Howard at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. In the 646 games Howard has started since that night in Texas, he has hit fourth in the Phillies lineup.
June 7, 2013 |
HEATHER SIZEMORE arrived yesterday, bouquet in hand, almost unnoticed. All news cameras were on the collapsed Salvation Army thrift store at 22nd and Market streets, eyeing an excavator's rubble removal. Sizemore handed the flowers to a firefighter on the fringes, as a friend hung a poster plastered with pictures. And with that quiet tribute, Philadelphia got its first look at one victim lost to a bungled demolition project that left six dead and 13 injured. On the poster, Kimberly Finnegan, a brunette beauty with a contagious smile, snuggled in her fiancée's embrace, goofed under an Asian paddy hat, showed off a new manicure, lounged at the beach.
May 9, 2013 |
A jackknifed tractor-trailer spilled its cargo of cooking fat on the Schuylkill Expressway near 30th Street Station late Tuesday, prompting a major cleanup that lasted until after Wednesday's morning rush hour. PennDot reported that the last section of roadway affected by the accident - Exit 344 at the I-676 Vine Street Expressway - reopened about 10:30 a.m. Officials said the rig jackknifed about 11 hours earlier on the stretch of I-76 that runs under the train station. The trailer hit a pillar and was ripped apart, spilling its cargo of boxes of shortening.
April 18, 2013 |
Myriad oddities, including fake hair extensions and fake blood in a tube, washed ashore along New Jersey's 127-mile coastline pre-Sandy last year, making up part of more than 350,000 pieces of debris collected in 2012 by volunteers organized by the environmental group Clean Ocean Action. Among the "wild, the wacky, and the weird" were a Yoda doll head, ant traps, tanning goggles, a wicker sofa, vampire teeth, a toilet seat, false eyelashes, hiking boots, a girdle, a shopping cart, and a fully decorated Christmas tree.