October 7, 2013 |
I have a hard enough time compromising on "where/what to eat" with my two boys and husband when we are standing in the middle of the fifth-largest city in the United States, brimming with options. We may have our four differing opinions on what we want to eat, but we all agree good, tasty, healthy food trumps anything else. So it's no surprise that road trips pose a higher degree of difficulty in that process. On a recent nine-hour drive to Toronto, all of our time was spent on state turnpikes and thruways littered with the same fast-food chains that quite literally repulsed us at every turn.
October 7, 2013 |
A hedge fund based on New York's Park Avenue that failed to deliver the profits that Pennsylvania's state pension system had been counting on has decided to cut its losses and shut down - even after the state begged it to try again. The Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System (SERS) gave New York-based Tiger Management $250 million in 2012, expecting Tiger's genius investors would generate 8 to 12 percent annual profits. That would be $20 million to $30 million a year, without the usual up-and-down volatility of stock investments.
October 4, 2013 |
ILYA BRYZGALOV may soon have plenty of reasons to not fall asleep - both on the bench and in team meetings. There are plenty of things to do in Sin City. According to a report from TSN's Darren Dreger, Bryzgalov is close to signing with the Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL in an attempt to one day get back to the NHL. Bryzgalov, 33, has been unable to find a team since being cut by the Flyers in June with a $23 million buyout. Even with their shaky goaltending situation, the Penguins were unwilling to take a flyer on Bryzgalov after it was announced yesterday that backup Tomas Vokoun will miss the next 3 to 6 months with blood clots.
October 3, 2013 |
Closed That is the sign that went up Tuesday at National Parks in and around Philadelphia as the partial government shutdown went into effect. Independence Hall. Closed. The Liberty Bell. Closed. Valley Forge. Closed. And with their doors and gates locked, hundreds of federal employees now find themselves facing furlough. In other words, out of work and earning no pay. Independence National Historical Park was a "depressing and confusing" place to be on Tuesday morning, according to David Fitzpatrick, an air-conditioning mechanic and the president of Local 2058 of the American Federation of Government Employees.
October 2, 2013 |
Tens of thousands of federal employees in Philadelphia and South Jersey - including civilian members of the military - are to be furloughed Tuesday after the U.S. government plunged into a partial shut down ovenight. Nine national parks in New Jersey are closed, while Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and Valley Forge will turn away visitors. Furloughed workers at Independence Park, in the meantime, plan to hold an informational picket at the park at noon Tuesday. But many critical services - from airport screening to customs inspections, health care for veterans to mail delivery, Coast Guard patrols to immigration processing - remain in place.
September 27, 2013 |
On his way to Wednesday's football media luncheon, Penn coach Al Bagnoli said he had an epiphany. His Quakers face Villanova on Saturday, and Wildcats coach Andy Talley is trying to win the 200th game of his 'Nova tenure. Bagnoli suddenly realized, he said, that if Talley hits 200 on Saturday night, a dozen of them would be against Bagnoli. "I would expect a gift certificate," Bagnoli said at the luncheon. What might be reasonable? "This is big," Penn's coach said.
September 19, 2013 |
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Andy Reid is sorry he won't get to see Donovan McNabb have his jersey retired on Thursday, but he's glad he'll be in the building. McNabb's jersey will be retired by the Eagles at halftime of Thursday's game with the Kansas City Chiefs at Lincoln Financial Field. By halftime, Reid will be a little busy working on second-half adjustments as Chiefs coach. "I love Donovan McNabb," Reid said before Tuesday's practice at the Chiefs facility. "I think he's a great person and a great football player.
September 18, 2013 |
Wolters Kluwer Health, the U.S. medical publishing arm of the European-based Wolters Kluwer information-services group, is closing its Ambler office and relocating 119 employees to Center City or to work at home, spokesman Robert Dekker said. "The goal of the move is not to reduce head count, rather, providing a more collaborative work environment," Dekker said Monday. The company is adding 8,000 square feet to its Medical Research and Professional and Education offices on the fifth floor of Two Commerce Square, at 20th and Market Streets.
September 11, 2013 |
Photios and Niki Photoiou, their eyes moist with tears, remained shocked Monday after a quick-moving fire gutted the kitchen of the New Golden Dawn Diner in Maple Shade. A passerby called 911 about 11:30 p.m. Sunday and reported flames coming from the diner on Route 38 East, near Route 73, which had closed for the night. "We lost everything," said Niki Photoiou as employees and customers offered comfort. "We are lost now. We don't know what to do. " Niki Photoiou said they had no insurance.
September 7, 2013 |
A well-traveled route in Delaware County near a popular Radnor Township park will be closed indefinitely for bridge repairs, according to PennDot. Darby Paoli Road between Newtown Road and Brook Road was closed on Thursday morning while crews complete an environmental evaluation and design plans to repair or replace a small bridge. The one-span, stone arch bridge over Abrahams Run carries about 6,820 vehicles a day. Traffic will be detoured over St. Davids Road, Route 252 and Goshen Road.