August 24, 2016 |
JOE WALKER was everything you want in a salary-cap era backup. Not only was he proving to be a pretty good player, but he also came cheap. He was a seventh-round rookie with a $465,034 cap number this season. But Walker tore the ACL in his left knee last Thursday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and an Eagles linebacker unit that already had very little depth didn't even have that. And that's how the Eagles found themselves having to give a one-year, $3 million contract with $1.75 million in guaranteed money to 31-year-old middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch.
August 5, 2016 |
TRAINING CAMP'S entrails are a difficult read. For every player who makes a play, there's a defender who allowed him to make it, and both play for the team whose fortunes we're attempting to predict. Case in point: After Wednesday's practice session, a reporter mentioned to Doug Pederson that Trey Burton seemed to be making a lot of plays out there, and Pederson agreed. Your first thought: Hey, maybe this kid's coming into his own. Your second thought: What if he isn't? And what happens when the defense that couldn't cover Trey Burton is trying to cover Jordan Reed?
July 5, 2016
Securities trades recently reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission by officers, directors, and principal shareholders of corporations based or having sizable employment in the Philadelphia area. Titles are as reported to the SEC. Brandywine Realty Trust Gerard H. Sweeney , chief executive officer, sold 60,000 shares at $15.74 on June 27, and now directly holds 1,143,231 shares. Chesapeake Utilities Corp. John R. Schimkaitis , board chairman, sold 500 shares at $63.03 on June 27, and now directly holds 146,099 shares.
July 4, 2016 |
Here I was - mid-December 2013 - climbing up one of Nicaragua's tallest volcanoes. It was about 7 o'clock in the morning, and I was already a few hundred meters and a few hours into the climb. I took a minute to catch my breath and look around me - I was surrounded by black, volcanic gravel, and I was standing on a 70-degree incline. I knew that I had a few more hours to go before reaching the top. Even though it was December, I was covered head to toe with sweat. The temperatures were continuing to rise and would reach their peak of a simmering 100 degrees in just a few hours.
May 30, 2016 |
Maureen McLoone, drum major during the glory years of the Royaleers, last marched down Kings Highway in 1968. But she'll lead the formation once again Monday as former members of Haddonfield's pioneering all-girl drum and bugle corps, many of them grandmothers now, reassemble for the borough's Memorial Day parade. From 1954 until 1977, the Royaleers - originally called the Christ the King Cadets, later the Royaleer Mounties - were a parade fixture in the borough and beyond. The 100-strong, precision-drilled, spit-and-polish group took home regional and national trophies and exemplified the community's patriotism and pride.
May 14, 2016 |
FMC Corp. plans to move this weekend into its still-under-construction University City headquarters tower, among the most prominent of the recent building projects that are reshaping the city's skyline. The chemicals giant will be the first tenant in the glass tower that will bear its name near 30th Street Station, where it is to occupy 250,000 square feet over nine floors, communications chief Ken Gedaka said in an interview on Thursday. The move was timed to beat the expiration of its lease at its current home, the BNY Mellon Center tower at 1735 Market St., which it had occupied since 1991.
April 13, 2016 |
An organization that defines its mission as serving businesses that believe that business is a force for good said that unless North Carolina changes its law requiring people to use public bathrooms based on the sex on their birth certificates rather than that which with they identify, it will move its annual conference, scheduled for October in North Carolina, out of the state. Founded by Jay Coen Gilbert, Bart Houlahan and Andrew Kassoy, B Lab, with offices in Wayne, certifies companies as "B Corps," based on their meeting environmental, social and other standards.
March 26, 2016 |
Parkway Corp. has carved its development niche amassing Center City property, banking it as paid parking, then building it up when the time is right. But it's trying something new at the former car-rental lot it owns at 20th and Arch Streets, which it is now looking to sell as undeveloped land. "It is a little bit of a different thing from our strategy," Parkway president Robert Zuritsky said of its move to market the former Avis Rent a Car System L.L.C. lot it acquired just over a year ago. "We're just exploring to see what the market is. " The shift comes amid concerns that Center City's rising real estate values may be losing some momentum.
November 1, 2015 |
KeyCorp, the No. 13 U.S. bank, said Friday that it would pay $4.1 billion, or $11.40 in cash and stock, for Buffalo, N.Y.-based First Niagara Bank and its nearly 400 branches, including 58 in eastern Pennsylvania. KeyCorp, the Cleveland-based owner of Key Bank, hopes to cut $400 million from First Niagara's $1 billion in annual expenses. In a conference call, KeyCorp chairman and CEO Beth Mooney told investors that 120 of First Niagara's 400 branches (many in Upstate New York)
October 10, 2015 |
Brennan Investment Group has purchased Markel Corp.'s 168,000-square-foot headquarters and production facility in Plymouth Township, the Chicago-based real estate investment firm said in a release on Thursday. Brennan will lease the space at 435 School Lane back to Markel, a provider of fluoropolymer products to the automotive, communications, environmental, and industrial markets, according to the statement. The company did not immediately respond to a phone message seeking details of the purchase price.