November 12, 2014 |
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell said Uber, Lyft, Airbnb and other companies in the "sharing economy" are important to the revitalization of Wilmington. "I want to make sure we are friendly to these new industries," he said Monday, noting that other regulators, such as the Philadelphia Parking Authority, have been aggressively opposed to Uber, the ride-share company. Young people are attracted to urban areas where sharing services such as Uber are available, he said. "We want to make sure our downtowns gets their fair share of that," he said.
November 12, 2014 |
An arrest warrant on charges of reckless endangerment has been issued for a Northeast Philadelphia man accused of sending his estranged wife's Corvette into the Delaware River on Monday night, police said. John Kramer, 50, of Mayfair, also faces charges of harassment and violating a protection of abuse order in the incident, which sent police divers into murky water to search for the car, police said. Kramer and his wife are going through a divorce, police said, and his wife told police Monday night she believed her husband, who had keys to the car, had taken the Corvette.
November 2, 2014 |
WILMINGTON - They moved the sickest patients first - children in isolation, with ventilators and feeding tubes, blood pressure pumps and IV poles carrying many medicines. A team of five or even six nurses, respiratory therapists, and doctors surrounded each bed, piloting it out of the old room, down hallways and around corners, applauded and cheered by colleagues at every turn, until each patient was safely reconnected to pumps and monitors in a new room. In all, 120 patients, many of them critically ill, moved Saturday into a $270 million expansion of the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington.
October 19, 2014 |
Population: 7,782 (2014). Median income: $91,179 (2014). Area: 9.26 square miles. Settlements in the last three months: 5. Homes for sale: 13. Days on market: 121. Median sale price: $550,000. Housing stock: Primarily single-family on large lots; some built in the 18th or 19th century, most built in the last 30 years. School district: West Chester Area. SOURCES: Thornbury Township; Zillow.com; Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors HomExpert Market Report
October 17, 2014 |
Philadelphia's business community was officially introduced Wednesday to the new executive director of Select Greater Philadelphia - the organization charged with attracting business to the region. Matt Cabrey, 48, never made it to the stage at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce's annual breakfast at the Convention Center, but he heard the applause from the more than 1,200 business people in attendance. "Select Greater Philadelphia is stepping up" its marketing efforts, the chamber's new chairman, Denis O'Brien, said before showing a new video promoting the group's slogan: "Here for the Making.
October 2, 2014 |
The days immediately after 15-year-old Aisha Abdur Rhaman was fatally shot last week following a fight near Delaware Valley Charter High School, principal Ernest Holiday Jr. said, were layered with grief on top of grief. Beneath the grief was fear, he said Monday, and many wondered what would come next. Would there be more violence? Would there be retaliation? Instead, there was determination to heal. History teacher Kimberly Jaroseiwicz said some students began discussing additional ways to honor and preserve her memory beyond lining the halls with personal tributes to the sophomore with the engaging smile.
September 23, 2014 |
One woman died and several other passengers were critically injured when a tour bus overturned Sunday afternoon in Bear, Del., according to state police. About 50 passengers were aboard the unmarked tour bus when it veered off southbound Route 1 near Red Lion Road and turned over on its side, according to Delaware State Police Sgt. Paul Shavack. "It was a tour bus with no markings and we do not know yet where it was coming from or headed," he said. The accident, which he said did not involve any other vehicles, occurred at 4:20 p.m. Many of the injured were taken to Christiana Hospital, but other hospitals were also accepting them, Shavack said.
September 22, 2014 |
Having felt the pangs of losing an embarrassing home game to what was believed to be a lesser opponent last year, the Temple Owls wanted to play as complete a game as they could on Saturday to set the table for play in the American Athletic Conference. It turned out a full game wasn't needed. The Owls scored 49 points by halftime in a 59-0 destruction of overmatched Delaware State (0-4) in front of an announced crowd of 19,202 at Lincoln Financial Field. The 59-point victory was the largest by the Owls in the modern era of college football (since 1971)
September 21, 2014 |
Temple (1-1) wasn't entertaining too much talk this past week about the possibility that it might overlook Delaware State (0-3) on Saturday. Returning to action following their first of three bye weeks this season, Temple will host Football Championship Subdivision Delaware State at Lincoln Financial Field. And while some have attempted to paint this meeting between the Owls and the Middle Eastern Athletic Conference opponent as an easy win, Temple coach Matt Rhule is not buying into it. "We understood it as coaches because many of us coached at FCS schools," Rhule, referring to his coaching staff, said.
September 21, 2014 |
Unemployment rose in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware in August, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Friday. In New Jersey, as the first of Atlantic City's casinos shut their doors, 800 more people became jobless, compared to July, and the unemployment rate rose from 6.6 percent from 6.5 percent. New Jersey payrolls dropped by 900 jobs over the month, even as they expanded by 3,000 jobs since August, 2013. Pennsylvania's jobless ranks grew by 6,200 statewide as the employment rate rose to 5.8 percent in August from 5.7 percent in July.