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 |
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.
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 20, 2014 |
The similarities between the massive, decaying Delaware Station next to Philadelphia's Penn Treaty Park and the Franklin Institute on Logan Square may not be immediately obvious, but they are really sister buildings. Both were designed by Philadelphia architect John T. Windrim in the early 20th century, and dressed in the classical drapery of the past. Yet both serve as temples to our modern faith in technology. There's a difference, though. One has led a privileged life as a science museum while the other was a hardworking electric generating station.
September 18, 2014 |
TEMPLE'S FOOTBALL team learned a lot of harsh lessons last season. None was harder than a one-point loss to FCS Fordham at home in the third game on a Hail Mary pass at the buzzer. It didn't matter that Fordham would win its first 10 and make it to the second round of the playoffs before losing to eventual national runner-up Towson. You know what they say about perceptions. It's one thing to lose on two other long, late passes against Rutgers and Central Florida. And squander 21-point leads against SMU and Connecticut.
September 17, 2014 |
Although there was no game on the schedule last week for the Temple Owls, little changed about their preparation. They practiced all last week as if they had a game, and on Monday they turned their attention to Saturday's opponent, Delaware State, at Lincoln Financial Field. "We spent the open week really just trying to get better and prepare for Delaware State," Temple coach Matt Rhule said. "We are focused on playing a good football team. " Temple (1-1) looks to bounce back after a 31-24 loss to Navy in its home opener on Sept.