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 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.
September 15, 2014 |
Trent Hurley scored on a 5-yard run with 41 seconds remaining to lift Delaware to a 28-25 victory over visiting Colgate on Saturday night. The winning touchdown came after Colgate (0-2) went three-and-out for the only time. Hurley directed the winning 12-play drive, and the Blue Hens (2-1) ran in a two-point conversion. Lafayette 50, Robert Morris 3 - Drew Reed threw two touchdowns and ran for a third, as the Leopards (1-1) routed the visiting Colonials (0-3). New Hampshire 45, Lehigh 27 - Sean Goldrich passed for a career-high 422 yards and four touchdowns to lead the host Wildcats (1-1)
September 14, 2014 |
With four goals in the first 11 minutes of the field hockey game, host Temple bested Delaware, 5-1. Five different players scored for Temple (4-1). Penn 4, Fairfield 2 - The host Quakers move to 2-1 on the season after defeating the Stags. Emily Corcoran (Merion Mercy) and Alexa Hoover (Methacton) each scored two goals. Fairfield's Ann Burgoyne (Mount St. Joseph) scored twice for the Stags. Women's soccer Villanova 3, James Madison 0 - The host Wildcats improved to 2-3-1 with a shut out of the Dukes (4-2-1)
September 12, 2014 |
TEARS WILL BE shed Sunday night along the Atlantic City Boardwalk when one lucky lady is crowned Miss America. For Miss Delaware's family, win or lose, tears will flow - joyous tears for Brittany Lewis beaming up on the stage, and tears for her sister Gina Clarke-Lewis, who was slain in Camden County in 2010. "She's keeping Gina's memory alive just by being up there," Brenda Lewis said of her daughter. Brittany Lewis, 24, is about as close as it gets to a hometown favorite, having grown up a few miles away, across the inlet in Brigantine.
September 10, 2014 |
It's the stuff of reality television: a Battle of the Port Titans. Two prominent marine-terminal operators with big stakes in the Delaware River each want to manage and control some of the 200 acres known as Southport, at the eastern end of the Navy Yard, south of the Walt Whitman Bridge. Vying for the millions of dollars in business opportunities that could result: John Brown Jr., president of Penn Warehousing and Distribution Inc., a paper-import company that operates from Piers 38 and 40 and 78 and 80, who also runs Murphy Marine Services at the Port of Wilmington; and the Holt family, whose companies operate the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal and Gloucester Terminals L.L.C.
September 6, 2014 |
Back in 2008, during the first giddy days of his administration, Mayor Nutter made the obligatory trip down to the Delaware to give a speech. Taking the stage in the overbuilt, underused Independence Seaport Museum, he announced that waterfront development was a top priority and that he would follow the recommendations of the new PennPraxis study. It was "a carpe diem moment" for the city, he assured the crowd. Of course, just about every new Philadelphia mayor during the last 50 years has come into office vowing to transform the Delaware's fragmented, postindustrial wastes into a glamorous urban riviera, only to discover that the place is stubbornly resistant to megaprojects.
August 31, 2014 |
On a Saturday afternoon two years ago, Matt Capucini navigated his 33-foot Formula through Ventnor Heights' back bays, where Shore life is good. From Memorial Day through the warmth of autumn, there's a steady flow of action: swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, plus parties spilling onto large decks. It was exactly what Capucini and his life partner, Jimmy Ruiz, were looking for. They had traveled from their vacation home in Rehoboth Beach to see a bayfront property for sale.