August 12, 2016 |
Locked in a tight reelection battle, Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) on Wednesday tried to seize on a local development on an issue he has hammered for months - the potential danger created when cities such as Philadelphia give sanctuary to undocumented immigrants. Toomey called a news conference to highlight the case of an immigrant who had been targeted for deportation in 2014 but instead was released last year by Philadelphia police and now is accused of raping a preteen. He also attacked his Democratic rival, Katie McGinty, for not taking a stronger stand against the so-called sanctuary cities.
July 30, 2016 |
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - After playing two rounds at the British Open without a bogey, Phil Mickelson came to a venue where he had previously won a major and proceeded to sputter to four bogeys in his first 11 holes during the opening round of the PGA Championship. But the 46-year-old lefthander held steady, birdied three of his final seven holes, and finished with a respectable 71 to stay within sight of first-round leader Jimmy Walker at Baltusrol Golf Club. "It's not the start I wanted," said Mickelson, who shot rounds of 63 and 65 two weeks ago at the British Open at Royal Troon.
July 7, 2016 |
Zach Eflin was shaking on the mound, the adrenaline of the night hitting him all at once. He had just thrown his 92nd pitch, a slider to Ender Inciarte, who popped out to third for the night's final out. Eflin led the Phillies to a 5-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park, becoming the first Phillies pitcher to throw a complete game for his first major-league win since Mike Williams did so 24 years ago to the day....
May 30, 2016
Richard F. Nourie is head of school at Abington Friends School and a member of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools At Abington Friends School, our educational search for truth and understanding takes many paths, but the decision this spring to ask an imam from a West Philadelphia mosque to be a scholar in residence sparked a surprisingly sharp response. When word of the invitation to Malik Mubashshir began to circulate beyond our campus, I received an angry letter.
April 9, 2016 |
Owen Hoffman struck out five batters in seven innings to guide West Deptford to a 14-4 victory against Colonial Conference rival Woodbury on the road. Drew Wilden went 2 for 2 with a double. Tim McCloskey went 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs. Kyle Garrison, John Barret, and Ryan Baglivo each had two RBIs for West Deptford. Spencer Sklivas went 1 for 3 with a double for Woodbury. Tri-County Conference. Max Dineen went 3 for 4 with a double and home run as Pennsville rallied from two runs down to defeat host Pitman, 8-7, in extra innings.
February 23, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I have been in a relationship with my girlfriend, "Allison," for two years, but lately there have been frequent rough patches. I'm 18 and a college student. I love Allison, but the relationship is taking a toll on us physically and emotionally. We have had to deal with separation ever since we got together. She's the only one with a car and a "real" job. I work on campus in a work-study program in exchange for reduced tuition. I try to help Allison as much as I can to reduce the stress on her. She has asked me to transfer schools, but I'd like to stay where I am because I feel I will have the ability to make something of myself.
January 25, 2016
Dina Eliezer is the education director at Congregation Beth El Early Childhood Center in Voorhees I once read that memory is what forms one's identity. It contains one's life narrative. A diagnosis of Alzheimer's means a person loses the ability to remember, but does she then cease to exist? While you learn to adjust and accept that all the long-cherished memories you've shared must be relinquished, you realize you only have the present moment to share. This has to be enough.
November 23, 2015 |
Like all of us, Gene had many faults. But the greatest of those may have been devotion. When my closest high school buddy and college roommate found something he liked, he didn't embrace it. He snatched it with bulldog jaws and, whether good or bad, refused to let go. We were Cardinal O'Hara freshmen when we latched onto the school's basketball team. If the two of us missed a single game in four high school years, I don't recall it. We hitchhiked to games, took buses and subways, bummed rides with players' parents.
November 21, 2015 |
The Philadelphia Marathon offers runners a survey of the multifaceted beauty of the city and the kind of supportive spectators who might just hand them a (small) beer at mile 20 in Manayunk, when they could really use one. In recent years, the race has gained runners, profits, and sponsorship. In the spirit of distance running, however, the city should be asking whether it can go farther. It almost certainly can. In ways that don't affect the experience of most runners but should matter to a city that needs every available economic boost, the race isn't keeping up. The marathon, half-marathon, and 8K, all held on one weekend, have grown more than 70 percent since 2008, as Philly.com noted this week, reaching 31,000 runners in 2014.
July 6, 2015 |
Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Bobby Weir, and Mickey Hart were on stage at Soldier Field, 650 miles away in Chicago, jamming one last time (with friends and feeling) on gems from the 50-years-deep-and-wide Grateful Dead catalog of rootsy Americana rock, blues, and country tunes - "Box of Rain," "Bertha," "Roll Away the Dew" . . . But at the Ardmore Music Hall on Lancaster Avenue on Friday, Deadheads in tie-dyes seemed equally in the moment and part of the community, turning on and tuning in to a polished, closed-circuit video feed of the purportedly last Grateful Dead hurrah, called "Fare Thee Well.