January 15, 2015 |
THE MAY 19 DEMOCRATIC primary election is shaping up with some new faces expected on the ballot and one veteran city politician wrapping up her tenure. City Councilwoman Marian Tasco, leader of the 50th Ward, told her committee people Monday night that she will not run for an eighth term in the 9th District. Tasco yesterday said she hopes state Rep. Cherelle Parker takes her place on Council. Parker, who started her career as a high-school intern in Tasco's City Hall office, said she has been in "nonstop" conversations since Monday's announcement.
December 31, 2014 |
A group of business people and professionals has assembled properties for new classrooms, a field house, a fine arts center, and parking at all-boys Roman Catholic High School so it can grow beyond its 124-year-old Gothic home at Broad and Vine Streets. Roman's backers have acquired a parcel of land behind the school from a homeless-services program, the Sunday Breakfast Association Inc. Roman will use the space to construct a field house and classrooms that will connect to the main building.
November 4, 2014
G ARY CARDI, 39, of Wayne, is a partner in Public House Investments (PHI), which provides management services to restaurant/bars in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. He also owns two City Tap Houses, in University City and Logan Square, and Field House and Pennsylvania 6 in Center City. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for PHI? A: That's the management company. Each restaurant is individually owned by me or one of my three partners. The management company supplies managers to all 16 restaurants that each partner owns.
October 2, 2014 |
Nowadays, when high school athletes make commitments for collegiate athletics, many times announcements are shrouded in secrecy in an attempt to build suspense. Yesterday, at the Haverford School, friends and family gathered in the school's field house to hear what school nationally sought-after recruit Levan "Shawn" Alston would choose. Throughout the recruiting process, Virginia Commonwealth basketball coach Shaka Smart pushed hard, previously making a 6:45 a.m. visit to show his interest.
January 6, 2013 |
LAWRENCE, Kan. - A small number of college arenas are mentioned in pregame conversations and emerge as characters all their own. Kansas' Allen Fieldhouse, named after legendary Kansas coach Phog Allen, who coached there for 39 years, is a storied basketball cathedral here. The 16,300-seat gym with red-and-blue bleachers is part Smithsonian and part basketball mecca. It is regarded as one of the most intimidating venues for visiting teams. With 29 consecutive wins at Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas has the nation's second-longest active home winning streak.
September 6, 2012 |
The well-traveled Ralph Kane and Jamie Kelly spent recent summers in Southwest Harbor, Maine, working in the kitchen of a cafe that by day is called Eat-a-Pita and at night becomes the fancier Cafe 2. Gradually they become enthralled with Eat-a-Pita but soured on the seasonal nature of life in that part of Maine. "We thought [Eat-a-Pita] would thrive here," said Kelly, 30, a graduate of Drexel University's hospitality program who met her buddy Kane, 32, when both worked at Fork in Old City.
August 6, 2012 |
It was another day, except it wasn't. Fans of the Philadelphia Eagles drove to the football fields at Lehigh University and sat in their cars waiting out the steady rain that fell between the morning walk-through and the afternoon practice. Team workers drove equipment carts to their places and prepared for another session in the heat and the humidity. The players dressed in the field house adjacent to the fields, taping up their aches and doing what they could to deal with the other pain that came with this day. Just another day, except it could never be. The Eagles continued to follow their schedule at training camp on Sunday, but that reach for normality was just an acknowledgment that no break from routine could change the awful reality that had just found coach Andy Reid, his family, and the whole organization.
August 10, 2010 |
BETHLEHEM - Kevin Kolb has been lofting passes at Lehigh for 2 weeks now, since reporting with the rookies, and we still can't tell you he's bound for the Hall of Fame, or that the opposite is true, that Kolb is destined to become the defining mistake of the Andy Reid Eagles era. There was a while there last week, frankly, when the new quarterback wasn't looking super-sharp, when it seemed the defense could bait him into throwing picks at an...
January 3, 2008 |
Lots of bars nowadays are putting on airs, adopting the lofty handle "gastropub" as an excuse to jack up prices and expectations. Not so the Field House , which opened last week on the block of Filbert Street across from Reading Terminal Market (1150 Filbert St., 215-629-1520). Partner Gary Cardi acknowledges that he and co-owner Brian Harrington, who also have the monster hit Public House off Logan Square as well as Mission Grill a block away, have hired a chef (Ralph Kane, formerly of Salt Water Beach Cafe in Asbury Park, N.J., and World Cafe Live in University City)
October 6, 2007 |
Temple and St. Joseph's Universities began ambitious fund-raising campaigns this week aimed at expanding and improving facilities, hiring more faculty, and offering increased student financial aid. At Temple, the comprehensive campaign is the first in the university's history, with a goal of $350 million for a wide range of projects by 2009, the university's 125th anniversary. It has raised $253 million. Gifts to the campaign will affect almost every corner of the university, from restoring the Baptist Temple on North Broad Street and completing facilities to building the endowment and funding academic, research and community programs, as well as scholarships for many of the 36,000 students.