September 4, 2016
Atlantic City's mayor announced Friday night that beach concerts by Florida Georgia Line on Saturday and Blink-182 on Monday are canceled because of storm concerns. "Due to the significance of the approaching Tropical Storm Hermine, and out of an abundance of caution for concert goers, staff, the bands, and everyone else involved, we along with the team at Live Nation have decided to cancel this weekend's beach concerts," said Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian on Facebook. "Given the extreme weather conditions predicted for the beach this weekend, we were left with no other choice," Guardian said.
August 15, 2016 |
There's never been a question as to whether I'll be drinking something interesting when I go to Townsend for dinner. A fantastic wine flight recently from sommelier Lauren Harris that ranged through surprising pours from Portugal, Turkey, South Africa, and Tenerife was a perfect example. But I worried about the cocktails, especially after Keith Raimondi, who'd crafted one of the city's better cocktail programs there, left to open his own restaurant in Buffalo. But it turns out Raimondi is still consulting.
July 16, 2016 |
Mayor Kenney wants Washington to take another look at renovation plans for the old Family Court building after they were rejected by federal officials. Kenney has written to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, asking to meet with her after a subsidiary agency's decision not to qualify the project for tax breaks under a historic preservation program. The request comes as the developer Peebles Corp. approaches its deadline to have permits and funding in place to convert the city-owned building at 1801 Vine St. into a hotel about two years after it was awarded the job. "The mayor has reached out to the Secretary of the Interior," Kenney spokeswoman Ajeenah Amir said in an email Wednesday.
July 12, 2016 |
Listen to enough country radio and it can feel as if you're playing Mad Libs, and no one's Mad Libbier than Florida Georgia Line. At their show at the BB&T Center on Friday night, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard - who, sure enough, respectively hail from Florida and Georgia - hit pause on their party anthems long enough to convene an impromptu hootenanny with openers Cole Swindell and Jaren Johnston, underlining their origins in Nashville's teeming community...
March 23, 2016 |
IT'S ALMOST assumed that Ryan Arcidiacono committed to Villanova when he was still in grade school. The reality is, the player who has come to represent everything coach Jay Wright wants his basketball program to be almost didn't commit at all. In October 2010, just before his junior season at Neshaminy High, the 6-3 guard thought he was headed to Florida. A visit to Gainesville can have that kind of impact on a teenager's thought process, even if both his parents happen to be Villanova grads.
March 16, 2016 |
After a late start, the flu is still on the upswing in Philadelphia and statewide, but it appears to be on the decline in New Jersey. "We were expecting it in January. That's usually the busiest time of the year, but January slipped by," said Robyn Baron, medical director of Temple ReadyCare. "It's definitely here now. " Influenza-like illnesses reported by doctors doubled in the Keystone State during the last two weeks with the greatest concentration in Southeastern Pennsylvania, according to the state Department of Health.
March 15, 2016 |
SUNRISE, Fla. - Before leaving for two games in laid-back Florida, the Flyers called it a "business trip" and said their focus was on bringing home points, not a suntan. They were true to their word. Playing with a heightened sense of urgency, the Flyers collected three out of a possible four points in Florida - in two places where they have struggled in recent years - and they head into the season's final month controlling their fate. They have 15 regular-season games remaining, and five of them are against the teams they are chasing for two wild-card spots, Detroit and Pittsburgh.
March 13, 2016 |
TAMPA, Fla. - For the first time in his young NHL career, Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere played a game in his home state of Florida on Friday night, facing the Lightning in Tampa. But Gostisbehere's real homecoming will take place Saturday night in Sunrise, Fla., where he will play against the team he grew up idolizing, the Panthers. Gostisbehere, one of the NHL's top rookies, grew up in Margate, Fla., about 10 minutes from the Panthers' arena, and he and his grandfather went to games with season tickets.
March 12, 2016 |
ORLANDO - When top-seeded Temple meets No. 9 South Florida Friday afternoon in an American Athletic Conference quarterfinal, the Owls will be facing a much different Bulls team. Different in the fact that the Bulls biggest impact player in Thursday's opening 71-66 win over No. 8 East Carolina at the Amway Center, hasn't faced Temple this season. That would be Chris Perry, a 6-foot-8 junior who had 18 points, shooting 7 for 11 from the field and five rebounds in 24 effective minutes against ECU. Temple (20-10)
February 29, 2016
Saturday, noon, the Liacouras Center. TV/Radio: ESPNEWS; WPHT-AM (1210). Records: UCF, 11-15, 5-10 American Athletic Conference; Temple, 17-10, 11-4. On UCF: The Knights are on a six-game losing streak, which began with a 62-60 home loss to Temple on Feb. 6. On Temple: The Owls saw their six-game AAC winning streak snapped with Tuesday's 74-55 loss at Tulsa in a game Temple led by as many as 12 in the first half. Insights Temple seniors Jaylen Bond and Quenton DeCosey need to snap out of mini-slumps.