December 19, 2014 |
THE CITY IS now in a partnership with a San Francisco firm to help improve city-to-resident and neighbor-to-neighbor communications in neighborhoods across Philadelphia. Whether the need is finding a local handyman, a baby-sitter, a lost pet, or even a cup of sugar from your neighbor, Project Nextdoor is now live on the Web. The Nutter administration yesterday announced the official launch of the free, private social network designed to connect neighbors with one another and with city services.
August 29, 2013 |
ARLINGTON, Va. - Peter Laviolette said it finally hit him one day while he was coaching the Carolina Hurricanes. Laviolette was driving through his suburban North Carolina neighborhood, not long after the 'Canes won the Stanley Cup in 2006, when he began to notice hockey nets in driveways. And dings from puck marks covering garage doors. Laviolette, Team USA's assistant coach for February's Winter Games, is from Massachusetts. Head coach Dan Bylsma is from Michigan. USA's chief scout, Brian Burke, hails from Minnesota.
March 27, 2013 |
As a little girl, I preferred Reeboks to ribbon. My mother, the type of woman who always knows exactly what she wants, normally indulged me, her youngest daughter. Except on picture day and Christmas - and, most especially, Easter Sunday. For weeks leading up to the holy day, we'd spend hours at the John Wanamaker department store on Market Street. It was there that my mother, the consummate perfectionist, concocted what was to be my presentation for the big day, with itchy tulle underpinnings, itchy lace tights, and some sort of bows, polka dots, or other dreadful fashion staple of the late 1980s and early '90s.
February 15, 2013 |
JUST ABOUT everything everybody thinks they know about college basketball players is wrong. There is this perception, especially from a school's fans, that the players are robots, totally dedicated to basketball and schoolwork. Once that scholarship is accepted, it is somehow assumed that human emotion is laid aside for 4 years while pursuing victories and tournament berths. They see a player in uniform on a court. They don't see the person behind the uniform away from the court.
January 16, 2013 |
On Tuesday, the 76ers began a stretch in which they will play 11 of their next 12 games at home against a mix of some of the best and worst teams in the league. There are six games against losing teams (New Orleans, Toronto, Washington, Sacramento, Orlando, and Charlotte) that before Tuesday's games had a combined record of 68-153. They are even worse on the road (24-83). Washington, just 1-15 away from the Verizon Center this season, is the worst. The other group (San Antonio, New York, Memphis, and the Los Angeles Clippers)
July 9, 2012 |
The leadership team at the Rothman Institute, already the biggest orthopedic group in the Philadelphia region, is convinced that it has to keep growing to stay on top as the health-care system evolves to where payments to doctors and hospitals are based on quality, and real-time information is essential to success. "You need a critical mass to have good business systems, particularly with the demands for information from Obamacare and regulations," institute founder Richard Rothman said in an interview last week.
April 28, 2012 |
Alex Polanco was trying too hard to hit a home run. "Every time, I'm trying to hit a home run," Polanco said the other day, after Pennsauken's surprising baseball team stunned perennial power Shawnee by a 7-4 score and seized first place in the Olympic Conference Patriot Division. "That's not good. I need to try to hit a line drive. " Polanco can be excused for swinging for the fences. It's that extra effort that has transformed him as an athlete, student, and young man. A strapping senior and South Jersey's leader in home runs, he barely resembles the skinny, scared, and heart-sick freshman who came to Pennsauken from the Dominican Republic in 2008, after the death of his mother.
April 5, 2012 |
GREAT NEWS! Philadelphia has continued to grow since the 2010 census count, according to new data being released Thursday. The Census Bureau estimates that the city's population on July 1 was 1,536,471, an increase of 10,465 or a 0.7 percent jump from the official census count taken two years ago. The new estimates show that the city's growth spurt from April 2010 to July 2011 was mainly due to an increase in births. "This is very good news for the city of Philadelphia," Mayor Nutter said Wednesday by email.
February 19, 2012 |
Bill Cosby has let it be known that he started out as a child. Similarly, the less-than-full-size pickups on our roads started out being called compacts. "But they kept getting bigger and bigger until they became midsize," recalled Tom Wilkinson, a spokesman for Chevrolet trucks. He said they got their growth spurt primarily through the burgeoning popularity of crew cabs. The convenient four-door cabs appeal to buyers who use their truck for work during the week and as family transit on weekends.