February 21, 2015 |
The thought - once the AT&T National, a PGA Tour event hosted by Tiger Woods, left Aronimink Golf Club for the last time in 2011 - was that the Newtown Square facility wouldn't entertain another professional golf tournament unless it was a major championship. But when the tour contacted Aronimink last fall and asked club officials their degree of interest in hosting the third of four annual FedEx Cup playoff events, the BMW Championship in 2018, president Steven Zodtner said his immediate reaction was: "Let's talk.
February 20, 2015 |
A coalition of civil liberties and antidiscrimination groups has joined with prosecutors, police, medical professionals, and political activists to launch a campaign to make New Jersey the next state in the nation to legalize marijuana. Under the name New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform, the coalition includes the state chapters of the ACLU and the NAACP; Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, and the president of the state Municipal Prosecutors Association, which last year voted in favor of legalization for adults.
February 19, 2015 |
The confirmation e-mails arrived early Tuesday, while the snow still fell, and thousands of credit cards were charged $43. Those coveted bibs - 40,000 in all - for the annual Broad Street Run were distributed through a lottery. Now, for the not-so-lucky, the chase for a spot in the May 3 race begins. Organizers of the largest 10-mile race in the country denied more than ever: About 6,600 entrants lost a chance to run from Broad and Somerville Avenue in Logan to the Navy Yard.
February 19, 2015 |
For George Thomas, owner of the Creative Silver jewelry kiosk in the Gallery, the battle is over. "I'm done," he said Tuesday, as he individually wrapped silver necklaces and chains in tissue paper to transport them to his new store on South Street. Wednesday is the day that the kiosk merchants in the Gallery must pack up their merchandise in advance of renovations at the Center City mall. Even so, the merchants, many of whom have run their kiosks for decades, are hoping for a last-minute reprieve that will allow them to stay open during the renovations, moving around the Gallery as different sections are updated.
February 16, 2015 |
March 1997. A South Jersey Group 1 basketball game was scheduled for 7 p.m. at Pitman, and Ron Myers - along with some of his teammates - arrived at the little school on Linden Avenue about 4:30 p.m. "There was a line around the building," Myers said, recalling a magical time in his life and in the history of Pitman basketball. "You drove up with your buddies and you see that and you're like, 'Wow. This is a big deal.' " Myers was standing in a hallway off a locker room below the Cherry Hill East gymnasium Saturday afternoon.
February 14, 2015 |
For their 2016 convention, Democrats picked a city where they have a voter-registration edge of better than 6-1, the political fulcrum of a state that has reliably backed the party's presidential nominees for a generation. Sure, Philadelphia resonates with the symbolism of the nation's founding, but as a purely strategic play, wouldn't it have made more sense to convene in Columbus, in the true swing state of Ohio? Perhaps, some analysts suggested, the third finalist, Brooklyn, N.Y., was rejected because of tension between New York City police officers and liberal Mayor Bill de Blasio - or because the borough's hipsters with their artisanal cheeses wouldn't exactly scream "middle America" on TV. "It's primarily a business decision for us," Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said Thursday.
February 2, 2015 |
Meet Jamison. He was found in Philadelphia in August at 3 weeks of age, weighing less than four pounds, and suffering from parasites, cigarette burns, and seizures. He was rescued to Marlton by a compassionate Christian lady and later adopted by a nice Downingtown couple. Despite a hellish start, he has grown into a happy, friendly fellow with an athletic bent, an open heart, and, oh, what a nose. On Sunday, he goes national. Jamison, a pit bull-boxer mix, is in the starting lineup for Puppy Bowl XI, airing on Animal Planet.
February 2, 2015 |
Odette's was once the gateway to New Hope, a lively cabaret bar on the edge of town that for decades epitomized the ebullient spirit of the famously gay-friendly borough. But lately, it's been an eyesore. After being ravaged by floods in 2008, the historic building along the Delaware River has sat vacant with boarded-up windows. A group of local investors is planning to change that. In about two months, they say, work will begin on the Riverhouse at Odette's, a $25 million facility that will bring luxury hotel rooms, a banquet hall, restaurant, and rooftop bar to the 40,000-square-foot property.
January 29, 2015 |
THERE ARE only two domains of which to choose from these days for fans of the local hockey team. One is the Land of Hope and Dreams, where impossible or highly improbable are vulgarities better left unspoken, where last night's 4-3 shootout victory over the Arizona Coyotes is viewed as another step in a long climb toward a potential playoff berth. The other is Futureland, occupied by those who see too many flaws in the current team to warrant the optimism needed for that other world.
January 26, 2015 |
YOU WON'T find Shane White, 18, a freshman at Holy Family University in Northeast Philadelphia, giving $5 haircuts, manicures or facials today at Bucks County Technical High School to raise money for City of Hope cancer research. But you will find him working the HopeCuts fundraiser at his Feasterville alma mater, supporting the 50 student barbers and cosmetologists trying to raise more than $10,000 for City of Hope like they did in a snowstorm last year. White's expertise is technology, not cosmetology, so he's been networking for months to spread the word about today's $5 HopeCuts, hoping a good crowd shows up from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All the money goes to support the famous cancer-research hospital in Los Angeles that has clinical-trial research partnerships with Thomas Jefferson University and other Philadelphia hospitals.