February 1, 2011 |
With another wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain bearing down on the city, Mayor Nutter acknowledged yesterday what the public knows too well: Icy conditions on a number of city streets remain, in the mayor's words, "very, very challenging. " He blamed the weather. "This was just a very unusual storm," the mayor told reporters about last week's snow-to-rain-to-snow combination. "If this were just 15 inches of nice, kind-of-fluffy snow, we wouldn't be having this conversation. " In fact, what wasn't immediately plowed quickly turned into a rock-hard, plow-resistant pack of snow and ice on many of the city's narrow streets.
May 15, 1987 |
What began as a sophomoric prank turned into one of the ugliest, most embarrassing scenes in Flyers history last night at the Montreal Forum. All those jokes about a hockey brawl before the game came true when Ed Hospodar incited a near riot by mugging Montreal's Claude Lemieux after the pregame skate. "It was awful. No excuse for it. Nobody was right," Flyers general manager Bobby Clarke said after the 10-minute free-for-all. "It shows a total lack of respect for playing in the National Hockey League.
July 30, 2014
NO ONE should be held in jail for days on end because some federal agent wants to "run checks" on them to see whether it would be lawful to arrest them for something. In fact, the Fourth, Fifth and 14th Amendments to our Constitution prohibit that kind of tyrannical police-state behavior. Yet, Stu Bykofsky, in his column "Welcome, foreign felons," takes Mayor Nutter to task for upholding this basic American principle. The city has a policy, in place since mid-April, of refusing to honor non-binding "detainer" requests lodged by federal immigration authorities on prisoners in city jails whom our criminal justice system has determined should be released.
May 4, 2012 |
By winning Game 2 Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center, the New Jersey Devils officially snatched home-ice advantage away from the Flyers. Oh, well. There was a time, not so long ago, that would have seemed ominous. There would be stories about the Flyers' need to go to Newark and get the home advantage back as quickly as possible. It would seem puzzling that the Flyers could have been beaten in Philadelphia, with the emotional support provided by a packed house of orange-clad crazies.
March 29, 2002 |
Sixteen minutes. That's all the time Peter Forsberg needed to bolster the Colorado Avalanche's hopes of repeating as Stanley Cup champions. Forsberg was expected to be out for four months after surgery to repair tendons in his left foot on Jan. 10. He returned to the ice ahead of schedule yesterday, skating with injured teammate Dan Hinote at Colorado's practice facility. "It's great to be back on the ice - it's been a long time," Forsberg said. "There's been a lot of setbacks this year and I'm just happy to be on the ice again.
March 14, 2014
PHILADELPHIA is now and always has been a city of immigrants, so it is good to see the Nutter administration pull away from a policy that allowed for harassment and deportation of immigrants, often after only minor brushes with the law. It's a major reversal for the administration, which had previously said it planned to make no major changes in its policy of the police cooperating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, better known as...
March 5, 1989 |
Men are men out here on the ice, but rules are rules, so Ed Gavin is careful to clean up the litter that accumulates around his fishing shanty, even if it isn't his trash. The alternative is a sure ticket from one of the fish-and-game wardens who regularly patrol this seasonal suburb a quarter-mile out from shore. "We don't even urinate on the ice," Gavin says, pointing out a half- filled gallon jug in the corner of his shanty and simultaneously puncturing an image of ice fishing as a primal male refuge.
January 11, 1991 |
Here we go again . . . Monday it was snow. Wednesday it was ice. Today it's both. And it isn't going to get much better tonight when we'll get hit with rain, wind, fog and possible flooding. Between three and six inches of snow was expected to blanket the Philadelphia area before turning to sleet and freezing rain this afternoon. It began falling in Center City shortly after 8 a.m. The city's public and parochial schools ordered 12:30 p.m. closings and dozens of suburban schools were closed.
December 17, 1990 |
Central Bucks East and Central Bucks West will meet for the first time in scholastic ice hockey at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at the Face-Off Circle in Warminster. "This should be a very exciting week," Central Bucks East coach Andy Richards said. "The game will be played during the time of year where a lot of college kids are home on break and will get a chance to come to the game. "I expect the place to be sold out, and that means about 500 to 600 people. It should be a real emotional game, and I really don't expect either team to dominate the action.
June 6, 2010
From: Gonzalez, John I'm trying to make sense of the series with the teams tied 2-2. Has momentum shifted in favor of the Flyers or is it just a case of home ice advantage? Well there is no doubt that the fans play a big factor in motivating the team, but let's face it: The fans are not putting the puck in the net or stopping shots. The team is playing well. They know they are only two games away from winning the Stanley Cup - they are leaving it all on the ice. It's true that the Flyers are ultimately responsible for putting the puck in the net, and it's a good thing they did that and held on to win Game 4. If they hadn't, they might have been responsible for 20,000 simultaneous cardiac arrests.