April 19, 2016
12 MONKEYS 9 p.m. Monday, Syfy Season 2 premiere of the time-travel drama inspired by the 1995 movie. CONTAINMENT 9 p.m. Tuesday, CW57 Families and friends are separated as Atlanta is placed under quarantine in an attempt to contain a deadly virus in a new limited series adapted from a Belgian drama. OUTSIDERS 9 p.m Tuesday, WGN America Season 1 finale of the drama that stars Philly's David Morse as the would-be leader of an outlaw clan fighting to stay on the mountain it's occupied for generations.
April 1, 2016 |
Samuel Williams Parke Jr., 77, formerly of Phoenixville, an investment manager in Philadelphia for a quarter century, died Thursday, March 24, of cancer at his retirement home in Tiburon, Calif. Born to Samuel W. and Sarah E. Parke in Philadelphia, he graduated from Germantown Friends School in 1956 and Dartmouth College in 1960. Mr. Parke married Marily Clapham in 1975. The couple lived in Wyndmoor and Ambler. She died in 1994. In 2003, Mr. Parke married Marilyn M. Johnston, and the two lived in Phoenixville before moving to Tiburon.
March 30, 2016 |
An affiliate of Huntingdon Valley-based Toll Management Co. has sold a 47,900-square-foot office building at the Whiteland Business Park in Exton for $3.14 million. The property at 740 Springdale Dr. was sold to Springdale Properties LLC, which already owns three other buildings in the office park and is headquartered there, according to Lieberman Earley & Co. principal Phil Earley, who helped broker the transaction. Springdale plans extensive upgrades to the newly purchased property, known as One Whiteland Plaza, which is now only 35 percent leased, Earley said Monday.
March 24, 2016 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - "Coach Pete, Coach Pete," the little girl along the leftfield foul pole screeched, her voice piercing the ears of anyone within a 20-yard radius - save those of one man. Pete Mackanin walked right past her, strolled among a stream of players and club personnel headed toward the Phillies' locker room with the distant stare of a professor devising the next day's lesson plan. He has been called many things in his 48 straight seasons of professional baseball.
March 20, 2016 |
When John M. Nazak was interviewed in 1991 about his work as a volunteer reading teacher, he cited a ready benchmark. "When my reading student first reads a complete story without making a mistake," Mr. Nazak said, the mark had been reached, almost. "The greatest accomplishment," for such a student, Mr. Nazak said, "is his faithfulness in coming" to classes "and not giving up. " For his work in their Camden County office, his wife, Susan, said, the Literacy Volunteers of America once named him its volunteer of the year.
March 9, 2016 |
Penn Capital Management Co. has agreed to lease 26,000 square feet at the 1200 Intrepid Avenue office building now under construction at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, according to developer Liberty Property Trust. Penn Capital will expand in the summer from a smaller space at another Navy Yard office building to 1200 Intrepid, designed by Denmark's Bjarke Ingels Group, Liberty said in a statement on Monday. The investment management firm's lease at 1200 Intrepid is the first to be announced at the 92,000-square-foot, four-story building, which Liberty began building in June.
March 5, 2016
One by one, the totems of poverty that once dotted Philadelphia's urban landscape have been disappearing. Since the late '90s, the Philadelphia Housing Authority has imploded 23 public housing towers and replaced them with traditional rowhouses. On March 19, two more of those alien towers, the Norman Blumberg Apartments, will be reduced to dust in the North Philadelphia neighborhood the PHA has dubbed Sharswood. This time, however, the housing authority's ambitions are much bigger than usual.
February 29, 2016 |
Edward J. Kaminski was a dinner-plate fisherman, comfortable seeking out blues and flounders for his kitchen from his 18-foot motorboat. Closer to land than to the ocean deep. But in the 1990s, he and a few older men ventured forth, joining a younger sailboat crew. "The young guys sailed to Bermuda, and raced in a regatta there," but they had to fly back to their jobs, his wife, Helen, said. "So it was the old guys who brought the boats back," with all the heavy lifting that the effort demanded.
February 26, 2016 |
INDIANAPOLIS - A tumultuous year in which Howie Roseman was removed from football operations in favor of Chip Kelly only to be reinstated after Kelly was fired illustrated that the two men had many differences. But as much as they seemingly had polar opposite personalities and football backgrounds, Roseman and Kelly differed on how to manage the Eagles roster and salary cap. It could be said that Kelly's free spending ways ultimately did him in, and as a result made Roseman even more attractive to owner Jeffrey Lurie.