May 9, 2016 |
Protesters decrying a proposed Navy Yard oil import/export facility rallied outside the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) refinery in South Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon. PES has proposed building the facility at the planned Southport Marine Terminal Complex at the eastern end of the Navy Yard. Some nearby residents and activists want the company - operator of the former Sunoco refinery in South Philadelphia - to withdraw its proposal, one of six currently before landowner Philadelphia Regional Port Authority.
May 2, 2016 |
The Phillies hoped that Adam Morgan would be able to recover the velocity on his fastball after shoulder surgery two years ago sapped the pitch of its speed. Friday night - Morgan's first major-league start this season - was an indication that the fastball is turning a corner. Morgan threw 51 of his retooled fastballs in five innings of a 4-3 win over Cleveland. The pitch, according to PITCHf/x data, zipped at an average speed of 90.8 mph. Morgan's fastball hovered in the low 90s before he had surgery in January 2014 to close a gap in his left shoulder.
April 18, 2016 |
After a one-year hiatus, the relaunched Philadelphia antiques show - among the nation's most widely respected events of its kind - returned this weekend with an emphasis on fine art amid its many treasures. Prominent on the show's floor, an "extremely rare" $595,000 copper weather vane of a fireman's hat rested steps from a painting of an outsized bull that's become "priceless" to its antiques-dealer owner. In its 54th showing, the rebranded Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show overflowed with decorative arts, fine porcelain, and uncommon furnishings spanning more than three centuries.
April 17, 2016
On April 9, ACHIEVEability hosted Food for Thought at Urban Outfitters at the Navy Yard. The event, attended by 600 supporters, including Mayor Kenney, celebrated the organization's 35 years of breaking the generational cycle of poverty. The crowd enjoyed drinks, dancing, and sampling dishes from more than 25 local restaurants. ACHIEVEability is a member of the Mission First Housing Group, a nonprofit organization that assists low-income, single-parent, and homeless Philadelphia families to become self-sufficient.
March 31, 2016 |
The U.S. Energy Department's Lawrence Berkeley National Lab has selected the Navy Yard and its "microgrid" as the site for a study on new technology for advanced electrical distribution and controls, the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp. announced Tuesday. The study, which will take advantage of the Navy Yard's advanced power grid, will focus on how to make local electric distribution systems more reliable and create capabilities for the energy industry to deploy renewable energy within local communities, PIDC said.
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.
January 29, 2016 |
Hillary Clinton took a break from Iowa on Wednesday evening to attend a fund-raiser at the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia. The Democratic presidential hopeful arrived shortly after 7:30 p.m. at the headquarters of the financial firm Franklin Square Capital Partners. Roughly 200 people streamed into the recently built office. Entire families were among the crowd, which included Philadelphia Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and his wife, political consultant Dawn Chavous, and the city's acting fire commissioner, Derrick Sawyer.
January 21, 2016 |
The groups that would like to develop the eastern end of the Navy Yard known as Southport include a real estate group funded by the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), a local Philadelphia refinery, and the politically connected but unsuccessful bidder for Philadelphia Gas Works, Liberty Energy Trust. The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, which owns the land and plans to lease it, on Tuesday eliminated one of the seven original proposals. Six groups will now be asked to submit financial and development plans.
January 12, 2016
Yards Brewing Co. sells enough beer - 42,000 barrels last year - that it is running out of space at the 40,000-square-foot plant it opened in 2007 on Delaware Avenue, a few blocks north of the Ben Franklin Bridge. The brewery - Yards' third since president Tom Kehoe opened the original tiny plant in Manayunk 22 years ago - is crowded with 22 shining 200-barrel fermenter tanks; cold storage; a loading dock; a research lab; a tasting room/restaurant, which opens at noon daily; and offices, all in the riverside neighborhood near the SugarHouse Casino.
January 1, 2016
Guess from these photos where Inquirer restaurant critic Craig LaBan ate this week. (Answers below.) 1. Pancita lamb tacos 2. Lamb meatballs with Moroccan stew and runner beans 3. Classic tomato pie For a fresh serving of Craig's Crumb Tracker quiz, join him 2 p.m. Tuesdays on his online chat: inquirer.com/ labanchats Answers: 1. Barbacoa South Philly (1703 S. 11th St.) 2. Lacroix at the Rittenhouse (210 W. Rittenhouse Sq.) 3. Mercer Cafe (Tacconelli's Pizza)