April 10, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
A majority of New Jersey voters disapprove of the job Gov. Christie is doing, with most expressing dissatisfaction with his handling of Hurricane Sandy recovery, the state economy, taxes, and other issues, a new poll has found. Fifty-four percent of registered voters in the Garden State disapprove of Christie's job performance, while just 41 percent approve, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll. Those figures track closely with Rutgers' last survey, in February. The low ratings come as Christie considers whether to pursue the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
April 6, 2015 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
Many in the region are eligible for free home-repair and housing-counseling programs, but they may not know about them. The Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations compiled a list of programs in the city and surrounding counties. (Next week: New Jersey programs.) Enrollment is based on available funds. Philadelphia The Basic System Repair Program provides free repairs to electrical, plumbing, heating and other critical systems of owner-occupied homes.
April 5, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Population: 2,553 (2013) Median household income: $71,281 (2012) Area: 0.3 square miles Settlements in the last three months: 4 Homes for sale: 8 Average days on market: 35 Median sale price: $159,250 Housing stock: 1,091 units, older twins and singles, mostly small School district: Abington SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau;; Carol McCann, Re/Max Millennium, Fox Chase; Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox...
March 6, 2015 | the Inquirer Staff
'Blurred Lines' went boom! AYK, the family of Marvin Gaye is suing Pharrell Williams , rapper T.I. , and Robin Thicke for a cut of the bucks from their 2013 smash hit "Blurred Lines," which has a musical bedrock said to recall Gaye's 1977 dance classic "Got to Give It Up. " Court docs reveal just how much money that smash made, and what the cut was. All in all, it made $16,675,690. Whoa! Thicke got $5,658,214, Pharrell got $5,153,457. T.I. got only $707,774, but that will still keep you in Doritos for a bit.   Conrad Hilton flight-rage plea On Tuesday, Conrad Hilton , 20, youngest bro of Paris Hilton , agreed to plead guilty to assaulting flight attendants on a London-L.A.
March 4, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
The first question from the audience was asked by Johnny Gaudreau's sister Kaitlin, a sophomore at Gloucester Catholic. "Who's your favorite sibling?" Kaitlin Gaudreau asked of the Gloucester Catholic product who has become known across the continent as "Johnny Hockey. " Back at his old high school for a pep rally and the retirement of his jersey on Monday afternoon, Johnny Gaudreau dealt with the loaded query from his kid sister as deftly as he handles the puck on a three-on-two rush for the Calgary Flames.
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