May 22, 2015 |
WHILE MANY in Philadelphia spent Tuesday caught up in the hoopla of election day, the day offered no reprieve for city homicide detectives, who scrambled to three murder scenes. In the first case, someone shot Andre Robbins, 35, of Saybrook Avenue near 63rd Street in Southwest Philadelphia's Elmwood section, in the shoulder and wrist about 2:30 p.m. on Hadfield Street near 57th in Kingsessing, said Officer Leeloni Palmiero, a police spokeswoman. Doctors declared him dead at 2:42 p.m. at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, where an unknown motorist had dropped him off. The bullet-riddled car that delivered him to the hospital was later found on Larchwood Avenue near 56th in West Philly, police said.
May 20, 2015 |
U.S. airlines are expecting their busiest summer ever, with 222 million travelers - or 2.4 million a day - expected to fly between June 1 and August 31, Airlines for America, the industry group for U.S. carriers, said Monday. The 4.5 percent increase from last summer will include 31 million travelers on international flights. To accommodate the anticipated busy summer travel season, airlines are adding flights and seats, and deploying larger aircraft, said John Heimlich, chief economist for the Washington, D.C. trade group.
May 13, 2015 |
THE DEBATE over how team president and general manager Sam Hinkie is going to guide the Sixers is futile. Agreeing or disagreeing with Hinkie doing whatever it takes to accumulate high draft picks makes interesting conversation, but has no influence in the decision-making process. Hinkie does what he thinks is best for the Sixers, regardless of what anyone outside team ownership thinks, and that is how it should be. We will learn the merits of Hinkie's designs later rather than sooner, when the Sixers become either the championship-contending squad they say they are building or just climb back to mediocrity and stall, as they have done since Allen Iverson and Larry Brown took them to the 2001 NBA Finals.
May 11, 2015 |
CONCORD, N.H. - Gov. Christie resumed his courting of New Hampshire voters last week with a packed two-day pass through the early presidential primary state that included stops at a diner and bar, a town-hall-style meeting, and a pledge to return. At a Republican dinner Thursday in Keene, he tried to connect with stories about his parents and "why I am the way I am. " At a diner Friday in Amherst, Christie, accompanied by wife Mary Pat, told patrons that "coming up to New Hampshire to engage with all of you is invigorating.
May 11, 2015 |
Lingering questions regarding the sharp second-half decline that capped Chase Utley's sixth all-star season were tempered in spring training. Despite easing into camp because of a swollen right ankle, the 36-year-old second baseman left Clearwater swinging, by far, the hottest bat on the Phillies. But the first 30 games of the season have sharply accentuated the doubts that arose after last May, when Utley followed a torrid first month and a half with a .244 average from June through September.
May 3, 2015 |
Population: 31,694 (estimate). Median household income: $37,371. Area: 1.59 square miles. Settlements in the last three months: 66. Homes for sale: 125. Average days on market: 69. Median sale price: $209,000. Housing stock: From 19th- century rowhouses to new single-family construction. School district: Philadelphia. SOURCES: City-Data.com; Kevin Gillen, Meyers Research/Lindy Institute, Drexel University; Chris Somers, Re/Max Access, Northern Liberties
April 18, 2015
.167 Ryan Howard's batting average. 1 for 3 His performance Thursday, when he batted seventh for the first time. 11 His strikeout total in eight games.
April 10, 2015 |
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.