September 8, 2014 |
Yeadon Borough By the Numbers Population: 11,496 (2012) Median income: $44,167 (2012) Area: 1.6 square miles Settlements in the last three months: 20 Homes for sale: 60 Days on market: 103 Median price: $106,000 Housing units: 4,958, from rowhouses to rambling stone singles School district: William Penn SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau; City-Data.com; Lawrence Tobler, Allstar...
August 27, 2014 |
The players can all count. They can count the 53-man roster and the 10-man practice squad and, most important for those still unsure of their place in the Eagles universe, they can count the three days left to make a difference. There are practices Tuesday and Wednesday and then the final exhibition game on Thursday, one of those meaningless NFL specials that is anything but meaningless to the players hoping to remain employed. The Eagles have to make their final cuts by 4 p.m. Saturday.
August 26, 2014
.314 Ben Revere's batting average. 11 Times he has walked all season. 171 Consecutive plate appearances without a walk before Revere drew one on Sunday.
August 25, 2014 |
After all the hand-wringing and anguish over out-of- state firms flocking to file lawsuits in Philadelphia - the law firms you see advertising on late-night television - is Philadelphia still the notorious plaintiffs' paradise of common lore? It all depends on your idea of civil litigation bliss. A look at medical malpractice awards is revealing. There is no question: Philadelphia remains the most favorable jurisdiction in Pennsylvania for lawyers seeking big payoffs, a maddening fact to the many physicians and hospitals here.
August 24, 2014
A story Thursday about abortion provider Steven Brigham incorrectly described the role of New Jersey Senior Deputy Attorney General Jeri Warhaftig in prosecuting him in the 1990s. She was involved only at the very end of that case. The New Jersey Cash 4 Life lottery number was wrong in Friday's newspaper. The correct number for Aug. 21 was 11 24 40 43 47.
August 15, 2014
KNOW WHAT you need in August ahead of the heart of the gubernatorial race? Substantive jobs data showing that Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf both fudge numbers. And, yeah, it's shocking to think that pols use stats solely to their advantage. And I realize efforts to claw toward the truth of complex issues can lose readers. Plus there are lots of stats. But here goes. Let's talk job growth. And although top economists suggest that the best jobs measure is long-term net jobs, let's start with just private-sector growth.
August 4, 2014 |
Every silver lining warrants a cloud, and I guess the way Philadelphia is evolving is no exception. A Pew Charitable Trusts survey of homeownership that I wrote about a few weeks ago showed that the number of owner-occupied houses in the city has continued its decline. Numbers had been dropping since the city's population peaked in 1950 at nearly 2.1 million, falling by more than 500,000 by 2000. Between 2000 and 2012, the Pew study found, the homeownership rate dropped 7.1 percentage points, from 59.3 percent to 52.2 percent.