October 12, 2014 |
'A Play, a Pint and a Pie" is not your father's dinner theater. The Tiny Dynamite company's version offers: a drink, a slice of pizza, and a professional production of an hour-long play, with a new show each week. This week's is A Number by major British playwright Caryl Churchill, and it is not to be missed. A Number is about human cloning. Churchill imagines, and asks us to imagine, that if it's difficult as an adult to discover you have a twin, how unimaginably difficult it would be to discover you were one of "a number.
October 6, 2014 |
Conshohocken By the Numbers Population: 7,867 (2012). Median income: $65,521 (2012). Area: One square mile. Settlements in the last three months: 53. Homes for sale: 55. Days on market: 35. Median price: $285,000. Housing stock: Industrial-era rowhouses, new townhouses, and apartments, with a trend toward single-family. School district: Colonial. SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau; City-Data.com; area real estate agents
October 4, 2014 |
Looking back, R.J. Umberger knows exactly when he became more than a man, or maybe less of one. It was Sept. 21, 2011. He signed a five-year, $23 million contract extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets that day. Umberger had scored at least 23 goals in each of his previous three seasons, had emerged as a fixture on the team's power-play and penalty-killing units, and presumed he'd be part of Columbus' core with Rick Nash and Derick Brassard for...
October 1, 2014 |
THE NUMBERS are staggering, eye-popping even, when you consider where Temple was only a year ago. Through four games, including Saturday's 36-10 rout of Connecticut, the Owls have forced 17 turnovers - good for a second-place tie nationally with Florida International, and only one behind Virginia. Both of those teams have played five games. Temple forced only 13 turnovers in the entire 2013 season. The Owls are one of only four teams in the country averaging 35 points per game and allowing fewer than 12. They have more special teams or defensive touchdowns (seven)
September 19, 2014 |
New Jersey registered the highest increase in the number of poor people in America between 2012 and 2013, while poverty dropped slightly in Philadelphia. In South Jersey, which includes Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties, an additional 12,145 people became impoverished, a spike of 10 percent that year. In Philadelphia, while 9,000 residents moved out of poverty - a dip from 26.9 percent to 26.3 percent - the city was still the poorest of America's 10 largest cities. The findings were compiled in the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey One-Year Estimates, a huge and diverse set of data based on a survey of people living at 3.5 million addresses throughout the nation.
September 10, 2014 |
As the Philadelphia School District began the academic year Monday amid budgetary uncertainty, a proposal to fund the addition of nurses in schools that need them was being presented at 30th Street Station. U.S. Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. (D., Pa.), a cosponsor of the bill, said the NURSE Act - Nurses for Under-Resourced Schools Everywhere - calls for implementation of competitive grant programs to reduce the ratio of students to nurses throughout the United States. According to the bill, districts where the ratio is greater than 750-1 would be eligible to apply for grants.