February 11, 2014 |
AS JAKE BERGEY walked onto the Wells Fargo Center turf and looked up to the rafters Saturday night, emotions and memories from his 10-year playing career in Philadelphia began to come back. The son of former Eagles linebacker Bill Bergey earned one accolade not found on his father's résumé Saturday, 6 years after playing his final game for the Wings. The second leading scorer in team history was recognized in a pregame ceremony as the team retired his No. 66 jersey prior to its 8-6 loss to Edmonton.
January 22, 2014 |
WHILE MANY people had a day off from work yesterday, record numbers of volunteers came together in an act of selflessness to celebrate the 19th annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service. Todd Bernstein, founder and director of the nation's oldest and largest MLK Day event here in Philadelphia, said turnout yesterday surpassed his expectations, with a record 125,000-plus volunteers who took part in 1,700 community-service projects throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
January 19, 2014 |
The breakdown of last week's Affordable Care Act enrollment totals showed that a significant number of consumers bought insurance in December, making up some of the ground lost after the error-plagued launch of the healthcare.gov website. The big question now is whether the ACA will carry the momentum into the new year. The law will rise or fall on whether it meets the needs of consumers, especially healthy, younger ones. A program with too few members or one overloaded with older, sicker people would lead to more expensive plans, causing the program to stall and even shrivel.
January 13, 2014 |
Radnor Township By the Numbers Population: 31,531 (2010). Median income: $89,114 (2011). Area: 13.8 square miles. Homes for sale: 80. Settlements in the last three months: 69. Median days on market: 50. Median price (all homes): $535,000. Housing stock: From townhouses to multimillion-dollar, multiacre estates, about three centuries' worth. School district: Radnor. SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau; City-Data.com; Zillow.com; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach; HomExpert Report; Duffy Real Estate.
January 7, 2014 |
117.9 Nick Foles' passer rating, including the playoffs. 7-3 His record as a starter. 3.9 Yards per carry $615K 2014 base salary
January 3, 2014
IF YOU RESOLVED to save more for your retirement in 2014, you may be happy to hear about some new research on estimating the income you'll need. To have enough money for when you are no longer working, you have to know your "number. " That is a calculation based on various factors such as the rate of inflation, how much you are expecting from Social Security, an estimate of how much your investments might earn and how long you think you might live. The calculation also estimates the percentage of pre-retirement income you'll need to replace.
December 31, 2013 |
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. - The result really should have been mathematically impossible. Penn played a 6-minute, first-half offensive stretch at Rider that was probably its best of the season. Until the Quakers started the second half by scoring 27 points on their first 12 possessions over 8 brilliant minutes. With 7 minutes left in the game, they had made 16 of 19 second-half shots, had scored 80 points and led by 14. It was that magic time when the game seems easy, the ball moves, shots go in, the opponent turns tentative and you have complete control of the situation.
December 17, 2013 |
MINNEAPOLIS - A quick glance at the raw numbers give you the impression that the Eagles offense had a terrific day. They racked up 475 net yards yesterday, which was their fourth-best yardage total of the season. They converted 50 percent of third-down opportunities (7-for-14) for only the third time. Nick Foles threw for a career-high 428 yards and notched his fifth game with at least three touchdowns. DeSean Jackson had a career-high 10 catches and a season-high 195 receiving yards.
December 16, 2013 |
The phone conversation starts with a friendly voice claiming to be from the government, calling to tell you about the great new services for Medicare recipients under the Affordable Care Act. To get those new ACA benefits, there's a one-time fee, which you can pay with a credit or debit card. And, oh, the caller can help by taking your information right over the phone. Don't reach for your wallet. It's a scam. If you are a Medicare recipient, there is no reason to care a whit about the ACA. True, you will enjoy some new preventive services, and your medication doughnut hole will shrink in coming years.
December 11, 2013 |
Baxter's 4th wedding Family Ties alum Meredith Baxter , 66, who has three ex-husbands and five children, showed her family values Sunday by tying the knot with her first female spouse, general contractor Nancy Locke . Baxter has been with Locke for seven years, but came out officially only in '09. Jennifer Aniston at nearly 45 Jennifer Aniston , who turns 45 in February, says...