March 6, 2016 |
THE EAGLES had two restricted free-agent offensive linemen heading into next week's start of free agency, and there was action on both fronts Friday. Matt Tobin, 25, the starting right guard last season, was given the lowest possible tender. He will make $1.67 million on a one-year deal, should he make the team. Another team is free to make a better offer, but the Eagles retain the right to match. Backup center David Molk, who missed all but last season's opener with a biceps tear, announced he was retiring.
March 3, 2016 |
The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday that it was willing to consider a financial settlement to Chaka "Chip" Fattah Jr. for leaks to reporters that occurred in the investigation that sent him to prison last month. But any potential offer is likely to be far less than the nearly $10 million that the 33-year-old son of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) sought in a lawsuit he filed two years ago, government lawyer Ari D. Kunofsky said. "It seems that his claims have some legs," he said.
February 29, 2016 |
In a conference room at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Sam Lemheney unfurled a floor plan of the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show. He pointed out where, starting Saturday, visitors would enter the hall of the Convention Center, through a "Big Timber Lodge," with screens showcasing the year's theme, "Explore America," a celebration of the National Park Service's centennial. He dragged a finger up to the Find Your Park Pavilion, a ranger station. He mentioned a climbing wall, a model-train display, a butterfly habitat, a beer garden, a wine-tasting bar, and an expo of camping and hiking gear.
February 27, 2016 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - For five minutes Wednesday morning, the $125 million former superstar talked pitching with the lefthanded reliever picked in the Rule 5 draft. You'll face guys who you grew up watching, Ryan Howard told Daniel Stumpf, and you cannot be overwhelmed by that. Stumpf, 25, smiled. "Yeah," he said to Howard, "you were one of those guys. " In general, Howard believes in the power of positivity. It is a principle he has used as a crutch through injuries and ineffectiveness.
February 27, 2016 |
A plea deal has been offered to the Pemberton Township woman accused of setting her newborn on fire and killing her, a judge in Burlington County said Thursday. Judge Terrence Cook said Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier and her public defender, Karen Thek, still needed to review the offer, and scheduled another hearing for 9 a.m. Monday in Superior Court in Mount Holly. Thek and Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor James Ronca declined to discuss the details of the offer after Thursday's brief hearing.
February 26, 2016
Buzz: Hey, Marnie, I've had it. Every bar in town sells this complex yuck like pumpkin-jalapeño imperial IPA, but no one sells the old-school lagers I love: Piels, Ballantine, Schmidt's! I can't even get Bud or Beck's at a lot of places these days. Marnie: I know exactly what you mean, Buzz. I love that the beer world has exploded into a rainbow of colors and flavors. But I do wish that traditional crisp, refreshing lagers and traditional beer drinkers like you were getting more respect.
February 26, 2016 |
Nothing says New Jersey like a plump homegrown tomato. Researchers at Rutgers University say they have perfected an improved and juicier version, not found in supermarkets, that will delight discerning taste buds of tomato lovers. Home gardeners have a chance this spring to grow a new version of the famous, classic "Rutgers" variety, which became synonymous with the Jersey tomato for decades after it was released to the public in 1934. The Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES)
February 25, 2016 |
The concept behind Maark Concept - a South Street showroom where emerging designers offer a curated selection of deliberately stitched, athletically inspired, and slightly ethereal clothing and accessories - had been stewing for quite some time. That's why, when Ethan Nguyen spotted, post-brunch, a vacant storefront one Sunday afternoon in December, he called the landlord the next day. "I knew just the people I wanted to make this happen with me," said Nguyen, 31, a University of Pennsylvania epidemiologist-turned-luxe-unisex-clothing-designer of the brand Sans Marque Sans Marque (think T-shirt tunics fashioned from cotton jersey, and trousers with roomy front folds that have a kilt effect)
February 22, 2016 |
Few areas of American commerce have been left untouched by entrepreneurs using the tools of the Internet to connect people with ways to spend money. In May, a potentially vast new area will open up: Small companies will be able raise capital from small investors through licensed Web portals. Think crowd-funding on Kickstarter or Indiegogo, except now the contributors will get a real claim on the offering company - however much or little that turns out to be worth - instead of a prize.
February 21, 2016
Natalie Kucowski, St. Basil, junior, basketball. Interest: American, Penn, Lafayette, among others. Vaughn Covington, Neumann-Goretti, senior guard, basketball. Offer: Virginia Military Institute. Interest: NJIT. Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree, Neumann-Goretti, junior, forward, basketball. Offers: Villanova, Temple, St. Joseph's, Miami, Southern California, Penn State. Antwuan Butler, Del-Val Charter, sophomore, guard, basketball. Interest: Dayton, Cincinnati, La Salle, Tulane, Southern Methodist.