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BUSINESS
May 21, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
JetBlue Airways will begin nonstop flights from Philadelphia International Airport to Fort Lauderdale on Nov. 19. The New York-based carrier will offer an introductory $49 one-way fare until midnight Tuesday, May 19. Currently, JetBlue has five daily nonstop flights between Philadelphia and Boston. The Fort Lauderdale flights will be twice daily, departing Philadelphia at 7:30 a.m. and 1:05 p.m. and leaving Florida at 9:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. lloyd@phillynews.com 215-854-2831  
NEWS
May 19, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - Chris Christie, then the U.S. attorney for New Jersey, declared in 2004 that an indictment of a fund-raiser for Gov. Jim McGreevey painted "a very vivid picture of the corrupt and broken political system in the state of New Jersey. " Preet Bharara, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, said in January that corruption charges against New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver exposed "the very core of what ails Albany: lack of transparency, lack of accountability, and lack of principle joined with overabundance of greed, cronyism, and self-dealing.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
She garnered worldwide acclaim - and an Oscar nomination - in 1997 for her role as a porn star in Boogie Nights . But Julianne Moore's breakout role came three years earlier, as Yelena in Louis Malle and Andre Gregory's Chekhov riff, Vanya on 42nd Street . On screen in virtually every scene, Moore radiated an aura both intelligent and sensual. A year later, she confirmed her ascendancy as a great actor in Todd Haynes' dystopian New Age satire Safe . The Boston University alumnus, who has made more than 60 films, finally won her first Oscar last year for Still Alice ,   a powerful drama about language, memory, and identity that was released Tuesday by Sony.
NEWS
May 16, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
While just two of City Council's 10 district seats are contested in the May 19 primary, those races have offered some of the election season's biggest fireworks. On Tuesday, voters will choose between Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and challenger Ori Feibush, who have clashed over development in the rapidly changing Second District. In the Seventh District, the race is between Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez and Manny Morales, who came under fire for racist and antigay posts found on his Facebook page.
NEWS
May 11, 2015 | By Norman Mayersohn, For The Inquirer
Much like trying to make a rational choice in the cereal aisle of a supermarket, picking a motorcycle from the staggering selection available in dealers' showrooms can be an overwhelming proposition. The Honda CBR650F, introduced as an all-new model for 2014, offers something of an antidote to the epidemic of specialization that has swept through the industry. A market that once had just a single divide - highway motorcycle or off-road machine, take your choice - has become increasingly focused on serving every possible niche of customer interest.
NEWS
May 11, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Camden County Police Department, which for two years has patrolled only the city of Camden, hopes to begin justifying its broader ambition by wooing a second town into its fold - Pennsauken Township. County officials are expected to submit a detailed proposal this month to Pennsauken that would spell out how a county-run department would function in place of the township's current force, The Inquirer has learned. Pennsauken Public Safety Director John Kneib stressed in an interview that the report would be just an early look at the idea, and that any final decision - which he said would require the support of residents and township police officers - was far off. "It's got to blow us away," he said of the county's expected pitch.
SPORTS
May 9, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
NEW YORK - Matt Harvey was dressed and on his way out of the Mets clubhouse at Citi Field late Wednesday night when he stopped to consider the consequences of the choice that changed his life and career. He will pitch against Cole Hamels and the Phillies on Friday, arriving as Major League Baseball's best starter and the biggest star in its biggest market: a 5-0 record, a 2.41 earned run average, 34 strikeouts in 332/3 innings, an average of 40,450 people in attendance for each of his last four outings.
BUSINESS
May 9, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
In response to requests from traveling mothers, Philadelphia International Airport and Minute Suites, a micro-hotel inside security and near the airline gates, are making private rooms available to mothers to breast-feed or pump breast milk between flights. Minute Suites opened at the airport in spring 2011 between Terminal A and Concourse B, with 13 private rooms for passengers to nap, relax, or work. The rooms, seven feet by eight feet, will be free to nursing mothers for the first 30 minutes, and cost $14 for an additional half-hour.
SPORTS
May 4, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chip Kelly said that the Eagles have yet to receive trade offers for Evan Mathis, even though the all-pro guard has been on the market the last two offseasons. Mathis wants his contract restructured. The Eagles have declined to renegotiate, but they have allowed his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, to shop for a new team and a new deal. "That's through his agent and him," Kelly said Saturday. "They've asked if he could renegotiate a contract and see what he could get, and we've obliged him with that, but we've never had an offer.
TRAVEL
May 4, 2015 | By Larissa and Michael Milne, For The Inquirer
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - We climbed gingerly down onto the narrow float of the seaplane that we had ridden in for a soft landing on Lake George, 45 miles northeast of downtown Anchorage. Just off to our right was the soaring Colony Glacier, its craggy azure surface providing a launch pad for polar winds blowing out to greet us. As we balanced on the float, the sound of gunshots echoed through the valley. At least that's what we thought they were, until we watched Humvee-sized blocks of ice calving off the glacier and landing spectacularly in the lake, sending giant plumes of water into the air. Just another day in Alaska, the vaunted "last frontier.
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