June 22, 2016 |
The Phillies, in the midst of a monstrous freefall, have reached a crossroads in their 2016 season. They are at the corner of Patience and Prodding, a tricky place for a team filled with young players whom the franchise would like to see develop into winning ones. There is a big difference between sticking with youngsters who are struggling and doing nothing about a baseball team gone bad like the Phillies have over the last month. Pete Mackanin is doing what he can as the manager.
June 22, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I met "Edward" at work six years ago. We were instantly attracted to each other and soon began an affair. We are both married to others. I never thought I could stray outside my marriage, even though my marriage has been very lonely. I love Edward more than I ever thought possible, but even though he has strong feelings for me, he says he will never file for divorce from his wife. We are still involved, but I am heartbroken that he doesn't want me enough to leave her. He has never said that he loves his wife, just that he doesn't believe in divorce.
June 20, 2016 |
The Osage School cafeteria reverberates with the ineffable sound of 100 second graders socializing over lunch. Cutting through the din: a couple of words, a single name. Hi, Officer Bob. Officer Bob! Hey! Officer Bob! That would be Voorhees Township school resource officer Robert Colangelo, a law enforcement veteran who has been working at Osage for three years. "We've got a great group of kids here," says Colangelo, 46, who took the Voorhees job in 2013 after retiring as chief of the Camden County Park Police.
June 19, 2016 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: My husband and I have different views on what is an appropriate office relationship with someone of the opposite sex. One of us thinks that appropriate behavior is to be friendly in the office, but otherwise keep it all business; the other thinks that it is OK to email one another (not business-related) in the evenings, on weekends, and when traveling. I wondered what your thoughts are. Answer: My main thought is that if you both felt good about your marriage, then you wouldn't worry about disagreeing on this and, in fact, might not even have gotten to the point where you notice that you disagree.
June 19, 2016 |
Average asking rents for Center City office space are projected to hit a record $28.80 per square foot during the three months ending June 30, according to real estate services firm CBRE. Much of the increase, up from $27.80 during the first three months of the year, comes from high rates being sought for remaining space in the FMC Tower, Ian Anderson, a CBRE research director in Philadelphia, said in a report Friday. But it still likely points to a lasting trend, he said. Rents for just the higher-end Class A office space in Center City, meanwhile, are projected to rise to $31.01 during the three months ending June 30, up from $29.86 in the previous period.
June 18, 2016 |
TRENTON - Gov. Christie on Thursday said his taxpayer-funded office did not inappropriately engage in political matters, despite emails that emerged this week in the George Washington Bridge lane-closure case that showed a former top adviser told him months before his 2013 reelection that a department in the governor's office had landed an endorsement. "Everything that goes on in government is political," Christie said at a Statehouse news conference. "And anybody who tells you differently is just not telling you the truth.
June 17, 2016 |
When Thomas Holmes was near the end of his career as a Philadelphia police officer in the 1990s, he became a turnkey at the former 23rd District station at 17th Street and Montgomery Avenue. "If somebody gets locked up," his wife, Margaret, said, "the job of the turnkey is to make sure they get locked up. " As a jailer in that police station near Temple University, she said, "it was an important job. " On Sunday, June 12, Mr. Holmes, 79, of Brigantine, N.J., a Philadelphia police officer from 1967 to 1995, died at home of progressive supranuclear palsy.
June 17, 2016 |
Two Philadelphia police officers were injured when their patrol vehicle got into a crash with a civilian car about 12:15 p.m. Wednesday in the city's Olney section, police said. The 35th District officers were responding to a call to assist other officers when the crash occurred at Third Street and Tabor Road, police said. The officers, whose conditions were not immediately known, and the civilians, who were in stable condition, were taken by medics to Einstein Medical Center.
June 16, 2016 |
The city's Department of Human Services has halted the use of a ground-floor office at 1515 Arch St. to house children overnight. At a City Council hearing Tuesday, acting DHS Commissioner Jessica Shapiro said staff have worked diligently to place children with family, in emergency shelters, or group homes rather than having them sleep at DHS headquarters - a small step in improving a child welfare system slapped with dozens of violations in...
June 16, 2016 |
The state Office of Open Records says reports of fund-raising for next month's Democratic National Convention need to be made public sooner, not later. The office rejected arguments by the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development (PAID), the agency that guaranteed a $15 million line of credit for the convention's host committee. As part of that deal, the host committee promised to file quarterly fund-raising reports to PAID, complete with donor names, amounts, and spending.