November 11, 2014 |
DELVIN BARNES, the man accused of abducting a woman from a Germantown street a little more than a week ago and forcibly taking her to Maryland, will face federal charges in Philadelphia before being tried in Virginia on a separate case. U.S. Magistrate M. Faith Angell in Philadelphia issued an order Friday, pursuant to a request by the U.S. Attorney's Office here, for Barnes, 37, to be transferred from the custody of the Riverside Regional Jail in Virginia to the custody of the FBI today so he can face an initial appearance in federal court in Philadelphia tomorrow.
November 6, 2014
NO ONE can call this week's election a mandate for "same old, same old," at least not in Pennsylvania, where Tom Wolf made history by breaking the two-term governor charm that's been in effect for nearly 70 years. The problem, of course, is that he will preside over a Legislature that doesn't exactly embrace the new - one that provided obstacle after obstacle to a governor who shared its majority political party. How it will react to Wolf, who is a Democrat with an ambitious agenda, much of which runs counter to their agenda, is of course the question of the hour.
November 4, 2014 |
VOTERS WILL decide in tomorrow's general election whether Gov. Corbett gets a second chance in office or whether Democrat Tom Wolf will be the first candidate to defeat an incumbent governor since the state's Constitution was amended in 1968 to allow a second term. Voters in Pennsylvania also will cast ballots for members of the U.S. House, state House of Representatives and half of the 50 state Senate members. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters with questions about their registration status or polling place can call the Philadelphia City Commission at 215-686-1590 or visit PhiladelphiaVotes.com.
October 19, 2014 |
A DAY after City Council held a four-hour hearing on Ebola, Mayor Nutter and his top safety officials briefed members of the press yesterday on the city's preparedness, in the unlikely event that cases of Ebola appear in Philadelphia. Nutter said the city is prepared to handle infectious diseases, just as it has been in the past when there were concerns over Anthrax, H1N1 and SARS. He said that although the risk of contracting Ebola is still very low, using an abundance of caution is a matter of good faith.
October 19, 2014 |
The Pennsylvania Ballet opened its season - and the next chapter in its 51-year existence - Thursday night at the Academy of Music with Press Play: The Directorial Debut of Ángel Corella . It's less than two months since the Spaniard Corella, a former principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre and an international star, took over as artistic director amid a tsunami of changes at the company. His influence has already made improvements. The program opened with Balanchine's "Allegro Brillante," set to Tchaikovsky.
October 13, 2014 |
In the battle to bring ride-share operations such as Uber and Lyft to Pennsylvania, a guerrilla war has bogged down into trench warfare, with both sides settling in for a long fight. Advocates and opponents are campaigning on several fronts, seeking popular support and legal backing. Youthful supporters last week gathered online petition signatures and rallied at the Capitol in Harrisburg, and taxi-driving opponents in Philadelphia marshalled motorcades of cabs around City Hall.
October 11, 2014 |
Tom Wolf, the Democratic candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, was still speaking Thursday evening when the politician who only needs one name (like a Brazilian soccer star) stepped from behind a curtain, early. Hillary! The crowd at the National Constitution Center roared at the sight. Earlier, on the Main Line, New Jersey Gov. Christie was the afternoon attraction at a less-raucous rally for the reelection of Gov. Corbett. With two potential 2016 presidential candidates just 14 miles apart, it was hard not to think beyond the current campaign to the one coming - though both Hillary Rodham Clinton and Christie took pains to focus on the present.
October 9, 2014
HOW ABOUT some tax talk? Wait, wait, don't leave. This is important, or could be. It's a big part of the governor's race and likely to be a focus of the final debate in Pittsburgh tonight. Republican Gov. Corbett says he should be re-elected for keeping taxes low and because Democrat Tom Wolf will raise taxes - without saying how much. Wolf argues Corbett's management and tax policy hurt education, job creation and state fiscal ratings. Wolf says he just wants to make taxes fairer.
October 6, 2014
Boys' Soccer CATHOLIC LEAGUE Archbishop Wood 1, Father Judge 1 (2 OT) Archbishop Carroll 2, St. Joseph's Prep 1 (OT) NONLEAGUE W.C. Henderson 2, Owen J. Roberts 0 Springfield (D) 4, Phoenixville 2 State College 3, Coatesville 1 Hill School 4, Westtown 0 Malvern Prep 5, Kiski Prep 2 West Chester Rustin 1, La Salle 0 St. Benedict's 4, Holy Ghost Prep 0 Football CATHOLIC LEAGUE AA West Catholic 30, Neumann-Goretti 13 CATHOLIC LEAGUE AAA Bonner-Prendergast 21, Archbishop Ryan 20 DEL-VAL LEAGUE Glen Mills 18, Chester 12 (2 OT)
September 25, 2014 |
The cigarette tax approved by Pennsylvania lawmakers Tuesday will soon make a pack of $6.65 Newports cost $2 more at the corner store that Hanif Woods patronizes in West Philadelphia. But don't think for a minute that he or his friends will bother hustling to the nearby county line for a price break. Even with the promise of much lower prices in the suburbs - a short drive from Jesly Food Market at 60th Street and Girard Avenue - the 24-year-old Woods didn't expect his shopping habits to change when the levy goes into effect.