October 3, 2010
Pennsylvania 245 S. Fourth St. , $965,000. 241 S. Sixth St. unit 1711-L , $850,000. 747 E. Passyunk Ave. , $785,000. 507 S. 24th St. , $650,000. 412-414 S. 47th St. , $627,500. 302 Pelham Rd. , $605,000. 2423 Panama St. , $595,000. 633 Fitzwater St. , $535,000. 1027 S. Seventh St. , $469,900. 2113 Mount Vernon St. , $452,000. 2101 Market St. unit 3105 , $440,000. 1900 Hamilton St. unit D15 , $415,000.
February 25, 2015 |
WASHINGTON - As he begins his tenure facing a $2 billion budget gap, struggling schools, and aging bridges and roads, Gov. Wolf said there's another key area to improve: his state's self-esteem. "I think one of the responsibilities that leadership in Pennsylvania [has] to address head on - not only the structural issues in education, transportation, all those things, but also the psychological issues that keep us, hold us, back," Wolf told other governors during a panel discussion of their states' economic challenges.
September 11, 2014
AH, PENNSYLVANIA. Just when you think the governor's race is shaping up as a staid, boring, G-rated affair, along comes a couple of bizarre, saucy stories of porn. Lord, I love this state. How about the western Pennsylvania lawyer with, um, other acting credits, who appeared in a TV ad promoting Democrat Tom Wolf for governor? Turns out Alan Benyak, of Charleroi, last year played Mr. Cannibal in a flick called "Breeding Farm. " I believe I can state with some confidence that it isn't the best first-date movie.
January 31, 2012
THE Pennsylvania House has declared 2012 "The Year of the Bible. " An official government resolution now calls the Bible the "word of God" and defines a "national need to study and apply the teachings of the holy scriptures. " The vote: 193-0. If 2012 is the Year of the Bible, that means it can't be the Year of: God, Jesus, America, patriotism, jobs, puppies wearing flag bandanas, babies, and, of course, babies with jobs wearing flag pins. Jokes aside, this sort of pandering is a problem.
August 28, 2005
When the federal government won't lead, states have to fill the void. Eventually, a patchwork of ideas creates a groundswell that leads to the policy the country needs. That's the nation's best hope as the Bush administration continues its "wait and see" approach to global warming. Climatologists are ratcheting up warnings that if allowed to continue, rising temperatures will melt glaciers, raise sea levels, and disturb weather patterns. Problems in the mid-Atlantic region could include flooding, insect infestation, disease, and loss of critical species, including brook trout and sugar maples.
June 13, 2012 |
Republicans have lost Pennsylvania in the last five presidential elections. Mitt Romney's pollster did not include it on a list of seven crucial battleground states in a PowerPoint presentation for donors last week. And President Obama has solid leads in recent polls here. Some analysts have gone so far as to argue that Pennsylvania should be labeled "light blue" - leaning Democratic - instead of a true swing state. Yet in the early going, both sides are making major moves to contest Pennsylvania, with its 20 electoral votes.
January 24, 2013 |
Flu is declining in Pennsylvania, the state Department of Health reported Tuesday. Flu patterns are difficult to predict, and the state is still recommending vaccination against the virus. It is still considered widespread around the state. But for nearly every other measure - outpatient visits due to flulike illness, laboratory samples testing positive for the virus, and flu-related hospitalizations and deaths - the week that ended Saturday saw less flu than the previous week.