August 8, 2010
Pennsylvania 1817 Delancey Pl. , $5,850,000. 210 W. Washington Sq. unit 7se , $1,100,000. 718 S. Eighth St. , $760,000. 131 N. 20th St. , $700,000. 324 S. 16th St. , $695,000. 800 Admiral Peary Way unit 1845 , $666,950. 4212 Spruce St. , $661,000. 725 S. Marvine St. , $642,525. 205 Headhouse Ct. , $600,000. 730 N. Uber St. , $580,000. 604-636 S. Washington Sq. unit 2416 , $570,000. 236 Queen St. unit B , $555,000.
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.
January 22, 2013 |
Flu is declining in Pennsylvania, the state Department of Health reported Tuesday, suggesting an influenza season that could end as abruptly as it began. Flu patterns are hard to predict, and the state is still recommending vaccination against the virus, which typically circulates well into the spring. Based on geographic spread, it was still increasing. But on nearly every other measure - outpatient visits due to flu-like illness, laboratory samples testing positive for the virus, and flu-related hospitalizations and deaths - the week that ended on Saturday saw less flu than the previous week.
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.
October 21, 1990 |
Lunchtime in the Bishop Hafey High School cafeteria is spaghetti twirled on plastic plates, milk gulped from pint-size cartons and a common lament: No matter what their field of interest - engineering, pharmacology, international business, communications - students say they have to leave Pennsylvania to pursue their dreams. "I was talking with a pharmacist who said that Pennsylvania is one of the worst states for pharmacists money-wise," Blu Matsell, 17, a senior, said last week at a corner table among friends.