July 29, 2016 |
As the Democratic National Convention got underway amid pledges to "help working families," members of actual working families were assailing the all-Democratic Gloucester Township Council for authorizing a nearly 12-cent hike in the municipal tax rate. "I don't know how long we can stay here. We're not going to be able to afford it," Jessica Marchese, a 28-year-old teacher who is married to a police officer, told council members Monday. "My pay is not increasing," Marchese, a resident of the Broadmoor section, added.
June 17, 2016 |
OAKMONT, Pa. - The highlight of Thursday's weather-interrupted opening round of the U.S. Open? Well, for a select few, it might have been during the first suspension of play in the late morning, when the European threesome of Martin Kaymer, Lee Westwood and Luke Donald (and their caddies) found themselves stuck in the media dining tent at Oakmont Country Club taking in the pivotal England-Wales football match from the Euro Championships in France. What else were they going to be doing?
March 5, 2015 |
THREE MONTHS after Joyce Craig became Philly's first female firefighter to die on duty, three investigations into her death remain unresolved. That's because a series of errors occurred that morning, complicating investigators' probes, sources said. Fire spokesman Clifford Gilliam declined to comment on the Dec. 9 fire in West Oak Lane that killed Craig, saying he couldn't talk about ongoing investigations. But veteran firefighters described it as "a perfect storm of things that went wrong," including: An inexperienced ladder crew took 18 minutes to respond.
April 30, 2013 |
TWO OF THE top college quarterbacks in the country faced off at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Oct. 29, 2011, combining for 614 passing yards, six touchdown passes and 104 points. USC quarterbacks coach Clay Helton watched Stanford's Andrew Luck and the Trojans' Matt Barkley lead their teams up and down the field, Stanford ultimately winning, 56-48, in triple overtime. "You knew it was a really special time," Helton said yesterday. "That you were looking at some guys that were - wow, these are two really special athletes out here.
October 31, 2012 |
John Bolaris , bon vivant, boulevardier, and baron of barometrics, is bailing out on bachelorhood, thanks to the matchmaking skills of Howard Stern . Bolaris, 55, the former Philly weather guy whose romantic life has long been a bountiful source of material for "SideShow" and similar journalistic enterprises, proposed to gf Erica Smitheman , 33, at Stern's urging during The Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM Radio Monday morning. Bolaris was there to do a weather special for Sirius and had brought Smitheman with him. The Stern show website, howardstern.com, recounts what happened next: "Before he left, John introduced his girlfriend, Erica, noting that she was 20 years his junior.
October 24, 2012 |
In late October 1991 a cyclone known as the "Halloween Storm" fomented chaotic waves in the North Atlantic for several days and became more-famously known as "the Perfect Storm. " Another late-October nightmare could be brewing for early next week. This is only Tuesday, but the National Weather Service already is alerting emergency managers that the atmosphere might be primed for a spell of riot from the remains of late-bloomer Tropical Storm Sandy. "Our region could be close to the path of a very dangerous storm," Gary Szatkowski, chief meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, said in a briefing late this morning.
August 23, 2012 |
While the area seven-day forecast sees only fair skies ahead, as soon as tomorrow a hurricane could be battering islands in the Carribean, with Florida in its sights. Not a single shower or thunderstorm is mentioned for Philadelphia through next Tuesday. Temperatures will be warm but not oppressively hot, with highs mostly in the mid to upper 80s, although Friday might see 90 in the city. The one alarm being raised is for possible rip currents today through Saturday for the New Jersey and Delaware beaches.
August 9, 2012 |
The ship survived Iwo Jima, drug wars, the Mariel boat-lift, and one of the most-horrific North Atlantic storms of the 20th Century. But at age 69, the fabled Zuni/Tamaroa is confronting a more formidable adversary - the sedentary life. While moored at a marine yard near Norfolk, Va., in late May a major leak flooded the engines, and a forward bulkhead partially collapsed, according to Harry Jaeger, who is leading the battle to save the ship. Jaeger runs the Zuni Maritime Foundation, which dreams of restoring the ship - named the Zuni during its naval career, and the Tamaroa, or Tam, when the Coast Guard took it over - as a museum and educational vessel.
August 3, 2012
BETHLEHEM – The phrase is as misused in sports as ironic is. Well, almost. Popularized by Sebastian Junger's 1997 book title, "The Perfect Storm" has been used to describe the confluence of unlikely positive factors as often as it has been used to portray the horrific and lethal combination of negative ones – i.e., storms meeting at their apex over cresting seas, crushing anything or anyone unfortunate to be in the vicinity. Which brings us to this juncture in Eagles history – particularly how last season's, um, confluence of negative factors has affected this summer's positive training-camp vibe.