May 15, 2015
A photo caption with a story on candidates for Philadelphia judicial positions incorrectly identified one candidate. Rainy Papademetriou, above, is a candidate for Common Pleas Court.
May 11, 2015 |
After 15 seasons as the Archbishop Ryan boys' basketball coach, Bernie Rogers is now in charge at Haverford School. A significant factor in the decision, the 41-year-old said, was the teaching position that came with the job. He will be a lower- and middle-school health and physical education teacher at Haverford. "Nothing really worked out as far as getting a teaching job at Ryan," Rogers said. "This is a move that that will help me career-wise and allow me to teach and coach in the same building.
April 29, 2015 |
Peco Energy Co., the regional utility with 1.6 million electric customers and 500,000 natural gas customers, generated an estimated economic impact of $4.5 billion across Pennsylvania last year and supported nearly 10,000 jobs, according to a report the company released Monday. The utility, which operates in Philadelphia and surrounding Pennsylvania counties, produced $760 million in labor income across Pennsylvania, according to the study by the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, which employed Econsult Solutions Inc. to conduct the economic modeling.
April 28, 2015 |
NEW YORK - Bryant Jennings played on his cellphone late Saturday as he sat behind a microphone at the postfight news conference. The North Philadelphia boxer apologized when it was his time to speak. Jennings had to finish sending a text message. His unanimous decision loss to Wladimir Klitschko, the world's premier heavyweight, had ended about a half hour earlier. Jennings went the distance at Madison Square Garden, proving to be a stiffer-than-expected challenge over 12 rounds. His phone was abuzz.
April 21, 2015 |
Maddie Decker is a pretty positive person. The quick-with-a-smile senior is the kind of softball player who picks up her teammates instead of chastising them for what they did wrong. She's a selfless competitor who does whatever coach Dan Hayes needs her to do, no matter the circumstances. One would think that what happened to Central Bucks South's optimistic leader Friday afternoon would change that. It was the sixth inning at Quakertown and Decker, the Titans' starting pitcher, came charging in on a ground ball.
April 20, 2015
WASHINGTON - Someone scribbled "Y.O.Y.O. " with a green marker on the whiteboard in the Phillies clubhouse before the game Saturday against the Nationals. There was no designated time for the Phillies players to be in the batting cages before the afternoon contest. "You're on your own," the message meant. Ben Revere, struggling through the worst season-starting slump of his career, grabbed three bats and made his way to the cages. The leftfielder was out of the lineup for a third straight game.
April 16, 2015 |
In Philly, we don't pick judges based on skill. That's not the way. The process has little to do with merit. It's all about the chance of a lucky ballot spot, and the sway of money and politics. The judicial kingmakers - the Democratic City Committee, the power brokers, the vote-wielding ward leaders - aren't sweating over quality, credentials, and experience. Hey, if you've got some brains, it probably won't hurt you. But if you don't, it's not going to count against you either.
April 12, 2015 |
ALLENTOWN - Having seen little action in the past 2 years, Chad Billingsley found himself in an unfamiliar position in more ways than one last night. Yet, he is keeping everything in perspective, including his timetable to get to Citizens Bank Park. "I haven't pitched under the lights in a while," said Billingsley, who made his first rehab start with the Triple A Lehigh Valley IronPigs at Coca-Cola Park. "In my rehab starts, I was always pitching during the day. "Overall, I was happy with it. My curveball was good and my fastball was loose.
March 27, 2015 |
Feeling optimistic? You've got company. More than two-thirds of Philadelphians recently surveyed said they expect the city to improve over the next five years, while fewer than one in five see worse times ahead. More young people say they plan to stay. In fact, the historically cantankerous denizens of the nation's fifth-most-populous city now report feeling more positive than at any time in the last six years, according to a poll by the Pew Charitable Trusts, which has asked the same question about residents' outlook since 2009.
March 5, 2015 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - When approached at his locker before the final game of the 2014 season, Ryan Howard was a little surprised people thought there was a chance he wouldn't be in a Phillies uniform when the baseball schedule resumed. But then an offseason of trade rumors began; the rebuilding Phillies worked aggressively in their attempts to trade Howard. In December, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said in a radio interview that the team would be better off without Howard (he later apologized to Howard)