January 9, 2014 |
BABY, IT'S cold outside. So cold, in fact, that 60 PECO customers in Center City lost power yesterday, said Ben Armstrong, a spokesman for the utility company. The outage struck about 4:20 p.m. in the area around 4th and Market streets, Armstrong said. The exact cause was unknown, but officials believed it stemmed from an issue with PECO's underground network in that area. No injuries were reported during the outage, which lasted about three hours, Armstrong said. It was the only major one to hit the city during yesterday's deep freeze.
November 10, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - An economic calamity looming, President Obama on Friday signaled willingness to compromise with Republicans, declaring he was not "wedded to every detail" of his tax-and-spending approach to prevent deep and widespread pain in the new year. But he insisted his reelection gave him a mandate to raise taxes on wealthier Americans. "The majority of Americans agree with my approach," said Obama, brimming with apparent confidence in his first White House statement since securing a second term.
March 13, 2012 |
THINK YOUR boss is bad? Well he, or she, has nothing on Matt Shaner, owner of the AFL's Pittsburgh Power. On Saturday, Shaner got the team together for a pregame meal at an Olive Garden near Orlando. And then he fired everybody. Now let's be clear: Shaner had reason to drop the ax. The players were being asked by their union to strike before that night's season-opener against the Orlando Predators. The players association wanted the owners to give the players - most of whom are paid $400 a game - a $300 per game raise.
February 19, 2009 |
Almost to a man, NFL draft gurus agreed: Joe Flacco was blessed with a howitzer for an arm, but he was far from nimble-footed and would be easy prey for pass rushers. That assessment was the basis for any doubt about the quarterback prospect from Audubon High and the University of Delaware before last year's NFL draft. Brian Martin knew otherwise. Martin, 39, the hyperactive founder and CEO of Test Sports Clubs, knew they were wrong because he helped train Flacco for the 2008 NFL scouting combine.
February 27, 2007 |
For young Philadelphians who have gotten off track on their way to high school diplomas and jobs, the city's three E3Power Centers offer an alternative route. Managed by the Philadelphia Youth Network, and funded by the city Department of Human Services, the centers serve young people returning from placement in juvenile detention or who have dropped out of school. Since Jan. 1, 2006, the centers have served 1,338 youths. At the centers, these young people - who criminal-justice experts say are particularly vulnerable to violence or to committing violence - are tutored to improve their literacy skills and helped to return to school or earn a GED. They receive basic job training, as well as participate in subsidized internships, while also working on life skills.
December 17, 2006 |
It's almost 12:15 p.m., and the Rev. Alan Neale and the Rev. Meg Buerkel - or Alan and Meg, as they prefer to be called - are peering out the glass doors that open onto Rittenhouse Square. In a few minutes, they will start their service, and although there are just a few takers - a couple of lawyers, a bookseller, a court reporter, a onetime UPS worker stricken with Lou Gehrig's disease - this is one for which the clock, truly, is running. Yes, it's time for "Twenty Minutes With God," which sounds like a Stephen Colbert routine, but in fact is the 12:15 p.m. service held Tuesdays at the historic Church of the Holy Trinity.
February 16, 2005 |
After years of delays, the first residents should move onto the former Garden State Park site by the end of the year, and a growing roster of tenants is lined up for the project to turn the racetrack into a $500 million mixed-use community, developers said yesterday. Presenting a picture of a "vibrant lifestyle center" to hundreds of members of the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey, those involved in the project expressed optimism that the transformation of the 223 acres of prime real estate would breathe new life into the region.
December 18, 2002 |
Something was created this week in the British capital that could become the nucleus of a government that will succeed Saddam Hussein. The 65-to-75 person leadership committee formed here at a conference of Iraqi exile groups was the product of four days of bitter Iraqi argument. Its exact makeup - the relative numbers of Kurds, Iraqi Shiite and Sunni Arabs, independent intellectuals, military exiles, and minority Christians - is still disputed. Neither it, nor the conference, would have emerged from the chaos if not for the skillful, behind-the-scenes role of Zalmay Khalilzad, the Afghan-born White House emissary to Afghanistan - and to "free Iraqis.
October 8, 1999 |
First, there was the Cherry Hill Mall. Opened in 1961, it was among the nation's first enclosed malls filled with downtown stores nestled in a suburban setting. It clearly established Route 38 in Cherry Hill as South Jersey's premier shopping district. Two years later, competition increased along the heavily traveled highway with the opening of the Moorestown Mall just three miles east. Fast forward almost four decades and the two overlapping trading areas become a real retail powerhouse with the opening of the Eastgate "power center" at the back of the Moorestown Mall in 1993 and the Hillview "power center" near the Cherry Hill Mall in 1997.
July 7, 1999 |
When the power goes off repeatedly in the blazing heat of the summer, it can be more than just aggravating. That's what businesses and residences in a section of west Center City are discovering. Electricity has been going out sporadically in the area of Pine, Spruce and Waverly from 20th to 22nd streets. This week's increased heat hasn't helped matters, Peco Energy reported yesterday. One resident said she looked forward to going to work early to cool off because power was off in her home.