May 5, 2014 |
Before she stumbled onto her first home in Passyunk Square in South Philadelphia, Caroline New had already toured her share of cookie-cutter houses. But the 600 block of Earp Street, between Reed and Wharton, within smelling distance of Pat's and Geno's Steaks, had everything she desired - and an architect's aesthetic, to boot. On her list of must-haves: a rowhouse; one to two bedrooms; natural gas; a renovated kitchen, and a price under $225,000. This property had all that, and more: The interior had been fully remodeled and rehabbed by the former owner, a Drexel architecture professor.
May 2, 2014 |
THE FORECAST tomorrow calls for sunny skies and a high of 70 in Philadelphia, where Cliff Lee will take the mound against Stephen Strasburg in the first meeting between the Phillies and Washington Nationals in 2014. Rain persisted yesterday, and for the third time in the season's first month, it altered the Phillies' schedule. Last night's scheduled game against the New York Mets will now be played on Monday, June 2 (7:05) at Citizens Bank Park. With days off already scheduled this week on Monday and today, the Phils find themselves playing one game in a 4-day span.
April 17, 2014
FOR THE SECOND TIME on the Phillies first homestand of 2014, a game was postponed because of inclement weather. The Phillies postponed last night's game against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park about 2 hours before first pitch, as heavy rain invaded the ballpark before either team could take batting practice. The makeup game will be scheduled at a later date. The Phillies and Braves will resume their four-game series tonight, when Cliff Lee pitches opposite Atlanta Opening Day starter Julio Teheran.
April 1, 2014 |
Philadelphia and its surrounding counties are under a flood watch into Sunday evening, as heavy rains continue to fall from a wet and wintry mix across the Northeast. "It looks the heaviest rain is going to fall more west of Philadelphia," said Anthony Gigi, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service. "In terms of the Schuykill River, it's been flowing at a pretty steady rate. " Heavy rain Sunday has been concentrated around the Susquehanna River Basin in central Pennsylvania.
March 31, 2014 |
After every Moorestown goal, the Quakers players who weren't on the field ran along the sideline, stopped at the end, and ran back to where they had been standing with their coaches. It was a way for the bench guys to get involved in the game, fired up, and supporting their teammates. But their coach suspects there was another reason. "I think they were cold and they tried to warm up a little bit," Moorestown's Baron Wallenhurst said. The players ran back and forth nine times as the Quakers cruised to a 9-3 lacrosse victory Saturday against visiting Hill School (Pa.)
February 7, 2014 |
The Dark Age that has cut off the lights and heat to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in the region began with a seemingly innocuous rainfall shortly after midnight Monday. What followed was what meteorologists describe as an amazingly unfortunate sequence that culminated in one of the region's most disruptive weather events in the period of record, one that sent defeated trees and their branches crashing across power lines and blocking roads. "It was perfect timing if you wanted to create this type of event," said Gary Szatkowski, meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service in Mount Holly.
January 10, 2014 |
FEW THINGS halt a high school basketball game like precipitation falling from inside the gym. What started as overwhelmed pipes spewing steam from behind the bleachers inside Frankford High yesterday eventually yielded what looked like raindrops falling from the ceiling as the steam returned to liquid form. The result: Imhotep Charter and host Frankford would have to share a bus back to the Panthers' place on 21st and Godfrey for their scheduled 3:15 p.m. Public A matchup. After a quiet trip and a quick warmup, a referee's quip just before tipoff (around 4:45 p.m.)
December 26, 2013 |
Dr. Herman R. Raines, 89, of Wynnewood, a decorated World War II veteran who served as a combat medic in several historic battles before returning home to pursue a career in optometry, died Sunday, Dec. 22, at Lankenau Hospital after a brief illness. Dr. Raines rose to the rank of first lieutenant and assistant battalion aid surgeon in the U.S. Army and fought in many European conflicts, including in Normandy, France, and Rhineland, Germany. He was awarded the American Campaign Medal, the European, North African and Middle Eastern Medals with three battle stars, and the Bronze Star for remaining in position and saving lives while under intense fire, his family said.
December 15, 2013 |
The snowfall that begin earlier today may turn into rain later tonight, following several inches of snow that an afternoon forecast from the National Weather Service said would be coming down throughout the region. It's the third snowfall this week – and winter doesn't officially start until next Saturday. Philadelphia will see one to three inches of snow, as will the area to the southeast. That snow should continue over the next couple of hours, said Mitchell Gaines, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly.
December 13, 2013 |
BEFORE ADJOURNING for its five-week holiday vacation, City Council yesterday passed a flurry of important bills. Here's a wrap-up of what went down: * After years of proposals, months of negotiations and weeks of uncertainty, Council unanimously passed a bill to make Philadelphia the largest city in the country to create a land bank. Lawmakers hope the new agency, intended to streamline the process of selling land now handled by an array of agencies, will breathe new life into the tens of thousands of abandoned, vacant and blighted buildings throughout the city.