May 20, 2013 |
NEW YORK - The busiest passenger train station in the United States is a 1960s-era, utilitarian labyrinth in the basement of a basketball arena. Pennsylvania Station, a gateway to the nation's biggest city, was designed to accommodate about 200,000 riders a day. Now, it is packed with more than 600,000. At rush hours, it resembles a human demolition derby. All it takes to strand hundreds of thousands of people is a glitch on one of only two tracks linking Manhattan to New Jersey under the Hudson River.
April 30, 2013
Brook Lopez had 28 points and 10 rebounds, Deron Williams added 23 points and 10 assists, and the host Brooklyn Nets beat Chicago, 110-91, on Monday night. The Bulls lead the best-of-seven series, three games to two. Andray Blatche scored 10 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter and Gerald Wallace had consecutive baskets down the stretch as the Nets finally pulled away in a game they led most of the way. The Bulls were outscored by 15-1 down the stretch and failed to set up a second-round series with Miami.
March 21, 2013
Starting Monday, the Rally high school sports pages will appear at the back of the "Local News" section of The Inquirer. Rally's online home will remain www.philly.com/rally .
March 8, 2013 |
The Port of Philadelphia will gain a shipping line when Horizon Lines Inc. moves its northeast terminal operations from Elizabeth, N.J., in April. The Charlotte, N.C.-based shipping company said Wednesday that the Philadelphia port would handle cargo arriving from its operations in Puerto Rico. Richard Rodriguez, general manager of Horizon's Puerto Rican operations, said in a statement that the company expected the relocation to produce "significant advantages," including faster transit and turnaround times, and expedited cargo inspections.
December 18, 2012 |
The last seven days of news from the region's life-sciences industry was a mix of messages involving expansion, succession, relocation, contraction, and conclusion. Iroko Pharmaceuticals L.L.C. cemented its reputation as a company to watch Wednesday when it celebrated the opening of its new offices at the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia. Begun by veterans of the region's Big Pharma companies, Iroko has grown over the last five years to employ about 60 and could triple the number working in its new 56,412-square-foot building over the next few years.
November 11, 2012 |
Seventh and eighth graders from Carnell School in Northeast Philadelphia will be relocated from an annex to a former Catholic school in January because of structural concerns about the annex's facade, the Philadelphia School District announced Friday. The district said the Department of Licenses and Inspections had asked the district to vacate the annex at 901 Devereaux Ave. in Oxford Circle that houses the Carnell Middle Years Academy by Jan. 30. When seventh and eighth graders return from winter recess Jan. 2, they will attend classes at the former St. Bernard school at 7360 Jackson St. in Holmesburg.
November 8, 2012
The Whole Foods Market next to the Barnes Foundation near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway has signed a lease to relocate to an undisclosed new location near its existing store at 20th and Callowhill Streets by 2017, the company announced Wednesday. The grocer did not disclose an address for what it described in a news release as an eventual 55,000-square-foot mixed-use development "a short distance away" on three acres. "The exact address cannot be disclosed at this time per the developer," said Whole Foods spokeswoman Defausha Hampton in an e-mail exchange.
September 7, 2012 |
PennDOT will close the Platt Bridge from 9:30 tonight through 5:30 Friday morning for expansion joint replacement and concrete barrier relocation. PennDOT says detours around the bridge will be posted. The work is part of the $43 million project to restore the bridge and keep it open for another 30 years.
September 3, 2012 |
A proposed new safety rule requiring Pennsylvania utilities to move some residential gas meters from basements to exterior walls has triggered anxiety among preservationists, who fear a proliferation of unsightly devices on urban streets. Scores of commentators representing historical societies, neighborhood associations, and preservation commissions have submitted objections to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. The Independent Regulatory Review Commission, the state's advisory panel on new regulations, on Aug. 15 found so many faults with the PUC's proposal that it suggested the agency withdraw the plan.
August 25, 2012 |
Are the Sacramento Kings headed east? Inside Business of Norfolk, Va., citing sources who asked not to be identified, reported Thursday that Virginia Beach, Va., officials and the Maloof family, owner of the Kings, are expected to announce on Wednesday that the Kings will move to Virginia Beach. The report did not say when the relocation was to take place. How such a move would affect the NBA is unclear. The Kings play in the Pacific Division, and it's unlikely they would remain there if they moved to Virginia.