August 25, 2015 |
For the last several summers in Atlantic City, sage guitarist and all-around-brand Carlos Santana (he's got his own shoes, cologne, and tequila) has opened up and hit on his roots as a Mexican-born titan of psychedelic rock and Latin music. Last year's album, Corazón, was his first to celebrate his ethnic heritage in funky yet traditional fashion while conjuring rope-a-doping rhythms and scorching guitar lines. On Friday, in a live setting - the Borgata's big room for the first of two sold-out shows - he allowed all his varied ethnographic sounds and histories to mingle like a zesty, spicy posole.
August 4, 2015 |
FOR A TEAM that just had a week off, the Soul's defense was in a rather foul mood. It seemingly meant nothing that they were 13-3 and had clinched their conference. At the root of their irritability was a loss to Jacksonville on July 18 in which the defense gave up the most points it had all season. "We had a chip on our shoulder all week," defensive back Dwayne Hollis said. "We allowed 74 points [to Jacksonville.] That's not characteristic of us. We had to come out and play lights-out.
July 24, 2015 |
For the guys at Longo's Auto Sales in Collingswood, the Route 130 project can't end soon enough. "We went from selling 25 cars a month to 12," says owner Jim Longo. Adds salesman Bob Hartley, who works on commission: "You can't print my opinion of the project. " To say Longo's "overlooks" the $31 million makeover of 130 between the PATCO viaduct and North Park Drive doesn't begin to convey the used-car lot's proximity to three years of disruptive construction. Not to mention, traffic jams: About 65,000 vehicles per day thunder through this stretch of 130, often backing up south to the White Horse Pike and north to the (former)
July 2, 2015 |
SEPTA's busiest bus route is getting a makeover come November. The Route 23 bus will become two distinct routes known as the 23 bus and the 45 bus. The change was one of several transit proposals approved by the SEPTA board. "We decided to split it because the 23 had a really hard time sticking to its schedule," said Dan Nemiroff, senior operations planner at SEPTA. The northern route, to be known as the 23 bus, will travel from Chestnut Hill toward Center City via Germantown Avenue and 12th Street.
June 19, 2015 |
TRAVEL-phobic squares might try to convince you that Pennsylvania Route 63, the unassuming stretch of state highway that runs east-west between Green Lane, Montgomery County, and Bensalem, Bucks County, is just a street. Don't believe them. Though it doesn't resemble any international jet runway you've seen before, that's what it is. In fact, along a certain three-mile stretch of it in Montgomery County, an intrepid motorist (or super-intrepid pedestrian) could span multiple regions of the globe in the time it takes to shuffle through a Pennsylvania Turnpike tollbooth.
June 11, 2015 |
CINCINNATI - Teams in the summer market for a second-tier starting pitcher will watch closely to see how Aaron Harang bounces back from his worst two starts of the season. The journeyman righthander regressed as last year wore on, and potential trade partners for the Phillies are now likely to be wary of a recurrence. For the second time in six days, the Cincinnati Reds had their way with Harang, their former five-time opening-day starter. The 37-year-old's struggles didn't provide the Phillies much of a chance in an 11-2 loss, their major-league-worst 38th in 60 games.
June 11, 2015 |
CINCINNATI - A young family walked out of the elevator and onto the field level at Great American Ball Park late last night, about a half-hour after the game. A boy held a baseball in his hand. "Which one is that?" a stadium security guard asked in the hallway that leads to the Reds' home clubhouse. "The third one!" the boy said triumphantly, raising the souvenir with one hand and high-fiving the guard with the other. He was off to deliver the ball to the hero of the night.
May 28, 2015
R. DONAHUE Peebles' climb to where he is today is the stuff of legend. The only son of divorced parents, the chairman and chief executive officer of the Peebles Corp. told the Daily News in 2013 that he'd been profoundly influenced by his late maternal grandfather, who worked as a hotel doorman in Washington, D.C., yet managed to send all five of his daughters to college. Peebles himself dropped out of Rutgers University but became a successful real-estate developer before he was 30. Today, at 55, Peebles is one of the wealthiest African-American men in America, with an estimated net worth of more than $700 million.
May 25, 2015 |
The Soul rebounded from their only loss of the season by routing the Tampa Bay Storm, 71-27, on Saturday night at Amalie Arena in Florida. The Soul (8-1) jumped to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Dan Raudabaugh threw for 213 yards and three touchdowns on 19-for-26 passing. Bryan Randall was 4 for 6 for 57 yards and two scores. Lonnie Outlaw led all receivers with 85 receiving yards and a touchdown on four catches. Joe Goosby led a Soul defense that held the Storm scoreless in the first half.
May 16, 2015 |
Second-seeded Lenape opened the South Jersey Group 4 boys' lacrosse playoffs by rolling past No. 15 Brick Memorial, 18-5, Thursday afternoon. Connor Wolfe scored four goals, and Anthony Brunetti and Tim Montgomery scored three goals each. Baseball Overbrook thundered back to erase a five-run deficit, scoring 11 runs in the seventh inning to topple host Gateway, 18-7, in Colonial Conference baseball. Sean Morris belted two two-run doubles in the seventh, and Joel Minch hit a two-run homer.