July 12, 2016 |
With leased railcars finally on hand, SEPTA announced a new schedule Sunday night to improve service that has been rocky since a third of its rail fleet was pulled from service more than a week ago. The new schedule - effective for Monday's commute - adds trains and stations, with tweaked stops and arrival times throughout SEPTA's 13 Regional Rail lines - promising some relief for commuters dealing with crowded cars and bypassed stops. The full schedule, including a list of specific changes, can be seen on PDFs at www.septa.org/service/contingency.html . The changes likely to benefit riders most, said Matthew Mitchell, vice president of the Delaware Valley Association of Rail Passengers, are three additional trains from both Glenside and Bryn Mawr and two added trains on the Manayunk/Norristown Line.
June 12, 2016 |
The 76ers' predraft workout process is about to get (even more) interesting. The team is scheduled to work out Brandon Ingram on Monday after weeks of looking at mostly projected late-second-round picks and free agents. The former Duke swingman will most likely be the only draft prospect at the workout. That's not uncommon for potential top picks. The Sixers will decide between Ingram and Ben Simmons for the first overall pick in the June 23 NBA draft. However, they have yet to secure a workout with Simmons.
May 19, 2016
The Flyers announced their 2016 preseason schedule on Tuesday. It is highlighted by home games against the New York Islanders, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. Flyers 2016 Preseason Schedule Home games at the Wells Fargo Center SEPTEMBER 26 (split squad) at New Jersey, 7 p.m. and at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. 27 N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. 28 vs. New Jersey, PPL Center, Allentown, Pa. 7 p.m. OCTOBER 1 Boston, 7 p.m. 3 N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. 6 at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. 8 at Boston, 5 p.m.
May 18, 2016 |
The Phillies entered Monday's game with a collection of corner outfielders who batted .188 with a .506 OPS, and sometimes it is easy to forget this was not by design. So there was Aaron Altherr, in the clubhouse Monday afternoon for a brief moment with his teammates, as a reminder of what should have been. Altherr, who tore the tendon sheath in his left wrist during spring training, was in Philadelphia for a few hours to see a doctor. The 25-year-old outfielder heard what he wanted: He can begin swinging a bat in two weeks.
April 17, 2016 |
The first training session for people interested in monitoring the Schuylkill River Trail to improve safety is set for later this month. The Schuylkill River Trail Watch is being formed in response to occasional spikes of crime on the popular path for runners, walkers and cyclists. Organizers say the first training session for those interested in joining will take place April 27. Spots are limited; people can sign up or get more information at http://www.srtwatch.com . The initiative is backed by the running group Run215, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson's office, Philadelphia police, the Schuylkill River Development Corporation, and numerous other city agencies and advocacy groups.
April 8, 2016 |
The former commander of the Philadelphia Police Department's Firearms Identification Unit died of an apparent suicide Wednesday, a day before he was scheduled to face questions from prosecutors about thefts from the department, law enforcement officials said. A police spokeswoman confirmed that Lt. Vincent J. Testa, 53, who worked in North Philadelphia's 39th District, was found unresponsive at his residence by his girlfriend Wednesday morning. Police declined to release a cause of death but said that there were no signs of foul play.
March 7, 2016
Here is the 2016 Union MLS schedule: Home games at Talen Energy Stadium March 6 at FC Dallas, 3 12 at Columbus Crew SC, 7:30 20 N.E. Revolution, 2:30 April 2 at Chicago Fire, 5 8 Orlando City SC, 7 16 at Seattle Sounders FC, 10 23 New York City FC, 4 30 San Jose Earthquakes, 4 May 11 LA Galaxy, 7 14 at Montreal Impact, 5 20 D.C.
March 5, 2016
Here is the schedule for the wrestling state championships: At Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City Friday Preliminary round, 5 p.m. Pre-quarterfinals to follow Saturday Wrestleback No. 1, 10 a.m. Quarterfinals and wrestleback No. 2 to follow Semifinals and wrestleback No. 3, 5 p.m. Wrestleback No. 4 to follow Sunday Wrestleback No. 5, 10 a.m. Third-place finals to follow Championship finals, 3...
March 1, 2016 |
The PIAA released its state basketball brackets Sunday and Neumann-Goretti learned that its bid for a sixth Class AAA boys' crown in seven seasons begins against Eastern Lebanon County at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Archbishop Ryan. The Saints (22-4) enter states with back-to-back losses for the first time. Carl Arrigale's squad fell to Roman Catholic in the Catholic League title game and Del-Val Charter in the District 12 final. Roman (22-4) opens defense of its Class AAAA title vs. high-scoring guard Jawan Collins and Academy Park (20-7)
February 18, 2016 |
U.S. and Cuban officials signed an agreement in Havana Tuesday to restart scheduled passenger and cargo flights between Cuba and the United States for the first time in more than 50 years. American Airlines, with 76 percent of the flights and a hub at Philadelphia International Airport, said it planned to bid on routes from Miami and other unspecified hub airports. Last year, American operated 1,200 charter flights to Cuba, "more than any other U.S. carrier and a significant increase over the prior year," the airline said.