August 16, 2016
DEAR ABBY: This is my second marriage. My first husband died when our daughter was 5 months old. I met my current husband, "Robert," when she was 6. We have a wonderful relationship as a couple and as a family. He's an amazing husband and father. We now have another child who is 7 months old. I fear I have become a problem for Robert. I'm so attached to him that I don't ever want him to leave. He works from home - even though he shouldn't - because I want him to be with me. I end up distracting him, and he misses deadlines.
July 4, 2016 |
We want the homeless now encamped nightly outside the Convention Center to sleep somewhere else. That was the response by some readers to an Inquirer story last week by my colleagues Aubrey Whelan and Mensah Dean. The story reported that with the construction of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and LOVE Park, more homeless people are now sleeping in the underpass outside the Convention Center . What was hidden in the shadows is now in plain sight. Fine. It's uncomfortable to walk past.
June 19, 2016 |
Average asking rents for Center City office space are projected to hit a record $28.80 per square foot during the three months ending June 30, according to real estate services firm CBRE. Much of the increase, up from $27.80 during the first three months of the year, comes from high rates being sought for remaining space in the FMC Tower, Ian Anderson, a CBRE research director in Philadelphia, said in a report Friday. But it still likely points to a lasting trend, he said. Rents for just the higher-end Class A office space in Center City, meanwhile, are projected to rise to $31.01 during the three months ending June 30, up from $29.86 in the previous period.
May 20, 2016 |
Since a black bear was spotted swimming in the Wissahickon Creek in Fairmount Park last Friday, many have been wondering: Where has the bear gone? Wildlife officials say there have been reported bear sightings this week spanning more than 30 miles from Philadelphia to Delaware County and Delaware, but they are not sure if any of those sightings are the same bear spotted near Valley Green Inn last week. Jerry Czech, a wildlife conservation officer with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, said by email Wednesday that there were no sightings of the Wissahickon bear over the weekend in the city.
May 15, 2016 |
The nation's largest labor strike is now a month old - 39,000 Verizon Communications Inc. workers off the job from Massachusetts to Virginia since April 13 - and no new talks are scheduled. The latest blowup involves four members and staffers of the Communications Workers of America who visited the Philippines, where Verizon operates call centers through a contractor, and who say workers there are paid a fraction of what their counterparts make here. Of the 39,000 on strike, about 13,000 are call-center workers, the union said.
May 5, 2016 |
A possible sighting of a state prison inmate who escaped from custody in Camden County this week prompted lockdowns near the Shore on Wednesday. Schools in Barnegat Township were put on lockdown and residents were told to lock their doors until further notice after a stolen Chevrolet Silverado, believed to be driven by Arthur Buckel, was seen at a CVS store there Wednesday morning, police said. Buckel, 38, was last seen at Bayside State Prison's satellite unit at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital shortly after 4 a.m. Tuesday.
April 6, 2016 |
A new Federal Aviation Administration report details 583 drone sightings in the nation's airspace, a dramatic increase, the agency said. Ten of the nearly 600 incidents were in airspace around Philadelphia International Airport. None of these was described as a "near miss. " Nationwide, the sightings came from pilots, citizens, and, air traffic controllers from Aug. 21, 2015, to Jan. 31, 2016. Each month, the FAA receives more than 100 reports of remotely piloted drones in the skies, many in restricted space around airports.
March 20, 2016 |
It was almost a year ago and Temple had suffered a gut-wrenching 60-57 loss to Miami in an NIT semifinal and talk immediately centered on how the Owls would replace point guard Will Cummings, the all-American Athletic Conference guard who meant so much to the program's success. Temple also lost sniper Jesse Morgan, but Cummings was seen as almost irreplaceable, which is why the Owls were picked to finish sixth in the AAC preseason poll. Fast forward to Friday's 72-70 overtime defeat to Iowa in an opening NCAA game at the Barclays Center and the talk centered on replacing even a deeper group of seniors who were part of the rotation, unanimous first-team all-AAC guard Quenton DeCosey, stalwart defender and rebounder Jaylen Bond and instant offense guard Devin Coleman.
March 17, 2016 |
There were times this week when players walked into class and were greeted by rounds of applause. Strangers high five them in the hallways at school. There have been pep rallies. Buses have been organized to transport the next student section. The Lenape girls' basketball team made history on Sunday when it won the Group 4 state championship with a 50-35 win over Paterson Kennedy. It wasn't just the first girls' hoops state title in school history. It was the first girls' basketball state title in the history of the Lenape School District, which includes Cherokee, Seneca, Shawnee and Lenape.
February 8, 2016
Deana Vega lives with her mother and five younger siblings in a two-bedroom apartment above a passport photo store in Fairhill. The view through the steel bars covering the windows is bleak. The fading sun and palm tree adorning the hollowed-out remains of the La Terraza restaurant across the street. The corner boys. The evidence everywhere of drugs, violence, and hopelessness. But Deana sees past what lies outside. To the future she sees for herself. To a college classroom. To a job as a social worker.