April 3, 2016
A 13-year-old boy suffered a non-life-threatening injury when he was struck by a police vehicle Friday afternoon in the city's Spring Garden section, police said. The accident occurred about 5:15 p.m. on Broad Street and Fairmount Avenue. The police officer was responding to a call to assist another officer when his vehicle hit the teen. The victim was transported to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. The officer was not hurt. - Robert Moran
April 1, 2016 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - When cornerback John Reid arrived in State College in the fall, he didn't expect to start in his first college game. Speaking with the media for the first time, the St. Joseph's Prep graduate said Wednesday night that his support system prepared him for that challenge. "The guys on the team were all very welcoming. They answered all my questions. I ask a lot of questions," Reid said. "I think my preparation, the people around me, the people in the building, allowed me to play a role like that.
April 1, 2016 |
Kimco Realty Corp., the landlord for Suburban Square, on Wednesday disclosed its first spring arrival for the Ardmore center: Delsette, which sells women's clothing and accessories, will take over the old Denim Habit space. Kimco also said it hopes to announce new smaller retailers for the Ardmore center and update plans for the vacant Macy's space in a few weeks. Macy's, which shut its 99,000-square-feet space at Suburban Square officially on March 20, had been by far the center's largest tenant since 2006, when it replaced Strawbridge & Clothier.
March 24, 2016 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - When Jerad Eickhoff stepped to the plate in the second inning of his first Grapefruit League start, the sign to bunt may or may not have been flashed. Depends on whom you ask. Eickhoff, who fractured his right thumb in a February bunting incident that delayed his spring progress, swung with runners on the corners and one out. He chopped it back to the pitcher. "To get back in the box was kind of a nervous wreck," Eickhoff said Tuesday. "If I had to bunt, I had to bunt.
March 23, 2016 |
A shortage of for-sale inventory again threatens to derail the full recovery of the residential real estate market, both nationwide and in the Philadelphia region. The National Association of Realtors on Monday blamed February's lackluster sales of previously owned homes on "unshakably low supply levels and steadfast price growth" in parts of the United States. Low inventory of homes was a contributing factor in the 7.1 percent decline in national sales in February from January's levels after six positive months, the Realtors group said.
March 20, 2016 |
When the astronomical spring arrives at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, it might well end up doing a pratfall on a fresh cover of snow. Meteorologists at the National Weather Services have lowered their expectations for snowfall totals for Philadelphia as models have started to shift the storm to the east. Any snow is expected to begin as rain first, and accumulation on non-paved surfaces is forecast to top out at an inch. With a nor'easter paralleling the coast, minor flooding is possible at the Shore, where winds could gust to 35 mph, the National Weather Service said.
March 20, 2016 |
So, shoulders are a thing. Not because of a quintessential bare-all moment like cleavage had at the 2000 Grammy Awards when Jennifer Lopez wore that Versace gown. And not because any shoulder got itself a Twitter account like Angelina Jolie's leg did in 2012. The thigh-high slit in the actress' black Atelier Versace earned her limb 38,000 Twitter followers that year. This spring's shoulder reveal was slow and somewhat surprising. One minute, we were all wrapping our arms in filmy, floral scarves and plush pashminas - in the summer months, too - with even our T-shirts raglan-sleeved.
March 17, 2016 |
The vernal equinox ushers in the first day of spring this Sunday. Not everyone welcomes the change, though. Many have anxiety over the prospect of shedding winter coats for more revealing warm-weather clothes and are now searching for ways to get fit fast. Maybe you're considering one of the usual crazy diets - the master cleanse! The grapefruit diet! The cabbage soup diet! But have you ever considered trying something more practical, like a booze break? I know, we've all been led to believe modest alcohol consumption is good for our health.
March 17, 2016 |
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Steven Souza Jr. smacked the barrel of his bat against his thigh in frustration as he walked back to the Tampa Bay dugout. He had swung well ahead of Aaron Nola's change-up as the Phillies righthander left batters mystified Tuesday when his pitches rounded into form for the first time this spring. Manager Pete Mackanin said Nola looked like himself as he pitched the first 42/3 innings of a 5-2 win. Nola mixed his fastball with a looping curveball and an effective change-up, a pitch he spent the offseason trying to improve.
March 16, 2016 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - J.P. Crawford, Roman Quinn, and Nick Williams - perhaps the nucleus of the next contending Phillies team - were pulled separately from the team's clubhouse Monday morning and instructed to report to manager Pete Mackanin's office. Their time in major-league spring training was finished. The prospects were sent across the complex to minor-league camp, where games begin Tuesday. And the message delivered by general manager Matt Klentak and his top aides was bright. "It was great," Mackanin said.