July 8, 2016 |
Here is some advice on how to avoid the Regional Rail chaos. Tag-team transit. No need to stick to one mode of transportation. If you live near a Regional Rail station, take advantage of 40 percent off Uber rides to and from the stop - through Sept. 5 - and take the car-pooled ride to your nearest subway or trolley stop. The Norristown Elm Street Station is just a six-minute drive from the Norristown High Speed Line stop, Fox Chase is about 16 minutes from the Broad Street Line, Elwyn about five minutes from Media for the Route 101 trolley, and Trenton 30 to 40 minutes from Frankford Transportation Center.
July 5, 2016 |
Power outages could be a worry of the past for businesses in one Chester County township if a proposed solar-powered electrical grid becomes reality. Developers want to build one of the region's first solar microgrids on what was once a problem-plagued landfill in East Whiteland Township. The $15 million system would have more than 11,000 solar panels spanning 30 acres, and produce six to seven megawatts of power specifically for local businesses. A microgrid can connect to an area's main electrical grid, or it can function autonomously, continuing to run during mass outages due, for example, to severe weather.
July 3, 2016 |
Philadelphians can expect warm and sunny weather for Fourth of July festivities, but some thunderstorms could bookend the long weekend. The temperature is forecast to reach the mid- to high-80s Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Sunny or partly sunny skies are expected Saturday, Sunday and the bulk of Monday, forecasters said. But the holiday weekend could kick off with potentially strong thunderstorms Friday afternoon and evening.
June 27, 2016 |
When we lived in Mount Airy, I once joked that in the event all the glaciers melted, we'd have beachfront property. Since my efforts to be the Henny Youngman of climate change, we've had some serious weather: Hurricane Sandy in 2012, which followed Irene in 2011. The greatest damage in New Jersey and New York was caused by storm surge - especially in New York City, even with precautions taken after the extensive flooding caused by Hurricane Irene. A report by financial-services company CoreLogic outlines the potential risk of damage from hurricane storm-surge inundation on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.
June 17, 2016 |
OAKMONT, Pa. - The highlight of Thursday's weather-interrupted opening round of the U.S. Open? Well, for a select few, it might have been during the first suspension of play in the late morning, when the European threesome of Martin Kaymer, Lee Westwood and Luke Donald (and their caddies) found themselves stuck in the media dining tent at Oakmont Country Club taking in the pivotal England-Wales football match from the Euro Championships in France. What else were they going to be doing?
June 16, 2016 |
The Edison Electric Institute on Tuesday recognized Peco Energy Co. and seven other North American utilities for rapid recoveries from storm emergencies last year. Peco received an EEI Emergency Recovery Award for restoring electric service to more than 260,000 customers knocked out by a severe summer storm in June 2015. The company deployed more than 2,500 employees, local contractors and crews from five states to restore service to 92 percent of the customers in 36 hours. It was the fourth Emergency Recovery Award Peco has received since 2010.
June 10, 2016 |
Doug Pederson was never in a position to skip offseason workouts or attempt to force a trade or hold out for a new contract, but it's likely he wanted to at one time or another, and, at the least, shared locker rooms with players that were able to take those stances without repercussions. Would he have preferred for Sam Bradford, Fletcher Cox and Darren Sproles to attend all of his first offseason as Eagles coach? Is Riley Cooper looking for a job outside the fast food industry? But Pederson never said as much publicly, never questioned their desires, and never instigated a showdown even though the Eagles had leverage in each circumstance.
June 10, 2016 |
With unexpected ferocity, a potent squall line ripped through the region around lunchtime Wednesday, knocking out power to more than 80,000 utility customers, toppling trees, and causing significant transportation delays. A wind gust of 72 mph was reported in Cumberland County, N.J., said National Weather Service meteorologist Patrick O'Hara, and gusts of 50 to 65 mph were common elsewhere on both sides of the Delaware River. The winds downed trees all over the region, with 27 of them in Haverford Township, Delaware County, alone, township emergency officials said.
May 25, 2016 |
For nearly an hour, the only sounds emanating from the lacrosse field at Neumann University were the pitter-patter of raindrops and the clap of thunder. That is, however, until Archbishop Wood and Archbishop Carroll finally bounded noisily from the school's gymnasium adjacent the field, cheering their freedom after lightning caused a considerable delay. When play finally resumed, an hour and 41 minutes had lapsed, but Carroll's girls wasted no time claiming their 16th consecutive Catholic League championship with a 21-4 victory.
May 1, 2016 |
Seneca's Tyver Butler had spent a bit of time as a midfielder before high school, and he had a cup of coffee at the position as a sophomore. By nature, though, he's an attack. So his display over the last three games after switching to center midfield late in his senior season - 10 goals, including four in a 13-3 win over visiting Bishop Eustace on Friday night - is as much a testament to his guts as it is to his athleticism. "He actually came to me about this," said Seneca coach Rob Davidson.