June 15, 2015 |
Joe Rooney, a Delta Air Lines pilot who is raising five kids in Abington Township, is about to get a higher tax bill, and he isn't particularly happy about it. "We are not bringing in enough money for the spending we are proposing," said Rooney, whose annual $3,922 property-tax bill on his Maple Avenue home stands to increase by $113 as of July 1. Rooney, who is running for school board, believes the Abington School District hasn't done enough...
June 14, 2015 |
What is it?: If you happen to be a particularly indecisive person - and even have trouble choosing between simple concepts like chocolate and vanilla or, say, strawberry and banana - Kohr Bros. Original Frozen Custard may be just the treat for you. Sure, your tongue is welcome to bask in the cool creaminess of just one flavor at a time at this longtime seashore staple. But Kohr Bros.' calling card just may be its nimbleness at twisting together its fluffy, frozen custard flavors in almost infinite combinations at the whim of whoever is on duty in a particular location the day you are there.
June 12, 2015 |
Another lost summer is in store for boaters in Mantua Creek, a lingering consequence of the November 2012 train derailment in Paulsboro. Marine traffic in the creek, which leads to the Delaware River, will continue to be stifled by bridge construction for nearly a year longer, according to a work update released by Conrail on Wednesday. The rail company - which is replacing the bridge at East Jefferson Street where the derailment and chemical spill occurred - announced it expected work on the new bridge's lift mechanism to be complete by April 1, 2016.
June 10, 2015 |
Radio 104.5 FM threw a summer block party three weeks before the official start of the season on Sunday at Festival Pier. It had all the makings of a good street fair. It was free (station fans had to register for tickets). There were cold brews, grilled food, party games like beer pong, and teens lying around in shorts. And there were cool kid-indie bands as the long afternoon's sound track. The Oxford, England, alt-rock unit A Silent Film was the headliner - a good, not entirely contagious act. Entering to the sound of swarming bees, military drum riffs, and the splintered synths of "Tomorrow," A Silent Film was reminiscent of Psychedelic Furs toward the end of the '80s - a spooky but overly slick brand of sinister new wave.
June 7, 2015 |
STONE HARBOR, N.J. - Pick-up basketball is a simple thing, you would think - a throwback pleasure where the interior play-by-play obscures whatever exterior reality might or might not measure up this season. You would think, then - first weekend back on the 96th Street courts, the net on one end torn and hanging like it's in some inner-city playground and not the toniest beach town this side of Amagansett - that the intrigue would be minimal, strategy irrelevant. And then you see big Charlie Naddaff, 57, 6-foot-10, drafted by the Indiana Pacers back in the day, sidle over to local Stone Harbor real estate dude Jack Binder, 33, by the fence.
June 4, 2015
YIKES! Bathing suit season is here! That's right, Memorial Day was the unofficial start of Summer Slim-Down 2015. But don't worry if you've skipped a few workouts or overindulged a little during the bone-chilling winter. The good news is, it's not too late, and it is never too late, to adopt a healthier lifestyle and shed a few excess pounds. So, this year, don't dread the summer. Instead, embrace it, along with the bathing suits, shorts, sundresses and sleeveless tops. The key to success is not to worry about where you are, but to focus on your target.
June 1, 2015
IT'S ALWAYS funny in Philadelphia - and especially so this August when king of comedy Jerry Seinfeld and fresh prince Kevin Hart both perform locally. Seinfeld is at the intimate Borgata Event Center in Atlantic City for two nights, with 2,400 high rollers in attendance per night. Tickets start at $95 (list) and soar into the stratosphere ($700-plus) at reseller sites. White-hot Hart plays the Linc - as in, the football stadium. He's the first comic ever to headline an NFL venue, this one with a 68,000-seat capacity.
June 1, 2015 |
WHEN IT comes to local theater, "summer season" is something of a misnomer. That's because the prior year's "season," in this case the 2014-15 theater season, often wraps by late June as companies and theaters wind down to gear up for the next season's fall presentations. But there are still plenty of noteworthy productions to catch up on - "The Lion King" and "Memphis" are the two big, ongoing musical attractions - and a handful of summer openings ahead. As for star power, the warm weather isn't bringing much our way . . . other than first-season "American Idol" runner-up Justin Guarini.