October 4, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA Trade unions have taken their dispute with developers Michael and Matthew Pestronk to a new level, producing a sleek documentary that accuses the brothers of safety and health violations at their signature project, the unfinished Goldtex building. The 20-minute documentary, unveiled Wednesday at a campaign-style event at the headquarters of electricians union Local 98, includes videos, photos, and interviews with two unidentified "undercover workers" at the job site, just north of Chinatown.
September 25, 2013 |
A rare major in-season NFL trade was consummated last week between two former Eagles executives when Joe Banner's Cleveland Browns dealt running back Trent Richardson to Ryan Grigson's Indianapolis Colts for a 2014 first-round pick. Banner, of course, is the former Eagles president. Grigson is the former Eagles college scouting director. Eagles general manager Howie Roseman worked alongside both and made trades with both. He also has made more trades than any NFL executive since he was promoted in 2010.
September 11, 2013 |
A development firm whose plan to build a World Trade Center in Philadelphia was squashed two years ago announced Monday that it would take the $700 million proposal to Camden's waterfront. Waterfront Renaissance Associates released a proposal today to erect the 2.3-million-square-foot Greater Philadelphia World Trade Center at the site of the demolished Riverfront State Prison. The now-vacant area would become a 16-acre center for international trade, technology development, retail, and housing in the struggling city, said Martin Schiffman, managing partner of WRA. "If you follow the history of the organization over 40 years, the primary goal is to increase commercial opportunities for particular areas through an increase in international trade," Schiffman said.
September 10, 2013 |
Lamont Peterson, then a champion, wobbled a few steps backward in May before crumpling into the Atlantic City ropes. The referee had seen enough, and Peterson's feeble attempt to rise from Lucas Matthysse's left hook was waived off. Matthysse, now one of boxing's hottest names, needed less than three rounds to show how swift his powerful fists could turn a champion into just another fighter. The 30-year-old Argentine is out for another big swing, one that will bring him bigger paydays, premier fights, and superstar status.
September 9, 2013 |
Standing in the Phillies dugout hours before Friday's game at Citizens Bank Park against the Atlanta Braves, pitching coach Rich Dubee made one of the least surprising announcements. Dubee said Phillies righthander Ethan Martin would be moved to the bullpen for the rest of the season and that Tyler Cloyd would take his place in the rotation. "His stuff has played phenomenally well the first time through a lineup," Dubee said. "Again, I don't know if it is because of fatigue, if he burns up too much energy, but his stuff shortens up the second and third time through.
September 3, 2013 |
CHICAGO - Forty minutes before midnight Saturday, Ruben Amaro Jr. thought Michael Young would be spending the final month of the season with the Phillies. "At about 11:20 Eastern, I thought the deal was dead . . . because we had not agreed on players," the Phillies general manager said. "And then it got revived. " Rob Rasmussen, a lefthander who was taken in the second round of the 2010 draft by the Florida Marlins, was the player who convinced Amaro to pull the trigger on the deal that sent Young to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
August 31, 2013 |
Tony Wroten is officially a 76er. The NBA approved the franchise's acquisition of the 6-foot-6 guard from the Memphis Grizzlies for a protected second-round pick Thursday. The pick is based on where the Sixers, who are expected to struggle, finish in the NBA standings. As a result, they basically surrendered nothing for the 2012 first-round selection. "He's a young player that's athletic that plays well in the open floor, that has an attacking mind-set," Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie said.
August 29, 2013 |
YESTERDAY, TATTLE told you that "The Help" director Tate Taylor was going to shoot a biopic of James Brown . Now he has his James Brown. And it's Jackie Robinson . According to the Los Angeles Times , Chadwick Boseman , who earlier this year integrated baseball in "42," has got a brand new bag. Also bringing Brown's story to the big screen are "Fair Game" screenwriters Jez and John-Henry Butterworth and producers Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger . More MTV VMA fallout That brief 'NSync one-song get-together at the VMAs is not a precursor to a reunion.