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January 12, 2016 | By Jan Hefler, Staff Writer
A South Jersey riverfront town is planting historical markers along its streets, though the majority of sites being commemorated disappeared long ago. Such is the fate of historic structures that aren't preserved - in Delran Township, they will live on only in small blue signs. The township's 30-by-30-inch signs will have plenty of company. More than 81,000 markers worldwide have been photographed and cataloged on the Historical Marker Database website, which was created 10 years ago. J.J. Prats, the editor and publisher of the website (hmdb.org)
NEWS
January 7, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nervous about flying and airline safety? AirlineRatings.com released on Tuesday its annual survey of the world's 20 safest airlines for passenger travel. For the third year, the Australian airline Qantas topped the list of 407 airlines monitored. AirlineRatings.com, which began its annual listing in 2013, said Qantas is the world's oldest continuously operating airline and over its 95-year history has an "extraordinary record" with no recorded fatalities. The safety and product rating website looked at audits from aviation governing bodies, government audits, the airlines' fatality and incident records, and operational histories.
NEWS
January 7, 2016
BERWYN - The Tredyffrin/Easttown School District received top honors in the Niche.com rankings, based on statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and student and parent reviews in areas including academics, teacher quality, student life, and school resources. The district, which has eight schools, including Conestoga High School, received an A-plus in every category, save for an A in sports and fitness, and a B in student culture and diversity. It has an average graduation rate of 99 percent and SAT scores well above the national average, according to Niche.
BUSINESS
November 13, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Not all daily fantasy sports operators are gearing up to fight the industry's latest setback. Four smaller daily fantasy sports sites - TopLine Game Labs L.L.C., which operates fantasy site DailyMVP; DraftDay; DraftOps; and MondoGoal Trading Ltd., an international platform focused on soccer - told Bloomberg News they will stop letting users from New York enter their paid contests. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday ordered the two biggest daily fantasy sites, DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc., to cease operations in the state.
NEWS
November 4, 2015
HE LIED. We suspected as much, but now Philly boxer Yusaf Mack is outright admitting that he lied about being drugged into doing gay sex for a XXX-rated porn flick. "I was ashamed," the former champ told me yesterday. "I'm sorry for lying. I've always been curious. " By now, you've probably heard about Mack and the infamous "Holiday Hump'n" sex tape circulating that shows him engaging in a steamy threesome with two other hunky men. It's been the talk. Not just in Philly but nationwide.
SPORTS
October 23, 2015
THE INDEPENDENT league Camden Riversharks announced on their website on Wednesday that they were "ceasing operations immediately" after failing to come to an agreement with the Camden County Improvement Authority, a branch of the Camden County government that purchased Campbell's Field, the 15-year-old ballpark, in April for $3.5 million. "We would like to thank our partners and fans for supporting the club for 15 memorable seasons," read the statement on the team's website. "We did everything we could to keep affordable, family entertainment alive and well in Camden.
NEWS
October 6, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT, Daily News Staff Writer brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
COLLEGES AND universities in and around Philadelphia are bolstering police patrols today after federal agencies notified them of a threat made on an Internet post. The threat was posted Friday on 4chan, the same website that carried postings threatening a school in the "northwest" the day before nine people were slain at an Oregon college, a law-enforcement source with knowledge of the Philly threat confirmed to the Daily News yesterday. "This is only the beginning . . . " the Philly-area threat says.
BUSINESS
October 2, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker and Sam Wood, Inquirer Staff Writers
Philadelphia City Paper will appear in print for the last time next Thursday, Broad Street Media L.L.C., the publication's new owner, said Wednesday. Broad Street Media, of Cherry Hill, bought City Paper for an undisclosed price from SB New York Inc. and will consolidate City Paper's website with that of Philly Weekly, which is owned by a related company. "To have two papers in the city of Philadelphia like that made no sense," said Perry Corsetti, publisher of Broad Street Media.
NEWS
September 11, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
When Ray Fussell was growing up, Saddlertown's two streets were made of dirt. But for Fussell and others with roots in Haddon Township's historically black hamlet - started by former slave Joshua Saddler in 1842 - Beechwood and Rhoads Avenues were paved with gold. "All of the people up and down the block left their doors unlocked," recalls Fussell, 85, describing Saddlertown's close-knit, extended-family ambience. The gentlemanly retired technician is one of three Saddler descendants living in the tucked-away neighborhood off MacArthur Boulevard.
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