November 18, 2015 |
A CITY COUNCIL committee yesterday approved zoning legislation for a $450 million casino and hotel project in South Philadelphia, despite hours of testimony from Philadelphians and out-of-towners who alleged the developer practices racially discriminatory tactics reminiscent of the segregated south. During a five-hour hearing, officials from the Cordish Cos., of Baltimore, said that the charges were "trumped up" and that the company had never lost a discrimination lawsuit in its 105-year history.
November 1, 2015 |
BUFFALO - Despite the Flyers' entering Friday night's game with the Sabres ranked 25th out of the 30 NHL teams in goals per game, coach Dave Hakstol said after Friday's morning skate he wasn't that concerned with the 2.11 goals per game they had averaged in their first nine contests. "I don't think it's any different of an outlook than it was two months ago," Hakstol said. "I think we're confident in our group when we're doing things together in the right way. I feel very comfortable saying that we can be a team that's comfortable playing the lower-scoring, close, tight games and being solid and consistent through the 60 minutes.
October 23, 2015 |
In the opening game of his senior season at Clay High School near Jacksonville, Fla., Nolan Carroll II, one of the most highly-recruited wide receivers in the talent-rich state, caught a pass on a deep slant route, shook past an oncoming safety and took the ball some 60 yards for a touchdown. It was a good but unremarkable play in a 2004 high school game, and it is only worth mentioning now because Carroll, who converted to cornerback in college, intercepted an Eli Manning pass on Sunday and returned it for a touchdown.
October 21, 2015 |
Running in museums: Typically prohibited. Running in the Franklin Institute's recently renovated SportsZone : Totally encouraged. When the 3,600-square-foot, 21-interactive-activity, new-gym-smelling permanent exhibit reopens to the public Saturday, expect a long line for "Athletes in Action. " The 40-foot dash lets two visitors compete side-by-side against virtual versions of (choose one!) Eagles WR Jordan Matthews, wheelchair racer Tatyana McFadden, a marathon runner, a Paralympic sprinter or the comparatively slow yet surprisingly speedy (considering that tummy)
October 16, 2015 |
The Eagles have spent more than a decade preparing for games against Eli Manning. There have been different defensive players, different defensive coordinators - even different head coaches. But Manning remains the constant, and the Eagles must prepare for him this week while the 34-year-old New York Giants quarterback is playing at perhaps the highest level in his career. Manning won the NFC offensive player of the week after throwing for 441 yards and three touchdowns Sunday in a last-minute win over San Francisco.
October 9, 2015 |
CITY Councilman Bill Greenlee yesterday introduced legislation that would create a new city position of wage-theft coordinator to review and adjudicate employee complaints and to fine employers found to have broken the law. During the average week in Philadelphia, 36,400 low-wage workers are not paid minimum wage, 29,500 are not paid for all the overtime they are due and 28,200 aren't paid for off-the-clock work, according to a report from the...
September 24, 2015 |
Philadelphia City Council members are set to consider a request this month to allow a taller building than currently is permitted at the planned Hudson Hotel project site near Rittenhouse Square, a sign that the boutique lodging proposal is moving forward. Council's rules committee plans to vote next Wednesday on a proposal to change the zoning of the 15,180-square-foot site at 17th and Chancellor Streets to CMX-5, the city's highest-density designation. It's the first sign of progress on the project by local developer Chancellor Hotels since a neighborhood group cleared the plan in February.
September 19, 2015 |
In an assist to the shale-gas industry, the speaker of Pennsylvania's House said Thursday that Republicans will propose a "Keystone Energy Zone" to extend tax breaks to gas-hungry manufacturers. Rep. Mike Turzai (R., Allegheny), speaking on the final day of the Marcellus Shale Coalition's two-day conference in Philadelphia, disclosed the tax-break concept as a counterpoint to Gov. Wolf's plan to create a natural-gas severance tax. "Let's quit talking about this severance tax, and let's talk about how we improve usage," Turzai said during an onstage discussion with David J. Spigelmyer, the coalition's president, and K. Scott Roy, a Range Resources Corp.
August 27, 2015 |
First off, it's the "zone-read" and not the "read-option. " Chip Kelly made that point early in his tenure with the Eagles. "Zone-read is just one guy," Kelly said in November 2013. "You read the defensive end or whomever and keep it. If you're running read-option, you're pulling off of him and then you have a pitch-back. " The Eagles use the zone-read, although not nearly as much, Kelly has insisted, as many believe. It is a play that involves the quarterback in the shotgun, holding the ball in the basket of a running back with two hands and either handing off or keeping based on his read of an unblocked defender.