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  • Lower Saucon moves forward with plans for playground
    Polk Valley Park will soon sport a new playground. The Lower Saucon Township Council April 16 approved plans for a new playground in the amount of $53,413.63. The playground will include a swing set…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 11:38 PM ::
  • Grocery mishap leads to stolen vehicle, police chase
    A Minersville man was arrested Tuesday after leading police on a car chase that began in the parking lot of the King's Village Shopping Center parking lot in Norwegian Township, Schuylkill County. Ac…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 11:27 PM ::
  • Police: Reading man admits to burglarizing three churches
    Disbelief in the house of God; pastors in Reading and Mount Penn say they were stunned when their churches were burglarized. When I saw it I was appalled. Breaking into any place is bad enough, but s…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 11:19 PM ::
  • Officials working to get new street lights in Reading neighborhood
    There appears to be light at the end of the tunnel for frustrated residents in one Reading community. Neighbors in the Wyomissing Park section of the city told 69 News a few weeks ago that they felt…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 11:19 PM ::
  • Injuries reported in accident involving school bus near Kutztown
    First responders rushed to the scene of a two vehicle accident involving a school bus on Route 222 in Richmond Township on Wednesday afternoon. When they arrived, they found 23 students on board, man…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:52 PM ::
  • Liberty High School students dismissed following lock down
    Liberty High School students were finally dismissed around 4:15 p.m. after the school was locked down for most of Wednesday afternoon following a report of three gunmen entering the school, which off…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:45 PM ::
  • South Whitehall Twp. Commissioners OK $3M line of credit
    The South Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners approved a $3 million line of credit to fund upcoming and potential capital projects during Wednesday night's meeting. The vote was 3-0.The potenti…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:10 PM ::
  • Bethlehem City Council briefed on Liberty H.S. emergency response
    Bethlehem City Council was briefed during Wednesday night's agenda meeting on the performance of first responders who raced to Liberty High School and placed it on lock down following a report of thr…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 09:54 PM ::
  • Phillipsburg man faces charges of sexual assault of a juvenile male
    A Phillipsburg man was arrested Wednesday on charges of sexual assault of a juvenile in Morris County. Barry Miller, 42, allegedly assaulted a male between the ages of 13 and 14 from Feb. 1996 throug…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 08:35 PM ::
  • Train cars up-righted after accident
    How do you move a 240,000 pound train car? It's a question engineers had to answer after a Saturday train derailment in upper Northampton County.That answer includes giant pulleys hooked to four gian…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 07:40 PM ::



  • Corbett: Never made a decision on Phila. sting case
    Gov. Corbett and his successor as the state's top prosecutor on Tuesday said it was inaccurate for Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane to suggest that they decided not to pursue charges in the sting inv…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 09:58 AM ::
  • Poll indicates unhappiness with SRC, Corbett's positions on education
    Most Philadelphia voters disagree with the way the School Reform Commission is handling its responsibilities. They're dissatisfied with Gov. Corbett's positions on public education.Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 05:45 AM ::
  • Boston marks anniversary of bombings
    BOSTON - Solemn but resolute, this city marked the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings Tuesday by remembering the dead and wounded, acclaiming the heroism of first responders, and celebr…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 05:39 AM ::
  • Ukraine sends troops to face Russian sympathizers
    DONETSK, Ukraine - The Ukrainian military on Tuesday secured an airfield threatened by Russian sympathizers, signaling the start of a campaign to counter militants who have stormed official buildings…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 05:39 AM ::
    A closer look at the results of the education poll. See graphic, A7.Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:33 AM ::
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  • Festival seeks to light up the night in Camden
    The lights of restaurants and bars burn long after the sun has gone down, but streets elsewhere in Camden become eerily empty and quiet. Parks close, and neighborhoods stand still.Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 11:38 PM ::
  • Man killed outside nightclub near Penn campus
    A West Philadelphia man was killed outside a nightclub near the University of Pennsylvania campus early Tuesday, police said. Patrol officers from the 18th District and Penn police responded to a repo…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:34 AM ::
  • Inn trouble: Punks taking advantage of Bucks motel
    Police and other sources say the Neshaminy Inn is being victimized by criminals looking for a cheap getaway.Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:30 AM ::
  • Kevin Grow to be honored for inspiring basketball feats
    BUCKS COUNTY Kevin Grow to be honored for his basketball feats LEVITTOWN The Bucks County commissioners will open their bi-monthly meeting Wednesday morning by honoring Kevin Grow, the Bensalem teenag…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:14 AM ::
  • Corbett: Never made a decision on Phila. sting case
    Gov. Corbett and his successor as the state's top prosecutor on Tuesday said it was inaccurate for Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane to suggest that they decided not to pursue charges in the sting inv…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 09:58 AM ::
  • Obamacare deadline enlivens volunteer offices
    Like sands through the hourglass, so passed the last minutes to enroll in Obamacare - with an extension. And since the government had decreed that Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. was the final, no-joke, we real…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 09:52 AM ::
  • Cops: Pair sexually assaulted woman for hours
    Home-invasion in Northeast leads to robbery, assault.Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 09:39 AM ::
  • Chesco Register of Wills to make house calls
    CHESTER COUNTY Register of Wills Office to make house calls to help the ill WEST CHESTER The Chester County Register of Wills Office is now making house calls.Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 09:36 AM ::
  • Upper Darby residents are invited to have coffee with a cop
    DELAWARE COUNTY Residents invited for 'Coffee With a Cop' at Upper Darby McDonald's UPPER DARBY Upper Darby police are inviting residents to sit down for a free cup of coffee Wednesday and chat.Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 09:34 AM ::
  • Getting homeless back on track with apartments
    Victor Anderson was a mess for two decades. He was not even himself. He went by Kenny, the Homeless Street Entertainer. I would tell jokes, give out knowledge and stuff, he said, pocketing change for…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 09:34 AM ::


Delco Times

  • Desante's homer powers Stanley Kup to win
    Frank Desante picked out a pitch he liked and drove it over the fence for a three-run home run, Scott Downs batted 3-for-4 with three RBIs and Paul Craskey kept the Terry's Too hitters off balance Wed…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 11:33 PM ::
  • Incident involving Chester cop, female investigated
    A probe is under way by the Delaware County Special Investigations Unit into an altercation between a Chester police officer and a female over the weekend, Chester Police Commissioner Joseph Bail Jr.…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 11:28 PM ::
  • Apple Pie Day Care raising funds for toddler's funeral
    CHESTER - When Denisha Myers heard that one of her students had died in a tragic car accident on Saturday, she felt compelled to help. Karder Hardy, 4, was a student in Myers' class at Apple Pie Day C…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 11:21 PM ::
  • Union's loss to Red Bulls leaves Hackworth perplexed
    HARRISON, N.J. - The word of the day for John Hackworth Wednesday was baffling. A close second, much to the Philadelphia Union manager's chagrin, was breakdown.Those terms told the story of the Union'…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:28 PM ::
  • Upper Darby police chat it up over coffee
    UPPER DARBY - Township police brewed up a big pot of goodwill Wednesday at McDonald's for a meet and greet with citizens.The Coffee with a Cop program drew children off from school for spring break, t…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:18 PM ::
  • Haveford Twp. School District eyes services amid Autism Awareness Month
    HAVERFORD - First-grade students Jason LaRosa, Billy Greco and Dylan Greco presented school officials with autism awareness ribbons at a recent school board meeting. Jessica Gondek, coordinator of ele…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:10 PM ::
  • Sound Off for Thursday, April 17, 2014
    SLOW DOWN IN CLIFTONTo the speeders on East Washington Avenue in Clifton Heights, remember that there are children on that road and a 25 mph speed limit. It's not just there to avoid the light at Spri…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:07 PM ::
  • Chester Twp. sets trash pickup
    CHESTER TOWNSHIP - Councilman Calvin Bernard announced that summer trash pickup will be collected on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning in May. He added that the township road inspection was completed a…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:06 PM ::
  • Middletown road repair funds
    MIDDLETOWN - Council unanimously authorized the township to apply for supplemental county liquid fuels aid to repair its pothole-damaged roads. Township Manager Bruce Clark noted Delaware County Counc…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:03 PM ::
  • Bethel looks to fill parks and rec seat
    BETHEL - Supervisors recently accepted the resignation of Wendy Roberts from the parks and recreation committee.Roberts was recently appointed as judge in Magisterial District 32-2-49, which includes…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:00 PM ::


Courier Times

Bucks Local News


Times Herald

  • Sixers' season ends in a win, but rebuild effort will remain
    MIAMI - The 76ers' experiment, every last game of it, is over. The foundation, in theory, is set. The basement floor, unquestionably, was reached.The result of Wednesday's game shared a common thread…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:40 PM ::
  • Union backers, anti-drilling advocates clash over Occidental project at Carson meeting
    Supporters of Occidental Petroleum Corp.'s proposed oil-and-gas drilling project in Carson made their largest showing yet at a City Council meeting this week, wearing Jobs for Carson buttons and holdi…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:28 PM ::
  • DWP shutting off power again as billing problems improve
    Claiming they have fixed serious billing problems, officials at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said this week they resumed shutting off electricity to delinquent ratepayers.The City Cou…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:28 PM ::
  • Port truck drivers file complaint over working conditions
    LONG BEACH >> Port truck drivers who ferry goods from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for Total Transportation Services Inc. today will urge the Port of Los Angeles to address what they conten…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:28 PM ::
  • Ring leader in Comcast scam pleads guilty
    COURTHOUSE - The man dubbed as the ring leader in a scam that lowered monthly bills for customers but cost Comcast over $2 million between April 2011 and August 2012 pleaded guilty to running the orga…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:11 PM ::
  • Lee fans 13, but Phillies fall to Braves
    PHILADELPHIA - Leave it to a guy nicknamed after a polar bear to beat the chilly weather, Cliff Lee and the Phillies Thursday night.Evan Gattis, a.k.a. El Oso Blanco, had four hits, including a toweri…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:11 PM ::
  • PHILLIES: Sandberg using off days to keep bench up to speed
    PHILADELPHIA - Ryne Sandberg wants to give Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins ample days off to preserve the veterans for the long haul.It doesn't mean he's going to pull them out of the lineup when they a…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 09:52 PM ::
  • Conshohocken council postpones demolition award for Verizon building
    CONSHOHOCKEN - Borough council was unable to award a bid for demolition of the borough-owned, Verizon building Wednesday night because there were questions about the apparent low bid. The four bids on…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 08:23 PM ::
  • Four Seasons Banquet Hall in Norristown closes
    NORRISTOWN - The Four Seasons Banquet Hall, a popular Sandy Hill venue for countless bridal fairs, wedding receptions and awards banquets, has suddenly closed.A document issued by the Court of Common…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 07:50 PM ::
  • Fort Washington man returning to run Boston Marathon
    Fourteen minutes after Vince Varallo and his wife left the finish line area of the 2013 Boston Marathon, the bombs went off.We were driving back to the hotel, my wife was driving and my phone rang, to…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 07:24 PM ::



Phila Business Journal

Inquirer Business

  • Townhouse project at Mt. Sinai site may start soon
    Construction of townhouses at the site of the long-vacant Mount Sinai Hospital in South Philadelphia could begin in the next few weeks, now that the city Zoning Board of Adjustment has given its appro…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 08:16 AM ::
  • Philadelphia U. hosts academics discussing luxury
    They wallowed in luxury at Philadelphia University this week: Hermes, Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Rolls-Royce. As academics are want to do, they wrestled with what it is, how it is acquired,…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 08:10 AM ::
  • Makeover is coming for PATCO stations
    PATCO, the troubled commuter rail line between Center City and South Jersey, is about to get a major makeover. Up-to-date train information will be displayed on variable message signs and flat-screen…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 08:07 AM ::
  • Drilling in Pa. forests: 'Impacts and trade-offs'
    About 1,486 acres of Pennsylvania state forest land has been converted to roads, pipelines, and well pads for Marcellus Shale natural gas development, according to a state monitoring report that will…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 06:44 AM ::
  • Katz also vows to bid at least $77 million for papers
    WILMINGTON - Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz testified Tuesday that he would bid at least $77 million for the newspaper's parent company, and an attorney for its largest employee union said the union's n…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 05:26 AM ::
  • Business news in brief
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  • PhillyDeals: April 15 gives local accountants happy feet
    Jane Scaccetti, a certified public accountant, the well-connected chair of Temple Health System, a director of Pep Boys, and ex-wife of State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo, dances in front of City Hall.Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:33 AM ::
  • Hospitals sue Medicare over 'two-nights' rule
    The Einstein Healthcare Network joined in two civil lawsuits against Medicare administrators alleging that a new rule on what qualifies as an inpatient hospital admission is arbitrary and should be dr…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:33 AM ::
  • Comcast lists top officers' salaries
    Comcast Corp. boosted the compensation for top executive Brian L. Roberts 8 percent in 2013, to $31.4 million, the company said in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 09:52 PM ::
  • City real estate continues to have 'fits and starts'
    First-quarter average home values in Philadelphia declined 4 percent from the last three months of 2013 as the city's real estate market recovery continued to experience fits and starts, economist Kev…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:02 AM ::


Legal News

Tort Talk


Drug and Device Law

  • Déjà Vu to You Too
                We sometimes read decisions and think we must have already read the same decision under a different caption.  Critical as we are, we might even give a moment’s thought to the possibility t…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 07:36 PM ::
  • Mixed Reasoning and Wrongful Conception
    Way back in law school our moot court topic involved allegations of “wrongful birth” or “wrongful conception.”  The plaintiffs alleged that a doctor failed to detect a catastrophic birth defect, thus…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 09:55 AM ::
  • Summary Judgment Decision for the Defense in the Propoxyphene Litigation References the Rejection of Market-Share Liability in the DES Litigation
    A recent decision in the propoxyphene litigation – Schiller v. Eli Lilly & Co., No. 2:12-247-DCR (E.D. Ky. Apr. 7, 2014) – confirms a now basic premise of product liability law: if you claim to have…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 05:36 PM ::
  • Breaking News: Proposal to Amend Federal Rules Finalized
    The so-called “Duke Subcommittee” today finalized and voted on its version of proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.  These amendments include those we’ve blogged about before, m…Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 03:17 PM ::
  • Hip Order on Preemption Plays a Sour Note
    The district court’s express preemption ruling in Simoneau v. Stryker, Corp., No. 3:13-CV-1200, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43137 (D. Conn. Mar. 31, 2014), reminds us of the piano we learned to play on as a…Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 08:00 AM ::
  • S.D. Ohio Blasts Med-Mal/Product Liability RICO Case
    This post discusses an Infuse case and therefore, is from the non-Reed Smith side of the blog only. “Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?”  Those are the last words uttered by the gangster in Lit…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 03:03 PM ::
  • An Infusion of Infuse
                This post is from the non-Reed Smith side of the blog only.            Since September we’ve been bringing you news from the Infuse litigation on about a monthly basis.  The overwhelming…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 03:02 PM ::
  • Breaking News: Summary Judgment Granted in Infuse Case
    This post is from the non-Reed Smith side of the blog.            We’ve been updating you regularly on the equally regular dismissal of the majority of claims in the Infuse litigation on the grounds…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 03:02 PM ::
  • The Perils of Letting Regulatory Experts Run Wild
    Although Czimmer v. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 2014 WL 1335511 (Pa. C.P. Philadelphia Co. Jan. 2, 2014), was decided several months ago, we only became aware of it (because of our ongoing automati…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 02:58 PM ::
  • A Good Daubert Ruling in Any Language
    Our two favorite television shows occasionally force us to follow subtitles while a character is speaking a harsh (to our ears, anyway) foreign language.  In The Americans, the spies in the Russian em…Wed, 9 Apr 2014, 07:30 AM ::


Philly Record

  • CITY HALL SAM: Wolf-Stack Ticket Looms On Horizon
    STATE REP. ED NEILSON was the MC at the National College Democratic Convention held at Temple University. Most local politicians were not aware of Neilson’s connection to the youthful Democrats but he…Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 01:46 PM ::
  • ELEPHANT CORNER: Schwartz Joins The Air War
    The herd was wondering when ALLYSON SCHWARTZ was going to take to the airways. She lagged well behind businessman TOM WOLF and even STATE TREASURER ROB McCORD, who more recently found television. Her…Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 01:24 PM ::
  • THE WAFFLEMAN: What’s Wrong With Margarine
    Yo! Here we go again with this request – pass the butter, please. This is interesting. Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all t…Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 01:14 PM ::
  • 6 Serious Ward Fights Enliven City Primary
    BY TONY WEST/ Midway through the most-intense struggles for control of Democratic wards in recent memory, some skirmishes have been settled while the outlines of the major battles are clearer. Ward le…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 12:13 PM ::
  • Pols On The Street: First Raise For Election Board Workers
    BY JOE SHAHEELI/ The minimum 14-hour stint facing election board members will feel a bit easier with the news City Commissioners have approved a modest pay increase for election-board training. This w…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 11:55 AM ::
  • CORYELL NAILS IT! Carpenters Expand To 5 States; $150M Paid Pensioners Yearly
    One of Philadelphia’s major trade unions went through a name change Jan. 6 of this year. As a result, the Metropolitan Regional Council of Philadelphia & Vicinity had to drop “Philadelphia & Vicinity”…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 11:43 AM ::
    BOYLE’S PRISONER TRANSPORT VEHICLE BILL PASSES HOUSE Legislation written by State Rep. Kevin Boyle (D-Northeast) has passed the State House. It gives emergency-vehicle designation to Philadelphia Pris…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 11:23 AM ::
  • Updated Apr. 10th
    Apr. 11- Joe DeFelice holds Benefit for Annie Havey at United Republican Cl., 3156 Frankford Ave., 7-10 p.m. Tickets $40. Beer, wine, soda & food. State Rep. John Taylor bartends. For info (215) 561-0…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 10:08 AM ::
  • CITY HALL SAM: Who Is Brendan Boyle’s Mystery Foe?
    Who is the mysterious challenger of STATE REP. BRENDAN BOYLE’S nominating petitions? Boyle, who is unchallenged for reelection to his seat in the state legislature, received a challenge to his nominat…Fri, 4 Apr 2014, 11:20 AM ::
  • WALKING THE BEAT: Bad Witnesses Make Bad Cases
    It has been called a sting. Others say ALI-GATE. After a week of blasting the State Attorney General, media rarely mentioned Ali in depth. After that hell week finally came an in-depth feature on the…Fri, 4 Apr 2014, 10:53 AM ::








  • Phils fall short despite Lee's complete-game effort
    The Phillies were unable to hand Cliff Lee any run support as they fell, 1-0, Wednesday on a night in which both starters went the distance. Lee struck out 13 batters, but surrendered a home run.Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 11:30 PM ::
  • Phils have belated celebration for Robinson
    The Phillies celebrated Jackie Robinson Day on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park after Tuesday's game had to be postponed because of rain.Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 08:45 PM ::
  • Papelbon, bullpen shake off early struggles
    Jonathan Papelbon said a key for the Phillies bullpen is to learn from their failures. As Philadelphia's veteran anchor, he is trying to teach the younger members of the 'pen to study their mistakes a…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 06:19 PM ::
  • Hamels getting closer to rejoining rotation
    Cole Hamels could return to the Phillies rotation next week, provided everything goes well with his scheduled Minor League rehab start on Thursday.Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 06:19 PM ::
  • Dominant Giles still working on secondary pitches
    Phillies' Minor League reliever Ken Giles is off to an impressive start with Double-A Reading, but the organization would like to see the hard-throwing right-hander improve his control of his secondar…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 06:19 PM ::
  • Braves-Phils washed out by rain
    The Phillies postponed Tuesday's game against the Braves at Citizens Bank Park because of rain.Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 05:41 PM ::
  • Phillies' bullpen slammed in loss to Braves
    The Phillies scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth to take a one-run lead against the Braves, only to watch Jake Diekman load the bases with no outs in the ninth before he allowed a game-winnin…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 01:45 AM ::
  • Phillies vindicated on incorrect review call
    The Phillies were on the wrong side of a review regarding Major League Baseball's new rule on home-plate collisions during Sunday's 4-3 victory over the Marlins, and the league informed manager Ryne S…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 08:33 PM ::
  • Sandberg sticks with hot hand in Gwynn
    Ryne Sandberg is sticking with the hot hand in center field and at the top of the lineup, which happens to be Tony Gwynn Jr. Gwynn made his fourth straight start on Monday in place of Ben Revere.Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 06:42 PM ::
  • Despite hernia, Burnett plans to keep pitching
    A.J. Burnett will need surgery at some point, but he plans to pitch the rest of the season with an inguinal hernia. He received a cortisone injection on Monday and is set to start on Wednesday.Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 06:39 PM ::


The 700 Level


Crossing Broad

  • Facebook Put Together the Most Terrible Hockey Fandom Map You Could Imagine
    A few weeks ago, Facebook released a Major League Baseball fandom map based on likes and location data that Mark Zuckerberg stores in a jar and either masturbates to or sells to the NSA. It, the map,…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 03:32 PM ::
  • DeSean Jaccson Owes Drew Rosenhaus $516,415
    AND HOW’S YOUR WEDNESDAY?! First told you last year that DeSean Jaccson reportedly owed Drew Rosenhaus nearly half a mil. From Yahoo (June, 2013): NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus has filed a grievance agains…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 02:21 PM ::
  • UPDATE: Steve Mason, Not Looking Good for Game 1
    Steve Mason was supposed to practice today and increase his workload from the mere 15 minutes he spent on-ice yesterday. But nope. No Mason, according to the scriptuals in attendance. Ray Emery and Ca…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:46 AM ::
  • Keith Olbermann Jokes That Flyers Fan Cawnt Reid
    Keith Olbermann named the Flyers’ social media person his Worst Person in the Sports World last night for their unfriend your Rangers fan friends campaign (which I thought was delightfully endearing*)…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 08:27 AM ::
  • Evgeni Malkin Ball-Tapping Sidney Crosby is Oxymoronic
    This comes via the folks at Pens Blog, who spotted Evgeni Malkin hitting Sidney Crosby in a spot that most hockey players carry their manhood during a jersey ceremony on Sunday. Assuming this didn’t r…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 08:00 PM ::
  • Play in Draft Street’s Two-Night Only Playoff Fantasy League for a Chance to Win $5,000
    Hello. There is money to win. Our friends at Draft Street, for the first time that I can remember, are offering up a two-night(!) only fantasy league with $20,000 in prizes for the start of the playof…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 04:25 PM ::
  • Steve Mason May Not Be Ready for Game 1
    It wouldn’t be springtime in Philly if were weren’t talking about who will play goal in [insert Flyers playoff game]. This time, however, the discussion isn’t about who’s more deserving, it’s about St…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 03:45 PM ::
  • The Flyers Have Signed Frozen Four MVP Shayne Gostisbehere to an Entry-Level Contract
    The Flyers have signed 2012 third round draft pick defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere (I’m never going to be able to spell that, so Ghost it is) to an entry-level contract. Ghost, who is 20, was the MVP o…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 01:26 PM ::

Philly Sports Central

  • Phillies 2014 Minor League Season Preview
    Minor league season has been underway since Thursday, and with the state of the Phillies, it’s probably time for people to be acclimated with some of the minor leaguers.  For better or worse, these ar…Mon, 7 Apr 2014, 10:01 PM ::
  • 2014 Phillies Top 30 Prospects Countdown: 1-10
    In the final third of the list, the top three prospects are actually a really strong start to a system.  They’re almost consensus top 100 players in the industry, which is the best representation they…Wed, 19 Mar 2014, 01:29 AM ::
  • 2014 Phillies Top 30 Prospects Countdown: 11-20
    In the middle portion of this year’s top 30, there was something that surprised me: there’s actually some talent.  Unfortunately, much of it has been impacted by serious injuries, and those players ma…Tue, 4 Mar 2014, 10:34 PM ::
  • 2014 Phillies Top 30 Prospects Countdown: 21-30
    We’re now two and a half years since the Phillies acquired Hunter Pence, and the farm system has still not recovered to the level it was once at.  After missing the playoffs two straight years, and fr…Sun, 23 Feb 2014, 05:23 PM ::
  • Phillies Prospects: 2013 Arizona Fall League Wrap-Up
    Last week, the Arizona Fall League wrapped up its 2013 season.  Unlike last year, Phillies players did not win the AFL Championship or even play in it.  In fact, they weren’t even close.  Peoria finis…Mon, 18 Nov 2013, 08:38 PM ::
  • Phillies Prospects: Baseball America’s League Top 10 Wrap-up
    Over the past month, Baseball America has been rolling out their top 20 prospect by minor league lists.  Their top 10 and 30 lists by organization always get more attention, but in a way, the top 20 l…Thu, 24 Oct 2013, 10:36 PM ::
  • Phillies: Potential Prospect Help In 2014
    After another unsuccessful season, the Phillies will start looking toward 2014.  There isn’t enough money to address their many needs in free agency, so they’ll have to see if they can produce some of…Tue, 1 Oct 2013, 10:40 PM ::
  • Phillies Minor Leagues 2013 – Post-season injury updates
    It was a rough year for some prospects in the organization.  Nine players in my top 30 list entering the season were affected by injuries, many of them closer to the top of the list.  Every organizati…Fri, 20 Sep 2013, 09:37 PM ::

Free Press

Philadelphia Weekly

  • PW's Year of Beer: Bell’s Oberon
    We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at For…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 02:33 PM ::
  • Foisting Food Fads on Fido
    Despite what you’ve heard, and regardless of the wheat-free diet you may be considering, you probably have no physiological problem processing gluten. Celiac disease, which affects approximately 1 per…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 02:12 PM ::
  • Diva Death Match: Miley Cyrus vs. Cher
    It’s been a solid five months since PW last pitted some divas at each other’s throats. It doesn’t take much: dropping a record or sharing separate city stages on the same night or in the same week, ma…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 02:12 PM ::
  • Genevieve Spoils Everything: Romance with an AI—always tricky
    Cinema’s relationship with technology is complicated. Though the high tech of the moment makes for a snazzy narrative (at least until the cell phones get dated)—it brings with it a healthy veneer of s…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 02:12 PM ::
  • Disney's nature film 'Bears': a single-mom story with fur
    The logline: a heartwarming Disney adventure about a single mother raising two kids, who has to work hard to keep them safe and fed while dodging domineering males and common criminals. The setting: r…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 02:11 PM ::
  • Paul Bettany steals show from Johnny Depp in 'Transcendence'
    On paper, Transcendence has everything it needs to be a solid technothriller. First-time director Wally Pfister is a longtime cinematographer; his work with Christopher Nolan on the Batman trilogy and…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 02:11 PM ::
  • Animal-welfare crusader Tara Loller works to stop puppy mills
    Philadelphia resident and noted animal lover Tara Loller works as the policy implementation manager for the Humane Society of the United States’s Puppy Mills Campaign; more to the point, she’s dedicat…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 02:10 PM ::
  • Could you cut it as a dog? Try eating their food
    The following conversation is quoted verbatim from a transcipt recorded Thursday, April 3, 2014, in the Philadelphia Weekly conference room, where a team of writers and editors gathered to taste-test…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 02:10 PM ::
  • Meet Ming, Fishtown's three-legged neighborhood cat
    Louise spent a year swearing Ming wasn’t hers. It was four years ago, and the Tyler School of Art graduate was fostering the then-8-month-old black cat at the home/studio she rented on Letterly Street…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 02:10 PM ::
  • Photographer Dustin Fenstermacher takes cats & spring break seriously
    There’s something very early-Annie-Leibovitz about Philadelphia’s photographer Dustin Fenstermacher; a name some people don’t believe is real. It is. With his recognizable editorial, portrait and docu…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 02:09 PM ::


PW Arts & Culture

  • Photographer Dustin Fenstermacher takes cats & spring break seriously
    There’s something very early-Annie-Leibovitz about Philadelphia’s photographer Dustin Fenstermacher; a name some people don’t believe is real. It is. With his recognizable editorial, portrait and docu…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 02:09 PM ::
  • Calendar: April 16-23
    Wednesday, April 16 FOOD Fair Foods Fair Temple University’s Fair Foods Fair features guest speakers, samples of delicious fresh foods, food trucks and more. This is a great opportunity for the commun…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 07:40 PM ::
  • PW's Weekend Picks: April 11-13
    Friday, April 11 MUSIC Work Drugs It’s pretty exciting to see so many area bands putting out big records this year. We got new ones from the War on Drugs and Nothing and have Pattern Is Movement and S…Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 04:27 PM ::
  • Chekhov gets a modern update, two times over
    Since late March, the spectacular Russian playwright Anton Chekhov has gotten a contemporary reboot via two productions seeking to update the 19th-century dramatist for the 21st century. In Old City,…Wed, 9 Apr 2014, 10:55 AM ::
  • Calendar: April 9-16
    Wednesday, April 9 EXHIBIT Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello On the corner of 7th and Market streets stands a colonial Georgian brick house that most of us walk right by without even noticing. It was…Tue, 8 Apr 2014, 04:06 PM ::
  • PW's Weekend Picks: April 4-6
    Friday, April 4 MUSIC H.R. (of Bad Brains) Back in 1977, seminal hardcore punk band Bad Brains first fired up its engines in Washington D.C., leaving a deeply-embedded skidmark on a generation with it…Fri, 4 Apr 2014, 11:52 AM ::
  • Laverne Cox at QPenn: Ain’t I a woman?
    RuPaul’s Drag Race and its iconic host have caught a fair share of shade over some questionable language choices: most notably, each show’s “You’ve got she-mail!” announcement and “Tranny Chaser,” the…Wed, 2 Apr 2014, 12:20 PM ::
  • 10 Can’t-Miss Happenings at Philly Tech Week
    This is your chance to play giant-sized Tetris on the side of the Cira Centre—plus normal-sized games from local developers like Cipher Prime. City Council Hearing on the Creative Class Discussion: Ho…Wed, 2 Apr 2014, 10:52 AM ::
  • Calendar: April 2-9
    Wednesday, April 2 SCEEEN Angry Planet: Volcanoes Peter Rowe, Canadian director and producer of the Angry Planet series, screens his newest feature-length film. Rowe has captured stunning images of ac…Tue, 1 Apr 2014, 06:11 PM ::
  • PW's Weekend Picks: March 28-30
    Friday, March 28 SCREEN Flaherty on the Road Aside from being a creative genius, documentary film pioneer Robert Flaherty sure knew how to pick a bride. Not only did his beloved Frances contribute to…Fri, 28 Mar 2014, 01:09 PM ::


NewsWorks Arts & Culture

University Life

University of Pennsylvania


Drexel University


Temple University

  • Near tall buildings, high winds
    Recent construction around Main Campus causes wind tunnel effect.The article Near tall buildings, high winds by Logan Beck appeared first on The Temple News.Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 07:30 AM ::
  • Reminiscient of last year, another off-campus death
    Despite absence of Spring Fling, arrests and tragedy remain. The article Reminiscient of last year, another off-campus death by John Moritz appeared first on The Temple News.Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 07:10 AM ::
  • With lack of Spring Fling, new events compete
    Off-campus block party draws hundreds of students to Park Avenue. The article With lack of Spring Fling, new events compete by Andrew Thayer appeared first on The Temple News.Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 07:00 AM ::
  • TU Believe wins amid low turnout
    Junior Ray Smeriglio was voted last week as the next student body president. The article TU Believe wins amid low turnout by Joe Gilbride appeared first on The Temple News.Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 03:10 AM ::
  • Local nonprofit fighting to maintain funding
    After bureaucratic shift, the Women’s Christian Alliance is forced to restructure funding. The article Local nonprofit fighting to maintain funding by Erin Edinger-Turoff appeared first on The Temple…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 02:10 AM ::
  • Owls on the Hill Day cut due to scheduling conflict in capitol
    To replace lobbying trip, administrators ask supporters to send letters to state reps. The article Owls on the Hill Day cut due to scheduling conflict in capitol by Marcus McCarthy appeared first on T…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 01:10 AM ::
  • Follow attacks, changes to security
    TSG, administrators say campus police will expand patrol zone, improve building security. The article Follow attacks, changes to security by Joe Gilbride appeared first on The Temple News.Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 12:10 AM ::
  • Markers in Alzheimer’s focus of research
    Researchs look at subjects’ blood to find risk of developing Alzheimer’s in later life. The article Markers in Alzheimer’s focus of research by Logan Beck appeared first on The Temple News.Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 11:11 PM ::
  • Trustees hold committee on finances
    The executive session voted to take advantage of exchange rate to pay debts.The article Trustees hold committee on finances by Patrick McCarthy appeared first on The Temple News.Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 08:27 PM ::
  • Guest lecture presents historic Nazi ties among Ukrainian nationalists
    John-Paul Himka was invited to Main Campus by the Temple Slavic Association to present his research. The article Guest lecture presents historic Nazi ties among Ukrainian nationalists by Claire Sasko…Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 05:36 PM ::



Geekadelphia - Tech

Technically Philly

City Life


Philadelphia Speaks

  • Fun With Maps: All the Gov't-Owned Property in Philadelphia
    How it was put together: New Fun Map For You: All the Government-Owned Property in Philadelphia |PDQ...Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 09:59 PM ::
  • Sewing/Quilting Table $100
    Hi. I got this table about 2 yrs ago. It's great is a little discolored from the sun but it cost me nearly $300. I'm asking $100. It looks...Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 06:54 PM ::
  • Christina Sankey: The death no one cares about
    ---Quote--- IF CHRISTINA SANKEY had been an angel-faced toddler when she went missing, we might know by now how she wound up dead, half-naked and...Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 06:49 PM ::
  • Singer Futura CE-250 Embroidery Machine - $800
    I have a Singer Futura CE-250 Embroidery Machine. I bought it from HSN. It is in it's original box, comes with a lot of software all cables etc......Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 06:31 PM ::
  • History of the Toynbee Tiles
    Monday, April 28 at 6:00 PM Whitman Branch (Free Library of Philadelphia) 200 Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148 Join Colin Smith...Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 03:18 PM ::
  • Free Mattress Removal
    Does anyone know of a company that offers free mattress/box spring removal if you put it out on the sidewalk?Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 02:40 PM ::
  • Refreshing interior marble threshhold
    I've got a marble threshhold between my foyer and my living room that over time has been pretty beat up. I don't expect it to be restored to...Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:03 PM ::
  • I may be moving to the - gulp - burbs.
    Hi Guys. I found a place in my price range with everything I need close to transport etc. in Narberth. so i may be moving there. If so this...Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 12:33 PM ::
  • The Isle apartments
    Was out in manayunk last weekend and thought I saw a sign for something called isle apartments. is there a enw apartment development in manayunk? I...Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 12:10 PM ::
  • Donald Rumsfeld: Confused About Taxes
    Every year on Tax Day, Rumsfeld sends a letter to the IRS explaining that he doesn't know whether he did his taxes properly. Rumsfeld published his...Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:47 AM ::


Reddit Philly


Hidden City Phila

  • A Last Look at Second Baptist Church
    The demolition of a former house of worship in Northern Liberties has provided a glimpse into the building's historyWed, 16 Apr 2014, 05:13 PM ::
  • PATCO Announces $7.5 System Upgrade
    Clearer information and working escalators for PATCO, delays in UC student housing development, the William Penn Foundation’s new approach to safe watershed awareness, and what the Lower Northwest inv…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 02:14 PM ::
  • A Golden Glow For The Inquirer’s Saffron
    Yesterday, the Pulitzer Prize board announced its 2014 winners. After 15 years with a watchful eye on Philadelphia's built environment, the Inquirer's Inga Saffron won journalism's highest award for c…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 12:18 PM ::
  • Advocacy Group To Urge Lawmakers To End “Lingering” Zoning Variances
    CDAG to work towards “reasonable sunset provisions” on waterfront development proposals, the promise of the Mantua Promise Zone, Charles Willson Peale and the revolutionary museum imperative, SEPTA to…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:52 AM ::
  • Tonight Over Philly: Lunar Eclipse vs Terrestrial Weather
    A total lunar eclipse will happen in the southwestern sky around 3am tonight whether we can see it or not. In the event that the weather will cooperate, Brad Maule chatted with The Franklin Institute'…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 03:05 PM ::
  • An Evening Home For Wayward Sons
    Unless you've intentionally walked down Center City's Van Pelt Street between Ludlow and Chestnut Streets, chances are you have, like us, passed by the 120-year-old building home of De La Salle in Tow…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 11:45 AM ::
  • Ground Broken On Luxurious AQ Rittenhouse
    Old YWCA annex makes way for 12-story luxury apartments in Center City, Feibush calls foul in latest Kenyatta Johnson move in Point Breeze, a lack of ambition at South Broad’s St. Rita’s Shrine, and h…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 11:38 AM ::
  • Pneumatic Philadelphia
    Harry K. gives us a look into Philadelphia's dabbling in pneumatic mail, a Victorian method of mail delivery that had as its chief promoter in Postmaster General John Wanamaker—yes, that WanamakerFri, 11 Apr 2014, 02:02 PM ::
  • Parishioners of “Manayunk’s Cathedral” Determined To Save Historic Church
    Committee formed to tackle St. John the Baptist’s challenges, high levels of lead detected in Philly soil, first hotel opens at the Navy Yard, and N3RD St signs being installedFri, 11 Apr 2014, 12:57 PM ::
  • Windows Into An Artist Surge Near Temple
    At Ninth & Dauphin, the Window Factory maintains its industrial past while bridging the artistic present on the edge of Temple University's North Philadelphia dominion. Philly History Truck curator Er…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 02:46 PM ::

Philly Chit Chat


  • Drop It Like A Tetrimino
    Spring greetings, yous guys! Hate to sound like one of them blogs saying “sorry I ain’t blog on the blog” but I been a hog in a bog in the fog, sloggin’ like a cog in the smog. Need to groove more. I…Mon, 7 Apr 2014, 10:12 PM ::
  • CLASSIC SKYLINE: Conventional Philadelphian Destruction (August 07)
    Classic Skyline is a semi-occasional feature that revisits stories of 21st Century Philadelphia. Today’s comes from summer 2007, when demolition began on the 19(!) buildings that were in the way of th…Sun, 9 Mar 2014, 06:50 PM ::
  • Peace Through Power: USS Somerset on the Delaware
    As a matter of posting more content and connecting with the other stuff I do, I really oughta link over to the essays I publish on the Hidden City Daily. Is there a way to put an RSS feed for a specif…Sat, 1 Mar 2014, 11:45 AM ::
  • #floydatfranklin: Set the Controls for the Franklin Institute
    Franklin Institute: Where is Pink Floyd in your Pompeii show? When the Franklin Institute opened the feature exhibition One Day in Pompeii in November, my mind immediately returned to that hazy, darke…Mon, 24 Feb 2014, 12:28 PM ::
  • Once upon a PSFS Sunset
    Leaving the studio of History Making Productions last night, producer Andrew Ferrett and I walked south down 12th Street toward Center City. It had been dark and cloudy and rainy for most of the day,…Sat, 22 Feb 2014, 10:30 AM ::

Philly Mag

  • Inquirer Art Critic Edward J. Sozanski Dead at 77
    Sad news about 30-year art critic Edward J. Sozanski from The Inquirer: Edward J. Sozanski, 77, art critic for The Inquirer who, over the course of three decades, became a major figure in describing a…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 08:29 PM ::
  • And Here Is a Photo of Jenny McCarthy’s Gigantic Engagement Ring
    If you are a child of the ’90s, today you watched as two beacons of your teeny-bopper pop culture life, the funny blonde girl from Singled Out and one of the less hot members of New Kids on the Block…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 05:28 PM ::
  • Doctor’s Opinion: How My Experience With Post-Partum Depression Helps Me Relate to Patients
    I just had my baby and thankfully, all is going well. He’s thriving and I am having a much better post-partum experience this time than with my daughter. Despite lingering blood-pressure issues, carpa…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 05:22 PM ::
  • The Top 5 Worst Excuses We’ve All Used to Skip The Gym
    Sure, there are some valid excuses to skip the gym. They look like something like these: I’m injured, I’ve hit the gym every day this week and I need a day to rest, I’m dying of the flu, my BFF is in…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 04:00 PM ::
  • Foobooz After Dark: North & South – The Menu
    Yesterday, we announced our fourth Foobooz After Dark dinner. On Saturday, April 26th at midnight, we’re taking the chef de cuisine from SBRAGA, Greg Garbasz, and transplanting him into The Fat Ham’s…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 04:00 PM ::
  • Philly MMA Fighter Anton Berzin to Compete on The Ultimate Fighter
    The 19th season of Fox Sports reality show The Ultimate Fighter kicks off tonight with 24-year-old Philly MMA fighter Anton Berzin competing for the top prize. A little background on Berzin on Philly.…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 03:59 PM ::
  • Notes: Jackson Owes Rosenhaus 500K
    An NFLPA  arbitrator found that DeSean Jackson owes Drew Rosenhaus over $500,000, according to a report. Per Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports, it was determined that Jackson owes his former agent a grand…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 03:59 PM ::
  • Joe Biden’s Cadillac On Craigslist for $15,000
    According to the guy selling this Cadillac STS on Delaware Craigslist for $15,000, the car was leased by now-Vice President Joe Biden from 2005 to 2008. Owner Jeff Finkle told Delaware Online that he…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 03:57 PM ::
  • Bike Commuters: How to Stylishly Carry Your Stuff to Work
    Our friends over at Be Well Philly know how to mix style and sport (see: this DIY adjustable yoga strap and this roundup of where to find name-brand workout clothes for cheap!). So while we’re obsesse…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 03:57 PM ::
  • 6 Tips for Having a Social Media-Free Wedding Without Annoying Your Guests
    With the extreme and all-encompassing grasp that social media has on our lives these days, by this point there’s no doubt you have heard of or even been to weddings that are strongly on one side of th…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 03:48 PM ::


  • NPR 4 THE DEAF: We Hear It Even When You Can’t
      FRESH AIR Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has revealed some of the group’s most carefully guarded secrets. The reporting on the documents he leaked won the Washington Post…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 03:07 PM ::
  • GIRL TALK & FREEWAY: Tolerated
    Song is meh, but video is pretty funny. Looks like it was shot on the mean sidewalks of LA. WARNING: Some cartoonish gore and an old lady gets tuned up, but she clearly had it coming.Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 03:01 PM ::
  • SMUS: This Land Is Your Land
      BY WILLIAM C. HENRY  Can anyone give me an update on how the native Americans are making out in their negotiations with the federal government on getting their original land holdings returned? Yeah,…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 07:46 AM ::
  • The Curious Life & Death Of An ‘American Jihadist’
    This story does NOT reflect well on the FBI, the State Department, the media or the Federal prosecutor’s office of Virginia and the judge that initiated and perpetuated this travesty of justice. None…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:20 AM ::
  • WORTH REPEATING: The Tao Of Albert
      EDITOR’S NOTE: The article excerpted below, Everybody Should Have An Albert by Paul Slansky Paul Slansky, was first published in The Village Voice in March 1979 DAILY BEAST: When [his comedian fathe…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:02 AM ::
  • SIDEWALKING: The Walls Have Ears
    New Banksy, Cheltenham, U.K., near GCHQ, earlier today via the BBC BBC: The artwork, which appeared in Cheltenham on Sunday, depicts three men wearing sunglasses and using listening devices to “snoop”…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 11:40 PM ::
  • EXCLUSIVE: The PA State Police Has Purchased Controversial Cellphone Spying Technology And Would Prefer That You Didn’t Know About It
      BY DUSTIN SLAUGHTER A recent Pew poll indicates that more than 70% of Americans oppose the National Security Administation’s bulk collection of cellphone metadata. For Pennsylvanians, the threat to…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 02:38 PM ::
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  • THE BOX TOPS: The Letter
    If you missed last week’s Q&A with Alex Chilton biographer Holly George-Warren, author of A MAN CALLED DESTRUCTION: The Life And Music Of Alex Chilton From Box Top To Big Star To Backdoor Man, check i…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 04:07 AM ::
  • SIGUR ROS: The Rains Of Castamere
    Sigure Ros’ contribution to the Season Four Game Of Thrones soundtrack. They also make make a cameo this season. Somehow that makes perfect sense. Either way, this is one of Jonsi’s most beautiful voc…Sun, 13 Apr 2014, 04:00 AM ::


Shmitten Kitten



  • WATCH: N.A. Poe interviews N.A. Poe on City Council run
    Those who’ve been following along probably already know: Local comedian and marijuana legalization activist N.A. Poe is running on the Libertarian Party ticket for the May 20 special election resultin…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:01 PM ::
  • An open love letter to Wawa
    Have you heard? Today is Wawa’s 50th Birthday! And to honor the hoagie and drink factory that’s saved us from all sort of bouts (mostly with hunger), I’ve written a solemn letter to you, Wawa, because…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 12:45 PM ::
  • Group ‘banned’ from voting to highlight unfair electoral practices
    Pennsylvanians of two stripes — Republicans and Democrats — will come out to vote on May 20th for the leaders and representatives of their parties. But for the last 14 years, local organization Indepe…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 01:46 PM ::
  • Upper Darby Police to hold “Coffee with a Cop”
    Typically, citizens encounter law enforcement under tragic or frightening circumstances. Upper Darby Police Chief Michael Chitwood would like to change that. Chitwood and about half a dozen of his fel…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:21 AM ::
  • Philly Police digital media manager on GrindR incident: ‘Safety isn’t guaranteed’
    Last week, an incident occurred between a Canadian visitor to Philadelphia and a man he met off the gay hook up and dating app GrindR. The Canadian man “met an unknown male on [GrindR] and invited him…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 11:38 AM ::
  • Streets Department uses robot to troll Philly’s sign trolls
    Have you ever seen those obnoxious bright signs like “WE BUY HOUSES FOR CASH” and “LOSE WEIGHT FAST” with a telephone number on poles throughout the city? Have you ever wondered who these people are b…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 10:43 AM ::
  • ‘Fearless’ fitness focuses on better health and inclusion
    When I lived in the Hawthorne section of the city, I would occasionally see a stampeding group of crazy people.  They’d run around the block repeatedly and, in my mind, inexplicably, because nothing w…Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 11:17 AM ::
  • Reading between the lines of the latest Philly jobs report
    Yesterday, we were all delighted to read a Bureau of Labor Statistics report which showed that Philadelphia’s unemployment rate had dropped to its lowest point since December 2008, prompting City Hall…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 02:10 PM ::
  • Flying military robot – not a ‘drone’ – crashes in Lebanon Valley
    A flying military robot crashed in Lebanon County near the rural county’s budget hotel Comfort Inn last Thursday.  The robot was then run over by a passing vehicle. According to the Pennsylvania Depar…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 12:41 PM ::
  • The Suit Corner is no more
    Helping Philly don its best for over 60 years, the Suit Corner business owned by Gary Ginsberg was destroyed by fire today. Choking back tears on NBC10, “60 years in business”-owner Gary Ginsberg lame…Wed, 9 Apr 2014, 03:35 PM ::



Real Estate

Naked Philly

  • Student Housing Next to Student Housing at 16th & Montgomery
    Phase 2 of project moving alongMr. Fox CommentsAs recently as 2011, the northwest corner of 16th & Montgomery was a desolate place. One home with a creepy mural was surrounded by so many vacant lots.…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 04:06 PM ::
  • Parking Lot Out, Homes Coming on 3rd Street
    One of the best spots left in the neighborhoodMr. Fox CommentsIn Northern Liberties, N. 3rd Street is already a developed area home to a number of quality establishments like The Abbaye and North Thir…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 02:22 PM ::
  • Delorean Time Machine: Bonwit Teller
    Nordstrom Rack coming soonDavid Tomar Comments17th & Chestnut is among the city’s more bustling intersections.  Every retail operation that has come to occupy its southwest corner has enjoyed the earl…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 11:47 AM ::
  • Out of Place Duplex Framed on 19th Street
    Wish the rest looked more like itMr. Fox CommentsAbout thirty years ago, the Philadelphia Housing Authority tore down all the homes on the western side of 19th Street just north of Fairmount Avenue, a…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 09:25 AM ::
  • Mansions Progressing on the 1400 Block of Bainbridge
    Slowly but surelyMr. Fox CommentsThe 1400 block of Bainbridge Street has seen incredible change in the last decade. The primary driver of change on this block has been the high-end Artisan homes, whic…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 03:01 PM ::
  • Redevelopment Coming to 1400 block of Melon Street?
    Loonstyn at it againLou Mancinelli CommentsWhile it's a bit of a slow train coming, redevelopment along North Broad Street, or at least plans for it, continue to surface. While it's still very early i…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 03:06 PM ::
  • Several Homes Under Construction on Two Blocks of Titan
    Several project progressingMr. Fox CommentsOver a year ago, we visited the 1900 block of Titan Street in Point Breeze, and told you about plans to replace three older homes with new three story struct…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 02:15 PM ::
  • After Years, an Old City Building is Getting Renovated
    Has a mixed-use futureMr. Fox CommentsIt's still kind of flabbergasting to us that there are any blighted or vacant buildings in Old City. We've documented several over the years, and there are even m…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 12:02 PM ::
  • Citi Doesn't Cut it on South Street
    What will replace it?Mr. Fox CommentsSeveral years ago, a Citibank branch opened its doors at the corner of 2nd & South. This always struck us as a little odd, as Citi didn't really have much of a pre…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 08:19 AM ::
  • Homes Framed on Allen Street
    Near the riverMr. Fox CommentsLast summer, 131-33 Allen St. contained a vacant lot and an old stucco home. Now, despite the fact that the community didn't support the project, two new four-story homes…Sun, 13 Apr 2014, 11:31 AM ::

Plan Philly


Curbed Philly






  • Shorties Getting Shorties Get Short
    Top that, Sheetz.Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:16 PM ::
  • Right Now On Philebrity: Wawa Whoa
    As you know, today Wawa can start using its AARP card. Over at dad’s house, They’re saying this about that.Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:02 PM ::
  • Lunch Break: Blood Libel Edition
    We know we just gave you some Jewmongous yesterday, but this is really what we should’ve posted, it’s way more brillianter.Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 12:39 PM ::
  • Phoodie Poetry Corner: Pizza Coven
    El Jefe hath hipped us to this pizza poem composed by our new friend, Alina Pleskova who’ll Tumbl for you over here. We light oxblood candles, sprinkle rings of oregano Crouch over eerie smartphone gl…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 03:20 PM ::
  • Your Mom.
    Our previous post linked to this video, but it’s a little too spectacular not to have its own post. Y’know how sometimes girls dress up as Slave Leia on their dude’s birthday or whatever, for us, it’s…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 01:37 PM ::
  • Baseball And Brie, Together At Last At Gunners Run
    To us, the best part about dining at Gunners Run in the Piazza is that you can sit outside and be really friggin’ close to that giant TV on the wall of Schmidts Brewery. Since Kabletown has hoarked up…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 01:12 PM ::
  • Lunch Break: כשר לפסח Edition
    Our old folkmusic/acapella boy band friend Sean Altman, the tallest Jew we’ve ever met, rings in Passover with this ditty. Chag Sameach, Y’all.Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:22 AM ::
  • More Than Q Is More Than Worth The Trip To New Jersey
    We are always on the lookout for some great barbecue. We’ve tried several of the spots in town and have enjoyed all manner of spiced, smoked, sauced and slathered slabs of beef, chicken, pork, deer an…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 03:37 PM ::
  • Lunch Break: Billionaires Rap About Pizza Edition
    Billionaires are really adorable, but one has to wonder if they really understand the meaning of “Super Giant Pizza” as the size of that pie does not correlate to our understanding of those words. Typ…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 10:47 AM ::
  • James Beard Live Stream Kitchen Cam Allows You To See How The White Bean And Venison Sausage Is Made
    James Beard and Julia Child were probably patient zeros or Adam and Eve or whatever of the celebrity chef outbreak we are now living through. HQ’d in the Manhattan townhouse in which he lived, taught…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 09:56 AM ::

Philly Insider

  • Jimmy G's: A steak shop on North Broad
    Jimmy G's Steaks, which opened last fall in the shadow of the Divine Lorraine Hotel at Broad and Ridge, did not necessarily grow out of a love of food.Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 04:33 PM ::
  • The Making of Charlie Was a Sinner: Construction update
    Although Nicole Marquis had believed that the bar would open in mid-April, she is hoping to get rolling by Cinco de Mayo.Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 03:52 PM ::
  • Carina: Belgian waffles and tea in University City
    Penn alums have opened Carina Tea & Waffles, inside the International House (3701 Chestnut St., 215-895-6551).Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:25 AM ::
  • On the menu at Garces' new Volver
    Hours before the restaurant's opening night at the Kimmel Center, we can get a look.Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:24 AM ::
  • Garces selling tickets for dinner at Volver
    It is the first move of its kind in Philly - a rare strategy that virtually eliminates the no-show. (L.A.'s Trois Mec, a 26-seater, is doing it quite successfully.)Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 12:23 AM ::
  • Now open: The Treemont, from Chip Roman
    Monday, April 14 is the launch date of The Treemont - the bilevel bistro in the Aria Condos (231 S. 15th St., 267-687-2237) from chef Chip Roman (Blackfish, Mica, Ela, Tradestone Cafe and Tradestone C…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 04:05 PM ::
  • Union Trust to become catering venue
    Finley Catering Co. last week signed a lease for the building at 715-717 Chestnut St., which for many years was Kellmer Jewelers.Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 02:30 PM ::
  • Is Devon woman 'America's Best Cook'?
    Christina Verrelli is one of 16 home cooks competing in Food Network's new six-week competition series, America's Best Cook, premiering at 9 p.m. Sunday, April 13. Top prize is 50 grand.Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 11:10 AM ::
  • So you think you're a celebrity chef?
    You are not, writes Dan Myers of The Daily Meal.Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 10:13 AM ::
  • Bar Volver debuts at Kimmel Center
    Jose Garces' drop-in spot is serving from 4 to 11 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 01:52 AM ::