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  • School district closes again because of alleged cop killer on the loose
    The Pocono Mountain School District decided to remain closed Thursday because an accused cop killer is still on the loose in the area. PMSD, in Monroe County, was closed Wednesday because Eric Matthe…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 12:57 PM ::
  • Pennsylvania State Police to ambush suspect: 'We are coming for you'
    Pennsylvania State Police delivered Wednesday another direct message to Eric Matthew Frein, the man sought in the killing of one trooper and the wounding of another. I want you to know one thing, Eri…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 12:56 PM ::
  • Fallen trooper laid to rest in Scranton
    A Pennsylvania State Police trooper who was killed during an ambush in Pike County was laid to rest Thursday. Thousands of family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers attended the funeral mas…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 12:52 PM ::
  • Whitehall man's arrest leads police to marijuana grow operation near Boyertown
    A Lehigh County man is under arrest and a Berks County man is being sought in connection with what law enforcement authorities described as a sophisticated marijuana grow operation. The investigation…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 12:02 PM ::
  • Allentown unveils new downtown gift card
    Looking for a great gift idea? How about giving them Allentown? On Thursday, officials with the Hamilton District Main Street Program unveiled a new gift card that patrons can load with cash. The All…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 12:01 PM ::
  • Marijuana grow operation dismantled; hundreds of plants seized
    A Lehigh County man is under arrest and a Berks County man is being sought in connection with what law enforcement authorities described as a sophisticated marijuana grow operation. The investigation…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 12:00 PM ::
  • Boxeo: David González sobre su rival Malik Jackson, "Cuando yo le gane no quiero oir nada"
    Es latino, lleva un récord perfecto de cinco victorias y cero derrotas y este viernes, 19 de septiembre, buscará su sexto triunfo como profesional en un lugar donde nunca ha peleado. Por primera como…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 11:52 AM ::
  • Tech safety tips for parents
    Armed with tablets and smartphones, kids can test boundaries as they explore the Internet, text with friends, and participate in social media.From tweens to teens, our kids are tech savvy and that me…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 11:45 AM ::
  • NFL: Darren Sproles es elegido el mejor de la NFC de la segunda semana de la NFL
    Las Aguilas de Filadelfia buscan de su tercera victoria de la temporada regular de la NFL. Las cámaras de 69 News Edición En Español estuvieron presentes durante los entrenamientos del equipo. Por su…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 11:45 AM ::
  • Police release photos of car burglary suspect
    After a rash of recent burglaries, police in Warren County, New Jersey are warning residents to lock their vehicles. On Saturday, Hackettstown police responded to numerous reports of burglarized vehi…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 11:43 AM ::



  • Number of poor in N.J. spikes; Philadelphia shows small drop
    New Jersey registered the highest increase in the number of poor people in America between 2012 and 2013, while poverty dropped slightly in Philadelphia.Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 11:40 AM ::
  • Trial lawyer Kline gives $50M to Drexel law school
    In one of the largest gifts ever to a U.S. law school, Drexel University said Wednesday that Philadelphia trial lawyer Thomas R. Kline would give the eight-year-old school $50 million to bolster its e…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 08:51 AM ::
  • Omission from Vietnam memorial compounds pain of naval calamity
    On the signal bridge of the USS Frank E. Evans, Steve Kraus was scanning the ocean about 3 a.m. as the destroyer made a long, sweeping starboard turn through the darkness.Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 06:15 AM ::
  • AP interview: Iraqi premier rules out U.S. ground troops
    BAGHDAD - Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the puzzling exclusion of…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 01:34 AM ::
  • Trump Plaza winds down casino, hotel
    ATLANTIC CITY - The epic swoon of Atlantic City continued Tuesday as the Trump Plaza was put out of its stained-carpet, squeaky-revolving-door, no-room-service, center-of-the-Boardwalk misery, as its…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 12:30 AM ::
  • Penn researcher Danielle Bassett wins a 'genius grant'
    Are you sure you have the right person? Danielle S. Bassett asked. The University of Pennsylvania brain researcher is just 32, one year into her first faculty position. So when the MacArthur Foundatio…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 04:55 PM ::
  • Jews are the hidden poor
    The chicken for Rosh Hashanah dinner won't be kosher. Kosher meat is expensive, and Doreen Shelow can't afford it. People think Jews aren't poor, said Shelow, 56, a disabled and divorced Jewish woman…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 09:29 AM ::
  • Yes or no? Region's Scots take sides on independence vote
    They've got North Sea oil. They've got silky Scotch. Now, many are demanding free-e-e-e-dom! Ken Kirkwood, a retired civil engineer who has lived in Haddonfield since 1976, is unequivocal: If he lived…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 09:20 AM ::
  • State police name 'survivalist' as gunman who killed trooper
    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. - A man described as a survivalist, a trained marksman with antigovernment leanings, was the gunman who killed one state police officer and injured a second in an ambush outside th…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 08:56 AM ::
  • General: U.S. combat troops possible in Iraq
    WASHINGTON - The nation's top military officer raised the possibility Tuesday that U.S. troops could become involved in ground attacks against the Islamic State, despite President Obama's repeated ple…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 01:37 AM ::



Delco Times

  • Crozer nurses speak out on 'Live from the Newsroom'
    The nurses at the Crozer-Chester Medical Center will be walking the picket line Sunday morning.They will be here tonight on 'Live from the Newsroom' to talk about how it got to this point.Bill Cruice,…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 08:31 AM ::
  • House passes Good Samaritan bill to combat heroin overdoses
    The state House Wednesday passed Senate Bill 1164, or the Good Samaritan Bill, providing immunity from prosecution for certain drug crimes to individuals seeking medical assistance for drug overdoses.…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 06:12 AM ::
  • Strath Haven Marching Band geared up for big weekend
    NETHER PROVIDENCE - Strath Haven High School's marching band will be doing double-duty this weekend. On Friday night, the 400-plus member band will be on the road performing at halftime of the Strath…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 11:45 PM ::
  • Atlantic City mayor talks about casinos at Press Club luncheon
    MEDIA - Since becoming Atlantic City's first Republican mayor in 24 years, Don Guardian has worked the press on a daily basis.Amid a run of casino closings that has cost the city about 8,000 jobs, the…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 11:38 PM ::
  • Chester woman robbed in Christiana, Delaware
    CHRISTIANA, Del. - A 22-year-old Chester woman was the victim of a strong-arm robbery on Main Street in Christiana Monday night.The victim was walking on West Main Street, just west of Route 273, when…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 11:37 PM ::
  • Upper Darby man detained following standoff with cops
    UPPER DARBY - The younger brother of a man who died of suicide by cop at police headquarters a decade ago was apprehended Tuesday after a nearly three hour standoff with police.Christopher Torres, 30,…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 11:36 PM ::
  • Man killed in Chester shooting
    A man in his 40's was shot and killed Wednesday night in a home in the 1100 block of Hancock Street in Chester City according to police. Police said the man was shot once and was pronounced dead by me…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 11:35 PM ::
  • Upland resident arraigned on murder, firearms raps
    MEDIA COURTHOUSE - A 21-year-old Upland man was arraigned on murder and related charges Wednesday before Judge James Nilon for the April 11 shooting death of 18-year-old Jahkil Swain.Breon Lawrence wa…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 11:32 PM ::
  • Firefighter arraigned on arson, related charges
    MEDIA COURTHOUSE - A 19-year-old volunteer firefighter with Goodwill Fire Co. No. 1 in Darby Township was formerly arraigned on arson and related charges Wednesday, said Emily Harris, public relations…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 11:31 PM ::
  • Ordinance passed by county council amends eight loan agreements
    MEDIA - Delaware County Council approved Wednesday an ordinance amending a series of loan agreements to provide the county an opportunity to cure any financial defaults. The ordinance makes the amendm…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 11:25 PM ::


Courier Times

  • Attorney: Suspects in gay couple attack may claim self-defense
    Attorneys representing suspects involved in a Sept. 11 assault on a gay couple in Center City Philadelphia are looking into whether it was a case of self defense, according to a Bucks County lawyer whThu, 18 Sep 2014, 11:37 AM ::
  • Calendar of meetings today - Sept. 18
    GOVERNMENT Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 12:00 AM ::
  • Morrisville schools seek merger
    The Morrisville school board sent letters to six local school districts asking to consider either merging with the district or taking on Morrisville students on a tuition-based program.Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 09:28 PM ::
  • Respiratory virus reported in state
    A respiratory virus that primarily targets infants, children and teens is in the region but no cases have been reported in Bucks and Montgomery counties.Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 09:27 PM ::
  • Fitzpatrick: Fed cut job search programs for veterans
    The U.S. Department of Labor has cut federal job counseling services for 70 percent of military veterans, Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick, R-8, said Wednesday.Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 07:00 PM ::
  • Neshaminy benches student editor, criticized by Olbermann
    The Neshaminy School District is under fire again for the actions it took against the high school newspaper, The Playwickian.Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 06:49 PM ::
  • Military to prosecute ex-Bristol Twp. man in child porn case
    Sgt. Matthew Cavada faces trial for allegedly downloading child porn in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, Louisiana and Kuwait while stationed at military bases, including Joint Base McGuire-Dix-LakehurWed, 17 Sep 2014, 06:30 PM ::
  • Money pours in for funeral of shooting victim's baby
    In fewer than 24 hours, an online fundraiser went over its $2,000 goal to pay for the funeral of Nicoletta Rose Doto-Cooper, the newborn who died a day after a stray bullet killed her mother Sunday.Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 06:15 PM ::
  • $24 million plan to boost Horsham aircraft museum
    When completed, the project could make the property a destination by featuring a 33,500-square-foot, solar-powered building that includes a state-of-the-art, all-glass exhibit hall to showcase historiWed, 17 Sep 2014, 06:00 PM ::
  • Lively debate on farmhouse in Newtown Township
    In 2006, McGrath Homes agreed to renovate and sell an old farmhouse near its Villas at Newtown age-restricted townhome development in Newtown Township. Now the developer wants to tear it down.Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 04:00 PM ::

Bucks Local News


Times Herald

  • Norristown Garden Club presents Fall Flower Show
    WORCESTER >> Table for two?While the al fresco dining venue, complete with place setting of china and napkins and rustic basket of flowers, may look inviting, you're guaranteed to elicit some curious…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 11:22 AM ::
  • Militia Hill Road to close in Whitemarsh Township for road repairs
    UPPER MERION >> The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced that Militia Hill Road will be closed between Butler Pike and Route 73 (Skippack Pike) in Whitemarsh Township Tues…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 11:16 AM ::
  • Police investigating stabbing in Phoenixville
    PHOENIXVILLE >> A person was stabbed on the 500 block of Elm Street Wednesday afternoon.The stabbing allegedly occurred sometime before 2 p.m., wounding one person. Police said the victim was taken to…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 10:20 AM ::
  • Venue hearing set in ex-Penn State president suit
    HARRISBURG >> A federal judge has scheduled a Nov. 14 hearing to determine whether former Penn State president Graham Spanier's defamation suit against former FBI director Louis Freeh should be heard…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 10:14 AM ::
  • Philly archdiocese fires coach suspected of beating gay couple
    PHILADELPHIA >> Police searching for a group of people suspected in the beating of a gay couple got an outpouring of help from Twitter and Facebook users, who located a photo of the clean-cut young me…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 09:15 AM ::
  • BASEBALL: Kennedy-Kenrick grad Christian Walker called up to Majors by Baltimore Orioles; gets first hit
    BALTIMORE >> The Baltimore Orioles didn't initially expect to add one of their top position player prospects, first baseman Christian Walker, to their expanded roster this month.But with American Leag…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 10:02 PM ::
  • Conshohocken borrows $10.8M for new borough hall
    CONSHOHOCKEN >> Borough council approved borrowing $10,781,000 from two banks Wednesday night to pay for the construction of the new Conshohocken Borough Hall, police station and retail space in the f…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 09:52 PM ::
  • EAGLES NOTES: Kendricks sits out practice, listed as day-to-day
    PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks (calf) didn't practice Wednesday and is day-to-day, according to defensive coordinator Billy Davis.Casey Matthews or Emmanuel Acho worked at i…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 09:38 PM ::
  • EAGLES: Jackson's return creates a buzz
    PHILADELPHIA -- Just like Eagles Nation, LeSean McCoy was stunned by the sudden and unexplained release of DeSean Jackson in February.From a substantive standpoint the Eagles' 25-word statement explai…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 09:37 PM ::
  • NFL: After making 'mistake,' Vikings bench Peterson
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team made a mistake in bringing back its superstar foll…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 09:35 PM ::



Phila Business Journal

Inquirer Business

  • Former Pa. pension fund manager says he is "exonerated"
    An investigation into an unsuccessful investment by the Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System (SERS) has found no evidence of illegality by Anthony Clark, the system's former chief investmen…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 09:21 AM ::
  • Trial lawyer Kline gives $50M to Drexel law school
    In one of the largest gifts ever to a U.S. law school, Drexel University said Wednesday that Philadelphia trial lawyer Thomas R. Kline would give the eight-year-old school $50 million to bolster its e…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 08:51 AM ::
  • Business news in brief
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  • Would-be buyer of PGW reaches out to its workers
    On the eve of a contentious City Council debate about the sale of the Philadelphia Gas Works, the utility's prospective buyer reached out directly to PGW employees on Wednesday to reassure a worried w…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 08:45 AM ::
  • Markets rise on news from the Fed
    NEW YORK - The stock market got the reassurance it wanted from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday. The U.S. central bank signaled it would keep its short-term interest rate near zero for a while yet, an…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 08:31 AM ::
  • Disruptive passenger pleads guilty to interfering with flight crew
    A drunk and disruptive passenger who in May groped three women and caused a London-bound US Airways flight to return to Philadelphia pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to interference with a fl…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 06:46 AM ::
  • Auxilium to mull Endo's offer - and initiate poison pill
    Chesterbrook drugmaker Auxilium Pharmaceuticals responded Wednesday to an unsolicited takeover offer from Endo International P.L.C. by saying it would look at the offer, as required by financial regul…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 01:38 AM ::
  • Obama administration gives city $2.5M to study rebuilding Roosevelt Blvd.
    The Obama administration has given Philadelphia $2.5 million to figure out how to finally fix Roosevelt Boulevard, the 12-lane deathtrap that runs through the Northeast.Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 01:37 AM ::
  • PhillyDeals: DuPont shares rise on investor's demands
    Shares of DuPont Co. rose more than 5 percent Wednesday, to $69.25, after billionaire investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Partners dropped the polite public mask he held up when he started accumulating shar…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 01:37 AM ::
  • World Bank warns Ebola's economic impact could be catastrophic
    WASHINGTON - If the Ebola epidemic continues to surge in the three worst-affected countries - Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone - its economic impact could grow eightfold next year, dealing a potentia…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 01:34 AM ::


Legal News

Tort Talk


Drug and Device Law

  • Who is the Prescriber?
    You’ve no doubt heard that hard cases make bad law.  But sometimes hard cases make no law.  That is, the judge decides not to decide, because deciding seems too difficult.  We would have thought that…Tue, 16 Sep 2014, 03:48 PM ::
  • Important FOIA Decision
    We don’t normally follow Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) decisions, but Public Citizen v. U.S. Dep’t of Health and Human Services, ___ F. Supp.2d ___, 2014 WL 4388062 (D.D.C. Sept. 5, 2014), falls…Mon, 15 Sep 2014, 03:46 PM ::
  • A Foregone Conclusion On A Runaway Verdict
                From our ivory tower in the kingdom of blogdom, we track cases and litigations from afar, peeking in on them from decisions rendered at specific points in time.  Sometimes, from a single d…Fri, 12 Sep 2014, 04:41 PM ::
  • Third Circuit Rejects Consumer Fraud/Unjust Enrichment Class Action
                Yesterday the Third Circuit upheld a District of New Jersey decision denying class certification as to plaintiffs’ consumer fraud and unjust enrichment claims.  Grandalski v. Quest Diagno…Fri, 12 Sep 2014, 12:39 PM ::
  • Telling It Like It Is
    The Eleventh Circuit’s recent decision in In re Engle Cases, ___ F.3d ___, 2014 WL 4435893 (11th Cir. Sept 10, 2014), although involving cigarettes rather than prescription medical products, rips the…Thu, 11 Sep 2014, 02:31 PM ::
  • Later is not Better than Never
     We do not devote a lot of space to statute of limitations cases.  That is not because they are unimportant.  To the contrary, statutes of limitations serve fundamental principles of fairness and pre…Wed, 10 Sep 2014, 07:30 AM ::
  • Recent Development Highlighting The Off-Label Paradox
    We’ve blogged a number of times about the illogical, and often downright counterproductive, nature of the FDA’s position that regulated manufacturers are generally banned from providing the medical co…Tue, 9 Sep 2014, 03:40 PM ::
  • Yet Another Infusion of the InFuse Litigation
    This post is from the non-Reed Smith side of the blog only.Even on a slow week, we can count on one litigation to infuse our inbox with blogging opportunities.  The decision comes from a federal cour…Mon, 8 Sep 2014, 02:53 PM ::
  • Expert Couldn’t Carry The Plaintiff’s Water
    Is a product defective because it did not perform as hoped?  How about if it failed or even if it broke?  Of course not, and this is doubly true for implanted medical devices because all treatment wit…Fri, 5 Sep 2014, 01:53 PM ::
  • Removal of Discretion = Preemption
    One of the big TwIqbalissues in PMA medical device preemption cases is whether plaintiffs can plead “parallel” claims based on allegations that defendants violated vague FDA regulations (typically inv…Fri, 5 Sep 2014, 07:43 AM ::


Philly Record

  • Mayor Praises PGW Sale
    Mayor Michael A. Nutter has praised the decision by UIL Holdings Corp. to continue its effort to acquire the Philadelphia Gas Works in a $1.86-billion transaction that awaits action by the Philadelphi…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 11:13 AM ::
  • POLS ON THE STREET: Are Low Registrations A Sign Of Low Vote?
    BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Walk-in registrations to the Registration Commission offices at Delaware & Spring Garden, plus registrations from PennDOT, are at the normal low for an election reportedly drawing lit…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 10:53 AM ::
  • OUR OPINION: Time For Heads To Roll
    With innumerable nonprofits operating in Philadelphia under a wide range of goals and missions, it’s becoming routine to learn how scores of them are coming under federal scrutiny for mismanaging or f…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 10:48 AM ::
  • Updated Sept. 18th
    Sep. 18-           Kelvin A. Jeremiah, PHA CEO and President, is guest speaker for monthly GOP Breakfast Series at Racquet Cl., 215 S. 16th St., 7:15 a.m. Event free. Light breakfast. For info Denise…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 09:40 AM ::
  • Accounting Firm Counsels How To Transition A Family Business
    Mon, 15 Sep 2014, 12:49 PM ::
  • CITY HALL SAM: Democratic Fundraising Peaks In Philadelphia
    Well-known philanthropist and businessman HAROLD HONICKMAN along with his lovely wife hosted a plush fundraiser for City COUNCIL PRESIDENT DARRELL CLARKE at the Rittenhouse Hotel. The guest of honor w…Fri, 12 Sep 2014, 11:10 AM ::
  • ELEPHANT CORNER: Honoring USA’s First Naval Hero; Democrats’ War On Women
    Last week a historic marker honoring COMMODORE JOHN BARRY was placed on Delaware Avenue. The successful erection of the marker was in large part owing to the hard work of Republican Committeewoman CEL…Fri, 12 Sep 2014, 09:40 AM ::
  • FOP Demonstrates Political Prowess With Tom Wolf Gala
      BY MARIA MERLINO/ The crowd at the FOP’s Michael G. Lutz Room was buzzing with excitement. Butlered hors d’oeuvres, a carving station, martini glasses of hot potatoes and toppings, and a sweet stati…Thu, 11 Sep 2014, 11:42 AM ::
  • Pols On The Street: Kane TV Ads Stress Family
    John Kane launched his first television ad of the State Senate campaign running on broadcast and cable TV, and on the internet. The ad features John’s family, including his wife of 24 years, Lori; his…Thu, 11 Sep 2014, 10:48 AM ::
  • Councilman Oh Announces Contest To Boost Local Artists
    Councilman David Oh held a press conference in City Hall to announce the grand prize and category prizes for PHL LIVE Center Stage, his exciting new music initiative that provides local musicians with…Thu, 11 Sep 2014, 10:33 AM ::








  • Ruf makes his case for playing time with big night
    Darin Ruf went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in a 5-2 victory over the Padres at Petco Park on Wednesday night.Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 01:53 AM ::
  • Cryptic Burnett hints at health issue
    Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said Wednesday afternoon at Petco Park that he was unaware of any health issues for A.J. Burnett, other than the inguinal hernia he has had since April.Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 09:11 PM ::
  • Power-seeking Phillies keen on Cuban outfielder Tomas
    The Phillies need some big bats in the middle of the lineup. Internally, Phillies officials acknowledge Chase Utley (.660 OPS since May 28) and Ryan Howard (.685 OPS this season) would be better suite…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 09:09 PM ::
  • Kendrick looks to give Phils a series split vs. Padres
    The Padres are resting Tyson Ross and have opted to start Robbie Erlin vs. the Phillies' Kyle Kendrick in the finale of the four-game series.Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 07:48 PM ::
  • Umpire West suspended one game for contact with Papelbon
    Umpire Joe West was suspended by Major League Baseball for one game Wednesday for making contact with Phillies reliever Jonathon Papelbon during an argument on Sunday.Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 02:01 PM ::
  • Would replay have changed history for '77 Phillies?
    Phillies fans have to wonder how vastly different things might have turned out if a replay system had been available on Oct. 7, 1977, during Game 3 of the National League Championship Series on what w…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 10:00 AM ::
  • Burnett coy about future after giving up lead in loss
    A.J. Burnett allowed five runs in 5 2/3 innings on his way to his 17th loss of the season in a 5-4 loss to the Padres. Burnett, who leads Major League Baseball in losses and walks, is the first Philli…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 02:44 AM ::
  • Rollins named Phillies' nominee for Clemente Award
    Major League Baseball named Jimmy Rollins the Phillies' 2014 nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award. The award recognizes the player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contribut…Tue, 16 Sep 2014, 10:49 PM ::
  • Gwynn Jr. gets start in city his late father starred in
    Tony Gwynn, who spent his entire Hall of Fame career with the Padres, died in June following a battle with salivary cancer. His son, Tony Gwynn Jr. returned to Petco Park for the first time since his…Tue, 16 Sep 2014, 10:04 PM ::
  • Williams' brilliant start foiled by silent bats
    Petco Park lived up to its reputation as a pitcher's park Monday night. Or were the Phillies living up to their reputation in a 1-0 loss to the Padres?Tue, 16 Sep 2014, 01:30 AM ::


The 700 Level


Crossing Broad

Free Press

Philadelphia Weekly

  • MAAG marks five years of uniting Northwest Philly artists
    It’s five years now since Linda Slodki and Arleen Olshan set out with the vision of building a community hub for artists of all sorts in Northwest Philadelphia—and, specifically, along the Germantown…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 01:32 PM ::
  • PW's Year of Beer: River Horse Hipp-O-Lantern
    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 Ther…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 12:30 PM ::
  • "Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" a feeble look at doomed marriage
    As on-point as the title is—so strained that characters make time to talk about it—the key beat of its name is its subtitle: Them. Originally, director Ned Benson showed two films on the festival circ…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 12:21 PM ::
  • Kline, Smith—and Paris itself—sparkle in "My Old Lady"
    A movie like My Old Lady comes with a tony cast, a high-concept premise—Mathias (Kevin Kline) inherits a viager apartment in Paris that he can’t actually sell until the current tenant (Maggie Smith) d…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 12:06 PM ::
  • What exactly are they protesting up in Tacony, anyway?
    The tall brunette can’t even. “I walked up there and called them all pussies,” she says, before backtracking to the beginning of the story: “Me and my girlfriend came here to get some smokes, then we…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 12:04 PM ::
  • Savage Love
    I’m the bisexual everyone loves to hate because I want to be in a poly relationship with both a man and a woman. I am a woman who is into commitment, loyalty, love, trust and honesty. I am not looking…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 11:59 AM ::
  • Nightlife: Cooking Up Couture
    One could barely tell the fashion models from the rest of the stylish crowd at Cooking Up Couture, a late-summer food and fashion showcase in Northern Liberties that gathered personalities from TV sho…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 11:57 AM ::
  • Philly hosts OutBeat, nation's first queer jazz festival
    Billy Strayhorn was pure magic. At 16 years young, in the mid-1930s, he composed the majority of “Lush Life,” now a jazz standard that starts with these lyrics: “I used to visit all the very gay place…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 11:46 AM ::
  • A futuristic fashion week with the Philadelphia Collection
    If there’s a characteristic that’s emblematic of fashion around here—more so than shiny fabric in Center City, more so than exuberant facial hair in Fishtown, more so than sweatpants in South Philly—i…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 11:46 AM ::
  • At Crow and the Pitcher, mushrooms are “a revelation”
    Restaurant Week is, generally speaking, friendlier to the average diner than it is to a restaurant critic; as much as I appreciate and share the spirit of culinary outreach that Restaurant Week stands…Tue, 16 Sep 2014, 06:13 PM ::


PW Arts & Culture

  • MAAG marks five years of uniting Northwest Philly artists
    It’s five years now since Linda Slodki and Arleen Olshan set out with the vision of building a community hub for artists of all sorts in Northwest Philadelphia—and, specifically, along the Germantown…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 01:32 PM ::
  • Nightlife: Cooking Up Couture
    One could barely tell the fashion models from the rest of the stylish crowd at Cooking Up Couture, a late-summer food and fashion showcase in Northern Liberties that gathered personalities from TV sho…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 11:57 AM ::
  • A futuristic fashion week with the Philadelphia Collection
    If there’s a characteristic that’s emblematic of fashion around here—more so than shiny fabric in Center City, more so than exuberant facial hair in Fishtown, more so than sweatpants in South Philly—i…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 11:46 AM ::
  • Calendar: September 17-24
    Wed., September 17 FOOD & DRINK Yards Beef and Beer Cruise Enjoy a beef and beer buffet and open bar featuring Yards’ brews while cruising the Delaware on the Spirit of Philadelphia. WMMR’s Jacky BamB…Tue, 16 Sep 2014, 06:02 PM ::
  • PW's Weekend Picks
    Friday, September 12 PERFORMANCE Cirque Du Soleil: Varekai A young man navigates a magical forest populated with fantastical creatures. 7:30pm. $36-$145. Through Sept. 14. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S B…Fri, 12 Sep 2014, 01:26 PM ::
  • PW's Fall Guide 2014
    Autumn in Philly: three months worth of awesome. It’s a piano superstar at the Orchestra; it’s hard-hitting rock at the Troc; it’s a zombie prom full of love and brains; it’s a new mix of spices on yo…Wed, 10 Sep 2014, 01:37 PM ::
  • Philly sports season preview: the big & small of fall 2014
    It’s fall. And just like every other season of the seasonal year, there are sports to be played by professionals, watched by carnivores and analyzed to death by fucking everyone. Before you spend all…Wed, 10 Sep 2014, 01:30 PM ::
  • What's new in Philly restaurants for fall 2014?
    It’s never really a bad time to take advantage of all that our region’s restaurants have to offer, but early autumn always seems to make for a particularly great time to do so: Late-summer produce is…Wed, 10 Sep 2014, 01:18 PM ::
  • Ghosts, crusaders & aliens on fall's new-book shelf
    From the bizarre-but-true history of the city’s weirdest museum to a book of young-adult fantasy adventures whose protagonists span the full range of human diversity, it’s an exceptionally imaginative…Wed, 10 Sep 2014, 01:05 PM ::
  • Fall theatre in Philly: flamenco, football & more
    Sept. 17-Oct. 12 Le Bête Comedic actor Scott Greer ably plays the title character, the Beast. Sept. 20-27 The Disappearing Quarterback Ex-Eagle Mike Boryla returns with his his one-ma…Wed, 10 Sep 2014, 12:58 PM ::


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Temple University

  • University: track & field matters were handled ‘appropriately’
    After university staff reviewed last month's Temple News investigation of the track & field program, a Temple spokesperson said the school responded appropriately. The post University: track & field m…Tue, 16 Sep 2014, 09:45 AM ::
  • Adult trial for brick assault defendant
    Zaria Estes could face decades in prison if convicted. The post Adult trial for brick assault defendant appeared first on The Temple News.Tue, 16 Sep 2014, 06:20 AM ::
  • Katz’ Board of Trustees position to remain open
    Administrators said the board will elect a new trustee at a later date. The post Katz’ Board of Trustees position to remain open appeared first on The Temple News.Tue, 16 Sep 2014, 06:10 AM ::
  • Anderson secure, overcrowding arises
    ID checkpoints have left the building’s entrances congested. The post Anderson secure, overcrowding arises appeared first on The Temple News.Tue, 16 Sep 2014, 05:20 AM ::
  • TU Police connect through captains
    Local leaders serve as liaisons in the newly extended patrol zone. The post TU Police connect through captains appeared first on The Temple News.Tue, 16 Sep 2014, 05:10 AM ::
  • Temple Fest incident results in charges
    The commonwealth charged a student for the altercation. The post Temple Fest incident results in charges appeared first on The Temple News.Tue, 16 Sep 2014, 04:10 AM ::
  • Anderson robber given 17–35 years in prison
    Darryl Moon pleaded guilty to robbing and assaulting a professor last October. The post Anderson robber given 17–35 years in prison appeared first on The Temple News.Tue, 16 Sep 2014, 03:10 AM ::
  • CSS officers to train reaction with new digital simulator
    The new machine will test officers when to use their firearms. The post CSS officers to train reaction with new digital simulator appeared first on The Temple News.Tue, 16 Sep 2014, 02:10 AM ::
  • No change in university’s overall national ranking
    An administrator described the results as a ‘disappointment.’ The post No change in university’s overall national ranking appeared first on The Temple News.Tue, 16 Sep 2014, 01:10 AM ::
  • Students create green disposal
    A student organization worked with university administrators to implement the initiative. The post Students create green disposal appeared first on The Temple News.Tue, 16 Sep 2014, 12:16 AM ::



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Hidden City Phila

  • Drexel Law School Gets $50 Million, New Center City Building
    Litigator Thomas R. Kline donates big, Spring Garden Greenway preview this weekend, thoughts on Philly bike politics, and bagels coming to 7th & WalnutThu, 18 Sep 2014, 08:13 AM ::
  • Hot Or Not, Part II: A Drive-By Critique
    New construction in Philadelphia is on fire right now. Perfect timing to feature another episode of Hot or Not, courtesy of our indespensible drive-by architecture critic Jason LempieriWed, 17 Sep 2014, 01:23 PM ::
  • City Hall Apron To Be Redone
    Improvements for Dilworth Park’s visual flow, more details on the Bridesburg land swap with Dietz and Watson, Philly Bike Share locations, and a “creative hub” in BrewerytownWed, 17 Sep 2014, 08:52 AM ::
  • Dilworth Park, On Balance
    The new Dilworth Park at City Hall has drawn a considerable amount of criticism since opening last week. Despite a few misgivings, Michael Bixler thinks that there may be a silver lining: inclusive, p…Tue, 16 Sep 2014, 08:32 AM ::
  • Preliminary Plans For Maplewood Mall Presented To Germantown Residents
    A community meeting unveils early design thoughts for the corridor revitalization, previewing phase 3 of Fishtown’s Icehouse, Penn teams up with Swiss firm for innovative cancer research facility on i…Tue, 16 Sep 2014, 08:15 AM ::
  • An Antique Swimming Hole Under The El
    A public bath for five decades, this brick-arched beauty now houses a brush and broom manufacturer. The Shadow dives into the history of this sunken treasure under the ElMon, 15 Sep 2014, 08:18 AM ::
  • Redevelopment In Fishtown Threatened By NIMBYs
    Samschick’s lynchpin draws the ire of the myopic, Two Liberty Place scraps hotel plan for condos, 30 more police for the Northeast, and some selective gentrification concern in Point BreezeMon, 15 Sep 2014, 08:17 AM ::
  • Bidding Farewell To Queen Lane, Looking Ahead For PHA
    With tomorrow morning's implosion of Queen Lane Apartments, the Philadelphia Housing Authority will have demolished 23 of the 36 residential high-rises they built in the 1950s and 60s. Ryan Briggs exa…Fri, 12 Sep 2014, 12:27 PM ::
  • City Council Bets On Cig Tax Before Reassumption of Education Board
    Efforts to dissolve SRC will have to wait, goats cleaning up the Manayunk Bridge Trail head, SEPTA’s desperation with naming rights, and Fishtown’s Delaware Station up for saleFri, 12 Sep 2014, 09:53 AM ::
  • A Peek Inside Cunningham Piano
    Yesterday we told you about Cunningham Piano, and Mural Arts' project to restore hand painted signs on the company's workshop. Today we bring you a look at what's behind the facade, courtesy of Joseph…Thu, 11 Sep 2014, 12:23 PM ::

Philly Chit Chat


  • One Man’s Trash: Week 34 Report
    WEEK 34: Allens Lane & Lincoln Drive to Carpenter’s Woods Maps/photos to come. GLASS 1 12oz bottle Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat 1 12oz bottle Yuengling Lager 1 12oz bottle Miller High Life 1 12oz bott…Fri, 5 Sep 2014, 09:18 PM ::
  • One Man’s Trash: Week 33 Report
    WEEK 33: Crefeld Street to Cedars House Maps/photos to come. GLASS 1 40oz bottle Budweiser 1 jar Classico pasta sauce METAL 1 12oz can Coors Light 1 12oz can Busch Light STYROFOAM 1 big random pc styr…Wed, 3 Sep 2014, 09:20 PM ::
  • One Man’s Trash: Week 32 Report
    WEEK 32: Bells Mill Road to Valley Green Maps/photos to come. GLASS 4 wine bottles no labels STYROFOAM 1 16oz cup 1 10oz cup 3 pcs random styrofoam PAPER 1 Tastykake pie box lemon 2 tubs fishing bait…Mon, 1 Sep 2014, 09:30 PM ::
  • One Man’s Trash: Week 31 Report
    WEEK 31: Devil’s Pool work party For a group of four people (me, Sarah, Seth, and Eric, who is vacating his post as FOW’s volunteer coorindator — best of luck, buddy), we sure made quick work of the c…Wed, 6 Aug 2014, 09:43 PM ::
  • One Man’s Trash: Week 30 Report
    WEEK 30: Mt Airy Avenue to Westview Street Maps/photos to come. METAL 3 12oz cans Coors Light (crushed) 1 12oz can Diet Coke (share with BFF) 1 12oz can Budweiser 1 12oz can Arizona Arnold Palmer 1 16…Mon, 4 Aug 2014, 11:01 PM ::

Philly Mag

  • Brian Sims: I Will Bring Victims to Harrisburg to Change the Law
    You can sign the “Change PA Hate Crime Law to include Sexual Orientation” petition all you want, but the real change is going to have to come from within the Pennsylvania state legislature. The good n…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 12:34 PM ::
  • 10th Annual Chefs’ Dinner for PAWS
    The Philadelphia Eagles were playing on the road Monday night (and they won another nail-biter!), so Philadelphia’s finest chefs took over the Linc for the sold-out 10th annual Chefs’ Dinner fundraise…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 12:17 PM ::
  • Market Report: How to De-Pill Sweaters With This Magic Tool
    The bad news: There’s no way to predict whether a sweater will pill—it happens to even the most expensive knits. The good news: There’s a whole science to sweater pilling, and great advice for getting…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 12:01 PM ::
  • Gay Bashing Witness: “I Don’t See How It Could Be Self-Defense”
    Geoff Nagle lives on the 3rd floor of an apartment building on the corner of 16th and Chancellor streets, and he saw last Thursday’s brutal attack from his window, where he took this photo of one of t…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 12:01 PM ::
  • TONIGHT: Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll
    While many will be enjoying Feastival this evening, there’s another food event that won’t completely drain your wallet. The Dollar Stroll on Baltimore Avenue is happening tonight, September 18th from…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 12:00 PM ::
  • Dog Missing From Philadelphia Area Found in Oregon
    A dog missing from a Philadelphia suburb was found nearly 3,000 miles away in a suburb of Portland, Oregon. Someone in the city of Tualatin spotted a Jack Russell terrier and brought it to an animal s…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 11:54 AM ::
  • City Voters Will Get Say on SRC Future
    City voters will get their chance to weigh in on the future of Philadelphia schools in November: City Council today approved a non-binding referendum on whether the state-controlled School Reform Comm…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 11:54 AM ::
  • Council Passes Tweaked Marijuana Decriminalization Bill
    Marijuana decriminalization is one step closer to reality. City Council today approved a revised decriminalization bill aimed at ending arrests for possession of small amounts of pot. Instead, offende…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 11:43 AM ::
  • What They’re Saying About the Eagles
    Here’s a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles this week. Kevin Clark of the Wall Street Journal reports on the Eagles calling on a couple college professors to advise them: H…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 11:30 AM ::
  • RealtyTrac Heat Map Reveals Where Millennials and Baby Boomers Are Going
    Which counties are seeing an influx of millennials? Which are seeing rapid emigration? And where the heck are baby boomers going? RealtyTrac’s latest report answers these and other questions after ana…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 11:30 AM ::



Shmitten Kitten

  • Real Talk: I Need A Date To My Friend's Wedding
    As wedding season draws to its (merciful) close, I'm faced with one final nuptial hurrah, courtesy of two of my nearest and dearest friends who -- in a shameless attempt to make the rest of us feel ba…Tue, 29 Jul 2014, 09:46 AM ::
  • Flippin' Our Shades At Author and Blogger Samantha Irby
    pic swiped from Curbside SplendorSamantha Irby is my favorite writer. Her blog, B…Fri, 25 Jul 2014, 03:34 PM ::
  • Tip Our Hats: Guys Who Stake Their Claim On Me
    I love, love, love when he does little gestures to let everyone around us know that we're together. Like when we're ending the night at his corner dive taking down beers the way Ryan Howard would take…Wed, 23 Jul 2014, 03:06 PM ::
  • Attention People With Dilemmas: I Can Help!
    I'm not sure if you've heard, but I'm writing a NEW weekly advice column over on The Frisky called, Make It Stop.Mon, 21 Jul 2014, 05:03 PM ::
  • I Legit LOL'ed At This Terry Richardson Spoof Video "I Stand With Dick"
    My homegirl Rose Surnow wrote and directed this pitch perfect Terry Richardson-inspired video called, I Stand With Dick. It completely captures the lunacy surrounding his fandom. Rose is a funny lady…Thu, 3 Jul 2014, 01:17 PM ::
  • Bonerkiller: Guys Who Won't Make a Move
    You know what?  I'm exhausted.It's July, the month of exponentially increased sweat production, exponentially increased air conditioning bills, short skirts and tube tops at all times, constant leg sh…Tue, 1 Jul 2014, 11:49 AM ::
  • I'm Leaving You And I'm Taking the Dive Bar With Me
    I live in a city that’s all about its corner bars. I hang out with a lot of guys at corner bars. It’s what I like to do. Go on a date? Forget it. Throw this lady a beer and shot and we can bypass the…Wed, 21 May 2014, 03:39 PM ::
  • Tip Our Hats: Guys Who Have Tight "Morning After" Game
    Holy hell, Spring is finally in full swing. Leaves are on the trees, co-ed softball players are back in the parks, and the sidewalk cafes are open for day-drinking pink wine. Famously cranky New Yorke…Tue, 20 May 2014, 10:27 AM ::
  • Pics and Vids: Finally, An Honest Wedding RSVP Card
    Happy wedding season, everyone!via Wed, 14 May 2014, 10:22 AM ::
  • Flippin' Our Shades at Comedian Chip Chantry
    By day, Chip Chantry is a fourth grade teacher. But by night, well, he's still a fourth grade teacher, however he does stand up comedy too! He won Helium Comedy Club's Philly's Phunniest 2013 competit…Tue, 13 May 2014, 01:50 PM ::




Real Estate

Naked Philly

  • Race Street Square Appears
    New construction condos in Old CityMr. Fox CommentsOver the last several months, a new four-story building has appeared on the 100 block of Race Street. This quadplex, which has been dubbed Race Stree…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 11:22 AM ::
  • We Finally Made Our Way to Pier 53
    And it's pretty awesomeLou Mancinelli CommentsAlong the river just south of Washington Avenue, you can walk out along a new boardwalk above the water at Pier 53. You can climb a spiral staircase that…Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 08:23 AM ::
  • New Facades for Carpenter Square
    Homes get a faceliftMr. Fox CommentsThe other week, we passed by Carpenter Square on 17th Street just south of Carpenter, and saw some work happening that piqued our interest. This project, in case yo…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 03:34 PM ::
  • Run Down Building Getting Fixed Up at 40th & Baring
    Comes as a shock to nobodyMr. Fox CommentsAs the vacant land near 40th & Baring has continued to fill in with new construction student housing, it comes as no surprise that existing properties are now…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 02:04 PM ::
  • Double-wide Pennsport Building Under Construction
    Will be a really big houseMr. Fox CommentsThe other day, we spotted some construction activity at 1117 S. 2nd St., a double-wide property in Pennsport. This building, according to an old listing, was…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 11:11 AM ::
  • Delorean Time Machine: EZ Park
    At least the mural is sweetDavid Tomar CommentsToday, the most significant thing about the northeast corner of 13th & Locust is on the building next to it, which casts a stunning mural against the bus…Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 07:14 AM ::
  • Another Skinny House Coming Up on Coral Street
    Joining its brethrenMr. Fox CommentsA couple months back, we visitied the 2200 block of Coral Street, noting the appearance of a new home at 2231 Coral St. and foundations for two more next door. The…Tue, 16 Sep 2014, 04:14 PM ::
  • Brewerytown Corner Warehouse Gets a New Life
    We would have probably torn it down...Mr. Fox CommentsLast year, we brought 2940 W. Thompson St. to your attention, noting that the vacant one story warehouse that had been owned for decades by PHDC a…Tue, 16 Sep 2014, 02:19 PM ::
  • Trading Licenses for Lumber on Columbus Blvd.
    No clue whether the wait times will be similarMr. Fox CommentsThe DMV experience is generally terrible- a few Simpsons episodes featuring Patty and Selma have driven this point home. But our experienc…Tue, 16 Sep 2014, 09:14 AM ::
  • Development Opportunity Near the El?
    Warehouse plus vacant lotMr. Fox CommentsWith all the recent action on Front Street in Northern Liberties, Fishtown, and South Kensington, it's no surprise that people who own properties on this long…Mon, 15 Sep 2014, 04:03 PM ::

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