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  • Surveillance Video Captures Alleged Road Rage Shooting
    Police say a gunman fired at a SUV on a busy Philadelphia street in an alleged case of extreme road rage. People who live in the Allegheny West neighborhood where it happened say they heard gunshots a…Fri, 1 Aug 2014, 12:38 AM ::
  • Country Music Superstar Blake Shelton Performs Free Concert In AC
    Blake Shelton is set to take the stage for a free concert in Atlantic City on Thursday night.Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 10:45 PM ::
  • Survivor Of Carjacking Crash Speaks
    One of the survivors of last week's carjacking crash that killed three children spoke with FOX 29’s Chris O’Connell on Thursday.Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 10:41 PM ::
  • New Castle Man Charged In Bank Robbery
    Delaware State Police say they have charged a New Castle man in connection with a robbery at a Citizens Bank in Newark.Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 08:47 PM ::
  • Atlantic City hosts free Blake Shelton concert
    More than 60,000 fans are rocking to a free Blake Shelton concert on the Atlantic City beach.Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 07:43 PM ::
  • Funding for Philly schools stalls in Capitol
    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has harsh words for the state Legislature's intra-Republican Party squabble that is stalling funding for the city's schools.Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 07:20 PM ::
  • Delco SPCA Cares For Dog Found Stabbed, Seeks Information
    The Delco SPCA is asking for the public’s help in finding a person responsible for stabbing a dog that was found on the property of DELCORA, a water treatment facility in Chester.Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 06:38 PM ::
  • PennDOT Contractor Arraigned On $3.6M Theft Charge
    A PennDOT contractor and inspector are free on bail after being arraigned on criminal charges in the theft of $3.6 million in taxpayers' money.Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 05:23 PM ::
  • Southbound Lanes Reopen On I-495 Bridge In Delaware
    Breaking news out of Delaware, and the news is good. SkyFOX was live Thursday over the Interstate 495 bridge in Wilmington, where the southbound lanes reopened at 5 p.m. after a nearly two-month closu…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 05:20 PM ::
  • Home owned by Trump holdout sells at auction
    By SAMANTHA HENRY Associated Press An Atlantic City-area real estate figure has bought at auction a property that earned its owner near-folk hero status for resisting decades of overtures from develop…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 03:54 PM ::




  • Iraq hero to be honored with bridge name
    When the $28 million bridge is completed in Lehighton, it will be named in honor of a soldier who gave his life to protect our freedoms. The bridge, currently under construction over the Lehigh River…Fri, 1 Aug 2014, 01:04 AM ::
  • 2nd Annual LGBT Night coming back to FirstEnergy Stadium
    Monday night is the 2nd Annual LGBT Night at FirstEnergy Stadium. LGBT Night, sponsored by Go Greater Reading, takes place during the Fightin' Phils versus Harrisburg Senators game starting at 7:05 p…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 11:28 PM ::
  • Red Rose approves pursuing merger with BARTA
    BARTA is another step closer to merging with its Lancaster County counterpart. The Red Rose Transit Authority voted unanimously Thursday night in favor of pursuing the merger. BARTA's board approved…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 11:03 PM ::
  • Berks man dies in accident after hitting tree, overturning vehicle
    A one-car accident left a 21 year-old Berks County man dead Thursday. The crash, involving an overturned vehicle, was reported shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday in the 1100 block of Windsor Castle Road…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 11:02 PM ::
  • Carjackers' plan fails when gun falls apart, police say
    Neighbors are on edge after an attempted carjacking in Reading. Police say it was foiled when the handgun of one of the carjackers fell apart. The carjackers are still on the loose. Everybody around…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 10:59 PM ::
  • Nazareth could start regulating rentals
    Borough officials say the Nazareth community is set to join a number of other Lehigh Valley municipalities in regulating and inspecting rental properties. Nazareth Council will introduce an ordinance…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 10:57 PM ::
  • Parking tickets doubled during Musikfest
    If you're headed to Musikfest in Bethlehem, make sure the spot you're parking in is legal. Once again, parking tickets are getting more expensive for the festival. It's a move that's got people divid…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 10:26 PM ::
  • RAWA authorizes execution of new lease, requests small changes
    Reading Area Water Authority (RAWA) moved to authorize execution of the 4th Amendment to the lease agreement between RAWA and the City of Reading on Thursday, but not without leaving room for small c…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 10:25 PM ::
  • Phillipsburg Middle School music teacher arrested
    Vincent J. Pettinelli, a music teacher at Phillipsburg Middle School, is accused of recording a student's intimate body parts and was charged with invasion of privacy by Phillipsburg police Wednesday…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 10:22 PM ::
  • Allentown teacher dies in motorcycle accident
    A 47-year-old Allentown School District teacher died in a motorcycle accident early Wednesday evening in Lower Macungie Township. Gregory Tyson, who taught kindergarten at Roosevelt Elementary School…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 07:39 PM ::



  • Phila. hospitals stop giving free formula to new mothers
    All birthing hospitals in Philadelphia have abandoned the decades-long practice of giving formula to new mothers to take home, a significant milestone in efforts to raise the city's breast-feeding rat…Fri, 1 Aug 2014, 01:39 AM ::
  • New Phila. police contract award includes narcotics rotation
    An arbitration panel has awarded a new contract to more than 6,000 Philadelphia police officers that includes raises and other benefits costing about $69 million more than the administration had budge…Fri, 1 Aug 2014, 01:35 AM ::
  • A.C.'s little house on the prairie sells for $530,000
    ATLANTIC CITY - Vera Coking finally cashed in. And like the rest of Atlantic City these days, the price came at a steep discount.Fri, 1 Aug 2014, 01:35 AM ::
  • Cigarette-tax vote canceled, imperiling Philly schools
    HARRISBURG - Legislators on Thursday canceled a vote on a new cigarette tax for Philadelphia, casting doubt on whether the city's schools would be able to safely open on time in September.Fri, 1 Aug 2014, 01:33 AM ::
  • N.J. Senate acts on bail overhaul, Assembly to vote Monday
    TRENTON - The New Jersey Senate passed two proposals Thursday that would upend the state's bail system, hours after Gov. Christie delivered a special address imploring lawmakers to act.Fri, 1 Aug 2014, 01:33 AM ::
  • Ebola deaths top 700 in West Africa
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking…Fri, 1 Aug 2014, 01:33 AM ::
  • Christie urges lawmakers to change bail system
    Gov. Christie on Wednesday urged lawmakers to vote for changes he says are needed to reverse the utter failure of New Jersey's bail system, declaring that we are nearly out of time to act.Fri, 1 Aug 2014, 12:00 AM ::
  • 'Bro Country' comes to Philly - and the whole U.S.A.
    One morning in March, Sheryl Crow was tuned to a country radio station in Nashville while driving her kids to school.Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 11:25 PM ::
  • Medical workers say violence is too often part of the job
    Last week's shooting at an outpatient office on the campus of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital was a reminder that the healing professions can be surprisingly dangerous.Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 04:47 PM ::
  • Six cops charged with robbery, kidnapping, extortion
    Stories of shakedowns, brutality, kidnapping, and theft have dogged a group of the city's Narcotics Field Unit officers for nearly a decade. But despite multiple investigations, cases against them nev…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 01:21 PM ::


  • Phila. hospitals stop giving free formula to new mothers
    All birthing hospitals in Philadelphia have abandoned the decades-long practice of giving formula to new mothers to take home, a significant milestone in efforts to raise the city's breast-feeding rat…Fri, 1 Aug 2014, 01:39 AM ::
  • Phila. principal wins national award
    Chris Lehmann, the founding principal of Philadelphia's Science Leadership Academy, has shown Bill Gates around the magnet high school in Center City.Fri, 1 Aug 2014, 01:36 AM ::
  • William Pilling, 91, an executive
    William S. Pilling II, 91, of Penn Valley, a pharmaceutical company executive, died Tuesday, July 29, at Wellington Terrace in West Chester.Fri, 1 Aug 2014, 01:36 AM ::
  • Mary Masino, 76, mother of seven
    Mary Collins was hanging out one day in their South Philadelphia neighborhood with a cousin, Flossie Druding, when she made a life-shaping revelation.Fri, 1 Aug 2014, 01:35 AM ::
  • Camps aim to boost youth interest in field hockey
    Eliza Pentz picked up her first field hockey stick about the time that most children are learning to count by twos. The Radnor teenager was 6, and her mother had played the game before her.Fri, 1 Aug 2014, 01:35 AM ::
  • New Phila. police contract award includes narcotics rotation
    An arbitration panel has awarded a new contract to more than 6,000 Philadelphia police officers that includes raises and other benefits costing about $69 million more than the administration had budge…Fri, 1 Aug 2014, 01:35 AM ::
  • Senate OKs renaming 30th Street Station for Gray
    WASHINGTON - The plan to rename 30th Street Station for former Philadelphia U.S. Rep. Bill Gray is heading to President Obama for his signature.Fri, 1 Aug 2014, 01:35 AM ::
  • Abington launches red-light camera program
    Two years after the Pennsylvania legislature allowed red-light camera systems to expand beyond Philadelphia, Abington is the only suburb to install one.Fri, 1 Aug 2014, 01:35 AM ::
  • A.C.'s little house on the prairie sells for $530,000
    ATLANTIC CITY - Vera Coking finally cashed in. And like the rest of Atlantic City these days, the price came at a steep discount.Fri, 1 Aug 2014, 01:35 AM ::
  • Blake Shelton draws 60,000 to free A.C. concert
    ATLANTIC CITY - With crashing waves beside them and a huge stage ahead, more than 60,000 people got a picture-perfect beach day here Thursday - and a free Blake Shelton concert.Fri, 1 Aug 2014, 01:35 AM ::


Delco Times

  • Delco League Baseball: Wheatley helps Upper Darby get back in series
    RADNOR - A night earlier, Upper Darby got a wakeup call when it was crushed by perennial Delco League power Wayne in the opener of the best-of-5 semifinal series. So Thursday night, Upper Darby turned…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 11:18 PM ::
  • Covanta spells out plan for incinerator
    CHESTER - The Chester Environmental Justice organization met Thursday night to discuss residents' concerns with a land development proposal made by Covanta, which operates a trash incinerator on Highl…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 11:01 PM ::
  • Springfield gears up for National Night Out
    SPRINGFIELD--The Springfield Township Police Department, in conjunction with the Target Corporation, will again sponsor the annual Crime Prevention and National Night Out celebration. The family-frien…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 10:58 PM ::
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    UPPER DARBY - A neighborhood dispute led to the arrest of a 48-year-old man who allegedly waived a gun at a half dozen people, later telling police he feared for his safety.Giuseppe Zimbello, 48, of t…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 09:33 PM ::
  • Casey touts need for derailment aid bill
    If a train derails that's bad enough news. But if that train is carrying toxic liquids that can leak into the air or water, then it can become full-blown disaster.Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., is hoping that…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 09:31 PM ::
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    HAVERFORD - A 17-year-old Upper Darby boy was nabbed stealing from parked vehicles in neighborhoods near Township Line Road The boy, who is not being named because he is a juvenile, was with two other…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 09:28 PM ::
  • Five face more charges in union extortion case
    The list of charges against five former members of Ironworkers Local 401 who allegedly participated in a campaign to intimidate and assault non-union workers and sabotage job sites has grown by two. T…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 09:22 PM ::
  • Sunoco pipeline project still on schedule despite judge's ruling
    Sunoco Logistics' plans to connect Marcus Hook to the Marcellus Shale via pipeline continues forward, despite an administrative law judge's recommendation on the project.Dubbed the Mariner East projec…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 09:19 PM ::
  • Four busted for attempted Upper Darby home invasion
    UPPER DARBY - Four Philadelphia men are behind bars charged with trying to break into a home owned by an Asian American businessman on Wednesday.Police believe the suspects targeted the Linden Avenue…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 09:18 PM ::
  • Wait is over! Southbound I-495 reopens
    WILMINGTON - There is relief for those harried drivers trying to get to the Delaware beaches via I-495 and I-95.Delaware Transportation officials announced the reopening of the southbound lanes of I-4…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 09:14 PM ::


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Inquirer Business

  • Judge OKs bonus plan linked to Revel auction
    A bankruptcy judge on Wednesday approved a bonus plan that could pay a total of $1.75 million to executives of the Revel casino and hotel, which is scheduled for auction next week.Fri, 1 Aug 2014, 12:00 AM ::
  • Several small cars fare poorly in crash tests
    DETROIT - The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 small cars to earn a top rating of good in new frontal crash tests.Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 12:34 PM ::
  • In limbo on the Delaware
    A Greek-owned cargo ship has been anchored in the Delaware River for nearly 16 weeks, with 20 crew on board, caught in a quagmire between U.S. Coast Guard demands for operational repairs, and an owner…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 12:07 PM ::
  • PREIT gets a partner for Gallery makeover
    Ever since discount designer-apparel department store Century 21 signed on in April as an anchor tenant in the Gallery at Market East, retail analysts have speculated what else might move in. Among th…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 12:03 PM ::
  • New charges in Ironworkers union vandalism case
    As a business development team, the Shadow Crew was effective, federal prosecutors said: One nighttime visit from the crew, and nonunion contractors reluctant to hire union ironworkers would change th…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 05:33 AM ::
  • Amtrak's on-time performance runs off the rails
    Amtrak trains have been late nearly 30 percent of the time in the last 12 months, considerably worse than the year before.Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 01:35 AM ::
  • Business news in brief
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  • Stocks flatten as Fed cuts bond buying
    NEW YORK - A cheerful report on the U.S. economy, rising profits, and no surprises from the Federal Reserve had the stock market closing about where it started Wednesday.Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 01:33 AM ::
  • Mall developer Macerich Co. to invest $106.8M in Gallery revival effort
    California-based Macerich Co., which owns 55 U.S. shopping centers including the Deptford Mall, will invest $106.8 million in a joint venture to redevelop the Gallery at Market East and offer accessib…Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 02:33 PM ::
  • William Penn Foundation leader departing after six months
    The William Penn Foundation's new leader will leave Aug. 31 after six months on the job. Peter J. Degnan, who came to William Penn as managing director at the beginning of March from his post as vice…Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 02:20 PM ::


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Drug and Device Law

  • Court: It's Only Unconstitutional If You, Not We, Do It
    A bit of a rant today. We’ve just read Gibson v. American Cyanamid Co., ___ F.3d ___, 2014 WL 3643353 (7th Cir. July 24, 2014), and we have to say that it’s one of the most constitutionally arrogant d…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 04:12 PM ::
  • Innovator Liability at 100
    This post is only from the Reed Smith (more properly, the non-Dechert) side of the blog.One hundred what, you say?Certainly not years; the awful Conte v. Wyeth, Inc., 85 Cal. Rptr.3d 299, (Cal. App. 2…Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 09:20 AM ::
  • More Maya
    The other day ESPN’s Sportscenter ran a teaser entitled “Less of Maya Moore.”  WNBA player Maya Moore had what was for her a less than stellar night, but her teammates on the Minnesota Lynx picked up…Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 09:18 AM ::
  • Lack of Specificity OK in Kentucky
                When a decision says the Court finds much of the reasoning in Bausch, Stengel, and Hughes particularly persuasive, you don’t have to be the Amazing Kreskin to guess that we aren’t going t…Tue, 29 Jul 2014, 02:08 PM ::
  • Privacy of Medical Information: Still No Harm, Still No Foul
    We expanded our practice into data privacy and security out of practical necessity.  Expectations surrounding privacy of personal information are evolving, and the laws that regulate data privacy chan…Mon, 28 Jul 2014, 04:30 PM ::
  • Guest Post - Another Third Party Payor Case Is Shown The Door
    Today we have this guest post from Reed Smith's Andrew Stillufsen about a recent defense win in a third party payer (or is itpayor?) case here in the Eastern District of Pennsyvania.  We hope you find…Fri, 25 Jul 2014, 04:13 PM ::
  • Testing the Limits of Prescription Drug Preemption
    Just how far can a state go in regulating prescription drugs?  The simple answer is that states can go nowhere and that FDA is king in this field under the FDCA and the Supremacy Clause.  But we all k…Thu, 24 Jul 2014, 11:00 AM ::
  • The Next Best Thing to Removal
    Okay, so you’d really like to remove that case that the other side filed in one of the notorious litigation tourist traps, but. . . .  The insignificant in-state – that is to say, nondiverse – defenda…Wed, 23 Jul 2014, 09:48 AM ::
  • Court Dismisses Balderdash Solodyn Complaint
     The genius who devised the theory of evolution.  The statesman who defended Western Civilization against the Nazis.  The man who freed a subcontinent via the majesty of nonviolent resistance.  The gr…Wed, 23 Jul 2014, 07:00 AM ::
  • No Duty for Sales Representatives in the Operating Room
                If anyone is still shocked that medical device manufacturers’ sales representatives are present during surgery – don’t be.  It’s a common practice.  If you don’t believe us, see our posts…Tue, 22 Jul 2014, 02:50 PM ::


Philly Record

  • POLS ON THE STREET: Feds Are Worrying Philadelphia Jurists Needlessly
    BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Feds keep losing, but still keep trying, with unlimited funds drawn from taxpayers, to do in Philadelphia’s political family – and in particular to disgrace its court system. We can o…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 01:28 PM ::
  • ANOTHER OPINION: Corbett’s Pension ‘Reform’ Yields False Savings
    BY STATE REP. MIKE STURLA/ I’ve been following with interest recent pronouncements from Gov. Tom Corbett claiming billions of dollars in “savings” if the Corbett/Tobash pension “reform”, based on ques…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 11:53 AM ::
    KENNEY URGES MAYOR TO EASE UP ON POT Councilman at Large James F. Kenney delivered a letter to Mayor Michael Nutter urging him to swiftly sign and implement City Council Bill 140377, which creates a c…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 11:48 AM ::
  • updated Jul 31
    Jul. 31-            State Rep. Michelle Brownlee hosts Senior Expo at Blumberg Garden Apts., 2311 Jefferson St., Sr. Community Rm., 10 a.m.-1:30 pm. For info (215) 684-3738. Jul. 31-            Counci…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 11:36 AM ::
  • ELEPHANT CORNER: Hank Salvatore, Philly Republican Hero, Is Mourned
    Last week, a great Philadelphian and stalwart Republican passed from this world. FRANK A. “HANK” SALVATORE, at the age of 92, left us. Salvatore represented Northeast Philadelphia in the Pennsylvania…Fri, 25 Jul 2014, 12:24 PM ::
  • CITY HALL SAM: Political Partying Lights Up The Jersey Shore
    CONGRESSMAN BOB BRADY’S annual Brady Bash at the shore was once again a big smash. The Democratic City Chairman hosted a packed house at Westy’s in N. Wildwood over the weekend. Among the VIPs and war…Fri, 25 Jul 2014, 12:11 PM ::
  • OUT & ABOUT: Exposing Academic Corruption In College Sports
    BY DENISE CLAY/ While I am a proud graduate of Temple University, I didn’t start my academic career there. I started college in September 1982 at The Ohio State University, one of those places where f…Fri, 25 Jul 2014, 11:52 AM ::
  • Are Pennsylvania Population Changes Working Against Corbett?
    BY TONY WEST/ Time is not kind to Gov. Tom Corbett’s reelection hopes. The Pennsylvania that harbors his political base is not growing. His opposition’s stronghold, on the other hand, is growing. Yike…Thu, 24 Jul 2014, 12:15 PM ::
  • POLS ON THE STREET: Stack’s Backyard Supporters?
    BY JOE SHAHEELI/ If you consider yourself a pro at handicapping future elections, you should easily come up with the answer to the question headlining this column. Working and praying and hoping and k…Thu, 24 Jul 2014, 12:10 PM ::
  • ANOTHER OPINION: Covering Up Unemployment In Pennsylvania
    BY FRANK A. SIRIANNI/ Lately we have all been reading that Gov. Tom Corbett is taking credit for the alleged “relatively low” unemployment rate here in Pennsylvania. As he runs for reelection, he says…Thu, 24 Jul 2014, 11:36 AM ::








  • Phillies thump Nats, but Lee likely done for season
    The Phillies didn't make a single trade before Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, then likely lost Cliff Lee for the remainder of the season to a recurring elbow injury at Nationals Park. At this p…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 11:36 PM ::
  • Facing Nats, Hernandez out to build on terrific start
    When Doug Fister takes the mound Friday night at Nationals Park, he'll be looking to become the first Nationals pitcher to win six straight decisions since Tanner Roark won seven consecutive Aug. 10-S…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 11:06 PM ::
  • Lee back to DL with recurrence of left elbow strain
    In another blow to the Phillies, Cliff Lee left Thursday's 10-4 victory against the Nationals in the third inning with a recurrence of a flexor pronator strain in his left elbow, the club announced. A…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 08:44 PM ::
  • Amaro says Phils didn't overvalue players at Deadline
    The Phillies are headed to their third consecutive season without a winning record and it is clear they need to make changes to have any shot to win in the future. But with a slew of players available…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 07:37 PM ::
  • Byrd not surprised he wasn't moved at Deadline
    Almost everybody in baseball seemed surprised the Phillies could not trade Marlon Byrd before Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline. Not Byrd.Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 06:29 PM ::
  • Papelbon doesn't get his wish to be traded
    Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon practically begged to be traded to a contender before Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, but he did not get his wish.Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 06:29 PM ::
  • Revere-sionist history: Phillie center of attention
    One of the best and most enduring lines ever uttered during a telecast of any baseball game came from the lips of -- well, we'll get to that. When it was said and where it was said for the first time…Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 05:49 PM ::
  • Phillies can't contain Mets' offense, drop road set
    The Phillies lost an opportunity to win consecutive series for the first time since late April with an 11-2 loss to the Mets. Jimmy Rollins hit a pinch-hit homer, but the bullpen allowed a five-run se…Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 05:30 PM ::
  • Hamels unlikely to be dealt prior to Deadline
    There have been numerous reports recently about Cole Hamels' availability, but sources told that the Phillies have had no substantive talks with any team about their ace.Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 12:03 PM ::
  • Cards likely not looking at Phils' arms before Deadline
    The Phillies seem to have temporarily lost another trade partner, as the Cardinals filled a starting pitching need by acquiring tight-hander Justin Masterson from the Indians.Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 12:03 PM ::


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  • Phillies 2014 Trade Deadline Preview – Orioles Prospects
    Baltimore is hanging onto first place in the AL East, but it’s an open five team race.  Their pitching staff, both the rotation and bullpen, are below average, and second base is one of their weaker p…Mon, 28 Jul 2014, 08:38 PM ::
  • Phillies 2014 Trade Deadline Preview – Dodgers Prospects
    The Phillies should be prepared to be sellers at this deadline, and unlike the last two years when they probably should have been, it seems like reality is finally setting in for Ruben Amaro.  The pro…Fri, 18 Jul 2014, 10:00 PM ::
  • Phillies Minor Leagues Review 2014 – Williamsport Crosscutters
    With the Phillies’ emphasis on college players in last month’s draft, Williamsport should have a chance to reach the playoffs for the first time as a Phillies affiliate.  Despite that, the Crosscutter…Tue, 8 Jul 2014, 11:35 PM ::
  • Phillies 2014 Draft Review – Hitters
    The Phillies’ draft strategy on emphasizing college players also applied to the hitters, and in an era where the pool of college bats keeps getting worse and worse, maybe it’s not too wise.  It’s diff…Mon, 30 Jun 2014, 11:19 PM ::
  • Phillies 2014 Draft Review – Pitchers
    Earlier this month, the Phillies had what was one of their most important drafts in a while.  Up until now, it had been pretty rare for them to pick in the top 10 in recent years, so it’s pretty impor…Mon, 23 Jun 2014, 11:07 PM ::
  • Phillies 2014 Draft Preview – Pitchers
    Sunday’s no-hitter will put the focus on the Phillies’ lack of offense, but their pitching depth, as well as most everything in the system, is poor.  Injuries have hurt a player or two, but that doesn…Mon, 26 May 2014, 10:11 PM ::
  • Phillies 2014 Draft Preview – Batters
    Unlike last week, none of these players will be considered for the Phillies’ first pick.  Drafts are more than one pick though, and right now, all eight could be options in the second round or maybe e…Mon, 19 May 2014, 10:32 PM ::
  • MLB Draft 2014: Potential Phillies Targets
    Originally this week, I wanted to write about some non-top 30 prospects having good seasons.  Since there are so few of them, and the few that are really aren’t even doing that well, I’m moving onto t…Mon, 12 May 2014, 11:45 PM ::

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  • PW's Year of Beer: Sierra Nevada/Allagash Myron's Walk
    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 The…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 01:10 PM ::
  • PW's Year of Beer: Ithaca Flower Power
    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 Even…Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 02:15 PM ::
  • "Code Black" effectively rings the health care crisis alarm
    Early in Code Black, a hospital tech quietly moves in behind a line of doctors, mopping up the blood of a patient who’s died. It’s an unavoidable symbol, and in the current climate of American health…Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 01:15 PM ::
  • First Person Arts Podcast: Orchestrating Change
    The first African American female pianist to play at Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Blanche Burton-Lyles, tells her story; Henry Nicolas shares how his personal experiences dr…Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 12:42 PM ::
  • Café Ynez does Mexican, rotisserie—and breakfast, too
    It’s easy to forget just how transporting a great guacamole can be. And, indeed, who could blame those of us who fall into the trap of brushing it off once in a while: There are just so many lousy one…Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 12:05 PM ::
  • "Guardians of the Galaxy" the start of something big
    Comic book-movie juggernaut Marvel Studios is on such a roll, it’s tackling its more obscure properties, hoping to hit franchise gold. Enter Guardians of the Galaxy, a zany big-budget action flick tha…Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 11:56 AM ::
  • Savage Love
    I’m a 27-year-old straight guy who’s been in an open relationship for six years. I often seek out extracurricular activities, but I am unsure of how to bring up my situation without doors closing. I w…Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 11:54 AM ::
  • Why a crew of Philly educators are taking their kids down to the river
    The Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory wants students to become captains of their own destinies. Jesus Castro is carefully explaining to a handful of teenagers the process of riveting the curved wooden…Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 11:50 AM ::
  • The goodtime guys of Minka ready for next round
    Ari Rubin knows how to tell a good story. Like the time he met a would-be coke dealer at Garage who hit on his girlfriend then offered he and the rest of Minka an invitation to play a rooftop gig that…Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 11:46 AM ::
  • "Oblivious" puts abuse up front, in your face
    As much as society, culture and technology have advanced over the years, there are still some horrific statistics that illustrate the inhumane treatment of women and children across the globe: 1.2 mil…Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 11:35 AM ::


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  • "Oblivious" puts abuse up front, in your face
    As much as society, culture and technology have advanced over the years, there are still some horrific statistics that illustrate the inhumane treatment of women and children across the globe: 1.2 mil…Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 11:35 AM ::
  • Calendar: July 30-August 6
    Wednesday, July 30 MUSIC West Philadelphia Orchestra Penn Museum is breaking the stuffy-museum stereotype with its family-friendly summer concert series, which continues tonight with an outdoor perfor…Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 11:00 AM ::
  • PW's Weekend Picks: July 25-27
    Friday, July 25 MUSIC XPoNential Music Festival There’s something for everyone at XPoNential, the 21st consecutive outdoor summer music festival from the radio mothership, WXPN. Well, maybe not hip-ho…Fri, 25 Jul 2014, 01:09 PM ::
  • Kash Goins gives Miller's "Salesman" new life
    Arthur Miller’s 1949 classic Death of a Salesman is renowned for its timeless exploration of what happens when a life teeming with tedium and unmet expectations yields tragic results. It’s a story tha…Wed, 23 Jul 2014, 12:35 PM ::
  • Calendar: July 23-30
    Wednesday, July 23 MUSIC The John Byrne Band Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Pastorius Park concert series features the John Byrne Band for its second to last performance of the summer. Led by D…Tue, 22 Jul 2014, 06:09 PM ::
  • PW's Weekend Picks: July 18-20
    Friday, July 18 MUSIC Puss N Boots Incredibly, its been 12 whole years since we first heard Norah Jones’ breathy croons on “Don’t Know Why,” the smash single off her 2002 debut Come Away With Me. The…Fri, 18 Jul 2014, 09:43 AM ::
  • Play nice at the Franklin Flea, bargain hunters
    Whether you’re a collector trying to complete that doggone box set or someone who’s really into knick-knacks, flea markets can be an undeniably appealing treasure trove of discoveries, full of nostalg…Wed, 16 Jul 2014, 11:51 AM ::
  • Calendar: July 16-23
    Wednesday, July 16 OUTDOOR The Oval Opening Get ready for another summer of fun (and free) activities at the Eakins Oval, which kicks off its second season tonight with a newly designed beer garden ma…Wed, 16 Jul 2014, 10:56 AM ::
  • PW's Weekend Picks: July 11-13
    Friday, July 11 EXHIBIT Ron Lambert and Christopher Moss: Gist During our unending quest to achieve “perfection”—be it via our jobs, our homes, our bodies or the gadgets we acquire—more often than not…Fri, 11 Jul 2014, 03:15 PM ::
  • Calendar: July 9-16
    Wednesday, July 9 MUSIC Deb Callahan Band This week’s installment of Pastorius Park’s summer concert series features a headlining set courtesy of the Deb Callahan Band, a Philly-via-Boston blues-soul…Tue, 8 Jul 2014, 05:47 PM ::


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University Life

Drexel University


Temple University

  • University makes SAT optional for new students
    Applicants will now answer four short open-ended questions that will be graded by trained readers.The article University makes SAT optional for new students by Marcus McCarthy appeared first on The Te…Tue, 29 Jul 2014, 05:55 PM ::
  • Community members halt Temple’s purchase of William Penn property
    The university's plans to build fields and a trade school on the property were delayed with an injunction filed by a coalition of community members.The article Community members halt Temple’s purchase…Mon, 28 Jul 2014, 11:44 AM ::
  • University researchers find potential HIV cure
    After nearly two years of research, a molecular combination found to cure cells of HIV was published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The method is still a long way from widespr…Mon, 21 Jul 2014, 09:02 PM ::
  • Fire in old medical building during set demolition
    The cause of the fire, which took 45 minutes to put out, remains unknown by officials.The article Fire in old medical building during set demolition by Sarai Flores appeared first on The Temple News.Fri, 18 Jul 2014, 12:53 PM ::
  • Tuition to rise by $600 following flat state funding
    The University said the money set aside for financial aid will increase by close to $10 million.The article Tuition to rise by $600 following flat state funding by Joe Brandt appeared first on The Tem…Thu, 17 Jul 2014, 03:56 PM ::
  • Criticism of professors’ study grows as university finishes ethics review
    Complaints of biased funding focus on two economics professors’ 2013 private-prison study.The article Criticism of professors’ study grows as university finishes ethics review by Joe Brandt appeared f…Wed, 9 Jul 2014, 08:04 PM ::
  • Norris Apartments receive federal aid for redevelopment
    The university additionally pledged financial and educational support for the future mixed-income housing complexThe article Norris Apartments receive federal aid for redevelopment by Sarai Flores app…Wed, 2 Jul 2014, 09:43 PM ::
  • University to acquire William Penn property
    In a partnership with the LDC Fund, the property is planned to be redeveloped as athletics fields for two of Temple's teams and as a job-training academy that will partner with the university's Colleg…Thu, 19 Jun 2014, 11:54 PM ::
  • University to review ethics complaint regarding two professors
    In a study of privately-run prisons, funding from private prison companies was not originally stated, something the complaint argues influenced objectivity.The article University to review ethics comp…Fri, 13 Jun 2014, 12:36 PM ::
  • Katz remembered by hundreds in memorial service
    Held in the Temple Performing Arts Center, speakers included former President Bill Clinton, former Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell, Gov. Tom Corbett, Mayor Nutter and other prominent people of the…Thu, 5 Jun 2014, 09:42 AM ::



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Technically Philly

City Life


Philadelphia Speaks


Reddit Philly


Hidden City Phila

  • Researchers: World Trade Center Ship Built In Pre-Revolutionary Philly
    Manhattan sloop said to be constructed from similar timber of Independence Hall, Comcast looking for temporary solution to office space shortage, City to get better neighborhood data, minimizing the i…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 01:16 PM ::
  • Under World
    What's life like under the El in Kensington? There are a million answers, and here are a few of them courtesy of three street photographersThu, 31 Jul 2014, 10:28 AM ::
  • In Parkside, Habitat For Humanity Takes On New Challenge: Preservation
    Neighbors and volunteers confront challenges as they attempt to restore their Philadelphia historic register houses. Some preservationists argue that this kind of project, in a low income neighborhood…Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 01:40 PM ::
  • Over $200 Million In Improvements Coming To The Gallery
    Two companies announce their joint venture to revitalize the Market Street mall, two youth-athletic leagues also set to collaborate on new space, preventing inappropriate mixed-use in Bustleton, and c…Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 11:29 AM ::
  • Fairmount Park Guard Houses: A Survivor’s Guide
    The Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust is busy restoring the few of these uniquely Philadelphia buildings that remain. Harry K tells us why they're important and where to find themTue, 29 Jul 2014, 12:34 PM ::
  • Design Advocate Says New Zoning Classification Needs Revision
    Ruben on the dangers of IRMX, US House votes to rename 30th Street Station, a look at the Linc’s $125 makeover, and the street melodies of yoreTue, 29 Jul 2014, 11:24 AM ::
  • Lost & Found (And Lost Again)
    Keep a close eye on construction sites and you sometimes see a hidden layer of history come to light. Peter Woodall has been saving up good examples for a while now and brings us this collectionMon, 28 Jul 2014, 05:17 PM ::
  • NoLibs Zoning Chair Discusses How Best To Ensure Density
    Larry Freedman on the necessity of “sincere and informed” discussions with developers, Ken Weinstein offers to facilitate inclusion of Germantown Ave trestle in regional trail network, St. Joseph’s to…Mon, 28 Jul 2014, 10:28 AM ::
  • A Call For Open Parking Data And The Better Planning It Allows
    Why we can’t ignore the parking problem any longer, developer to talk loft conversion in South Philly, more student housing in UCity, videographer chronicles Philly’s “Makers,” and all taxis to get ca…Fri, 25 Jul 2014, 11:35 AM ::
  • A Place Called The Plateau Is Where Everybody Goes
    With yesterday's dedication of the John K. Binswanger Grove of Park Champions, the Fairmount Park Conservancy ushered in a new era of growth at the Belmont Plateau. It's always been Brad Maule's favor…Thu, 24 Jul 2014, 03:41 PM ::

Philly Chit Chat


  • Introducing The Turnaround
    Summer greetings, summer babes. Just wanted to give a little heads up that I got a thing happening, a happenin’ happenin’. It’s a photography show at Gravy Studio & Gallery in Kensington, and it opens…Thu, 24 Jul 2014, 10:08 AM ::
  • Independence Pass 2014: Brad Maule
    There’s nothing to it, really. No agenda, no mission, no checklist — nothing but the serendipity SEPTA might bring you riding it where it goes. At least that’s been my approach to the Independence Pas…Fri, 27 Jun 2014, 05:17 PM ::
  • Independence Pass 2014: Steve Weinik
    (View map larger HERE.) I can’t give you a compelling narrative to frame the shape of my Independence Pass trip. My plans were loose and I mostly ignored them. By 7pm, I’d ridden 45 miles by bus, trai…Thu, 26 Jun 2014, 03:11 PM ::
  • Independence Pass 2014: Steve Ives
    “We hit em like the El at 60th and Market.” —Black Thought of The Roots, “Adrenaline” I waited until the most personal part of one of the most Philly songs ever written to begin my voyage across Phila…Wed, 25 Jun 2014, 07:18 AM ::
  • Independence Pass 2014: Chris Dougherty
    View Larger Map Getting there?: SEPTA and mobility across our regional divides — an update The day after our second installment of the Independence Pass, locomotive engineers, conductors and electrici…Tue, 24 Jun 2014, 04:20 PM ::

Philly Mag

  • Damon Feldman Says He’s Suing John Bolaris Over Cancelled Michael Lohan Boxing Match
    On Tuesday, we told you that “celebrity boxing” promoter Damon Feldman was organizing a fight featuring John Bolaris, now of The opponent was, Feldman claimed, as yet undetermined:…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 08:13 PM ::
  • What to Wear to the Best of Philly Party
    Perhaps the most frequent question I get asked each year around this time is: So what do I wear to the Best of Philly party? Here are some of my rules for women: 1. Don’t wear an overly fancy, floor-l…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 05:43 PM ::
  • $100 for 100 Oysters, a Bottle of Champagne and a Hotel Room
    Next Tuesday is National Oyster Day, and we already told you about the Oyster House’s big four-course $50 oyster dinner. Well, over in Chestnut Hill, they’ve got a deal of their own. Al Paris’s Paris…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 05:01 PM ::
  • Running Diary: Eagles Practice Observations
    The Eagles were at it again Thursday afternoon at the NovaCare Complex. Here’s what we saw. 11:45 – Big emphasis on press coverage the last two days. That’s something teams can’t work on in the spring…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 04:58 PM ::
  • Camp Notes: Irvin Talks Jordan Matthews
    Jordan Matthews says he isn’t paying much attention to what is being said and written about him so far during training camp. He knows that buzz may only stick around for a news cycle before flying off…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 04:50 PM ::
  • DJ Carl Michaels Presents: 10 Contenders for Song of Summer 2014
    “Where’s the song of the summer?!” That is what I keep hearing from people lately, people who say there just isn’t that one song that’s defining summer 2014. While I’ll admit the season hasn’t been qu…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 04:37 PM ::
  • Ryan Howard’s Blue Bell Home Is Pending Sale
    Ryan Howard’s custom-made home in Montgomery County, placed on the market in June, is now pending sale. The deal is expected to close sometime in August, according to What does it mean? Wh…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 04:36 PM ::
  • SUP Yoga with Aqua Vida Now at Spruce Street Harbor Park
    With the hammocks, great people watching and beer, you’ve already got plenty of reasons to head to Spruce Street Harbor Park this summer, but here’s one more to add to the list: Now you can get your s…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 04:30 PM ::
  • Best of Philly Snapshot: Brian Lawlor, Best Scavenger
    There are two dozen people standing outside a nondescript Kensington warehouse at Cecil B. Moore and North 2nd Street, sweating it out in the sun. They aren’t lost, or part of a pub-crawl or flash mob…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 04:29 PM ::
  • PHOTOS: BHLDN Launches New Gown Styles and Accessories For Fall
    We’ve been expressing our love of BHLDN, the Philly-based bridal sister brand of Anthropologie, ever since it was first unveiled in 2011. Just a couple of weeks ago we told you about their new same-se…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 04:20 PM ::



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

  • Construction at Former Healthy Bites To Go
    What's coming to Devil's Pocket?Mr. Fox CommentsA reader checked in today with a tip that the former home of Healthy Bites at 2521 Christian St. is under construction. In its most recent incarnation a…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 02:34 PM ::
  • Frankford Square is Progressing
    Mixed-use phase starting upMr. Fox CommentsFrankford Avenue continues to make strides, with projects big and small coming down the pike. Frankford Square, a project from AGA Developers that we first t…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 11:11 AM ::
  • Fare Thee Well, Letto Deli Building
    If this plan actually moves forwardMr. Fox CommentsThe former home of the Letto Deli, at 208 S. 13th St., has had a trying past few years. For quite some time, it looked like Jose Garces would be taki…Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 08:39 AM ::
  • Two Homes Appear on E. Huntingdon Street
    Replacing vacant lotsMr. Fox CommentsJust a block off of Lehigh Avenue, around the corner from where the Kensington Community Food Co-op will be opening sometime soon, we recently spotted two new cons…Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 02:03 PM ::
  • Progress at New Building at 38th & Chestnut
    Plus a renderingLou Mancinelli CommentsOld beautiful churches demolished for high-rise development. It could be a headline about elements of redevelopment occurring across Philadelphia. But on Penn's…Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 11:11 AM ::
  • Gallery Renovation Getting Close? Finally?
    Is this thing even on?Mr. Fox CommentsA little less than two years ago, PREIT closed on the purchase of the Kmart building, which meant it controlled the vast majority of the real estate containing th…Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 08:58 AM ::
  • Homes Replacing Blight on Thompson Street
    Never a bad thingMr. Fox CommentsIn April of 2013, we told you about a new home rising at the corner of Orianna & Thompson in South Kensington. That home looks like it's done (as well it should be, a…Tue, 29 Jul 2014, 04:04 PM ::
  • Long Vacant 2nd Street Building Making Comeback
    Adding to the corridorMr. Fox CommentsWe remember back when The 700 was the place to be on 2nd Street, mostly because there weren't too many other places to go. Over the last decade plus, the 2nd Stre…Tue, 29 Jul 2014, 01:55 PM ::
  • Will a Dangerous South Philly Intersection Get Safer?
    Any help would be greatMr. Fox CommentsWe admit it, the Philadelphia street grid makes us feel all warm and fuzzy. When the grid breaks down though, we have problems; heck, we still get lost about 30%…Tue, 29 Jul 2014, 08:53 AM ::
  • A Throng of Skinny Homes Coming to Coral Street
    We don't believe itMr. Fox CommentsIn general, residential developers in Philadelphia prefer a lot that's at least sixteen feet wide. Fifteen-wide lots are considered acceptable, and fourteen-wide lot…Tue, 29 Jul 2014, 07:13 AM ::

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