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  • Spring Break Spolied?
    Due to the long winter and numerous snow days, some school districts have…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 12:40 AM ::
  • Storm Causes Damage to Montco Town
    Strong winds took down several trees in Montgomery County, PA. NBC10's Keith Jones traveled to Abingto…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 12:39 AM ::
  • Spring Snow in Berks County
    A Spring storm brought snow, rain, and sleet to parts of the NBC10 viewing…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 12:38 AM ::
  • Man Threatens Deli Workers With Samurai Sword
    A man was arrested after he allegedly threatened three deli workers with a samurai sword.Photo…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 12:34 AM ::
  • Spring Cold: Freeze Warning in Effect
    Bundle up when you step outside Wednesday morning.Photo Credit: Getty ImagesWed, 16 Apr 2014, 12:31 AM ::
  • $5M Lottery Ticket Sold in Montgomery County
    Officials with the Pennsylvania Lottery announced on Tuesday that a jackpot-winning Matc…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 12:21 AM ::
  • Your Flyered Up Photos
    Fans throughout the region are showing their Flyers spirit on Twitter, sending NBC10 their “Flye…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:54 PM ::
  • PGW Making Pipeline Repairs
    PGW crews are working to replace the city's underground gas lines which ar…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 10:50 PM ::
  • Beer at the Movies?
    A Delaware lawmaker is pushing for the state to allow beer at the movie theaters. But not everyone…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 10:49 PM ::
  • Amber Alert Canceled, Mom, Son Found Safe
    An Amber Alert has been canceled after police say a mother and her son were found unharmed.Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 10:10 PM ::



  • Local Runners Head To The Boston Marathon
    For some local runners who were in Boston one year ago today that way of life has a new meaning.Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:06 AM ::
  • Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line
    A man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line late Tuesday, the anniversary of the deadly pressure cooker bombings, had a rice cooker in his backpack and was being charged with possess…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:03 AM ::
  • Police Search For Serial Robber In Northeast Philadelphia
    Police are searching for a serial robber who they say is wanted in a string of hold-ups at local stores in the city's Oxford Circle section.Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 12:59 AM ::
  • Amber Alert Canceled, Mother And 20-Month-Old Son Found
    State Police say the Amber Alert has been lifted. According to police, the mother and son were found with no injuries in Lancaster County. Jessica Mauger was taken into custody.Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 12:44 AM ::
  • Dog Summoned For Jury Duty In New Jersey
    You've heard of dogs being used to fight crime, but a mistake made at a South Jersey court house almost took K9 justice to a new level.Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:22 PM ::
    Very gusty winds and heavy rain expected through midnight Wednesday morning as a powerful cold front moves in!  After highs Tuesday near 70 degrees, late Tuesday night into Wednesday temps tumble into…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 07:42 PM ::
  • Wet Snow, Freezing Temperatures Possible After Rain
    It's mid-April, and here we are talking about wet snow for some of us! We're looking at some heavy rainfall on Ultimate Doppler Radar as well as some cold air rushing in behind that.Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 06:00 PM ::
  • Only On Fox: Investigators Say 4th Street Explosive Device Could Have Triggered Fire
    Investigators from the Federal Arson and Explosives Task Force spent Tuesday morning inside a storefront looking for clues after a sophisticated explosive device was discovered on Monday night.Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 05:52 PM ::
  • Community Mourns Loss Of Boy Killed Hours After His Father’s Funeral
    The loss of a little boy is weighing heavily on a community, but they're coming together to mourn his loss and help his family.Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 05:49 PM ::
  • Male Cop Dresses As Amish Woman To Stop Pa. Flasher
    A police officer has been dressing as an Amish woman - along with a female officer from a neighboring department - hoping to scare off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 03:42 PM ::





  • Property owners say they can?t afford city-ordered sidewalks
    One by one property owners shared their stories of financial hardship, lost jobs, hours cut, and just being flat out broke in Allentown, where even the mayor admits, poverty is the city’s biggest pro…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:53 PM ::
  • Bethlehem City Council will consider a hiring freeze
    The Bethlehem City Council took a proactive step in attempting to tighten city government's spending belt by passing a proposed hiring freeze ordinance by a 2-1 margin Tuesday night. The proposed ord…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:34 PM ::
  • Amber Alert cancelled for child abducted from Cumru home
    The Pennsylvania State Police have cancelled an Amber Alert for a toddler taken by his mother in Berks County. Aedan Michael Mauger, 20-months-old, and his mother, Jessica Mauger, 24, were found in L…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:32 PM ::
  • Mother who lost son to heroin speaks out
    A mother who lost her son to heroin addiction is sharing his story in the hopes of preventing more tragic deaths. Diane Shepler spoke Tuesday night at the BCIU building in Muhlenberg Township. Her so…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:25 PM ::
  • "NO" to Merger, "YES" to Sharing Services
    A decision has been made in the long-debated merger between the Exeter Township and Antietam school districts. The Exeter Township School Board voted 8-0 against it, with one person abstaining. There…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:22 PM ::
  • Exeter Twp. School Board votes no to merger with Antietam School District
    A school district in Berks County has voted against a proposed merger. The Exeter Township School Board voted 8-0 with one abstention against merging with the Antietam School District during a meetin…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:16 PM ::
  • Easton schools present plan to avoid teacher cuts
    Easton Area school administrators say they have a way to balance the 2014-2015 budget without anyone losing their jobs. A plan presented Tuesday night to the Easton Area School Board does include 29…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:08 PM ::
  • Councilman tells P'burg residents to clean up their act
    At least one man in Phillipsburg is on a mission. Phillipsburg Council President, Todd Tersigni, says increasing amounts of garbage are lying around the town's streets and sidewalks and are negativel…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 10:49 PM ::
  • April showers take on a whole new meaning Tuesday night
    Many parts of our area received one to two inches of rain during a very wet Tuesday. Rain started mixing with, and changing to, in spots, some sleet and snow. The precipitation will taper off late Tu…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 10:41 PM ::
  • No more extended hours at the post office for tax day
    The days of waiting in line minutes before midnight to get that beloved postmark are over.“Our staffing has been depleted over the last couple of years through retirement and attrition and we just do…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 10:39 PM ::



  • Corbett: Never made a decision on Phila. sting case
    Gov. Corbett and his successor as the state's top prosecutor on Tuesday said it was inaccurate for Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane to suggest that they decided not to pursue charges in the sting inv…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:36 AM ::
  • Ukraine sends troops to face Russian sympathizers
    DONETSK, Ukraine - The Ukrainian military on Tuesday secured an airfield threatened by Russian sympathizers, signaling the start of a campaign to counter militants who have stormed official buildings…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:36 AM ::
  • Boston marks anniversary of bombings
    BOSTON - Solemn but resolute, this city marked the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings Tuesday by remembering the dead and wounded, acclaiming the heroism of first responders, and celebr…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:35 AM ::
    A closer look at the results of the education poll. See graphic, A7.Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:33 AM ::
  • Poll indicates unhappiness with SRC, Corbett's positions on education
    Most Philadelphia voters disagree with the way the School Reform Commission is handling its responsibilities. They're dissatisfied with Gov. Corbett's positions on public education.Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:33 AM ::
  • Interviews show Christie staff reacting to scandal
    TRENTON - The law firm hired by Gov. Christie to investigate the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge released more than 400 pages of documents Monday that describe in detail interactions amo…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 12:30 AM ::
  • Inquirer's Saffron, critic of the built environment, wins Pulitzer
    Inga Saffron grew up in Levittown, N.Y., the model of modern, mass-produced suburban communities. But as a journalist, she developed a passion for cities.Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 04:43 PM ::
  • West Chester man, called county's worst drunk driver, pleads guilty
    One prosecutor put it bluntly: Robert Landis is the worst drunk driver in Chester County. He's been arrested eight times since 1981, half with his blood-alcohol triple the legal limit. In 2010, Landis…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 12:52 PM ::
  • Kansas shooting suspect had no record of violence
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Never one to keep his hatred to himself, Frazier Glenn Cross for decades sought out any soapbox to espouse his white-supremacist beliefs, twice running for federal office with ca…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:00 AM ::
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  • Christie advocates end to limits on campaign donations
    FRANKLIN, N.J. Gov. Christie voiced support Tuesday for an end to campaign-finance limits, which he said have led to a system that has obscured the sources - but not stemmed the rise - of money in pol…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:36 AM ::
  • Corbett: Never made a decision on Phila. sting case
    Gov. Corbett and his successor as the state's top prosecutor on Tuesday said it was inaccurate for Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane to suggest that they decided not to pursue charges in the sting inv…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:36 AM ::
  • Mount Holly restricts businesses downtown
    MOUNT HOLLY Darkened bail-bond storefronts, massage parlors, tattoo studios, and even professional and charitable-services offices won't be welcomed downtown much longer. The Township Council is takin…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:36 AM ::
  • Obamacare deadline enlivens volunteer offices
    Like sands through the hourglass, so passed the last minutes to enroll in Obamacare - with an extension. And since the government had decreed that Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. was the final, no-joke, we real…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:36 AM ::
  • Using artwork to address climate change
    For Horsham sculptor Paula Winokur, a defining moment came when she was in a small boat in Alaska, viewing a glacier. Suddenly, the whole front of it calved off.Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:36 AM ::
  • William J. Meyers Jr., officer in horse patrol
    William J. Meyers Jr., 71, a former mounted patrol officer with the Fairmount Park Guards and the Philadelphia Police Department, died of a lung disease on Saturday, April 12, at the Courthouse Conval…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:36 AM ::
  • Festival seeks to light up the night in Camden
    The lights of restaurants and bars burn long after the sun has gone down, but streets elsewhere in Camden become eerily empty and quiet. Parks close, and neighborhoods stand still.Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:36 AM ::
  • Workshops look at transforming Pa. inmates
    At Community College of Philadelphia, Glenn Martin, a neatly dressed middle-aged man, spoke eloquently Tuesday about how he turned his life around after serving six years in prison for drug crimes in…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:36 AM ::
  • Getting homeless back on track with apartments
    Victor Anderson was a mess for two decades. He was not even himself. He went by Kenny, the Homeless Street Entertainer. I would tell jokes, give out knowledge and stuff, he said, pocketing change for…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:35 AM ::
  • Fund-raising needs for possible papal visit laid out
    PHILADELPHIA Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, Gov. Corbett, and Mayor Nutter gave a breakfast briefing Tuesday to about 170 business, civic, and cultural leaders about the fund-raising needs for the poss…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:35 AM ::


Delco Times

  • July 4th committee meetings set
    EAST LANSDOWNE - The borough's Fourth of July Parade committee is meeting 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday in the community center, Lexington Avenues until the day of the parade.Committee Chairman Majovie Bl…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:24 PM ::
  • Rose Valley road fixes reviewed
    ROSE VALLEY - A road inspection was completed in April by Borough Engineer Matt Houtmann, Borough Manager Paula Healy and highway chairperson Al Meyer. Houtmann's report recommended patching portions…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:22 PM ::
  • Probation violation leads to prison time for boyfriend of murdered Marple woman
    media - The boyfriend of a Marple woman whose body was found in a car parked in Philadelphia nearly two weeks after she was reported missing will remain behind bars until at least June for violating p…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:19 PM ::
  • Scanzano's effort not enough as Cabrini falls to Scranton
    Haverford High grad Melissa Scanzano turned in a solid all-around performance in keying a furious second-half rally, but it wasn't enough to prevent Cabrini from dropping a 13-11 nonconference women's…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:17 PM ::
  • Middletown taps firm to study intersection of Routes 1, 452
    MIDDLETOWN - Council authorized McCormick Taylor, a consulting engineering firm based in Exton, to prepare an initial traffic improvement analysis for the intersection of routes 1 and 452.The firm als…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:09 PM ::
  • Trial begins for man accused of pulling gun outside CCMC
    MEDIA COURTHOUSE - A Chester man who allegedly pulled out a gun during a brawl in front of the Chester-Crozer Medical Center last May is on trial this week before Judge James Bradley on charges of agg…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:04 PM ::
  • Final permits issued for Gradyville Road Bridge
    NEWTOWN -The township's Gradyville Road Bridge project, which has seen numerous delays since the bridge was closed nearly two years ago, has received its final permits and construction is expected to…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:02 PM ::
  • Sound Off for April 16, 2014
    TINICUM CLEANS UP I agree with Tommy: Tinicum has the best trash and highway crews in the county. I'm proud to live and drive in our township. Great job, guys!GNATS ALL, FOLKS Does anyone have advice…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 10:36 PM ::
  • Chris Freind: It's time to fix the corporate welfare system
    We actually save money by doing this ... natural gas is the equivalent of about $1.50 per gallon. The last time I looked, gas was still over $3 per gallon. The payback period on these trucks is going…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 10:33 PM ::
  • Letter to the Editor: As you age, view world in multiple perspectives
    To the Times:If you are already old, get ready for what comes next. If you are not old yet but on the way, it is not too early to start thinking about aging and dying, because both are part of being h…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 10:28 PM ::


Courier Times

Bucks Local News


Times Herald

  • LEES: Some important things to consider
    News is breaking fast and furious as I sit down to type this commentary on Sunday evening. The news about the Jewish Community Center and senior living community in Kansas City, Mo., is not good. I d…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 12:01 AM ::
  • 5 keys to the Ducks-Stars first-round playoff series
    1. Special teams play wasn't exactly a strength of either team this season. The Ducks clicked only 44 times in 275 power-play chances (16 percent). They were ranked 22nd in the 30-team league, only on…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:37 PM ::
  • 5 keys to the Ducks-Stars first-round playoff series
    1. Special teams play wasn't exactly a strength of either team this season. The Ducks clicked only 44 times in 275 power-play chances (16 percent). They were ranked 22nd in the 30-team league, only on…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:37 PM ::
  • 5 keys to the Ducks-Stars first-round playoff series
    1. Special teams play wasn't exactly a strength of either team this season. The Ducks clicked only 44 times in 275 power-play chances (16 percent). They were ranked 22nd in the 30-team league, only on…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:37 PM ::
  • 5 keys to the Ducks-Stars first-round playoff series
    1. Special teams play wasn't exactly a strength of either team this season. The Ducks clicked only 44 times in 275 power-play chances (16 percent). They were ranked 22nd in the 30-team league, only on…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:36 PM ::
  • DONOFRIO CLASSIC: Old School Cavaliers shine over Bucks County All-Stars in title game
    CONSHOHOCKEN - When the gym is full at the Fellowship House for the Donofrio Classic, the screams and shouts from the crowd can be nonsensical and indeterminable. Yet on Tuesday night, the voice of on…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 10:43 PM ::
  • Methacton wrestling team, community show support for former coach Maida at school board meeting
    WORCESTER - The Methacton wrestling community came out in droves to Tuesday night's Methacton school board meeting, all wearing lime green shirts with Coach Maida written across the chest.Methacton wr…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 10:04 PM ::
  • 5 keys to the Ducks-Stars first-round playoff series
    1. Special teams play wasn't exactly a strength of either team this season. The Ducks clicked only 44 times in 275 power-play chances (16 percent). They were ranked 22nd in the 30-team league, only on…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 12:01 AM ::
  • 5 keys to the Ducks-Stars first-round playoff series
    1. Special teams play wasn't exactly a strength of either team this season. The Ducks clicked only 44 times in 275 power-play chances (16 percent). They were ranked 22nd in the 30-team league, only on…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 12:01 AM ::
  • 5 keys to the Ducks-Stars first-round playoff series
    1. Special teams play wasn't exactly a strength of either team this season. The Ducks clicked only 44 times in 275 power-play chances (16 percent). They were ranked 22nd in the 30-team league, only on…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 12:01 AM ::



Phila Business Journal

Inquirer Business

  • Business news in brief
    Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:36 AM ::
  • Drilling in Pa. forests: 'Impacts and trade-offs'
    About 1,486 acres of Pennsylvania state forest land has been converted to roads, pipelines, and well pads for Marcellus Shale natural gas development, according to a state monitoring report that will…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:35 AM ::
  • Townhouse project at Mt. Sinai site may start soon
    Construction of townhouses at the site of the long-vacant Mount Sinai Hospital in South Philadelphia could begin in the next few weeks, now that the city Zoning Board of Adjustment has given its appro…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:35 AM ::
  • Philadelphia U. hosts academics discussing luxury
    They wallowed in luxury at Philadelphia University this week: Hermes, Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Rolls-Royce. As academics are want to do, they wrestled with what it is, how it is acquired,…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:35 AM ::
  • Makeover is coming for PATCO stations
    PATCO, the troubled commuter rail line between Center City and South Jersey, is about to get a major makeover. Up-to-date train information will be displayed on variable message signs and flat-screen…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:33 AM ::
  • PhillyDeals: April 15 gives local accountants happy feet
    Jane Scaccetti, a certified public accountant, the well-connected chair of Temple Health System, a director of Pep Boys, and ex-wife of State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo, dances in front of City Hall.Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:33 AM ::
  • Katz also vows to bid at least $77 million for papers
    WILMINGTON - Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz testified Tuesday that he would bid at least $77 million for the newspaper's parent company, and an attorney for its largest employee union said the union's n…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:33 AM ::
  • Hospitals sue Medicare over 'two-nights' rule
    The Einstein Healthcare Network joined in two civil lawsuits against Medicare administrators alleging that a new rule on what qualifies as an inpatient hospital admission is arbitrary and should be dr…Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 01:33 AM ::
  • Comcast lists top officers' salaries
    Comcast Corp. boosted the compensation for top executive Brian L. Roberts 8 percent in 2013, to $31.4 million, the company said in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 09:52 PM ::
  • City real estate continues to have 'fits and starts'
    First-quarter average home values in Philadelphia declined 4 percent from the last three months of 2013 as the city's real estate market recovery continued to experience fits and starts, economist Kev…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:02 AM ::


Legal News

Tort Talk


Drug and Device Law

  • Mixed Reasoning and Wrongful Conception
    Way back in law school our moot court topic involved allegations of “wrongful birth” or “wrongful conception.”  The plaintiffs alleged that a doctor failed to detect a catastrophic birth defect, thus…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 09:55 AM ::
  • Summary Judgment Decision for the Defense in the Propoxyphene Litigation References the Rejection of Market-Share Liability in the DES Litigation
    A recent decision in the propoxyphene litigation – Schiller v. Eli Lilly & Co., No. 2:12-247-DCR (E.D. Ky. Apr. 7, 2014) – confirms a now basic premise of product liability law: if you claim to have…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 05:36 PM ::
  • Breaking News: Proposal to Amend Federal Rules Finalized
    The so-called “Duke Subcommittee” today finalized and voted on its version of proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.  These amendments include those we’ve blogged about before, m…Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 03:17 PM ::
  • Hip Order on Preemption Plays a Sour Note
    The district court’s express preemption ruling in Simoneau v. Stryker, Corp., No. 3:13-CV-1200, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43137 (D. Conn. Mar. 31, 2014), reminds us of the piano we learned to play on as a…Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 08:00 AM ::
  • S.D. Ohio Blasts Med-Mal/Product Liability RICO Case
    This post discusses an Infuse case and therefore, is from the non-Reed Smith side of the blog only. “Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?”  Those are the last words uttered by the gangster in Lit…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 03:03 PM ::
  • An Infusion of Infuse
                This post is from the non-Reed Smith side of the blog only.            Since September we’ve been bringing you news from the Infuse litigation on about a monthly basis.  The overwhelming…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 03:02 PM ::
  • Breaking News: Summary Judgment Granted in Infuse Case
    This post is from the non-Reed Smith side of the blog.            We’ve been updating you regularly on the equally regular dismissal of the majority of claims in the Infuse litigation on the grounds…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 03:02 PM ::
  • The Perils of Letting Regulatory Experts Run Wild
    Although Czimmer v. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 2014 WL 1335511 (Pa. C.P. Philadelphia Co. Jan. 2, 2014), was decided several months ago, we only became aware of it (because of our ongoing automati…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 02:58 PM ::
  • A Good Daubert Ruling in Any Language
    Our two favorite television shows occasionally force us to follow subtitles while a character is speaking a harsh (to our ears, anyway) foreign language.  In The Americans, the spies in the Russian em…Wed, 9 Apr 2014, 07:30 AM ::
  • An OxyContin Decision That Addresses Everything from Negligence Per Se Claims to Personal Jurisdiction
    What’s left of the OxyContin litigation produced a recent decision that addresses a myriad of procedural and substance issues, some of which we often see and others not so much.  If you don’t recall,…Tue, 8 Apr 2014, 09:15 AM ::


Philly Record

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








  • Lee to take on Teheran after Robinson honored
    After Tuesday's rainout, the Phillies plan to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day on Wednesday in a major celebration befitting the Hall of Fame trailblazer before Cliff Lee and the Braves' Julio Teheran ta…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 09:01 PM ::
  • Braves-Phils washed out by rain
    The Phillies postponed Tuesday's game against the Braves at Citizens Bank Park because of rain.Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 05:41 PM ::
  • Phillies' bullpen slammed in loss to Braves
    The Phillies scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth to take a one-run lead against the Braves, only to watch Jake Diekman load the bases with no outs in the ninth before he allowed a game-winnin…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 01:45 AM ::
  • Phillies vindicated on incorrect review call
    The Phillies were on the wrong side of a review regarding Major League Baseball's new rule on home-plate collisions during Sunday's 4-3 victory over the Marlins, and the league informed manager Ryne S…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 08:33 PM ::
  • Sandberg sticks with hot hand in Gwynn
    Ryne Sandberg is sticking with the hot hand in center field and at the top of the lineup, which happens to be Tony Gwynn Jr. Gwynn made his fourth straight start on Monday in place of Ben Revere.Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 06:42 PM ::
  • Despite hernia, Burnett plans to keep pitching
    A.J. Burnett will need surgery at some point, but he plans to pitch the rest of the season with an inguinal hernia. He received a cortisone injection on Monday and is set to start on Wednesday.Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 06:39 PM ::
  • Adams set to be activated off DL on Tuesday
    Confident that his surgically repaired right shoulder is healed, Phillies reliever Mike Adams is set to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 05:11 PM ::
  • Phillies lose challenge as umpires confirm call
    Major League Baseball's new rule regarding home-plate collisions was at the center of a play in the bottom of the sixth inning on Sunday in a 4-3 victory over the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park.Sun, 13 Apr 2014, 08:12 PM ::
  • Utley's clutch clout caps Phillies' sweep of Fish
    Chase Utley hit a game-winning solo home run to right field in the eighth inning against Marlins left-hander Mike Dunn to help the Phillies sweep the Marlins with a 4-3 win on Sunday and improve the t…Sun, 13 Apr 2014, 06:47 PM ::
  • Jackie Day to feature statue, Negro Leagues player
    Though it was postponed a day by rain, the Phillies have several things planned to honor Jackie Robinson on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park.Sun, 13 Apr 2014, 02:42 PM ::


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Philly Sports Central

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

Free Press

Philadelphia Weekly

  • Calendar: April 16-23
    Wednesday, April 16 FOOD Fair Foods Fair Temple University’s Fair Foods Fair features guest speakers, samples of delicious fresh foods, food trucks and more. This is a great opportunity for the commun…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 07:40 PM ::
  • PW's Year of Beer: Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
    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 Choc…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 02:00 PM ::
  • PW's Year of Beer: Neshaminy Creek Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen
    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 Buck…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 01:00 PM ::
  • PW's Year of Beer: Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA
    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 Here…Sun, 13 Apr 2014, 12:55 PM ::
  • PW's Year of Beer: Stone Go To IPA
    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 Ston…Sat, 12 Apr 2014, 12:55 PM ::
  • PW's Weekend Picks: April 11-13
    Friday, April 11 MUSIC Work Drugs It’s pretty exciting to see so many area bands putting out big records this year. We got new ones from the War on Drugs and Nothing and have Pattern Is Movement and S…Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 04:27 PM ::
  • PW's Year of Beer: Stone Matt’s Burning Rosids
    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…Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 01:50 PM ::
  • PW's Year of Beer: Ommegang Game of Thrones: Fire & Blood
    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 Upst…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 01:50 PM ::
  • First Person Arts Podcast: Cashing in Coolness Points
    May's aspirations of becoming a cool 90s Israeli teen are jeopardized when her family decides to stay in the United States indefinitely. But May’s story reminds us that no matter how old you are, it’s…Wed, 9 Apr 2014, 01:17 PM ::
  • PW's Year of Beer: Firestone Walker Easy Jack session IPA
    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 Amer…Wed, 9 Apr 2014, 12:51 PM ::


PW Arts & Culture

  • Calendar: April 16-23
    Wednesday, April 16 FOOD Fair Foods Fair Temple University’s Fair Foods Fair features guest speakers, samples of delicious fresh foods, food trucks and more. This is a great opportunity for the commun…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 07:40 PM ::
  • PW's Weekend Picks: April 11-13
    Friday, April 11 MUSIC Work Drugs It’s pretty exciting to see so many area bands putting out big records this year. We got new ones from the War on Drugs and Nothing and have Pattern Is Movement and S…Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 04:27 PM ::
  • Chekhov gets a modern update, two times over
    Since late March, the spectacular Russian playwright Anton Chekhov has gotten a contemporary reboot via two productions seeking to update the 19th-century dramatist for the 21st century. In Old City,…Wed, 9 Apr 2014, 10:55 AM ::
  • Calendar: April 9-16
    Wednesday, April 9 EXHIBIT Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello On the corner of 7th and Market streets stands a colonial Georgian brick house that most of us walk right by without even noticing. It was…Tue, 8 Apr 2014, 04:06 PM ::
  • PW's Weekend Picks: April 4-6
    Friday, April 4 MUSIC H.R. (of Bad Brains) Back in 1977, seminal hardcore punk band Bad Brains first fired up its engines in Washington D.C., leaving a deeply-embedded skidmark on a generation with it…Fri, 4 Apr 2014, 11:52 AM ::
  • Laverne Cox at QPenn: Ain’t I a woman?
    RuPaul’s Drag Race and its iconic host have caught a fair share of shade over some questionable language choices: most notably, each show’s “You’ve got she-mail!” announcement and “Tranny Chaser,” the…Wed, 2 Apr 2014, 12:20 PM ::
  • 10 Can’t-Miss Happenings at Philly Tech Week
    This is your chance to play giant-sized Tetris on the side of the Cira Centre—plus normal-sized games from local developers like Cipher Prime. City Council Hearing on the Creative Class Discussion: Ho…Wed, 2 Apr 2014, 10:52 AM ::
  • Calendar: April 2-9
    Wednesday, April 2 SCEEEN Angry Planet: Volcanoes Peter Rowe, Canadian director and producer of the Angry Planet series, screens his newest feature-length film. Rowe has captured stunning images of ac…Tue, 1 Apr 2014, 06:11 PM ::
  • PW's Weekend Picks: March 28-30
    Friday, March 28 SCREEN Flaherty on the Road Aside from being a creative genius, documentary film pioneer Robert Flaherty sure knew how to pick a bride. Not only did his beloved Frances contribute to…Fri, 28 Mar 2014, 01:09 PM ::
  • The Head & the Hand presses forward for Fishtown
    Nic Esposito may own Philly’s smallest community-supported press, but he doesn’t necessarily see it that way. Rather, his The Head & the Hand Press is an independent publisher that happens to be in Ph…Wed, 26 Mar 2014, 12:05 PM ::


NewsWorks Arts & Culture

University Life

University of Pennsylvania


Drexel University


Temple University

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



Geekadelphia - Tech

Technically Philly

City Life


Philadelphia Speaks

  • Inquirer Editorial: Discouraging Development
    Inquirer Editorial: Discouraging development...Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 10:41 PM ::
  • OMG its like if Used Car Salespeople had "fans"
    QVC queen Lisa Robertson lives in fear after having FOUR stalkers | Mail Online...Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 05:25 PM ::
  • Tax accountant referal
    Are there any good tax guys around our area? I need someone who can understands the convoluted tax laws covering oil and gas MLPs (Master Limited...Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 02:02 PM ::
  • Demolition of Braverman's building has started
    Demolition at Taney and Girard has started. Can the demolition of the Old English Tavern at Taney and Poplar be far behind.Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 09:15 AM ::
  • Heartwarming Commercial
    Heartwarming Commercial Heartwarming Thai Commercial - Thai Good Stories By Linaloved - YouTube (, 15 Apr 2014, 08:41 AM ::
  • Laptop stolen from FDR park
    Thought I would try my luck on here in desperation... Had my dell lap top and external small black hd stolen from my truck tonight at the golf course...Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 11:40 PM ::
  • Hand And Stone Hiring in Northeast Philly..
    Hello Everyone, I posted a while back that we were opening a Hand and Stone Massage and facial spa on Grant ave next to the Forman Mills. It's...Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 11:25 PM ::
  • Fire Trucks at 4th and Fitzwater
    Suspicious Device Found Outside South Philly Home, Bomb Squad Called | NBC 10 Philadelphia...Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 10:45 PM ::
  • Inga Saffron wins Pulitzer
    ---Quote--- Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron on Monday won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism. In its citation, the Pulitzer Committee...Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 03:44 PM ::
  • He's Baaack!
    Milton Street: I'm running for mayor in 2015 ( ...Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 12:28 PM ::


Reddit Philly


Hidden City Phila

  • A Golden Glow For The Inquirer’s Saffron
    Yesterday, the Pulitzer Prize board announced its 2014 winners. After 15 years with a watchful eye on Philadelphia's built environment, the Inquirer's Inga Saffron won journalism's highest award for c…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 12:18 PM ::
  • Advocacy Group To Urge Lawmakers To End “Lingering” Zoning Variances
    CDAG to work towards “reasonable sunset provisions” on waterfront development proposals, the promise of the Mantua Promise Zone, Charles Willson Peale and the revolutionary museum imperative, SEPTA to…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:52 AM ::
  • Tonight Over Philly: Lunar Eclipse vs Terrestrial Weather
    A total lunar eclipse will happen in the southwestern sky around 3am tonight whether we can see it or not. In the event that the weather will cooperate, Brad Maule chatted with The Franklin Institute'…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 03:05 PM ::
  • An Evening Home For Wayward Sons
    Unless you've intentionally walked down Center City's Van Pelt Street between Ludlow and Chestnut Streets, chances are you have, like us, passed by the 120-year-old building home of De La Salle in Tow…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 11:45 AM ::
  • Ground Broken On Luxurious AQ Rittenhouse
    Old YWCA annex makes way for 12-story luxury apartments in Center City, Feibush calls foul in latest Kenyatta Johnson move in Point Breeze, a lack of ambition at South Broad’s St. Rita’s Shrine, and h…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 11:38 AM ::
  • Pneumatic Philadelphia
    Harry K. gives us a look into Philadelphia's dabbling in pneumatic mail, a Victorian method of mail delivery that had as its chief promoter in Postmaster General John Wanamaker—yes, that WanamakerFri, 11 Apr 2014, 02:02 PM ::
  • Parishioners of “Manayunk’s Cathedral” Determined To Save Historic Church
    Committee formed to tackle St. John the Baptist’s challenges, high levels of lead detected in Philly soil, first hotel opens at the Navy Yard, and N3RD St signs being installedFri, 11 Apr 2014, 12:57 PM ::
  • Windows Into An Artist Surge Near Temple
    At Ninth & Dauphin, the Window Factory maintains its industrial past while bridging the artistic present on the edge of Temple University's North Philadelphia dominion. Philly History Truck curator Er…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 02:46 PM ::
  • “Glorified Billboards” & Dishonest Promises For Urban Development
    UEDs as gaudy and tired props, judge affirms previous 40th & Pine demolition decision, Drexel set to announce firms for upcoming development projects, and learn how to maintain your historic homeThu, 10 Apr 2014, 11:42 AM ::
  • Incident On Wissahickon White Trail, Or, An Open Letter To Dog People
    While hiking alone yesterday in the Wissahickon, Brad Maule encountered two dogs running off-leash, and they didn't respond well to his trash grabbing apparatusThu, 10 Apr 2014, 10:04 AM ::

Philly Chit Chat


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

Philly Mag

  • Philadelphia Woman Charged With Cheating on Taxes While Working for IRS
    There’s no substitute for good timing. On Tuesday, April 15th — otherwise known as Tax Day — the United States Attorney’s office in Philadelphia charged former IRS employee Lora Lewis with filing fals…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 05:22 PM ::
  • Brides Who Want to Get Dress-Ready: Unite Fitness Is Giving Away 10 Weeks of Free Workouts
    Philly brides, listen up, because thanks to our friends over at Be Well Philly, we’ve just caught word of a pretty awesome sweepstakes that could take your wedding workout regimen to new heights: Whet…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 05:06 PM ::
  • Study Links Less Sodium to Huge Drop in Heart-Related Deaths
    We all know we’re supposed to eat less salt for the sake of our hearts. But as you go to add one more shake to that steak, chances are you’re thinking: How much difference can it really make? As it tu…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 05:00 PM ::
  • Beyonce and Outkast at Made in America?
    As Philly waits with bated breath over the lineup for this year’s Made in America festival, social media is buzzing with some juicy rumors about who is going to take the stage during what is becoming…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 04:34 PM ::
  • Farm Fest Comes to the Parkway
    The Oval returns to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with Farm Fest. This Thursday, April 17th through Saturday, April 19, the Parkway will once again a gathering place for people looking for games, musi…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 04:30 PM ::
  • High Street Doing More Friends And Family Dinners (Plus Bonus Night Market News)
    Okay, so at a certain point someone is going to have to go after chef Eli Kulp with a tranquilizer gun just to get him to slow down a little. He already has like nine different menus working between F…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 04:08 PM ::
  • 5 Fun Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund
    “Get your billion back, America!” Every time I see that commercial, I wonder how weird it would be if that guy was actually your tax guy. (Yep, that affable man in the bow tie is named Richard Gartlan…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 04:04 PM ::
  • Study: Have an Afternoon Snack Because Being Hangry Can Hurt Your Marriage
    For those of you who have ever been accused of being hangry—you know, crabby and unpleasant because you haven’t eaten since the bagel tray at your morning meeting (*raises hand*)—you had better set up…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 04:03 PM ::
  • Throwback 1980 Broad Street Run Race Shirt Now Available at Modell’s
    Dreams do come true, my friends. Remember a few weeks back when I shared what is absolutely, most definitely the best #ThrowbackThursday post of all time: a photo of the original Broad Street Run race…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 03:23 PM ::
  • New UCity Zavino Extends Hours, Launches A Happy Hour Program
    They’ve had a few weeks to get their legs under them, but now the crew at the new Zavino at Chestnut Square is ramping things up with longer hours and a new happy hour program. First, the food and boo…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 03:12 PM ::


  • The Curious Life & Death Of An ‘American Jihadist’
    This story does NOT reflect well on the FBI, the State Department, the media or the Federal prosecutor’s office of Virginia and the judge that initiated and perpetuated this travesty of justice. None…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:20 AM ::
  • WORTH REPEATING: The Tao Of Albert
      EDITOR’S NOTE: The article excerpted below, Everybody Should Have An Albert by Paul Slansky Paul Slansky, was first published in The Village Voice in March 1979 DAILY BEAST: When [his comedian fathe…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:02 AM ::
  • SIDEWALKING: The Walls Have Ears
    New Banksy, Cheltenham, U.K., near GCHQ, earlier today via the BBC BBC: The artwork, which appeared in Cheltenham on Sunday, depicts three men wearing sunglasses and using listening devices to “snoop”…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 11:40 PM ::
  • EXCLUSIVE: The PA State Police Has Purchased Controversial Cellphone Spying Technology And Would Prefer That You Didn’t Know About It
      BY DUSTIN SLAUGHTER A recent Pew poll indicates that more than 70% of Americans oppose the National Security Administation’s bulk collection of cellphone metadata. For Pennsylvanians, the threat to…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 02:38 PM ::
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  • THE BOX TOPS: The Letter
    If you missed last week’s Q&A with Alex Chilton biographer Holly George-Warren, author of A MAN CALLED DESTRUCTION: The Life And Music Of Alex Chilton From Box Top To Big Star To Backdoor Man, check i…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 04:07 AM ::
  • SIGUR ROS: The Rains Of Castamere
    Sigure Ros’ contribution to the Season Four Game Of Thrones soundtrack. They also make make a cameo this season. Somehow that makes perfect sense. Either way, this is one of Jonsi’s most beautiful voc…Sun, 13 Apr 2014, 04:00 AM ::
  • CINEMA: Taste The Whip, In Love Not Given Lightly
      THE RAID 2 (2014, directed by Gareth Evans, 150 min., Indonesia) NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME 2 (2013, directed by Lars Van Trier, 123 min., Denmark) BY DAN BUSKIRK FILM CRITIC Director Gareth Evans’ 2012 f…Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 02:49 PM ::
  • Half Of NJ Voters Favor Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana Use; Half Admit To Getting Stoned
      STAR-LEDGER: A poll released today shows New Jersey voters are evenly divided in their support for legalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use — although the results sho…Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 11:36 AM ::
  • INCOMING: London Calling
      In advance of her show at the Tower on Friday April, 25th in support of her latest album, Matangi, we got Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam (aka M.I.A.) on the horn from her home in London — and given th…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 04:01 PM ::


Shmitten Kitten



  • Group ‘banned’ from voting to highlight unfair electoral practices
    Pennsylvanians of two stripes — Republicans and Democrats — will come out to vote on May 20th for the leaders and representatives of their parties. But for the last 14 years, local organization Indepe…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 01:46 PM ::
  • Upper Darby Police to hold “Coffee with a Cop”
    Typically, citizens encounter law enforcement under tragic or frightening circumstances. Upper Darby Police Chief Michael Chitwood would like to change that. Chitwood and about half a dozen of his fel…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:21 AM ::
  • Philly Police digital media manager on GrindR incident: ‘Safety isn’t guaranteed’
    Last week, an incident occurred between a Canadian visitor to Philadelphia and a man he met off the gay hook up and dating app GrindR. The Canadian man “met an unknown male on [GrindR] and invited him…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 11:38 AM ::
  • Streets Department uses robot to troll Philly’s sign trolls
    Have you ever seen those obnoxious bright signs like “WE BUY HOUSES FOR CASH” and “LOSE WEIGHT FAST” with a telephone number on poles throughout the city? Have you ever wondered who these people are b…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 10:43 AM ::
  • ‘Fearless’ fitness focuses on better health and inclusion
    When I lived in the Hawthorne section of the city, I would occasionally see a stampeding group of crazy people.  They’d run around the block repeatedly and, in my mind, inexplicably, because nothing w…Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 11:17 AM ::
  • Reading between the lines of the latest Philly jobs report
    Yesterday, we were all delighted to read a Bureau of Labor Statistics report which showed that Philadelphia’s unemployment rate had dropped to its lowest point since December 2008, prompting City Hall…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 02:10 PM ::
  • Flying military robot – not a ‘drone’ – crashes in Lebanon Valley
    A flying military robot crashed in Lebanon County near the rural county’s budget hotel Comfort Inn last Thursday.  The robot was then run over by a passing vehicle. According to the Pennsylvania Depar…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 12:41 PM ::
  • The Suit Corner is no more
    Helping Philly don its best for over 60 years, the Suit Corner business owned by Gary Ginsberg was destroyed by fire today. Choking back tears on NBC10, “60 years in business”-owner Gary Ginsberg lame…Wed, 9 Apr 2014, 03:35 PM ::
  • Where is NRA on accidental gun deaths?
    Yesterday a man apparently accidentally shot himself at an NRA and police sponsored event outside Bethlehem Pa. Sarah M. Wojcik of The Express-Times in Easton reports that a “New Jersey man participat…Wed, 9 Apr 2014, 12:17 PM ::
  • Storyteller says he’ll “improve your life 100-fold”
    First Person Arts, is putting on a workshop called “Laugh! Cry! Gasp! – The Anybody Guide to Telling Your Stories,” and it’s being taught by local playwright and comedian R. Eric Thomas (@oureric). Us…Tue, 8 Apr 2014, 12:20 PM ::



Real Estate

Naked Philly

  • Mansions Progressing on the 1400 Block of Bainbridge
    Slowly but surelyMr. Fox CommentsThe 1400 block of Bainbridge Street has seen incredible change in the last decade. The primary driver of change on this block has been the high-end Artisan homes, whic…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 03:01 PM ::
  • Redevelopment Coming to 1400 block of Melon Street?
    Loonstyn at it againLou Mancinelli CommentsWhile it's a bit of a slow train coming, redevelopment along North Broad Street, or at least plans for it, continue to surface. While it's still very early i…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 03:06 PM ::
  • Several Homes Under Construction on Two Blocks of Titan
    Several project progressingMr. Fox CommentsOver a year ago, we visited the 1900 block of Titan Street in Point Breeze, and told you about plans to replace three older homes with new three story struct…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 02:15 PM ::
  • After Years, an Old City Building is Getting Renovated
    Has a mixed-use futureMr. Fox CommentsIt's still kind of flabbergasting to us that there are any blighted or vacant buildings in Old City. We've documented several over the years, and there are even m…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 12:02 PM ::
  • Citi Doesn't Cut it on South Street
    What will replace it?Mr. Fox CommentsSeveral years ago, a Citibank branch opened its doors at the corner of 2nd & South. This always struck us as a little odd, as Citi didn't really have much of a pre…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 08:19 AM ::
  • Homes Framed on Allen Street
    Near the riverMr. Fox CommentsLast summer, 131-33 Allen St. contained a vacant lot and an old stucco home. Now, despite the fact that the community didn't support the project, two new four-story homes…Sun, 13 Apr 2014, 11:31 AM ::
  • Huge Home Getting Framed at 20th & Waverly
    Replacing two ugly buildingsMr. Fox CommentsSeveral months ago, we brought some demolition to your attention at the corner of 20th & Waverly. Back then, a three story building with vinyl siding was bi…Sat, 12 Apr 2014, 09:15 AM ::
  • Six More Homes Coming to League
    Will complete the blockMr. Fox CommentsWe last visited the 1900 block of League Street back in October, and when we went there today it looked almost identical. One notable exception is that there's a…Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 03:17 PM ::
  • 12th Street is Buzzing in West Poplar
    New homes popping up left and rightLou Mancinelli CommentsIn the gradually changing West Poplar neighborhood, several projects will bring new residents to 12th Street between Sping Garden and Green, a…Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 11:46 AM ::
  • 18th Street in Point Breeze is a Construction Zone
    Several projects happeningMr. Fox CommentsIf you've been to Point Breeze lately, you've probably noticed that there's a ton of construction going on all over the neighborhood. Heading up 18th Street t…Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 08:25 AM ::

Plan Philly


Curbed Philly






  • Phoodie Poetry Corner: Pizza Coven
    El Jefe hath hipped us to this pizza poem composed by our new friend, Alina Pleskova who’ll Tumbl for you over here. We light oxblood candles, sprinkle rings of oregano Crouch over eerie smartphone gl…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 03:20 PM ::
  • Your Mom.
    Our previous post linked to this video, but it’s a little too spectacular not to have its own post. Y’know how sometimes girls dress up as Slave Leia on their dude’s birthday or whatever, for us, it’s…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 01:37 PM ::
  • Baseball And Brie, Together At Last At Gunners Run
    To us, the best part about dining at Gunners Run in the Piazza is that you can sit outside and be really friggin’ close to that giant TV on the wall of Schmidts Brewery. Since Kabletown has hoarked up…Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 01:12 PM ::
  • Lunch Break: כשר לפסח Edition
    Our old folkmusic/acapella boy band friend Sean Altman, the tallest Jew we’ve ever met, rings in Passover with this ditty. Chag Sameach, Y’all.Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:22 AM ::
  • More Than Q Is More Than Worth The Trip To New Jersey
    We are always on the lookout for some great barbecue. We’ve tried several of the spots in town and have enjoyed all manner of spiced, smoked, sauced and slathered slabs of beef, chicken, pork, deer an…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 03:37 PM ::
  • Lunch Break: Billionaires Rap About Pizza Edition
    Billionaires are really adorable, but one has to wonder if they really understand the meaning of “Super Giant Pizza” as the size of that pie does not correlate to our understanding of those words. Typ…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 10:47 AM ::
  • James Beard Live Stream Kitchen Cam Allows You To See How The White Bean And Venison Sausage Is Made
    James Beard and Julia Child were probably patient zeros or Adam and Eve or whatever of the celebrity chef outbreak we are now living through. HQ’d in the Manhattan townhouse in which he lived, taught…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 09:56 AM ::
  • Fishtown Neighbors Association Chili Cook-Off Doin’ It All For The Shorties.
    At the Fishtown Neighbors Association’s 4th annual chili cook off, March went out like a lamb, and a bison and a chicken and a jerk chicken and a bunch of pigs and an alligator and even a sweet potato…Wed, 9 Apr 2014, 01:00 PM ::
  • Lunch Break: Jon Benjamin Has A Venn Edition
    Wed, 9 Apr 2014, 12:00 PM ::
  • Ben And Jerry’s Free Cone Day, Y’all!
    Coupla hippie millionaires are giving it away today and though it seems you cheap, fat fucks have crashed the scoop shop locater as of press time, you can keep trying here, or you can get the info fro…Tue, 8 Apr 2014, 01:27 PM ::

Philly Insider

  • Garces selling tickets for dinner at Volver
    It is the first move of its kind in Philly - a rare strategy that virtually eliminates the no-show. (L.A.'s Trois Mec, a 26-seater, is doing it quite successfully.)Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 12:23 AM ::
  • Now open: The Treemont, from Chip Roman
    Monday, April 14 is the launch date of The Treemont - the bilevel bistro in the Aria Condos (231 S. 15th St., 267-687-2237) from chef Chip Roman (Blackfish, Mica, Ela, Tradestone Cafe and Tradestone C…Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 04:05 PM ::
  • Union Trust to become catering venue
    Finley Catering Co. last week signed a lease for the building at 715-717 Chestnut St., which for many years was Kellmer Jewelers.Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 02:30 PM ::
  • Is Devon woman 'America's Best Cook'?
    Christina Verrelli is one of 16 home cooks competing in Food Network's new six-week competition series, America's Best Cook, premiering at 9 p.m. Sunday, April 13. Top prize is 50 grand.Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 11:10 AM ::
  • So you think you're a celebrity chef?
    You are not, writes Dan Myers of The Daily Meal.Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 10:13 AM ::
  • Bar Volver debuts at Kimmel Center
    Jose Garces' drop-in spot is serving from 4 to 11 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 01:52 AM ::
  • The Dine-Hards: Catching up with Dmitri Chimes
    This thing right here - I have only one explanation why we've been here so long, says Dmitri Chimes, sweeping a big hand from the counter to the minuscule dining room of Dmitri's at Third and Catharin…Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 07:38 AM ::
  • Conshohocken Brewing Company starts pouring
    It's a warehouse-y space - the better to brew in. Founders John Remington and Ken Buonocore and brewer Andrew Horne have a 15-barrel brew house, as well as a pilot system to allow for smaller batches.Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 07:32 AM ::
  • Society Hill Society taking over for Artful Dodger
    Society Hill Society's owners want to maintain the historic neighborhood's chill corner tavern tradition. Grand opening is set for Saturday, April 12.Wed, 9 Apr 2014, 04:13 PM ::
  • Avalon ready to move in West Chester
    In less than two weeks, John Brandt-Lee is closing his Avalon BYOB at 312 S. High St. in the borough, as he takes over what he is currently operating as Nonna's, a few blocks away at 116 E. Gay St.Wed, 9 Apr 2014, 11:03 AM ::