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What to see and do in Philadelphia during the DNC

(blog) (blog)... Street bike lane, across Broad Street, along what is still called Antique Row (even though most of the shop fronts now house...

John Baird, leader at Eastern University

John A. Baird Jr., 97, of Bryn Mawr, a co-founding trustee of what is now Eastern University and a civic leader involved in many nonprofits,...

A wrong turn led to Philadelphia for new fire chief

... then for the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department in Virginia before becoming Virginia state fire director. He did a three-year stint as deputy...

In pursuit of hirsute beermakers, and why they're big on beards

"I could rattle off a long list," said Steve Mashington, formerly of Rogue Ales and now a general manager at River City Cannery. He cited...

Giancarlo Stanton's blast helps Marlins sink the Phillies

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky. Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton (27) is met by Christian Yelich, center, and Derek Dietrich, right, at the plate after he hit a...

Former Gov. Rendell mis-tweets 'hate' for Clinton

(blog) (blog). Share0 Tweet0 Reddit0 Email0. 33 Comments. Former Gov. Ed Rendell, a close friend of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (seen...

Wreckage found in Thailand unlikely to come from missing Malaysian jet

... in Bangkok, Siva Govindasamy in Singapore, Lincoln Feast and Jane Wardell in Sydney, Morag MacKinnon in Perth and Praveen Menon in Kuala Lumpur; Writing...

Herban Quality Eats: Healthful food

Philly.com (blog) - and fastPhilly.com (blog)Ed Eimer of Eimer Design did the bright, utilitarian interior, brightened up by a few plants. The first 100 lunch...

How 3 men became better fathers behind bars

The program was conceived by lifers at Graterford who saw that most of the younger men coming into prison had grown up without fathers in...

Vatican official decries Irish vote

Belfast Telegraph"We sincerely regret that some representatives of the Catholic Church fail to acknowledge that equality . . . does not go against Christian values...

More snow to cap off a woeful Phila. winter

26, when the cold spell took hold, freezing rain or sleet has fallen at least seven times, adding to the ice woes, said Gary Szatkowski,...

China at warp speed

Unlike many fast-growing Chinese cities that look like several metropolises stacked on top of each other, Shenzhen had little to stack upon, its new architectural...

Chico Ruiz's dash for home began the 1964 Phillies' unraveling

"He was a great guy, a lot of fun, and really fast. It's just all so sad." Maybe, if he had it to do over,...

Lawmakers call for a smartphone 'kill switch'

“Technology is fast; the law is slow,” wrote EFF's Adi Kamdar. “While there ... Philadelphia's National Constitution Center is the first and only nonprofit, nonpartisan...

N.J. judge moves to revoke abortion provider's license

South Jersey-based abortion provider Steven Brigham, who has spent much of his two-decade career fighting charges of misconduct and negligence, suffered a major blow Thursday...

Marlins score 4 in 9th to beat Nationals 7-6

Left-hander Jerry Blevins replaced Soriano and struck out Christian Yelich. Baker, who entered the game in the eighth inning, then lined a hit over left...

Johnny Callison was the Phillies' shy All-Star MVP

A belt-high fast ball is what Callison got around on, sending it screeching into the upper deck with two men on and two out in...

Eagles safety Earl Wolff has a goal of six interceptions this season

(blog) (blog)The Eagles also drafted Ed Reynolds out of Stanford in the fifth round, and signed special teams standout Chris Maragos away from the...

Pizza, pizza: $1 million a pie?

Ed Rendell said in a 2006 news release touting the disbursement of $1 million in state funds to LARC. Mayor Nutter's administration also backed the...

Bunning's perfect Father's Day recalled 50 years later

That Father's Day performance at Shea Stadium in New York, he now understands, was a gift to his five daughters and four sons, a well-timed...

Newcomer pitches Brewers past Miami 7-1

The Brewers scored two unearned runs thanks to errors by left fielder Christian Yelich and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria. Notes: Before Nelson's season debut, the Brewers...

A young man's journey

A short film he made in college, "Chris," was inspired by his brother's slaying. It has been ... Despite the tragedies, Chennault won the Alexander...

Stepping down, OIC director leaves as big a legacy as its founder

ROBERT C. NELSON used to be intimidated by the very presence of the late Rev. Leon H. Sullivan, celebrated minister at Zion Baptist Church and...

A tap on the shoulder for Donald Sterling

Across town at the Forum, Lakers owner Jerry Buss had Jack Nicholson and Rob Reiner. Sterling would introduce you to Willie Aames from Charles in...

Koehler pitches Marlins past Dodgers 6-3

Yelich was 14 for 14 in his career on stolen-base attempts before he was thrown out by Miguel Olivo in the first inning. ... Marlins...

Marlins rally to beat Braves 5-4 for 3-game sweep

The Marlins' Garrett Jones, right, greets teammate Christian Yelich (21) after Yelich scored the game-winning run on an RBI-single hit by Casey McGehee in the...

Popularity of e-cigarettes gives rise to 'vaping' lounges

For me, it's like going to a coffee shop," she said at Popie's tasting bar, where she was with friend Duncan DiTullio, also 20 and...

Boom times for fast-growing Haverford Y

. 0 comments. A swim class for toddlers at the Haverford Area YMCA, which shares the pool with seniors practicing water aerobics. ED HILLE /...

Penn's South Bank campus prepares to take off

“Connectivity is key,” acknowledged Ed Datz, Penn's executive director of real estate. “The health system is so close yet nobody feels that its close because...

Flyers still lacking on defense

Last year's Stanley Cup Finals were a showcase for this truth: the Chicago Blackhawks with Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, Johnny Oduya; the Boston Bruins with...

Statewide Top Teams: All-state hoops teams named

For guiding Constitution to a 28-5 record and a second state title in three seasons, Rob Moore was named coach of the year in Class...

N-G's Newton, ConHigh's Gilbert win state honors

Constitution junior forward Ahmad Gilbert was named Player of the Year in Class AA (he also was named to the first team), and the Generals'...

Boys' Basketball: All-State Team

(blog) (blog)Newton, a 6-foot-3 senior guard, was selected the top player in Class AAA. Gilbert, a 6-6 junior forward, gained the honor in Class...

Boys' Basketball: All-State Team

(blog)Newton, a 6-foot-3 senior guard, was selected the top player in Class AAA. Gilbert, a 6-6 junior forward, gained the honor in Class AA.

Behind Tom Wolf's business success, a more complicated picture

Boenning interviewed dozens of funds and recommended Boston-based Weston Presidio, whose other investments include Jimmy John's, the fast-food chain, and Re/Max, the real estate sales...

Behind Tom Wolf's business success, a more complicated picture

Boenning interviewed dozens of funds and recommended Boston-based Weston Presidio, whose other investments include Jimmy John's, the fast-food chain, and Re/Max, the real estate sales...

Do college athletes have a constitutional right to be paid a salary?

Congress, using its powers under Article I, has broad power to pass laws – so broad that, if it is careful how it uses that...

SRC budget relies on $440 million that's not assured

But, she told the SRC, "we are left out of talks about the school district's precious resources and how they are spent," said McCormick, whose...

Safety concerns consume Bartram High in wake of assault on staffer

SPRING BREAK can't come fast enough for faculty and staff at Bartram High School. After a week in which ... "I've been threatened many a...

Broadbent gets a chance to be the lead in 'Le Week-End'

But he rarely gets to take the lead, which was another reason he was drawn to Le Week-End. He and Duncan had played husband and...

Constitution makes it back to top

Generals coach Rob Moore said a highly competitive nonleague schedule, which included national powers Mater Dei (Calif.) and Lone Peak (Utah), greatly aided his junior-laden...

Will La Salle, Constitution win state titles?

The Generals, guided by Rob Moore, are trying for their second title in three seasons. In 2012 at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center, they downed...

Will La Salle, Constitution win state titles?

The Generals, guided by Rob Moore, are trying for their second title in three seasons. In 2012 at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center, they downed...

Boat tox: Pope nixes meet with 'Noah'

Variety reported that the "Noah" delegation, including Crowe, director Darren Aronofsky, producer Scott Franklin, and Paramount Pictures VP Rob Moore, had met with the pope.

It's ballot-bumping season

The voters - including Duncan Black, who blogs as "Atrios" at eschatonblog.com - claim that 480 of the 599 signatures filed by Josephs are invalid,...

St. Joe's advances to A-10 semifinal with 70-67 win over Dayton

On the next possession, Dayton's Devin Oliver missed a long two-pointer at the top of the key. The Hawks' DeAndre' Bembry secured the rebound and...

Gilbert rebounds for Constitution after heart-to-heart with coach

The remedy: a sit-down with coach Rob Moore at Moore's home, not far from Franklin. "It really helped me when me and Rob sat down...