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Inside the Flyers: It's easy to feel sorry for one-time superstar Vinny Lecavalier, the classy 34-year-old Flyers forward.
Approaching noon, I had a hankering for shrimp tempura sushi and some dumplings. At a local takeout, my bill came to $15.01. After I handed the man $20, he began counting out 99 cents to hand me along with four $1 bills. While there was a tip jar, there was not the penny container to which we've grown accustomed at checkout. I protested the prospect of putting all that change in my pocket. The cashier told me he was only following policy. Luckily, a female stranger behind me handed me a penny.
When it comes to redeveloping the magnificent site long occupied by Bancroft, a residential special-needs school, Haddonfield always knows what it doesn't want.
WORLDVIEW | TRUDY RUBIN
The huge Brutalist bulk of Philadelphia's International House looms near the intersection of Chestnut and 37th Streets. Inside are dorms, eclectically outfitted vending machines, and a movie theater.
King Dollar is back. The value of the U.S. dollar, when compared with the currencies of our global trading partners, has soared over the last year, and it is as strong as it has been in more than a decade.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's trip to Washington last week was so triumphant one could almost imagine how his troubled country might morph into a future success story.
As Philadelphia faces its once-in-15-years franchise renewal talks with Comcast, you may be worried that city officials are just a little too cozy with Philly's 1st Corporate Citizen - a reasonable concern after I reported last week that the mayor's office has been sitting on a report likely to embarrass the company.
Population: 6,444 (2013) Median household income: $104,063 Area: 45 square miles Settlements in the last three months: 11 Homes for sale: 53
Even on an early spring morning still tightly wrapped in winter, Atsion Lake in Wharton State Forest has that "go home and get your kayak" look.
It was doctors against lawmakers, science against anecdotes, at Tuesday's joint committee hearing on medical marijuana. Yes, joint. Twenty state representatives from the Judiciary and Health Committees, mostly Republicans, filed into Pennsylvania Hospital on Tuesday, many bearing grim accounts of ill constituents who say pot helps them feel less pain.
Jeff Benjamin’s new book might be about the restaurant industry, but it’s really so much more.
It Follows. Masterfully creepy, beautifully turned variation on the teen horror formula, with Maika Monroe as an unfortunate coed followed by a shape-shifting entity bent on evil. Her friends don't know what to do - is she having a breakdown, or is this thing for real? It appears to be the latter. R
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: A co-worker of mine is getting married and invited me to her wedding. I sent what I thought was a nice gift off her registry that cost about $60. We are in the same role at our office and make approximately the same amount of money (and are fair
Inside the Flyers: It's easy to feel sorry for one-time superstar Vinny Lecavalier, the classy 34-year-old Flyers forward.
Inside the Eagles: Sam Bradford never finished better than 18th in the NFL in completion percentage in four seasons.
Population: 6,444 (2013) Median household income: $104,063 Area: 45 square miles Settlements in the last three months: 11 Homes for sale: 53
As Philadelphia faces its once-in-15-years franchise renewal talks with Comcast, you may be worried that city officials are just a little too cozy with Philly's 1st Corporate Citizen - a reasonable concern after I reported last week that the mayor's office has been sitting on a report likely to embarrass the company.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's trip to Washington last week was so triumphant one could almost imagine how his troubled country might morph into a future success story.
King Dollar is back. The value of the U.S. dollar, when compared with the currencies of our global trading partners, has soared over the last year, and it is as strong as it has been in more than a decade.
The huge Brutalist bulk of Philadelphia's International House looms near the intersection of Chestnut and 37th Streets. Inside are dorms, eclectically outfitted vending machines, and a movie theater.
WORLDVIEW | TRUDY RUBIN
When it comes to redeveloping the magnificent site long occupied by Bancroft, a residential special-needs school, Haddonfield always knows what it doesn't want.
Approaching noon, I had a hankering for shrimp tempura sushi and some dumplings. At a local takeout, my bill came to $15.01. After I handed the man $20, he began counting out 99 cents to hand me along with four $1 bills. While there was a tip jar, there was not the penny container to which we've grown accustomed at checkout. I protested the prospect of putting all that change in my pocket. The cashier told me he was only following policy. Luckily, a female stranger behind me handed me a penny.
Frank Fitzpatrick: Much of baseball's appeal relies on its unchanging nature.
Bob Ford: Football Guy awoke exactly on time and leaped from bed, landing on the artificial turf rug.
Inside the Sixers: 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie got it right. Everyone else undervalued Nerlens Noel.
OCEAN GROVE, N.J. - Two and a half years ago, Joe Gigas sat in a hotel room and made a decision. His house had just been ripped apart by superstorm Sandy. The homes and lives of his neighbors had also been upended. Chaos reigned. As the race director of the New Jersey Marathon, he knew that there was one thing he could do to bring back some sense of normalcy: pronounce that the 2013 race would go on as planned.
Bob Ford: Football Guy awoke exactly on time and leaped from bed, landing on the artificial turf rug.
 
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