Over four decades as a coach at Germantown Academy, Dick Shoulberg sent 16 swimmers to the Olympics, coached U.S. teams, entered two halls of fame, and won five national coaching awards.
Seven restaurants in LOVE Park? That was the vision that Philadelphia City Council President Darrell L. Clarke unfurled on Wednesday. He would pay for long-overdue upgrades to John F. Kennedy Plaza by leasing the rights to create 26,000 square feet of restaurant space in the iconic but aging park.
Khat, a green, leafy shrub that can be chewed to unlock a stimulant effect, is typically used in southern Arabia and Eastern Africa, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. But U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers last month uncovered 112 pounds of the plant here in Philadelphia, authorities said Wednesday. And in America, khat is classified as a schedule 1 narcotic - the most restrictive category used by the DEA.
A teen accused of using his Twitter account to post confidential court documents waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday in Family Court and admitted to witness intimidation and making terroristic threats, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.
PHILADELPHIA Hours before the second-to-last City Council meeting of the year, a deal was struck Wednesday that appears to clear the way for creation of a Philadelphia land bank - albeit not quite the streamlined model its strongest advocates had wanted.