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Harrisburg is finally getting ambitious. Legislators took a look at Washington and realized they could do better. And by better, I mean so much worse.
Daniel Heneghan prepares to ascend the spiral of stairs inside the Absecon Lighthouse. Again. At least once a week, the former newspaperman climbs those 228 iron steps to stay fit - and raise a bit of money for a magnificent, if underappreciated, Atlantic City landmark.
Frank Fitzpatrick: Philly inexplicably has been the only one of the 10 largest metropolitan areas without a PGA event.
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. At 58 square miles, Winslow Township is Camden County's largest municipality in area. It is so large, in fact, that it has multiple zip codes - two shared with Hammonton and Berlin.
Population: 39,499 (2010). Median income: $70,947 (2009). Area: 58 square miles. Settlements in the last three months: 100.
Eugene Kern, a Marine-turned-corporate computing consultant based in West Chester, has spent years promoting a billion-dollar scheme to build a giant corporate data center with its own big, clean natural gas power plant.
John Smallwood: LeBron James makes the Cavs better, but other teams will be trying to keep up.
Don't like President Obama's foreign policy? Blame President Richard M. Nixon. Just don't hold your breath waiting for the former to acknowledge the influence of the latter, even as we approach the 40th anniversary next month of Nixon's resignation.
I've got some foreign policy good news. Really. Never mind that U.S. foreign policy appears irrelevant in Gaza, spineless in Syria, irresponsible in Iraq, and grossly stupid in Germany (whoever OKd our dumb spy efforts there should be fired).
For every cookie-cutter office park and sprawling housing tract in Philadelphia's suburbs, there is a rejuvenated Main Street, chockablock with small businesses, neighborhoods with sidewalks, and neighbors who know one another's names.
Philadelphia was a city that knew how to keep its own secrets long before Guy Noir, private eye, emerged from the public radio imagination of Garrison Keillor. Let me give you three examples.
Ed Rendell: Soccer might someday be a more popular sport in U.S., but mostly when American interests are at stake.
Facts, fiction and the spaces between them mar the aftermath of the Gesner Street fire.
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: After some discussion, my fiance and I decided we did not want kids at our wedding - several of our friends are newish parents and we are just so tired of having their kids be the center of the universe, disrupt plans all the time, and so on. We just wanted one time when we could enjoy our friends' company in an adults-only way.
I've got some foreign policy good news. Really. Never mind that U.S. foreign policy appears irrelevant in Gaza, spineless in Syria, irresponsible in Iraq, and grossly stupid in Germany (whoever OKd our dumb spy efforts there should be fired).
Don't like President Obama's foreign policy? Blame President Richard M. Nixon. Just don't hold your breath waiting for the former to acknowledge the influence of the latter, even as we approach the 40th anniversary next month of Nixon's resignation.
Eugene Kern, a Marine-turned-corporate computing consultant based in West Chester, has spent years promoting a billion-dollar scheme to build a giant corporate data center with its own big, clean natural gas power plant.
Population: 39,499 (2010). Median income: $70,947 (2009). Area: 58 square miles. Settlements in the last three months: 100.
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. At 58 square miles, Winslow Township is Camden County's largest municipality in area. It is so large, in fact, that it has multiple zip codes - two shared with Hammonton and Berlin.
Frank Fitzpatrick: Philly inexplicably has been the only one of the 10 largest metropolitan areas without a PGA event.
Daniel Heneghan prepares to ascend the spiral of stairs inside the Absecon Lighthouse. Again. At least once a week, the former newspaperman climbs those 228 iron steps to stay fit - and raise a bit of money for a magnificent, if underappreciated, Atlantic City landmark.
Harrisburg is finally getting ambitious. Legislators took a look at Washington and realized they could do better. And by better, I mean so much worse.
Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is heading home to the Dominican Republic after the death of his 9-month-old son.
Bob Ford: Like Jonathan Papelbon, Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins should want to play for contenders, too.
To trade or to not trade Cole Hamels? That is the tough question facing the Phillies as the deadline approaches.
Last week, Oiselle, a women's athletic apparel company, tweeted the following: "Urban running tip: cure a mid-run bonk with a free honey packet - available in most grocery store deli areas."
John Smallwood: LeBron James makes the Cavs better, but other teams will be trying to keep up.
Kole Calhoun got the Los Angeles Angels off to a fast start with a leadoff triple, and he trotted home after an errant relay throw bounced into the seats on Thursday night in Texas.
Bob Ford: Like Jonathan Papelbon, Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins should want to play for contenders, too.
 
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