Darren “Dutch” Daulton, the charismatic catcher and master of Macho Row, whose talent for controlling both a pitching staff and a clubhouse helped the 1993 Phillies win an improbable National League pennant, died Sunday at age 55 after a four-year battle with brain cancer. A three-time all-star, Mr. Daulton played 14 seasons for the Phillies organization, which  drafted him in 1980. But he will be recalled longest and most fondly in Philadelphia for his role as the cleanup hitter and locker-room leader of the 1993 Phils. Read more

Like no other home along the Jersey Shore — with its reinforced steel frame and exterior covered lavishly in Carrara marble — the 4,500-square-foot “Little Marble House” seemed to be built for the ages. But its lifespan was less than 20 years. The Little Marble House, modeled after a Newport mansion, is a $3.6 million teardown — a victim of its own opulence. Read more
In certain Philadelphia neighborhoods, it’s not unusual to see hopeful homeowners jostling to buy houses; Rittenhouse Square, Society Hill, and Fairmount have topped the list for years. But these days, historically overlooked neighborhoods beyond Center City have been experiencing that same housing mania. Read more
The high-profile bid by New Jersey’s largest teachers’ union to unseat Senate President Stephen Sweeney in November’s election has intensified, as political groups aligned with each side have already spent nearly $1 million on television advertisements. Read more
Not too long ago, mall owners feared restaurants would siphon off too many parking spaces from avid shoppers, their main bread and butter. Such conventional thinking has all been upended as department stores and traditional apparel retailers are fading and restaurants often become their replacements. Read more
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