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Published: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:42:58 GMT2018-03-17T18:42:58Z


Jersey Shore ice cream wars. Who gets to sell?

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:42:58 GMT2018-03-17T18:42:58Z

In Ventnor City, everyone knows the "fudgy wudgy men." But earlier this month, their jobs were briefly in jeopardy.

Pa. GOP wants probe of 'irregularities' in special election

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:35:08 GMT2018-03-17T18:35:08Z

An attorney for the Pennsylvania Republican Party has raised concerns ranging from calls about machine errors to confusion about polling places and a dispute over whether a Republican attorney could watch part of the elections process.

Behind Mikal Bridges, Villanova continues March Madness run with 81-58 win over Alabama

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:26:53 GMT2018-03-17T18:26:53Z

The top-seeded Wildcats struggled in the first half but then took control behind Bridges, who scored 22 of his 23 points in the second half.

Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta breaks two bats in simulated game

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 17:20:52 GMT2018-03-17T17:20:52Z

Jake Arrieta threw two simulated innings Saturday as he faced hitters for the first time this spring.

Protected bike lanes coming to Market Street, JFK by spring

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:52:29 GMT2018-03-17T16:52:29Z

A lane reduction will clear up space for parking-protected bike lanes, a wish list item for street safety advocates.

How trauma is shaping the way Philadelphia schools teach | Opinion

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:07:39 GMT2018-03-17T16:07:39Z

Our teachers, previously surprised when the techniques they learned in college or graduate school don't work in classrooms, quickly see positive results both for their students and for themselves when their approach is trauma-informed.

Like Parkland students, Philly teens attacked for their views on gun violence | Helen Ubiñas

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:06:59 GMT2018-03-17T16:06:59Z

Philadelphia teens know the risk of speaking up about the lack of attention given to the gun violence they experience - but they are doing it anyway.

At Old City's Tuna Bar, sushi, a sleek space, and a side of Fujianese family flavors

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 15:18:17 GMT2018-03-17T15:18:17Z

He studied to be in finance, but the restaurant business kept calling him back.

Inside the campaign to take down Penn Law prof Amy Wax

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 14:58:11 GMT2018-03-17T14:58:11Z

Here's how the community mobilized when third-year law student Nick Hall found a video of Professor Amy Wax suggesting that black Penn Law students rarely graduated at the top of their class.

Scofflaws by the thousands fix their tickets in Philly amnesty program

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 14:46:00 GMT2018-03-17T14:46:00Z

A recent audit of the Philadelphia Parking Authority found that the agency was owed $76.8 million in uncollected parking fines since 2012. According to a spokesman for Mayor Kenney, the amnesty program - the first of its kind for PPA - has collected $154,979 since it started March 1.

Fired seminary president blames more than just her old attitudes toward LGBTQ community

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 14:28:58 GMT2018-03-17T14:28:58Z

In the Rev. Theresa Latini's view, the trouble that swept her out after just eight months at the helm of United Lutheran Seminary was rooted not only in a long-ago connection to a controversial group that believed gay men and women could change their sexual orientation - but in the divinity school's difficult merger last July.

Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., 73, elite highway patrolman and, later, a crime reporter for the Inquirer

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 14:18:52 GMT2018-03-17T14:18:52Z

In August 1970, Mr. Gibbons was shot during a bloody weekend of unrest in Philadelphia. He narrowly escaped with his life. Recovery took a year.

This new apartment tower prepares Philly for a world without private cars

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:42:08 GMT2018-03-17T13:42:08Z

Built without a parking garage, 1213 Walnut has solved the problem of ride-hailing and truck deliveries.

Learning to appreciate a simple, healthy alternative to fried chicken

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:35:06 GMT2018-03-17T13:35:06Z

If these young cooks can learn to make a more nutritious version of the chicken they love, will they be more motivated to cook it with their families?

She was quoted $351 for a breast MRI. Then she was charged $4,650

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:34:34 GMT2018-03-17T13:34:34Z

Bette Popiel shopped around for the best cash price for a breast MRI and got a bill for thousands more, showing how even the savviest of health-care consumers struggle to navigate the system.

Jersey Shore cancer survivor races up stairs to inspire others, taking her to the top of the Eiffel Tower

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:34:08 GMT2018-03-17T13:34:08Z

Sally Kalksma, the only American woman invited to compete in the ranked stair climbing race up the Eiffel Tower, gave it her all Wednesday when she climbed the iconic tower's 1,665 stairs to the top. A myeloma cancer survivor who underwent a stem cell transplant last year, the Pine Beach, N.J. woman has already competed in more than 50 races to the tops of skyscrapers.

For millennials trying to save and invest, these Wharton MBAs show the way

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:25:29 GMT2018-03-17T13:25:29Z

Even Wharton MBAs need help getting started on personal finance - and they're showing fellow millennials the way to get started on saving, investing, budgeting and retirement.

Fall. 'Pop.' Air bag. A Montco start-up is out to prevent hip fractures with a high-tech belt

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:19:05 GMT2018-03-17T13:19:05Z

ActiveProtective Technologies Inc. has raised $10.6 million for research and development, has secured several patents, and plans to have its belt on the market for use in supervised-care communities later this year, and in private homes after that.

Seminary blows its chance to show us what Christianity could look like | Ronnie Polaneczky

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:08:23 GMT2018-03-17T13:08:23Z

Where was God in all of this? Where was grace, forgiveness and plain old decency?

Pa. attorney general reviewing La Salle plan to sell museum art

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:37:26 GMT2018-03-17T12:37:26Z

Art has already been moved to Christie's auction house in New York and is being readied for sale in mid-April. But students and faculty remain unhappy about the La Salle decision to sell off many of the museum's best holdings.

Fire still burns for new Eagle Haloti Ngata | Jeff McLane

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 11:27:15 GMT2018-03-17T11:27:15Z

The 34-year-old defensive tackle has seemingly done it all in the NFL, but Haloti Ngata said that a trip to the Injured Reserve made him realize how much he still wanted to play football.

Toys R Us closures will whack retail landlords already smarting from big-box tenant losses

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 11:19:53 GMT2018-03-17T11:19:53Z

The toy chain owns just nine of its area stores outright, leasing the others from commercial landlords who are soon to be faced with finding new tenants amid a dwindling pool of users of big-box space.

RIP Toys R Us: Remembering brand new Barbies and green plastic soldiers in the age of e-commerce | Christine Flowers

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:28:39 GMT2018-03-17T10:28:39Z

Money can't purchase the beauty that comes from tangible, tactile experience.

Poconos gunmaker's vision: an AR-15 for every American

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 09:53:20 GMT2018-03-17T09:53:20Z

Justin Moon's Kahr Arms produced just over 50,000 firearms in 2016 and plans to roll out an AR-15 line in a new manufacturing plant in the Poconos.

Moorestown family honors its Chinese heritage in a modern setting

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 09:29:38 GMT2018-03-17T09:29:38Z

"One of the challenges was making sure our children, as first-generation Americans, also embrace that heritage," says Teresa, mother of Andrew, 17, and Lauren, 16.

Late run sparks Sixers in 120-116 victory over Brooklyn

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 03:34:04 GMT2018-03-17T03:34:04Z

Joel Embiid finishes with 24 points and a career-high 19 rebounds.

FBI's McCabe is fired a little more than 24 hours before he could retire

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 03:25:14 GMT2018-03-17T03:25:14Z

McCabe has become a lightning rod in the political battles over the FBI's most high-profile cases, including the Russia investigation and the probe of Hillary Clinton's email practices. He has been a frequent target of criticism from President Trump.

So why's the new Gallery's marketing campaign lily-white? | Mike Newall

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 02:11:06 GMT2018-03-17T02:11:06Z

Imagery matters. This is the premier shopping destination downtown, the embodiment of the new Market East, and the way we sell it matters, too. The people who walk by this every day - the people who would use the new Gallery - need to see themselves in the marketing of it.

Progressives hoping to shake up Philly's Democratic Party get good, and bad, news | Clout

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 01:54:10 GMT2018-03-17T01:54:10Z

Contrary to what many expected, there hasn't been a citywide surge in the number of candidates running for a key, street-level role in the city's Democratic machine. But some gentrifying neighborhoods saw a boost.

Teen girl fled U.S. willingly with older man, Allentown police say

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 01:47:08 GMT2018-03-17T01:47:08Z

Amy Yu was on a plane to Cancun with a 45-year-old married man at the same time the mother of the high school sophomore was filing a missing persons report with Allentown police, police confirmed at a Friday news conference.

Trump attorney accuses Daniels of violating nondisclosure agreement 20 times

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 01:40:35 GMT2018-03-17T01:40:35Z

Cohen, through his limited liability corporation Essential Consultants, made the claim in papers his lawyer filed in federal court Friday.

Old City fire aftermath is bad for business

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 01:38:58 GMT2018-03-17T01:38:58Z

"No one can find us," said Stephanie Reitano, whose Capofitto restaurant at 233 Chestnut St. reopened March 3.

Coastal storm threat just in time for spring. Could it be 1958 sequel?

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 01:29:19 GMT2018-03-17T01:29:19Z

On the anniversary of one of the most disruptive storms in the region's history, a major coastal storm is now considered "likely." Snow might depend as much on elevation as location.

How Pa.'s 'distressed' program helps towns, and why it's hard to leave it

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 01:07:15 GMT2018-03-17T01:07:15Z

The 17 municipalities statewide that are in the Act 47 program, including the city of Chester and Colwyn Borough in Delaware County, and the state-appointed firms meant to guide them to solvency must decide within the next two years whether the communities are strong enough to leave the state program for financially distressed communities by the five-year deadline.

Charges on hold for Camden man seen on video apparently beaten by Camden County cop

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:56:59 GMT2018-03-17T00:56:59Z

The Camden County Prosecutor's Office said Friday that criminal charges have been put on hold against an unarmed man whose beating by a county police officer last month was filmed by a Camden liquor store's surveillance camera and has been viewed thousands of times on social media.

How a federal judge in Philly could blow up the marijuana business

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:49:00 GMT2018-03-17T00:49:00Z

PharmaCann, an Illinois-based medical marijuana retailer, has a permit to build a dispensary in Northeast Philadelphia. Its neighbor, Philadelphia Mill shopping center, opposes it, and now a federal judge must decide if it's legal.

Who are the 18 new candidates Kenney will consider for school board seats?

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:31:54 GMT2018-03-17T00:31:54Z

Here are short bios of the latest round of candidates for the new Philadelphia school board.

Phillies pitcher Jerad Eickhoff out six to eight weeks

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:28:48 GMT2018-03-17T00:28:48Z

Jerad Eickhoff will start the season on the disabled list because of a strained back muscle.

Bala Cynwyd businessman claimed $378M in revenues; FBI said it was $2M and the feds charged him with fraud

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:27:58 GMT2018-03-17T00:27:58Z

Federal prosecutors on Friday charged Gary Alan Frank with a massive fraud; He sat on the boards of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Philly Pops.

Pa. House report: Accusers of Delco Rep. Nick Miccarelli 'credible'

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:24:48 GMT2018-03-17T00:24:48Z

A state House investigation found the two women accusing state Rep. Nick Miccarelli of physical and sexual abuse were "credible," according to excerpts of its findings released Friday by one of the lawyers representing the accusers.

Has lost Civil War gold bound for Philly been found?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 23:57:40 GMT2018-03-16T23:57:40Z

Based on today's value of an ounce gold, the lost load would be worth $27,381,120.

DA signals deal to drop most charges against activist who defaced Frank Rizzo statue

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 23:53:51 GMT2018-03-16T23:53:51Z

Activist Wali Rahman was charged with four misdemeanor counts after he allegedly spray painted the Frank Rizzo statue last year. But a prosecutor signaled Friday that most charges will be dropped against Rahman, who will then just face a summary offense of criminal mischief.

Eagles released defensive end Vinny Curry, saving $5 million from salary cap

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 23:35:07 GMT2018-03-16T23:35:07Z

It was expected that the Eagles would either release or trade Curry after they acquired Michael Bennett. Curry, 29, would have counted $11 million against the salary cap. By releasing him, the Eagles will save $5 million.

Consultant sought to improve transit along the developing Philly waterfront

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 23:29:29 GMT2018-03-16T23:29:29Z

A consultant will review how people get to and from Philly's Delaware River waterfront, and how to improve their options.

With deadlines looming, congressional candidates await word from silent courts on new maps

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 23:09:30 GMT2018-03-16T23:09:30Z

As of Friday evening, the courts hadn't yet decided whether to intervene to block Pennsylvania's new congressional map.

List of 'troubled' Philadelphia police filled with inconsistencies

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:54:21 GMT2018-03-16T22:54:21Z

Under court order, Philadelphia D.A. Krasner has released a list of 66 police with troubling histories. Now critics are raising question about the list - and about why only some officers on it would be discouraged from taking the stand.

Trump remains woefully wimpy on Russia. Why? | Trudy Rubin

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:15:40 GMT2018-03-16T22:15:40Z

Russia uses nerve gas in Britain, cyber targets U.S. elections, nuclear plants and ultilities, and Trump - belatedly - responds with pin prick sanctions. Why won't the president authorize serious cyber push back and sanctions? Americans deserve to know.

Sister Helen Cole, 'Mother Teresa of Camden,' honored by FBI

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:09:44 GMT2018-03-16T22:09:44Z

Camden's Sister Helen Cole receives the FBI Director's Community Leadership Award in Philadelphia for work with crime victims.

North Philly resident: If Temple builds stadium, relationship with neighborhood is ruined | Opinion

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:58:32 GMT2018-03-16T21:58:32Z

It's impossible for neighbors to have trust in Temple because they have been ignored in the past.

Dispute questions anti-abortion group's use of taxpayer dollars

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:48:13 GMT2018-03-16T21:48:13Z

Real Alternatives, Pennsylvania's trailblazing "alternatives to abortion" program, has helped 280,000 women over the past two decades. Now, the nonprofit faces questions about whether it misused taxpayer dollars.