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Published: Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:29:28 GMT2017-11-18T10:29:28Z


Property Line: Three Malvern homes under $650,000

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:29:28 GMT2017-11-18T10:29:28Z

The median home listing price in the Chester County borough is $650,000, and the median closing price is $513,000.

After massacres, houses of worship prepare for the worst

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:27:15 GMT2017-11-18T10:27:15Z

For religious leaders and lay people alike, it's a struggle to let go of the long-held conviction that sanctuaries are safe havens. In its place is the dispiriting acceptance that they are, instead, soft targets.

A Fishtown home designed to fit in

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:17:36 GMT2017-11-18T10:17:36Z

Abbe Getson and Doug Kohn's home, designed by RKM Architecture, reflects the 100-year-old Romanesque church on one side and modern row houses on the other.

Cops: South Street police station vandalized, anarchist propaganda found at scene

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:11:52 GMT2017-11-18T10:11:52Z

Smoke grenades, bottles filled with red paint and hammers were used to commit vandalism at the station, authorities said.

Eagles-Cowboys scouting report

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:15:37 GMT2017-11-18T04:15:37Z

What to watch for during the Eagles-Cowboys game. How do the Eagles match up against the Cowboys on either side of the ball?

Cowboys were born to be the Eagles' (and everyone else's) rival

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:11:04 GMT2017-11-18T04:11:04Z

The detailed history of the Eagles-Cowboys rivalry, starting in the 1960s, and enduring - even intensifying - through coaching changes, player movement, and so much more.

These Philly schoolkids marched against injustice 50 years ago, and police responded with nightsticks. Today, they inspire a new generation

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 03:24:07 GMT2017-11-18T03:24:07Z

"The clubs were going in every direction," said an adult organizer of the walkout to bring reforms and more awareness of black students' concerns. Then-Police Commissioner Frank Rizzo ordered more than 100 men in full riot gear to charge students who had been largely peaceful. "The kids were helpless."

Officials: Residents missing in West Chester nursing home blaze

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:48:42 GMT2017-11-18T02:48:42Z

Fire heavily damaged a nursing home in Chester County. Officials could not immediately say what caused the fire. The blaze drove 160 tenants and staff out of the Barclay Friends facility.

'Inspiring': Why these Camden youths trained for the Philly Half Marathon

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:35:02 GMT2017-11-18T02:35:02Z

The main objective is teaching young Camden residents to set and achieve long-term goals.

As West Chester fire raged, a heroic effort from neighbors

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:26:09 GMT2017-11-18T02:26:09Z

As the Barclay Friends assisted living home burned, dozens of people from surrounding homes in the West Chester neighborhood spent hours moving elderly residents away from the building, lifting wheelchairs over large fire hoses, and wrapping the evacuees - many of them barefoot - in blankets.

That Meek Mill bail hearing? Scheduled by mistake, court officials say

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:11:06 GMT2017-11-18T02:11:06Z

A court employee mistakenly scheduled a bail hearing for the imprisoned hip-hop artist Meek Mill. Mill was also transferred from protective custody at the Camp Hill state prison near Harrisburg to the lower security state prison in Chester.

Man held in murder of woman housesitting in Woodbury

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:58:28 GMT2017-11-18T01:58:28Z

The suspect once lived in the house and was returning to commit a burglary, authorities said.

Ex-Trump aide says he made up Chris Christie-McDonald's story to embarrass him

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:57:50 GMT2017-11-18T01:57:50Z

No, Chris Christie didn't go fetch McDonald's for Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election.

U.S. tax reform pushes towns to reconsider risky interest-rate swaps

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:50:14 GMT2017-11-18T01:50:14Z

The new U.S. Senate and House tax plans would restrict tax-free municipal bond sales, forcing hospitals, colleges, and governments to consider interest-rate swaps, which were often linked with "misuse and abuse" during the last recession.

Troubled Cheyney averts a crisis, keeps accreditation

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:38:22 GMT2017-11-18T01:38:22Z

Cheyney University, the nation's oldest historically black college and a school nearly at the brink of collapse, got a key reprieve Friday when a regional education panel allowed the university to keep its accreditation while it struggles to right its course.

Former Pa. Gov. Tom Ridge recovering from heart attack, remains in critical condition

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:09:33 GMT2017-11-18T01:09:33Z

Former Gov. Ridge suffered a heart attack, his wife disclosed in her first public statements since his hospitalization. He was recovering in a Texas hospital.

TED talks empire has been grappling with sexual harassment complaints

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:57:37 GMT2017-11-18T00:57:37Z

At least five people, including a past main stage speaker, told TED officials that they were harassed or groped during the organization's flagship conference in Vancouver in April, according to interviews and email correspondence seen by the Washington Post.

Gun of slain Baltimore officer was fired

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:37:33 GMT2017-11-18T00:37:33Z

The 43-year-old detective and father of five was shot while pursuing leads in a December triple fatal shooting inside a rowhouse on Bennett Place near Fremont Avenue in West Baltimore's Harlem Park neighborhood.

WXPN GM Roger LaMay denies stepping down as NPR chair over decade-old behavior complaint

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:09:07 GMT2017-11-18T00:09:07Z

NPR board chairman and WXPN general manager Roger LaMay will step down from his position at National Public Radio to focus on his duties at XPN. He denied a story indicating that he left the position due to a complaint regarding inappropriate behavior.

For those with dementia, the Barclay fire could pack the biggest emotional punch

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:03:57 GMT2017-11-18T00:03:57Z

A geriatrician says patients with dementia will have the hardest time adjusting to new homes.

Pennsylvania Ballet names Shelly Power next executive director

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:10:50 GMT2017-11-17T23:10:50Z

"When you walk around and hear the music and see the dancers, you are reminded of why you do what you do and work so hard."

Ben Franklin Tech Partners gives $4.4m to Philly-area tech firms

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:05:13 GMT2017-11-17T23:05:13Z

Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Pennsylvania's state-backed investment firm focused on early-stage companies, is giving $4.4 million to 21 start-ups.

Officials: Not all residents accounted for in West Chester nursing home fire

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:03:51 GMT2017-11-17T23:03:51Z

Officials said 27 people were injured in the fire at the Barclay Friends Senior Living acility,

Your boss is coming on to you. What should you do?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:46:11 GMT2017-11-17T22:46:11Z

Or maybe it's a coworker. Document everything, and before you start, think how you want the complaint process to end.

Grandpa's final wish granted: Bury me wit Pat's cheesesteaks

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:25:22 GMT2017-11-17T22:25:22Z

A Luzerne County man was buried with not one but two sandwiches from one of Philly's most famous cheesesteak restaurants.

Obamacare enrollment is an unknown for a third of Americans, poll finds

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:16:42 GMT2017-11-17T22:16:42Z

Nearly a third of people overall - including a third of people without health insurance - said they had not heard anything about the sign-up period for individuals who buy health plans on their own, according to the survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Law clerk by day, ghost hunter by night, now Trump's judicial nominee

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:12:30 GMT2017-11-17T22:12:30Z

Few in memory have been nominated with credentials quite like those of Talley, 36, an Alabama native, a political speechwriter, an author of horror books and a fledgling lawyer who has never tried a case.

Sylvester Stallone accused of 1986 sexual assault on 16-year-old fan, denies allegations

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:52:46 GMT2017-11-17T21:52:46Z

The alleged assault occurred at the Las Vegas Hilton in July 1986 while Stallone was in the city filming the arm-wrestling drama "Over the Top," according a report.

Texts: Alleged Rittenhouse Square killer got 'a rush' from stabbing

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:16:03 GMT2017-11-17T21:16:03Z

Steven Simminger 2d, 42, was charged with murder and possession of an instrument of crime in the March 13, 2016, stabbing death of Colin McGovern, 24, at Rittenhouse Square.

Barclay Friends nursing home fire: What we know and don't know

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:02:41 GMT2017-11-17T21:02:41Z

Officials say they have not yet accounted for all the residents of the Barclay Friends Senior Living complex.

Mayor Kenney: Sheriff Jewell Williams should step down amid claims of sexual harassment

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:42:30 GMT2017-11-17T20:42:30Z

Mayor Kenney said Thursday that Sheriff Jewell Williams should resign in the wake of reports that female employees are pursuing legal action after accusing him of workplace sexual harassment, and that a third woman received a $30,000 settlement in 2012 after suing him for sexual harassment when he was a state representative.

Anselm Kiefer says Auguste Rodin was a creative destroyer, just like him. Their joint show is now at the Barnes.

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:12:56 GMT2017-11-17T20:12:56Z

Anselm Kiefer talked with us about his creative process - and what he has in common with sculptor Auguste Rodin. The esteemed German contemporary artist is in Philly for the opening of the Barnes Foundation "Kiefer Rodin" show combining the two masters' works.

Philadelphia Orchestra makes Haydn's 'The Seasons' as new as tomorrow, as comfortable as yesterday

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:04:57 GMT2017-11-17T20:04:57Z

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Symphonic Choir didn't quite have their arms around Haydn's "The Seasons," a major oratorio that was given its first full performance by the orchestra. But the vocal soloists were wonderful.

'Kiefer Rodin' exhibit at the Barnes Foundation is a thrilling and stimulating mash-up

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:57:01 GMT2017-11-17T19:57:01Z

Anselm Kiefer and Auguste Rodin, featured at the Barnes Foundation in a joint exhibition, find common ground across the centuries in the great medieval cathedrals. The exciting show opens Friday and runs through March 12.

Black Friday TV deals are great, but …

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:42:11 GMT2017-11-17T19:42:11Z

To offer the best prices for Black Friday shoppers, TV makers and retailers offer leftovers and basic new models missing features found on today's top sets.

South Jersey gun club billboards mocking NFL players' 'take a knee' protests are like porn | Editorial

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:30:28 GMT2017-11-17T19:30:28Z

The gun club owner says he's just supporting veterans. Does that include black veterans who support the NFL players and white veterans like former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, who recently wrote that he was proud to protect the rights of those who wish to protest?

Philly is only walkable if you're an able-bodied childless adult | Opinion

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:47:12 GMT2017-11-17T18:47:12Z

Why do Philly parents want big strollers? Just look at our streets.

'Annie' at Walnut Theatre: No leapin' lizards here

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:13:51 GMT2017-11-17T18:13:51Z

"Annie," through Jan. 7 at the Walnut Theatre, has been a perennial favorite since its debut on Broadway in 1977 - but the Walnut production is slow and awkward.

Chiropractor/minister travels Pa. roads in old RV giving trucker exams

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:56:10 GMT2017-11-17T17:56:10Z

Patrick V. Suglia is one of 56,973 examiners in the country certified to conduct physicals for truckers. He's written several books on living with autism.

Eagles-Rams in Week 14 could end up on 'Sunday Night Football'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:30:55 GMT2017-11-17T17:30:55Z

The highly anticipated Week 14 faceoff between Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and Rams QB Jared Goff could end up in prime time.

Latest new chef at gives Rittenhouse wine bistro a compelling French flair

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:12:46 GMT2017-11-17T17:12:46Z is one of those places that, despite maintaining a consistent record of excellence and a reputation as one of Philly's most essential wine restaurants, has never quite acquired enough real buzz.

Ailyn Pérez ascends to the Met from a Philadelphia launch pad

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:44:41 GMT2017-11-17T16:44:41Z

Ailyn Pérez is now starring as Thais at the Metropolitan Opera. Philly saw that coming: Even before her graduation from the Academy of Vocal Arts, Pérez was drawing adoration.

The week in photos

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:42:20 GMT2017-11-17T16:42:20Z

This week in Philly, as seen through the lens of our photojournalists.

In historic vote, a divided SRC moves to abolish itself

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:02:00 GMT2017-11-17T16:02:00Z

The School Reform Commission, the state-devised panel that has ruled the Philadelphia School District for 16 years, declared the era of distress for the city's schools over.

Joel Embiid is the Sixers' star, but Ben Simmons can change the NBA with his crusade | Mike Sielski

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:51:14 GMT2017-11-17T15:51:14Z

Embiid had a transcendent game Wednesday night against the Lakers. But Simmons' great play for the Sixers and his campaign against the NBA's age limit and the NCAA could lead to broader change in basketball.

Philadelphia Contemporary is re-imagining what a modern art museum can be … now with a high-profile import from NYC

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:20:11 GMT2017-11-17T15:20:11Z

From the mind of former PAFA head Harry Philbrick comes Philadelphia Contemporary, an ambitious new art museum offering the latest in multidisciplinary art.

How to groom your Movember whiskers

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:06:18 GMT2017-11-17T15:06:18Z

Follow these tips to keep your whiskers looking fresh this Thanksgiving holiday.

Philly honors experts in robotics, genetics, evolution

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:57:20 GMT2017-11-17T14:57:20Z

The 2017 John Scott Awards are going to Ruzena Bajcsy, Warren Ewens, and Masatoshi Nei.

Seriously? Battle looms over Pa. state amphibian: Hellbender vs. Wehrle's

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:52:00 GMT2017-11-17T14:52:00Z

The Eastern hellbender - an odd critter that has inspired vivid nicknames, such as snot otter, devil dog and mud devil - was poised for a promotion when an overwhelming majority of the Senate voted in favor of its becoming the state's Official Amphibian.

Staying gluten-free in the season of gluttony

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:36:51 GMT2017-11-17T14:36:51Z

Here's how you can stay healthy but still enjoy holiday eating.