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Published: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:24:35 GMT2018-04-26T09:24:35Z

 



Children in sports are vulnerable to abuse. Here's how to help protect them

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:24:35 GMT2018-04-26T09:24:35Z

About 25 percent of all girls and 18 percent of all boys are abused before they are 18 year old.



First the dunes. Now, Margate contemplates a boardwalk

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:20:42 GMT2018-04-26T09:20:42Z

It might not be quite lipstick on a pig, but one Margate resident, Glenn Klotz, thinks he has a solution to the beaches that residents declared "ruined" after Gov. Christie and the U.S. Army Corps forced protective dunes along the familiarly flat landscapes of their coastline.



Before Radnor murder-suicide, Jennair Gerardot begged for marriage help on neighborhood app

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:19:34 GMT2018-04-26T09:19:34Z

In the months before Jennair Gerardot became the topic of breathless national news coverage, there were hints that she was beginning to unravel



Glorifying Meek Mill is not a good look for the Sixers | Christine Flowers

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 02:46:40 GMT2018-04-26T02:46:40Z

The felon got courtside seating. The rest of us work 9-to-5 to afford a few hours of joy.



Makeshift funerals on street corners for those dead of ODs in Philly | Mike Newall

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 02:26:49 GMT2018-04-26T02:26:49Z

In Philadelphia, 1,217 people died of overdoses last year. And so many of the dead come in with nothing, without even a name.



Jury deliberations end for the day in Bill Cosby retrial

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 02:23:41 GMT2018-04-26T02:23:41Z

A jury of seven men and five women from Montgomery County began deliberating Cosby's fate Wednesday morning.



2018 NFL draft: What to watch for in the first round

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 01:44:59 GMT2018-04-26T01:44:59Z

Will the Eagles trade out of No. 32? Who will go No. 1? What will the Giants do? How many local prospects will go in the first round?



In first public duties, new Philly school board gets an earful from community

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 01:41:58 GMT2018-04-26T01:41:58Z

"I think our public schools should be viable options, and a lot of them aren't," one member of the public told the new Philadelphia school board during a listening session Wednesday night. "We need a new model, because what we have is outdated, obsolete, and it doesn't work."



VA nominee considers withdrawing as new allegations emerge of drinking, wrecking government vehicle

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 01:27:14 GMT2018-04-26T01:27:14Z

In the two-page summary of interviews conducted by the minority staff, Jackson also stands accused of a "pattern" of handing out medications with no patient history, prescribing medications to himself, and contributing to a hostile work environment with "a constant fear of reprisal."



City: House of Correction might have inmates beyond 2020

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 01:19:55 GMT2018-04-26T01:19:55Z

The mayor had said last week that plans called for shutting down the State Road facility by that year. Protesters say it's not debatable.



Philly has first march celebrating LGBT people of color

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 01:10:51 GMT2018-04-26T01:10:51Z

The march comes as the city still grapples with the recent arrest of two black men at a Starbucks and a legacy of discrimination in the Gayborhood.



Philadelphia airport opens larger lounge for military families in transit

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:55:28 GMT2018-04-26T00:55:28Z

Philadelphia International Airport on Wednesday opened a new USO facility that's like a first-class lounge for military families.



Mayfair coyote cornered by Philadelphia police and released in Pennypack Park

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:50:15 GMT2018-04-26T00:50:15Z

"This just happened to be a coyote that wandered off and probably got lost."



You say you support the arts? Good, start with Portside Arts Center | Helen Ubiñas

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:14:31 GMT2018-04-26T00:14:31Z

Supporting community hubs like Port Richmond's Portside Arts Center is vital to maintaining the character of Philly's neighborhoods.



Sixers could start Eastern Conference semifinals Saturday

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:12:18 GMT2018-04-26T00:12:18Z

If the Celtics finish off Milwaukee on Thursday night, they'll host the Sixers for Game 1 on Saturday.



Study: State-run universities must be merged, converted to remain viable

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:59:04 GMT2018-04-25T23:59:04Z

Modest changes to the status quo likely are not enough to stabilize the 102,000-student state university system, the study's authors concluded Wednesday in a presentation to members of the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee in Harrisburg.



Wells Fargo Building on South Broad gets new ownership in $100M deal

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:49:58 GMT2018-04-25T23:49:58Z

The transaction reunites the 123 S. Broad St. building as a single property for the first time in almost two decades.



Trump lawyer Cohen says he would invoke his Fifth Amendment right in Stormy Daniels case

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:47:33 GMT2018-04-25T23:47:33Z

Earlier this month, the FBI raided Cohen's home, office and a hotel room where he had been staying. That investigation includes the effort to quash embarrassing stories about Trump during the 2016 campaign, according to a person familiar with the matter.



Center City to get its first marijuana dispensary

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:55:23 GMT2018-04-25T22:55:23Z

The shop is slated for the 1200 block of Sansom Street. Beyond/Hello is expected to open once construction is complete in the fall.



2 teens in critical condition after being stabbed at 8th and Market subway station

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:52:46 GMT2018-04-25T22:52:46Z

SEPTA says two people were stabbed Wednesday afternoon at the 8th and Market Streets subway station.



A weekend of poetry to celebrate Nick Virgilio Writers House in Camden

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:12:23 GMT2018-04-25T22:12:23Z

The new center is a tribute to Camden's "patron saint of haiku." On April 28-29, there will be readings, dedication ceremonies, and appearances by poets from as far away as Japan.



A new online platform makes it easy to shop for vintage furniture and home decor across dozens of Philadelphia businesses

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:06:29 GMT2018-04-25T22:06:29Z

Attic, a new online platform, is making it easier to shop for vintage furniture and home decor from dozens of local businesses.



Meek Mill is free, but his case goes on

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:49:56 GMT2018-04-25T21:49:56Z

Rapper Meek Mill, released from prison Tuesday, still has bail conditions and a contested conviction to deal with.



Philly tax experts: Corporate cuts make U.S. competitive, raise specter of $1 trillion deficit

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:44:35 GMT2018-04-25T21:44:35Z

La Colombe CEO Todd Carmichael said the tax cut wasn't necessary. He'd like to pay more in taxes. The better the city is doing, the better his company will do, he said. And it all starts with upgrading the city's schools.



A school with your name gets you remembered, right? Wrong. Students often know nothing about the names behind their schools.

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:27:51 GMT2018-04-25T21:27:51Z

Why would Stephen Schwarzman want his name on Abington High School if students so often know nothing about the donors behind those names?



Too angry to mourn: Family struggles with the choking death of their disabled brother at Blossom Philadelphia

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:10:42 GMT2018-04-25T21:10:42Z

Vincent McNamara spent his entire adult life as a client of Blossom Philadelphia, formerly called United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia, but in the end the chaos of the group's collapse cost McNamara his life.



Biologic drugs can be lifesavers. But their high cost can be life changing

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:07:41 GMT2018-04-25T21:07:41Z

In addition to the medication's price, people who rely on biologics tether themselves to inflexible infusion appointments every several weeks and the imperative to have access to good health insurance.



Dozens ordered to leave West Philly apartments ahead of sale

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:02:01 GMT2018-04-25T21:02:01Z

As development in the area has increased, affordable housing options are becoming harder to find.



South Jersey man charged with murder in 'road rage' incident

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:49:59 GMT2018-04-25T20:49:59Z

Authorities announced they have made an arrest in the hit-and-run accident in South Jersey



Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak continues to grow

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:34:56 GMT2018-04-25T20:34:56Z

The count of people sickened by E. coli-tainted romaine lettuce has grown from 53 to 84, and Pennsylvania continues to have the most cases, according to the CDC.



Police catch coyote in Philadelphia's Mayfair neighborhood

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:34:52 GMT2018-04-25T20:34:52Z

A spokeswoman for the department confirmed that a coyote was caught, but had no additional information other than the animal was caught on Comly Street. That would put the coyote somewhere in Northeast Philadelphia and not far from Tacony Creek Park.



To control her Crohn's disease, she needs drug infusions that cost thousands a year, for life

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:32:27 GMT2018-04-25T20:32:27Z

Doctors told her that she'd have to receive Remicade infusions for the rest of her life. They also warned her that these drugs are expensive, and she'd need a financial plan in place so she wouldn't miss any of the infusions.



Sylvester Stallone visits 'Rocky' art exhibit

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:25:38 GMT2018-04-25T20:25:38Z

Sly took in some art in Queen Village.



Foraging for cheese, candy, even shoofly pie

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:04:24 GMT2018-04-25T20:04:24Z

Whole Foods' local forager determines which items end up in stores throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky, and Washington.



Ground is broken on Pod Philly micro-hotel in Center City

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:49:35 GMT2018-04-25T19:49:35Z

Pod Philly will be the sixth Pod-branded hotel, following locations in Washington's Chinatown and in New York City.



Shania Twain apologized for her Trump comments; that don't impress me much | Michael Smerconish

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:45:27 GMT2018-04-25T19:45:27Z

Shania Twain's apology for saying she might have voted for President Trump if she had voted establishes a slippery slope.



City Councilman David Oh is related to a 'Walking Dead' star

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:42:23 GMT2018-04-25T19:42:23Z

Steven Yeun is related by marriage to David Oh.



'Double Dare' to return to Nickelodeon this summer

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:41:56 GMT2018-04-25T19:41:56Z

The formerly Philadelphia-shot show is returning to the airwaves



'Antipodes' at Lemon Hill shows a way forward: Philly's mansions don't need to be musty antiques

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:39:27 GMT2018-04-25T19:39:27Z

The old-style genteel house museum, with period furnishings as a document of the lifestyles of the rich, dead, and sometimes infamous, is of little interest to the public nowadays. We already have too many of them.



Meek Mill fires up Sixers fans during playoff victory over Heat

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:34:46 GMT2018-04-25T19:34:46Z

Rapper Meek Mill attended Tuesday night's Philadelphia 76ers playoff game, and a co-owner of the team posted an Instagram photo about an hour before tip-off saying that he, Mill, and others were in a car headed to the arena.



Working women, rejoice: New Jersey now has the strongest equal-pay law in America | Opinion

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:34:43 GMT2018-04-25T19:34:43Z

The Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act will address wage discrimination in four ways.



Southwest jet victim's husband: 'Mommy's not coming home'

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 18:53:38 GMT2018-04-25T18:53:38Z

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The husband of an Albuquerque woman killed in a Southwest Airlines jet that blew an engine while flying said he broke the news about her death to their two children at their school, telling them: "Mommy's not coming home, guys."



Main Line murder-suicide case stands out for its rarity

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 18:28:52 GMT2018-04-25T18:28:52Z

Most murder suicide cases involve male killers and female victims.



Jay-Z, Kevin Hart, Gov. Wolf react: 'Meek Mill, a son of Philadelphia, is a free man'

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 18:20:07 GMT2018-04-25T18:20:07Z

Philadelphia Rapper Meek Mill took his first steps outside of a Chester County prison in five months and was welcomed with an outpour of love and support from fans and celebrities.



Which player will the Eagles pick at No. 32?

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:59:05 GMT2018-04-25T17:59:05Z

Our beat writers grade the likelihood that the Eagles will draft one of these 10 players.



Messy women may actually liberate us all | Elizabeth Wellington

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:46:27 GMT2018-04-25T17:46:27Z

When I began to think deeply about how I used the word, "messy," I realized two things: That I was a hater. And that these alleged messy women were #winning.



West Philadelphia needed an upscale restaurant, she says

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:44:28 GMT2018-04-25T17:44:28Z

The opening of Tasties Restaurant not only creates a destination for diners, it's become a personal victory.



Former WIP host Chris Carlin's move to New York to replace Mike Francesa isn't going well

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:43:09 GMT2018-04-25T17:43:09Z

"After two years, someone/ones will be out the door."



Waffle House tragedy shows us how to curb mass killings. Will anyone listen? | Will Bunch

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:41:28 GMT2018-04-25T17:41:28Z

A quadruple murder in Nashville was a textbook case for why we need to ban assault weapons, high-capacity magazines (the killer was only stopped because he had to reload) and our inability to keep guns from the mentally ill. But despite a national protest movement, is anyone listening?



Wawa to pay $25 million to settle employee stock suit

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:37:29 GMT2018-04-25T17:37:29Z

The class-action lawsuit claimed the convenience store chain forced ex-workers to sell their Wawa stock back to the company at an unfair price. Wawa admitted no wrongdoing; the settlement awaits approval by a federal judge.