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Published: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:54:35 GMT2017-01-22T17:54:35Z

 



A new year of real estate stories; a new writer to cover them

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:54:35 GMT2017-01-22T17:54:35Z

Weeks before 2016 drew to a close, the columns, think pieces, and memes took over. "2016: Worst. Year. Ever?" asked a New York Times headline. "The year it all went to hell," NPR declared.



Conway: Trump won’t release tax returns because ‘people don’t care’

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:08:30 GMT2017-01-22T17:08:30Z




No traffic on Delaware River Bridge while fracture is assessed, fixed

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:07:31 GMT2017-01-22T17:07:31Z

Transportation officials Saturday were unable to say how long the heavily traveled Delaware River Bridge connecting the Pennsylvania Turnpike with New Jersey would stay closed as they work to repair a ruptured bridge truss.



Car crashes over fence in Rittenhouse Square Park

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:06:56 GMT2017-01-22T17:06:56Z

After a week of attention to the walls of Rittenhouse Square - on which sitting was briefly and controversially banned by city officials - the park faced a threat Saturday night not from tired behinds but something else: a car.



Man, shot below eye, dies in West Oak Lane

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:27:38 GMT2017-01-22T16:27:38Z

A man in his early 30s was shot dead early Sunday in West Oak Lane, according to police.



Man, 25, arrested in Frankford for assault on transgender woman

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:27:14 GMT2017-01-22T16:27:14Z

A 25-year-old man was arrested in Frankford Sunday morning for allegedly striking a transgender woman near City Hall on Friday and calling her homophobic and transphobic slurs, according to police.



Police question man, 29, in stabbing death of his grandmother, 70

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:08:49 GMT2017-01-22T16:08:49Z

A 29-year-old man suspected of stabbing his 70-year-old grandmother to death in the city's Clearview section was taken into custody Saturday night, according to police.



Alec Baldwin's Trump wasn't on 'SNL,' but mock-Putin was

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:45:45 GMT2017-01-22T15:45:45Z

NEW YORK (AP) - Maybe Alec Baldwin was busy. Maybe "Saturday Night Live" figured viewers had seen plenty of President Donald Trump for real this inauguration weekend.



Philly teachers plan Black Lives Matter week - not all are happy

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:05:58 GMT2017-01-22T14:05:58Z

Beginning Monday, the Black Lives Matter movement could become a curriculum topic in classrooms across the city. A Philadelphia School District teachers' group has planned six days of action this week, encouraging educators to introduce optional curriculum and activities - from "The Revolution Is Always Now" coloring pages for very young students to a science lesson about the biology of skin color for older ones.



New AG Shapiro axes Kane's twin sister and other allies

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 13:00:32 GMT2017-01-22T13:00:32Z

HARRISBURG - Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's twin sister was ousted late last week from her $105,000 job with the agency, part of a larger personnel sweep by the office's new top prosecutor, according to sources familiar with the decision.



Could red flags have saved Grace Packer?

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:58:39 GMT2017-01-22T12:58:39Z




A day of marches - for women, resistance and self-determination

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:45:28 GMT2017-01-22T12:45:28Z

WASHINGTON - For miles, it seemed, Muslim businesswoman Misha Alkiyal carried a sign high above her head through the jam-packed city streets.



In Philly, 'a great progressive giant' awakened as 50,000 (mostly women) march in "peace, love and joy"

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:43:28 GMT2017-01-22T12:43:28Z

Now what? In many and varied ways, that's the question that Sherrie Cohen, Judy Schwank, Ericka Hart, and other speakers at the Women's March on Philadelphia posed to the crowd of 50,000 who jammed Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Saturday.



Russia PM calls idea US will lift sanctions soon 'illusion'

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:12:13 GMT2017-01-22T12:12:13Z

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says the west's sanctions on Russia are likely to remain in place "for a long time" despite expectations Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president will lead to warmer relations between Washington and Moscow.



Temple settles with its ousted provost

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:07:01 GMT2017-01-22T12:07:01Z

Temple University's ousted provost is coming back. The university has reached a settlement with Hai-Lung Dai that calls for him to return as vice president for international affairs. The settlement also says a sexual harassment complaint against him could not be substantiated, and holds him harmless for a shortfall in the university's merit scholarship budget, a spokesman for the board of trustees confirmed.



Woman, 70, fatally stabbed in South Philly

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:49:46 GMT2017-01-22T11:49:46Z

A 70-year-old woman was stabbed to death in South Philadelphia Saturday night. Police believe she was stabbed multiple times by a 29-year-old male relative, who was last seen fleeing the 7900 block of Caesar Place, in the Clearview area of the Eastwick section.



Police: Two men die in separate shootings

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:49:21 GMT2017-01-22T11:49:21Z

A 31-year-old man was shot to death early Friday in South Philadelphia, police said. At about 1:10 a.m., officers found the victim, whose name was not released, suffering from a gunshot wound to his head and another in the left side of his abdomen outside on the 2100 block of Sigel Street.



Man shot to death in Kensington

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:48:46 GMT2017-01-22T11:48:46Z

A 29-year-old man was fatally shot in an alleged homicide in Kensington late Saturday afternoon.The victim, who was not identified, was shot once in the head in the 2000 block of Bellmore Avenue and taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:27 p.m., police said.



Man killed by alleged drunk driver in Bucks County

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:47:46 GMT2017-01-22T11:47:46Z

Damian Toalombo, 24, of Allentown, was killed early Saturday morning when a BMW driving on the wrong side of the road crashed head-on into his Kia Sephia on Route 309 in Hilltown Township, police said.Noelle Theresa Chew, 26, the BMW driver, was charged with homicide by vehicle, during under the influence and related offenses, police said.



Haverford finds window to past in hidden attic

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:16:46 GMT2017-01-22T11:16:46Z

During a pre-renovation visit, an engineer on a ladder spotted a door high up a wall in Haverford College's old gym, and opened it.