A trio of 1990s Flyers stars will be honored this season: Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Eric Desjardins will all be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame this year.
Five Pennsylvania congressmen have written to the NCAA, asking it to drop its sanctions levied against Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal:
On Thursday, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office announced the arrest of 14 men on child pornography charges, as part of Operation Predator Alert II. Those arrested included two South Jersey school bus drivers, Andrew Schreiner and Armando Nortez. Read more »
After a dismal start to 2014 and mirroring a national upward trend, the Philadelphia region’s manufacturing sector has seen five consecutive months of growth and is operating at its highest output since March 2011, according to the latest Business Outlook Survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
Looking ahead to the 2015 mayoral campaign, the Board of Ethics met yesterday to hash out a series of proposed changes to the city’s campaign-finance regulations.
According to the Inky’s Heard in the Hall blog, the board is seeking to clarify what counts as a campaign contribution in light of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, which paved the way for unlimited corporate, nonprofit, and union donations in support of — but not directly to or in concert with — candidates.
First, the emergency board appointed by President Obama to deal with the mini-SEPTA strike we had last month announced its findings. The upshot, says the Inquirer, is that members of the engineers and electrical workers unions should get the deal that SEPTA management has been offering for years:
Mark Block, the spokesman for Interstate General Media, publishers of the Inquirer and Daily News, has resigned. He is being replaced by Jonathan Tevis.
Block, whose career spanned a number of ownership groups at the papers and Philly.com, was often the face of the company during difficult times; big internal emails often went out under his name.
According to Linkedin, Tevis has been rising on the biz side of the newspapers since 2006. He’d taken a more public role since Gerry Lenfest’s acquisition of the papers, so this transition isn’t a huge surprise.
Block’s farewell email, below:
Storms last night completely flooded Hersheypark’s entrance area. Photos posted to social media sites show people wading through the water to exit the park. One woman tweeted it flooded the gift shop she was in.
— Danielle Bara (@danielle0716) July 11, 2014
The park opened today at 10 a.m. despite the flooding. No damage was done. “Everything is Hersheypark Happy!” the park said on Facebook. “We did receive heavy rain for short period of time yesterday, but everything quickly receded.”
’Merica. ’Murrica. ’Mericuh.
Our most recent Independence Day weekend brought them out, in intentionally butchered droves — cheekily edited versions of our great country’s name, accompanied by photos of eagles, flags or domestic beer cans with eagles and flags on them. I’m not sure when, where or why lopping the lead “A” off “America” and mush-mouthing the rest began, but it’s very clear where this odd act of ass-backwards Insta-patriotism has taken up permanent residence: