Chase Utley Hates Being Called “Silver Fox”

Photo of Chase Utley by Jon Soohoo/Dodgers.

Chase Utley’s ‘do has gone full-on Doc Brown since you last saw him, but the soon-to-be 39-year-old Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman and Phillies legend would prefer it if you could look past this awkward elder metamorphosis and instead see the old Chase. Read more »

Police Arrest Man for Child-Luring Attempts in the Northeast

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Philly police have arrested a man who they say is connected to several – but not all – child-luring attempts in the Northeast this month.

According to the PPD, 35-year-old Marwan Deeb of Oxford Circle has been charged with four counts each of luring a child into a motor vehicle and corruption of a minor.  Read more »

Driver Charged in Crash That Critically Injured Abington Teen


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The driver who allegedly struck and critically injured a teenage girl near Abington High School last month is facing charges.

Police say 32-year-old James Clark IV, of Abington, was traveling roughly double the 25-mph speed limit when he hit a 14-year-old, who was reportedly identified by her family as Kelly Williams, in a crosswalk.  Read more »

Could a Music Festival Produced By a Philly Attorney Actually Be Cool?

Ballard Spahr attorney and Philly Music Fest founder Gregory Seltzer in his firm’s photo.

This weekend, the first-ever Philly Music Fest kicks off at World Cafe Live, and an ambitious festival it is: Two days, two stages, 25 local bands (many of them solid Philly headliners), eleven local breweries and distilleries, and food and snacks by Michael Solomonov. And it turns out that the man behind the festival isn’t one of the usual music scene suspects. It’s Ballard Spahr business attorney Gregory Seltzer. We sat down with the 40-year-old Narberth resident to learn more. Read more »

All of You Equifax Haters Couldn’t Be More Wrong

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There are plenty of reasons to hate Equifax. But you shouldn’t.

Yes, it’s true that, because of the company’s poor safeguards and incompetent personnel (particularly its chief information officer and chief security officer, both of whom “retired” over the weekend), the private data of more than 140 million individuals was stolen by unknown hackers. And yes, that includes you. If you don’t believe me, then head on over to and check. When you likely find out that your social security number, credit data, home address and mother’s maiden name — information that can easily be used by hackers to gain access to your financial accounts or apply for credit and loans using your identity without your knowledge — has been stolen, you’ll likely hate Equifax. But don’t. Read more »

Time for a Protest: Ben Carson Is Coming to Philly on Tuesday

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You might get the chance to see Ben Carson in Philly on Tuesday.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary will attend the ribbon-cutting celebration of Sharswood’s Vaux Big Picture High School, which recently received $15 million in renovations from the Philadelphia Housing Authority.

Carson will join officials like Mayor Jim Kenney, City Council President Darrell Clarke, PHA President and CEO Kelvin A. Jeremiah, Superintendent Dr. William Hite and more. The reopening event will kick off at 1 p.m. near 23rd and Master streets. Read more »

This Philly Woman Wants to Open the First Homeless Shelter for People and Pets


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In her six years of working in Philly homeless shelters, Stephanie Sena has been forced to turn away countless people for the same reason: they won’t leave their pets at the door.

Sena, who helps run the Student-Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia, wants to use her experience at the nonprofit to start a project that would solve that problem. The 38-year-old Bella Vista resident is raising money to open a shelter that would likely be the first of its kind – where people experiencing homelessness and their pets can sleep under the same roof.  Read more »

Hard Fouls and Airballs: Inside My Doomed Tryout for the Delaware 87ers

A taste of the pro athlete life.

I don’t know about you, but asinine debates are par for the course among my group of friends – especially when we’re watching sports. One of my favorite (typically booze-fueled) topics of discussion is the highly illogical thought that one of us could perform some sort of minor feat at the professional level. Do you think you can put up a single shot in an NBA game? How about hitting the ball past the infield at Citizens Bank Park?

For example, my friend Teddy adamantly believes that he could gain five yards on one carry in an NFL game, if given the hypothetical opportunity. Absolutely preposterous, but the fact that my buddy played running back at one time makes his incredibly bold statement at least plausible enough to dream – no matter how far from reality. With that spirit in mind, I decided to pick up a basketball for the first time in quite a few years to see if I could hack it with the pros a la Tin Cup.
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