More Philadelphia Articles

  • Philadelphia chocolate store: Tax issue resolved

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia chocolate maker and candy store says it has resolved a tax issue that threatened to shutter the establishment days before Easter. Blasius Chocolate Factory says on its Facebook page that the problem had been solved and the store "is open now forever. No more...

  • Philadelphia chocolate store closed over tax spat

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A popular Philadelphia chocolate maker and candy store has been shuttered by the city days before Easter. WPVI-TV (http://bit.ly/1l42Hhe) said Wednesday the Department of Revenue revoked the business license of the Blasius Chocolate Factory in the city's Kensington...

  • Perelman may back union bid for Philly newspapers

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Philadelphia newspaper employees hope to mount a bid in the latest sale of their company with help from local philanthropist Raymond Perelman, the papers' union chief told a judge Wednesday. Perelman, now in his mid-90s, has been interested in The Philadelphia Inquirer...

  • Norcross says he'd pay $77M for Philly newspapers

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A politically-powerful investor in Philadelphia's two largest newspapers pledged Monday to pay at least $77 million to wrest control of the company from rivals. George Norcross, a wealthy insurance executive and influential New Jersey Democrat, testified before a...

  • Guild can intervene in fight for Philly newspapers

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge says the union representing hundreds of workers for Philadelphia's two largest newspapers can participate in the dissolution of their ownership group. The judge this week granted a request by the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia to intervene in...

  • Philly transit talks stall, but no strike planned

    Transit officials in Philadelphia expect a routine commute Monday, although labor talks hit a snag before a midnight contract deadline.

  • Tetris in the sky: Gamers play on Philly building

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sam Robinson said it's been about 15 years since he last played the videogame Tetris on a Game Boy. On Saturday night, he played it on the side of a skyscraper. Robinson, 30, was among the hundreds of Tetris fans who had a little fun Saturday with a big version of the...

  • Philadelphia jury awards mesothelioma victim $7.25M in asbestos trial

    PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – A Philadelphia County jury has awarded a shipfitter’s family $7.25 million in an asbestos trial, dismissing all of defendant’s defenses. After hearing two weeks of evidence, the family of Edward Merwitz, who died of mesothelioma at the age of 62, won its...

  • Pennsylvania legislators eye ending union exception to stalker laws

    Legislation that would end an unusual loophole in Pennsylvania's anti-stalking laws that exempts union-related activity is slowing making its way through the Republican-led statehouse. It has a good chance of getting enacted, aides say. The Keystone State defines stalking as "following the...

  • Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane defends handling of Philadelphia politicians probe

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Sunday defended her office's decision not to pursue criminal charges in an investigation into whether four Democratic state lawmakers from Philadelphia accepted illegal payments. Kane responded to a lengthy story in The...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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