Philadelphia News for May 18th 2013

'You can feel the spark': Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly brings new
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly speaks during a news conference at the team's NFL football training facility, Tuesday, April 16, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). Print ? Dustin Hockensmith | dhockensmith@pennlive.com By Dustin More…

Top 5 Worst Philadelphia Phillies Free-Agent Signings
COMMENTARY | The Philadelphia Phillies have had mixed results with free agency since it all started in 1976. First baseman Richie Hebner was their first significant signing in December of that year. Pete Rose was their best in December 1978. More…

Health disparities in Philadelphia's Latino community – Philly.com
For example, the 19133 zip code, where the majority of Congreso’s clients reside, had the highest percentage of people in poverty (56.4%) in 2011???nearly double the citywide rate (28.4%), which itself was the highest recorded in Philadelphia in years. More…

Philadelphia Teachers, Students Protest 'Doomsday' Budget Cuts
Staff and students in Philadelphia are protesting a Draconian budget proposal that would leave many schools without arts or music, without secretaries or aides, and without libraries in the 2013-14 school year. Dozens of teachers gathered near a high More…

TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon Announces Partnership with Challenged Athletes
PHILADELPHIA, May 17, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon, with title sponsor Johnson & Johnson and presenting sponsor Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), today announced a three-year partnership with the Challenged More…

Shooting leaves Southwest Philadelphia neighborhood in fear
SOUTHWEST PHILADELPHIA – May 16, 2013 (WPVI) — Two innocent victims remained hospitalized Thursday night after being caught in the crossfire of a shooting in Southwest Philadelphia. Police now say 32 shots were fired, up from 27, in what was a … More…

Predicting Eagles 53-Man Roster
The roster for the Philadelphia Eagles has changed dramatically since the conclusion of the 2012 season. An outsider may not even recognize this team right now. Many of the problem players on the 2012 team have been released or weren’t re-signed during … More…

Baby rescued from train tracks in Philadelphia
Published on May 17, 2013. CCTV footage captures the moment a baby in a buggy roles onto the train tracks in a Philadelphia station. Bystanders rushed to help and stopped the train that was less than a minute away. The 14-month-old girl was reported to More…

Baby's pram rolls on to train track in Philadelphia – video | World
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Reds-Phillies Preview
Though the Cincinnati Reds swept a three-game home set from the Philadelphia Phillies last month, they didn't do much against Cliff Lee. Looking for a seventh consecutive victory overall and on the road, the Reds hope to get the best of Lee on Friday More…

Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire | MLS Match Preview
Philadelphia Union and the Chicago Fire meet in the back end of their home-and-home series over two weekends when the clubs face off Saturday evening at PPL Park. Union came away with a 1-0 victory when the clubs met at Toyota Park a week ago. More…

Former Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb and the Hall of Fame argument
Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb owns most franchise passing records and ranks as one of the most productive quarterbacks in NFL history. Are the numbers enough to secure a Hall of Fame bid? (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, 2010). Print More…

Le Bec Fin Is Closing For Real — Grub Street Philadelphia
Sad news is coming down the pipeline this afternoon — but it's not like anyone didn't see this coming — Le Bec Fin is going to close. For good. This June. Insider reports that Nicolas Fanucci is indeed out. Chris Scarduzio is stepping in as
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Famed 'hatchet hitchhiker' arrested in NJ killing
HADDONFIELD, N.J. — An Internet celebrity-turned-homicide suspect was arrested in Philadelphia on Thursday, two days after he was reportedly spotted in New Jersey. Caleb "Kai" McGillvary, who gained fame online as the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker, was More…

Cliff Lee, Jimmy Rollins lead Philadelphia Phillies over Cincinnati Reds 5-3
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Phillies turned to small ball after the long ball hurt them. Domonic Brown drove in the tiebreaking run on an infield grounder in the eighth and the Phillies snapped the Cincinnati Reds' six-game winning streak with a 5 More…

Philadelphia Phillies – TeamReport
MLB Team Report – Philadelphia Phillies – INSIDE PITCH They say that numbers never lie. But when you look at the case of the Phillies after 25 percent of the season has been put into the books, the numbers don't give you any kind of idea of why they More…

Update: Police: 2 victims in SW Philadelphia shooting were innocent – Philly.com
A 21-year-old woman who caught a stray bullet to the head inside her Southwest Philadelphia home when a shooting erupted a block away late Wednesday night was not the only innocent victim of the shooting, police said today. 2 comments More…

Pa. Coffee Run Leads to Hatchet Hitchhiker Arrest
An employee at a Starbucks in Philadelphia was credited Friday with recognizing 24-year-old Caleb “Kai” McGillvary, whose fledgling celebrity took a turn toward notoriety when authorities announced this week that he was wanted in the beating death of a … More…

Philadelphia students march again as cuts loom
PHILADELPHIA – May 17, 2013 (WPVI) — An estimated 1,000 students in the Philadelphia School District took their message to Broad Street on Friday, calling for more funding for city schools. “The message I want to give them is that even though we are … More…

Prison for Philadelphia slumlord
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man whose empire of dilapidated Philadelphia rental houses prompted tenants to call him the “Slumlord Millionaire” has been sentenced to six years in prison for defrauding banks of more than $10 million. The Philadelphia Daily More…

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