Philadelphia-based reporter, editor and videographer for The Associated Press. Owner of a very bad cat. Puzzle fiend. With a passion for all things Philly, except cheesesteaks and overblown stories about Eagles fans throwing snowballs at Santa. Occasionally she takes photos and blogs them here and on Instagram (katmath13). On Sundays, she blogs The New York Times crossword here and at www.crosswordkathy.net.
This is not your father’s baseball. Or even your grandfather’s baseball. It’s your great-great-grandfather’s game. A growing number of teams nationwide are recreating the 19th century through historically accurate uniforms, period rules and cheeky nicknames.
The troubled city school system opened three new high schools Monday in an effort to show that officials are committed to innovating and boosting achievement despite fewer resources and the specter of massive layoffs.
Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone. Will they line up for pictures with a sculpture of real hometown champion Joe Frazier?
The cash-strapped city school district will cut another $32 million in services to free up enough money to start classes on time, but massive layoffs still loom if state lawmakers don’t approve a cigarette tax, officials said Friday.