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Sixers‘ draft deals were made to set up chase for a star free agent

Sixers‘ draft deals were made to set up chase for a star free agent

“The time is now.” That is what 76ers coach and interim general manager Brett Brown said at the conclusion of Thursday night’s NBA draft. Now is the time to chase a star. Now is the time for Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons to cement themselves as the future of the league and rise to their potential. Now is the time […]

Is separating children from parents un-American? Not at all, historians say

Is separating children from parents un-American? Not at all, historians say

As the tortuous images came out this week showing immigrant children being separated from their families at the U.S. border, Judy Giesberg posted a photo on Twitter from a collection of newspaper ads that African Americans placed from about 1840 to 1916: “The last I saw of mother,” one read, “she was standing on the gallery crying.” It’s just evidence, […]

The Philly health care plan that offers food as medicine

The Philly health care plan that offers food as medicine

Feliciano Pagan stood at his front door when the MANNA food truck pulled up to his two-story brick rowhouse. Advertisment of Gallery: Pagan, 48, greeted the driver with a smile as he carried in two large bags filled with frozen dinners and fresh fruit that would last a week. Among the goods were chicken fajitas with brown rice and zucchini; […]

‘It‘s surreal.‘ Ivan Kane revs up his Royal Jelly Burlesque Club as Revel comes back as Ocean Resort

‘It‘s surreal.‘ Ivan Kane revs up his Royal Jelly Burlesque Club as Revel comes back as Ocean Resort

ATLANTIC CITY — When the dancers and bartenders from Ivan Kane’s Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub were last seen inside the doomed Revel resort, it was nearly dawn, and the crew was holding court over a dizzy, boozy, occasionally teary, increasingly surreal exercise in futility: the shutdown of a perfectly nice casino. Advertisment of Gallery: At Revel, a lot of people […]

German grocer Lidl scales back plan for Philly store amid U.S. expansion‘s shaky start

German grocer Lidl scales back plan for Philly store amid U.S. expansion‘s shaky start

German supermarket chain Lidl is downsizing its planned store on the only Philadelphia property it’s , as it pulls back on what had been an aggressive U.S. expansion strategy that’s gotten off to a rocky start. The company’s U.S. unit, based in Arlington, Va., was issued a permit earlier this month to open a 29,136-square-foot store in Port Richmond on Butler Street near […]

Long-awaited ‘clean slate‘ bill moves to Gov. Wolf

Long-awaited ‘clean slate‘ bill moves to Gov. Wolf

HARRISBURG — A fresh start. A tabula rasa. A clean slate. Pennsylvanians who were arrested or convicted on summary offenses or some misdemeanors will soon have the opportunity to have their criminal records sealed by the court if they have remained law-abiding. The Senate passed – dubbed the “Clean Slate Act” – by a vote of 49-0. The bill is […]

Passing on Michael Porter Jr. in NBA draft shows change in how Sixers view themselves | Bob Ford

Passing on Michael Porter Jr. in NBA draft shows change in how Sixers view themselves | Bob Ford

It isn’t easy to judge at any given moment where the 76ers stand on the elongated time line designed to take the team from laughingstock to last laugh on the rest of the NBA. That’s a relative measurement, one that trends upward every time a player develops faster or better than anticipated, and takes a dip downward when the occasional […]