THE MEN with the bad legs - the one in the rickety wheelchair and the one with the cane that looks as if it might snap under his weight - are the first to be counted. Dewey Flynn, with the cane, doesn't mind the well-intentioned volunteer canvassers counting him as one of the city's homeless.
Pennsylvania Turnpike officials said speeds may be reduced to 45 mph at some point between the Harrisburg East exchange and the Delaware River bridge and on the Northeast Extension, and commercial vehicles may be restricted. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said it may impose similar restrictions on interstates in the Philadelphia area and the Pocono Mountains.
Following the announcement of his first full-length in five years, Sufjan Stevens has released a tour schedule that brings him to Philadelphia on April 10th for a special performance at the Academy of Music . Tickets open to the public at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 30th, with a pre-sale taking place on Wednesday, January 28th.
This year there will be five statewide appellate-court justice positions on the ballot. Three of those openings are on the Commonwealth's Supreme Court.
Steve Klasko, the chief executive officer of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, wants to see fewer patients walking into his emergency room. Jefferson is investing $20 million to open two urgent-care centers, including one three blocks from the existing ER, to treat patients with routine medical needs, and build a program to allow physicians to perform consultations using video apps so that other patients never have to leave home.