September 18, 2014 |
Lynne M. Abraham, the feisty former judge and Philadelphia district attorney who reigned over the city's criminal justice system for nearly two decades, says she will make a run for mayor. Just not yet. Abraham, a Democrat, said Wednesday, "I'll be entering the race" to succeed Mayor Nutter. Her disclosure, coming within hours after former City Solicitor Ken Trujillo announced his mayoral run, could rock a field of candidates in the 2015 contest who lack her name recognition.
July 18, 2014 |
Max Meshon, 96, of Penn Wynne, a Philadelphia lawyer whose skill with Yiddish helped crack a famous Philadelphia crime case, died Wednesday, July 9, of respiratory failure at his home. Mr. Meshon founded Meshon & Brener, a small, but respected, law firm at 1 E. Penn Center, across from City Hall. He was well-known throughout the legal community for his collegial attitude and friendly, witty personality. He was willing to fight for defendants from all walks of life, no matter their ability to pay. But he earned public notice as a witness, not a lawyer.
July 4, 2014 |
Hello there John and what seemed like all the other orthopedists in Philadelphia were at the gate for the first morning flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco, site of the 2012 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons conference. Talking with Rothman Institute colleagues, he saw a beautiful woman laughing with her traveling companion. "I remember thinking that I'd never be that lucky to sit next to her on the plane," John said. But he was. As John hoisted his bag into the overhead compartment, he told himself: "Don't be that guy who sits down and immediately starts chatting up the pretty girl.
May 31, 2014 |
Abraham Noordergraaf, 84, of Haverford, professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, died Saturday, May 24, of esophageal cancer at the Quadrangle. Dr. Noordergraaf served as a mentor, teacher, and scholar for many years in the department of bioengineering, part of Penn's School of Engineering and Applied Science. His family said he also was knowledgeable in veterinary medicine, anesthesia, and Dutch culture. "He had honorary appointments because of his collegiality and work with people in those departments," said his daughter Annemiek Young.
January 31, 2014 |
DISTRICT ATTORNEY Seth Williams was at the podium Monday, talking about a grand jury's decision to charge state Rep. J.P. Miranda and his sister in an alleged "ghost employee" scam. It sounded as if Williams scattered throughout his remarks several thinly veiled, sharply worded barbs for his onetime career mentor, former D.A. Lynne Abraham . Things went south for them in 2005 when he tried to unseat her in the Democratic primary election. Twice, Williams said his office "will no longer abdicate our responsibility to investigate" political-corruption cases.
May 1, 2013 |
WHEN TATTLE heard that "Teen Mom" Farrah Abraham made a sex tape with porn star James Deen and then lied about it (pretending that it was a secret sex tape that no one was supposed to see), we thought, what kind of message does lying send to your young daughter? We already know what kind of message the tape sends. But a 21-year-old single mom has to take care of her kid, so Farrah has sold the tape to Vivid Entertainment for an undisclosed amount - rumored to be close to $1 million, but who knows.
April 16, 2013 |
TATTLE HATES to pick on dumb teenagers, but what the heck was Justin Bieber thinking? While in Amsterdam, Bieber got a guided tour of the Anne Frank House Museum and wrote an entry into a guestbook saying, "Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a Belieber. " Absoutely. If she didn't have to hide from the Nazis and die of typhus in a concentration camp 68 years ago. Really, dude, how is your takeaway from the Anne Frank house that you wish she'd been a fan of yours . Bieber's remarks led to criticism from some quarters, as a Facebook response insulting Bieber received more than 1,000 "likes" - slightly more than the museum's original post about the incident.
January 2, 2013
By Neal Gabler As we edged closer to the "fiscal cliff," some observers said we should take a page from Steven Spielberg's Lincoln . The film tells the story of how the president managed to steer the 13th Amendment - which outlawed slavery, finishing what was started by the Emancipation Proclamation 150 years ago today - through an inhospitable House of Representatives. On one side were Democrats who opposed outlawing slavery on the grounds that it would confer an equality that blacks should not have.
August 27, 2012
Robert W. Patterson is editor of the public-policy journal the Family in America On the eve of its Tampa convention, the Grand Old Party is as pumped as a young lady who just accepted an engagement ring from the man of her dreams. Conservatives may have reluctantly embraced Mitt Romney, but his running-mate choice, Paul Ryan - the wunderkind House budget chairman - has injected needed testosterone into the campaign. Still, excitement over the youthful Wisconsin congressman may not generate enough energy to win in November.
June 26, 2012 |
The guilty verdict against Msgr. William J. Lynn - the first time a Catholic church supervisor has been found criminally liable for child-sex crimes by a priest - concluded one of the most unusual prosecutions in the history of the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. It took nine years, two grand juries, and changes in Pennsylvania law. And it made odd partners of former District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham and successor Seth Williams, whose relationship soured when Williams, a former Abraham prosecutor, challenged her in the 2005 Democratic primary.