August 27, 2011 |
Two 13-year-old boys are facing aggravated-assault charges after slipping a homemade bomb into a postal worker's mail cart Thursday, police said. About 3 p.m. a postal worker was delivering mail on Farson Street near Arch in West Philadelphia, when the teens crept up to her cart and stuffed a bottle bomb inside. When the postal worker began walking back to the cart, police said a witness told her the canvas cart was going to blow. "An explosion occurs, the flap of the mail cart flies open and bits of paper flew around-landing on the sidewalk," said Lt. John Walker, of the Southwest Detective Division said.
April 20, 2007
Is junk mail recyclable? Must newspapers be bagged, and in what kind of bag? Which day do the trucks come? Some questions can actually be answered. Philadelphia (215-685-7329). Bucks County (215-345-3400). Chester County (800-626-0067). Delaware County (610-892-9627). Montgomery County (610-278-3618). Burlington County (609-499-1001). Camden County (856-858-5241)
January 7, 2016 |
Examples of what Burlington County households and small businesses should - and shouldn't - put in their big blue recycling tubs: WHAT GOES IN: Newspapers; junk mail; paperback books; brown bags; school and office paper; "gray" paperboard, such as tissue and cereal boxes; plastics marked with the recycling symbol (three rotating arrows) surrounding the numbers 1, 2 and 5. (The types of plastic found in most consumer products, these typically include milk jugs, soda bottles, "clamshell" berry boxes, and yogurt cups.)
April 1, 2016
Makes 4 servings 3/4 cup white wine (use something Italian) 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (infused with fresh thyme is optional) 4 eggs 4 teaspoons garum 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a roasting pan with a dish towel. Fill the roasting pan halfway with very hot water (just shy of boiling). The towel inside the pan will prevent four ramekins from sliding around. Place one ramekin in the pan to make sure the water comes up to an inch below the top of the ramekin.
January 7, 2016 |
Where do you suppose that Champagne bottle is you uncorked on New Year's Eve? And whatever did you do with the cork? The molded Styrofoam that delivered your new laptop, the cardboard cup from Starbucks that held this morning's latte, the Sunday Inquirer, Friday's pizza box greasy with pepperoni, the aluminum foil that wrapped the turkey, and that string of Christmas lights that blinked out over the weekend: Where are they now? If you live in Burlington County, chances are good that your recent paper, metal, plastic and glass trail has been dumped, tumbled, crushed, and flattened, scanned by infrared light, puffed by air jets, and sorted by magnets at a plant in Westampton.
August 20, 1986 |
The tangy-tart taste of pineapple can really "juice up" mild-tasting main courses like fish, chicken and veal. All are low in saturated fat - good news for both calorie-counters and cholesterol-watchers. Today most pineapple products are available with no sugar added. The calorie savings can be significant. For example, one cup of crushed pineapple can be as little as 130 calories. But packed in syrup, the calorie count zooms to nearly 200 - or more, if it's extra-heavy syrup. The following recipes have a tropical flavor, just right for this time of year: POLYNESIAN FISH KEBAB 1 pound firm-fleshed fish steaks (salmon, swordfish, etc.)
August 27, 1994 |
A black lawyer has been assigned to defend a white man charged in a midnight cross-burning in May in Chester County. Robert J. Dixon of Philadelphia said yesterday that he would give his client, Keith Holeton, the best representation possible under the law. "I'll be there to make sure his rights are protected," Dixon said as he left a federal courtroom minutes after Holeton was arraigned on charges of federal civil-rights violations and...
November 17, 2011 |
Dorie Greenspan came to cook in my kitchen when her new cookbook, Around My French Table , was published last fall. (See that story at www.philly.com/philly/restaurants/105368503.html .) A prolific author who has rubbed elbows with the world's best chefs, Greenspan is also among the most gracious and humble people I've ever met. Most important, I love her recipes. Her latest book, an ode to French home cooking, is chock-full of 300 of her favorites, and she details each step in clear, straightforward prose.
October 10, 2008 |
A blind, 80-year-old disabled woman whose meals were usually prepared by a home health aide died last night in her West Philadelphia kitchen after she put aluminum foil in a microwave, setting off an explosion and fire that consumed her apartment, officials said. Nicole Swaayze was pronounced dead in her fourth-floor unit in the Katie B. Jackson Apartments, a Philadelphia Housing Authority senior facility at 400 N. 50th St. The four-story, 59-unit brick building was evacuated, and two other residents were treated for minor injuries.
August 25, 1999 |
Bristol Township Councilwoman Mary Sommerer was charged yesterday with assault and possession of crack cocaine after she bit her 19-year-old daughter when the young woman and other relatives confronted Sommerer about an alleged drug problem, authorities said. A warrant was issued last night for Sommerer's arrest but Bucks County District Attorney Alan M. Rubenstein said the first-term councilwoman would be allowed to surrender this morning. Rubenstein said the charges stemmed from an incident that began Monday, leading Sommerer's daughter, Jamie Toner, to go to police.