March 16, 2016 |
The students at Pennypack House School wrestled one recent morning with the witches of Macbeth and the indignities of the Jim Crow era, prompting one teen to ask history teacher Steven DiGiovanni, "What was lynching again?" Then it was time for lunch, so the student body - 46 boys, ages 14 through 17 - formed two lines as they waited to be led to the dining area one floor below. Each boy, dressed in a dark green jumpsuit and an identification bracelet, was thoroughly patted down.
December 4, 2014 |
The Philadelphia-based rapper Meek Mill was released from a city jail Tuesday afternoon after serving nearly five months behind bars for failing to comply with a probation sentence that conflicted with his tour schedule. Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley granted early parole to the 27-year-old, whose legal name is Robert Williams, on the condition that he complete a plan of community service and treatment before he resumes concerts, said Tasha Jamerson, spokeswoman for District Attorney Seth Williams.
July 22, 2014 |
It wasn't just "hundreds of dollars," City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson now acknowledges. It was just over $10,000. But he still says that all the money donated to his Peace Not Guns group was handled honestly, if somewhat sloppily, and that critics of its unauthorized use of a federal charity designation are missing the point. "The mission of Peace Not Guns is pure," the Philadelphia councilman said during a recent interview. To make his case about the antiviolence organization, which he often trumpets as the cornerstone of 15 years of community service, he invited a reporter to sift through a color-coded chart and 70 pages of documents spread across a conference table in his lawyer's office.
April 22, 2013 |
The Bucks County woman killed by her ex-husband in front of her 16-year-old daughter Thursday has been identified by the District Attorney's Office as Violeta Isackov. She had been the second wife of Kenneth Philipp, who, according to court records, had a history of menacing behavior. Philipp, 50, was killed Thursday in a shootout with police around 6 p.m., after he killed Isackov and injured her daughter by firing three shots from a 12-gauge shotgun point-blank into their car outside a Lower Southampton dress shop, according to District Attorney David Heckler.
November 15, 2012 |
B EN ROETHLISBERGER'S sprained right shoulder is just the start of his problems. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback said Wednesday he also dislocated a rib while getting sacked in the third quarter of Monday night's win against Kansas City. Roethlisberger sprained the SC joint in his shoulder on the play but says the rib issue is a bigger concern. Roethlisberger said doctors are concerned the rib could cut into his aorta. He has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens.
October 30, 2012 |
A SCHOOL POLICE officer who was fired by then-Superintendent Arlene Ackerman for pummeling a Frankford High School football player in 2009 is working again for the district. Officer Aaron Branson was manning metal detectors at the entrance to Horace Furness High School in South Philadelphia on Friday. He was unavailable for comment, the principal, Daniel Peou, told the Daily News . Branson got his job back through an arbitration proceeding "subject to certain personnel conditions . . . [that the district]
October 16, 2012 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I am dating someone whom I love but who has a very short fuse, gets frustrated easily, and blames me when he cannot resolve a problem. I have asked him, while with our counselor, to get anger management or therapy on his own. He keeps avoiding going, even though he acknowledges this issue freely and willingly. I don't know how much more I can take, walking on eggshells. The reason I don't cut and run isn't just love, but also because I know his anger is pain that is unresolved (emotionally and physically abused as a child and a recent, sudden death of a parent)
June 29, 2012 |
These are strange times indeed, folks, in the celebrity game. The worst publicity has now become the best kind of publicity you can get. Every time this month, for instance, that TMZ sent out a new gossip bulletin on Lindsay Lohan was a red-letter day for Lifetime. It represented another quarter-million viewers for the Liz Taylor biopic Lohan is currently shooting for the channel. Or take Charlie Sheen. After one of the most depraved runs of misbehavior by a major performer ever, he returns in a new sitcom to rapt curiosity and surprising good will.
June 28, 2012 |
ANGER MANAGEMENT. 9 p.m. Thursday, FX. CHARLIE SHEEN'S always been a bit like StarKist's Charlie the Tuna: No one wants him for his good taste. Certainly FX, which in the wake of the former "Two and a Half Men" star's nasty divorce from CBS picked up 10 episodes of his new comedy — with an option for 90 more — wouldn't expect "Anger Management" to be "Frasier. " Home to "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and "Sons of Anarchy" as well as to "Wilfred," "Louie" and the new "Brand X with Russell Brand" (all three of which follow a double-shot of Sheen's new show on Thursday)