March 20, 2013 |
Philadelphia Magazine editor Tom McGrath and Robert Huber, author of the controversial "Being White in Philly" cover story, faced their critics at a forum Monday night at the National Constitution Center. McGrath opened by saying he was sorry to anybody who was hurt by the article, because that was not his intent, but adding that he did not regret publishing the story in the March issue. RELATED STORIES Magazine staffer: The only black person in the room Mayor goes after Philadelphia Magazine over race article Huber told the packed auditorium of about 200 people that the purpose of the article was to explore "how white people relate to black people in the inner city, or don't relate to them.
January 20, 2012 |
UPDATED: Youth charged with attempted murder EDWARD SCHAEFER was walking along 5th Street near Ashdale in Olney to meet his wife Tuesday night and woke up Wednesday morning in a hospital bed with a fractured face, a bruised knee and cuts on each of his hands. Family members and cops had to fill him in on what happened in between. The 64-year-old Army veteran, blinded in one eye by a bullet while serving in Vietnam, was attacked on the street by six teenagers about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, and is at Albert Einstein Medical Center, possibly facing reconstructive facial surgery.
May 31, 2011
It's been said that the pen is mightier than the sword. In my journey, I've seen that axiom work in profound ways. The ability to write has saved my life. Like any teenager growing up in the inner city, I had my scrapes with daring and danger but never anything too serious. Until the night when I was mistaken for a gang leader who looked like me. I was hanging with my friends on our favorite street corner when a car pulled up, the window rolled down, and a gun barrel pointed squarely at my chest.
January 13, 1993 |
Robert Raymond Rambo, a mechanic who works nights at a trucking company outside San Francisco, was awakened about a week ago by pounding on his front door. Outside was a person from his South Jersey past: Washington Township Detective Sgt. James Fanelli. Lawrence Magid, a Gloucester County prosecutor, was with him. They wanted to talk about a murder. According to court records obtained yesterday, it was Rambo who led authorities to suspect Robert F. Brown in the August 1981 kidnapping and slaying of Karen Sewekow, the only daughter of a Medford Lakes insurance executive.
August 22, 1994 |
The riot exploded without warning. It was early evening on June 25 when the Code Yellow signal went out at Holmesburg Prison: Dozens of inmates, members of rival gangs from North and South Philadelphia, were out of control. Shouts and cries reverberated through the "Terror Dome," as inmates call the overcrowded 98-year-old jail on Torresdale Avenue in the Northeast. Prisoners stampeded through the yards and across roofs, swinging baseball bats and slashing and poking each other with deadly prison-made shanks.
April 22, 2013 |
Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce L. Castor Jr. has a decision to make: Fish or cut bait. Will he challenge Gov. Corbett in the 2014 Republican primary, after criticizing him openly as a weak leader since the fall? Or would that be a political death trap? "He does a bad job of communicating what he's doing and a bad job of prioritizing," Castor said in an interview last week. "I think that's what the Republican base has been most disappointed in, that there hasn't been the overt showing of leadership they thought they were going to get. " The larger question is whether that disappointment is deep enough for conservative Republicans to mount a coup against their own governor.
June 23, 2011
DEAR ABBY: With so many families moving in with relatives because of personal struggles in their lives, I thought it might be helpful to offer a few suggestions to help this work for everyone. If you move in with relatives: 1. Do not assume they won't mind if you store everything you own in their garage. Get rid of it or pay for a storage unit. 2. Help with the housework, even if they say, "Oh, don't bother. " And keep your space clean and orderly and assist in keeping a shared bathroom tidy.
July 25, 1994 |
Joseph Taylor considers himself a man who stands up for his rights and those of his fellow prisoners. Prison officials consider him an incorrigibly hostile inmate. Because of his refusal to follow orders and his alleged assaults on guards, Taylor spent seven years in solitary confinement at the state penitentiary at Huntingdon. Two years ago, he was moved to an even more restrictive home. Taylor, 39, who is serving a life sentence for murder, became one of the first residents of Pennsylvania's new Special Management Unit (SMU)
January 26, 1986
The epidemic of homicide among young black men as reported in the Jan. 12 Inquirer and the comments of different authorities on this problem from around the country clearly indicate the lack of understanding of this most extreme expression of anger. There is an urgent need for the federal government to invest significantly more money into research in an attempt to understand and treat violent anger. Also, as a society we need to correct the injustices that give rise to anger and to help individuals learn how to give up their anger without harming others.
October 24, 1994 |
Cynics would call it a perfect match - a gathering that fits Philadelphia the way a bullet fits a gun barrel. "The Experience and Expression of Anger" is the theme of the three-day conference that will lure some 300 mental health experts this weekend to "America's most hostile city. " Psychiatrist Donald L. Nathanson, who will host the conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, doesn't really believe Philadelphians are more hostile than other Americans - as one survey declared.