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January 28, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Burlington County mother accused of lighting her newborn baby on fire on a neighborhood street repeatedly said, "I'm sorry," as a man held her down, according to a recording of a chaotic 911 call obtained by The Inquirer through a public records request. "You're disgusting," a woman who was on the phone to 911 said to Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, 22, as she and other shocked residents on Simontown Road in Pemberton Township waited for police to arrive. "It's not mine," Dorvilier replied, as heard on the call.
NEWS
December 4, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a community where typical questions to local officials include "What can you do about my neighbor's dog?" and "When and where may I practice firing my shotgun?", it's rare to draw more than 10 citizens to a township meeting. But at a Nov. 17 supervisors meeting in Franconia Township, a crowd of more than 200 people overflowed into the hallways and up to the doors of the building. In less than an hour, chants of "Recall! Recall!" went up in the room. Unbeknownst to most residents, the rural township in upper Montgomery County had run up nearly $3.2 million in budget deficits since 2011, an average of 15 percent per year.
NEWS
November 13, 2014 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
ANGERED BY rumors that the proposed "Live! Hotel & Casino" at the South Philly sports complex will be granted a license on Tuesday, more than 500 residents jammed Stella Maris Church school hall on 10th Street near Bigler last night to protest. "Your civic leaders have done everything possible to stop this train wreck," said Barbara Capozzi, the Packer Park community director in the Sports Complex Special Services District. "We don't want to be the next Atlantic City. " Capozzi said that if the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board chooses the site at Packer Avenue near 10th Street over 8th and Market or North Broad Street near Callowhill, it would be disastrous for the neighborhood's 9,000 residents in 4,100 households.
NEWS
October 31, 2014 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
X'Aria Elliott had been hearing rumors for days that the Walter D. Palmer charter might close its high school program. But the senior was stunned nevertheless when she got a call from a friend Sunday night saying her school was shutting down immediately. "I didn't get a reality check until the next morning," said Elliott, 17. "I just wanted to cry. " Elliott, who enrolled at Palmer after being home-schooled in seventh and eighth grades, said her senior year had been ruined.
NEWS
October 30, 2014 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
      X'Aria Elliott had been hearing rumors for days that the Walter D. Palmer charter might close its high school program.       But the senior was stunned nevertheless when she got a call from a friend Sunday night saying her school was shutting down immediately.       "I didn't get a reality check until the next morning," said Elliott, 17. "I just wanted to cry. "       Elliott, who enrolled at Palmer after being home-schooled in seventh and eighth grades, said her senior year had been ruined.
NEWS
October 8, 2014 | By Joe Dolinsky, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Instead of focusing on her students Monday morning, Anissa Weinraub, an English teacher at Academy at Palumbo in South Philadelphia, said she was stunned by the School Reform Commission's sudden decision to cancel its teacher contract. "When the SRC unilaterally imposes . . . what else are they going to try to impose on?" Weinraub asked at a rally outside Gov. Corbett's Philadelphia office Monday afternoon. Weinraub said she believed the teachers' union was negotiating in good faith and was shocked by Monday's news.
SPORTS
October 3, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
WASHINGTON - The latest rumor barely rolled off a reporter's tongue and Ron Hextall grinned, albeit only for a second. "I'm not going to talk about trades," Hextall said. "But I will give you one other piece of advice: Don't believe everything you read. " The rumor, from TSN's Bob McKenzie, said Hextall is actively shopping a defenseman - particularly Luke Schenn or Nick Grossmann - in order to open up a space in the lineup for 2013 first-round pick Samuel Morin. Hextall wasn't happy.
BUSINESS
October 3, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Getting through U.S. Customs checkpoints can be irritating at peak travel times, but some passengers arriving at Philadelphia International Airport got an extra dose of angst this week. New automated passport kiosks, designed to expedite the entry process, had a technology glitch. They didn't work for a while Tuesday afternoon and had to be rebooted at a busy time, when many US Airways and American Airlines flights were arriving from Europe. Travelers who had just spent from seven to nine hours in the air became frustrated, and anger boiled up because many had connecting flights.
NEWS
August 28, 2014 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
The beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs depicted dissatisfied veterans as Oscar the Grouch in a recent internal training guide, and some vets and VA staffers said Tuesday that they feel trashed. The cranky Sesame Street character who lives in a garbage can was used in reference to veterans who will attend town-hall events Wednesday in Philadelphia. "There is no time or place to make light of the current crisis that the VA is in," said Joe Davis, a national spokesman for the VFW. "And especially to insult the VA's primary customer.
NEWS
August 15, 2014
I FIRST HEARD about Robin Williams' death when I was standing in line at my mother's viewing and a friend's BlackBerry dinged with the news alert from CNN. It was a surreal, if brief, moment. Not to be insensitive, but while I always liked Mindy's Mork and all the other incarnations of this gifted actor, the death of a stranger was exponentially less important than my personal grief. Still, when I heard it was a suicide, my fleeting first thought was that my mother had fought so valiantly to cling to something Williams had just thrown away.
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