April 28, 2016 |
As teenagers, Jason Caggiano and his friends were captivated by the idea of sword fighting. "We would get PVC pipes and pool noodles and fight. People got hurt - and it was great, anyway," he said. Then he paused for a moment, remembering. "I think it stopped when someone had their face opened up. " On a Saturday afternoon about 15 years after that fateful day, the veterans finally had a chance to return to battle. It was Caggiano's bachelor party, and the men - now in their late 20s and early 30s - were suiting up in riot gear in an unrenovated warehouse in a not-yet-gentrified corner of Port Richmond.
March 31, 2016 |
Question: My daughter is seriously considering going into the military. She's a tough girl, and I have confidence she would do well. Problem is, her boyfriend of two years tells her that he is in full support of her, but then spends mountains of time trying to persuade her to do anything but the military. He has even recently had his parents talk to my daughter about the drawbacks. (Neither spent time in the military.) As a result, my daughter has become very insecure and afraid of losing her boyfriend if she were to enter.
September 26, 2014 |
Q: I recently met the perfect guy - or so I thought. One night he invited me over for a home-cooked dinner, which was very nice. For dessert he served brownies. We ate the whole pan. We were drinking wine and I started getting all giggly. I wound up staying the night and, yes, we were intimate. It was the first time. Today he told me had a confession to make. The brownies were laced with marijuana. I was shocked. I've never smoked pot before and I feel taken advantage of. Mia: You have every right to be mad. He gave you an illegal drug without your knowledge.
December 11, 2013 |
CAMDEN A former deputy state attorney general who is suing the Atlantic City Police Department, alleging that officers beat him outside a casino hotel in 2008, testified in the opening of the trial Monday, calling his arrest and prosecution brutal and baseless. Michael Troso, now a lawyer based in Cherry Hill, is also suing five Atlantic City officers following his arrest on the night of his bachelor party. Troso, 39, accuses the officers of excessive use of force, falsely arresting and imprisoning him, conspiracy, and malicious prosecution.
December 9, 2012
This website is a handy tool you can use to build your bucket list from travel photos shared by your Facebook friends, as well as a visual portal into your friends' vacations. Name: Traverie.com What it does: Imports travel photos posted by your Facebook friends and organizes them by city and country. You can keep track of where they have been and where you hope to go. What's hot: The "Dream" mode is the most inspirational. Traverie rolls out a location across your screen with a collage of travel photos taken by your Facebook friends.
October 5, 2012 |
THE "Bachelor's Package" at the Penthouse Club, in Port Richmond, includes an invitation onstage and doting attention from the dancers. But for one Montgomery County man, it also came with internal bleeding, according to a lawsuit filed in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court last week. Patrick Gallagher, of Lansdale, claims that a dancer slid down a stripper pole and landed on him with such force that she ruptured his bladder. The incident occurred in late November 2010, when Gallagher visited the club, on Castor Avenue near Balfour Street, with friends to celebrate his impending marriage, said his attorney, Neil T. Murray.
June 16, 2012 |
Just in time for Father's Day, Adam Sandler delivers That's My Boy, a father-son bonding movie that's also his first hard-core R comedy. I'd say hold out for getting the ugly tie as a gift instead. Laugh-wise, That's My Boy occupies the same general place on the sliding Sandler scale as Jack and Jill, which set a record last year for Golden Raspberries, coming both as a sloppy comedy and a cry for help. Years from now, film historians may look back at J&J as Sandler's Jekyll-and-Hyde psychodrama, in which the comedian wrestles with the id-like creature inside him that compulsively surrenders to the first flatulence joke that springs to mind.
March 8, 2012 |
Former Phillie Lenny Dykstra continued his long plunge from the heights of baseball this week when he was sentenced to three years in California prison for grand theft auto. It was the latest in a series of legal problems that have beset the one-time All Star since he retired from the major leagues in 1998. Dykstra's story is a reminder that superstardom and the wealth that accompanies it are fragile and temporary. Often, the most gifted athletes fall the hardest, unable to adjust to the realities of life outside professional sports.
December 9, 2011 |
A wide variety of DVDs - featuring everything from aliens to Smurfs - will be released this week. The Help (Grade B): A white aspiring writer's friendships with black maids in 1962 Mississippi results in a provocative book. Director Tate Taylor has managed to pull off the nearly impossible. He created a sweet, intelligent, and serious movie about racism in the Deep South of the '60s and kept the humor that made the book by Kathryn Stockett a best seller. The Smurfs (Grade B-minus)