December 7, 2014 |
The nation's businesses added a whopping 321,000 jobs in November, demonstrating strength in the job market. But Kenny Dubin, who runs a recruiting company in Bala Cynwyd, didn't need Friday's report from the U.S. Labor Department to evaluate the economy. "October and November were the two best direct-hire months in the history of my company," said Dubin, chief executive of the Dubin Group, founded in 1998. Not only did the nation's payrolls add 321,000 jobs in November, beating expectations, but the Labor Department revised data from earlier months, adding 44,000 jobs to the numbers reported in September and October.
December 5, 2014
R ONIT TEHRANI, 26, of Overbrook Farms, is co-founder (with Edward Kraftmann, 29, of Bala Cynwyd; and Jonathan Krause, 20, of Teaneck, N.J.) of So2Speak.org, a nonprofit group that combines speech and education to empower youth. It consists of two main programs: Strive2Speak, which enhances speech fluency, and Education2Enrichment, an after-school lounge for middle- and high-school students in Bala Cynwyd. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for So2Speak? A: Edward and I started a nonprofit and wanted to reach more people because originally it was to help students with speech impediments.
November 28, 2014 |
Clutches, in all of their sequined fabulousness, have torn their fair share of shawls and snagged many an evening gown over the decades. Enter the pearlescent, vintage-inspired Edie Parker line. Instead of sparkly decor that's appliquéd, these beauties have their shine inlaid into the acrylic cases. But it's the edgy sayings in Edie Parker-stylized script - dope, wild, free , and my favorite '80s exclamation, word - that take the accessories beyond Judith Leiber-apropos to millennium glamour.
November 21, 2014 |
Marvin Pollow, 92, of Bala Cynwyd and Delray Beach, Fla., who became famous as "the world's smallest Chevrolet dealer," died Monday, Nov. 17, of a stroke at a nursing facility in Delray Beach. In 1953, Mr. Pollow took a job as a car salesman at Girard Chevrolet and worked his way up to general manager. On Sept. 1, 1959, taking a risk, he opened Marv Pollow Chevrolet at 119 E. Baltimore Ave. in Lansdowne, Delaware County. Neither the 5-foot-11 Pollow nor his dealership were all that small, said his wife, Iris Berman Pollow.
November 14, 2014 |
This article has been updated from the original version. The Episcopal-St. Augustine game will be played at the South Philadelphia Supersite, not the originally scheduled venue, Citizens Bank Park. EPISCOPAL ACADEMY senior Curtis Zappala doesn't exactly remember the concussion that caused him to miss nearly 3 months during his freshman lacrosse season. The 6-foot, 175-pound attacker can tell you the beginning and the end, but the middle, at least without video assistance, is more elusive.
November 2, 2014 |
The tableau was memorable: As Friday night turned to Saturday morning, a former Pennsylvania governor and a possible future governor serenaded a packed piano bar in Philadelphia's "gayborhood. " Ed Rendell, accompanied by pianist Ghosha D'Aguanno, sang "Close to You. " Tom Wolf, running for governor, said he hadn't been asked to sing solo in 50 years - and then sang "I'll Never Fall in Love Again. " The two Democrats toured the gayborhood's night spots, aiming to rally a Tuesday turnout for Wolf.
October 7, 2014
Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has appointed Urs Rohner , chairman of Credit Suisse Group A.G., to its board of directors. GSK, which is based in London and has operations in Philadelphia and its suburbs, recently named Philip Hampton to replace Christopher Gent as chairman of the board of directors. Andrew Witty remains as chief executive officer. Friends of the Wissahickon , a nonprofit organization, has elected the following board members: Patricia West , a candidate for a master of environmental studies degree at the University of Pennsylvania; Jean Sachs , chief executive officer of Living Beyond Breast Cancer, and Chris Rabb , an adjunct professor at Temple University's Fox School of Business and the inaugural Social Impact Fellow at Temple's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute.
October 7, 2014 |
M O'NE DAVIS ' biggest fan? Spike Lee . "Do the Right Thing" and "Malcolm X" director Lee was in Philly this weekend, hanging out with the Taney Dragons phenom and the rest of the team. Why? I hear it's because he's making a documentary about the Philly ballers who made it to the semifinals of the Little League World Series this year, capturing the hearts of our fickle town. A tipster told me that a film crew was spotted shooting at Marian Anderson Rec Center, at 18th and Fitzwater streets.
October 1, 2014 |
BELIEVE IT or not, Charlie Sheen came through. The actor had pledged $1,000 to PYT server Rob Knelly after he was infamously stiffed by Eagle LeSean McCoy with a 20-cent tip. Sheen pledged $1,000 on Twitter to Knelly. And he actually sent it. Ten $100 bills and a signed photo were FedExed to the restaurant in care of Knelly. To quote Mr. McCoy: "I'm happy [Sheen] is finally doing something positive. " So what did Knelly do with the dough? He donated $100 to the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society and used the rest to pay off some bills.
September 13, 2014 |
W. David Wood, 83, of Gloucester City, a former teacher and administrator at schools for disabled children in South Jersey, died of a brain tumor Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Wissahickon Hospice in Bala Cynwyd. Born in Ilford, on the northeast outskirts of London, Mr. Wood immigrated to the United States in his early 20s and became a citizen in the year he turned 50. He earned a bachelor's at Antioch College and in 1983 earned a master's in education at what is now Rowan University. "He was always interested in special education, education for the disabled," son Derek said.