December 26, 2014 |
Sister Eileen Marie Sheehan, 86, a longtime elementary schoolteacher, died Monday, Dec. 8, of coronary artery disease at McAuley Convent in Merion. The youngest of nine children, Sister Eileen Marie attended St. Francis de Sales School and West Catholic High School for Girls. After graduating in 1946, she entered the Sisters of Mercy, and professed her vows in 1949. She spent 30 years in elementary education within the Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Her assignments included stints at Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, both in Philadelphia; St. Matthias in Bala Cynwyd; St. Denis in Havertown, and Holy Martyrs, in Oreland.
December 9, 2014
ISSUE | JUSTICE Stanch protests Why not just completely dispense with grand juries ("Grand jury clears officer in N.Y. death; protests follow," Dec. 4)? Instead, have all such decisions made by a permanent panel consisting of the president, the attorney general, various members of Congress, and, of course, countless social advocates. After all, they know what is fair and correct without wasting time hearing all the facts. By eliminating grand juries, we also could have eliminated the anarchy that followed two recent decisions on deaths involving police.
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 |
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 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.