October 29, 2012 |
Talk about turnarounds. It took Andy Reid's new defensive coordinator only one game to figure out how to keep the Eagles from blowing a fourth-quarter lead. That progress was a bit obscured on Sunday, however, when the defense also made sure there was no chance of a fourth-quarter lead. The Eagles trailed by two touchdowns after the first quarter, on the way to allowing the Atlanta Falcons to score on each of their first six possessions. By the time Atlanta finally had to punt - for lack of interest in moving the ball more than anything else - barely five minutes remained in the game and the 30-17 final score already was tattooed on the foreheads of the Eagles.
April 6, 2012 |
By Maria Archangelo I had my first glimmer of hope when I saw my sometimes self-conscious 14-year-old son play air drums with Max Weinberg to "Jackson Cage. " But it was when he sang "Thunder Road" with 20,000 of the faithful that I knew I had him. I had taken my son to the church of Bruce Springsteen, and he came out a believer. Amen. Going to see Springsteen with my son was a thrilling prospect, but I grew anxious as the day approached. My son is a musician, so I knew he would be impressed by the mighty talent of the E Street Band.
March 25, 2012
Nearly a year after work started, lawyer-developer Jeff Rotwitt's Sun Center Studios, built in Chester Township with $50 million from banks, investors and taxpayer financing, is frantic with Haddad's Inc. movie setup trailers, Sony studio executives, L.A. and New York grips, model-makers, costumers, makeup artists, caterers and other movie-industry workers and paraphernalia supporting Philadelphia native Will Smith, wife and costar Jada Pinkett-Smith, director...
February 27, 2012
I want commend the Daily News for highlighting a position that I've supported since first arriving in City Council in 1991 - namely, to hold Council sessions every Thursday, even on weeks where a federal holiday falls on the previous Monday - as well as most Thursdays throughout the summer months. While Council sessions are an extremely important part of our job as elected officials, readers should not forget all the other hard work that takes place on non-session days, and the countless hours consumed by Council people and their staffs attending meetings on critical issue like economic development and job creation, the school district and city financial crisis - as well as issues dealing with education, crime and our overall quality of life.
July 7, 2011 |
Question: We just got an invitation to the baptism of my seventh nephew on my husband's side. Once again we were not considered as godparents. I feel snubbed. My husband and I are members of a church of the same denomination as his siblings, but a more liberal synod. In my family, as in my husband's, naming someone as a godparent is a way to forge a stronger connection between an aunt and uncle (or family friend) and a specific child. I feel like the refusal of my husband's siblings to regard us as spiritual equals is a way of pushing us further from their kids' lives.
January 7, 2011
MIDDLE LINEBACKER and free safety are two critical positions in the Eagles' defense; in both cases, the guy occupying that spot carries responsibilities that extend beyond his own play. So is it a problem that the starting middle linebacker and the starting free safety for this Sunday's wild-card playoff game against Green Bay are seventh-round rookies? And that one of them will not just be making his playoff debut, but his third overall NFL start? One of the few pieces of good news that seemed to come out of last Sunday's regular-season-ending loss to the Dallas Cowboys was middle linebacker Stew Bradley's assertion that he thought he would be able to play this week.
October 29, 2010
The baptism of the reborn Soul will begin near the nexus of three rivers - in Pittsburgh. On March 11, Philadelphia's franchise in the Arena Football League will take to the indoor carpet for the first time since being crowned champs in July 2008, according to the team's schedule. The team also has a new head coach and a new quarterback. Former player Mike Hohensee is one of the league's winningest coaches, and just a couple of weeks ago, the Soul signed 6-foot-2, 240-pound Justin Allgood, who threw a league-high 109 touchdown passes with Tulsa Talons in 2010.
September 17, 2010 |
Question: After I left home 13 years ago, I converted to a different religion from the one in which I was raised. This caused a great deal of friction between me and my parents, which simmers under the surface to this day. When my first child was baptized, I invited my parents to the ceremony, and they declined to come. They cited the "problems" with our church, how disappointed they still were in me, etc. My second child is due to be baptized soon, and I don't know if it's rude to put my parents in the position of having to turn down another invitation (and possibly open myself up to another lecture, which I really want to avoid!
June 15, 2010 |
Jacobo Medina and Javier Medina came to Camden County from their native San Lucas Atzala about five years ago to earn a better living. The men, who were not related, connected with relatives and family friends from the small city in central Mexico who were already settled in South Jersey. They all looked out for one another, Eufrecia Trinidad, one of those friends, said Monday. Jacobo Medina hoped to move back to Mexico soon, Trinidad said. "He missed his family and wanted to see his mom," she said in Spanish.
June 14, 2010
Two men at a baptism party were killed and two injured during a brawl early Sunday outside a Mexican restaurant in Pennsauken, police said. Jacobo Medina, 21, and Javier Medina, 22, were fatally stabbed outside La Hacienda at Westfield and Merchantville Avenues about 2:30 a.m. The men are not related, police said. Their hometowns were not immediately available. Another man was in fair condition at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, according to a statement from Pennsauken Chief John Coffey.