May 9, 2015 |
Too often, heavyweight Joey Dawejko had to make a choice. He'd just spent another 10-12 hours on top of a roof, with nowhere to hide from the unforgiving summer sun. Scorched and exhausted, Dawejko would get home around 9:30 p.m. knowing he needed to rise by 3:30 a.m. to do his roadwork. Should he sleep and recover? After all, at the time he had two children - he has three now - to feed. Or should he continue to break his body down with early morning runs and sparring as the once-promising amateur heavyweight chased what appeared to be a fading dream?
May 3, 2015
BASEBALL NONLEAGUE Gloucester Catholic 8, Morristown Beard 1: Tyler Mondile went the distance and struck out seven in a road win for Gloucester Catholic. Anthony Harrold went 2 for 3 with a home run for the Rams, who are ranked No. 1 in South Jersey by The Inquirer. Fran Kinsey had a triple and scored twice. Delsea 7, Pitman 3: Quinn Collins and Bradley Dobzanski each belted a home run to power the Crusaders at Pitman. BURLINGTON COUNTY LEAGUE Cinnaminson 6, Holy Cross 4: Nick Thevanayagam had three hits, including a double; two RBIs; two runs; and three stolen bases in the 10-ranked Pirates' win at home.
December 31, 2014 |
Philly rapper Freeway has invested in a product close to his roots, literally. The 36-year-old rapper has debuted his contribution to manscaping with the release of his All Natural Best Beard cream. Packaged in silver tins, the handcrafted creams come in an assortment of scents, from sweet blueberry to the limited-edition holiday spice that smells like nutmeg. As of late, men have been saying so long to the chin strap, the goatee, and the soul patch as more have been growing full-on thick beards of glory.
October 21, 2014 |
SOMETIMES the line between hero and zero is razor-thin. Or so it seems on television, where unshaven sidekicks - popularly known as Bearded Best Friends - have lately become a must-have accessory for sitcom leading men. For this we can probably blame Zach Galifianakis, whose characters in "The Hangover" and HBO's "Bored to Death" blazed a trail for his hairy brethren. In some ways, it's just a replay of the old Rhoda-Mary dynamic, where "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" had Valerie Harper playing a character who was presented as funnier but just enough less attractive than her best friend, Mary, to make it clear whose name was on the show.
September 30, 2014 |
What's with the accounting industry? Every company needs outside bean-counters to audit the books, trim taxes, and help make a case for tough decisions. But you need a chart to keep track of them all, the way local firms have joined, split, and been replaced. Ten years ago, Robert Ciaruffoli moved his office and his home to Society Hill from northeast Pennsylvania with the goal of building the firm now known as ParenteBeard L.L.C. into a formidable player, from New York to Washington.
September 15, 2014 |
Ish has always been content to lounge in the yard with his owner, occasionally showing his "silly side" by zipping around the house before slumping down in front of the screen door to gaze outside. "He just fits me," said Stephanie Stepansky, of Harrisburg, who purchased the orange-flecked bearded dragon from a pet store six years ago, at age three months. But in January, Ish went from leaping lizard to lump. His normal fervor for daily playtime became uninterrupted rest in the log hollow within of his 75-gallon tank.
September 10, 2014 |
UNDER A SETTLEMENT reached with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Philadelphia School District will have to revise its attire-and-appearance policy for school police officers and provide training in matters related to people who have religious concerns. The settlement follows a lawsuit filed in March against the school district by the Justice Department on behalf of school cop Siddiq Abu-Bakr, who is Muslim and who has a long beard for religious reasons. The school district in 2010, under a new police chief, had implemented a policy that prohibited officers from having a beard longer than a quarter-inch.
September 5, 2014 |
The largest Philadelphia-based accounting firm, ParenteBeard L.L.C., will join Chicago-based Baker Tilly Virchow Krause L.L.P., the two firms said in a statement Wednesday. The combined firm will be called Baker Tilly Virchow Krause L.L.P. The ParenteBeard name will disappear, the combined firm will be headquartered in Chicago, and Baker Tilly leadership will remain in place. But, Baker Tilly spokesman David Pendery insisted, the transaction was a merger and not an acquisition by the larger Baker Tilly.
August 24, 2014 |
The ink was all but dry on an agreement that would have brought to an end an ongoing civil rights suit brought by the U.S. Justice Department against the Philadelphia schools. But an eleventh-hour snag in a settlement aimed at protecting the religious right of Muslim employees to wear long beards now threatens to derail the deal. "The School District refused to sign the agreement if it were made public," the Justice Department wrote in a recent court motion. "There was no suggestion . . . that any settlement agreement, reached between two public entities, would be anything other than a public document.
August 21, 2014 |
Dear Nancy, So here you are, sending your first son off to college. Such a simple fact. Such huge implications. I certainly don't know where those 18 years went since I first held Samuel Ezra Friedman Zinn in my arms and told you, through tears that wouldn't stop coming, that nothing in your life would ever be the same, because now you were somebody's mother. Exhausted, exhilarated, awed, you couldn't possibly have known what I meant. I wanted to prepare you for what motherhood is: a series of astonishments, delights, sweetness, and tenderness - along with bursts of aggravation, frustration, and anger.