December 18, 2015 |
THE GUY HOLDING the butcher knife had a simple mantra that he kept repeating to the two Philadelphia Police officers in front of him: "If you don't shoot me, you're going to regret it. " This was back in August, on a steamy day on Warnock Street near Somerset in North Philly. Officers Brian Nolan and Anthony Santulli kept their eyes on the unhinged man, while his relatives wailed in the background, begging the cops to help him, not hurt him. So Nolan, 26, and Santulli, 24, started talking.
December 4, 2015 |
MAYBE FRANK Rizzo could've sorted this out. Because even Rizzo, the hard-nosed Philadelphia police commissioner-turned-mayor, saw his son-in-law Joseph Vito Mastronardo Jr. for what he was: a good man. Maybe Rizzo could have explained to the prosecutors and the judge that "Joe Vito" was actually a kindhearted genius and a compassionate workaholic who was generous to a fault - even if he made a living as an unrepentant sports bookmaker....
December 1, 2015
EDGMONT - A Delaware County firefighter was killed in a car accident early Saturday morning that left another man with life-threatening injuries. Scott Jones, 33, of Aston died after a two-car crash in Edgmont that sent both vehicles off the roadway and down an embankment, state police said. Jones had spent the last five years as a firefighter and paramedic with the Newtown Square Fire Company and was a career staff member with the Media Fire Hook and Ladder Company, according to posts on both companies' Facebook pages.
November 18, 2015
D EAR ABBY: Last year my boyfriend and I moved across the country to Arizona so he could be closer to his friends and family. My entire family lives on the East Coast. Recently it seems like our plan to marry and start a family keeps getting pushed further and further into the future. I'm 35; he's 47. Neither of us has been married or has kids. I'm beginning to regret having uprooted my life for someone who is unilaterally changing the timing of what I thought we both wanted.
November 12, 2015
D EAR ABBY: I'm a mostly happily married wife and mother. I love tattoos. When I was younger, I was engaged to my soulmate. His name is tattooed on my wrists in honor of the love we shared. Unfortunately, he was killed in a car accident. Several years later, I met and married my husband, "Brett. " When we fight he brings up the tattoos. He says they're "disrespectful" of him and I should get rid of them. It upsets me because I got the tattoos before I ever met Brett, so how can they be disrespectful?
October 30, 2015
CHRIS CHRISTIE stated that President Obama supporting the "Black Lives Matter" agenda is a message to go out and murder police officers. President Obama was only stating that people of color should not be murdered by racist white police officers who are not prosecuted for their crimes - it's just another form of lynching. How does Christie know what President Obama means when he is not justifying murdering police officers but wants the ones who are killing these people be held accountable to the citizens whom they are supposed to protect?
October 20, 2015 |
* BEING MARY JANE. 9 p.m. Tuesday, BET. WHEN IT comes to BET's "Being Mary Jane," Stephen Bishop is a spoiler-free zone. But he will dish about where he thinks things should go. Eventually. "I don't want to give up too much" about where and how much we'll see of his character, David Paulk, Bishop said in an interview last summer in Beverly Hills. In tomorrow's two-hour season premiere, "We pick up where we left off," said Bishop, "and where we left off was with Lisa [Latarsha Rose]
October 14, 2015 |
Rev. Wendell F. McGinnis Jr., 63, of Berlin, pastor of North Baptist Church in Woodbury, died of heart failure on Thursday, Oct. 8, while at the podium of the 111th annual meeting of the General Baptist Convention of New Jersey Inc. in Elizabeth. Rev. Guy Campbell Jr., president of the statewide organization, said in a phone interview that Mr. McGinnis was "a humble, sincere, compassionate Christian man, a dedicated pastor, effective preacher of the Gospel, and a gifted teacher. " Mr. Campbell said that, at the Thursday session at the New Zion Baptist Church in Elizabeth, "I was getting ready to present the annual address and he was presenting me. "After he had made the introduction, then he fell, at the podium," Mr. Campbell said.
September 29, 2015 |
A 19-year-old Pennsylvania State University student was killed Sunday afternoon and six other students were injured in a one-car accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Chester County. The accident occurred at 1:49 p.m., when the students were returning from a trip to solicit donations for a nationally known student-run philanthropy commonly referred to as Thon. Penn State officials identified the dead student as Vitalya "Tally" Sepot, who was a passenger in the car returning to State College from the Philadelphia area.
September 16, 2015
D EAR ABBY: I'm a few months pregnant and married to a man I love with all my heart. We have a young son together. For the past couple of months, I have had severe morning sickness, and my husband seems to resent me for it. He complains that I "don't do anything anymore," but I have been so ill that some days it's all I can do to get to work in the morning. I try to help out as much as I can, but it doesn't seem to be enough. Lately he has shown no interest in me or the pregnancy.