April 11, 2016
The young adult novel "This Is the Story of You" introduces Mira Banul - daughter of a single mother named Mickey, sister to young Jasper Lee, who is battling a rare disease, and friend to those who, like Mira, have grown up as "Year Rounders" on a barrier island along the Jersey Shore. In this excerpt, a storm that forecasters said would simply pass is gaining force, and speed. With Mira's mother and brother in a hospital on the main land, Mira is alone as the storm - and a stranger - encroaches.
January 16, 2016 |
When Richard Reiss was 14 and still in school, he began his cooking career at his father's restaurant near his home in Alameda, Calif., according to his autobiographical notes. "His family roots, a combination of Russian, Jewish, and Greek, meant there was a big emphasis on both food and family," the notes say. But for most of his career, he was "running GE's technology division in Maryland," he wrote. Until 2001. At age 55, he decided to become a chef, and enrolled in Johnson and Wales University in Providence, R.I., from which he graduated cum laude.
December 20, 2015 |
HERSHEY, Pa. - Sparked by a pair of fleet playmakers and a smothering defense, Imhotep Charter continued its season-long dominance and achieved a major breakthrough Friday night. With Mike Waters and Aamir Brown combining for five touchdowns, the Panthers, who yielded only an early field goal, blasted District 10's Erie Cathedral Prep, 40-3, in a lopsided PIAA Class AAA football final at Hersheypark Stadium. Imhotep netted 514 yards on offense to finish with a 15-0 record and become the first Public League squad to earn statewide glory on the gridiron.
October 17, 2015 |
Presbyterian Senior Living said it will spend $6 million on capital projects over the next three years at Cathedral Village, a continuing-care retirement community in Philadelphia's Andorra neighhorhood. Another $4.5 million will be spent on an electric co-generation system. Cathedral Village became a subsidiary of Presbyterian Senior Living, of Dillsburg, Pa., in June. Both are tax-exempt organizations.
September 11, 2015 |
POPE FRANCIS' impending visit has most Philadelphians on edge, none more so than the people whose back yards are playing host to His Holiness. The Logan Square Neighborhood Association hosted an informational session last night in the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, the church on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway where the pope will celebrate Mass on Sept. 26. Despite the gloomy weather, about 60 residents of the Center City neighborhood - bounded by Spring Garden Street on the north, Market Street on the south, the Schuylkill River on the west and Broad Street on the East - came to hear Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison and officials from the World Meeting of Families, the police and the Secret Service perform the unenviable job of fielding concerns about how the papal visit will disrupt their lives.
February 14, 2015 |
Cathedral Village, a continuing-care retirement community in the Andorra section of Philadelphia, has agreed to join Presbyterian Senior Living, a bondholder disclosure notice said Thursday. The affiliation agreement between the two nonprofits was signed Monday, the disclosure said. Typically in such nonprofit agreements, money doesn't change hands. Presbyterian Senior Living, based in Dillsburg, Pa., south of Harrisburg, operates 30 retirement communities in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Ohio and provides services to 6,000 seniors.
December 25, 2014 |
The Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul expects more than 3,000 people for seven Masses this week. That means 3,000 Eucharist hosts, 100 poinsettias, dozens of freshly pressed altar linens, and hundreds of hours of staff and volunteer work. "We started planning last Christmas," said the Rev. Gerald Dennis Gill, the parish rector, who manages daily operations. "This cathedral parish belongs to everybody, and we're invested in preparing it for Christmas. " The cathedral - the largest Catholic church in Pennsylvania - welcomes more people Christmas Eve and Christmas Day than any other holiday on its calendar.
November 4, 2014 |
IF YOU WERE a cop or a firefighter in need of spiritual solace, the man to see was Monsignor James Joseph Howard. He was chaplain of the League of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and he was there day and night to help when the men and women who deal with tragedy and violence in their daily lives needed answers to their spiritual questions. Monsignor Howard was a legendary Philadelphia priest, the longest serving rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, a former faculty member of two Catholic high schools and a man who rendered his priestly duties always with the heart of Jesus.
November 2, 2014 |
Msgr. James Joseph Howard, 89, longtime rector of the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Born May 19, 1925, Msgr. Howard was the son of Veronica and James Howard Sr. of Pottsville, Pa., where he was raised. He went to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in 1943 and was ordained in 1952. He officiated at his first Mass in June 1952, at the Church of St. Patrick in Pottsville. He was later the assistant pastor at St. Mary's Church in Beaver Meadows, Pa., and St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Angels in Philadelphia.
July 22, 2014 |
In 2005, Melanie Krawiec of Oxford, Chester County, was experiencing the heartbreak of trying to have a second child but seeming unable to do so. A Catholic, she decided to pray to Pope John Paul II, who had died three days earlier. "I prayed for a sign that I would have another child," Krawiec said. Six months later, she learned she was pregnant. She would give birth to a lovely baby girl, Sophia. On Sunday morning, mother and daughter, now 8 years old, were at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, where a relic of the late Polish pope, who was declared a saint in April, was on display for public veneration.