June 4, 2016 |
Philadelphia Police Officer Sean Cave has unintentionally become a wide receiver - of praise, that is - after his game of street football with a group of young boys Monday in Germantown was posted to social media. Facebook user Melanie Wright posted two photos and a video of Cave playing with the boys on Memorial Day. "As I sat & watched," her caption read, "this cop got my nephews & a few other boys together & played football with them, for a long while. Then he sat them down & talked to them about doing well in school & not getting into trouble.
December 10, 2015 |
EAST WINDSOR, N.J. - In a rare public thrashing of his own presumptive allies in state politics, Gov. Christie lashed out Tuesday at New Jersey's business leaders for playing "kissy face" and "footsie" with Democrats, and challenged them to step up their efforts against public-sector unions. "You all want pro-growth policies, yet you let the public-sector unions spend you into oblivion," Christie, a Republican, said at a conference of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, referring to outside money that helped Democrats pick up four seats in November's Assembly elections.
October 15, 2015 |
HARRISBURG - The path to resolving Pennsylvania's budget stalemate remained murky Tuesday, as Gov. Wolf and a top Senate ally appeared to double down on their long-held positions, while Republicans explored if they had the votes to enact a spending plan without the governor's signature. In a radio interview, Wolf insisted he would not back off his calls for major changes to overcome the state's multibillion-dollar budget deficit. "I think there's a dawning awareness that I'm not going to cave on this, I can't cave on this," he told KDKA-AM in Pittsburgh, shrugging off last week's rejection of his tax plan by the Republican-controlled House.
July 24, 2015 |
In 1796, when Thomas Jefferson was vice president of the United States, he received a shipment of "certain bones" found in a cave in Virginia. The bones and three claws, from an unknown creature, proved tremendously exciting to Jefferson, who at the time was also president of the American Philosophical Society, the nation's premier scientific association, founded in 1743 in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin. Examining the enormous claws, Jefferson became convinced they were concrete evidence that his young nation harbored lions more fierce than anything known to the Old World.
March 11, 2015 |
Azuka Theatre has given Philadelphia playwright Douglas Williams his first professional production with Moon Cave , and although Williams has an intriguing idea, the thin script feels stretched to its hour and a half playing time. The sound design (by Nick Kourtides) - composed of loud music and muffled, frantic whispers of "I'm sorry" - fills the long breaks between scenes, taking up almost as much time as the dialogue. Kevin Glaccum directs an excellent cast, but it can't provide narrative substance.
July 29, 2014 |
As he moved across a thrust stage that cut a semicircle through the first several rows of the crowd at the Mann Center on Friday night, Nick Cave looked from the middle distance like an astronaut venturing into deepest space, his only tether the microphone cord that fans passed from hand to hand like a sacred object. Over a two-hour set with his longtime band, the Bad Seeds, he only went farther out. In recent years, Cave has adopted sobriety, and he now puts in eight-hour days at his writing desk when he's not raising twin teenage boys.
July 9, 2014 |
The sudden collapse of two Cobbs Creek rowhouses Monday damaged adjacent homes and jangled nerves, but caused no injuries. "It shook my unit," said Nichet Jones, who lives next to one of the houses and was home when they fell. "There was lots of glass shattering, bricks crumbling. It was very loud. " Jones said she was in bed and her three young daughters were in their rooms. "The Red Cross is helping me," she said, waiting for clearance from the Department of Licenses and Inspections to return home.
March 13, 2014
T UNG TO, 45, of Berwyn, owns ToBox, a shoe salon designed as a living room filled with midcentury modern antiques and a fully stocked bar cart. ToBox, which opened last November on 19th Street near Chestnut, features a mix of fine men's leather dress shoes and boots as well as shoe accessories, leather bags and belts. To is a former regional shoe buyer for Nordstrom and also ran the men's shoe department at Boyds. Q: How did you come up with the idea for ToBox? A: I wanted to open a store where people felt like when they walked in they were coming into a friend's house.
January 13, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA A 48-inch water main broke Saturday morning, flooding the parking lot of a newly developed North Philadelphia shopping plaza and causing an 80-by-60-foot cave-in, officials said. Multiple stores in Bakers Centre, which cost $58 million to build on the 3400 block of Fox Street in an industrial area and onetime food desert, were closed Saturday after 13 million gallons of water gushed through. The main broke about 4:30 a.m., and Philadelphia Water Department workers arrived to shut the pipe down by 6:20, spokesman John DiGiulio said.
January 13, 2014 |
RUTH MORLEY, 79, has been the go-to Gal Friday and every other day at the Klein Jewish Community Center in Bustleton since 1975. So her retirement last week filled her 10th boss, president/CEO Andre Krug, with sadness - even though, as a parting gift, Morley gave him the childhood accordion she played "Lady of Spain" on at Tony Grant's "Stars of Tomorrow" on the Steel Pier in Atlantic City. "Now, I'm going to be crying," Krug told the Daily News . "I'm going to try to find somebody who has her creative juices, but I'm not sure I can. " Those creative juices, Krug said, included Morley's profitably renting the Klein JCC's theater to a wide range of acts, one of which made the late 1990s unforgettable.