September 11, 2014
C ARL WHITE, 46, of Bristol Borough, is CEO of Think Brownstone, an experience design firm he co-founded in 2007 with Brian McIntire, 38, of Downingtown. The Conshohocken firm opened an office in July on 15th Street near Sansom, in Center City. Fifteen of the firm's 50 employees relocated there. Q: Why'd you decide to put an office in Center City? A: We needed new space to attract talent as well as retain the talent we had. We also had more clients in Philadelphia that we didn't have before.
September 7, 2014 |
SERIOUS NEEDS are being met at a modest new health clinic in town - the folks inside just aren't ready to scream it from the rooftops yet. They started with a soft opening in mid-August, but word is quickly spreading, and the patients are rolling in. Philadelphia FIGHT has had a long-standing reputation for advocating for individuals with HIV and AIDS, and the John Bell Health Center, one of its offshoots at 13th and Locust streets, is taking...
September 6, 2014 |
Nine fast-food workers were among 11 people arrested Thursday for blocking traffic on Arch Street near a Center City McDonald's, part of a national campaign pushing large restaurant chains to pay workers at least $15 an hour and seeking greater attention for income disparities. Dozens were reported arrested at similar rallies planned in about 150 cities Thursday. Organizers of the "Fight for $15" campaign said they planned civil disobedience to highlight an effort that has made little headway since it began with a small New York strike after Thanksgiving in 2012.
September 6, 2014 |
Richardson Dilworth was a Pittsburgh-born lawyer who adopted Philadelphia as his home and fought as a Marine in World War I, earning a Purple Heart. He reenlisted at age 43 to fight in World War II and was awarded the Silver Star for bravery at Guadalcanal. That alone would be a remarkable life, but Dilworth had political aspirations. He and reform ally Joseph S. Clark ended nearly seven decades of Republican rule when they were elected district attorney and mayor, respectively, in 1951.
September 5, 2014 |
Few can resist the hullabaloo and fanfare of a bright new playground opening, and why should they? Yesterday's opening day for Dilworth Park was accented with fireworks and illuminations, musical ensembles and dancers, and bunny hoppers through the ground-level geysers outside City Hall. But beyond all the pomp and circumstance, The People Paper surveyed several passersby to see if they knew why the park is called Dilworth. Below are a few gems that turned up. "Actually, I don't know why it's named Dilworth because I'm originally from Miami.
September 5, 2014 |
Having brought modern Israeli cuisine to Philadelphia at Zahav, Steve Cook and Michael Solomonov are focusing on Jewish cuisine from the rest of the world at the contemporary Abe Fisher , at 1623 Sansom St. (215-867-0088), next to their new hummus shop, Dizengoff. Yehuda Sichel, a Zahav veteran who won great notices when CookNSolo ran the kosher Citron & Rose in Merion Station, is billed as co-chef with Solomonov. The menu of small plates is divided into dishes based on vegetable ($10)
September 4, 2014 |
Hoping to stabilize the dilapidated West Philadelphia neighborhood of Mantua, the city wants to entice police officers and firefighters to move into the struggling area - with cash to help buy homes and pay taxes on them. Officials think having police and firefighters living in Mantua and interacting as neighbors with residents would improve the quality of life in the area. But even with the cash incentives, the initial $200,000 program could be a hard sell. "It's a good idea," said Joe Schulle, president of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 22. "However, our guys are still going to be reluctant to move into transient neighborhoods if they have kids and families.
August 30, 2014 |
The Budweiser Made in America music festival will again shine an international spotlight on Philadelphia - and bring the usual street closures and traffic detours in Center City through the Labor Day weekend. SEPTA will respond by increasing service on its Broad Street and Market-Frankford Lines as well as Regional Rail service to accommodate the influx of people attending the two-day event along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Nearly 50 acts will perform on four stages, including Kanye West on Saturday night and Pharrell Williams and Kings of Leon on Sunday night.
August 29, 2014 |
PERHAPS, like their mythical namesakes, the Dragons will become the stuff of legends, cited to children in bedtime stories and allegories, but even Cinderella tales have endings and yesterday the Taney Dragons story ended - not with a "happily ever after" but with a home run. From their victory lap around the bases at Citizens Bank Park at last night's Phillies game to a parade through Center City beforehand, the Dragons ended their summer -...