June 11, 2016 |
Sure, Parth Chauhan likes providing unblemished, just-picked lettuce, kale, cilantro, and other herbs and vegetables to his South Jersey community. And although the 25-year-old is sold on the concept - "This is a way for us to be on the cutting edge of technology," he said - starting HomeGrown Farms was just as much about satisfying his desire to work with his lifelong best friends, Raghav Garg and Zeel Patel. Joint ventures are, after all, something the Eastern High School alums have always done well: selling candy bars and soda in middle school, hosting a dance for local high school students, and starting the Voorhees Youth Cricket League.
June 3, 2016
A story Sunday on the growth of the King of Prussia mall area gave an incorrect number for the size of the retail sector. The mall expansion will add a half-million square feet of retail, taking the KOP area to 6.3 million square feet. An article in Thursday's Inquirer erred in describing Jayvon Mitchell-Pendleton, the 20-year-old man shot to death March 2 in the Swampoodle neighborhood, as an aspiring college student. Mitchell-Pendleton had been taking classes at Cheyney University since 2014.
February 7, 2016 |
For William Earle Williams, it was just a gate, distinct from the imposing stone pillars that flank the other entryways to Haverford College, but still just a gate. The limestone columns, with attached benches, along Old Railroad Avenue were graceful, light, and simple. They invited passersby to sit, rather than simply walk through. For decades, Haverford students, staff, and visitors had no idea that the Edward B. Conklin Memorial gate was the work of one of the nation's most influential and underappreciated architectural designers.
February 5, 2016 |
The reformed marijuana grower and the ex-Wall Street banker make an unlikely duo, working side by side in an old South Philadelphia factory building where - despite the chill outside - the air is warm, humid, and sweetened by hundreds of basil plants. Lee Weingrad, the grower, and Jack Griffin, the businessman, have great hopes for this "vertical" farm, where hydroponic herbs, microgreens, and tomatoes crowd together in troughs stacked almost to the ceiling. This is Metropolis Farms.
January 12, 2016 |
Jacqueline Denny Starr, 91, of West Chester, a retired professor of home economics at Cheyney University, died Friday, Jan. 1, of respiratory failure at Cathedral Village in Philadelphia. Born in Reading, Mrs. Starr was the youngest daughter of Rosannah C. and Harold P. Denny. Known as "Jackie," Mrs. Starr grew up in West Chester and graduated from West Chester Senior High School. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in home economics from Cheyney University, and a master of arts degree in clothing and textiles from Columbia University.
December 2, 2015 |
IT WAS A BIZARRE CASE, to say the least. In June 2014, a son of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell broke into a house near his family's Mantua home, stole an Xbox console and other electronics from the young men living inside, then returned a second time and ended up slashing one of the victims inside the house with a bayonet. Barron Alexander was then shot four times by another victim in the house, who had a license to carry a gun. Alexander had legally changed his name in 2012 from Barron Alexander Gosnell to Barron Alexander.
December 2, 2015 |
He went so far as to legally change his name to escape the international notoriety of his father, the West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. What Barron Alexander could not change was the pressure of striving to do well in college as the son of a man dubbed a "monster" in charge of a "house of horrors. " On Monday, a Philadelphia judge accepted the assessment of Alexander's lawyer - a mental breakdown - and freed Alexander to begin eight years of probation for a June 2014 burglary of a house two doors from his mother's in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia.
December 2, 2015 |
Cheyney University, which has been running a deficit and experienced a 30 percent enrollment drop this year, has been placed on probation by the body that accredits colleges and universities. The historically black university, on the boundary between Chester and Delaware Counties, has two years to correct financial concerns raised by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education or face losing accreditation. That loss would mean that the university's students no longer would be eligible for state or federal financial aid. Frank G. Pogue, interim president of Cheyney, and Frank T. Brogan, chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, of which Cheyney is part, said they were committed to fixing the problems.
November 25, 2015 |
The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission has found "probable cause" to suggest that Chestnut Hill College discriminated against a black student by expelling him for alleged theft while allowing white students suspected of theft and other offenses to remain enrolled. The college expelled Allan-Michael Meads in March 2012, weeks before he was to graduate, after disciplinary proceedings. The commission, in a "finding of probable cause" dated July 20, said it found no evidence to support that Meads "intended to deceive, steal, or misappropriate funds" collected from a student performance of A Raisin in the Sun to benefit the Lupus Foundation.
October 16, 2015 |
WHEN THE AMERICAN Industrial Arts Association held its convention in Philadelphia in 1967, Mario Todaro, a board member, made 400 ceramic replicas of the key to Independence Hall and passed them out to members. A Cheyney University administrator who was attending was stunned. "Who is this guy?" he said. "We've got to have him!" That's how Mario, then an industrial-technology teacher at Upper Darby High School, became a Cheyney professor. Cheyney made him an offer he couldn't refuse.