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November 17, 1988 | By Joseph P. Blake, Daily News Staff Writer
High above the swirling debris that ripped across City Hall's courtyard, civic, community and business leaders met yesterday to ponder the city's trash problem. At a forum sponsored by the Foundation for Architecture on the 37th floor of Three Mellon Bank Center, Streets Commissioner Alexander L. Hoskins and representatives from Baltimore and New York gave their opinions on how best to rid the city of the rubbish plaguing its streets. "People come up to me and say, 'You must be crazy' " for taking on what some see as the impossible task of cleaning up Philadelphia, said Hoskins.
NEWS
March 23, 1992 | by Paul Maryniak, Daily News Staff Writer
Local clergy are giving an urban spin to the maxim that cleanliness is next to godliness. About a dozen leaders from a broad array of religious faiths joined Mayor Rendell last week to launch a campaign that will use congregations to reclaim city neighborhoods from litter and dirt. The campaign will begin with a three-pronged cleanup on the weekend of April 10. Clerics will ask members of their congregations to clean up the areas around their homes and church. And each congregation will be asked to "adopt" a recreation site, a chronically littered lot or other site for regular maintenance.
REAL_ESTATE
August 16, 1998 | By Sheila Dyan, FOR THE INQUIRER
The Willows, Gloucester Township, Camden County Bordered by woods, the grounds of The Willows are open, spacious and inviting. And, yes, there are willows - along the road, and in a quiet courtyard between three-level, Colonial-style brick buildings fronted with pillared porticos. The Willows has changed ownership since its construction in 1965, but it continues to be a nice place to live, said Mary Anna Smith, who has lived there with her husband, Charles, for 30 years. "When you like something, you stay," she said.
NEWS
September 15, 1993 | Inquirer photographs by William F. Steinmetz
It's contest time for neighbors vying for the Cleanest Block in Philadelphia title. Judges from the city's Clean Philadelphia Program and the More Beautiful Committee started visiting yesterday to weigh cleanliness, beautification, and property improvements. The winner will be recognized in a ceremony next month.
NEWS
June 8, 1986
The June 3 issue reported news on the Philadelphia Zoo's spending $6 million for 1.1 acre consisting of four islands for monkeys (excuse me, animal lovers, I mean, primates). Excluded from the report on this $6 million monkey Fantasy Island Hilton is the fact that the monkeys will receive top-priority medical attention, proper and balanced nourishing food daily, in summer and winter a temperature- controlled environment (for propagation) and nursing. Also included is daily attention, 365 days out of the year, by private caretakers, who will maintain the individual monkeys' cleanliness and health needs.
NEWS
November 20, 2012 | BY ANDREW EISER, Daily News Staff Writer eisera@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
Four years ago, Stan Williams was voted captain of his block - a responsibility his neighbors knew he'd be ready to handle. "When he took over, it just brought us together more," said Alice Dixon, 90, who has lived on the block filled with families since 1958. "We work together beautifully, and everybody on this block looks out for one another. " Since taking the reins, Williams, 63, has helped guide Carpenter Street, between 60th and 61 st, to the title of cleanest block in Philadelphia.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 20, 2011
It's no fluke that Chef Vola's was just one of five restaurants in the country to earn the 2011 James Beard America's Classic award. Michael and Louise Esposito, along with their sons Michael Jr. and Louis, run their much-loved Atlantic City restaurant with a tenderness not often seen in the competitive restaurant world. When asked what words of advice she'd offer to young restaurateurs just starting out, Louise Esposito boiled it down to six important ingredients: 1. Have a passion for food.
NEWS
August 8, 1991 | By Laurie Hollman, Inquirer Staff Writer
In Center City these days, much attention and emphasis are being paid to cleanliness, cleanliness, cleanliness. There are crews that go out every day with brooms and dustpans to sweep the sidewalks. There are sanitation enforcers willing to tap you on the shoulder if you dare throw a wrapper on the sidewalk instead of into the trash. There are noticeable reductions in the flotsam and jetsam of the season - the empty soda cans, rumpled popsicle wrappers and torn and overflowing trash bags that often characterize summer in the city and on the streets.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Question: My longtime partner is, in many ways, a wonderful woman. I definitely will be her committed companion for as long as we both shall live. However, she is a total slob. Our living room is kept up fairly well, but the bedroom looks as if a tornado has just come through. The bathroom has cosmetic-type junk strewn all around. The kitchen has flies buzzing around the unwashed dishes. She has been like this for as long as I have known her (about 35 years). I myself am conscientious about cleanliness.
NEWS
January 26, 2011
THIS ISN'T my usual rant (pulling the race card), but the atrocity of what Dr. Gosnell allegedly did over the years to all these women, mostly poor and black, is all too real. As someone who worked in various hospitals around the city since the '80s, I can attest to what is the proper training and cleanliness of any surgical suite on the planet. But here, the rules were botched, ignored and disrespected. Gosnell's clinic sounds like something out of a bad horror movie. My heart goes out to all the desperate women who trusted this so-called physician.
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June 24, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
A 59-year-old West Philadelphia woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to third-degree murder in the 2014 beating death of her messy roommate. In her plea in Common Pleas Court, Denise Taylor admitted killing Saundra Barley, 62, of 53rd Street near Arch Street, who earlier that year had allowed Taylor to move in with her. According to testimony at Taylor's preliminary hearing last year, the beating happened after a day and night of fighting between the...
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Question: My longtime partner is, in many ways, a wonderful woman. I definitely will be her committed companion for as long as we both shall live. However, she is a total slob. Our living room is kept up fairly well, but the bedroom looks as if a tornado has just come through. The bathroom has cosmetic-type junk strewn all around. The kitchen has flies buzzing around the unwashed dishes. She has been like this for as long as I have known her (about 35 years). I myself am conscientious about cleanliness.
NEWS
April 12, 2015 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
A few years ago, researchers from 3M Co. tested 245 endoscopes - long tubes used to look inside the colon and other organs - to see whether the devices had been properly scrubbed of blood, tissue, and other human debris. The results of the tests, conducted at five U.S. hospitals, were not what anyone would want to hear before going in for an exam. The scientists gave a failing grade to 10 out of 30 complex devices called duodenoscopes, which have been in the spotlight this year after federal officials linked them to multiple outbreaks of dangerous, drug-resistant infections.
NEWS
April 7, 2015 | BY LARA WITT, Daily News Staff Writer wittl@phillynews.com, 215-854-5927
AS SPRING CLEANING gets underway in the city, the Germantown Special Services District is attracting attention for its efforts. Since 2013, cleaning has been "the No. 1 priority for us and for business owners, too," said Anthony Dean, the district's leader. "Cleaning is key to increasing greater development in the area. " The district contracted with a firm called Ready, Willing and Able to maintain the Germantown Avenue and Chelten Avenue business corridors. The firm provides transitional housing and work to homeless men through the city's Office of Supportive Housing to help them live independently.
NEWS
November 20, 2012 | BY ANDREW EISER, Daily News Staff Writer eisera@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
Four years ago, Stan Williams was voted captain of his block - a responsibility his neighbors knew he'd be ready to handle. "When he took over, it just brought us together more," said Alice Dixon, 90, who has lived on the block filled with families since 1958. "We work together beautifully, and everybody on this block looks out for one another. " Since taking the reins, Williams, 63, has helped guide Carpenter Street, between 60th and 61 st, to the title of cleanest block in Philadelphia.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 20, 2011
It's no fluke that Chef Vola's was just one of five restaurants in the country to earn the 2011 James Beard America's Classic award. Michael and Louise Esposito, along with their sons Michael Jr. and Louis, run their much-loved Atlantic City restaurant with a tenderness not often seen in the competitive restaurant world. When asked what words of advice she'd offer to young restaurateurs just starting out, Louise Esposito boiled it down to six important ingredients: 1. Have a passion for food.
NEWS
January 26, 2011
THIS ISN'T my usual rant (pulling the race card), but the atrocity of what Dr. Gosnell allegedly did over the years to all these women, mostly poor and black, is all too real. As someone who worked in various hospitals around the city since the '80s, I can attest to what is the proper training and cleanliness of any surgical suite on the planet. But here, the rules were botched, ignored and disrespected. Gosnell's clinic sounds like something out of a bad horror movie. My heart goes out to all the desperate women who trusted this so-called physician.
NEWS
May 11, 2007 | By Melissa Dribben INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but when Mayor Ray Nagin proclaimed Philadelphia dirtier than his beloved New Orleans, it was a political statement, not gospel truth. There are slums and garbage and graffiti in this city, as in any other. However, the state of Philadelphia's streets changes not only from neighborhood to neighborhood, but block to block, hour to hour. In an unscientific study last week, this reporter found it is as easy to find the putrid as the sublime. The city's main avenues flow from their source along the pristine borders of suburbia, then course through the urban terrain to the deltas of the densest neighborhoods.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2007
THE CHAIN GANG goes old school this week with a trip to Bennigan's, which has been around since some of us were in Gang Day Care. We chose the Bennigan's out on Cottman Avenue, because we were told it had been renovated and wanted to see the new digs, but it looked exactly the same as our Northeast Gangsterette remembered it from a decade ago, except 10 years stickier. Since Bennigan's is pushing a "Fajita Nation" concept (ironic, since we have National Guard troops on the borders trying to prevent a Fajita Nation)
NEWS
August 5, 2004 | By Wendy Ruderman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Residents of National Park who walk their dogs in public parks might soon find themselves collared by police. The Borough Council is expected to approve a measure this month that would ban dogs, including leashed ones, from parks and playgrounds. Violators would face a maximum $500 fine or up to 90 days in jail, though Police Chief Lin T. Couch Sr. said first-time offenders would more likely get just a finger-wagging from officers if the dog was "nonaggressive. " The idea is to protect children from bites and keep the areas free of dog waste.
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