October 23, 2015 |
Linda Jeffers looked over the spring roll she ordered. "I don't see any bugs," she said drily to two friends as she bit into her appetizer. "Of course, we wouldn't know; they could be crunchy. " And with that joke, the ice was broken, and the three lunch partners seemed delighted to be back at a favorite Main Line haunt, Yangming Restaurant, which opened Wednesday for the first time since it was shut down for health violations two months ago. The three were among about 45 customers who showed up for lunch after the restaurant opened at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
October 22, 2015 |
Longtime customer Sandy McKenna marched into Yangming Restaurant on Tuesday as if she owned the place and demanded to see the kitchen. "I am the scout," she announced, with an air of confidence and a wave of her hand. On behalf of more reluctant friends, she came to see for herself whether the popular Main Line eatery - closed since August for major health violations - had cleaned up its act. Alan Huynh, the general manager, hesitated - even though, at a news conference moments before McKenna arrived, he promised to show the kitchen to anyone who asked.
August 1, 2015 |
Two things coexisted peacefully Thursday afternoon inside the West Chester University library - senior Janna Wilson and, in the cooling system, the bacteria that cause Legionnaire's disease. "I'm not worried," said Wilson, studying a day after officials notified the campus community that an employee had contracted the disease and that eight campus buildings - including the one that houses the library - had unacceptable levels of the Legionella bacteria. The positive tests for the bacteria do not necessarily mean the employee got it at the university or that others are at risk, experts said.
June 24, 2015 |
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials stood in front of a verdant baseball diamond Monday morning in Camden. The field used to be a landfill where folks from across the city dumped their trash, including chemicals and medical waste. "As I look out behind me, I remember what it once was," U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D., N.J) said. But Norcross joined EPA officials not to tout a mission accomplished, but instead to focus on an area behind the ball field and playground, a part of the former landfill site that is not yet ready for development.
June 13, 2015 |
If the rocks could cry out on a hill off Old Marple Road, the stories would go back to the 1830s. That is when a tiny church of free blacks began burying the dead on the slopes beneath it, using stones from a nearby quarry to mark the graves. That small cemetery in Marple Township, with about 100 graves, still sits near an overpass of the Blue Route, though abandoned and covered with brush. The Hayti Cemetery (pronounced Hay-tie ), which shares a name with the neighborhood around it, is in need of care and attention, and a local historian intends to provide it. Rich Paul, chairman of the Heritage Commission of Delaware County, is in the early stages of a plan to mobilize the nearby community to clean up a cemetery where headstones have been toppled and graves have been robbed.
June 12, 2015 |
CINCINNATI - In the only previous game in which Maikel Franco batted cleanup for the Phillies, a lefthanded pitcher was on the mound and both Chase Utley and Ryan Howard were given a Sunday off. In a 5-2 loss Wednesday to the Cincinnati Reds, Franco batted in the No. 4 spot between the slumping Utley and Howard, who also has cooled off over the last two weeks. If the Phillies' rookie third baseman continues to hit, he might continue to see his name penciled in the cleanup spot. "We'll see. He has that potential," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said.
June 4, 2015 |
Neighbors of Camden County's contaminated Kirkwood Lake got some good news and some bad news this week. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposed $14 million major cleanup of a federal Superfund site in Gibbsboro and Voorhees. The contaminated cluster of miles of land and waterways includes the county-owned lake. The area, one of more than 100 Superfund sites remaining in New Jersey, was contaminated by paint-makers that operated in the area from the mid-1800s until the late 1970s.
May 1, 2015 |
ST. LOUIS - Following Wednesday night's 5-2 loss, the Phillies' offense had failed to score more than two runs for the 12th time in 22 games this season. The top of the lineup, led by Odubel Herrera, hasn't been an issue. The bottom of the lineup, where Freddy Galvis had been hitting regularly before yesterday, wasn't a problem. But the middle of the Phillies' lineup - their Nos. 3 through 5 hitters - had combined to hit .156 (38-for-243) with 14 extra-base hits entering yesterday's matinee at Busch Stadium.
April 30, 2015 |
BALTIMORE - Ron Leonard stood a few paces from a ransacked and charred pharmacy Tuesday and gazed at the crowded corner of North and Pennsylvania Avenues. Leonard had witnessed the Monday night violence that made this intersection the epicenter of the city's riots. The looting and torching of cars was fresh out of an action movie, he said. The crowds returned Tuesday - as did the police - but the mood was different this time. There was singing, dancing, preaching - and a cleanup effort.
March 18, 2015 |
Camden and state officials said Monday that they hoped an infusion of federal funds for environmental cleanup would begin the transformation of the abandoned former Camden Laboratories site into housing, businesses, and other development. Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd was joined by Rep. Donald Norcross (D., N.J.) and U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) in making the announcement at the Davis Street site. Last week, the city received $200,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency to use toward the revitalization of the Mount Ephraim Avenue corridor.