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April 10, 2006
THE CITY PLAN to close five fire companies to save $3 million is as outrageous as it is dangerous. Overall fires are up and fire deaths are through the roof. There is a surplus of more than $160 million and this plan is being pushed to save a paltry $3 million. The mayor is gambling with the safety of every resident and their families. Let your councilperson know that you won't stand for being used as a pawn in the mayor's game of political Russian roulette. Joseph Lee Philadelphia
NEWS
October 30, 2012 | STAFF REPORT
PHILADELPHIA government and city schools will again be closed Tuesday as the region recovers from Hurricane Sandy. Schools Superintendent William Hite said Monday that district staff will check buildings after the storm passes to decide when they're ready to reopen. CITY GOVERNMENT: All city employees, except for emergency personnel will have another day off. Trash pickup scheduled for Tuesday won't be picked up until next Tuesday. COURTS: State and federal courts will be closed.
NEWS
April 24, 2007
RE "THE disappearing maternity wards" by Dr. Jennifer Simmons (April 18): Dear Doctor, Repeatedly, all I hear are the complaints from doctors and politicians about jury awards. Why is it you never hear a doctor criticize another doctor about his lack of skills? Maybe medical-school standards need to be higher. I wouldn't want a surgeon - or any doctor - who just squeaked by in school to practice on me. Nor would I want a doctor who is not fit to practice caring for my family or me. Doctors know which colleagues shouldn't be practicing, but you never hear that - publicly.
NEWS
December 22, 2012 | By Kristen A. Graham and Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writers
A shouting and chanting crowd of hundreds told officials Thursday night exactly what they thought of a Philadelphia School District plan to close 37 schools and change grades and shut programs at dozens more. "SOS! Save our schools!" hundreds yelled as they marched up North Broad Street toward district headquarters. "Whose city? Our city! Whose schools? Our schools!" It was a dramatic stand against the planned closings of one in six city schools, announced last week. Closings were not on the agenda of the School Reform Commission's voting meeting, but they quickly became the hot potato of the evening, with students, teachers, parents, and community members demanding answers.
NEWS
January 6, 2012 | By Inquirer staff
Here are the list of Archdiocese of Philadelphia's school closings/mergers, announced Jan. 6: BUCKS COUNTY St. Michael the Archangel , Levittown, merges with Our Lady of Grace , Penndel at the Penndel site. St. Mark , Bristol, merges with St. Ephrem , Bensalem, at the Bensalem site. Assumption BVM , Feasterville, merges with St. Bede the Venerable , Holland, at the Holland site. Holy Trinity , Morrisville, merges with St. John the Evangelist , Lower Makefield, at the Lower Makefield site.
NEWS
December 30, 2006 | Inquirer wire services
President Bush has ordered federal agencies to close Tuesday, the day of former President Gerald R. Ford's funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington. The Postal Service announced that mail deliveries would be suspended, with normal service resuming Wednesday. U.S. stock markets will close Tuesday, as will energy and agricultural exchanges. Also, bond and currency trading will be conducted in abbreviated sessions. philly.com Read and view much more about Gerald Ford?s life and presidency and share your thoughts about him via http://go.
NEWS
June 1, 1993 | BY TOMAS SANCHEZ
Calling all Catholics. Our church is in trouble and we need to act now if we hope to save it. By the end of this month, more than a dozen Catholic churches and schools will be suppressed and the Eucharist removed from their communities. Alarmingly, recent history indicates that this is just the beginning. In Detroit, more than 30 neighborhoods lost their churches in a year. In Chicago, more than 70 worshipping communities were wiped out over two years. If we don't act now, Philadelphia will be similarly affected.
NEWS
August 27, 2011
These emergency storm measures were announced Friday by area transit, bridge, and parking agencies. Conditions may warrant changes. SEPTA: All operations will cease at 12:30 a.m. Sunday.* Selected Regional Rail routes will end service at 5 p.m. Saturday.* Operations will resume at midday Sunday or later. NJ TRANSIT: Rail service will be suspended at 12 p.m. Saturday.* Bus service and light-rail transit ends at 6 p.m. Saturday.* Access Link Service will be suspended at 6 p.m. Saturday.
NEWS
August 24, 1992 | by Paul Maryniak, Daily News Staff Writer
City officials in 1990 settled on sex-shop spies as a reasonable alternative to more drastic action. They initially considered shutting down sex shops where potential deadly sexual activity was encouraged, according to a seven-page unsigned memo circulated within the department two months before the July 1990 program began. The memo shows that health officials were particularly concerned about bathhouses - popular gathering spots for gay men. The bathhouses "for many years provided a unique environment conducive to multiple sexual encounters, drug use and unprotected sex," the memo said.
NEWS
May 22, 1998 | by Paul Davies, Daily News Staff Writer
First Union announced the locations yesterday of the 156 branches scheduled to close this fall, including seven in Philadelphia. The closings are the result of First Union's $16 billion purchase of CoreStates Financial. The deal announced last fall became official last month. The 156 branches, which are situated throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, are slightly fewer than the bank's earlier estimate of 172 closures. Most of the 156 branches are in areas where Charlotte, N.C.-based First Union and Philadelphia's CoreStates had operations within a few blocks of each other.
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April 20, 2014 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two South Jersey charter schools are appealing state decisions that would force their closure by the end of this school year. The D.U.E. Season Charter School in Camden and the Renaissance Regional Leadership Charter School in Browns Mills both received notification last month that their charters would not be renewed because of academic deficiencies. In appeals being processed by the state's courts and being sent to state Education Commissioner David Hespe, the schools argue that they were judged unfairly and that their achievements were underrated.
NEWS
April 18, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
U KEE WASHINGTON may be giving his cousin Denzel Washington (you know him?) a run for his money. The CBS3 anchor will appear tonight on CBS's "The Crazy Ones," starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar . He plays - what else? - a television reporter. "I told [Denzel] I was coming after him," Washington said. He added that when Denzel is in town filming M. Night Shyamalan 's next movie, set to begin shooting in September, he has a plan. "Count on me finding him and showing him my re-soo-may," Washington said.
SPORTS
April 12, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies will receive reinforcements in the form of Freddy Galvis and Mike Adams over the coming days. Galvis, who was sidelined at the end of spring training by a MRSA infection, could be activated Friday for the series opener against Miami. Adams will pitch Saturday for triple-A Lehigh Valley. That could set him up for a Monday return. The Phillies crave a reliable righthanded presence in the bullpen. Whether Adams, 35, can be that pitcher after major shoulder surgery is unknown.
NEWS
April 10, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
A GROUP OF current and former students launched a campaign yesterday to identify peers they claim have been pushed out of Philadelphia public schools through closings or cutbacks to key programs. Youth United for Change said the closure of 24 schools last year, combined with cuts to the school district's Re-Engagement Center and slots in accelerated schools, has left students who drop out with few options. "Being pushed out is unfair," said YUC member Maury Elliott, a former Simon Gratz High student who briefly re-enrolled in an alternative school.
SPORTS
April 5, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Steve Downie missed his sixth straight game Thursday because of a head injury, but Flyers coach Craig Berube said that when the winger is ready, he wants him back in the lineup. "I think he's close," Berube said before Thursday's key matchup against Columbus. Tye McGinn could soon be the odd man out. "I think he's been fine," Berube said of McGinn. "He's skated well and been involved. " McGinn was on a line Thursday with Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds. "That line has been OK," Berube said.
BUSINESS
March 31, 2014 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
  In the end, it wouldn't have mattered what Mark Rosenfeld chose when his father gave him the choice more than 30 years ago of taking over the family ravioli company in South Philadelphia or sticking with its clothing business. He'd be at the same heart-wrenching point now: concluding that when you've lost the love of your life - a wife of 32 years - work just doesn't fill the void. And so, Rosenfeld, whose business alterations in the early 1980s helped the third-generation clothier survive the years that followed when so many independents went under, broke the news to his nine employees last week: He is closing Torre.
NEWS
March 29, 2014 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission will hold a hearing Friday on closing the nation's first charter school for students in foster care, and no one from the troubled school will present a case for keeping it open. Arise Academy Charter High School in West Oak Lane will not participate in the hearing, it said, because the SRC's new policy on terminating charters gives it broad power to close schools and makes the process unfair. Although other schools have agreed to close after the SRC said it would not renew their charters, Arise is the first to elect not to participate in a scheduled hearing.
SPORTS
March 24, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
THE STREAK continues. Barely. Trailing by 17 with 5 minutes, 15 seconds left in the game, Loss No. 23 in a row for the 76ers was a foregone conclusion, as was the New York Knicks' eighth straight win. Who would have thought the game would come down to a turnover by the Sixers with 8.6 seconds to go for the Knicks to secure a 93-92 win? Trailing by 92-90, the Sixers got possession with 13.6 seconds left. A play was called for James Anderson, who was 3-for-14 at the time, to take a shot.
SPORTS
March 24, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Thursday was easy. Several hours separated their sons' games, providing Tony McIntyre and Suzette Ennis ample time to head to the hotel, change their clothes, grab a bite to eat and make their way back to the First Niagara Center. Tonight is a different story. The couple's 22-year-old son, Villanova's Dylan Ennis, plays in a third-round NCAA Tournament game that immediately follows a game featuring their 19-year-old, Syracuse star Tyler Ennis. The schedule doesn't exactly offer much time for the players' family members to ditch all their orange gear in favor of the blue and white.
NEWS
March 24, 2014 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Culture Writer
For four years, Ellie D. Brown has been trying to determine whether an early education in the arts enhances children's ability to learn overall, and again and again she has turned to an unlikely tool of inquiry: a small swab of sponge. More than 24,000 times, the West Chester University associate professor of psychology and her colleagues have reached into the mouths of 500 children at Settlement Music School's Kaleidoscope Head Start program and a nearby control school to measure cortisol, the hormone associated with stress levels.
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