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September 2, 2016 | By Christine Flowers
A VERY DEAR FRIEND of mine scolded me on Facebook for not letting people know that I'm an immigration lawyer with a "vested interest" in immigration policy, before writing anything on the topic. Actually, short of walking around with an inflatable kiddie pool and carrying a torch while chanting "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free," I think I've been pretty open about what I do from 9-5. But, in the interest of full disclosure and Facebook harmony, here it is again: I have practiced immigration law full time for over 20 years.
NEWS
February 4, 1987
An editorial published Monday about the Philadelphia Planning Commission's building-height proposals improperly failed to note that Mayor Goode's 1984 "skyscraper zone" was an interim concept. It was intended to control building heights until a Center City master plan with height rules was completed by the commission, working with the mayor's administration.
NEWS
September 13, 1987 | By Gail Krueger-Nicholson, Special to The Inquirer
A concept drawing to expand the Longwood Inn restaurant and motel from 30 to 184 rooms was approved by the East Marlborough Township Planning Commission Tuesday night. Ted Skiadas, owner of the inn on Route 1, east of Schoolhouse Road, presented a land development concept calling for expansion over 10 acres - two two-story buildings with a total of 80 motel rooms, three buildings with a total of 48 suites and 26 townhouse-style cottages. The commission approved the concept by a 4-to-2 vote, and Skiadas said he would bring the concept before the supervisors at their meeting tomorrow.
BUSINESS
September 21, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Aria Health has proposed a "health-care village" for a 41-acre property in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County. Aria's previous plan for the site in 2008 called for a hospital and medical-office complex, but that was stymied by community opposition. Aria officials presented the new concept Wednesday evening at a board of supervisors meeting, describing a potential development with medical offices, a physical rehabilitation facility, ambulatory care center, and clinical space.
NEWS
August 13, 1987 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / GERALD S. WILLIAMS
Members of the Oxford Circle Townwatch were among townwatch groups in the Northeast that participated in the fourth annual National Night Out Tuesday to get people involved in fighting crime. The townwatch concept urges neighbors to watch each other's properties and to notify authorities when things seem wrong or out of place. Homeowners had been asked to turn on their outside lights and to sit on their porches during the event.
NEWS
August 27, 2015 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
Have you ever wondered what race would mean if you couldn't see? Asia Friedman did, and, because she's a cultural sociologist at the University of Delaware, she could do what most people wouldn't. She asked 25 blind people, most of whom lived in Pennsylvania and Delaware, whether race mattered to them. It did. "They do try to assign race, and I also found that they're not color-blind in that idealized sense of not having race matter in any way," said Friedman, who presented her study Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Chicago.
NEWS
May 17, 2012 | By Craig LaBan, INQUIRER RESTAURANT CRITIC
Revel, Revel, Revel . . . . That's all the noise one hears these days coming from the Jersey Shore - especially when it concerns new prospects for dining. Granted, the gleaming $2.4 billion tower of Atlantic City's latest casino resort is hard to miss. And with more than a dozen restaurant concepts involving some very big names, its spring debut has no doubt been the biggest food news to hit this casino town since the Borgata began A.C.'s high-end remake. Jose Garces should have Philadelphians' attention right off the bat with three restaurants: an outsize version of Amada with ocean views and flamenco; a jumbo Village Whiskey clone for gourmet burgers and booze; plus Nuevo Mex concept with a Distrito Cantina serving margaritas and a replica Guapo's Taco truck.
NEWS
July 31, 2011
The Inquirer is dramatically revamping its commentary pages starting Monday. The old concept of separate editorial and op-ed pages is being replaced by a new design that melds the two. Look for even livelier pages that include same-day responses to editorials and more interaction with the Editorial Board's "Say What?" blog, which you can find at www.philly.com/opinion . But don't let the new format fool you. Your favorite features and writers will be here, and some new ones added, including a daily poll.
NEWS
March 29, 2011
Paul Baran, 84, whose work with packaging data in the 1960s is credited with playing a role in the later development of the Internet, died of complications from lung cancer Saturday at his home in Palo Alto, Calif. Mr. Baran, who was raised in West Philadelphia and earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Drexel University, is best known for the idea of "packet-switching," in which data are bundled into small packages and sent through a network. He outlined the concept while working on Cold War issues for the Rand Corp.
NEWS
January 8, 1986 | BY DAVE BARRY
Every now and then, I like to suggest surefire concepts by which you readers can make millions of dollars without doing any honest work. Before I tell you about the newest concept, I'd like to apologize to those of you who were stupid enough to attempt the previous one, which, as you may recall, involved opening up Electronic Device Destruction Centers. The idea there was that consumers would bring their broken electronic devices, such as television sets and VCRs, to the destruction centers, where trained personnel would whack them (the devices)
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NEWS
September 8, 2016
It says a lot about the state of the Philadelphia School District that the big news on opening day is that its 130,000 students will actually have new textbooks. But given the perpetual financial crisis that the city's public schools have been mired in the last few years, just buying books is a positive development worth celebrating. After all, this is a school district that has gone several years without librarians, school nurses, guidance counselors, or assistant principals in many of its schools.
NEWS
September 2, 2016 | By Christine Flowers
A VERY DEAR FRIEND of mine scolded me on Facebook for not letting people know that I'm an immigration lawyer with a "vested interest" in immigration policy, before writing anything on the topic. Actually, short of walking around with an inflatable kiddie pool and carrying a torch while chanting "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free," I think I've been pretty open about what I do from 9-5. But, in the interest of full disclosure and Facebook harmony, here it is again: I have practiced immigration law full time for over 20 years.
BUSINESS
April 18, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Staff Writer
An entrepreneur's life can get mighty lonely, especially in the early start-up years, when employees are few. For many, a lot of time is spent with just a laptop for company. That sense of isolation can be even worse in the suburbs. There, the opportunity to bounce ideas off someone or network isn't as simple as stepping outside and walking a few dozen paces in any direction to a coffee shop. Also not in abundance are the coworking spaces that have been steadily multiplying in downtown Philadelphia since the first, Indy Hall, opened in Old City in 2007.
NEWS
March 1, 2016 | By Michael Hiltzik, LOS ANGELES TIMES
IT MUST have seemed like a win-win at the time. Clothing retailer Lands' End, desperate to refurbish its image into something relevant and chic, featured an interview with legendary feminist Gloria Steinem in its spring catalog, complete with a photo spread of Steinem modeling items from the firm's latest collection. Steinem, for her part, got her new book plugged in the catalog copy. Now it's all turned into a spectacular embarrassment. Faced with an explosion of outrage from anti-abortion groups and customers, Lands' End has pulled the feature from its website and even appears to have canceled an arrangement to donate $3 to the ERA Coalition/Fund for Women's Equality every time a customer ordered the group's monogram stitched into an item.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, FASHION COLUMNIST
The concept behind Maark Concept - a South Street showroom where emerging designers offer a curated selection of deliberately stitched, athletically inspired, and slightly ethereal clothing and accessories - had been stewing for quite some time. That's why, when Ethan Nguyen spotted, post-brunch, a vacant storefront one Sunday afternoon in December, he called the landlord the next day. "I knew just the people I wanted to make this happen with me," said Nguyen, 31, a University of Pennsylvania epidemiologist-turned-luxe-unisex-clothing-designer of the brand Sans Marque Sans Marque  (think T-shirt tunics fashioned from cotton jersey, and trousers with roomy front folds that have a kilt effect)
BUSINESS
February 14, 2016
With its pink-bordered heart logos and heart-shaped mirrors, its sparkly chandeliers, and countertops laden with makeup, hair-care products, nail polish and headbands, BLC - for Beautyland Couture - could be mistaken for a promoter of superficiality. Until you spend a few minutes with owner Nina Kaplan, an artist, author, and longtime entrepreneur who says her objective with all this girlie glam is to inspire young girls and women to believe in themselves, no matter what they look like.
NEWS
January 14, 2016 | Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
A Philadelphia man has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming that Lee Daniels stole the concept for his hit show "Empire" from him during a "Philly Pitch" event organized by the Greater Philadelphia Film Office in 2008. In his suit, which was filed on Friday, Clayton Prince Tanksley - an actor who once played Denise Huxtable's boyfriend on "The Cosby Show" - said "Empire" infringes on the show he created, called "Cream," which he had copyrighted in 2005. Named as defendants in the suit are Daniels, co-creator Danny Strong, Twenty-First Century Fox, the Greater Philadelphia Film Office and the film office's director, Sharon Pinkenson.
NEWS
December 16, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, STAFF WRITER
Room 268 at Conestoga High School was bursting with passion for a hodgepodge of ideas. Hip-hop as a lens for life. The case for more funding for NASA. The argument for paying student athletes. The future of evolution. The student debt crisis. The enduring power of Star Wars . One by one, 11 students presented ideas to their classmates in the style of TED Talks, the engaging lectures about a variety of topics, many given by experts. TED Talks started more than 30 years ago through TED - for technology, entertainment and design - a nonprofit with the tagline, "Ideas worth spreading.
NEWS
October 25, 2015 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion.   Question: I grew up in the Midwest, and we always called adults Mr./Mrs./Miss Lastname. We now live in the South, and the thing down here is to have kids call adults Mr./Miss Firstname. This feels too informal to us, and we would prefer our kids use the Mr./Mrs./Miss Lastname construction (with the exception of close family friends who are just Firstname). I would think it's my choice to have my kids use Mrs. Lastname, but by that logic, the other mom could have her kids use Miss Firstname for me, but to me that is not super respectful.
NEWS
August 27, 2015 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
Have you ever wondered what race would mean if you couldn't see? Asia Friedman did, and, because she's a cultural sociologist at the University of Delaware, she could do what most people wouldn't. She asked 25 blind people, most of whom lived in Pennsylvania and Delaware, whether race mattered to them. It did. "They do try to assign race, and I also found that they're not color-blind in that idealized sense of not having race matter in any way," said Friedman, who presented her study Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Chicago.
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