June 21, 2012
Two toddlers, one in Conshohocken and one in Philadelphia, were hospitalized Wednesday night after falling from second-floor windows minutes apart, authorities said. A 2-year-old fell from the second-floor window of a residence on the 100 block of East Hector Street in Conshohocken about 8:15 p.m., officials said. The toddler was taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The child's sex and condition were unavailable Wednesday night. About 8:30 p.m., a 2-year-old boy fell from the window of a second-floor bedroom in the back of a house on the 5800 block of Charles Street in Wissinoming, police said.
October 14, 2012
Two weeks ago, I introduced you to some Philadelphians I consider to be disruptive - innovative change agents who challenge the status quo in their respective fields. Since then, you've e-mailed me a lot of other names. Some - such as fiscal watchdog Brett Mandel and mural maven Jane Golden - are no-brainers. In a town long characterized by a go-along-to-get-along culture, they have the guts to stand up and stand out. I've been most intrigued, however, by the disrupters who have been operating below the media radar.
October 28, 2012 |
A fire claimed the life of a 71-year-old woman and injured her husband when it tore through their Conshohocken home Saturday afternoon, police said. Firefighters and police were dispatched at around 3:30 p.m. Saturday to 367 Roberts Ave in the Conshohocken section of Whitemarsh Township, according to a press release from Whitemarsh Township Police Chief Mike Beaty. They found James Conicello, 70, at the rear of the home with burn injuries, the release reads, "while extensive fire was engulfing the entire structure.
October 11, 2012 |
Michael J. Henry, 30, had one thing going for him: a clean record. His lack of a criminal past allowed him to buy guns. Andrew C. Thomas, 44, had served time for forgery. He could not legally buy firearms, but he wanted lots of them, police said. Henry, of Philadelphia, and Thomas, of Bala Cynwyd, met in April. On May 30, Henry, allegedly acting as a "straw purchaser," went to a Jeffersonville gun shop and bought a 9mm Beretta - the weapon that authorities said Thomas used five months later to kill Plymouth Township K-9 Officer Bradley Fox. Though Henry could have legally bought the gun for himself, he broke the law when he did it for Thomas, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said.
July 14, 1995 |
There are a lot of things the Department of Community Affairs' enterprise zone can do. It can help revitalize a town's businesses and bring in low-interest loans and multimillion-dollar state grants. There are also some things it can't do - such as directly help retail businesses, and, most important, come easily. While borough officials say that they have the major leaguers fighting to get the borough designated an enterprise zone, and while State Sen. Edwin Holl says his negotiations with the DCA have ensured that the borough is a shoo-in, DCA officials say they have neither the staffing nor the funding to approve every application they receive.
May 10, 2013 |
To help pay for the construction of the long-awaited connection between the Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-95, turnpike officials plan to borrow $200 million from wealthy foreign investors. The investors, expected to be primarily from China, could get green cards for themselves and their families to live in the United States in exchange for their money. The complex deal is being brokered by officers of a prominent and politically connected Philadelphia investment management company.
May 13, 2013 |
There are plenty of myths surrounding retirement. Let's examine one of the biggies. Myth: Take your age and subtract it from 100: The remaining amount is the percentage you should have invested in stocks. Fact: Americans are living so much longer, in some cases well into their 80s, so that old axiom no longer works. Now that we've cleared that up, how should you allocate among stocks, bonds, and alternatives if you are 5, 10, or 20 years or more from retirement? That asset allocation depends not on when you are retiring, but on how long you expect to live, local advisers say. And Americans are living so much longer than they - or their financial planners - expected, that among the chief worries now is outliving assets.
July 14, 2010 |
The grand opening of Wilhelmina Philadelphia included telltale signs of a big-league modeling agency: golf ball-sized shrimp, a nicely styled runway presentation, and local fashionistas preening front and center. But there was something small-town about the late June soiree at Trust, an Old City hot spot. Maybe it was the way Wilhelmina local owner Kelli Walters (to the horror of spectators) butchered the pronunciation of red-carpet design duo Badgley Mischka. Or maybe it was the models who unsteadily teetered down the runway.
November 23, 2007
Art Museums & Institutions African American Museum 701 Arch St.; 215-574-0380. www.aampmuseum.org . AAMP Art - Hands-on art workshops for all ages. 11/24 noon-3 pm. $8; $6 children & seniors. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm. Barnes Foundation 300 North Latchs La., Merion; 610-667-0290. www.barnesfoundation.org . Docent-led Gallery Tours - Work by Matisse, Van Gogh, other impressionists & post-impressionists. $10 (reservations required). Fri.-Sun. 9:30 am-5 pm. Brandywine River Museum Rte. 1 & Rte. 100, Chadds Ford; 610-388-2700.