May 26, 2016 |
Matt sits on a crate outside Jefferson Station, panhandling for the $10 bag of heroin that will get him through the next few hours. Some nights, the 28-year-old Army veteran from Horsham sleeps in the doorways of Midtown Village boutiques, other nights in the underpass outside the Convention Center. He tries not to think of the life he had, not so long ago, in his suburban hometown: an apartment, a $25,000 truck, a landscaping business with his father, a king-size bed. Tries not to dwell on the question he cannot answer: "What are you doing with yourself?"
March 12, 2016 |
Authorities are hunting for the person they say apparently killed a pit bull puppy by sealing her inside an airless, plastic-wrapped, duct-taped metal crate and leaving it on an Upper Dublin roadside on Wednesday. "We're assuming she was suffocated inside the cage," said Det. Michael Gommer, explaining that police found feces in the cage – suggesting she was alive when her owner wrapped the crate in plastic. A necropsy done by the Montgomery County SPCA confirmed the cause of death as suffocation and found no signs of trauma, Gommer added.
September 12, 2015 |
Norwegian director/choreographer Jo Strømgren's Kompani first appeared in the curated portion of the Fringe Festival with The European Lesson in 2008. In 2013, impresario par excellence Nick Stuccio brought them back with the highly caffeinated The Society . This year, he presents three Strømgren shows - the shrunken A Doll's House cast with life-size local actors that opened the festival, the manic There , and the a-romantic The Border . The latter two are staged at different times on the same days through Saturday at the FringeArts Theater.
April 11, 2015 |
In those cash-strapped days when you first moved into your own place and used plastic milk crates as furniture, you might not have considered yourself part of the sustainability movement. But you were, by repurposing that crate. A few years ago, Morgan Berman decided she, too, wanted to live a greener existence. "I kept thinking, 'I want to make these life choices,' but I didn't know how," the 29-year-old Philadelphia resident recalled. So she developed an app, MilkCrate, to help her and other like-minded consumers connect with local sustainable businesses and other resources.
November 30, 2014 |
Gov. Christie vetoed a measure Friday to ban crates used to confine pregnant pigs, slamming it as a "solution in search of a problem" and a "political movement masquerading as substantive policy. " "We do not have an issue with gestation crates in New Jersey," Christie wrote in his veto message. He urged the Legislature to work on "significant issues" and "stop following misguided partisans and special interest groups who want to use the lawmaking process as a political cudgel on issues outside our borders.
November 29, 2014 |
Few if any New Jersey pigs may be affected by Gov. Christie's decision, due Monday, on a bill to prohibit a farming practice of confining pregnant sows in cages so narrow they can't turn around. But the bill to ban gestation crates has drawn national attention - not just to the welfare of pigs, but to Christie's presidential prospects. "There is simply no reason for Gov. Christie not to sign it. The only reason is Iowa," said Matt Dominguez, public policy manager for farm animal protection at the Humane Society of the United States.
October 18, 2014 |
TRENTON - Unfazed by Gov. Christie's veto pen, the Legislature again has passed a bill banning the use of crates for pregnant pigs. The bill's supporters have a new ally: the actor Danny DeVito. "Chris, please sign the ban on gestation crates - cages used to confine breeding pigs!" DeVito, of Taxi and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia fame, said in a statement distributed by the Humane Society, which supports the bill. "Man, that sounds like something we should do right away.
November 13, 2013 |
The New Jersey Senate plans to try Monday to override Gov. Christie's veto of a bill backed by animal-rights activists to ban the use of pig gestation crates by farmers. "I would be shocked if we're not successful," said Sen. Ray Lesniak (D., Union), the bill's sponsor, adding that "I hope and expect" enough senators will vote for the override. While an agenda for Monday's voting session has not been released, a spokesman for Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) confirmed that Sweeney had approved posting the bill for an override vote.
April 28, 2013 |
THERE'S NOTHING harder for a young puppy to learn than being alone. Dogs are social animals, just as we are. And when you bring a puppy home, you're not only asking him to do something for which he isn't really wired, but also to do it for the first time, under the stressful circumstances of being in the new home. And yet, the ability to relax alone is a critical skill for a modern dog. Being able to relax while isolated in a comfortable carrier is essential to riding safely in a car, resting after medical care at the veterinary hospital, and even being cared for away from home by strangers during times of disaster.
November 30, 2012
Crate + Barrel marks its 50th anniversary with a collection of limited-edition teapots. Twelve contemporary artists were commissioned to put their stamp on the ceramic Arzberg teapot, a staple of its inventory since the company opened in 1962. For December is this one from Janine Rewell, combining Scandinavian design with Slavic folk art. Only 200 of each design will be produced. Arzberg Teapot for December, $200, online only at crateandbarrel.com . - Maureen Fitzgerald A simple tart This fun little kit, created by Michelin-star French chef Jacky Dallais, contains most everything you need to put together an impressive 6-inch tart - except the fruit, of course.