February 28, 2008 |
Kensington High School's enrollment will not reach as high as a student group had feared, the district's interim chief academic officer told students yesterday. The promise came during a meeting, held after students staged two separate rallies to urge the Philadelphia School District to keep three small high schools at Kensington and create two more at Olney. Members of Youth United for Change protested the district's intention to increase the size of three smaller high schools operating at what used to be Kensington High.
June 29, 2014 |
Marc Winans had a right to feel uneasy. His maternal grandfather died of a heart attack at 55. His mother's brother made it to 57 before meeting the same fate. Several cousins on his mother's side also had heart disease - including a second cousin who died at 40. Yet Winans did not have especially high cholesterol levels, and at 38, the Jeffersonville resident was a nonsmoker and in good physical shape. Should he take statins as a precaution? The answer, he hoped, lay in a big white doughnut at Temple University Hospital.
November 25, 2006 |
Authorities yesterday identified a second woman whose body was found, along with three others, on Monday in a drainage ditch near Atlantic City. The victim was Tracy Ann Roberts, 23, whose last known address was a room on the beach block of Tennessee Avenue in the resort. Roberts died from asphyxia, and her body is believed to have been in the watery ditch from a couple of days to as long as a week, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jeffrey Blitz said in a statement. Roberts had been designated Victim 4. She was a 5-foot-8 white female, weighing about 120 pounds, with a butterfly tattoo on the small of her back.
January 5, 2012 |
Resolutioners, let's get real: Convenience is key. If the gym is too far away, the supermarket too busy, the salad spot a block past the hoagie hut, you might as well put your good intentions out with the Christmas tree. But meal-delivery companies, which bring prepared food right to your door, have become increasingly affordable and flexible - and have made their food tastier - over the last few years. Some are even local. As our definition of "healthy eating" shifts, so do the offerings from these companies.
December 12, 2013 |
BURLINGTON CITY A group of Asbury Park entrepreneurs who plan to launch a hip restaurant district in Burlington City are also buying homes in town. Some of them are relocating - the group's architect, a head chef at one of their bustling eateries at the Jersey Shore, and a project manager. Future plans call for a culinary school or test kitchen in the Delaware River community. The group, which calls itself simply Smith, owns and operates six trendy restaurants, mostly in Asbury Park, known as the place where Bruce Springsteen got his start and now as a popular tourist destination.
October 29, 2014 |
MICHAEL CASCIOLI, bent at the waist over the metal railing on the balcony of his 18th-floor apartment on City Line Avenue, could feel the police officers lifting him higher and higher off the ground. As they leaned him over the edge, his feet flailing beneath him, he could just make out the flicker of lights from the cars below, the outline of bushes he was convinced he'd soon be splattered across. "This is 'Training Day' for f---ing real," Cascioli recalled one of the cops saying, referring to a movie about dirty cops.
March 16, 2011 |
Most school districts in Pennsylvania have considerably lower graduation rates than previously reported, according to new state figures released Tuesday. The new numbers are based on a more accurate way the state Department of Education is calculating how many 12th graders actually graduated in four years. Using the new method "will help inform efforts to ensure that all Pennsylvania students are prepared for postsecondary education and the workforce," acting Secretary of Education Ronald Tomalis said.
September 17, 1999 |
Oh!Hara's Pub & Restaurant, the waterfront restaurant whose owners sued the city on harassment charges and then closed the doors for the summer, is scheduled to reopen today under new management. Michael Burnett still owns the establishment, but he has handed over day-to-day duties to Michael O'Mara, a chef, and Michael French, a promoter. Burnett's partner, Glenn Hastings, still owns part of the business, but he has relinquished control over the restaurant. "We're reopening under new management because Glenn is working with another company and . . . I've got this other business I've been working on," Burnett said.
June 24, 2004
WHEN THE visitors center building at LOVE Park opened in 1960, its circular shape and glass and stainless-steel construction were lauded as "ultra-modern. " Now it's ultra-old. And except for being a place where Fairmount Park rangers can take an occasional potty break, it's ultra-useless. Known as "the flying saucer" to those who love to hate it, the building's best days are long gone. Time for it to come down to earth. Literally. We're talking demolition. We're talking enhancing the the sight lines of LOVE Park and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
April 13, 2011 |
Name: Ville Leino Born: Oct. 6, 1983 (age 27) Hometown: Savonlinna, Finland Height: 6-foot Weight: 182 Position: Forward Drafted: Leino was undrafted. He signed a free-agent contract with Detroit in May 2008. How acquired: Via trade with the Red Wings on Feb. 6, 2010, for defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen. With the Flyers: In last season's playoffs, Leino was one of the best players on the ice. He had seven goals and 14 assists in 19 games.