October 3, 2013 |
AARON CARTER has joined the Daily News sports department as a high school reporter. He replaces Ted Silary, who worked at the Daily News for 36 years. "The opportunity to return home and write for a paper I read as a kid is a dream come true," Carter said. "Sports are my life, and writing is my passion, but my favorite part of this business is meeting new people. If people see me out at games, I hope they will say hello. " Carter comes to the Daily News from the Centre Daily Times in State College, where he covered Penn State basketball, minor league baseball and high school sports.
October 3, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA'S City Hall can be a tough place to keep a secret. After 17 years in and around his local government, lobbyist John Hawkins must know that. City Hall's plugged-in staffers and power brokers have been gossiping since late August about a Philadelphia magazine story detailing the life and death of a 26-year-old paralegal, Julia Papazian Law. The story, which focused primarily on Law's relationship with prominent defense lawyer and bachelor A. Charles Peruto Jr. - in whose bathtub she was found dead - also covered her six-year affair with a married man identified only as "M.B.," a nod to a character known as Mr. Big on TV's "Sex and the City.
September 26, 2013 |
THE DAILY NEWS, Inquirer and Philly.com are partnering to collect supplies for Philadelphia schools. Donations will be taken in the lobby of the media group's headquarters at 801 Market St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Friday, Oct. 25. Interstate General Media LLC, the publisher, is partnering with Global Citizen, which spearheads the annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service, to conduct the drive. The collection campaign for supplies was initiated in response to the current funding crisis and need for basic resources in Philadelphia's public schools, the company said.
September 20, 2013 |
WHO KEEPS SENDING Comcast SportsNet's Sarah Baicker dinosaur T-shirts? Baicker certainly doesn't know. For the past couple of years, the Flyers reporter has received T-shirts with dinosaurs printed on them from anonymous senders. In the past year, the arrival of T-shirts has ramped up. During her recent birthday week alone, she got two Ts. She estimates she's gotten about 10 since they started arriving in the mail without prompting. The first one had a pink brontosaurus emblazoned on the front, but, for the most part, she receives Tyrannosaurus rex Ts. "People have learned [T-rexes]
September 17, 2013 |
YOU ALWAYS KNEW when Darlene Brindle Waties was in the Daily News newsroom. She had a larger-than-life personality, a voice that commanded attention, a wry sense of humor, and a laugh that was contagious. With Darlene at her desk, doing her job of placing stories in the pages for the next day's paper, there was a feeling that everything was going to be all right, that the new product was going to jump off the newsstand. "She was feisty - she designed feisty pages," said copy editor Ed Weiner.
August 30, 2013
AS I READ your newspaper from front to back, I ended with more than a little tinge of sadness. Not one mention of one of the most important days in our nation's history. I wonder how the dwindling number of survivors and the relatives of those who did not survive but gave their lives in the fight for our freedom felt. Remembering Aug. 15, 1945, and the end of World War II. Tom Woodruff Oreland, Pa. After reading Jason Nark's article on Stacy Litz, I'm confused. Why is her stupidity worth two whole pages?
August 23, 2013 |
A YOUNG WOMAN curled up into a ball Wednesday morning on a weather-beaten North Philadelphia porch, nestled against an old wicker chair. She mouthed a few words into a cordless phone, her voice barely above a whisper. Her head dipped to her chest, and she sobbed. Aaron McDaniels' luck had finally run out. The 19-year-old was fatally shot by a police officer after he allegedly pointed a loaded 9 mm semiautomatic handgun at the cop during a dramatic encounter Tuesday night on Glenwood Avenue near 22nd Street.
August 20, 2013
WOW, YOU hypocrites at the Daily News really know how to exploit tragedy to sell papers! Officer Davies is shot and suddenly you guys are on his side? Standard operating procedure at the Daily News is to paint the Philadelphia Police Department as corrupt, abusive and racist. Your staff routinely denigrates the brave men and women who protect us, and by doing so, makes their already difficult job that much harder. As for the alleged shooter in this incident, Eric Torres; isn't he the same kind of career drug dealer that the Daily News has won awards for freeing?
August 16, 2013
THERE are many ways that the U.S. government can save money, and one of them is to cease the disposing of medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes and other equipment that could be recycled to nursing homes and other such facilities. The V.A. Hospital at 38th and Powelton disposes them in Dumpsters, and that is a disgrace. If any employee attempts to salvage any of this equipment, they will be fired and at times prosecuted. I feel this is a disgrace, and something should be done to alleviate this practice.
August 2, 2013 |
MAYOR NUTTER was away for the bulk of July - vacationing with family, he said at a recent news conference - but where he went remains hush-hush. During his more than two-week break from city government, some City Council members, who were continuing a probe into June's deadly Center City building collapse, wondered aloud where he was. The Daily News posed the question to Nutter's spokesman Mark McDonald on July 19 and was told he was with...