January 12, 2016
THE Daily News Pet of the Week is Nila, a 12-year-old domestic-shorthair cat at the Pennsylvania SPCA. Nila is a gray-and-black tiger-striped sweetheart, always open to a head or chin scratch. For information about Nila, call the PSPCA at 215-426-6300; stop by the shelter on Erie Avenue near B Street, North Philadelphia, or visit pspca.org.
January 9, 2016 |
For the first time, one editor will oversee The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com. Stan Wischnowski will take over as the company's executive editor, Terry Egger, publisher and CEO of Philadelphia Media Network, parent company of the three properties, announced Thursday. William K. Marimow, editor of The Inquirer; Michael Days, editor of the Daily News; and Eric Ulken, who oversees PMN's digital news operations, already were reporting to Wischnowski in his role as vice president of news operations.
January 6, 2016 |
WILLIE GIAMPALMI was a busy man, but he liked it that way. He worked for 40 years as a delivery truck driver for the Daily News, but at the same time, he was a doorman for a tavern in Milmont Park, Delaware County. And after he retired from the Daily News in the mid-'80s, he wasn't about to sit still. He went to work at the Clayton Park Golf Course for 30 more years, working in the clubhouse. And, oh, yes, he also volunteered as a delivery man for Meals on Wheels. William "Willie" Giampalmi, the son of Italian immigrants, an outstanding athlete in his youth, and a Navy veteran serving on Liberty Ships in World War II, died Sunday.
December 31, 2015 |
The Mummers Parade may be a Philly tradition that dates to 1901, but that doesn't mean you should expect the same old same old in 2016 — or any year. There's always something new, from the music to the routines and costumes. Last year, even the route was different, as the parade marched down (not up) Broad Street. That directional change continues this year. New for 2016 and stepping off in lead position at 9 a.m. New Year's Day is the Philadelphia Division, a response to criticism that the parade lacked diversity.
December 22, 2015
Don't you hate entering contests and never hearing who won? That doesn't happen with the Daily News ' annual My Favorite Things holiday gift giveaway. This year's winners include a 90-year-old grandmother who faithfully sent in her coupons each day; a school crossing guard who's coming to get her prizes after her shift ends; and another woman whose birthday happens to be today. These and seven other Daily News readers each get prize packages worth more than $2,700. Their prizes include: * a $100 gift card from Acme, * tickets to an upcoming Flyers game, * a $300 couples massage at the Rittenhouse Spa & Club, * a $150 gift certificate for dinner at Del Frisco's, * a gourmet food basket from Rastelli's Market Fresh, * an UGG throw from Bloomingdale's, * a $100 gift card to buy Opposuits at Macy's, * a $175 gift card to Ballard Designs at King of Prussia, * a $100 gift card to Century 21, * Dr.
December 16, 2015
Question: After everything, are the Eagles going to win the division? Les Bowen: Sure, why not? I have no idea. They have to beat the Redskins and Giants over the final two weeks to win the division, and I'm not sure how anyone who has really watched this team all season can be definitive about that, either way. But if I have to pick a side, I'll go with, "Sure, why not?" The Eagles just trudged past a Buffalo team that probably was as good as Washington or New York.
December 4, 2015 |
A FRANKFORD High School staffer is under investigation by the Philadelphia police and the school district for allegedly having a threesome with an underage student and another female, the Daily News has confirmed. School officials stress the allegations against Howard Griffith are unfounded so far, but he's no longer allowed at the school, district spokesman Fernando Gallard said. Frankford Principal Michael Calderone removed the conflict resolution specialist on Oct. 23, one day after the student gave a written statement to school police, he said.