October 15, 2012 |
Are you a registered voter still undecided about who to choose in the November presidential election? The People Paper is hosting a viewing event Tuesday in Center City as President Obama and Mitt Romney hold a town hall debate at Hofstra University. If you're interested in attending, email assistant city editor Josh Cornfield at email@example.com with your name, telephone number, age, party affiliation and where you live.
October 2, 2012
LAST YEAR, chef Jen Carroll appeared as one of the People Paper's "Sexy Singles. " Aside from a few "odd messages on Facebook," and "some people hanging around the bar" at the Ritz-Carlton, not much came of the exposure. "Honestly, I'm still single!" she said. And right now, she wouldn't have it any other way. "If I want to work 16 hours and not feel guilty about missing dinner, I can," she explained. But then again . . . "Unless somebody sweeps me off my feet and changes my mind tomorrow.
September 27, 2012 |
The company that owns The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com on Tuesday promoted Mike Lorenca to chief operating officer and general manager of newspaper operations, charging the No. 2 executive to run negotiations with unions whose contracts are days from expiring. In taking the lead role in concessionary talks with roughly 1,200 full-time and part-time truck drivers, machinists, press operators, and others - a priority, in Lorenca's words - the former human resources head will free up Interstate General Media publisher Bob Hall to focus on a turnaround strategy for the area's two largest daily newspapers and dominant regional website, Hall said.
September 6, 2012
ARE YOU a fantastic home cook, or do you know one? We think great dishes are being served in kitchens around the Delaware Valley. While we love our celebrity chefs, we want to celebrate the home cooks who serve a great meal without a prep person, dishwasher or exotically stocked walk-in refrigerator. Every month, "Top Cooks" will spotlight a home-cooking whiz and one of their recipes. Tell us about your Top Cook, their signature dish and how they work it in the kitchen. Featured cooks also will receive a cookbook or other prize for participating.
September 6, 2012 |
REMEMBER a year ago, when the Eagles' so-called Dream Team built up fans' expectations and then was so bad it needed to win its last four games just to finish 8-8? We do, too, but it doesn't stop us from offering you a whole new set of predictions for the Eagles' 2012 season. ED BARKOWITZ WORRIED about the quarterback. Nervous about the safeties. Really wish Jason Peters was playing. Scared of the kicker. Boy, this team seemed a lot better in June than in September. As for the season, the first step is getting to 4-2 at the bye week.
September 6, 2012
I REALLY wanted to fall for Fox's "The Mob Doctor. " It would have been so cool to splash that name over the cover of our fall TV preview. But as much as I love saying "The Mob Doctor" - try it, it's like "Snakes on a Plane" - I decided, as they say in Hollywood, to go in a different direction, with a big, splashy show set in the home of country music and starring a woman only recently freed from a house of horrors, and with four other shows...
August 29, 2012 |
THE back-to-school season has become so gadget-centric that it's now the second biggest selling season for electronics buying, after the year-end holidays. "Electronics actually make up most of the $80 billion back-to-school business," Consumer Electronics Association spokesman Jim Barry said recently. "And [it] is such a far cry from the pencils and notebooks we used to consider 'school supplies' back in my day. " Tops on any list for collegiates should be a "smartphone and a notebook computer," said this longtime industry tracker.
August 29, 2012 |
BACK IN THE '30s, the newspaper business was dominated by men, tough, cigar-chomping characters right out of "The Front Page," barking into telephones and bullying copy boys. In this rarefied atmosphere of masculinity, Dorothy May Love found her place as reporter, writer and editor, winning the respect of her colleagues and bosses, first with the Daily News and then with the Inquirer. Dorothy May Love Grover, as she became after marrying William O. Grover, a writer and editor for the Inquirer and Evening Bulletin, died Aug. 27 of congestive heart failure.
August 28, 2012 |
When a judge said Monday before sentencing a defendant who stabbed a man to death that the case was "a lot closer to self-defense" than murder, it was apparent Jonathan Lowe would not get the sentence prosecutors or the victim's family wanted. At a bench trial in May, Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner found Lowe guilty of voluntary manslaughter and a related offense in the death of Loren Manning Jr. in 2011. Lerner sentenced Lowe, 57, from 11 to 23 months in prison plus four years probation.
August 15, 2012 |
AMAR STANLEY made a living selling newspapers, including the Daily News , on the North Philadelphia street where he lived. But instead of selling papers today, he's inside their pages, for all the wrong reasons. Stanley, 63, was shot twice in the chest and once in his right hip in the second-floor apartment where he lived alone on Lehigh Avenue near 22nd Street about 4 a.m. Monday, police said. He was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital at 4:23 a.m. Police don't know who shot Stanley but they said the motive was robbery.