January 14, 2016 |
WHAT MADE life interesting for Buzzy Hall was a date with a beautiful woman and chilling out in front of his flat-screen TV to watch sports. And, oh yes, he was passionate about his employment for over 40 years with the companies that owned the Daily News and Inquirer, rarely missing a day's work and rising to the position of mailroom supervisor. "He was a diligent, dedicated worker," his daughter Lisa Hall said. "He would very rarely miss a day from work. He was what one might call a workaholic.
January 13, 2016 |
WELL, SO MUCH for fishing trips and relaxing at the beach. Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams announced yesterday that former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey had been hired as a public safety consultant. Williams' spokeswoman, Alexandra Coppadge, said Ramsey's contract would last seven months and pay him up to $16,000 a month. Ramsey will meet regularly with Police Chief Bobby Cummings and work "hands-on with the Police Department on a weekly basis," Coppadge said.
January 13, 2016 |
A crowd of about 75 people turned out at the National Constitution Center this morning as the owner of The Inquirer and its sister publications signed a ceremonial document marking his donation of the news organizations to a new media institute. "What would the city be without the Inquirer and the Daily News?" asked H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, who until his gift was the sole owner of The Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com website. No TV, radio or internet portal can match the news agencies in-depth coverage, he said.
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.