June 30, 2016 |
Cheryl Bembery Darden, 69, a former social worker in the Philadelphia court system who devoted her career to helping children, died Thursday, June 9, in her home in Altadena, Calif., from complications of multiple myeloma, according to her family. A Philadelphia native, Ms. Bembery Darden spent her early career with the Common Plea Court Counseling and Referral Unit, working with children. She worked under Grace Nash, who had helped her and her sister find homes as teenagers after their grandmother could no longer care for them, said her sister, Sharon Bembery.
April 20, 2014 |
John Paige Darden, 81, of West Mount Airy, a former math and science teacher and deacon, died Tuesday, April 15, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from multiple organ failure. Born in Atlantic City, Mr. Darden graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1950. In 1961, he earned his bachelor's degree from Wilberforce University in Ohio, where he pledged Alpha Phi Alpha. He earned his master's degree in education from Temple University in 1971. Mr. Darden served four years in the Air Force, beginning in 1952, during the Korean War. He was discharged as an airman first class.
November 5, 2013 |
Mike Ockimey ripped off his helmet as he raced from the corner of the end zone to the Bonner-Prendergast student section. He waved his hands above his head, urging the fans to believe, no matter what the scoreboard said, that this wasn't done yet. By the time Ockimey's interception sealed Bonner-Prendergast's improbable 41-38 victory at Cardinal O'Hara in the Catholic League Class AAA semifinals Sunday, the fans did not needed any prodding to leave...
November 26, 2004 |
When Thomas Darden and his Cherokee Investment Partners began scouting Camden for redevelopment projects, a landfill skirting the Delaware River caught their eye. Where others see man-made mountains of dirty diapers, frayed newspapers and construction debris, Darden and his firm see potential profit. In Camden, Cherokee has been chosen as developer of the $1.2 billion Cramer Hill project, a mix of 6,000 homes, 500,000 square feet of retail space, a marina and a golf course, which will be built on the 90-acre landfill.
August 20, 2004 |
Here are a few things being said about Norristown Council President Tony Darden: He is not following the rules of Norristown's new Home Rule Charter. He should resign because he really does not live in Norristown. The managers he helped pick to run the municipality of 31,200 residents were not been properly vetted before being hired. And that information is coming from Darden's political allies. The charter that voters passed in April gives Darden, a Democrat, the most powerful job in Norristown, at least on paper.
September 25, 1997 |
Christopher Darden finally got his Marcia. No, the famed O.J. Simpson prosecutor didn't marry Marcia Clark, the former legal eagle partner he was romantically linked to during the "Trial of the Century. " The new Mrs. Christopher Darden is Marcia Carter, an executive with Rysher Entertainment. She hails from Vienna, Va., where the pair got hitched in an Aug. 31 ceremony. No immediate word on the who's who list at the wedding. Darden spokeswoman Claudio De Llano said yesterday the union was the first marriage for both.
August 22, 1997 |
Byko's birthday book FRIDAY: Former Eagles owner Norman Braman stays low at 65; Valley Forge Military Academy graduate Norman Schwarzkopf books 63; Pennsylvania Ballet co-dancer Edward Cieslak pirouettes 23. SATURDAY: Pennsylvania Ballet co-dancer Cara Oculato toes 23. A DNA test has indicated with 99.76 certainty that a 3-month-old Los Angeles girl named Tiffany is Christopher Darden's, and that's fine by him. The former O.J. Simpson prosecutor...
May 7, 1997 |
Marcia Clark reveals in her book out Friday that she was raped at 17; she calls O.J. Simpson an "unregenerate low-life scum," Johnnie Cochran "a hypocritical, two-faced bastard," Robert Shapiro a "lightweight," and Lance Ito a "dunderhead"; and she never comes clean about her relationship with Chris Darden. In Without a Doubt, Clark says of talk of an affair between the two prosecutors: "The question is irrelevant. . . . Darden and I were closer than lovers, and unless you've been through what we've been through, you can't possibility know what that means.
March 26, 1997 |
Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham's been in the batter's box enough that she should to know when to let a pitch go by. Swing from the heels at every offering, and you might strike out. It's a lesson she should have applied when City Councilman Michael Nutter caught her off balance with a curve ball by asking her at a recent hearing why her office "ranks last" behind the Public Defender's Office and the City Solicitor's Office in...
March 24, 1997 |
Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham was being grilled about her budget at a recent City Council hearing when her minority-hiring record suddenly came under attack. Councilman Michael Nutter, who has clashed with the D.A. over the issue of racial bias in the justice system, asked Abraham why her office "ranks last" - behind the Philadelphia public defender and the City Solicitor's Office - in the percentage of minority lawyers. After pointing out that half the 40 lawyers she has hired since 1995 are minorities, Abraham said her efforts to further diversify the ranks of prosecutors have been hampered by what she called the "Darden Dilemma.