January 23, 2009
I BUY the DN for the sports, but it's getting harder to spend 75 cents and deal with the other parts. The biggest sign of racism is your editorial board having no problem ripping people trying to have fun (Mummers). America would be a better place if we can laugh at ourselves. John Zemek, Philadelphia
December 17, 2012
LAST WEEK, Philadelphia Style magazine celebrated its December/January issue, featuring actress and QVC makeup mogul Josie Maran on the cover, with a party at the new Hotel Monaco near Independence Mall. Partygoers were treated to cocktails from Don Q Rum, tasty hors d'oeuvres and a light dinner. Style was in the room, from the ladies in dazzling dresses and sparkling heels to suited-up gentlemen such as former Eagle Vince Papale and state Sen. Larry Farnese. The event was sponsored by Audi.
November 27, 2012
FOLLOWING the tenure of Schools Superintendent Arlene Ackerman, whose drama resembled an unfolding reality show somewhere between "Killer Karaoke" and "Survivor," the arrival of Dr. William Hite to run the district has been marked by a blessed lack of drama. So will a Daily News report on increases in salaries that went to a handful of administrators change that? Certainly, the timing is unfortunate: just two months after the School Reform Commission moved to borrow $300 million to cover a deficit, and five months after the district's blue-collar union offered over $20 million in concessions.
March 1, 2013
ONE OF THE JOYS, if not the reason, for going to the movies is popcorn, but a new movie may have you thinking twice about munching while watching. "A Place at the Table," which opens nationally Friday (see story and review on Pages 29 and 30) is a powerful look at a problem that should not exist in this country: hunger. The documentary is notable, and not just for the human stories it tells of working and unemployed families who struggle to get enough food to feed their families.
April 3, 2015
DAILY NEWS publisher H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest is being feted by Drexel University. Lenfest was named the Business Leader of the Year by Drexel's LeBow College of Business, according to a statement from the university. In announcing Lenfest's selection, LeBow dean Frank Linnehan praised the business owner's charitable contributions to organizations including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Curtis Institute of Music. "Generations of people from Philadelphia and beyond will experience the positive impact of Lenfest giving," Linnehan wrote.
November 19, 2012
THE PEOPLE PAPER is stepping up its coverage of the city's neighborhoods. Do you have a story idea or an issue in your neighborhood that needs to be fixed? Here are the folks to contact: West and Southwest Philly Andrew Eiser Email: email@example.com Phone: 215-854-2513 Twitter: @andrew_eiser North Philly Valerie Russ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 215-854-5987 Twitter: @ValerieRussDN Northeast Philly Dan Geringer Email: email@example.com Phone: 215-854-5961 Twitter: @DanGeringer Center City Dana DiFilippo Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 215-854-5934 Twitter: @DanaDiFilippo South Philly David Gambacorta Email: gambacd@ phillynews.com Phone: 215-854-5994 Twitter: @dgambacorta Northwest Philly Morgan Zalot Email: zalotm@ phillynews.com Phone: 215-854-5928 Twitter: @MorganZalot
October 17, 2011 |
After his photo was featured in today's "Week's Most Wanted," it didn't take long for fugitive Steven Savoy to get busted. A People's Paper reader tipped U.S. Marshals off to Savoy's whereabouts, U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Supervisor James Burke said. Authorities found him hiding under a sink in an apartment at 11th Street and Girard Avenue. Savoy, 26, was wanted for aggravated assault in connection with an April incident in which he allegedly hit his ex-girlfriend with a vehicle then stabbed her in the hand.
June 6, 2014 |
CURRENT AND former journalists will gather tomorrow at a memorial service for former Daily News columnist and senior editor Chuck Stone. Stone died April 6 at an assisted-living facility in North Carolina. He was 89. Stone, an outspoken writer who was so trusted that more than 70 suspects surrendered to him first rather than the police, spent nearly two decades at the Daily News before leaving in 1991 to teach at the University of North Carolina. He was instrumental in the founding of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists and later served as founding president of the National Association of Black Journalists.
April 14, 2015 |
THE SERVICE began 20 minutes late because the line to pay respects to Stan Hochman's family was so long, stretching up an aisle between the rows of seats, out the door, around a corner and nearly out the entryway to the parking lot of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel at the corner of Old York Road and Meetinghouse Road in Elkins Park. From the first words until the last person left the synagogue, it was 86 minutes, one for each year of the Daily News legend's life. Born Oct. 15, 1928, lived for his family, his friends and his work, died April 9, 2015, remembered for his conscience, the non-profits he supported that profited so much from his involvement, his words, his voice, his perspective.
September 7, 2012 |
THE NEW MOVIE "The Words" was directed and written by a trio of childhood friends. One of the friends is named Bradley Cooper. Maybe you've heard of him. He's from Rydal. He was in a pair of little movies called "The Hangover" and "The Hangover Part II. " Also starred in a flick called "The A Team. " Last year, an obscure publication that calls itself People magazine dubbed him the "Sexiest Man Alive. " Ring a bell? Anything? "The Words' " writer-directors, Lee Sternthal and Brian Klugman, grew up in Dresher and Lower Moreland, respectively.