September 14, 2016
The Philadelphia Education Fund has received a $3 million federal grant to help prepare students at five city high schools for college. The money awarded to the fund's College Access Program will be used over the five years to create college-going cultures at the schools and to help 1,200 students apply for college, obtain financial aid and attend college after they complete high school. The five high schools that will share in the grant are Kensington CAPA, Olney Charter, John Bartram, Robeson and Roxborough.
September 1, 2016 |
When you're an ambient contortionist, all the world's a stage, including a small parking barrier on the terrace of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. On Tuesday morning, Luna Deasy, a student at Philadelphia's School of Circus Arts in Germantown, used one hand to balance herself atop the barrier as if she were weightless and then froze under the sun, her body as still as the Prometheus Strangling the Vulture sculpture on the museum steps a few feet...
July 22, 2016 |
About three weeks ago, William H. Anton Sr. dropped off his wife, Mary, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and watched her approach an entrance. After he had parked his car, he returned to find her in the lobby. But before going to her appointment, their son Joseph said, she asked her husband to get her a pretzel and a Mountain Dew. Why that brand of soda, which she didn't drink? "It was for somebody outside," her son said, "who was homeless and asked her. " "This," he said, "was a shining example of how she lived her life.
June 30, 2016 |
WHEN ELIZABETH Warren and Hillary Clinton campaigned together in Cincinnati this week, they raised clasped hands, looking very much like a two-gal ticket. Lots of newsies went gaga. NBC's Luke Russert tweeted that if you believe you win with your base turning out, "there really is no other option ... than Warren as VP. " The Boston Globe's Amanda Katz tweeted, "Want to watch a female Baby Boomer get visibly excited to canvas? Say these words: 'Clinton-Warren 2016.' " And Peter Hamby, formerly of CNN and now head of Snapchat's news section, offered, "I'll say it again: Picking anyone other than Warren for VP makes no sense.
June 17, 2016 |
DEAR ED, Thank you for your kind words about me in your recent "open letter" in the Daily News. I have long enjoyed our good working relationship, and look forward to continuing it. In this time of extreme partisanship, it is very valuable for our state and our country to have mutual respect across the aisle, as you and I have shown is possible. On the critical issue of stopping gun violence, we share much common ground. As you noted, in 2013, I was proud to cross the aisle and join Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, to support an expansion of background checks to prevent more people with criminal histories and dangerous mental illnesses from obtaining guns.
June 14, 2016 |
John Pierce, 74, of Philadelphia, a retired elementary school physical education teacher, died Thursday, May 26, of cancer at a hospice in Christiana, Del. Known to family as "Johnny," Mr. Pierce was a native of Chester, Md., on Kent Island, the largest island in the Chesapeake Bay. He was the sixth of eight children born to Lina Pauls and Percy Pierce Sr. Mr. Pierce graduated from Kennard High School in Centreville, Md., in 1959, and earned...
May 27, 2016
Makes 6 to 8 servings 8 sheets phyllo dough, thawed if frozen 1/2 cup butter, melted 8 to 10 ounces fresh goat cheese or sheep milk feta Fresh ground black pepper 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 to 2 fresh garlic stalks, well cleaned, thinly sliced (Garlic scapes work well or sub 3 cloves garlic, peeled, sliced thin 4 to 6 cups cleaned, stemmed, greens such as spinach, kale, mustard, arugula, or broccoli rabe ...
May 17, 2016
The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation , a nonprofit that uses hockey to help teach inner-city boys and girls how to succeed in the game of life, has named Paul Holmgren, president of the Philadelphia Flyers, and Paul Troy , a partner at the law firm of Kane, Pugh, Knoell, Troy & Kramer L.L.P., to its board. Timothy J. Abell , president of Firstrust Bank , Conshohocken, has joined its board of directors. In 2007, Abell became the first nonfamily member named president of the bank.
May 11, 2016 |
On Wednesday, ABC sitcom The Goldbergs will pay special tribute to Ed Snider, the Flyers cofounder who passed away last month at the age of 83. The Flyers provided The Goldbergs with rare footage of Snider that will air at the end of Wednesday's episode. "If you love the Flyers, Ed Snider is the Flyers. He's the organization," The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg said on the phone from Los Angeles. The Flyers and the culture of hockey in Philadelphia are intrinsically woven into the fabric of The Goldbergs , a 1980s-set comedy about a Jenkintown family seen through the eyes of the youngest son. He has a penchant for filmmaking, much like Goldberg, who based the show on his own life.