April 29, 2015 |
"I have just one ground rule when I visit book clubs," novelist Nomi Eve said. "My standard phrase is, 'I have a thick skin, but it's not that thick, so please be nice to me.' " It's just as well that Eve's fans take her words to heart. Over the last six months, the lifelong Elkins Park resident has visited 90 book clubs to discuss her latest novel, Henna House . "I go into so many people's living rooms, and if they beat up on me, I'll come home every night crying," said Eve, who turned 47 last month.
April 23, 2014 |
When his children came to him with a question - a problem at school, a fight with a friend - Rabbi Aaron Landes always responded the same way. "Let's analyze this," he'd say. It was an approach that the longtime senior rabbi at Elkins Park's Beth Sholom Congregation - and a chaplain in the Navy Reserve - applied to most challenges in his life. In 1979, during a stint at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, an official asked Rabbi Landes why more Jewish students hadn't enlisted.
January 18, 2014 |
ELKINS PARK The Creekside Co-Op in Elkins Park has eliminated employee health insurance and outsourced its payroll, sparking some consternation among employees of the struggling community-owned grocery. Some employees said morale dropped in mid-December when they were told they would have to find their own health insurance, and were ordered to fill out "new hire" paperwork that included a detailed medical history and waivers for random drug tests. Jeff Rotter, president of the co-op board, said the moves were necessary because, a year after opening, the store still isn't profitable, and costs for worker compensation and employee health insurance were going to rise significantly.
December 7, 2013 |
CHELTENHAM An Elkins Park woman waived her preliminary hearing in a district court Thursday on charges that she killed her husband by stabbing him in the heart. The case moves to Montgomery County Court. Ny Baker, 52, faces first-degree murder and other charges associated with the death of Darryl Baker, 48. An autopsy ruled the death a homicide. On Nov. 21 at 11:35 p.m., the county Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call from Ny Baker reporting that her husband had been stabbed in their Overhill Road home, according to a court document.
October 11, 2013 |
Two veteran caterers, tired of turning out food for 200-plus crowds over their 40-year careers, are downsizing considerably with the cozy-chic Park Plates , which opens Tuesday across from CreekSide Co-Op (7852 Montgomery Ave., Elkins Park, 215-782-3663, www.parkplatesrestaurant.com ). Culinary Institute of America grads Locke Johnston and Owen Lee will share cooking, though Johnston plans to be more customer-facing at their Mediterranean/Middle Eastern-leaning BYOB. (Lee had left catering 13 years ago to open Cibucan in Center City.)
July 13, 2013 |
Lynn Rosen is proud to call herself a "literary snob" - but not in a bad way. She just loves well-written, finely crafted books, the ones that change the way you think. And more than anything, Rosen loves showing local residents the way to those books. For more than a decade, the editor, teacher, bookseller, former agent, and all-around lover of the printed page has dedicated herself to building the literary community in Philadelphia and beyond, and to keeping people reading and talking about books.
April 4, 2013
Two suspects escaped with money and cigarettes after robbing an Elkins Park Rite Aid store at 1401 W. Cheltenham Ave. at gunpoint early Tuesday morning. The robbery was caught on a surveillance camera. It pictures two men walking into the store and one of them at a counter, pointing a handgun. Police say the pair entered the store together. One man picked up a cold medicine and, after paying for it at a cash register, threatened employees with a semiautomatic handgun and demanded money from the cash register and cigarettes, police said.
April 3, 2013
Two suspects escaped with money and cigarettes after robbing an Elkins Park Rite Aid store at 1401 West Cheltenham Avenue at gunpoint early Tuesday morning. The robbery was caught on a surveillance camera. It pictures two men walking in the store and one of them at a counter, pointing a handgun. Police say the pair entered the store together. One man picked up a cold medicine and, after paying for it at a cash register, threatened employees with a black, semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from the cash register and cigarettes, police said.
February 14, 2013 |
Hello there It was the late 1930s when Ralph's family moved to Germantown from New Rochelle, N.Y. His sister Shirley knew no one here, so Ralph, then 17, escorted her to the confirmation dance at Congregation Rodeph Shalom. A Rodeph Shalom classmate came dancing by. "Suzanne was the best dancer on the floor - a marvelous dancer," Ralph remembered. He tapped her date on the shoulder and cut in. "He introduced me to his sister," said Suzanne, who was then 16. "He said, 'She's my date tonight.
January 29, 2013 |
A South Philadelphia doctor, convicted on 18 of 19 counts relating to running a "pill mill" at his office at 7th and Morris Streets, was sentenced today to seven years in federal prison. Richard Minicozzi, 79, who lives in Elkins Park, sold prescriptions for oxycodone and distributed Vicodin and Xanax for cash to "patients" who had no legitimate need for the drugs, prosecutors said. Minicozzi's attorney, Jeff Miller, told the Inquirer that his client suffers from dementia and that wholesalers who sold him the drugs are guilty of profiting from the unusually high volumes Minicozzi ordered.