September 23, 2016 |
If you've been to Hungry Pigeon lately, you may have seen farmers delivering crates of corn, peaches, and tomatoes to chefs Scott Schroeder and Pat O'Malley. It's been happening several times a day in their Queen Village restaurant and cafe. Their menu leans hard on pristine produce, with many vegan and vegetable-heavy dishes, and the harvest is in overdrive now. But the chefs recently decided to start buying a lot more vegetables than they need for any given week. And in between the boxes of fresh-picked produce, you might also see them hauling in Ball canning jars in bulk.
September 23, 2016 |
THE EAGLES worked a lot on their three-tight end package in the preseason, but so far, they haven't had three healthy tight ends. This hasn't kept them from using the package. Doug Pederson has gone three-TE a number of times through the first two games, mostly with tackle Matt Tobin announced as eligible, as he was 16 times Monday night in Chicago, but also with guard-center Stefen Wisniewski for a dozen plays against the Bears. So far, Pederson and offensive coordinator Frank Reich have just used Tobin and Wisniewski as extra muscle on the line, but the season is young; we might see Tobin go deep down the middle one of these weeks, who knows?
September 22, 2016 |
NEWARK, N.J. - For most of Gov. Christie's tenure, Mayor Mark Sokolich of Fort Lee had a friendly and cooperative relationship with the governor's office and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Sokolich told jurors Tuesday at the George Washington Bridge lane-closure trial that he had been invited to sit in the governor's box at Giants games, to lunch with a couple of other mayors and Christie at the governor's mansion in Princeton, and to attend Christie's budget addresses at the Statehouse.
September 21, 2016 |
OK, screaming tween girls, you're back in the game. Well, not really. But Justin Bieber is single again, having broken it off with Sofia Richie after six weeks. "They're broken up for now," an unnamed source told People magazine. "We have a special relationship," Sofia, 18, recently told Billboard. "Justin is very easy to talk to, and that's hard to find with people in Los Angeles. " The population of Los Angeles is close to 4 million. Try harder, Sofia. Beautiful people alert!
September 19, 2016 |
Early last November, Zach Roberts sat on the sideline at Council Rock North as his West Chester Henderson soccer team faced off against Central Bucks East in the District 1 Class 3A semifinals. All he could do was watch; he was out with a concussion. So he looked on as Frank DeRosa scored the goal, the one that got the Warriors thinking a trip to the championship would be theirs. From his spot on the field, Max Zandi saw it too, and remembers how it felt. He also remembered how it felt as the game slipped away.
September 17, 2016
ISSUE | GUN VIOLENCE Lawmakers must stop the shootings We in the Philadelphia area do not need to wait for terrorists to infiltrate our city. We are managing, with guns, to kill each other ("9 shot on a deadly Tuesday in Phila.," Thursday). When a 2-year-old can pick up a loaded gun and shoot himself in a Bucks County home ("Police: Toddler shoots self with gun, dies," Tuesday), and a pregnant woman can be critically wounded on a Kensington street in broad daylight ("Pregnant woman, 2 others shot," Wednesday)
September 16, 2016
Before the end of the summer vegetable harvest, it's time to stock up on favorites like zucchini, tomatoes, and corn. Especially corn. Here, corn finds its perfect companion with juicy shrimp. Most dishes featuring these ingredients highlight the harmony among them, like these corn and shrimp pancakes. Corn and Shrimp Silver-Dollar Pancakes with Avocado Crema Makes 16 pancakes 1 cup flour 1/3 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 extra-large egg, beaten 1 cup corn kernels 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced 1 pound raw shrimp shelled, deveined, diced, patted dry 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon sesame oil Vegetable oil Avocado cream (see note)
September 14, 2016 |
The dreaded - but not so unexpected - news for 370 Progresso plant workers in Vineland arrived in a statement from General Mills Inc. on Monday. "General Mills has reached a final decision to close its manufacturing facility in Vineland, New Jersey," the statement said. The company said the facility will close by the first quarter of General Mills' fiscal year 2018. That fiscal quarter coincides with the end of summer 2017. A previous company announcement left open the possibility that closure was a "tentative" option.
September 12, 2016 |
Both his parents had died, and once Ken Butler turned 18, he officially "aged out" of foster care. That meant the checks stopped coming to his foster parents. He was given a garbage bag for his belongings and put out on the street. "I was homeless, sleeping in SEPTA shelters, until I started working at three jobs and got an apartment," Butler recalls. Other kids had parents they could ask for help. But, he says: "I had to do it all on my own, which is impossible. Everybody needs somebody.
September 11, 2016 |
A man and woman were wounded when the man exchanged gunfire with police responding to a domestic incident Friday in West Philadelphia, police said. About 4:20 p.m., police were called to a residence on the 200 block of South Millick Street and were invited in by a woman, said Lt. John Stanford. As the officers entered the doorway, a man in the kitchen began shooting at them, Stanford said. The officers retreated outside, took cover behind a vehicle and returned fire. The officers then called for back up. At some point, the woman emerged from the residence with a bullet wound to her right arm, Stanford said.