December 16, 2010 |
La Esperanza's vivid rose-and-blue exterior puts it on the map. And the inside story of this landmark Lindenwold restaurant is pretty colorful, too. "It's the essence of immigration," says manager Saul Cordova Jr., a 31-year-old Stratford resident. On any given day at La Esperanza (which loosely translates as "hope"), you'll find Saul; his sisters Maricela, Claudia, and Norma; their parents, Saul Sr. and Susana; and various other Cordovas, most of whom live in the cluster of towns around Lindenwold.
June 8, 2010
Girard Academic Music Program built leads of 1-0 and 3-2, but the end result wasn't too pretty yesterday in a PIAA Class A first-round playoff at Montgomery County Community College. The Pioneers wound up falling to Christopher Dock, 15-5, in six innings. Anthony DiVincenzo, who took the loss but also homered, and Dom Raia pitched three innings apiece for GAMP. Sal Giafaglione, Joe Coppola, Tyler Criniti and Jimmy Coin all doubled, while the first two managed two hits apiece. Great Valley 4, Bonner 1: In AAAA, at Richie Ashburn Field in South Philly, Matt Ruggieri's RBI single gave Bonner a 1-0 lead in the second inning.
May 26, 2010 |
Don't think for a minute, even a second, that Aaron Wilmer remotely gave thought to not playing baseball this spring for George Washington High. Wait, wasn't he a top-notch quarterback for the Eagles' Public League championship squad? Won't he participate in just one sport at Division II West Chester? "No way!" he darn near roared. "I'm going to be playing both sports. I love them both equally. Really, because of my dad [Tom, former Jules Mastbaum Tech third baseman], baseball was my first love.
May 25, 2010
It was championship day for Public League baseball Monday. In the Class AAA title game, Ryan Kubacki limited Philadelphia Electrical to one single and boosted Franklin Towne Charter to a 4-1 win. Kubacki struck out seven and walked two in a complete-game effort while Kevin Racek and Tim Hart combined for three RBIs. In the Class AA championship game, Esperanza got 10 strikeouts from Carlos Gil and beat visiting Swenson, 7-3. Luis Santos led the Scorpions' offense with three singles and two RBIs, while Felix Torraca and Franklin Mejia each added a pair of hits.
September 9, 2009 |
Unlike some parents who objected to President Obama giving a first-day-of-school talk with children about the importance of studying hard, parents of students at the Nueva Esperanza Academy charter school in Feltonville yesterday said they believed Michael Vick's message of admitting he was wrong and trying to make amends should be heard. After all, the meaning of Nueva Esperanza is "New Hope. " "I believe people deserve second chances," said Les Perez, the friend of a mother waiting for her ninth-grade daughter.
August 18, 1995 |
Neomi Figuero started to close her rowhouse door, but medical student Neil Meadows wasn't finished. "Neomi," he asked in his Alabama twang, "if you died right now, how sure are you that you'd go to heaven?" Figuero seemed startled. "No estoy seguro," she replied with a shrug. I'm not sure. Dressed in a white lab coat, Meadows, 26, had knocked on her door on a recent steamy afternoon and told her - truthfully - that he was helping the city Health Department locate preschoolers who needed vaccinations.
April 27, 1991 |
In a neighborhood where bright new things are rare, the red brick building at Second and York Streets gleamed clean and proud in the spring sunshine. Smelling inside of fresh paint, Casa Nueva Esperanza, a five-unit residence for elderly poor in the 200 block of York Street in North Philadelphia, was dedicated yesterday afternoon. The dedication of the building - whose name is Spanish for House of New Hope - marked the community development debut of the Hispanic Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity, a loosely structured group of up to 60 Protestant ministers who work in the area's Latino community and come together to confront a variety of issues.