May 21, 2010 |
Pat Hickey, a writer for the Montreal Gazette whose car was vandalized at the Wachovia Center during a Flyers-Canadiens playoff game Sunday, thought he found the person who had done the damage and stolen his Quebec license plate. However, the person who initially was thought to be the culprit said it's merely a case of an unfortunate choice of a photo on his Facebook page. Hickey said Thursday that he discovered a Facebook page on which his Quebec license plate was displayed. Though Hickey did not identify the Facebook page owner, a Flyers team source said it belonged to a Dan Flannery.
April 28, 2011 |
A missing South Philadelphia girl is home again. Late Tuesday, Jasmine Carrero, 13, somehow left her home on the 2400 block of S. Lawrence Street, near Mifflin Square. Because of several mental health conditions, she might have wandered off sleepwalking and gotten lost, the family told police. Details of her return were unavailable late this morning. Expressions of happiness and relief have been flooding a Facebook page set up to help find her: www.facebook.com/pages/Help-FIND-Jasmine-Carrero/211290988889347 . Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
March 1, 2013 |
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, which criticized electric utilities for insufficient social media outreach during several 2011 tropical storms, has finally joined the Twittersphere itself. The PUC on Thursday launched a Twitter page - @PA_PUC - as well as a Facebook page for PAPowerswitch.com, its website that assists customers shopping for competitive electrical suppliers. "We think this is an ideal time to ramp up our communications efforts, and the use of Facebook and Twitter is bringing us into the 21st century," PUC Chairman Robert F. Powelson said in a video news release.
September 1, 2011
Help the Daily News in our Pick It Up! campaign by shaming the pigs in your neighborhood into picking up after their filthy selves. Send us pictures of the most-littered places in your neighborhood, and we'll publish them in our upcoming Pig of the Week feature. Go to our new Pick It Up! Facebook page at www.philly.com/pickitup and post your picture with the address and some info about what we're looking at. Or email it to email@example.com .
August 16, 2011 |
Peggy Weber Bradford stays slim with the aid of a support group the size of cyberspace. Her "Steps to Good Health" Facebook page is the heart of a growing online community of nearly 1,500 people. Its members help each other lose weight via Bradford's 10,000-steps-a-day walking (or vacuuming, or lawn-mowing) system, which she's more than happy to share. Free. "A lot of people are scared to go to a gym," says Bradford, whose mega-chunky "before" photo provides an astonishing contrast to the lanky, athletic woman who stands before me, 73 pounds lighter.
December 17, 2012 |
A tattoo inspired by a medical image of Anomie Fatale's brain unfurls across her porcelain shoulder. "A friend of mine saw my MRI and said, 'It looks like a sea horse,' " Fatale, 24, explains. "So I took it to my tattoo artist and said: 'Trace it. . . . Put it on me.' " The Bellmawr resident writes edgy, melodic rock songs with titles like "Palinopsia," the name for an optical disturbance that's among the debilitating symptoms of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. About four years ago, Fatale was diagnosed with the connective-tissue disease, which creates havoc in the joints, spine, and elsewhere.
November 21, 2014
I KNOW THE NUNS who had custody of my conscience for 12 long years will be hanging their heads about this, but I've come to the conclusion that you can actually be too compassionate. While it's always good to reach out to those suffering, there are times when you have to say, "Sorry, but you waited too long. I can't help you now. " That's how I feel about the women who are coming out and accusing Bill Cosby of raping them decades ago. I know that most of the ladies are doing it to make themselves feel better and neutralize the shame they say he caused them to carry through their teen years and into adulthood, but the regurgitated revelations have been picked up by people who advocate abolishing statutes of limitations.
August 4, 2011 |
A YOUNG WOMAN who was shot to death in Juniata Park early Tuesday was from Delaware County, police said yesterday. Jocelyn Deaver, 21, of Aston, was found with a single gunshot wound to the head on H Street near Luzerne about 4 a.m., police said. Authorities know of no suspects or motives in the slaying. Deaver pleaded guilty in June to trespassing, and a bench warrant was issued for her last month after she failed to show up for her trial in Philadelphia on prostitution charges, according to court records.
May 31, 2014 |
A city election official who was previously fined by Philadelphia's Board of Ethics for using her office computer to engage in political activity is in hot water again with the same board - and has had her computer confiscated. Tracey Gordon, who has been a deputy to City Commissioner Stephanie Singer, has been placed on unpaid administrative leave. According to an e-mail sent Thursday to the three commissioners by Chief Deputy Commissioner Don Garecht, Gordon was suspended without pay for 90 days pending an investigation by the Ethics Board.
July 12, 2012 |
K ARMA'S A BITCH. The man who police say twice pulled a crossbow during a road-rage incident in Mayfair on Tuesday night described himself on his Facebook page as a Buddhist who "holds tolerance in great importance. " The ill-tempered archery enthusiast was Kenneth Butterworth, 44, of Friendship Street near Crispin, police said Wednesday. Butterworth allegedly threw tolerance out the window when he got behind the wheel Tuesday evening. Shortly before 6:30 p.m., a motorist who was traveling west on Harbison Avenue allegedly saw Butterworth weaving in and out of traffic in his gold Dodge Stratus.