May 28, 2016
More than a dozen Bucks County middle school students were sent to area hospitals Thursday after suffering apparent heat-related dehydration. The students, sixth-graders at William Penn Middle School in Yardley, had attended an end-of-the-year field trip to a Trenton Thunder baseball game. Temperatures were in the high 80s. When they returned to the school, around 1 p.m., "a number of students exhibited symptoms of heat-related illness," the Pennsbury School District said on its website.
May 1, 2016
On April 16, the Philadelphia Museum of Art hosted Art After Dark. This year's theme was "Pop Goes the Sixties," which included British decor, food, and music. Guests were greeted with 1960s Mini Cooper cars and royally dressed queen's guardsmen as they entered. In Lenfest Hall, more than 300 attendees enjoyed cocktails, fresh oysters prepared by Oyster XO, and a Pennsylvania Ballet II dance performance of the '60s-inspired "She Loves Me. " In the Great Stair Hall, guests enjoyed settings and food from four of London's neighborhoods: Piccadilly, Big Ben, Brick Lane, and Buckingham Palace.
February 16, 2016 |
A new racial gap has emerged on college campuses: Too few African American students are enrolling in majors that lead to high-paying jobs. Instead of pursuing science, business, and engineering, the students are studying education and social work, according to a recent analysis of data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau. College administrators and students in interviews recognized the divide and its implications for socio-economic mobility and pay equity. "While they're in the right church, they're kind of in the wrong pews," said Anthony P. Carnevale, the director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce and lead author on the report, "African Americans: College Majors and Earnings," which was released last week.
December 5, 2015 |
Question: I got divorced and had to start working full time after five years of working part time or staying home with my son. I am having a really hard time coping. I miss having time to play with my son, I miss having a clean house, I miss having more time with my pets. I am overwhelmed and have so much less time for the things that matter to me. Logically, I know I have to work full time. I am my family's sole support now. But I hate it. I cry when I think of the field trips I won't be able to volunteer on, the sports games and practices I will have to miss, and all the other things most working moms don't have time for. I wanted to be my son's primary caregiver, and now I will never have that.
March 19, 2015 |
John Sims, James Kawano and Carmen Coll gather around the Direct Energy ad at the Narberth SEPTA station. "Fixed rate? Hmmm. Sounds great," Coll, who lives in New York City, reads aloud, cheerfully stretching out the "e" in great with that je ne sais quoi lilt only a Frenchwoman can carry off. "Sign me up!" A few minutes earlier, Sims of Claymont, Del., spoke the same copy in a resonating voice of authority. When Kawano, of Narberth, gave it a go, he sounded like that nice, helpful guy next door.
October 28, 2014 |
Like most people with big weekend plans, David La Puma was watching the weather forecast. It looked perfect: a cold front, followed by northwest winds. Perfect for the birds, that is, and the humans who watch them. Both flocked to Cape May for New Jersey Audubon's fall festival, an annual event that began 68 years ago amid post-World War II ebullience, and that contributes a bundle to the local economy. This year's outing began Friday and ended Sunday. Several thousand birders - often with binoculars plastered firmly to their faces - attended the three-day event, which included field trips, lectures, demonstrations, and an exhibit hall full of the best binoculars and scopes money can buy. On what had to be some of the most glorious days of the fall, people scoped southbound seabirds that soared over the ocean off Avalon Point, where counters log nearly a million birds every fall.
May 14, 2013 |
The Rev. Myrtle Daniels stepped up to the altar and switched on a reading light. Lucile Stewart-Mitchell took her seat at the piano, pressing open a hymn book. Karyn Fisher turned down music playing on an iPad. "We've had a busy week," Daniels announced, facing a dozen congregants gathered Sunday morning at Mount Zion A.M.E. in Woolwich Township. A week earlier, someone had rearranged the letters on the sign outside the tiny church, defacing it with a racist - and misspelled - message: No Nigers Welcome.
April 14, 2013 |
The girls on the crowded stage at the Boys & Girls Club of Camden County looked tense and frustrated as they tried to replicate the complicated dance moves members of the Camden Sophisticated Sisters drill team were demonstrating. About a hundred girls aged 3 to 18 had come Saturday to audition for the team, which has been featured on CNN and NBC as a bright spot in a troubled city. Tawanda "Wa-Wa" Jones, who founded the team 26 years ago, hadn't let the prospective members in on a little secret: Almost all of them would get in. "This is not about the trophies...," Jones said as she supervised from below the stage.
December 24, 2012 |
CAPE MAY - The New Jersey Audubon Society, which for 115 years has exhorted nature-seekers to interact with the physical world, is expanding its virtual horizons in a budgetary move officials say is born of Darwinian necessity. "To survive, we need to adapt," said Eric Stiles, president of the nonprofit nature and conservation group, which has no connection with the National Audubon Society. Effective Jan. 1, the organization will close two facilities - including the 135-acre Rancocas Nature Center in Mount Holly - and modify programming at nine others.
November 20, 2012 |
Frank Rubio led about two dozen students from Rowan University's Camden campus down to the waterfront's historic Victor building, converted a few years ago into trendy apartments. But the writing-arts professor wasn't trying to help anyone in his class find a one-bedroom unit with high ceilings and a romantic river view. He was trying to help them find something that, for most of them, was more elusive: The right words. In English. "Why did you choose dog?" asked Saudi Arabian-born Muath Rashed, 19, of Glassboro.