April 7, 2011 |
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal on Wednesday became the third debt-stressed European country to need a bailout when its prime minister announced that the country would request international assistance to ease its rapidly worsening financial crisis. "I want to inform the Portuguese that the government decided today to ask . . . for financial help to ensure financing for our country, for our financial system, and for our economy," Prime Minister Jose Socrates said in a televised evening address.
October 8, 2012
More than a third of the 100 or so families displaced by a fast-moving four-alarm fire in a Cheltenham condo complex Friday night have found shelter and financial assistance through the Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania, a spokesman for the disaster agency said Sunday evening. All those seeking Red Cross assistance after fire ravaged the 1600 Church Road Condmominiums in Montgomery County have been placed, the spokesman said - 37 families and 47 individuals. Others left homeless by the blaze received help on their own, said Dave Schrader, the Red Cross spokesman.
October 8, 2012
More than a third of the 100 or so families displaced by a fast-moving four-alarm fire in a Cheltenham condominium complex Friday night have found shelter and financial assistance through the Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania, a spokesman for the disaster agency said Sunday evening. All those seeking Red Cross assistance after fire ravaged the 1600 Church Road Condmominiums in Montgomery County have been placed, the spokesman said - 37 families and 47 individuals. Others left homeless by the blaze received help on their own, said Dave Schrader, the Red Cross spokesman.
November 27, 2012 |
A Jersey Shore resident who was living in a Maple Shade hotel after being displaced by Sandy was killed in a traffic accident over the weekend. Thomas Lewis, 36, of Seaside Heights, who was staying at Crossland Economy Studios off Route 73, was struck by two cars shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday as he crossed Route 73 near Route 38. Lewis was walking with his girlfriend when he was hit, said Lt. Jeffrey Hoch of Maple Shade police. Lewis, who died at the scene, had moved into the hotel two weeks ago with financial assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a fellow resident said Monday.
April 30, 2011 |
Joseph J. Maksin, who built a successful insurance company in South Jersey, always remembered where he came from. Maksin, who died in December at 82, grew up in Philadelphia's Fairmount section during World War II. He walked to Roman Catholic High School at Broad and Vine Streets to gain the education that would serve him as he achieved career success. On Friday, in front of dozens of students in the school's library, Maksin's son, Joseph Jr., and school officials announced that the late businessman, who graduated from Roman in 1946, bequeathed to the school $500,000, the second-largest gift in its 121-year history.
June 11, 2012 |
Robert D'Amicodatri had two strokes, complicated by seizures, and rang up $374,741 in charges at Crozer-Chester Medical Center early in 2009. Three years later, in February, the Delaware County hospital sued him for $241,321, the balance after an insurance policy paid $20,998 and the hospital reduced his bill by $112,422 for a reason it has declined to explain. Crozer acknowledged that D'Amicodatri, who lives in Upper Chichester, can't pay. D'Amicodatri, 67, was earning about $800 a week as a courier before the strokes.
October 1, 2012 |
India is a warm and loving 14-year-old who loves to socialize and be with groups of people. When she smiles, the whole room brightens. She loves attention and smiles and giggles when you talk to her. India especially enjoys talking on the phone, getting manicures and pedicures, and creating artwork. She is very artistic. Fashion conscious, she delights in being complimented on her outfits and fingernails. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy, she relies on wheelchairs to get around. Enrolled in the seventh grade, India does well in school.
July 24, 2011
The Magdalen Society of Philadelphia, founded in 1800 to rescue and reform "fallen women," was the first organization of its kind in the United States. The stated purpose of the society, under the leadership of Episcopal Bishop William White, Quaker philanthropist George Williams, and a number of other clergymen and concerned citizens, was "restoring to the paths of virtue those unhappy females who in unguarded hours have been robbed of their innocence. " At the Magdalen Home on the corner of Race and Schuylkill Second (now 21st)
July 8, 2014 |
Dancing to hip-hop music, playing competitive sports (especially basketball), hanging out with friends - these are some of 17-year-old Jasmine's favorite ways to have fun. She also recently discovered the joys of cooking and has grown passionate about that, too. She delights in preparing a variety of meals, all of them, reportedly, delicious. Jasmine likes school, and earns mostly A's and B's. While she enjoys all her classes, gym tops her preference list. She's also a member of the basketball team.
July 15, 2014 |
Kiya is a sweet, humor-filled 11-year-old who loves animals, and whose favorite class in school is Pet Care (with gymnastics a close second). She delights in helping train dogs, and giving them treats when they obey. For the long term, Kiya dreams of a career as a veterinarian. In the more immediate future, though, she would like to learn more about the field by visiting an animal shelter. A fifth grader, Kiya does well in school, and her grades are continually improving. She looks forward to taking part in the school play each year.