June 23, 2011 |
George Zallie Sr., 84, of Voorhees, owner and founder of Zallie Supermarkets Inc. in South Jersey, died Saturday, June 18. Mr. Zallie's interests extended beyond retailing. A website for Jefferson Medical College states that the George Zallie and Family Laboratory for Cardiovascular Gene Therapy is "focused on making gene therapy for congestive heart failure a clinical reality. " A spokeswoman for Wakefern Food Corp., in Keasbey, N.J., stated in a news release that "in 1980, the Zallie family joined Wakefern Food Corp.," a retailer-owned cooperative whose members operate supermarkets under the ShopRite banner.
October 17, 2014
REMEMBER Kathy Sledge , the lead vocalist from the Philly-based singing group Sister Sledge ("We are Family" and "He's the Greatest Dancer")? She has a new song that's No. 1 on the Billboard dance-club breakout chart. It's called "Keep it Movin' " and she performed it with the Aristofreeks . It's an electronic dance-track song that makes you bop in your seat. "I wrote the song from a lot of the things I was going through in life," she told me earlier this week. "This song is very special because it's very personal.
July 31, 2013 |
During the red-hot real estate boom of a few years back, flipping was big sport in many parts of the country but not particularly popular in the Philadelphia region. Times change, bubbles burst, and the game of buying and selling adjusts accordingly. These days, with the market improving and prices at pre-boom levels or less, flipping single-family homes is becoming more common in those city neighborhoods and area towns where investors see the opportunity to make quick money. Hip, desirable neighborhoods such as Northern Liberties, Fishtown, and Passyunk Square have become targets for flipping.
September 15, 2014 |
What's in a name? For developer Chad Ludeman, quite a lot. His projects include Awesometown in Fishtown, Duplexcellence in South Kensington, and Folsom Powerhouse in Francisville. And now, Pop! - two cork-clad and -insulated houses that feature purifying air-filtration systems and green roofs. Postgreen Homes, founded by Ludeman and run by him, wife Courtney, and partner Nic Darling, is anything but an ordinary development company. And quite a few buyers, it turns out, are sold on those distinctive names.
June 21, 2013 |
TRAVEL THE WORLD, and it's hard not to trip over the many monuments and museums commemorating war and strife. But John Connors wants to know: Where are the tributes to famous friendships? Connors is leading the charge to create a museum near Penn Treaty Park in Fishtown to honor the peace treaty William Penn made with Native Americans there in 1682. Although artists, politicians and preservationists have celebrated the historic pact made under a towering elm tree, it remains one of the most pivotal American moments that lacks a dedicated museum, Connors said.
March 1, 2014 |
Stand at the corner of Ninth and Berks Streets in North Philadelphia and you can practically feel the tidal wave of gentrification bearing down from both directions. One block west, the twin concrete towers of Temple University's Anderson Hall loom up like a medieval gate. Walk a few blocks east and you're enveloped in the hipster precincts of Fishtown. But the parts in between have been forsaken for so long that it's hard to recall what this rowhouse neighborhood was like in its prime.
August 17, 1988 |
AT GIRARD AND BERKS, Vickie Williams and son Mike, 3, stop to chat with a neighbor, Angelo Vassios, while their transportation takes five. Williams, who boards her gray Arabian, TC, in a nearby stable, occasionally rides it in her Philadelphia neighborhood. Vassios is the owner of the Girard Restaurant at Girard Avenue and Berks Street in Fishtown.
July 24, 2014 |
The sunburned cheeks/oily face combo you've been sporting for the last few weeks was the first sign. Then that frizzy mane of bleached blond hair or those poufy, two-strand twists ruined vacation selfies. Finally, you experienced a total mascara meltdown. The diagnosis: midsummer beauty blues. No worries. We can help you cool down and stay pretty with these keep-it-flawless-and-fresh tips that boast the latest in primers - as in, made from Greek yogurt - Vitamin C-infused eye creams, aromatherapy facial mists, and SPF-tinted moisturizers.
June 7, 2013
To call Pizzeria Beddia hot is an understatement. This tiny Fishtown corner takeout is as inconvenient as possible - open only Wednesday through Saturday, with a limited cash-only menu and no phone. But I'd endure the hour-plus wait again because Joe Beddia puts so much love into every crispy New York-style round. From the locally sourced ingredients to his meticulously fermented dough, he practically sends each one into the oven with a goodbye kiss. But things get genuinely hot with the Arrabiata, an "angry" pizza whose thick Jersey tomato sauce is spiked with so many chiles, both pickled serranos and thinly shaved fresh Thai peppers, that it's bound to become Philly's new object of spicy desire.