August 24, 2015 |
Steve Patterson's parents owned a small hotel and restaurant in the West Midlands of Worcestershire, England, when he was growing up, so the fact that his three-year-old business provides places to stay in Philadelphia makes perfect sense. Except that Patterson's Ur Home in Philly (UrHip) places people in need of shorter-term accommodations in one of its 48 homes in the city, Conshohocken and the Valley Forge area rather than in hotel rooms. "Hotel rooms can get claustrophobic after a time," said Patterson, noting that the apartment homes in his growing UrHip portfolio are a good deal larger.
June 19, 2015 |
There's part time - and then there's the shift that Olivia Smith-Bey, 20, said she worked Wednesday at McDonald's. A stunning 56 minutes. "I got there at 2 p.m. and clocked in," she said. "Not even an hour. " There wasn't enough business, she said, so she was sent home, after spending $2.25 each way to get from her house in West Philadelphia to the restaurant in North Philadelphia. "I was upset," she said. Smith-Bey could be Exhibit A in a study of part-time workers that is to be released Thursday by Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, in New Brunswick.
June 11, 2015 |
EXISTENTIAL questions may not be the reason you've come to the People Paper's Hollywood gossip page, but here you are, and here Temporary Tattle is, and, over there, that's where Caitlyn Jenner is, and she's not going anywhere soon. Except, that is, if you count somewhere like court. Jessica Steindorff , who was injured driving a Toyota Prius in the Feb. 7 Pacific Coast Highway pile-up that Jenner also was involved in, sued the reality-TV star for lost wages and more than $25,000 in damages.
April 10, 2015 |
THE NFL announced yesterday it had hired its first-ever full-time female official. It took nearly 95 years for the league - founded in August of 1920 - to change its stripes. So it's about time. "If you look at Sarah's background and her journey to get here, this is not something that happened overnight," Dean Blandino, the NFL's officiating director, said on a national conference call with the media to discuss the hiring of Sarah Thomas. "She's been on our radar screen for 8 to 9 years and a part of our development program for 2. " Thomas' history-making achievement comes with an asterisk as Shannon Eastin, who worked regular-season NFL games in 2012, was technically the first female official.
November 23, 2014 |
Albie Crosby sat in his office last week, roughly four hours before the start of Imhotep Charter's football practice. His overnight, full-time job at a golf course ended at 7 a.m. An hour later, as usual on weekdays, Crosby was at the West Oak Lane charter school. Unlike on most Public League teams, Imhotep's coach does not work at the school. Crosby is a $3,000-a-year, part-time employee. "I don't do anything here. But I know every one of those kids can walk by, see the light on, and know that Coach Albie is here," Crosby said.
August 16, 2014 |
Philadelphia heavyweight boxer Bryant Jennings returned to work at Center City's Federal Reserve Bank week after his last fight. He had not been there since March as he was preparing for his split-decision win last month that secured him a shot at the World Boxing Council title. And the win allowed him the chance to give his employer his two-week notice. Friday is the heavyweight's last day at work. For the first time in his career he will be a full-time boxer. He said he could have just quit, but wanted to give his notice as a way of thanking the bank for being flexible around his boxing career.
July 2, 2014 |
EVERYONE SAYS the same thing: The best thing an ex-con can do is get a job. Even after spending nearly two decades behind bars, Colwin Williams - the ex-con I've written about since his release in 2012 - said he wouldn't truly feel free without one. A full-time one. Well, Independence Day came early this year for Williams. "It's official," he texted. "I got the full-time outreach worker position!" Williams, who had previously worked part time as a violence mediator with Philadelphia CeaseFire-Cure Violence, will now work full time for the anti-violence program.
February 25, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA -- Michael DiBenedetto was too busy getting an education to enjoy college the first time around. The retired Medford special-education teacher was working full time. He attended classes full time, and commuted to Rowan University in Glassboro while living at home. But decades after earning the sheepskins, the 61-year-old DiBenedetto got a chance to go back to school for one day without the pressure of keeping up the GPA. On Sunday, he and about 1,200 other students packed two conference rooms at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown for One Day University, a traveling adult education program that offers attendees the opportunity to explore subjects for fun. During the day, a faculty of professors from the nation's most prestigious universities delivered 50-minute lectures on their areas of expertise.
December 6, 2013 |
JAMES CASEY played 12 offensive snaps last Sunday, 25 more on special teams, where he has become a key cog. Casey prepares, though, as if he's going to take every snap, every week. Casey, 29, takes pride in being the first Eagle at NovaCare every morning. He got into that habit in Houston, where he played his first four seasons, before signing with the Eagles as a free-agent tight end last spring. "In Houston, I would get to the stadium at 4:45 [a.m.], 5 o'clock, most days," Casey said.
June 7, 2013 |
I pulled into the muddy lot between the train tracks and the old sandwich shack, and John Bucci Jr. was waiting. It was after hours at John's Roast Pork in South Philadelphia, but his clean white apron was pulled taut around his waist. And as the garlicky smell of roasting picnic hams rubbed in rosemary wafted from the luncheonette to greet me, Bucci pumped his fists skyward and broke into a victory dance. "You're back!" he said. But the shocker here was that John Bucci Jr. was back - and glowing healthy against tall odds.