July 25, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Trump dwells on fears, not fixes Donald Trump's unconventional acceptance speech sounded more like an address tailored for a boisterous professional-wrestling crowd - an invocation to the gods of fear ("Trump: 'Safety will be restored,' " Friday). In trying to capitalize on voters' psychoses, which have propelled his unprecedented success, Trump - with zero experience in public office - left no room to assure Republicans and Americans that his strategy of isolationism, authoritarianism, and self-righteousness - reinforced by bigotry and divisiveness - is a winning potion.
August 27, 2015 |
ALFREDA Johnson packed a lot of heartbreak into three years. Her mother died in 1999, followed a year later by her aunt. Then, she buried her father in March 2001. Through it all, Janet Powell Dailey was a source of comfort. "She was hands-on during the grieving process, and she checked up on me afterward," Johnson said last night. "I was more than satisfied with that funeral home. " Johnson didn't pick Powell Mortuary Services, on 27th Street near Cumberland in North Philly; her parents did. They made her promise to use Dailey's business, a neighborhood standby trusted for generations.
December 28, 2014 |
More than 50 people - including religious leaders, political officials, and community members - gathered in Yardley on Friday afternoon to denounce an anti-Semitic slur apparently spray-painted onto a family's garage door this week. Organized by State Rep. Steve Santarsiero (D., Bucks), the event featured speeches from him and Lower Makefield Township Supervisor Jeff Benedetto as well as two rabbis, a nun, a Presbyterian pastor, a representative from a local Islamic group, and other community members.
September 18, 2014 |
More than a hundred small dents cover the garage door that Jane Donio-Enscoe uses to practice her field hockey shots. The door might have taken a beating over the years, but it's the field hockey career-goals record at Hammonton High that has taken its fair share of shots from Donio-Enscoe - and her family. During a Tri-County Royal matchup against Williamstown last Wednesday, the senior forward scored no ordinary hat trick for the Blue Devils. Her third goal of the game was the 72d of her high school career, breaking the Hammonton record, which her mother, Ann Donio, once held with 55 goals in 1977.
February 2, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA A quiet neighborhood in Mount Airy was shaken up Thursday by racist, anti-Semitic, and sexually graphic graffiti on garage doors and a church. In purple paint, the perpetrators drew swastikas and penises, and wrote derogatory terms for African Americans, along with the names of gangs, on three houses on the 600 block of East Durham Street and at Germantown Christian Assembly on Mount Pleasant Avenue. Graffiti was also found on the 400 block of East Durham, although the messages were not as offensive.
January 31, 2014 |
IN DIVERSE East Mount Airy, one or more vandals with a can of purple spray paint offended just about every race and religion recently, stretching the limits of lewdness with a dozen or so curses and crude but unmistakable shapes. "There are great big penises all over the place," said Kathy Lopez, a longtime resident of East Durham Street. "It's really disturbing. " Lopez and two other residents of the street had spray paint all over their garage doors in a rear alley. The vandalism included swastikas and derogatory terms toward blacks, referenced gangs such as the Bloods and MS-13, and featured at least one sentence that would offend members of the military and English teachers.
December 13, 2013 |
ABOUT 50 immigrant-rights advocates protested outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office just north of Center City yesterday afternoon, blocking two garage doors. The rally, led by the Latino immigrant-justice organization Juntos and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, aimed to stop vehicles with immigrant detainees from leaving the building. Miguel Andrade, 22, kneeling on a canvas painted with the Spanish words for "Not One More Deportation," clasped hands with his mother on one side and a friend on the other.
May 31, 2013 |
FEDERAL AUTHORITIES yesterday filed suit against a food distributor in North Philadelphia's Fairhill section, saying the firm failed to improve improper conditions after four Food and Drug Administration inspections dating to 2011. The suit alleges that FDA inspectors who visited New Rich City Trading Corp., on American Street near Huntingdon, discovered "the widespread presence of animals such as rodents, birds, cats, and dogs, as well as the animals' feces and urine, throughout the facility, including on and around articles of food.
April 4, 2013 |
While I'm away, readers give the advice. On getting through to your teenager without harping: One thing my father did all throughout my teen years was take a walk with me after dinner. He said he needed to get some more exercise and was more likely to get it if he had company. I enjoyed having 45 minutes of his time every night. I knew I would have a chance to talk to my dad every evening. More to the point, I knew that time was important to him. I was important to him. On all those evil mothers-in-law: Admittedly, I was not close to my husband's (weird and difficult)
December 12, 2012 |
Their South Philadelphia warehouse was still smoldering from a four-alarm fire earlier in the day, but members of the Fralinger String Band declared Monday night that they would not miss the Mummers Parade. "Fralinger will never back down from a challenge," said Thomas D'Amore, 24, the captain. The band had been renting first-floor space at Second and Wharton Streets to make props and costumes, D'Amore said. "Unfortunately, this is the first year we've rented this spot," said D'Amore, drinking a Pepsi outside the Shamrock Pub down Two Street.