November 23, 2011 |
Trudy Rubin: Only one group stands to gain. A2 .
March 7, 2012
See and hear from Ron Paden of Willingboro after the Group 2 victory.
June 5, 2014 |
It may not surprise many people in Philadelphia-area politics that Zack Stalberg is leaving the helm of the Committee of Seventy to live out a Western fantasy. The 67-year-old former newspaper editor who took over the nonprofit watchdog group in 2005 has been a kind of ethics sheriff ever since. Stalberg announced Tuesday that he would step down as chief executive of the Committee of Seventy later this month. It is his second retirement and likely not his last. He and his wife are moving to New Mexico, where Stalberg hopes to ride horses and land a non-government-related job. "I want to do something that's different, that gets me outdoors," the former editor of the Philadelphia Daily News said Thursday.
November 16, 2011
What's the future for the Occupy Wall Street movement and their local offshoot, the Occupy Philly group?
February 18, 2013 |
In the pat phrase reserved for the occasion, President Obama said last week that "the state of our union is stronger. " The State of the Walmart Moms, however, is stressed, chaotic, and uncertain. They don't expect much. Ten women in the subset of swing voters expressed profound cynicism about government in a Bala Cynwyd focus group last week, doubting the nation's leaders understand their lives or want to work together to help people such as them. "They don't understand what it is to live in a neighborhood that you don't feel comfortable going out in at night, or to be fighting for a job that you have a degree in and you can't get hired for," said Christie, 30, a clerk-typist and mother of a 2-year-old.
September 15, 1998 |
Michael C. Dengler, 30, a three-letter athlete who helped lead Florence Township Memorial High School to state titles in baseball and basketball in 1986, died Friday of injuries he suffered in an automobile accident on Route 130 in Burlington Township. Mr. Dengler had been a collector with East Coast Credit Co., in Hamilton, for the last three years. He was born in Riverside. He was a longtime resident of Florence Township, where many remembered him as a fierce competitor in athletics dating to his days in Little League, said Joseph Frappolli, the coach and assistant principal at the high school.
October 5, 2014
A story in some editions Friday about a debate in Moorestown among congressional candidates misstated the role of the League of Women Voters. The group sponsored the event.
July 15, 2013
If you're lucky enough to live into your 90s, how well will your brain hold up? You may have an edge over people who got there ahead of you, a new study hints. Researchers found that on tests of mental abilities, a group of 95-year-old Danes scored better than a group born 10 years earlier who were tested at about the same age. In a standard simple test, for example, 23 percent of them scored in the highest category, compared with 13 percent of the earlier-born group. Out of the 30 questions and tasks, members of the later-born group averaged two more correct responses than the earlier-born group did. The results were released Wednesday by the journal Lancet.
June 3, 2012 |
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. - When Megan Kirschling soared over the high-jump bar at 5 feet, 101/2 inches, she didn't just break her own personal record. She also made state history. The mark broke the Group 2 record first set in 1998, and put the West Deptford junior in a tie for second on the all-time state list. The jump also matched a nearly 30-year-old record for the all-group meets. "There are always those butterflies," Kirschling said. "Once I hit the first jump, then it's just take a deep breath and see how high I can go. " After the successful record-setting attempt, Kirschling couldn't clear the bar on three attempts at 6 feet.