May 14, 2015 |
Tyrique Glasgow stood on the corner of Taney and Tasker Streets, a few squares of South Philadelphia pavement outside the May Flower Chinese restaurant - a 15-foot stretch of concrete and asphalt that was once his world. A world he had been willing to die for. A world he had been willing to kill for. A world he had gone to war for. From that vantage point, Glasgow scanned the surrounding corners of Grays Ferry and counted off six others like the one where he stood: Six corners in a space not quite the size of a football field, ruled by crews of young men who see little for themselves but the lure of easy money and the threat of early death.
May 8, 2015 |
IT'S GOING TO be a whole new financial world for college and high school graduates. Many of them will confront a number of money issues for the first time in their lives. So I'd like to offer some advice that you can use to help your graduate navigate this new fiscal terrain. Let's start with college grads. Here are three of my top tips: * Commiserate with them about the overwhelming amount of information they'll get about planning for retirement. College graduates entering the workforce will be bombarded with financial information.
May 8, 2015 |
On a Thursday evening last May, I walked into Greensgrow Farm in Port Richmond with a mix of excitement and trepidation: I was about to collect my first installment from the community-supported agriculture (CSA) program, a weekly, farmer's-choice assortment of whatever fruits and vegetables are ready to pick. But as I unpacked my bags of produce at home, my confidence waned. Here were heaps of vegetables I had never considered purchasing at the supermarket - and others I'd never even seen there.
April 28, 2015 |
Camden School District officials have released information cards for each of the district's schools that are aimed at helping parents compare schools. The guides were developed using academic and demographic data and include information on teacher attendance rates, special education, and feedback from surveys given to parents last year, said Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard, who presented the cards last week. "For the first time ever, parents will have a single source for all information about public education options in Camden," he said in a statement.
April 24, 2015 |
They call it the Penn Relays Carnival, and a carnival it is. Friends and former rivals reunite once again. The carnival village outside Franklin Field is teeming with activity. The food vendors are busy. Walk around and you may run into someone you haven't seen in ages. But the real activity takes place inside Franklin Field. There will be nearly 36 hours of competition over three days featuring 312 events for runners from grade school age to 98-year-old Champ Goldy, running in Saturday's 100 meters for youngsters 75 and older.
April 5, 2015 |
Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. - 3 John 1:2 Pastor Douglas Yancy left his physician's office pondering his advice. Yancy weighed 330 pounds, was diabetic, had high cholesterol, suffered from sleep apnea, and had recently had an attack of angina. The doctor's recommendation: bariatric surgery. When Yancy returned that day to his master's program classes at Palmer Theological Seminary, he mentioned it to his professor of Christian education.
March 21, 2015 |
Matilda DeFlaviis Fumo could often be seen in the Independence Hall neighborhood, turned out as a well-dressed 18th century lady. In springtime and autumn, from the mid-1980s into 2009, Mrs. Fumo was a costumed guide for Centipede Tours. A very patient guide. The last tour that Mrs. Fumo worked alongside Centipede guide Sally A. Downey was especially memorable. Though the tour groups often consisted of local schoolchildren, this one was peopled by adults from out of state.
March 19, 2015 |
E GYPT SHERROD , host of HGTV's "Property Virgins" and a native of Philadelphia, was in Cherry Hill last week to sign copies of her new book, Keep Calm . . . It's Just Real Estate: Your No-Stress Guide to Buying a Home . Sherrod, originally from West Oak Lane, is famous for being known as "America's most beloved real-estate agent," appearing on TV and radio. She's hosted "Property Virgins" since 2012. Co-authored by real-estate expert Amber Noble Garland , who also was born and raised in Philly, the book offers a guide to navigating the sometimes complicated process of buying a home - from saving for a down payment to signing on the dotted line at the closing table.
February 25, 2015 |
Aleighsa Welch had a season-high 19 points and 14 rebounds, Tiffany Mitchell hit two foul shots with 17 seconds remaining, and No. 2 South Carolina outlasted No. 6 Tennessee, 71-66, in Columbia, S.C., Monday night. Big Five honors. The Big Five named St. Joseph's senior guard Natasha Cloud as the women's player of the week. In a blowout of George Mason, she finished with 17 points, nine assists and six rebounds. On senior day against Richmond, she scored 17 points and hit the game-winning shot.
February 12, 2015 |
MEN KNOW there's some kind of lady craze surrounding "Fifty Shades of Grey," but many may not know what's driving it. You see your wife or girlfriend reading the E.L. James book, but you know from your painful experience of having a go at Eat Pray Love that what happens on your wife's nightstand stays on your wife's nightstand. Taking one for the team is Daily News movie critic Gary Thompson , who read his complimentary copy of Fifty Shades so that he could more fairly review the film before it hits screens Friday.