September 4, 2016 |
THIS SUMMER, when the world's eyes were on Philadelphia because of the Democratic National Convention, the Huffington Post went to North Philadelphia to visit the Strawberry Mansion Learning Center. The Huffington Post wanted to film a story on gun violence and had sought out a CeaseFire PA fellow, who suggested reporters go to the Learning Center. "I was excited," said Kevin Upshur, 57, the center's founder. "You have people who call you and want to tell your story - and really tell it in a way that can help you to help others.
August 26, 2016
Comcast Corp. has added 150,000 families to its discounted Internet Essentials program since December, the company said on Wednesday. The Philadelphia company has now enrolled a total of 750,000 families into the program since it was launched in late 2011. Once restricted to low-income families with children, Comcast has expanded Internet Essentials to anyone living in federally subsidized public housing in Comcast cable-TV markets. The program can be reached at www.internetessentials.com or 1-855-846-8376 - Bob Fernandez
August 17, 2016 |
Gabby Douglas isn't the only person being unfairly insulted on social media. In fact, if you're on social media, on some feed somewhere - you, too, are probably being insulted. Filmmaker Kevin Smith ( Clerks , Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back ) knows a thing or two about people trolling him and his work, and when he noticed his 17-year-old daughter Harley Quinn Smith (a star of Smith's new movie, Yoga Hosers ) being trolled on Instagram, he struck back.
August 7, 2016
A 24-year-old Philadelphia man was sentenced Friday to 4 1/2 years in federal prison on fraud and theft charges. Aaron Dashawn Caple pleaded guilty in April before U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno to charges of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. He admitted using social media - specifically Twitter and Facebook - to solicit people to provide him with their bank ATM cards and PIN numbers so he could deposit bad checks into their accounts and withdraw the funds before the banks and other financial institutions realized the checks were bad, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia said in a statement.
July 27, 2016 |
Internet-marketing firm Sidecar will lease 15,550 square feet at the One South Broad office building to accommodate an expansion, SSH Real Estate said in a release on Monday. Sidecar is consolidating from a 3,500-square-foot space at 114 S. 13th St. and a 2,400-square-foot temporary office at 123 S. Broad St., according to SSH, which represented the company in the lease. Clients of Sidecar, which uses predictive technologies to help retailers optimize results on search engines and shopping sites, include Under Armour, Century 21 and Newegg.com, according to its website.
July 18, 2016 |
Drive down Back Neck Road in Cumberland County, past the lettuce, pepper, and cucumber fields, and arrive at the bright-red door of the family doctors Lori C. Talbot and Christopher T. Ballas, who offer medical services, about 10,000 visits a year, to local families and migrant farmworkers. Serviceable and convenient, this cradle-to-grave practice in Fairfield Township, outside Bridgeton, has cared for people in this location for more than 40 years. But now it faces an existential threat that few saw coming a few years ago: slow internet, and sometimes no internet, over aging copper phone lines.
June 24, 2016
DEAR ABBY: My 21-year-old son, "Evan," recently moved out to be with his girlfriend. They live in a small apartment and cannot afford a lot beyond the basics, including internet. They spend every moment at my house when they are not working. They use our internet connection, eat our food and drink our beverages. I know this may sound terrible, but I want my freedom! I don't feel I should be obligated to give them free food and internet every day, considering that they show up with new phones and new speakers in their cars.
June 16, 2016 |
Handing President Obama a big victory, a federal appeals court Tuesday upheld "net neutrality" regulations that forbid high-speed internet providers from closing off parts of the Web to consumers or slowing internet speeds to degrade Web services. The rules also expand the Federal Communications Commission's powers to oversee the rapidly growing communications platform as it would a utility. Obama pledged support for the protections when he ran for president in 2008, and he supported the FCC from the White House.
June 10, 2016 |
Genevieve Mina hopes to be in Philadelphia next month as one of Alaska's youngest delegates to the Democratic National Convention - that is, if the 20-year-old can raise the money to get here. Mina, who is president of the College Democrats at the University of Alaska, set up an online fund-raising page to solicit donations to help cover costs of flights and lodging for convention week - all told, about $4,000. "It'd be tough to pay out of my own pocket," Mina said from Anchorage.