August 15, 2016
THE PHILLY-BORN PiperWai brand doesn't look like drugstore deodorants and antiperspirants. Packaged in a teal-wrapped glass jar, the soft grey solid seems - and smells - more like a fancy candle than a morning hygiene standby that absorbs sweat and eliminates odor. But, judging from the product's 800-jars-a-day sales, that's what it does. Two West Mount Airy besties created PiperWai, named after a family dog and a tribe in Guyana, as an alternative to aluminum- and paraben-laden big-name brands.
August 8, 2016
FOR PHILLIES third base coach Juan Samuel, there is one way for big-leaguers to do things: the right way. There's a right way to run bases, a right way to anticipate a flyball in the outfield, a right way to focus when you play infield. It has always been this way for Samuel, ever since the Phillies in 1980 signed the 19-year-old five-tool talent, discovered playing softball in the Dominican Republic. Samuel broke into the majors just in time to help the 1983 Phillies reach the World Series and played 16 years in the majors.
August 1, 2016
LIKE SO MANY Philadelphians, Craig Stroman used to walk past homeless people without opening his wallet or his heart to them. That all changed in February 2010, when a young girl emerging from a tent pitched near a Vine Street Expressway off-ramp - in a snowstorm - moved him to act. "I did a lot of praying after I saw that girl," he says. "I was feeling a lot of guilt about the way I acted before. Then, one day it just came to me that I could take food out to feed people. " With his best friend, his sister, and two of his sister's friends, Stroman went to LOVE Park with sandwiches one day that April, and We Feed the Homeless Philly was born.
July 25, 2016
NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker will be on familiar turf as Hillary Clinton's campaign arrives here in Welker's hometown for the Democratic National Convention. Thrilled as she is that family and friends will be nearby, "I don't even know if I'll have time to see them," said Welker, who's nevertheless hoping to sneak in time with her fiance, John Hughes, a marketing director for Merck & Co. Inc. who works in the area, and her parents, Harvey and real estate agent Julie Welker, who live in Fairmount.
July 21, 2016 |
HARRISBURG - Just three weeks before Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's criminal trial is scheduled to begin, her top aides interviewed the son of a key witness against her for a job in her office, raising questions of conflict and concerns about inappropriate influence. Matthew Peifer was interviewed in the Norristown office of the Attorney General's Office on Monday morning by Kane's chief of staff, Jonathan Duecker, and another agent, according to two people familiar with the meeting.
July 13, 2016 |
Lee Mazin never thought she'd be on a reality show, but on Tuesday night, she's going prime time. The South Philadelphia native (and 2015 Daily News Sexy Single) will join the cast of Oxygen's Sisterhood of Hip Hop , a show that follows five women making their mark on the male-dominant rap game. Each of the women has her own distinct musical style, but they work together to get past personal and professional obstacles. The ladies also receive guidance from renowned mentors like MC Lyte, Irv Gotti, and Trina.
July 4, 2016 |
When her husband died, life began all over again for Birtan Aka Collier. A former banker and mayoral adviser, she had been married 30 years to Ralph Collier, a sophisticated voice in local radio who interviewed celebrities and newsworthy figures. He worked for seven decades in radio, wrote a weekly travel column for the Main Line Times , and hosted a travel program for listeners until he died in 2013. That's when she stepped up to the microphone: She took over her husband's interviews and began recording the shows.
June 26, 2016 |
Earlier this month, a major new study brought hopeful news about type 2 diabetes. Nationwide, nearly 30 million people have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. The vast majority of them have type 2 diabetes, a chronic condition in which blood glucose - sugar - builds up because the body doesn't properly use the regulatory hormone insulin. Once known as "adult-onset" diabetes, the diagnosis is rising swiftly and now affects all ages. It is related to lifestyle - poor diet and lack of exercise.
June 22, 2016 |
Police on Monday disputed a Feasterville man's claim that he told officers a year ago about disturbing activity at his neighbor's house, where authorities say 51-year-old Lee Kaplan was living with 12 girls, including two children he fathered with a Lancaster County teen "gifted" to him by her parents. Investigators interviewed the girls Monday, but declined to discuss the conversations. They did, however, push back after a slow drip of suggestions from neighbors that their suspicions or warnings went unheeded until Kaplan's arrest last week.
June 16, 2016 |
The case of a Haddon Township father charged with killing his 3-year-old son is headed to trial, a judge said Tuesday after a hearing in which prosecutors played video of David "D.J. " Creato Jr.'s initial interview with detectives, which showed him weeping as they told him his son, Brendan, was dead. "Oh, God, no, no, no!" Creato, 22, yelled inside the small, windowless questioning room of Haddon Township's police building that morning, Oct. 13, several hours after Creato had called 911 to report his son missing.