May 1, 2013 |
PIECE BY PIECE, the six towering marble columns that for years had graced the Old York Road entrance to Albert Einstein Medical Center have carefully been reinstalled at the Logan campus. The Greek columns, each 24 feet tall and 3 feet wide, are known as the Strickland Columns. They had been part of the now-demolished Second United States Mint, built in 1829 on Chestnut Street near Juniper, which was designed by the architect William Strickland. The mint was sold in 1902, but the Ionic-style columns were donated to Einstein in 1904.
July 5, 2012 |
BUZZ: It's summertime again, so everybody's drinking gin-and-tonics. Ugh. Why anybody would drink something that smells like Pine-Sol is beyond me. Makes me queasy just thinking about it. Marnie: Believe it or not, Buzz, modern gin traces its roots to a 17th-century Dutch remedy for upset stomachs, among other ailments. Alcoholic tinctures of botanical ingredients were common medicines. Juniper berries were thought to help kidney problems, gallstones and the gout, too. Buzz: So how come people still drink it?
January 13, 2012
ZOE BY BILLBOARD 1. La Corona, Reed Street & Passyunk Avenue. January-February: Antoinette Conti; March-April: Fernando Trevino. 2. I Love You, 25th Street & Washington Avenue. 3. Woman Kissing Baby, 33rd Street & Grays Ferry Avenue. 4. Three Mile Island, 34th Street & Grays Ferry Avenue. 5. Nila Holding Shirt, 34th Street & Grays Ferry Avenue. 6. Together We Make Dreams Come True, 49th Street & Paschall Avenue. 7. Submerged Car in Swamp, 47th Street & Grays Ferry Avenue.
July 30, 2011
A mob of teenagers injured at least two people and robbed others during a brief rampage Friday night in Center City, police said. At least five teens were arrested. About 9:15 p.m., police started receiving 911 calls of a group of 20 to 40 teens assaulting people. At Juniper and Walnut Streets, police found a man bleeding profusely from the head. He was being treated at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. A street robbery was reported at 16th and Spruce Streets, police said.
October 7, 2010
Wednesday, Oct. 13 Healthy survivorship , a program on the benefits of a healthy diet for cancer patients. Free. 6-7 p.m. at the Wellness Community of Philadelphia, the Suzanne Morgan Center at Ridgeland, 4100 Chamounix Drive, Fairmount Park, www.twcp.org . Reservations required no later than Oct. 11; 215-879-7733. Beer and cheese pairing and tasting , with craft and specialty beer expert Adrienne Yanak, whose offerings will include autumn pale ale, gold lager, pilsner, extra special gold lager, and more; and Hunter Fike, who will present cheeses from DiBruno Bros.
August 19, 2008 |
William A. Bushnell, 67, of Medford, a devoted father who supported 10 children by designing boiler systems and selling real estate, died of kidney cancer Friday at Samaritan Inpatient Hospice Center in Mount Holly. Born in 1940 in Brier Hill, a hamlet south of Morristown, N.Y., Mr. Bushnell worked with his father in the family hardware store. "He learned about tools and what do with them at an early age," said daughter Regina Donohue. After graduating from high school, Mr. Bushnell earned an associate's degree in mechanical engineering in 1960 from the State University of New York at Canton Agricultural and Technical College.
September 21, 2005 |
Alarmed by American policy in Iraq and other Muslim countries, a Philadelphia banker hopes to organize Americans around what he calls "a thoughtful response" to terrorism. "We have low growth, rising interest rates, oil has touched $70 a barrel, the federal deficit has reached historical highs, and we're gonna spend $1.3 trillion" on a war in Iraq that is creating "new generations of terrorists," says Richard W. Vague, chairman of Juniper Financial Corp. and former head of the nation's largest credit card operation.
June 17, 2005 |
When it comes to cartoons, inspiration is everything, as two new animated series prove. An imaginative concept can overcome a variety of flaws, but a derivative conceit is doomed right from the drawing board. The title character of the Disney Channel's fanciful The Buzz on Maggie, which debuts tonight at 8, reminds me of Gwen Stefani. Sure, she's got antennae and four arms, but you kind of expect that from a housefly. The point is she's feisty and fashionable. Maggie and the rest of the Pesky family live in Stickyfeet, a bug burg nestled in the city dump.
March 31, 2002 |
During 1999-2000, the height of the tech boom, venture capitalists plowed a staggering $157 billion into nearly 10,000 companies nationwide, many of them Internet-related start-ups. According to data from firms that track such investments - PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.C., Venture Economics, and the National Venture Capital Association - that was 60 percent of the total venture capital invested in the last two decades. As investors quickly learned, enormous financial backing was no guarantee of success.
November 9, 2000 |
It's a political drama that will remain as fresh on the minds of Philadelphians as their memories of when Watergate or the city's Abscam scandal broke. "When I went to bed, Gore had it. " said Marc Brown, a 42-year-old Lansdale banker who voted for Bush. "When I woke up at 3, Bush had it," he said. "I'm optimistic that Bush will end up getting the results in his favor. He seems to have a slight margin. " And guess who he and the rest of America blame for that sleeplessness?